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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

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

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

The age at which we apparently experience "musical paralysis"

Musical paralysis, which is defined as the time at which we stop discovering new music and start listening to the same tracks and genres over and over again, is apparently prevalent and at its peak in our 20s. This is according to research that was commissioned by the music streaming

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

Facebook's new music services

Facebook has announced the availability of two new music related services, namely Lip Sync Live and the ability for Facebook users to include music with copyright to the videos they upload on the social media platform. Lip Sync Live is a karaoke type service that will allow Facebook users to

Spotify's gutsy direct listing

When Spotify finally went public on the New York Stock Exchange on April 3 as SPOT, it did so in a very unconventional way. For one thing, there was none of the usual fanfare. The CEO didn’t ring the opening bell; in fact, he didn’t even show up.