#FMRECORDS STARBOY DROPS VISUALS TO ‘ITESIWAJU’ STREET ANTHEM
The long awaited visuals for the hit track ‘Itesiwaju’ is here!
Self described ‘Son Of Merlin‘, John NetworQ has released the video to his newest hit single, om which he features reggae hit-maker and living legend, General Pype. The duo deliver a breathtaking performance, focusing on trial, toils, and the rise to face and stardom.
The track was produced by the wonderboy Andre Vibez and the video was shot by #TheVideoHerbalist (AvalonOkpe) in Lagos, Nigeria. The video features cameos from Viktoh, MagicMike and many others. Enjoy beautiful scenery, incredible performances, captivating models and an unbelievably aesthetically seamless cinematography.
Some pronounce her name as Sia, and maybe she’s Nigeria’s next soul-singing superstar. Join Xia on this soothing journey, as she spins a melancholy tale of love and cravings.
One of her songs, ‘Sai Rijiya’ is an allusion to an Hausa folktale of suicide by jumping in a well. We guess this singer would rather die than be without her lover?
The sultry songstress launches off with the Legendary Sade Adu’s ‘No Ordinary Love’, segues into her own composition ‘Sai Rijiya’, caps it off with another of her songs ‘Circles’ and gives us yet another fix of Sade’s ‘No Ordinary Love’.
Nigerian Rap Icon and award-wining rapper ‘Terry Tha Rapman’ is back with a bang like he never left! After being in the news for several other reasons, the timeless veteran releases the visuals to his newest hit single ‘Baby Boy’ on which his features ultra-wavy kid ‘Barz’.
The track is produced by Andre Vibez (son of legendary music Victor Uwaifo) and the video is directed by Ben Aitar.
Click to watch: Baby Boy by Terry ThaRapman ft Barz
With the appreciation of African music globally, Freeme Digital is out with a collection of great Afro-Beat sounds in its new playlist called #EssentialAfrobeats. The playlist features 36 of Africa’s greatest tunes and it’s sure to get you vibing this festive period
Be among the first to pre-order this massive 36 tracker specially selected Afro Beats classics and enjoy the festive season in style. Now you can place your order HERE on iTunes.
Our music world is changing significantly in that it’s rapidly becoming built around streaming rather than sales. iTunes sales of music downloads have decreased in each of the last 3 quarters, but that doesn’t mean that people have stopped buying completely. Individual track sales are still at a billion plus per year, so significant sales activity will continue for some time even as streaming takes over our musical lives.
Since sales will be around for a bit, a good question to ask is, “What happens before someone purchases a song?” Viacom Research (the people that own MTV, VH1 and CMT) did a study that asked just that from 1200 18 to 30 year olds. Here’s what they found:
66% of people search for info about a song online
83% make sure they really like the song before they buy it
87% listen to other songs from the artist
91% listen/watch the song/video on YouTube
This shows how influential YouTube is in the current sale of music, which is a great reason to be sure that you have a video available the day your songs are available on iTunes. It doesn’t matter if the video is a plain vanilla lyric video, or even just a static picture with the music playing behind it. It’s now an integral sales tool!