For over a decade, Nigerians have been used to downloading music for free on music blogs. Today, there are so many music streaming platforms encouraging the fight against accessing music for free. These apps are in line with the global goal of making sure money is raised each time music is played and given to the creators. Currently, there over ten music streaming platforms in Nigeria.
We have carefully selected and highlighted the top 5 music streaming platforms in Nigeria in 2021.
Audiomack is Nigeria's most popular music streaming platform. The platform was founded in 2012. It is a music streaming and audio distributing platform that allows the free upload of content by artists. Audiomack is an easy to use mobile app that also has a web version. It allows users to listen to over a million songs for free.
For those of us looking for an audio streaming platform that allows artists to distribute songs themselves, audiomack is the one for you. Audiomack pays artists for creating through paid advertisements or premium subscription feed.
In Audiomack users can save their favorite songs and listen to them even without access to the internet. With this feature, users can save and play songs offline for free.
Boomplay is a media streaming platform. The app was developed by Transsnet Music Limited and launched by TECNO Mobile in 2015. It provides a freemium and subscription-based download and streaming service. It also has enticing features like download for offline play and ad-free listening offered to premium users. Boomplay's main focus is on the African market. They won the 'Best African App' award at the AppsAfrica Innovation Awards in Cape Town, South Africa in 2017.
3. Apple Music
The third most popular music streaming platform in Nigeria is Apple Music. Apple Music is a music and video streaming service developed by Apple Inc in 2015. The app offers new subscribers a six-month free trial before charging them monthly.
Apple Music has over 70 million songs on its platform making it one of the biggest music streaming platforms in the world.
Deezer is a French online music streaming service. It is available for Web, Android, iOS, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry OS, Windows, and macOS.
Deezer has over 56 million songs on the platform. They have a wide audience in Nigeria as well.
5. YouTube Music
After successfully launching YouTube and Google Play Music, Google launched another subsidiary streaming service called YouTube service. YouTube Music developed by YouTube is a music streaming service that offers a premium tier that allows you experience an ad-free playback and audio-only background playback service. It also allows its users to download and play songs offline.
YouTube Music was launched in 2015 and has now surpassed Google Play Music as Google's main music streaming service.