Zimbabwean Pay-Per-View Platform Gateway Stream Music has been named Promoter of the Year 2022 at the prestigious National Arts Merits Awards (NAMA) held last week. If the name means nothing to you, for any reasonGateway Stream was the platform that secured the exclusive rights to launch Jah Prayzah’s 2021 album “Gwara”.
“Promoter of the Year – Gateway Stream. An innovative company/organization that has launched unique arts promotion products and events throughout the year. This is especially special as we have seen Gateway Stream Music partner with musicians during COVID-19 to organize online events that have been win-wins for promoter and creatives”
NAMA Award Citation for Gateway Stream Music
The platform also launched the highly anticipated second season of Wadiwa WepaMoyo before it was released on YouTube.
“We are touched by this recognition. The underlying goal in conceptualizing and launching Gateway Stream Music is to empower local artists with the goal of helping them monetize their art.
“This is the first time that Gateway Stream Music has partnered with NAMA. We have provided the voting platform, online ticketing platform and live streaming of the event to music fans around the world. We thank NAMA for giving us this opportunity to associate ourselves with these prestigious awards”
Taremeredzwa Chipepera, Managing Director of Gateway Stream and Gateway Stream Music
Additionally, Gateway Stream launched a way for influencers and creators to earn money on their personal brands last year. Influencers, musicians and content creators can register for the program (which is basically affiliate marketing) and sell services that Gateway Stream’s parent company Rainbow Tourism Group (RTG) The group offers. This is in addition to the favorable 80/20 split the company has for artists and creators for paid content.
“Our goal is to help social influencers leverage the valuable asset they have, which is access to markets, in a way that ensures they monetize their brand equity. Social influencers already have what businesses want, a defined market and reach, which they access efficiently and profitably”
Tendai Madziwanyika, Managing Director of Rainbow Tourism Group, speaking at the launch of the program in late 2021
If you haven’t checked it already, Gateway Stream Music has a mobile app available on Google Play Store for Android devices and Apple App Store for iOS devices or you can go to the Gateway Stream Music website ( link here).