Universal Music Group Signs Licensing Deal with Nigeria-Based Music Streaming Service, uduX
Users can only use uduX via a monthly subscription through Habiri by GTBank, a local platform for music, shopping, and lifestyle content first launched in November 2018. The Nigerian digital music service will roll out as a stand-alone app within the next several months.
Under terms of the agreement, listeners now have access to UMG’s catalog of both Nigerian and global recording artists including Eminem, Tekno, Post Malone, Nicki Minaj, Lady Zamar, Lil Wayne, Bob Marley, Brenda Fassie, Wurld, J.Cole, Dr. Tumi, Nasty C, Hugh Masekela, Larry Gaga, Tamia, Maroon 5, Aka & Anatii, TJAN, Jah Prayzah, Nonso Bassey, Mafikizolo, Cina Soul, Ella Mai, and Mr. Eazi.
Nigerian streaming platform @uduXmusic has announced a licensing Partnership with Universal Music Group @UMGNigeria which will distribute music from UMG’s world-renowned labels through its streaming service in Nigeria. #TraceNaija #TraceNaija325 pic.twitter.com/wWHxwlnXzU
— TRACE Naija (@TRACENaija) April 8, 2019
Speaking about the announcement, Chidi Okeke, CEO of Groove Platforms, the company responsible for the creation and development of uduX, said,
“We have created a new platform to bring value to the music ecosystem both here in Nigeria, and the wider world at large.
“[We’re] excited to [work] with Universal Music Group to help shape the future of digital music consumption in Africa and provide Nigerian music fans with access to their favorite artists from around the world.”
Ezegozie Eze Jr., Universal Music Nigeria’s General Manager, added,
“This partnership extends our reach and makes our artists’ music even more accessible to Nigerian music lovers.”
“[We] look forward to bringing the extraordinary creativity of our artists to as many Nigerian users as possible.”