Echo music blog
|Type of business||Private company|
Type of site
|Music blog, website|
|Area served||Zambia, Tanzania, Nigeria, Ghana , Namibia, Malawi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, South Africa|
|Owner||Megatech & Co Limited|
|Alexa rank||162,141 (August 2017[update]).|
|Users||15, 000 weekly Unique Users|
History[edit | edit source]
The website was launched in May 2017 by Blessing Muchuu, who used it as a personal blog site. The website was banned for a few months, after it shared a song by a Mampi titled "Nyula Yako" and again the other reason was infringement rights for sharing a song by Wezi without obtaining promotional rights for the songs. The website was later reopened with a new name and updates, including the new domain EchoMusicBlog.com which it still currently uses. During the time when this website was just launched, many web users in search of Zambian music misconstrued the website to be associated with Zambian Music Blog.Co, another music website.
This was later clarified when a Zambian musician B Flow Shared His personal story published on the website after former American president Barack Obama invited him to launch Barack Obama foundation. African Musicians like Cassper Nyovest a South African Rapper and Wizkid an Nigerian musician, appreciated Echo Music Blog via twitter for sharing his song 'Everytime', which Features popular American rapper Future.
Other musicians from Countries like Zambia, Tanzania, Nigeria, Ghana , Namibia, Malawi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo and South Africa appreciated Echo Music Blog for taking a major step of exposing African Music with every one in the African continent. While other local music bodies and musicians have criticized Echo Music Blog for been in the forerunner of destroying the Zambian Music Industry. Local bloggers that have been running websites before Echo Music Blog, also publicly criticized this website for overtaking the role of promoting music in such a short period of time. While others blogged and thanked Echo Music Blog for continuing to serve Zambian music, While popular musicians like Macky 2, Slap Dee, Mampi, Chef 187, T Low, Pilato and more found the platform not offensive and have shown great appreciation for the role that it has been playing.
Site Statistics[edit | edit source]
Echo Music Blog 's traffic has grown steadily since its launch in 2017, and according to Blessing in reports, there is approximately 30,491 thousand views per month. The Web Information Company, Alexa ranks it at 1,040,817 as of December the year 2017  In January 2018 the website was named among the top 60 African music blogs by Feed spot. And was also named among the Zambian Music Blogs During this period the website managed to rank as at 1,040,817  in the world, while ranking 150 in Zambia where it gets more traffic  position.
Awards[edit | edit source]
- 2017 Kwacha Music Award for the "Best Zambian Music Blog"
- Feed Spot Top 60 African Music Blogs and Websites for African Music Lovers
References[edit | edit source]
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- Eye, Zambian. "B'Flow gets Obama invite - Zambian Eye". Zambian Eye. Zambian Eye. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
- Zambia, Echo. "B Flow Invited Again By Barack Obama To Launch The Obama Foundation". Echomusicblog.com. Retrieved 8 November 2017.
- Zambia, Echo. "Wizkid – Everytime Ft. Future". Echomusicblog.com. Retrieved 24 September 2017.
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- Feed, Spot. "Top 60 African Music Blogs Winners". blog.feedspot.com. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
- Elina, Inonge. "Top & Best Zambian Music Blogs". homebasemusic.com. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
- Rank, ank. "EchoMusicBlog Ranking". rankank.com. Retrieved 7 January 2018.
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- feedspot, com. "Top 60 African Music Blogs and Websites for African Music Lovers". feedspot.com. feedspot. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
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