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Spotify looks set to launch in SA

The big daddy of streaming music services finally looks set to launch in South Africa. The company has placed a job advertisement for a senior editor and music programmer for the local market. The ad, which

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Big changes at Afrihost

Afrihost is likely to end its popular double data promotion for fixed and mobile broadband, but has decided to launch a new subscription service called Afrihost Plus+ that will give its users access to streaming music and guaranteed access to double data. At the same time, the company, which recently sold

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MTN, Simfy in music streaming deal

MTN and Simfy Africa have signed a deal to offer the streaming music service’s product to the mobile operator’s customers at a discount. MTN will offer the streaming service to its customers for R49/month. “All customers will have the opportunity to try the full service, and enjoy all of

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Spotify set for SA debut

It appears that one of world’s most popular music subscription services, Spotify, is getting ready to launch in South Africa, and possibly other markets in Africa, in the coming months. The Swedish company has appointed Oscar Sehlberg Westergård to head up the region and sources say the firm, which already offers its services in 56 countries, is

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What to do with Vodacom’s free 1GB

There are a number of ways how you can use 1GB of free data these days — that’s what Vodacom is giving each of its 33m customers in South Africa on Sunday (for one day only). The Internet is full of exciting things to watch, download or even just update. What you

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Simfy grows streaming music library

Simfy Africa, the subscription-based Internet music streaming service, has expanded its catalogue to more then 20m songs, the company said on Thursday. The R60/month service has added several new catalogues, including from Paradise Entertainment

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Streaming: saviour for starving artists?

Simfy Africa, the local version of a European music streaming service, was launched last month. Some see services like Simfy as a godsend for local labels and musicians, but industry players argue they’re not yet a genuine alternative revenue stream to album sales. Sony Music commercial director Russell Crawford

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