Chocolate City signs deal with American giant, Warner Music Group


Chocolate Metropolis, certainly one of Nigeria’s influential file labels has sealed a take care of international music big, Warner Music Group (WMG).

Saying information of the partnership, Audu Maikori, Group Chief Govt Officer of Chocolate Metropolis talked about that artists underneath the label will be part of WMG’s repertoire and obtain the assist of the corporate’s distribution and artist providers through its impartial label providers division ADA.

“The Chocolate Metropolis workforce will proceed to develop native artists and assist the administration of WMG’s international superstars throughout sub-Saharan Africa, together with a strategic, reciprocal advertising and marketing settlement with WMG South Africa. WMG will even present monetary assist to Chocolate Metropolis to attain its mission of signing and creating one of the best native expertise on this fast-growing market,” he says.

“At Chocolate Metropolis, we have now at all times been obsessed with discovering and creating one of the best expertise throughout Africa and giving them a platform for international progress. The partnership with Warner Music Group is exclusive within the sense that our shoppers get one of the best of each worlds — curated and bespoke providers by a extremely skilled workforce throughout Africa and a devoted international workforce to additional push their music and their manufacturers,” Mr Maikori added.

The deal, in line with officers features a strategic, reciprocal advertising and marketing settlement with WMG South Africa. Not solely that. WMG will even financially put money into Chocolate Metropolis to help in its mission of signing and creating promising native expertise.

“The music scene in Nigeria is so wealthy and numerous that it’s necessary that we develop bespoke entrepreneurial methods,” stated Warner Music government vp Jap Europe, Center East and Africa Alfonso Perez Soto. “On the identical time, we’ll remember the teachings realized from different rising markets, as an illustration Latin America the place we efficiently broke native artists globally. Now we have nice affinity with Chocolate Metropolis’s inventive and bold method and we’re enthusiastic about Warner’s function in bringing to life their imaginative and prescient of taking their music worldwide.”