The future of music

For many music fans buying costly records or CDs is a quaint and distant memory. It meant collections were limited by budget. Today though, the prevalence of free or cheap streaming and downloading platforms on social media has given music lovers a deafening, near unlimited and often overwhelming choice. Take…

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MTN in partnership with Jay Z's music platform

Jay Z owned digital music platform, [TIDAL](, has entered into a partnership with one of Afrika's largest [telecommunications]( companies, MTN, in Uganda. Based on the agreement between the two companies, MTN Uganda will start offering TIDAL subscription membership as part of its mobile data bundles. TIDAL has also stated that…

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Black Coffee's new digital music platform

In an interview during an event recently during August 2018, renowned South African DJ, Black Coffee, announced that he is working on a digital platform and app for independent music artists to showcase their work. Named GongBox, the digital music platform was first announced by Black Coffee in 2014 but…

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Using solar powered MP3 players in the fight against diarrhea

URIDU, a German non-profit social enterprise, is using educational and inspirational music in the fight against the spread of diarrhea in remote regions of the Central African Republic and Congo. The songs, which are played using the solar-powered MP3 players URIDU developed, are used to sensitize the Aka communities found…

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Nigeria's Vice President engaged Silicon Valley investors

Nigeria's Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, spent some time on his visit to the USA with investors and leaders from America's technology and entertainment sectors discussing collaboration and opportunities in Nigeria. The Vice President was joined during the interactions by a Nigerian delegation that included Industry, Trade & Investment Minister…

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