Music

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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.

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.

Transsion-owned Boomplay has signed a licensing deal with Sony Music

Sony Music Entertainment (SME) has agreed to license its music catalogue for Boomplay, which is owned by Transsion Holdings and NetEase. The agreement with SME follows on from Universal Music signing a similar licensing deal with Boomplay earlier in 2019.

How Nigeria's popular music portrays Yahoo Boys

Hip-hop artists in Nigeria unpack the realities of the country's cyber fraudsters.

Universal Music signed a licensing deal with Afrika's largest music platform

Universal has agreed to a deal to license its catalog to Boomplay, the leading music streaming service operating across Afrika.

South Africa to amend outdated copyright law

South Africa's copyright law must not continue ignoring the principles of fair use.

Free streaming service launched in South Africa

A new free video streaming service has been launched in South Africa.