EAST AFRICAN GOSPEL STAR ROSE MUHANDO SIGNS MULTI-RECORD DEAL WITH SONY MUSIC
Global recording company Sony Music Entertainment is proud to announce the signing of East African Gospel Star Rose Muhando to its roster of artists, which includes some of the most important recordings in history. The signing was announced at a press conference in Dares Salaam, Tanzania on the 9th February 2011, and is the first deal of its kind for East Africa.
Rose Muhando is undoubtedly one of Africa’s biggest selling and most acclaimed gospel artists, with millions of fans throughout East Africa and her home country Tanzania. The gospel diva has now been signed to a multi-album recording deal with Sony Music, and a fullservices management deal with Sony Music and ROCKSTAR4000.
Sony Music Entertainment Africa views the continent of Africa as a highly important music development frontier and believes that some of the best talent in theWorld is currently creating and performing music across the continent. Sony has set its sights on becoming the primary partner of the best Africa has to offer and has high hopes that with its assistance, African musicians can achieve new Pan African and Global success.
“We’re so excited about the wealth of talent we are discovering literally daily inAfrica.” says Managing Director of Sony Music Entertainment Africa Sean Watson. “Rose is a magnificent example of the level of talent we mean to invest in. Her gift is quite extraordinary and we are very proud to be her partner. We count her alongside us as a pioneer of a new era in African music.”
'Its a new and exciting time for amazing talent and music from Africa to shine and we are thrilled to have a star like Rose as part of the family and to represent Rose through the next chapter of her very successful career' said Jandre Louw, CEO of ROCKSTAR4000 Music Entertainment.
‘I am thrilled and honored to be working with great African talents. Rose Mhando is a new addition to this roaster of clients that embodies what Rockstar 4000 believes and stands for. She is an Iconic local Tanzanian brand that we will develop to become an International brand’ added Christine Seven Mosha, Music and New business of ROCKSTAR4000
Rose was so excited and thanked God for all he has blessed her with.
Rose Muhando was born in 1976 and was raised in Dodoma, Tanzania. On being deathly ill, Rose converted to Christianity and it was this move, her leading the choir at her local church and her meeting Nassan Wami that prompted her first album recording.
Today Rose lives in Dar Es Salaam where her career has flourished over the last 10 years. To date, Rose's first album shattered sales records, selling over 5 million copies. She currently has her second album (JipangeSawaSawa) out, which has already sold well over 1.3 million copies. The magical voice has not been restricted to Tanzania and she has toured extensively across the African continent, covering cities in Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Malawi. Congo, Uganda. Rose has also been well received in the United States.
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ABOUT SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT:
Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most importantrecordings in history. It is home to premier record labels representing music from every genre, including American Recordings, Arista Nashville, Arista Records, Battery Records, Beach Street Records, BNA Records, Columbia Nashville, Columbia Records, Day 1, Epic Records, Essential Records, Flicker Records, J Records, Jive Records, LaFace Records, Legacy Recordings, MASTERWORKS, Polo Grounds, RCA Records, RCA Nashville, RCA Red Seal, RCA Victor, Reunion Records, Roc Nation, Sony Classical, Sony Music Latin, Star Time International, Verity Gospel Music Group, and Volcano Entertainment. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.
ABOUT ROCKSTAR 4000 MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT:
ROCKSTAR4000 is the first PanAfrican Music Solutions Company, as well as a content, digital and events production network. It is home to the largest Pan African roster of current artists across the African continent that includes a broad array of Africa’s superstars from the vast spectrum of music genres that influence the African continent’s music trends.
ROCKSTAR4000 Music Entertainment has recently been announced as one of the TOP2 Music Companies worldwide byMIDEM, France. This accolade is for the most innovative and creative use ofmusic with brands in marketing campaigns worldwide
ROCKSTAR4000 provides brands an unrivalled mix & reach of the best entertainment based experiences fromaround the world and across Africa on a local level! We believe in, develop and drive best--of--breed teams of skilled individuals across Africa to deliver the best music experiences on par and beyond the best productions in the world – made in Africa!
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