Empire distribution, records and publishing Inc is an American music company that has recently expanded it’s reach to Nigeria and so far so good it has signed few Nigerian artists who are currently enjoying a global fame.
In this article therefore, we are going to look at the Nigerian artists who have been signed by Empire, and after doing so we shall move on to see some basic information about Empire records like who is it’s CEO, where the record label headquarters is located as well as how to contact Empire music label.
Thus, if you are a Nigerian artists that has been seeking to know so much about Empire records, I believe this article will give you a great insight to this music distribution and recording company known as Empire.
So without any further ado, let’s get started with this article.
Nigerian artists signed by Empire.
The names of Nigerian artists who are currently signed to Empire as of 2023/2024 are Olamide, Fireboy DML, Asake, Wande Coal and Kizz Daniel.
On 12 February 2020, a Nigerian singer and rapper wo goes by the name Olamide Badoo revealed on his X formerly Twitter platform that he has signed a joint venture deal with Empire Distribution, Recording and Publishing Inc.
He further stated that Fireboy DML and any other artists who is signed to YBNL Nation will also benefit from the Empire deal with him.
Therefore, Fireboy DML and Asake are the two YBNL Nation artists who are benefitting from the joint their record label is having with Empire Records.
As revealed by Empire senior vice president of A&R, Tina Davis, Wande Coal signed a distribution deal with Empire for his album titled “Umbrella”.
Kizz Daniel took to his Instagram handle to announce that he has signed a partnership deal with Empire Distribution, Records and Publishing Inc.
Who is the CEO of Empire record label?
The CEO of Empire record label is Ghazi Shami, a Palestinian-American music technologist, record producer, audio engineer, and entrepreneur.
Ghazi studied at the San Francisco State University where he graduated with a degree in music technology. Before finding Empire Distribution, Records and Publishing Inc, he served as a Director of Urban Music at INgrooves.
Alongside Nima Etminan, who is an MBA graduate in Media Management from Hamburg Media School, Shami worked to expand the mission and services of the record company to handling Marketing and A&R. eEtminan is currently the Vice President of Operations and A&R.
Where is Empire record label headquarters?
Empire record label has it’s headquarters in San Francisco with offices in New York City, London, Nashville, and Atlanta.
How to contact Empire music label.
To contact Empire music label, please visit their official website contact page @ https://empi.re/contact.php.
When you get to the website choose what you want to contact them about from the drop down list and after providing your name, email, and subject matter, you can go ahead to write what you really want to contact Empire records about.
Nigerian tracks released under Empire records.
In 2022, Empire records released its first-ever African compilation album which was titled Where We Come From (Vol. 1), and the album features 19 artists from 6 different African nations. Thias album was a passion project of Tina Davis, and it showcases 15 exclusive new tracks from Afrobeats royalties from Nigeria,: Wande Coal, Tiwa Savage, Olamide, Fireboy DML, Asake, and Kizz Daniel.
While reflecting on the project, Davis said: “We decided at the top of 2021 that we wanted to bring our artists to America to showcase how brilliantly talented they were as entertainers and writers at the SXSW conference. The energy was high and very creative! On one of the days, we rented a bus and Ghazi (EMPIRE CEO/Founder) took everyone on a tour of San Francisco for the day. We hired Sak Pase in A&R because of his professionalism and creativity and Every artist walked away from that camp with a Sak Pase song and a strong respect and knowledge from him. The final product is an amazing body of work that has artists from every region of the continent. We’re looking forward to Vol. 2!”
The cover art for the album was created by a Nigerian artist who goes by the name Dricky Stickman, who incorporated all 15 songs to illustrate unity, community, and culture.
While commenting on the project, EMPIRE’s Regional Head West Africa, Kareem Mobalaji, said: “This project is a perfect example of music having no limitations. Yes, we are from Africa, but we are truly determined to reach the entire world with our voice which is music.” This compilation project was created during a writing camp at EMPIRE’s headquarters in San Francisco following the label’s first showcase, “The New Africa,” at SXSW. The showcase featured performances by BNXN fka Buju, Cheque, Fireboy DML, June Freedom, L.A.X., Wande Coal, and other Afrobeat trailblazers signed to EMPIRE. The familiarity among the performers inspired the collaboration, with Wande Coal saying, “Everyone on this album is a family. We’re all involved in each other’s lives which makes it easy to bring out your best self when creating music.”