Industry Nite parts ways with Spinlet, partners YSG Hub

By Osagie Alonge

Tiwa Savage, D’Prince, Wande Coal, Dr SID performing at Industry Nite, July 2012. Photo: NET/Theophilus Ikioda

After a successful partnership with which lasted for about two years, Industry Nite has ended its business relationship with digital distribution company Spinlet.

Producers of the weekly talent showcase told NET that while the ‘relationship was mutually beneficial’; they are looking towards reaching other prospects and ventures.

‘It’s been great working with Spinlet, but with time, you discover that you can achieve more’, executive producer Matthew Ohio told NET over the telephone. The relationship ended about a month ago.

Ohio tells us Industry Nite put pen to paper, in a new deal with YSG Hub two weeks ago. ‘This new partnership aims to provide promotional and distribution structures for artists’, he explains.

YSG Hub according to one of its project managers can be likened to a mobile market app where anything from music to merchandise can be accessed and purchased. ‘And if you’re thinking about the problem of distribution, we’ve got that covered, we’ll be leveraging on our sister company Young Shall Grow Transport’, Tersoo ‘T-Rexx’ Abaagu says.

Industry Nite was launched in May 2008 as a means to showcase local talent and also celebrate established artistes. The likes of NET, D’banj, 2face, the Mavins, 9ice, Wizkid and many others have been featured on its platform