Founder and CEO: AFRICORI (South Africa)
With just about 30 years experience in the music business (including Universal Music, SonyBMG and Mp3.com Europe). Yoel currently sits on the Merlin board representing Africa and runs one of the leading digital music aggregator for African Music; Africori. He was also just appointed Publisher Director on the board of CAPASSO.
Africori works with clients around the continent and over including Cassper Nyovest’s Family Tree Records, Gallo Records, Chocolate City Music Group,Becca, Khuli Chana, Vanessa Mdee, Navy Kenzo, Silvastone and Stanley Enow amongst others.
Yoel has previously served on various panels around the world, and I think he would be a great addition to the your event especially focusing on the growth/space and importance of digital music in Africa.
Africori is a digital music rights company specialised in the emerging markets and Africa in particular. Africori provides digital music solutions and services to artists, record labels, telecom companies and advertising agencies. Our main activities are: 1) digital distribution of African music in Africa and Worldwide and 2) synch licensing of African catalogue music to advertising agencies, Film and TV production companies. Africori operates the first African internet based music synch licensing platform offering a convenient way to discover and license African music.