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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.


Click to watch: Itesiwaju by John NetworQ x General Pype


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New cat on the block ‘mars Candy’ who is signed to Raw Records has released the official video to his hit single ‘Temi’.


The video features beautiful models and stunning cinematography. The song is a simple call for the beautiful ladies to flock around Mars Candy and give him all their loving.


Seems that the artistes is determined to prove that he is as sweet as his name implies. Oritsefemi, the musical taliban, was in full form, entertaining us with all his energy and ginger. The song was produced by Sukasounds and directing credits go to Unlimited LA for the wonderful video.


Click to watch: Temi by Mars Candy and Oritsefemi


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Nigerian superstar and hitmaker LeriQ releases his new studio album The Lost Sounds today, through Sony Music Entertainment Africa, in an exclusive deal with Aristokrat Records. The album, which is available for purchase on all digital service providers as of this morning, features heavyweight African artists such as 2face Idibia, Wizkid, Cassper Nyovest, Naeto C, Nneka, Wande Coal, Burna Boy, Phyno, Pucado, to name a few.

Singles “Comment Tu T’appelle”, “Turn Up” and “Say You Love Me” all set the bar high for what fans should expect from the album. New single “Wish List” featuring Wande Coal was recently released to radio and debuted at #3 on the iTunes chart in Nigeria immediately upon release.

GET THE ALBUM NOW! http://smarturl.it/LeriQTheLostSounds





1. “WHERE YOU DEY” ft. Illbliss, Chidimma & Ozone

2. “All I NEED” ft. Redsan & Shaydee

3. “ANSWERS” ft. 2face idibia

4. “HELL OF IT” ft. Kay Switch & Cassper Nyovest

5. “SAY YOU LOVE ME” ft. Wizkid

6. “COMMENT TU T’APPELLE” ft. Burna boy, Dammy krane, Mojeed & Ozone

7. “LET ME LOVE YOU” ft. BeZ & Mojeed

8. “XtASY” ft. Seyi shay

9. “LET YOU GO” ft. Wurld

10. “LATABA” ft. Pucado

11. “AUNTY” ft. Timaya

12. “PEACE” ft. Timikay & Ainamore

13. “EASY THING” ft. Trigga mad tonic

14. “MULTIPLY” ft. LOS & Kamar tachio

15. “TURN UP” ft. Burna boy & Phyno

16. “STAND STILL” ft. NneKa

17. “WISH LIST” ft. Wande Coal

18. “NAGODE” ft. Naeto c & Kamar Tachio

19. “SHOW ME” ft. Efya

20. “SMELL OF SUCCESS” ft. Show dem camp, Sute & Tay


The Lost Sounds’ opened at #4 on the Nigerian iTunes albums chart this morning and is featured prominently across Pan African iTunes stores


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SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT AFRICA is proud to announce they have signed an exclusive deal with Aristokrat Records to release LeriQ’s debut album!


(South Africa, 17th July 2015) Gifted 26 year old Nigerian hit maker, LeriQ is the newest artist to join the SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT AFRICA’s RCA LABEL under exclusive license from Aristokrat Records.


Born Eric Isaac Utere, Leriq started producing at the age of 13. His love for art and the undoubted creativity in his home also brought about his love for musical sounds. Currently

signed to Aristokrat Records where he has produced all the works released on the Label to date.


SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT AFRICA is proud to announce they have signed an exclusive deal with Aristokrat Records to release LeriQ’s debut album THE LOST SOUNDS!


LeriQ’s first three singles “Comment Tu T’appelle” featuring Burna Boy, Dammy Krane, Ozone & Mojeed, “Turn Up”featuring Burna Boy & Phyno and his current hit single

“Say you love me” featuring Wizkid are a sign of what to expect from The Lost Sounds album dropping this August!



The album features heavy weight African artists such as 2face Idibia, Wizkid, Cassper Nyovest, Naeto C, Nneka, Wande Coal, Burna Boy, Phyno, Pucado but to name a few.

Watch “Say You Love Me” featuring WizKid now:


About Aristokrat Records

Aristokrat Records is a record label focused primarily on contemporary African music. The Company is involved in the business of producing, recording music,

marketing music recorded by musicians, branding of artiste, and public relations.


Keep In Touch With LeriQ






Louise Pillay


Senior Label Manager, RCA Africa

O:  +2711 274 5029

C:  +2772 340 6297

E:  [email protected]



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SoundCloud, a popular music and audio-sharing service, is in discussions to raise about $150 million in new financing at a valuation that is expected to top $1.2 billion, according to two people with knowledge of the negotiations.

