Music Streaming

Oct 17, 2019  |  Boomplay To Venture Into Francophone Africa

Riding on its massive success in Nigeria and other Anglophone regions across Africa, Boomplay Music has announced that it will be expanding its music-streaming services to French-speaking countries on the African continent, four years after its launch in West Africa. ...


Oct 09, 2019  |  Nigerian Music Distribution Service, Songroute, To Allow Artists To Share Songs To Radio Stations

The Nigerian music-streaming and distribution service Songroute has rolled out two new features that will allow artists to share their music directly to blogs and radio stations. Owned by the African music streaming service provider Playfre; Songroute was launched in ...


Sep 16, 2019  |  YouTube Rolls Out Music Streaming Service In North Africa

Google’s YouTube recently rolled out its music streaming services in the Middle East and North Africa. The YouTube music streaming service will first be available in the UAE, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman. The company is currently ...


Aug 01, 2019  |  South Africa: Spotify’s Stagnant Subscriber Growth Causes Shares To Fall

Spotify Technology SA’s shares dropped by 5.1% in premarket trading this past Wednesday after reporting slower subscriber growth than what investors had hoped for. The company closed off the most recent quarter with 108 million subscribers on its premium service, ...


New Video Streaming App, Naijatastic, Makes Waves In Nigeria

Naijatastic is a mobile video streaming app that was officially rolled out in Nigeria at the start of 2019. It has quickly gained popularity among users because it allows the user to stream audio and video at no cost. The ...

Spotify Rolls Out Disney Music Hub In South Africa

Spotify has launched the new Disney Music Hub in the United States, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland and Australia. Through the Disney Music Hub Spotify, users can now enjoy all the music from Disney movies and ...

Spotify South Africa Launches 'Lite' App For Emerging Markets

Spotify Technology SA has released a new version of its music streaming app for users in emerging markets. The company says that this is an effort to grow outside of its strongholds in Europe and the US. The Spotify Lite ...

Awtar Multimedia And Ethio Telecom To Launch Music Streaming App In Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s telecom operator Ethio Telecom, in partnership with Awtar Multimedia, intends to roll out a music streaming app which will be similar to Spotify for all Android phone users in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Awtar Music App, which was founded ...

Vodacom’s My Muze Close To Achieving 1 Million Milestone

Since the rollout of its new music gateway in April, Vodacom’s My Muze has rapidly proven itself as a force to be reckoned with in South Africa’s digital music scene. Providing streaming and downloading access to over 30 million songs, ...

Boomplay Reveals Plans To Invest $1m In Kenya

Boomplay Kenya’s General Manager, Martha Huro, recently announced that Boomplay would soon be investing $1m in Kenya. Huro made the announcement at Boomplay’s music conference in Nairobi this week. The conference, which addressed topics aimed at improving music distribution in ...

Econet Continues To Excite The Zimbabwean Market With The Buddie Beatz Music App

Buddie Beatz, the music app by Econet Wireless, is continuing to excite the market after its recent launch and its award-winning exhibition at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF). Fayaz King, Econet’s CEO, said that the interest in the app ...

Spotify's Latest App Update Highlights Video Podcasts

Spotify's mobile music app was recently renamed Spotify - Music and Podcasts, as the company pulls its $500 million investment into podcasting to the forefront of its whole ecosystem. The new design will soon be made available to the app's ...

Spotify Focuses On Making Podcasts Easily Discoverable In Africa

Since launching in Africa early last year, the streaming platform, Spotify, has proved to be popular among many of the continent’s music fans, but, it has recently decided to pay attention to podcast services. The company is currently busy with ...

Universal Music Concludes Deal With Nigerian Streaming Service

Universal Music Group has inked a deal with uduX, a Nigerian music streaming platform. Udux will now distribute music from Universal, which, last year, opened a branch in Nigeria. Some of the music that is currently available to uduX subscribers ...

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