Entries by jtvdigital

Deezer starts selling editorial playlist sponsorship to brands

French music streaming service Deezer, a $1.4 billion company in July 2020, is opening its editorial playlists to brand sponsorship. This decision comes nearly four years after competitor Spotify began selling sponsorship on its own playlists in May 2016. The news also follows Deezer’s appointment of Emilie Proyart as vice president of advertising sales in […]

Musicians : How to diversify your income during the covid crisis?

  With the interdiction of live performances all around the world , the music industry is strongly impacted by the covid crisis. This represents a big loss of income for all kind of artist. To minimize this problem, we reveal 2 tips to diversify your income during this crisis. Sell samples In music, a sample […]

These African artists who were successful in 2020

  If you missed these Afro artists who made the year 2020 vibrate, discover them without further delay!   KiDi (Ghana)   iDi, who is part of a new generation of Ghanaian artists, had a defining moment when his project “Sugar” won the Album of the Year Award at the Ghana Music Awards 2020. His […]

AfroCharts : a fast-growing streaming platform

  With AfroCharts, artists can upload their content 100% free of charge, while making sure they get paid through its monetization program. African music is appreciated on the continent and beyond. However, there is no single platform that allows people who love African music to broadcast, download and share music from every African country and […]

Aya Nakamura is now big in Asia : Thank you TikTok !

The French singer Aya Nakamura continues her international expansion. Indeed, last week, more than 400,000 videos were created on  Tiktok  with the song “Copines”, taken from her previous album Nakamura. Since then, the track has entered 9th in the Spotify Top 50 in the Philippines, 11th in Singapore, 15th in Vietnam, 18th in Malaysia and […]

Snapchat’s new feature : Spotlight.

  Snapchat introduces a new feature called Spotlight to showcase its best creators and remunerate them. This new feature will also include a $1 million per day reward until 2020. Snapchat’s post announcing the new feature states that its Spotlight ranking is determined by a “proprietary formula” – an algorithm. Spotlight award winners do not […]

Cardi B, woman of the year

  Cardi B becomes the woman of the year 2020. The American magazine Billboard announced it on social networks this Thursday, November 19. In August, the rapper shook the music world with her song “WAP” in duo with Megan Thee Stallion. She will receive a trophy at the ceremony of Women in Music on Thursday, […]

Twitch launches Soundtrack, its music catalog for streamers

Twitch has finally made a decision about the rights of the music used by streamers. The platform has entered into licensing agreements not with major groups such as Universal or Warner, but with distributors and independent labels that work with independent artists worldwide. Among them Above & Beyond, Mxmtoon or RAC.   Music is important […]

Which streaming platform pays artists the most ?

Music streaming represents one of the main sources of income for artists. Who are the best paying actors? Find out! With the advent of music streaming, audiences will never have consumed so much music. However, many artists are still unable to make a living from it. The German magazine Beat recently counted the number of […]

Mdundo Raises $6 Million to Help Pay African Artists

  Created just one year ago, the Danish music streaming platform Mdundo available in Africa is raising funds thanks to its IPO.   While music streaming has exploded around the world, illegal music download sites are very popular in Africa. The impact for local artists? They miss out on significant potential revenues from music sales […]

Your music into TikTok with JTV

  Lil Nas X, Lizzo or Powfu, they all blew up with the most popular apps in the world right now TikTok.  Now with JTV you can share your music on TikTok as you would with any other digital music stores or streaming platforms. Let people create and share their short video with  your music […]

HOW TO GET VERIFIED ON YOUTUBE

  Youtube is a genuine springboard for creators and artists and its services deserve to be used 100%. Certification proves that you are a verified and recognised creator. If you would like to have your YouTube channel verified, simply request it. First, we need to understand the platform’s requirements for official artist channels. They are […]

Apple launches two new live global radio stations

Apple Music is everywhere   With its ever-increasing popularity, Apple Music has recently launched two new live worldwide radio stations, Apple Music Hits, which will play tunes from the ’80s, ’90s, and 2000s, and Apple Music Country. Both stations will accessible in 165 countries and are set to feature “exclusive original shows from the world’s […]

Def Jam Africa extends in 3 new countries

3 new markets for Def Jam Africa   A few weeks ago, Universal Music announced the launch of a French-language division in the Dej Jam Africa label. Led by former rapper Black Kent aka Franck Kacou, their new offices will be located in Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal and Cameroon. Jeff Harleston, the interim CEO of Def […]

