In celebration of Women’s Month, independent music label Paradise Africa Distribution is looking to find the best women beatsmiths around. Along with Africa Rising Music Conference, they are looking to back five South African female artists, producers and managers for Women’s Month.
Instead of praying for a deal from a record company, why not just go at it alone? You will need help to get your music moving, so why not a co-allegiance around the distribution of your work?
That is what this company, who has worked with artists both here at home and abroad, is looking to achieve. Their approach to a less entangled distribution has worked for Durban house crooner Zakes Bantwini and since the launch of Paradise Sound System (the quasi label attached to the distribution house) in January 2020, the new initiative has made an impact on international markets with local releases by Bantwini, Max Hoba, Terrence Mckay and Uncle Nero.
Here’s what’s up for grabs:
• Professional mastering by Berlin-based studio partner Black Head Studios.
• Creation of artwork and social media assets used to promote the release.
• The backing of a professional team and label structure to plan and execute the release of your music globally with proper shop marketing.
• A&R (artists and repertoire) feedback from label managers based in Paradise’s San Francisco, Johannesburg and Berlin offices.
• One lucky artist will be presented with a label deal from Paradise Sound System
• One lucky artist will get plugging for their single to all SA radio stations
• Each of the five artists / managers will receive R1000 spend for the promotion of the music across social platforms
Interested artists, producers and managers must fill in the form as well as promote their current release or previous work online, tagging Paradise Africa. SS’s A&R teams will announce the winners on August 31.