Music streaming service launches in Uganda
Music streaming service, Tidal has extended its services into Uganda.
According to Billboard, the music streaming service commenced business in Uganda on August 22, 2018.
The report also states that the Ugandan launch was done in partnership with telecoms company MTN.
Tidal will also be offering MTN’s over 150 million subscribers in Uganda a 30-day free trial when they sign up on its platform.
Billboard also reports that the music streaming service will give users the opportunity to subscribe for one, three, seven, and 30-days.
Speaking on the latest development, Tidal’s COO, Lior Tibon said Africa has been an inspiration for music all over the world.
“Africa is a continent that has long been an inspiration for music heard around the world and Tidal is excited to highlight the vibrant musicians on our platform.
“Tidal is also thrilled to bring a new wave of digital music to Uganda as part of this collaboration,” Tibon added.
Wonderful day in Africa
Also, Damian Marley described the launch as a wonderful development for Africa.
He said “I remember hearing stories about my father‘s records being destroyed once they got to Africa.
“They didn’t want the people to hear the message in the music. What a beautiful day it is now when Africa will not only have access to my family’s music but to all music that exists.”
MTN Uganda’s chief marketing officer Olivier Prentout also said “At MTN we believe that everyone deserves the benefits of a modern, connected life.
“This partnership with TIDAL further demonstrates our strategic vision to lead the delivery of a bold, new digital world to our customers by making music more available on their smartphones.”
Tidal to host concert in Uganda
According to Billboard, “Tidal will also host local music on its service in addition to its already-vast catalog and will host a Collaboration Conference on Sept. 27 to help bring in local artists to learn about the streaming service and how they can work on projects together moving forward. The following day, Tidal and MTN will also host a concert featuring Kranium, DJ Spinall, Beenie Gunter and local DJs in Kampala.”
Uganda will be the second country in Africa that Tidal is launching, after South Africa.