A consistent hitmaker!

2019-11-20 12:46

You can bet your life on one thing this December — you’ll be dancing to a Busiswa smash hit! The 31-year-old reflects on some of the musical blessings that have been pouring down on her since going independent over a year ago!

Top South African musicians get paid up to R250,000 per gig – here’s how

2018-12-11 08:41

But most artists should expect to earn roughly R1,500 to R3,000 per show.

6 key lessons from the man who launched Beyoncé's career

2018-10-22 21:14

Dr Mathew Knowles – Music World Entertainment (MWE) founder, author, entrepreneur, professor, and dad to Beyoncé and Solange – launched his latest book in Cape Town. He shared some of his entrepreneurial insights with Fin24.

Gospel star fumes over millions of missing royalties

2018-04-02 16:46

Award-winning gospel powerhouse Hlengiwe Mhlaba claims R8.5 million of her royalties were stolen by her former producer and manager Sipho Makhabane

Copy Right Bill to protect musicians' royalties - DTI

2017-08-20 17:52

The Copyright Amendment Bill, which currently serves before Parliament, will urgently address the non-payment of royalties to musicians, says Director-General of the Department of Trade and Industry Lionel October.

South Africans are blessers to foreign artists – Hlaudi

2017-01-31 19:40

Former SABC chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng says South Africans are blessers to artists outside of SA, but thanks to him, people can now feel the impact of transformation.

Supercomputer helps create Apple iTunes hit

2016-10-25 10:41

Grammy-winning music producer Alex Da Kid has collaborated with IBM's supercomputer Watson for a four-track EP of “cognitive songs”.

#FreeKesha: Rape culture is real and it’s happening to Kesha

2016-02-23 11:00

Despite rape and abuse, the court forces Kesha to stay bound to her contract and produce 6 more albums.

Apple buys music star Beats for $3bn

2014-05-29 09:01

Apple says it is buying Beats Music and Beats Electronics in one of the biggest deals in the tech sector.



2019-06-30 08:30

A group of young professionals from KwaThema in Ekurhuleni offer free sound engineering and music classes called the Music Is Alive Workshop.

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.

Grammy Award-winning musician Imogen Heap is using ethereum and the Harry Potter musical to fund her blockchain project

2018-06-16 06:19

Heap wants to create a blockchain-based app that will allow musicians to store all the information about their work in one place. Currently, no central repository exists for information like publishing rights, recording rights, and composition rights.

YouTube to `frustrate' some music users with ads so they pay

2018-03-22 12:59

YouTube says it will increase the number of ads that some users see between music videos, part of a strategy to convince viewers to pay for a forthcoming subscription music service.

The music industry moves into the 21st century

2017-03-22 12:11

For decades, the music industry has fought against the creation of remixes because they violated copyright. It also could not find ways to earn revenue from them. But now this is changing.

'He was one of the best' - Zuma, politicians pay tribute to Lundi Tyamara

2017-01-27 14:45

Political parties - including the ANC, EFF, Cope and IFP - have paid tribute and sent condolences to the family of gospel star Lundi Tyamara, who has died.

The keys to success

2016-09-04 17:00

College provides rural students with access to skills in the music industry.

Apple dances to new tune with Beats deal

2014-05-30 10:11

If Wall St struggles to see the logic in Apple's deal for Beats Music, it may look across the river to Brooklyn, hometown of Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine.

Sony set to win EU approval for EMI deal - FT

2012-04-19 09:44

A group led by Sony is expected to get the nod from EU regulators for its purchase of EMI's music publishing business, reports the Financial Times.

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