QUEEN of dance, Sandra Ndebele has signed a distribution deal with American company, OMG Studios who will avail her music on online platforms such as iTunes and the ever-growing Spotify.
The deal which will see Ndebele’s forthcoming album set for release later this year being sold internationally, comes at a time when the artiste is riding high with hits Ingoma and the most recent Tshibilika.
Ndebele has been doing her online distribution but following the deal, OMG will now handle everything for her.
“OMG will get 30 percent from each sale of an album or a song and I will get 70 percent. They’ll be doing everything with regards to my online distribution of music and also connecting me to tours and collaborations with other artistes.
“This latest arrangement gives me time to concentrate on producing music and performing at shows,” said Ndebele.
She said she was contacted by OMG after they saw her music video for Ingoma playing on Trace Africa.
“Someone from OMG watched Ingoma on Trace Africa and they contacted me to offer the deal. Without thinking much, I accepted as I knew it’d be good for my brand.
“The deal ends whenever I think they’re not meeting my expectations in terms of getting my brand and music out there,” said Ndebele.
She said the OMG deal will enable her music to be distributed across the globe.
Before the American deal, Ndebele was signed under Zimbabwe’s oldest record company Gramma Records which she said she had not ditched.
She, however, said Gramma needed to pay her dues first before she could give them her new music.
“Gramma has to put its house in order before I submit new works to them for distribution. I haven’t been paid for my other albums and they need to pay first before they get anything new from me,” said Ndebele