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Posts Tagged ‘music’

  • Wangu

    New African music-based social network on the rise

    October 3, 2014 • StartupsComments Off on New African music-based social network on the rise

    TruSpot is attempting to make listening and sharing of music easier and more social. The online social network has upgraded its services in order to make this happen. According to the social network: “We have hit the reset and wiped out all former data,...

  • Nigerian pop sensation Davido (image: file)

    MTN to collaborate with Nigeria’s Davido and SA’s Mafikizolo

    May 5, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN to collaborate with Nigeria’s Davido and SA’s Mafikizolo

    In an important step in the fast changing face of music distribution in Africa, MTN this week announced the launch of the song “Tchelete” or “Good Life” via its MTN Play entertainment platform. The song is a collaboration between South African pop...

  • Google has also been using the scanned libraries to plot the changes in music genres (image: Google)

    Google plots the course of music online

    January 19, 2014 • Online, Top StoriesComments Off on Google plots the course of music online

    Technology giant Google has been tracking music uploads since it launched it’s scan and match feature for their Google Play Music app. The company scanned users’ local music libraries and made the songs it matched instantly available in the cloud. But...

  • MyMusic is aiming to corner the mobile music market in the West African nation of Nigeria (image: MyMusic)

    Nigerian start-up taking on mobile music

    November 29, 2013 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on Nigerian start-up taking on mobile music

    With vibrant music being part of everyday life in Africa, a new Nigerian start-up is aiming to corner the mobile music market in the West African nation. MyMusic.com.ng, a place where users can download their favourite Nigerian songs from the web or on their...

  • Twitter’s music service to go live today

    April 12, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Twitter’s music service to go live today

    Microblogging website Twitter is expected to take the wrappings off of its new music discovery service today, where users can sign in at https://music.twitter.com/, according to AllThingsD. It has been reported that the app will help Twitter users discover...

  • Review: Motorheadphones’ Motorizer headphones

    March 28, 2013 • ReviewsComments Off on Review: Motorheadphones’ Motorizer headphones

    Hearing is taken for granted, but is one of our most important senses. Over centuries, the sense has been finely tuned and is now well equipped to deal with sound, particularly as far as music is concerned. We have come a long way since the days of...

  • Apple streaming music service reportedly delayed as licensing talks break down

    March 8, 2013 • Top StoriesComments Off on Apple streaming music service reportedly delayed as licensing talks break down

    Last year rumors indicated that Apple was working on a streaming music service to be launched in the first quarter of this year, but The New York Times is now reporting the service has been delayed until summer at the earliest. According to the Times,...

  • Nokia announces new music subscription service

    January 28, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Nokia announces new music subscription service

    Nokia has announced Nokia Music+, a new subscription-based upgrade to its popular free-to-stream mobile music service, offering a range of additional features for a minimal monthly fee.   It will be rolling out as an optional update to the existing...

  • Music on the move has Africa upbeat

    January 24, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Music on the move has Africa upbeat

    The prominence of mobile Value Added Services (VAS) and streaming capability across various platforms, using both feature- and smartphones, has operators, networks and SPs across Africa’s digital entertainment market whistling a new tune.   They are...

  • iROKING, Eskimi sound a new force in mobile music

    December 20, 2012 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on iROKING, Eskimi sound a new force in mobile music

    iROKING, Africa’s number one music site announces that is has joined forces with one of the continent’s leading mobile social networks, Eskimi, to bring the very best African artists, directly to users’ mobiles.  The new site, music.eskimi.com, is for...

  • simfy Africa song tally now over 20-million

    November 29, 2012 • OnlineComments Off on simfy Africa song tally now over 20-million

    simfy Africa has announced that more than 20 million songs are now available on South Africa’s first legal music streaming service. The company advises that 22,500 songs have been added every day in 2012, with an average track length of three and a half...

  • Starfish Mobile: SMS remains dominant in Africa

    October 4, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (1)

    Starfish Mobile, a wireless application service provider (WASP) which operates in 22 African territories, in partnership with 35 mobile operators, 5 corporate offices in Nigeria, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Ghana and Tanzania generates about 80% of their entire...

  • Phoenix Software signs distribution deal with Magix

    July 25, 2011 • SoftwareComments Off on Phoenix Software signs distribution deal with Magix

    Phoenix Software has signed a vendor distribution agreement with Magix, a provider of multimedia software. Magix, established in 1993, has developed technologies for creating, editing, managing and presenting photos, graphics, videos and music. The agreement...

  • Paul McCartney in the cloud

    September 27, 2010 • SoftwareComments Off on Paul McCartney in the cloud

    HP and McCartney Productions Limited have announced an agreement to digitise and deliver the library of legendary musician Paul McCarthy via a private cloud. McCartney has one of the most comprehensive libraries of any artist, much of which has never been...

  • SAFARICOM launches Kenya’s first mobile internet portal

    June 25, 2009 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (8)

    SAFARICOM has launched Kenya’s first mobile internet portal, a service that will enable Safaricom subscribers get fast access to both local and international content on their mobile phones...

  • Mandela HIV/AIDS project gets new web site

    May 22, 2009 • Top StoriesComments Off on Mandela HIV/AIDS project gets new web site

    The 46664 project which is dedicated to spreading awareness of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and is endorsed by South Africa’s first democratically elected president, Nelson Mandela, has launched its new web site...