Universal Music Group secures new partnership with Africa's Boomplay

UMG is the first major music company to license its catalogue to Boomplay, a platform that has quickly established itself as the most popular streaming service in Africa.
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Boomplay, Africa’s music streaming and download platform has secured a partnership with Universal Music Group to cover multiple markets across the continent.

UMG is the first major music company to license its catalogue to Boomplay, a platform that has quickly established itself as the most popular streaming service in Africa. Boomplay will now distribute music from UMG’s labels through its platform.

The catalogue will be available across Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia. Boomplay currently provides more than two million songs and thousands of music videos to more than 36 million users, with nearly two million new users added each month.

Eminem, Tekno, Post Malone, Nicki Minaj, Lady Zamar, Lil Wayne, Bob Marley, Lady Gaga, Maroon 5 and many more artists will now be available via the platform.

Universal Music Group, executive vice president, market development, Adam Granite, said: “We are looking forward to working with Boomplay as we provide our African artists a range of creative, marketing and promotional resources to accelerate their careers within this vibrant and growing music market.

“This agreement will help UMG artists to reach new audiences, while boosting the African streaming experience to benefit both music fans, artists and songwriters.”

Ezegozie Eze Jr, general manager, Universal Music Nigeria, added: “This partnership extends our reach and makes our artists’ music accessible to millions of African music lovers.

‘We are delighted to be the first global music company to partner with Boomplay and look forward to bringing the extraordinary creativity of our artists to as many Africans users as possible.”

Boomplay will now continue to forge partnerships to “enrich the digital ecosystem and connects music lovers with their favourite songs anytime and anywhere.”

“Boomplay is determined to continue meeting the music passion point of Africans in a legitimate way, especially Boomplay users, and teaming up with a major music company in the global music industry like Universal Music Group, offers yet another significant opportunity for us to do so,” said Boomplay’s CEO Joe He.

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