Demi Grace signs with Universal Music and JTV Digital

Shortly after her music video “Come Closer” entered the TRACE Naija playlist and the song was published by JTV DIGITAL, Nigerian supermodel/singer/songwriter Demi Grace signed a deal with Universal Music Group in Nigeria. The song has a flirty fun vibe with lyrics that explore a woman’s right to enjoy herself without being judged or criticized. […]

Cap Verdian Singer Djodje Teams Up With Nigerian Artist Patoranking For “Be Mine”

Djodje, the rising star of Kizomba, teams up with nigerian superstar Patoranking After the success of “I.L.Y.“, “Uma Chance” and recently “Dói Demais“, Djodje releases a brand new single “Be mine”, featuring Patoranking. “Be mine”, a romantic ballad that will make your heart sing Cap-Verdian singer Djodje amazes us once again and delivers “Be mine“, a kizomba-pop song featuring reggae-dancehall nigerian star Patoranking. “Be mine” […]

Rythmz drops “Fedeti”‘s visuals, from their first EP “Addiction”

“Addiction”, Rythmz’s first EP will get you addicted ! Let’s discover Rythmz, two talented men : Dianee aka Phill Bill Beatz and Kezzy aka Kmaster Kmix. Signed to cameroonese label Empire company, both artists give us their very first EP, which delivers sweet afropop melodies. Dianee & Kezzy are talented singers and musicians and pitch their voices on afrochill productions which make us want […]

Mzvee has released ‘ I don’t know’ music video

Lynx entertainment’s Queen, MzVee, drops “I don’t know” visuals ! Ghanaian Afro-pop singer Mzvee has dropped “I don’t know” music video. Indeed, after the release of “Come and see my moda”, featuring Nigerian Diva Yemi Alade, (which has been released in French  recently), “I don’t know“ is sure to be her second musical accomplishment of 2018. Produced by Willisbeatz […]

Toby Grey shares “Konibaje” visuals featuring 9ice and Skales !

Toby Grey, a talent made in Nigeria After “Applaudissez” and “Na You“, Toby Grey, Nigerian singer and songwriter, confirms her talent with the release of “Konibaje“. Indeed, surrounded by 9ice and Skales, two major Nigerian artists, Toby Grey is known as one of the fatest rising female artist in Nigeria. Moreover, she is gaining more recognition internationally […]

Stanley Enow drops his new release “Caramel” featuring Davido !

Stanley Enow and Davido : A winning duo ! Cameroon’s acclaimed artist Stanley Enow teams up with the Nigerian superstar Davido in striking visuals for their brand new single “Caramel” ! Indeed, the colorful music video “Caramel“ is an ode made to all beautiful and strong independent women.  The song was produced by Softouch, a talented Cameroonian producer. Besides, “Caramel“ was studio directed […]

Oshri drops new single “Too Much”

  Oshri’s new single “Too Much” is now out ! After dropping “Bad Reputation“, Oshri continues to surprise with the release of his brand new single “Too Much”. Winner of the first ever TRACE Music Stars competition, the singer wants empowering women to show and trust their inner beauty, making them feel enough as they are […]

Wiyaala releases music video for « Village Sex » !

Wiyaala, “the young African lioness” After « Make Me Dance » and « Rock My Body » , Upper West songstress Wiyaala has released her latest single « Village Sex », from her forthcoming album. The singer was known for her participation in « Stars of the Future »’s show. “The young African lioness” appears in a colorful and sensual clip […]

Airtel Trace Music Star’s Winner, Tiwah Hillz, collaborates with Keri Hilson on « Beautiful »

 NEW RELEASE Airtel Trace Music Stars 2016 Winner: Tiwah Hillz, released her debut single « Beautiful ». This track features the great voice of the rnb singer, Keri Hilson. Furthermore, this collaboration is due to her triumph at Airtel Trace Music Star. This contest allowed her to gain experience and meet international music professionals with […]

DJ Battle & Tenny release brand new single “Kill’em” featuring Mr. Vegas and Walshy Fire.

