Pongo Signs WW Record & Publishing Deal With Position Music & Hive Music

Position Music President and CEO Tyler Bacon and Hive Music Co-Founder Robin Housman have announced today that Pongo has signed exclusive global record and publishing deals with Position Music as part of its joint venture with Hive Music.Pongo will release her first single in two years on June 19. “Katana” kicks off a new release cycle for the genre-bending artist following the success of her Sakidila album and sold-out tour dates worldwide.

With 50+ million global streams, the Angolan-born, Lisbon-based singer and songwriter has firmly established herself as one of the top talents in Kuduro and Afrobeats. Her fusion of traditional Angolan stylings with hard-hitting, energetic electronic production has contributed to her being shortlisted for African Artist of the Year at the 2024 KORA Awards and featured on the high-profile FIFA 2023 soundtrack.

Left to Right: Delmar Powell (VP of A&R, Position Music), Mark Chipello (Partner and Head of A&R, Position Music), Robin Housman (Co-Founder, Hive Music), Pongo, J Scavo (GM of Recorded Music, Position Music), Tyler Bacon (President and CEO, Position Music)
[Photo Credit: Delia Bush]

Following iconic performances for Boiler Room and COLORSxSTUDIOS, Pongo recently completed a Mexican residency with Damon Albarn’s Africa Express. Sheis working on new music across Lisbon, Paris, Los Angeles, and London.

"I am so happy to be joining the Hive Music and Position Music family. So glad that we finally managed to work together, especially to Robin who, after so many years, tried to make our connection possible! So excited for our journey ahead. Azemboraaa (Let's go)!!!" says Pongo.

Pongo enters her Position Music record deal alongside long-standing joint venture partners Hive Music. Hive Music is an independent label and publisher owned by Robin Housman and Rick Powell.


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