A new information and exchange web portal dedicated to the African music sector was on Wednesday launched at the Goethe-Institut in Accra by the director of Music in Africa Foundation, Eddie Hatitye.
In a brief introduction of the portal (www.musicinafrica.net) to various stakeholders of the music industry in Ghana, Hatitye said the portal would equally respond to the need for reliable information and networking between music professionals in Africa.
He added that it also aims at contributing towards improved collaboration among artists on an international level while enhancing awareness of the diverse and complex African music scenes.
The portal would without doubt enhance knowledge of the African music sector, ensure easy location of music operators and service providers from across the continent as well as enable musicians to profile themselves, their artistic creations and businesses.
It comprises five main content sections - a directory section where you can find and connect with professionals who operate in the sector ranging from musicians, institutions to record labels among others.
A section for magazines, features dynamic content such as news, overviews of African music scenes, feature articles and reviews. Other sections are education, resource and a music discovery tool that allows users to discover and listen to African music.
As a Pan-African portal, professionals from all over the continent, including music journalists, musicians, publishers, festival organizers, researchers and many more support the Music in Africa Foundation.
The Siemens Foundation and the Goethe-Institut are supporting the portal, which is expected to help develop the music industry in Africa through the provision vital information.
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