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AMG/MaDigital joins IMPEL

By | Published on Monday 7 February 2022


IMPEL – the network of independent music publishers that handles the digital licensing of certain song repertories – last week announced its latest member in the form of Ivory Coast based AMG/MaDigital.

Despite only launching in 2020, the music company has already signed more than 800 writers, the vast majority Afrobeat artists in West Africa, including Ks Bloom, Asaph du Ciel and Morijah, and developing acts like Stelair, Nitche OG and 8ll.

The company’s founder Dominique Gnamba says: “We are really happy to become a member of IMPEL. We look forward to working with them to enhance our collections in Africa and make sure our artists get paid properly and quickly. Joining IMPEL is also a great opportunity to work alongside a diverse range of successful independent publishers from all around the world as a collective”.

Meanwhile, IMPEL CEO Sarah Williams adds: “We’re really delighted to be welcoming Dominique and his team to IMPEL as our first member from the African continent. MaDigital is breaking new ground in West Africa and we feel that we are the perfect partner to support them in their mission to support African songwriters. Their experience and insight into an important developing region will also be of great value to us”.