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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.
If South Africa’s digital inequalities persist, the results could be more exclusionary, for both music makers and music consumers.
Many content creators, curators, musicians, artists, and influencers have invested in new ways to adapt to this new reality by leveraging technology to capture high-quality shareable content for their fans on social media channels and platforms via podcasting and vlogging.