February 19

Kenyan Music Distribution Platform Mdundo Projects Unprecedented $1.5 Million Artist Payout

By Tom Jackson

Kenyan music distribution startup Mdundo is projecting an unprecedented payout of up to US$1.5 million in royalties to artists for the 2023/24 period, as it continues its bid to empower African musicians and promote fair compensation in the music industry.

Launched in Kenya in 2013, Mdundo has become Africa’s leading pan-African music service, dedicated to providing music easily and legally across Africa. The company listed its shares on the Nasdaq First North Growth Market Denmark in 2020, and subsequently saw a big boost in uptake, with 30.8 million monthly active users listening to music from over 172,000 content providers.

Photo courtesy of israel palacio.

Source: Disrupt Africa (link opens in a new window)

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