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The Black Stripe Foundation, in partnership with YouTube Music, today announced the names of four community organizations set to receive grant funding through the Triple M (Mzansi: Music to Heal - Music to Unite) initiative.
YouTube has announced that grant applications for the #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund Class of 2022 will open on 21 June 2021. The fund is aimed at deepening investments in Black communities.
Spotify is expanding to 80 plus countries including several across Africa. The announcement will be welcomed by many music artists across Africa who have fans in their countries where Spotify was not available.
SoundCloud has announced the introduction of fan-powered royalties, a more equitable and transparent way for emerging and independent artists to earn money on SoundCloud.
Spotify has announced its latest financial results, and despite its paid (premium) subscribers rising to 155 million compared to the year before, the music streaming media company reported that its losses had tripled during the same period.
Relief funding was designed to cover cancellations in the first quarter – but most musicians in South Africa hadn’t confirmed all their bookings by then. And from April onwards, during the lockdown, there have been minimal earnings.