SPARK-ENT MAY 20, 2013 – ZOJAK WORLDWIDE partners with CLEAR CHANNEL, TOOTS HIBBERT & INNER CIRCLE
ZOJAK WORLD WIDE ARTISTS TO RECEIVE BROADCAST AND DIGITAL RADIO REVENUE THROUGH CLEAR CHANNEL PARTNERSHIP
Agreement Between Top Digital Distributor of Jamaican Music and the Leading U.S. Media Company Is Another Step Toward Building a Sustainable Business Model for Digital Radio
[New York, NY and Chicago, IL] – May 16, 2013 – Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, the leading media company in the United States of America with a greater reach than any other radio or television outlet, and Zojak World Wide, a company at the forefront of digital music distribution, today announced a partnership that will enable Zojak’s artists to receive revenue from Clear Channel’s digital and broadcast radio revenue streams.
After only five years in business, Zojak is credited with bringing the digital revolution to the Jamaican music industry. The company distributes and promotes the music of more than 750 reggae labels and their artists, and maintains the largest digital distribution catalog of Jamaican music in the world.
In March 2013, Zojak made history when dancehall star David “Mavado” Brooks became the first Caribbean artist to receive an exclusive video premiere on Billboard with his new single “Take It,” featuring Karian Sang. Founded in Chicago in 2007, Zojak now has operations in Kingston, Jamaica and Miami, Florida.
“Our goal is to continue to expose our unique artists to new audiences and to expand the presence of Jamaican music everywhere,” said Zoe Espitia and Aaron Mahlfeldt, co-founders of Zojak World Wide. “Radio is a valuable tool for publicizing our talent, and at Zojak, we recognize that as the music industry evolves, digital radio has become an especially crucial medium.”
“Zojak has built an impressive music catalog in a short time by collaborating with artists, producers and record labels, to focus on distributing its clients’ music digitally,” said Bob Pittman, CEO of Clear Channel. “We are very excited to partner with a company that shares our goal of creating a sustainable business model for the future of the digital radio industry.”
Clear Channel’s market-based partnership with Zojak is the latest in a series of similar innovative agreements with other record labels, including: Big Machine Label Group;Glassnote Entertainment Group;DashGo; rpm entertainment;Robbins Entertainment;Naxos; and Wind-Up Records.
About Zojak World Wide
Zojak World Wide is the leader in music digital distribution, offering worldwide distribution, marketing and promotion all in one place. Zojak’s clients experience the best in state-of-the-art reporting, free E-blasts, and promotions that keep the power in the artists’ hands.
About Clear Channel Media and Entertainment
With 243 million monthly listeners in the U.S., Clear Channel Media and Entertainment has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment serves 150 cities through 850 owned radio stations.
The company’s operations include radio broadcasting, online and mobile services and products, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services, and independent media representation. The company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM stations, HD digital radiochannels, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile application on iPads and smartphones, and used via navigation systems from TomTom, Garmin and others. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment is a division of CC Media Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: CCMO), a leading global media and entertainment company. More information on the company can be found at clearchannel.com,clearchanneloutdoor.com and ccmediaholdings.com.
REGGAE SINGER FREDERICK ‘TOOTS’ HIBBERT INJURED BY BOTTLE THROWER
Officials say the leader of the reggae band Toots and the Maytals was injured when a 19-year-old man threw a bottle and hit the singer during a concert in Richmond, Virginia, USA.
Police say the man has been charged with aggravated assault. Authorities have not identified him.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert was treated at a hospital for a cut to his head and released.
Read more: Reggae singer Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert injured by bottle thrower – Story – Entertainment – 3 News http://www.3news.co.nz/Reggae-singer-Frederick-Toots-Hibbert-injured-by-bottle-thrower/tabid/418/articleID/298400/Default.aspx#ixzz2TpkcyVf9
Inner Circle thrills Jinja
By Donald Kiirya and Doreen Musingo
Jamaican Reggae group Inner Circle on Saturday put up an energetic performance leaving people still yearning for more in Jinja.
At the show dubbed ‘Reggae on the Nile’ that climaxed the ‘Paint the City Bright’ tourism campaign, Inner Circle band brought their special brand of pop-oriented Jamaican beats and energy filled live performance to Ugandans at Crested Crane Hotel.
The concert was organised by Metro Green Uganda in partnership with Jinja Municipal Council.
The show kicked off with performances from the Nine Miles band led by Singer Stephen Geier accompanied by Trombonist Johan Eklind, Saxophonist Daniel Burling, Guitarist Ola Fjellborg and Background vocalist Martina de Leo.
They sang a variety of reggae songs which kept the crowd busy unleashing their reggae dancing strokes and received cheers from Rastafarians who attended in huge numbers with their trademark dread locked hair styles.
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