‘We need to educate ourselves about the history of music and give the respect to the African continent that it deserves.’

Mathew Knowles – father of Beyoncè and Solange — discusses his new project, MePlaylist, what it takes to launch a global superstar, and why he thinks there’s a lack of education in the music business
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MixTape Monkey Now Has 11 Million Listeners

Underground mixtape site MixTape Monkey now has 11 million listeners, according to founder Mark Serrano, who runs the influential site from his two bedroom apartment in Kansas City. “Iʼm looking for someone to name drop someone. Iʼm 24/7 radar,” Serrano said. “I’m looking for that new artist thatʼs going to… Continue Reading

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6 Incredible Groups Promoting Music Education In Africa

In this piece, Jamie Ehrenfeld highlights six amazing organizations working within the continent of Africa to promote the future of music and musical education across the 54 distinct nations. ______________________________ Guest post by Jamie Ehrenfeld from Soundfly’s Flypaper The United Nations recognizes 54 distinct nations on the African continent. Within… Continue Reading

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UMG Is First To License Africa’s Top Steamer Boomplay

Universal Music Group has become the first major label to licence popular African music download and streaming service Boomplay. The service, boasts 36 million users in multiple African markets and is adding 2 million users monthly. Before the UMG, Boomplay offered more than two million mostly regional songs and thousands… Continue Reading

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Spotify To Launch In Middle East, North Africa

Spotify will launch across the Middle East and North Africa this upcoming November. According to a leaked internal email, the streaming service, which joins rivals Anghami, Deezer and Apple Music who are already operating in these markets, will be headquartered in Dubai. Also according to the email, Spotify is currently… Continue Reading

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Warner Music Group appoints Alfonso Perez-Soto as EVP Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa

Newly-created role increases investment in developing markets
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