C.E.O. of Black Avenue Muzik, D-Black has announced, via his social media pages, a music publishing deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing.
The music publishing deal will see Sony/ATV Music Publishing ensuring that the songwriters and composers under Black Avenue Muzik receive payment when their compositions are used commercially.
This will come as a huge boost to the Ghanaian music industry which has been struggling over copyright and royalty issues.
In announcing this, D-Black stated; “this is a BIG move for not just me but for the entire country & the acts and producers on Black Avenue Muzik. I want to put Ghanaian music at the forefront of the Afrobeats global wave and this is just the first step with Sony / ATV.“
D-Black also revealed that there would a few more announcements and new music coming in the next weeks.
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Officially SONY / ATV !! 🥂🥂🥂🥂 This is a BIG move for not just me but for the entire country & the acts and producers on @blackavenuemuzik. ‘I want to put Ghanaian music on the forefront of the Afrobeats global wave and this is just the first step with Sony / ATV. This isn’t just for me, I’m in the process of finalizing a label deal with them for all my artists, producers and partners and also sharing information with other acts so together we could all move forward as a unit, as a collective from Ghana, Africa. I’m excited to learn more and empower myself and my team to be a force to reckon with not only as an artist but as a music business executive and as an African label as a whole worldwide’ D-Black shared. ** A few more announcements and new music coming *** LOVE ❤️ cc @sonyatv_sa @sonyatvmusicpub
Sony/ATV Music Publishing is the world’s No. 1 music publishing company with its interests including not only a world-class roster of songs and songwriters, but an industry-leading synchronization operation and production music businesses Extreme and EMI Production Music.
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