The Berlin company is raising significant capital as it moves to ink licensing agreements with the major record labels and compete with deep-pocketed rivals such as Spotify, which raised $250 million late last year and Beats Music, now owned by Apple.

It will also mark a significant milestone for the seven-year-old company, founded by Chief Executive Alexander Ljung, a former sound designer and CTO Eric Wahlforss. Ljung and Wahlforss created the service to be a kind of YouTube for sound, a place where established and aspiring musicians, as well as audiophiles, can upload and share clips with the SoundCloud community. The bulk of the content on the site is music, including DJ sets, and song remixes, but there is also a wide variety of audio files, such as podcasts and comedy clips.

According to the company’s data, the service attracts more than 175 million unique listeners each month, while content creators are uploading about 12 hours’ worth of audio every minute. In contrast, Spotify has more than 50 million users, with 12.5 million of them who pay about $120 a year for unlimited access to music.

Unlike standard, music-streaming services which charge listeners a monthly fee, SoundCloud has long relied on the creators for revenue, charging monthly subscription fees based on upload volume. This year, it began showing ads to listeners, and has plans to launch a subscription service for listeners beginning next year.

Despite its popularity, however, SoundCloud has struggled to lock down key agreements with the big record labels.

The major record labels – Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and Access Industries’ Warner Music Group – use the platform to promote their records and scout new talent, but they have been frustrated with SoundClouds’ latent efforts to monetize their content, which exists on the site in the form of complete songs, as well as in user-made remixes and mash-ups.

Warner Music is the only major label to have inked a licensing agreement with the service, signing up as one of SoundCloud’s “Premier Partners” this fall after SoundCloud promised to launch a paid subscription service next year. The deal allows both Warner Music and its publishing division to collect royalties for the songs they’ve opted to monetize on the site. Warner is also taking a small stake in the company.

But Universal Music and Sony Music aren’t earning money from the site and their licensing negotiations with SoundCloud haven’t progressed for months, according to people familiar with the matter.

Some executives at the major labels are dubious about SoundCloud’s business model and have logistical concerns as well, such as how to pay out their artistes when only fragments of their songs are streamed in mash-ups, these people said.

Since the introduction of ads, SoundCloud has begun sharing revenue with about 60 “Premier Partners,” including indie labels and artistes, who are selected on an invite-only basis and get special promotion rights. Most users can’t monetize their content, though and must pay fees as high as $135 per year to upload significant amounts of material.

With a large cash infusion, SoundCloud will have further leverage to iron out its business model and negotiate its deals with the record labels. Prior to this round, it raised about $60 million late last year at a $700 million evaluation. That round was led by Institutional Venture Partners and the Chernin Group and included several existing investors, such as Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, GGV Capital, Index Ventures and Union Square Ventures.

Earlier this year, twitter considered buying SoundCloud but backed out of the talks.

SoundCloud has hired Allen & Co. to manage its latest round of financing, two people with knowledge of the deal said.


Source: The Wall Street Journal.


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Music streaming has been termed the future for music globally as more music lovers keeps subscribing to different platforms offering music streaming services. The option of listening to a large catalog of music from different genres makes streaming worth the growth on these platforms and the attention it presently receives. We present you a list of worthy music streaming platforms in the world. Remember also that FreeMe Digital has direct affiliation to these platforms and can get your songs across each of them.


One of Europe’s greatest tech success stories, Sweden’s Spotify is a stalwart of the subscription music-streaming space, and is a market-leader in many respects. It’s available in many markets across multiple platforms, offers 22 million tracks and there is a free ad-supported version of the service on mobile.


Deezer is a web-based music streaming service. It allows users to listen to music content from record labels including Sony, EMI, Warner Music Group and Universal Music Group on various devices online or offline. Created in Paris, France, Deezer currently has 35 million licensed tracks in its library, over 30,000 radio channels, 16 million monthly active users and 5 million paid subscribers.


Sony launched its Music Unlimited service in the UK and Ireland way back in 2010 and it has been rolling it out gradually to more countries ever since. It offers an extensive library of music across multiple devices, including its games console.


