Entertainment

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Streamed music is driving the comeback of vinyl

A story of predators and prey – and is not unique to the music industry. Once the appearance of new technology leads to the extinction of the previous one, it can be interesting to look at what existed before.

Jazz music artists in South Africa are taking to the Internet during the COVID-19 lockdown

The performing arts is one of the sectors hit hard by COVID-19, with tens of thousands of gigs cancelled across the world. Since the lockdown in South Africa several jazz musicians have begun to harness online platforms in novel ways.

Digital TV and the growth of local Kenyan talent

Opening of new TV stations that use local languages has given some very talented people a platform where they can perform and shine in a language they are most comfortable in, as opposed to when they had to package their content in a second or third language and try fit into the existing programs.

Netflix' investment into Nollywood

Netflix has increased its investment in Nigeria’s film industry, Nollywood. As part of this, Nollywood should also focus on the economics of creativity. The industry needs metrics to track and measure skills and output of performances.

A book that digs deep into the inner workings of Spotify

The book, Spotify Teardown - Inside The Black Box of Streaming Music, tells a story of how Spotify is not what it generally says it is, it is actually more like Facebook, an advertising and user data driven company.

Making sense of South Africa’s new copyright bill

The United States may violate the World Trade Organisation rules if it punishes South Africa for adopting a new copyright bill, explain two US trade experts.

Ghana and Nigeria present a great growth opportunity for music streaming

Music streaming services have the largest short term upside if they double down in Ghana and Nigeria. As subscription growth continues to reach its peak in the Nordics, United States, and many parts of Europe the race to expand further has become even more competitive.