Mdundo Mixer gathers stakeholders to deliberate on future trends, prospects and music innovation, the digital music platform in Africa has hosted industry leaders to deliberate on the future of music industry – focusing on trends, prospects, and music innovation.

Music contributes significantly to employment, entertainment, education, and identity building. However, under-investment, piracy, ineffective music distribution and poor management of intellectual properties have hindered growth among African artists. This highlights the need for enhancing the economic potential that the music industry holds.

(TOP: Mdundo CEO and co- Founder Martin Nielsen – right – presents the Best Performing Purchase Intent Campaign award to Coca-Cola’s Beth Luvanda and  and Eddie Kariuki of Essence Mediacom during the Mixer Event).

Under the theme, “Reaching Africa’s Masses through the Power of Music,” advertisers, industry players, and music enthusiasts, gathered to explore the transformative potential of music in Africa and beyond.

“The Mdundo Mixer serves as a key platform for enhancing collaboration within the music ecosystem and with brands, aimed at catalysing positive economic growth and nurturing growth in the current dynamic consumer landscape. Our ongoing commitment revolves around uncovering invaluable consumer motivations and preferences through mutual and meaningful engagements thereby empowering artists and brands. This underscores the profound impact of partnerships between music platforms and brands, driving results that elevate the promotion of Kenyan music content and artists,” said Martin Neilsen, CEO,

Mdundo Mixer explores various facets of the music industry such as the role of technology in revolutionising music distribution, consumption and advertising opportunities driven by insights derived from user behaviours and consumption patterns which continue to guide the ever-evolving music scene.

“We have witnessed the transformative impact of building strategic alliances with Mdundo for positive change. Through these partnerships, brands and advertisers contribute to Mdundo’s exponential growth and enhance their visibility and engagement with diverse consumer segments across Africa while building capabilities among artists,” adds Martin. reached 34.5 million monthly active users in March 2024 which is attributed to regional expansion with the launch of Mdundohausa in Nigeria and Kalenjin Music in Kenya. Mdundo targets the unique musical tastes of our audience. Kenya’s active users grew by 41% from the previous year.

In December 2023, in partnership with Safaricom launched a new subscription service that offers Kenyans to access DJ Mixes at Kshs 5 per day. The initiative has improved monetization of music among artists and reshaped user experiences. is a leading pan-African music service, dedicated to providing music easily and legally across Africa. With a vast library of African songs, curated playlists, and a focus on low internet usage, is redefining the way people discover, listen to, and engage with African music. The platform collaborates with Kenyan advertising agencies, including Saracen Kenya, Dentsu Kenya, and WPP-Scangroup, as well as key Kenyan record labels such as Sol Generation, Zeze Africa, Tamasha Records, and Kaka Empire. Currently, over 140,000 artists have accounts with, 86,000 being Kenyan, showcasing the platform’s commitment to supporting local talent and driving the Kenyan music industry forward.


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