DJ Battle’s 3rd single is fire ! Dj Battle has been working with Tenny, Matt Pokora’s young protégée, the jamaican dancehall legend Mr. Vegas and Walshy Fire, one of the three members of Major Lazer. This collaboration produces a colourful outcome, melting american and French-Carribean influences. The videoclip was shot in the United-States and the French-Carribean and immerse us […]

Get a verified Spotify profile easily

In case you missed the news, it is now super-easy to get your Spotify profile verified, even if you do not have 250 followers (what was one of the conditions so far) How to achieve this? Just connect to your Spotify artist profile here. No more specific forms to fill in. From there you can also […]

Candice Russell Releases New EP

Portland based pop singer-songwriter Candice Russell has just released her second project, an EP entitled IGNITE. Candice was on American Idol, Season 11 and soon after she launched her first album titled “So Much More”. The songs from that album have been played on Internet and FM radio all across the world. She is an […]

French folk singer-songwriter Cipierre releasing new song

French folk singer-songwriter Cipierre released new single “Point sur la Mer” on July 8, 2016 His new single release now available on all digital platforms and on VEVO: Major French music media “Les Inrocks” has already featured the song and lyric video: http://www.lesinrocks.com/lesinrockslab/lab-tv/cipierre/   Download “Point sur la Mer” on iTunes: http://geni.us/HMW2 Download and listen to […]

How Much Does An Independent Artist Make on a $0.99 iTunes Sale?

It varies. The general consensus is that an independent artist that owns their music and publishing will make roughly 60 to 70 cents on a 99 cent iTunes sale. The exact number depends on the agreement with the distributor, whether or not  the artist works with an independent label or publisher, shares in the songwriting credit, […]

“25 Dance Hits”, a must-have for all dance music lovers

Free Music Publishing label is releasing an EDM compilation titled “25 Dance Hits” This collector’s item is a must-have for all dance lovers. It contains official dance mixes from heavy hitters that you never heard before. Listen to bangin’ club hits from Nicki Minaj, Snoop Dogg, Timbaland, Kat DeLuna, Shifty Binzer (Crazy Town), Bobby Farrell, Coolio, […]

Wiyaala releasing new single and music video for “Sun & Moon”

Wiyaala releasing new single and music video on VEVO New music video for the song “Sun & Moon” dropping on YouTube and VEVO: Download “Sun & Moon” on iTunes: http://geni.us/3zFY © 2016 Djimba World Records Digital distribution: JTV Digital (http://jtvdigital.com) Follow Wiyaala: Website: http://www.wiyaala.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wiyaala Twitter: https://twitter.com/Wiyaala Instagram: https://instagram.com/wiyaala/  

Lady Jay releasing new music video on VEVO for “Venus”

Lady Jay just released her new music video on VEVO New music video for the song “Venus” featuring Sarkodie dropping on YouTube and VEVO: Download “Venus” on iTunes: http://geni.us/2F8w © 2016 One Nation Entertainment Digital distribution: JTV Digital (http://jtvdigital.com) Follow Lady Jay: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LADYJAYOFFIC… Twitter: https://twitter.com/LadyJayLives Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/LadyJayLives/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/LadyJayLive SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/ladyjaysings/ Follow Sarkodie: Facebook […]

SoundCloud Go arrives in France

SoundCloud Go arrives in France on May 10, 2016 This is the fourth SoundCloud Go market launch to date, bringing listeners in France an expanded catalogue of more than 125 million tracks from some of the biggest and emerging artists from around the globe, plus additional features like offline listening. Beginning today, the free SoundCloud […]

Charlotte Dipanda releasing new music video on VEVO

Charlotte Dipanda just released her new music video New music video for the song “Aléa Mba” dropping on YouTube and VEVO today: Download “Aléa Mba (Soutiens-moi)” from “Massa”, available now: http://geni.us/2orh Written by Charlotte Dipanda Produced by Guy Nsangué © 2014 Pharempire (http://www.pharempire.com) Digital distribution: JTV Digital (http://www.jtvdigital.com) Follow Charlotte Dipanda: Website: http://www.charlottedipanda.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/CharlotteDPA […]

Latest artists highlights

We’ve recently been either super lucky or particularly efficient, but we’ve secured many major highlights for our artists :) EFYA Efya‘s debut album Janesis went number 1 (#1) on iTunes Ghana immediately after the release, and has ranked in many countries since. Following this, her song “Heartbeat” was featured in a major Spotify playlist, “Novedades […]