Subscribe to the podcast wherever you listen

The second instalment of this music tech-themed UNAJUA series featuring Yaw Asamani addresses how global streaming platforms aren't necessarily geared towards enabling African artists to cultivate sustainable livelihoods. Yaw also explains how artists might make leverage audience analytics to build and expand their reach.

Yaw Asamani is a music tech entrepreneur. Yaw previously founded DooWapp, an app for adding playable song lyrics to messages and posts—think musical emojis. He was also formerly MD at Airbit, a leading Marketplace for selling beats online. He has recently founded and leads Bawse, a pre-launch platform looking to empower DIY artists, creators and music executives.

Click here (or on the microphone icon on the right of your screen) to leave us a 60-sec voice note with your reactions to any of the topics raised in the UNAJUA Series. (We will include some of your audio takes in future follow-up episodes.)

PROMO: African Tech Roundup is partnering with Socialstack to launch a social token ($ATRU) on the Cello blockchain to drive community engagement. Listen in to today's ep‌isode to see how you could be one of the first few to receive some $ATRU social token.

USEFUL RESOURCES:

ARTICLE: HERE'S HOW MUCH EACH MUSIC STREAMING PLATFORM PAYS PER STREAM by Phil Scilipa (EDM.com)

REPORT: The business model of a streaming platform by Elias Carroni and
Dimitri Paolini (IDEAS.repec)

ARTICLE: ‘Made in Africa’ music streaming services look to take on Spotify by Seth Onynago (How we made it in Africa)

STATISTICAL REPORT: Music Streaming - Africa by Statista

ARTICLE: Is Africa's music streaming revolution on the horizon? by Daniel Pelz (DW)

JOIN THE REVOLUTION: Create a Celo Account via Socialstack

EARN $ATRU TOKEN: Click here to complete the form and earn your $ATRU.

SUPPORT US: Support our independent media-making efforts by becoming a Patreon.