Sell your music on all the stores that matter

We deliver music to over 300 outlets in Africa and around the world. Our worldwide distribution network includes a diverse selection of digital download stores, such as iTunes, Amazon and Google Play, audio and video streaming services, such as Spotify, Deezer and YouTube, and mobile services, such as Rancard and Tavoom. Take a look at the full list of stores.

Experts in the African market

On average, 70% of all music consumed in Africa is local. Our expertise in the African market can help you maximise the money your music earns from the people who appreciate it most, while our infrastructure across the continent makes us perfectly placed for working closely with all our artists.

Move with mobile – reach African audiences other distributors can’t

With over 90% of music consumption in Africa coming from mobile devices, we understand the need to get your music on the services that reach this audience. We have direct relationships with and deliver to numerous mobile stores, apps and telecom operators working in Africa, meaning your music will be available to huge new audiences.

Fast, clean and stress-free

From audio re-encoding and metadata ingestion, to image cleaning and catalogue preparation, we take care of the whole digitisation process. Getting your music in stores and selling with Africori is easier than ever.

No upfront costs

Start selling your music with us for absolutely no initial cost. Sign up for worldwide digital distribution with Africori today.


Get your music placed in TV & commercials

An ever-increasing demand for media and the explosion in opportunities online and via mobile mean that, from TV and radio broadcasts to commercials and video games, the demand for music is greater than ever before.

World-leading synch licensing platform

We provide non-exclusive sync licensing support to our artists and label partners. Record labels and artists that partner with us benefit from our creative and well-connected licensing team. Our licensing department works with top music supervisors, ad agencies and game developers to license songs from the catalogue. We operate the leading synch licensing platform in Africa, working with many agencies and brands on the continent.

Video syndication for music videos

We have also structured video syndication opportunities for your music videos. We have access to many TV channels and new digital video services in Africa and around the world, helping your videos reach new audiences across Africa and generating new revenue streams.

Visit the Africori Synch platform


We chase the money you’re owed

With new digital music services launching almost by the day, and with the usage of music increasing worldwide, the number of income opportunities is increasing for artists and writers. But more revenue streams mean a big increase in complexity.  Tracking the performance of your music worldwide and making sure that it is being accurately reported requires state of the art technology and a dedicated team of experts.

Get revenues from publishing & neighbouring rights

Africori offers artists and producers the opportunity to generate new incomes such as publishing and neighbouring rights from the exploitation of your music and videos on digital platforms, radios and on YouTube.

Transparent and thorough

Our team pro-actively detects missing income, scans statements for deviations and follows-up with the income sources in order to ensure writers and artists are paid accurately.

The new frontier

Working closely with new digital stores and collecting societies in Africa, we are perfectly positioned to collect the growing revenues from the continent.


With local teams on the ground, we’re on hand to offer all the support you could need
for getting your music in digital stores as quickly and seamlessly as possible.

With offices in Johannesburg, Lagos and London, and representatives in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Ghana, Uganda and Rwanda, Africori is the leading digital music company for artists and labels in Africa.

We offer distribution and licensing services to hundreds of artists and labels, serving everyone from young, aspiring independent artists to world-renowned labels.

Our team is comprised of versatile, passionate people from a range of disciplines within the music business. On board we have marketeers, business developers, A&Rs, journalists, producers, DJs, and technical officers, all of whom – despite their hugely varied tastes – are drawn together by their passion for the music.

We Work With

Our Team

Our team lives music and is driven to help shape and grow the music industry in Africa.

Yoel Kenan, Founder & CEO

Yoel has over 25 years experience in the international music industry at senior executive level in the fields of A&R (Artist & Repertoire), marketing and business development at Universal, Sony-BMG and Since 2005, Yoel has focused his attention on the burgeoning African music business, managing leading African artists, launching labels in South Africa and Nigeria, and developing music strategy for international brands and ad agencies. In 2009, Yoel founded Africori.

Neil Naidoo, Business Development (South Africa)

Neil oversees content acquisition and business development in South Africa, liaising with artists, labels, partners and brands to create new digital revenue streams and maximise opportunities for the Africori catalogue. Prior to joining Africori, Neil ran his own company managing South African songwriters and producers, placing music on various high-profile albums and commercials in South Africa and Europe.

Adam Tiran, Content & Operations (UK)

Adam is responsible for the ingestion, upload and delivery of all music from across the continent, coordinating with artists, labels, stores and technical partners to ensure the smooth operation of the supply chain. With a background in music PR and journalism, Adam’s input extends to marketing the catalogue, creating new compilations, and presiding over social media. By night, Adam also flies the flag for African dance music as a DJ and promoter around London.

Goodwill Nkuna, Sales (South Africa)

Goodwill Nkuna, a sales veteran in the South African music industry, has extensive experience both in retail and the recording business, having worked for Musica, BMG (Sony Music) and Warner Music (Gallo). Goodwill has built a substantial network, ranging from record company executives, artists and producers, to music buyers and leading independent stores.

Paola Meloni, Legal & Finance (UK)

With over 15 years practice in accounting, tax and legal affairs, Paola brings a wealth of experience to the Africori team. Having spent nearly a decade at international firm Chiomenti Studio Legale in tax and finance, she is finely tuned to working at the highest level with financial institutions and commercial entities of varying sizes. Paola coordinates with our business partners and various offices across the continent.

Chinasa Udeala, Content (Kenya)

Chinasa is a versatile music executive with experience in the fields of artist management, A&R and business development. Through his work with music stakeholders such as Spinlet, Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) and Music Copyright Society of Kenya (MCSK), Chinasa brings a broad knowledge of the various revenue streams available to artists on the continent. His focus is on artist development and nurturing new talent, acting as liaison for Kenyan artists and labels.