Rdio offers a comprehensive selection of tunes to all the best music-streaming platforms such as Spotify and Deezer. While it offers no free incarnation outside the US beyond trial periods, it does have a reasonably big differentiating factor with family subscription plans that get increasingly cheaper the more people that are added. You can also register an unlimited number of devices to your account, to use in offline mode or otherwise, though you’ll only be able to play on one device at any given time unless you keep all devices ‘offline’.


Google Play Music is a music streaming service and an online music locker operated by Google. Users with standard accounts can upload and listen to up to 20,000 songs at no cost. Users can purchase individual tracks through the music store section of Google Play. In addition to offering music streaming for Internet-connected devices, the Google Play Music mobile app allows music to be stored and listened to offline.Google Play Music offers more than 22 million tracks for purchase or streaming



Xbox Music is a digital music service developed by Microsoft that offers music through ad-supported streaming, subscription streaming, and purchase through the Xbox Music Store. It is available on Xbox 360, Xbox One, Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows Phone 8, iOS and Android.The Xbox Music catalog has over 38 million tracks.


Pandora is a music streaming and automated music recommendation being operated by Pandora Media, Inc. and it is available only in the United States, Australia and New Zealand. The service plays musical selections of a certain genre based on the user’s artiste selection. The user then provides positive or negative feedback for songs chosen by the service, which are taken into account when Pandora selects future songs.


SoundCloud is an online audio distribution platform based in Berlin, Germany that enables its users to upload, record, promote and share their originally-created sounds. In July 2013, it had 40 million registered users and 200 million listeners.


Grooveshark, a subsidiary of Escape Media Group is an online music streaming service based in the United States. It offers a music search engine, streaming service, and music recommendations. Users can stream and upload music that can be played immediately or added to a playlist.The site was founded in 2006 and by 2014, it had earned over 20 million active users per month who could create playlists from a catalog of over 25 million songs.



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Freeme Digital is the premier music distribution company in Africa that assists artistes in distributing and monetizing their audio and video materials to digital platforms like iTunes, Spotify, Vevo, Shazam etc. With a large array of artistes from across the continent on its clientele, Freeme Digital is your one-stop point if you are a content producer/owner and are looking to start earning revenues.

At Freeme Digital, we are bounded by the following characteristics:

  • We have the technical expertise to do what we do.
  • We have a strong belief in transparency.
  • Relationships are the lifeblood of the business and without utmost respect for you our client and partner; we jeopardize our opportunity to foster a long term sustainable relationship.
  • We have direct relationships with many digital platforms (no middle man)
  • Complete neutrality – we do not own our proprietary streaming or download platform, so our job is to only act in a third-party capacity, engaging with services that can generate for your digital content locally and internationally.

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Our services are being rendered as follows:

For Audio

iTunes & other Music Services:-

We offer Single, EP, Mixtape or Album distribution services to many digital platforms including iTunes, Spotify, Google, Rdio, Deezer, Sony Music, Beats Music, Muve Music, Media Net, Shazam, Soundcloud.

Tracks can be on iTunes within 12-24 hours MAX (Available in the US, UK, Nigeria Stores plus 110 other iTunes stores across the world)

Pre-release (pre-order) links can be generated before the official release so you can market with live links along with the release.

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NB: Charges – #7,500 for a single release, #12,500 for an EP (4 tracks package) and #15,000 for an album release.

Movie & Music Video Services:-

VEVO: – We are capable of setting up an artist VEVO channel either for an independent artiste or label signed artist. Set up takes 12 days from date of name, image, data submission (cost $250)

YouTube (Movies & Music) – We can help set up or simply manage your content on YouTube and carry out the following:

  • Channel Monetization (Premium Adverts)
  • Channel Management (Upload, annotation, editorial and other)
  • Distribution
  • Audience Growth (views/subscriptions)
  • YouTube Audio Match Licensing

Copyright Infringement Services

We can remove content infringing on your rights across the web.

  • YouTube Video/Audio Content Removal
  • iTunes Content Removal
  • VEVO Content Removal
  • Google Search/Blog Link Removal via our DMCA Link Takedown services

Our aim is to offer a holistic and transparent service to our clients.

We believe in offering a value for money service based on mutual benefit and transparent cooperation.


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Freemedigital Distribution Partners



  • Pay an annual fee of 7,500 Naira for (single)
  • Pay an annual fee of 12,500 Naira for (EP)
  • Pay an annual fee of 15,000 Naira for (album)
  • Keep 60% of your royalties
  • YouTube is included for free

*YouTube will be 60% due to the complexity and specialized nature of the service and the advantages Freemedigital’s partnership offers.

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