The deal, signed yesterday (29 September 2010), appoints COMETSA Mafrika Music Enterprise the exclusive representative of Music2Deal on the African continent covering all the 53 countries.
'This is a ground-breaking deal for South Africa, and the African music communities. As Africa, we have waited long for such a key development, which has massive potential to transform the way the continent's music is marketed,' commented a thrilled Sam Tsima, Founder and Chairman of the organization.
Music2Deal is a community and marketplace of music industry online used by producers, record companies, music managers, promoters, music publishers, bands, artists, vocalists, advertising agencies, agents, video and gaming companies, film and television producers to find each other.
It enables musicians and related personnel to establish business contacts with the global community professionals in the music business, introduce themselves and their music, look for and request to license songs. Members can also find producers and singers for new productions.
The latest development brings the number of countries using the innovative and social network styled music marketing platform to a presence in 83 countries in Africa and globally. Also, Africa's addition makes Music2Deal a truly global footprint, straddling the five world continents, after a buoyant performance in its formative years in Europe.
'Presently basic membership on www.music2deal.com is free. Only premium account attracts a monthly fee. We need proof of music work or project to approve applications online,' stated Sam Tsima.
Music2Deal's advantages include free communication tools; musicians keep 100 percent of their profits, monitor statistics of their profile and more importantly musicians are exposed throughout the year and marketed through an internationally accessible medium.
Given that good contacts are the key to marketing success in addition to the difficulties faced in marketing music in Africa, Music2Deal should be a boon to the entire music making community on the continent.