AMG/MaDigital joins IMPEL

West African publisher represents more than 800 writers including a number of high-profile African artists

London, 5th February 2022 Independent West African publisher AMG/MaDigital has joined IMPEL.

AMG/MaDigital is the first music publishing company in West Africa and was established with the goal of educating African artists about publishing income and its opportunities.

Based in Ivory Coast, the company was founded in 2020 by Dominique Gnamba.

Since its foundation, AMG/MaDigital has signed more than 800 writers, 90% of which are in West Africa specialising in Afrobeat.

The company represents a number of high-profile African artists including Ks Bloom, Asaph du Ciel and Morijah, as well as developing artists such as Stelair, Nitche OG and 8ll.

AMG/MaDigital’s music publishing operation sits alongside a management arm, record label and music promotion service.

Gnamba said: “We are really happy to become a member of IMPEL. We look forward to working with them to enhance our collections in Africa and make sure our artists get paid properly and quickly. Joining IMPEL is also a great opportunity to work alongside a diverse range of successful independent publishers from all around the world as a collective.”

IMPEL CEO Sarah Williams said: “We’re really delighted to be welcoming Dominique and his team to IMPEL as our first member from the African continent. MaDigital is breaking new ground in West Africa and we feel that we are the perfect partner to support them in their mission to support African songwriters. Their experience and insight into an important developing region will also be of great value to us.”

IMPEL is the international collective licensing agency representing digital music publishing rights. It is 100% owned and controlled by its members, which include respected independent publishers such as Bucks Music Group, Beggars Music, Reservoir Music, Kassner Music CTM, ABKCO, Truelove Music, Faber Music, Mute Song and many more.

The IMPEL membership represents a diverse collection of works recorded by many of the world’s biggest artists past and present including Ed Sheeran, Stormzy, Dua Lipa, David Bowie, Ray Charles, Rihanna, Beyonce, Calvin Harris, Elvis Presley and more.


IMPEL Collective Management Limited (‘IMPEL’) licenses and administers the digital rights of its publisher members’ Anglo-American repertoire for online activities on a multi-territory basis.