Tag: south africa
South African music-streaming app My Muze reaches 1m downloads
South African telco Vodacom’s My Muze music-streaming app has been downloaded more than 1m times since its launch in April this year. Those downloads have come on Android alone, although the service is available in a web-browser...
July 5, 2019
South African industry optimistic after return to growth
South Africa’s recorded-music industry has returned to growth in recent years, including a 12.4% rise in 2018 according to figures published recently by the IFPI. Music Ally’s latest country profile focuses on South Africa,...
April 16, 2019
Country Profile – South Africa 2019
There is plenty of optimism surrounding the South African music industry as revenue growth returned in 2018 and numerous streaming services launched in a country just setting out on its digital music journey
April 15, 2019
Huawei to launch a music-streaming service in South Africa
Chinese technology company Huawei may be best known in the west for its hardware, but it’s also gearing up to launch a music-streaming service in South Africa. Huawei Music will launch this year, with a catalogue initially...
March 21, 2018
Country Profile – South Africa 2018
South Africa followed a 334.2% rise in music streaming revenue in 2016 with a 108% rise in 2017. But such hair-raising fi gures should be put in their proper context, given that the overall market fell in both years
February 22, 2018
Music Ally Issue 404: IFPI Data & Five Big Questions
Lead: For the most part, the IFPI’s numbers for 2016 were good news – albeit presented with the caveat that we are not out of the woods yet. But digging into the numbers, we have five big questions that need answering...
June 1, 2017
WeChat offers TurnUp Music in South Africa
A messaging app offering music is not exactly new – as users of Line in Asia will know – but it is certainly one way to net that elusive younger audience who are abandoning old media and ’traditional’ digital platforms/channels...
August 18, 2016