Online Music: 9janimi Offers Artistes Platform To Earn Royalties
The management of the platform said the relaunch of the channel was to meet up with the growing demand for online music content.
According to the founder of the platform, Soltesh Iyere, the new 9janimi, a local Yoruba phrase for ‘I Am Nigerian’, now comes with new features.
Restating its commitment to paying artistes royalties, Iyere said that the new website and mobile app had been positioned as a more competitive and user friendly platform.
“We needed to suspend our activities for a while to bring our subscribers and new users this mobile friendly platform. It is our desire to help the Nigerian government bring piracy to its knees and this is one of the ways we are contributing to the music industry. With our new platform, subscribers are assured of their privacy along with so many other exciting features we are bringing,” Iyere said.
“Fair Trade Streaming”
9janimi Channel is looking to offer alternative platform to popular streaming services like Spotify, Middle East Anghami, Saavn and Apple Music.
With its new management, the platform lets independent artists keep 75% of the proceeds through its “Fair Trade Streaming” agreement.
“The Media 360 Company, owners of 9janimi Channel, originally projected the streaming service as an alternative to the music industry through which they could directly distribute their music to music fans and lovers. 9janimi Channel offers two tiers of services to customers, and streaming on the Web and on iOS and Android,” Iyere added.
He also explained that the streaming service was originally announced about a year ago, after a couple of years of being operated as a music channel.
According to Mr Iyere, 9janimi Channel’s music catalogue is sure to resonate with artists who are finding the models used by others.