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United States - Artists can now access the Apple Music for Artists analytics tool as an iPhone app. “Apple Music for Artists is here. We’ve listened to the artist community and incorporated your feedback to create the very best tool for understanding how your music is performing across the globe,”...
Nigeria - Sony Music Entertainment Africa has appointed music industry entrepreneur Oluwaseun Lloyd, also known as Banko, as its artist and business development manager for the West Africa region. Reporting to managing director Sean Watson, Lloyd will drive the catalogue strategy for Sony Music while continuing to build partnerships with labels and artists. Before the appointment, he was the...
South Africa - South African singer Zarcia Zacheus won the Best Jazz Album Award at the 2019 Mzantsi Jazz Awards at the weekend. The relatively unknown Zarcia beat out stiff competition from albums by Mandla Mlangeni's Tune Recreation Committee and The Mill, as well as Bokani Dyer Trio, whose Neo Native was lauded widely by critics...
Nigeria - Nigerian artist 2Baba will headline the 2019 edition of Nollywood Film Festival Germany (NFFG), which kicks off on 30 August and climaxes with the Nollywood Europe Golden Awards (NEGAs) a day later. The event will take place at Saray Turkuaz Event Centre in Frankfurt am Main. It will...
Nigeria - Nigerian music stars and fans of Cote D’Ivoire singer, DJ Arafat, on Monday took to social media to mourn after the shocking news of his death. David Adeleke popularly known as Davido and Yemi Alade was one of the Nigerian stars who paid condolence after news of DJ...
United Kingdom - London will host a Felabration concert on 30 August. The event will be held at Indigo at The O2 to celebrate the life and legacy of Fela Kuti. It also aims to advocate for the preservation of African culture through music, fashion and the arts The 2019 edition of...
Egypt - The 28 edition of Citadel Festival for Music and Singing will be held at the Cairo Citadel in Egypt from 18 August to 1 September 2019. The organisers have released a list of 11 acts out of the 45 musicians set to perform at the event. The event will...
Uganda - MTN Nyege Nyege has been working closely with a Chinese label as it prepares to hold the fifth edition of the festival at Nile Discovery Beach in Jinja, Uganda, run from 5 to 8 September. More than 30 countries will be represented at the festival this year, with a...
Nigeria - Burna Boy’s latest album African Giant this week made its entry into the UK Albums Top 40 Chart at No 16, making it the highest ranking African album ever, according to various media outlets. The feat was announced by Official Album Charts through its official Twitter account. “Check out this...
South Africa - Cape Town‘s Lee-Shane Booysen will represent South Africa in Europe after winning the 2019 Red Bull Dance Your Style national finals in Johannesburg's Newtown Music Factory on Saturday. Booysen outperformed 15 other dancers from various regions in SA to secure his spot to compete at the European...