South African bands only make R50,000 per million plays from Spotify and Apple Music. Here’s how they make ends meet.

2018-12-10 06:21

This is roughly 5c per stream on Spotify, and 11c a stream on Apple Music, not quite enough to pay the bills.

You can upgrade to Spotify Premium for only R5.99 per month

2018-11-19 14:18

To celebrate the upcoming holiday season, Spotify is offering new users Spotify Premium for just R5.99.

LISTEN: Spotify has just released a playlist of 48 songs to remember HHP

2018-10-30 11:18

The streaming site is remembering HHP through his music.

Piracy, YouTube and Spotify: Here's how the world listens to music right now

2018-10-10 22:00

If you are listening to music, chances are you're on YouTube.

QUIZ: Plan your day and we'll tell you which streaming service you should be using

2018-07-09 07:00

If you’re struggling to choose a music streaming service that suits your lifestyle then this quiz might be just the thing for you!

Spotify ends misconduct policy after music-industry revolt

2018-06-03 16:05

Spotify rescinded a short-lived policy that penalised artists for misconduct, bowing to pressure from irate musicians and record labels, Bloomberg reports.

R Kelly as popular as ever on Spotify despite playlist removal

2018-05-22 09:18

Streaming numbers for R. Kelly has remained intact a week after Spotify announced it had removed the R&B singer's music from its playlists.

Spotify rolls free service worldwide after trying it in SA

2018-04-25 11:09

The leading streaming company said it saw wide possibilities to grow and identified its free, advertising-backed offering as key to its strategy.

Spotify climbs after going public in unusual direct listing

2018-04-04 10:36

Spotify shares have climbed from their reference price after it began trading through a direct listing.

Spotify launches in SA with free music streaming using less data

2018-03-13 19:51

The world’s biggest music streaming platform Spotify has just gone live in South Africa.


These are the best (and cheapest) ways to listen to streaming music in South Africa

2018-12-05 06:06

We compare the prices and functionality of the different music streaming services available in South Africa: Apple Music, Spotify, Joox, Google Play, Deezer, Simfy Africa , and Jay-Z Tidal.

Spotify earnings hit sour note on Wall Street

2018-11-02 06:52

Spotify shares took a hit after a disappointing growth outlook offset the first-ever quarterly profit posted by the streaming music sector leader.

Your local cafe is probably streaming music illegally

2018-10-16 06:15

Artists and record companies lose $2.7bn (about R39bn) in revenue annually because small business owners typically stream music from personal accounts at cafes or barber shops rather than a commercial-use license.

Soon you won't need a record label to be on Spotify

2018-09-21 11:04

In a move with the power to shake up the music industry, Spotify has announced that it will allow select artists to upload songs directly without record labels or distributors.

Why music's survival means going with the stream

2018-07-07 08:00

For a while it seemed the music industry was in critical condition. Then streaming services came along, a natural enough flow of events – but one that finally gave consumers what they wanted, writes Chris Cheetham.

Spotify backtracks on anti-hate policy

2018-06-02 09:59

Spotify is backpedalling on its recently announced anti-hate policy after some music industry players criticised it.

Music business rakes in billions at record pace as digital dominates

2018-04-25 19:00

Recorded music grossed $17.3 billion in 2017 with digital music amounting to 54 percent of the revenue.

Which music streaming platform is best for me?

2018-04-08 00:00

These days we’re spoilt for choice with music streaming services. Whether they’re international big hitters like Spotify or local newbies like Joox, they all offer massive catalogues. So which one is best for you?.

Spotify is now in South Africa – 3 reasons why Apple Music is still better

2018-03-14 12:07

Spotify is new and shiny, but in these respects good ol' Apple Music is still superior.

Spotify is now in South Africa – 3 ways it is better than Apple Music

2018-03-13 14:39

Although Spotify is free the music streaming service enters an already saturated music streaming market it owns discovery of music you never knew you'd love.

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