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Kenya - Safaricom music streaming platform Songa will be launching a new online billing system on 1 February.Songa general manager Chinasa Udeala. Songa general manager Chinasa Udeala told Music In Africa that the addition would make it easier for users to buy music.
Zimbabwe - Well the King is back and he claims he is back to take over from whoever that has been renting the sovereignty. Speaking to globenews24.online Zimbabwe journalists Endridge Chapani said, “I have been silent for a while studying the industry because music/sound changes for instance a lot of...
Germany - SoundCloud is inviting all artists affected by the termination of Spotify's direct upload beta option for independent artists to join its indie Repost Network. Repost Network was acquired by SoundCloud in May and offers monetisation, content protection and upgraded profile features to musicians and podcasters. The invitation was...
South Africa - Music streaming service Spotify has launched a lighter version of its app. Spotify Lite is intended for users in countries where data is considered expensive. The development comes a week after the company terminated a distribution option that allowed independent artists to directly upload music on the platform. Just like...
Africa Newsdesk; Ghana -3Music Awards have announced the nominees for the 2019 edition. Now in its second year, the event will take place on 30 March at the Fantasy Dome in Accra. Among those with multiple nominations are Sarkodie, M.anifest, Stonebwoy, Shatta Wale, Ayat Kirani and...
Kenya - Kenya's three licensed collective management organisations (CMOs) are inviting sealed bids from eligible candidates for an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. The Kenya Association of Music Producers (KAMP), Performers Rights Society of Kenya (PRISK) and Music Copyright Society of Kenya (MCSK) are registered by the Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO) to collect, administer and distribute royalties on...
South Africa - French artists DJ Monique and The Dark Blue Orchestra will headline the 2019 edition of Fête de la Musique in Johannesburg on 8 June. The event is made possible by the French Institute of South Africa, Alliance Française and Bassline Live as well as various sponsors and partners including...
KENYA - The nominees for the 14th edition of the Groove Awards were unveiled on 8 May at the Kenya National Theatre in Nairobi, Kenya, ahead of the awards ceremony on 1 June. The public has until 31 May to vote for their favourite acts via the Groove Awards official website. The most nominated...
Nigeria - Reggae-dancehall singe Patoranking will perform at the Wilmer concert at Lugogo Cricket Oval in Kampala, Uganda, on 25 October 2019. Local musicians who have been confirmed to perform at the concert include Vinka, Cindy, Gravity Omutujju, Big Trill, Bennie Gunter, and John Blaq. The event will also feature top DJs Sesse, Naselow,...
South Africa - The Dreaming Girls Foundation will this week hold a conference intended to empower female musicians. The Dreaming Girls Music Conference will take place at St Martin’s School in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 5 to 7 July. Confirmed speakers include jazz singer Nomfundo Xaluva, traditional instrumentalist Sibahle 'Sky' Dladla, cultural expert Carmel Nair...