Lagos-based startup, MyMusic, will officially launch its digital music service into the Nigerian market next month.
MyMusic shared this information with TechCabal via mail correspondence. The product launch will be at a world press conference on June 3, 2015.
But this is not the first time MyMusic is pushing out a launch. In November of 2013, the startup announced a launch event for February 2014 after an in-depth feature on CNN that tagged the product, “Nigerian iTunes”.
Founded by Damola Taiwo, Dolapo Taiwo and Tola Ogunsola, MyMusic is a commercial music download service that enables users download Nigerian music digital content legally and it features currently only as a web application on mobile and desktop.
Damilola told TechCabal they are not focusing on building a mobile app for the product yet. “We don’t believe they are popular among the Nigerian mass market,” he said. “Mobile apps will be rolled out later in the year.”
MyMusic has been in the works for two years. Damilola said they’ve spent the past years working on “Technical integration with the Nigerian Telcos, server configurations, acquiring regulatory licences and documents, insurance and content acquisition, legal (signing agreements with the content owners).”
As at the last time MyMusic was covered by CNN, users are charged 50 naira (31 cents) per download via direct billing from their carrier via airtime recharge, it’s possible the rates may have changed.