LOCAL musicians who stream their music with mJams are now receiving royalties.
The music streaming platform since its establishment in 2018 has already made payments to musicians totalling to SBD$450,000.
mJams said this made it the sole local music streaming platform that pays royalties to local artists.
It said over 700 Solomon Islands artists and musicians are currently registered with mJams with more than 4000 local songs streamed daily on the app.
The platform also has Top 20 count down and award prizes and free promotions to the top three artists on the chart.
mJams said it is now planning the first ever mJams music awards proposed for the end of the year with categories such as mJams artist of the year, song of the year, music video of the year and individual awards for top songs and artists in each genre.
“This is the first time that mJams will hold such an event, recognising the accomplishments of local artists.
“mJams is dedicated to supporting and promoting the Solomon Islands music scene by providing a platform for artists to earn income while entrusting them with their music,” mJams said in a recent statement.
Many artists and musicians have thanked mJams for its support to their music, however, there are some who complained that they are yet to receive any royalty payment from mJams to date.
By ULUTAH GINA
Solomon Star, Honiara