Ghanaian Music platform Aftown launched its Aftown 3.0 at the Capitol Café and Restaurant at Labone.
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The Launch was hosted by media personality and Head of Marketing & Artist Relations at Aftown Music Antoine Mensah.
He alongside Jeff (CEO of Aftown) took a section of the media, artists and their managements through the new upgrade of the platform whiles sharing some cool new features.
One major feature is Aftown is now a freemium music service. By freemium it means access to aftown’s music catalog is now free.
You no longer need to sign-up in-order to use aftown, all you need to do is log on to their website or download their up and enjoy music.
Even with this freemium format artists still get paid for their streams, unlike some other platforms where artists do not make a dime from free streams.
The new Aftown 3.0 allows users to create their own playlists and share with the world.
As a way to compete in the freemium space currently dominated by Audiomack and Boomplay, Aftown 3.0 rewards users for streaming music on the platform. Yes, you read right, Aftown will be paying users for using the platform to stream music.
For artists, it is now easier to sign up to Aftown music, as the process has been reduced to a less than 5-minutes sign up and payment process.
Another feature on Aftown 3.0 is the blog feature, where anyone can blog their music onto the platform instead of going through a stringent process before getting featured on the website.
Also, cashing out is also easier, as content owners can decide to withdraw their monies anytime they want with a minimum withdrawal of ¢50.
Aftown 3.0 has more ‘dope’ features and it’s definitely a platform that I am highly impressed by and believe can rival Audiomack and Boomplay in Africa.
Aftownmusic is accessible across the globe and I couldn’t be more excited to witness the launch.
I will definitely keep tabs on it and monitor the progress of the indigenous music platform.
Story by Yaw Boadu-Ayeboafoh