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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...
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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,...
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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
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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...
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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
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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...
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Country Profile – South Africa 2017

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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...
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Country Profile – South Africa 2015

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Mobile Chilli launches mobile music store in South Africa

European mobile firm Mobile Chilli is launching its music downloads service in South Africa, with all four major labels on board, plus Ministry of Sound.