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Sony Music Publishing signs global deal with Gallo Music Publishers
Sony Music Publishing signs global deal with Gallo Music PublishersArticle

Sony Music Publishing South Africa announced the signing of Gallo Music Publishers to a worldwide agreement...

24 Mar 2021

Africa's Playfre expands to 13 more countries
Africa's Playfre expands to 13 more countriesArticle

African music streaming service Playfre is launching in 13 more African countries...

28 Oct 2019

Playfre launches SongRoute to help artists sell music
Playfre launches SongRoute to help artists sell musicArticle

SongRoute is intended to help African artists from across the continent, both major and emerging to sell their music...

1 Jul 2019

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Boomplay sealed deal with Apprise Music in GhanaArticle

Apprise Music becomes the first Ghanaian Music distributor to partner with leading music streaming platform, Boomplay.

14 Jun 2019

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How African countries are doing in ballooning digital music revenuesArticle

While new modes of distribution using mobile telecommunications networks offer real alternatives to piracy, African musicians continue to struggle to reap significant benefits...

Christiaan De Beukelaer and Andrew J. Eisenberg 14 May 2019

Boomplay has signed a licensing agreement with Warner Music
Boomplay has signed a licensing agreement with Warner MusicArticle

Boomplay, the largest music streaming and downloading service in Africa has signed a deal with Warner Music to bring the record company's music closer to the region...

15 Mar 2019

Publiseer shortlisted for Startupbootcamp FastTrack and partners with Caketunes
Publiseer shortlisted for Startupbootcamp FastTrack and partners with CaketunesArticle

Publiseer, a Nigerian digital publisher, has emerged as one of the ten startup companies shortlisted for the Startupbootcamp FastTrack and has partnered with music production and beat distribution company, Caketunes...

4 Apr 2018

#StartupStory: The Record Drop helps SA musicians become CEO of their own destiny
#StartupStory: The Record Drop helps SA musicians become CEO of their own destinyArticle

Solo musician Damian Malgas has first-hand experience of the challenges faced when it comes to having your music heard as a new artist, often the main issue for up and coming independent artists is distribution...

Ruth Cooper 8 Nov 2017

Music distribution startup Caketunes launches in Nigeria
Music distribution startup Caketunes launches in NigeriaArticle

Nigerian startup Caketunes has launched its music distribution and production platform for artists and music producers...

Tom Jackson 5 Nov 2017

#OurStories theme at SA Book Fair.
Books alive at South African Book FairArticle

The South African Book Fair, took place over this past weekend and centred around the theme, #OurStories...

12 Sep 2017

PayU Nigeria's new payment solution for recurring bills
PayU Nigeria's new payment solution for recurring billsArticle

PayU Nigeria introduces PayU Subscription, a convenient payment method which allows merchants to safely and securely collect payments from consumers...

10 Aug 2017

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Empathy as a starting point to innovationArticle

Often, the orientations to innovation are determined by the skills existing in a factory at a given time. Typically, the company owns a technical know-how and uses it to improve or transform its products...

Amandine Robin 7 Dec 2016

Russel Brand
Accelerateing the pace of innovationArticle

In today's digitally driven economies, organisations' entire operating models are popping up and disappearing, and being recreated again, almost overnight.

Russel Brand 9 May 2014

iROKING appoints new CEO
iROKING appoints new CEOArticle

Nigerian digital music platform, iROKING, has announced the appointment of Jason Njoku as its new CEO.

2 Dec 2013

Red Igloo introduces online production music library
Red Igloo introduces online production music libraryArticle

Red Igloo Music is set to shake up the South African production music landscape, with its new cloud-based music distribution system.

6 Jun 2013

Songrab to launch a new take on music distributionArticle

Songrab.com will soon be launched and will enable fans to support their favourite musicians without having to dip into their own wallets, but still generating income for them via their social actions, by providing a fresh take on "share to download" that will benefit local musicians.

18 Sep 2012

[BFMA 2012] New films screened, what to expect on Day 2
[BFMA 2012] New films screened, what to expect on Day 2Article

Over 500 filmmakers, stars, media managers, music producers and digital content developers attended the screening of Discovery Channel's new African film titled Inside Story.

11 Jul 2012

Rare mix of producers and filmmakers to meet at BFMA Conference
Rare mix of producers and filmmakers to meet at BFMA ConferenceArticle

The Broadcast, Film and Music Africa (BFMA) conference opening tomorrow in Nairobi has producers and film experts from the USA's Hollywood, Nigeria's Nollywood and India's Bollywood in the list of experts speaking at the conference.

