Africa expansion for UMG/Boomplay and for Freeme Digital
From DSP launches to label expansions to [waves enormous plug] new education initiatives for the industry, there is plenty of exciting activity happening around Africa’s music ecosystem. There are two more examples...
March 17, 2021
African music accounts for 70% of streams on Boomplay service
Streaming service Boomplay’s MD East Africa Martha Huro was one of the speakers at the NY:LON Connect conference yesterday, in an MQA-hosted session on opportunities for regional DSPs. She offered insight into trends on...
January 26, 2021
Music Ally Report :: Q2 2020 Edition
Our main feature explores the evolution of live music, as we look towards a time when concerts are able to resume safely. What have we learned from the livestreaming boom during the Covid-19 lockdown, and what are the prospects...
July 20, 2020
African streaming service Boomplay now has 75m users
As one of the main pan-African music streaming services, Boomplay has grown rapidly in the past couple of years. In July 2018 it had 17 million monthly users, but grew this to 53 million by August 2019, and then 62 million...
June 3, 2020
Music Ally Report 426: Trends of 2019
This year we’ve picked 42 (also the answer to life, the universe and everything as fans of Douglas Adams will know) of the trends and moments we found most significant in 2019. What are they? *takes deep breath* industry...
January 6, 2020
Boomplay strikes Merlin deal and says it’s grown to 62m users
African streaming service Boomplay’s latest licensing deal is with indie-agency Merlin. The company already had a full set of deals with the global major-labels, as well as a catalogue of music from African labels and artists....
December 11, 2019
Sony Music is latest major label to license Boomplay in Africa
African music-streaming service Boomplay now has a full set of deals with the global major labels, with Sony Music the third and final major to strike an agreement. Sony’s catalogue of both African and international artists...
November 20, 2019
African music-streaming service Boomplay now has 53m users
Boomplay has become one of the most prominent music-streaming services to have launched in Africa, and now it has announced a new figure for its growth. It now claims to have more than 53 million users, up from 42 million...
August 30, 2019
Boomplay raises $20m in new funding
It has been a busy few weeks for Boomplay, the digital music service that is building across multiple markets in Africa. Last month, it signed a licensing deal with Warner Music Group covering a catalogue of 1m songs for...
April 8, 2019
Warner Music signs licensing deal with Boomplay in Africa
Warner Music Group has become the second major label to sign a direct licensing deal with African digital-music service Boomplay, following Universal Music’s deal in November 2018. WMG’s deal covers a catalogue of 1m...
March 15, 2019