A lot of local artists been complaining that they aint making money off their music & indeed its true. It only takes live shows for artist to gain income. Artists have tried Selling Cds but piracy is still a major barrier. Some have tried itunes but its still not easily accessible to many. Well , Zimsound has brought a simple solution its time to make money with your mp3s.
ZimSound (ZS) is an app available for both Android and Apple from July 2017 that is tailor made for Zimbabweans in the diaspora to easily access and download music from Zimbabwean artists ONLY. We are currently in the process of aquiring any and all music (golden oldies and latest releases) from Zimbabwean artists across all genre of music to submit their music so the app can be loaded and start running. Artists are required to sign an agreement with ZS that stipulates terms and conditions and fee structures.
On the ZS platform an album consists of no less than 4 songs.
A single will be download at $0.99 and the artist gets $0.30 .
An album will be download at $3.00 and the artist gets $1.00. ( after taxes and transaction fees)
Artists are required to stipulate which manner they wish to receive their monies eg.bank transfer, ecocash, western union and payments are processed every three months.
The ZS app operates just like itunes so each artists can monitor the sales of their music at any given time.
All music must be submitted in mp3 form and masters may be required for marketing and promotional purposes. All music must be submitted with the relevant necessary information eg. Artist name, Producer etc aswel as an accompanying cover picture where possible.
N.B. THERE IS NO FEE REQUIRED FROM ARTISTS TO HAVE THEIR MUSIC SOLD ON ZS.
For more information and agreements contact ZS Country Representative Tinopona. ” Tin Tin Katsande ” on firstname.lastname@example.org. +263773075301
Music is submitted via email to email@example.com .
or hard copy on flash delivered at ZS office Harare.
www.zimsound.com. is designed to market and promote the artist , music and events and is currently available for veiw but will only start running from 1 July 2017.
Follow on twitter @ZimSound.
website : www.zimsound.com
ZimSound Country PR & Communications Director Tinopona ‘Tin Tin’ Katsande quotes .” The dope thing about ZS is that it is specifically geared to getting Zimbabwean music direct to the diaspora at a most competitive price. Our platform caters for strictly Zimbabwean Artists. No South African house or Niger Music etc unless they are colabos. ZS promotes and sells all genre of music created by Zim artists. this includes but is not limited to Sungura, Chimurenga, Zim HipHop, Zim Gospel, Zim Afro pop, Urban Grooves, Zim Jazz , R nB and so on. This means that even if the artist is not based in Zim but is of definite Zimbabwean origin then one can find their music on our platform. We are currently in a race against time to get artists to submit content so we lock and load the multitude of Zim music by the first of July so that the diaspora can begin to truly enjoy home grown talent hassle free. We are also excited for our musicians as our terms and conditions for promoting and selling their work is not cumbersome . They don’t pay any fee to be on the platform. All they do is submit their content with all the necessary information needed and their preferred mode of payment. We want the artists to get their money with as little inconvenience as possible so our payment channels flex from a bank account to receiving dues through mobile money platforms like Ecocash or WesternUnion.”
Artists Start submitting now its your time to shine – and make some real money
If you are unable to get to us physically you can have a proxy (someone who represents you) sign on your behalf
OR We can email you agreement. And you sign, scan and send back to us. If you cant get to us in person. IN THE MEANTIME, you can send your log in info ( your details) in the meantime and send your music with all the necessary content and art work. We will load you in the system for now but we cant put you in the shop till the agreement is signed. You can whatsapp the music to +263776452133 in mp3 only. And must be correctly labeled
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