Aika Marealle, Content (Tanzania)

Aika brings unique experience to the team. As one half of afropop duo Navy Kenzo, much of her time has been spent on stage rather than behind the curtains. As such, she understands well the needs of artists and the challenges they face today, and is keenly aware of the opportunities that digital distribution provides. With additional experience in the media industry (East Africa TV, TV1) and artist management (Nahreel), she is well-equipped to assist artists in getting their music on digital platforms.

Nthabiseng Mashita, Sales & Production (South Africa)

Nthabiseng is in charge of production, stock control and sales support, coordinating our physical release schedule, product manufacturing and project management. Nthabiseng joined Cool Spot Music in 2006 and has since held various positions within the company, bringing a wide range of skills to the Africori team.

Joseph Samuel, Content (Nigeria)

Joe has been involved in music promotion in Nigeria for the past 17 years, having worked with many of the country’s leading artists, including Yinka Davies, Daddy Fresh, Yellow Banton and Emete, and record labels Nation Africa and Orangootan. He has also worked on some of Nigeria’s top live events in stage management roles, most notably Star Mega Jam.

Selase Attoh, Content (Ghana)

Selase is a pioneer in online journalism in Ghana and has over the past 12 years contributed immensely in promoting showbiz in the country. With a solid background too in marketing and events, Selase has worked with some of Ghana’s finest musicians including Tic Tac as a publicist and female gospel group, Daughters of Glorious Jesus as manager.

Nandi Mthimkhulu, Administration (South Africa)

Nandi brings a vast and varied experience of the local music business in South Africa, having joined Cool Spot Music, one of the country’s leading independent labels, in 2005. She provides support to the South African operation, administering the extensive catalogue, dealing with local radio stations and collecting societies.

Obiukwu Chinedu John, Content (Nigeria)

Obiukwu has a wealth of experience as artist manager, publicist and booking agent. Through his work with List Entertainment, he has worked with big name acts including D’banj, Omawumi, Daddy Showkey and D’Prince. As a musician under the stagename Nedjon, he also has first hand experience of artists’ requirements in the digital world.

Malcolm Watson, Royalties (South Africa)

Mally founded local South African music label Cool Spot Productions with Ken Haycock in 1988. He is one of the most revered producers in South Africa, having worked with local legends such as Brenda (Fassie) & The Big Dudes, Steve Kekana, Cheek to Cheek, Blondie & Pappa and many others over an illustrious career spanning more than 25 years. Following the acquisition of Cool Spot in 2013, Mally joined Africori as Royalty Manager.

Ravi Jessani, Marketing & Promotion (UK)

A Business Management and Marketing graduate, Ravi has editorial and programming experience from his work with MTV, Channel AKA and Channel 4’s Box TV, including Box Africa. Ravi assists in promoting the Africori catalogue, liaising with digital stores and music services to secure editorial coverage, publicising new and newly relevant releases via communications and developing social media strategy.


Our Distribution Network

We supply these stores in Africa and internationally:

  Stores & Services – Africa

  • biNu
  • Deezer
  • iTunes
  • Kleek
  • Mdundo
  • MixRadio
  • MTN Music
  • Nokia Ovi
  • Rancard
  • rdio
  • Shazam
  • Simfy Africa
  • Spinlet
  • Tavoom
  • Tigo
  • Waabeh
  • YouTube

Stores & Services –  Rest of the World

  • 24/7 Musicshop
  • 7Digital
  • Amazon
  • AMI Entertainment Network
  • Amoeba Music
  • Anghami
  • Arvato Mobile
  • Aspiro Music
  • Base Point Media
  • Beatport
  • Bibliomedia
  • Bleep
  • Bloom
  • Boomkat
  • Buongiorno Realtones
  • Cellcastmedia
  • Cellfish Media
  • CristalZik
  • Cubomusica
  • Dada Subscription
  • Dailymotion
  • DanceMusicHub
  • Deezer
  • Digimus
  • Digital Rough Trade
  • Digiteka
  • DJ Shop
  • DJ Tunes
  • Dream on Korea
  • Drum&Bass Arena
  • Dub Store Sound Inc.
  • eMusic
  • Flyzik
  • Google Play Music
  • Halidon
  • Hard Wax
  • Hardstyle
  • HMV Mp3
  • Hungama
  • I Feel Music
  • ID&T Dance-Tunes
  • iHeart Radio
  • IMI Mobile
  • iMusica
  • Inn Digital
  • iTunes
  • Jamba
  • Juno Digital
  • Kantar Media
  • Kkbox
  • Libri
  • Milward Brown
  • MixRadio
  • Mobivillage
  • Music Box
  • Music Load
  • Music Net / Medianet
  • MusicMe
  • Musiwave (Microsoft Zune/Xbox Music)
  • Muve Music
  • My Clubbing Store
  • MyVideo
  • Net-Music
  • Omnifone
  • OVI
  • Phononet
  • Pulselocker
  • Qobuz
  • Radio France
  • RDIO
  • RealNetworks
  • Red Eye Records
  • Rhapsody
  • Satellite Records
  • Shazam
  • Simfy
  • Siqme
  • Songl
  • Songrila
  • Soundcloud
  • Spotify
  • SSB Sound
  • Starzik
  • Stompy
  • SynchTank
  • The Eighth Note
  • Trackitdown
  • Traxsource
  • Turkcell
  • TuuTuuTim
  • Valleyarm
  • VidZone
  • VirginMega
  • VivediMe
  • Wasabeat
  • WDA
  • We7
  • What People Play
  • Yacast
  • Yandex
  • YouTube
  • YouTube
  • Zero Inch
  • Zvooq


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