9 Jul 2012

BFMA Conference attracts venture capitalists
BFMA Conference attracts venture capitalistsArticle

Kenya is preparing to host the fourth Broadcast, Film and Music Africa (BFMA) Conference from 10-11 July 2012. The conference is expected to attract filmmakers, broadcasters and other creative content firms from Africa.

Carole Kimutai: @CaroleKimutai 2 Jul 2012

African Electronic Media Business Exchange launches at BFMA Conference
African Electronic Media Business Exchange launches at BFMA ConferenceArticle

An exciting new stage at this year's 4th annual Broadcast, Film and Music Africa (BFMA) Conference will see filmmakers and broadcasters, as well as other creative content firms interact with venture capitalists to pitch their business ideas and attract funding.

26 Jun 2012

P.H.Fat album 'You are going to Die' to be launched 20 Feb
P.H.Fat album 'You are going to Die' to be launched 20 FebArticle

Following the success of their debut album "Dinosaur Blood" on 11 February 2011 on acclaimed US label Muti Music, P.H.FAT has decided to break the traditional mould of a record label financed release; and will launch their 5 track EP for FREE and independently through their website www.phfat.co.za on 20 February 2012.

Anna-Bet Bester 1 Feb 2012

Spinlet celebrated at Midem 2012
Spinlet celebrated at Midem 2012Article

The launch of Spinlet, Africa's digital distribution service was celebrated this week at Midem 2012, in Cannes, France. The service is expected to debut within Africa this February with over 200 000 tracks, making it the largest platform for music discovery throughout Africa.

31 Jan 2012

Moshito 2011 to feature more than 30 sessions
Moshito 2011 to feature more than 30 sessionsArticle

The annual Moshito Music Conference and Exhibition, featuring more than 30 sessions of panel discussions, information sessions and workshops, will take place from 31 August to 2 September, 2011, at the Sci Bono Discovery Centre, Newtown, Johannesburg.

12 Aug 2011

Moshito 2011 turns up heat
Moshito 2011 turns up heatArticle

The Moshito Music Conference and Exhibition which takes place from 31 August - 2 September 2011 at the Sci-Bono Centre in Newtown precinct, Johannesburg, turns up the heat on the business of music in South Africa with a programme featuring over 30 sessions of panel discussions, information sessions and workshops.

11 Aug 2011

Consumers switch on UK media & entertainment recovery
Consumers switch on UK media & entertainment recoveryArticle

LONDON, United Kingdom: Following a decline last year, the UK Entertainment & Media (E&M) market will grow by nearly 4% compounded annually from 2009 to 2014 - powered in part by widespread internet access, an advertising recovery, and the explosion of mobile - as industry revenues rise 20% in five years and UK E&M customer spend looks set to hit US$50 billion (about R375 billion) mark by 2014.

22 Jun 2010

Facing new technologies? Avoid the fate of traditional playersArticle

Lausanne, Switzerland: More often than not, the larger the company and longer established it has been, the more difficult it is to adapt to new, emerging technologies, and that means that such companies do not adapt - most often with dire consequences. This article aims to show how one can avoid becoming a casualty of new technologies.

Professors Albrecht Enders and Andreas König 3 Jun 2010

Napster's new plan: slash prices, stream music, surviveArticle

Napster, currently owned by retailer Best Buy, is trying out a new plan: For US$5 per month, users can stream unlimited tunes and download five songs. Streaming, of course, means most users can only listen while on a Web-connected computer, but Napster is counting on the rise of portable media players that are always wirelessly connected to the net.

20 May 2009

Music Exchange 2009 fires up
Music Exchange 2009 fires upArticle

South Africa's first independent music conference, Music Exchange 2009 kicked off yesterday, 19 March at the Protea Hotel Victoria Junction in Cape Town featuring top local and international guest speakers from all sectors within the music industry. The aim of the event is to "exchange, share, mentor and enlighten" one another as participants that collectively represent 400 years in the industry gather under one roof.

Sindy Peters 19 Mar 2009

Nine Inch Nails creeps out music labels with free 'Ghosts'Article

In the latest sign the music distribution business continues to be roiled by change, Nine Inch Nails has released its new album in a variety of formats, including giving part of it away on file-sharing technologies such as BitTorrent.

Keith Regan 4 Mar 2008

Vodacom launches music downloads serviceArticle

Mobile music company Omnifone, announced today, Thursday, 1 November 2007, that its unlimited music downloads service MusicStation will launch commercially in South Africa through Vodafone-affiliate network Vodacom by 1 December. Consumers will have access to over a million tracks from Universal Music Group, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, EMI Music and Warner Music Group and independent labels on new and existing Nokia and Sony Ericsson handsets.

1 Nov 2007

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