A website that sells local music has been launched. NAOMII Music follows the trends of many music sellers around the world like iTunes. Directors of NAOMII Music are Sabelo Mosasa and Oabona Gorulamang, who are providing local music online. Since Batswana are not the credit card type people, they have engaged the services of Mascom Myzaka and Orange Money to allow people to buy songs.
One can then send P30 to NAOMII Music number to get a coupon voucher. He said the only problem is that people want to go straight to the website to try and buy without having bought the coupon with their Myzaka or Orange money account. “But someone can only be able to make the buying after getting the coupon where they can go to the songs or just search for the song that they want and they will see the cart that they can click to buy,” he said. He said those who use PayPal do not need to buy coupons. The website was launched in July 31st but was re-launched and remodelled last month.
Gorulamang revealed that the website is doing well at the moment and is gaining momentum every day. He said they love the feedback and the response from people and as such are continuing to engage with them so that they understand more about the website and how it works. “We avail ourselves to the artists and they get into a contract with us. Then they tell us about the songs that they want uploaded and the albums that they have,” he said. Gorulamang added that their mandate is to collect a catalogue of old music. They already have a mix of both upcoming and veteran artists even from remote areas.
He said the re-launch has opened up the market with even for music videos and other audio content being offered by artists. “This is a chance for artists to make more revenue from their music and also get the opportunity for anyone around the world to hear their music,” he said. One of the trendy artists of the moment Amantle is a member and has hailed the initiative as good. “They really need to work hard in growing the brand ‘NAOMIII music’ because if branded and marketed well we can benefit a lot from it,” she said.