The digital era is taking Africa by storm, Malawi, a country considered as the friendliest in the continent, has finally started selling and distributing Malawian music online for the first time; and are charging $1.59 per song while a whole album goes for $16.11.
All you have to do is go to www.malawi-music.com and follow the procedure, the website is being run by Dingaani Whayo, and Dickie Chikago, a marketer and a software engineer respectively.
“This website is custom designed as it does not use free and open source platforms like that by Joomla or word press. It is flexible to all the changes that we will do if need be,” said Chikago.
The website will provide the songs in full length and of CD quality in mp3 format while albums will be zipped, in a single file with all mp3 files inclusive and details on how to unzip the files.
Whayo said the buying processing through the website will be supported by Google checkout cart also known as Google Wallet and that people can buy using VISA®, MasterCard®, American Express®, and Discover®.
He said it is the goal of Malawi-Music to provide Malawi music customers with a fast and convenient checkout process, so that they get to download the music they want legally and support the local music industry in Malawi.
There are currently 291 artists’ profiles, including the ones whose music is on sale.