A few deals for African music happened at the same time. Wyclef Jean invested $25M in African publishing. Universal Music group launched their label Def Jam in Africa. Downtown USA signed a deal with Sheer Publishing, Flight Mode USA bought into Gallo Music Group and Sony Music partnered with Content Connect Africa.
Black Major music management agency is shifting their strategic vision to include all aspects of the music industry.
March is a big month for music down under with a variety of festivals bringing amazing artists from across the globe to Australasia. South African based Ghanaian musician Jojo Abot signed to the Akum Agency is currently enjoying a string of festival appearances at Perth Festival, Brunswick Music Festival, WOMADelaide and WOMAD New Zealand.
South African Tim Horwood was awarded the contract from Coca-Cola to produce the music adaptations for the 2018 FIFA Soccer World Cup.