After having decided to focus on building a music agency, the first step was to decide which artists we were truly excited about working with and with whom we would need to formalise relationships with. It also meant that publishing and distribution also became priorities as essential cogs in the machine which need to run with the utmost precision.
Cue: mungo. and Phonofile.
mungo. is the solo music project of Cape Town based bassist and guitarist, Simon Lee. He is the first official naas artist and his debut EP, The World According to Mungo, is the first release from naas in its new capacity as a music agency. The EP was released on 11 November to a great reception from the local Cape Town following as well as many well respected blogs. It was streamed pre-release on SoundCloud which was shortly followed by its availability for ‘name your price’ on Bandcamp (below).
This was then followed by the exciting new relationship developed with Phonofile – a Norwegian digital distributing company – but also just an incredibly helpful, friendly and hard working group of people. ‘The World According to Mungo’ was distributed to 33 streaming/downloading/purchasing sites including iTunes, Deezer, Spotify, Amazon, eMusic, Google Play, Klicktrack, Nokia, Xbox Music and YouTube Music Key.
All future releases by naas will be distributed by Phonofile and we couldn’t put our artists and their music in better hands.