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Microsoft South Africa is confident that a changing approach by its parent company will mean the faster introduction of the company’s online services in South Africa. That’s the word from the MD of the South African

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

Just as the music industry was getting used to the idea of another shift in formats – from compact discs as the distribution mechanism to digital downloads over the Internet – another huge change in the way people listen to music looks set to shake the business to its foundations. A decade after Steve Jobs

Nokia’s new music streaming service will be launched in South Africa before the end of March, a spokesman for the company’s local subsidiary said on Monday. On Sunday, the Finnish company announced the launch of Nokia Music+, offering about 15m songs for a monthly subscription fee that is far below rival services

Despite the relatively small number of fixed-line Internet connections and the still relatively high cost of mobile data, South Africa now has three music streaming services vying for consumers’ attention. And this is before the launch of Microsoft’s Xbox Music, expected soon. TechCentral

South Africa’s online streaming music market has gone from nowhere to crowded in a matter of months. This week, another online music service, France’s Deezer has been launched — or “soft-launched”, according to a company source. France’s Deezer, which enjoys a close

On Tuesday, Apple launched music sales in the South African version of the iTunes Store, bringing a range of local albums, songs and music videos as well as access to the popular iTunes Match service. Media downloads have been expanded to 56 new markets. iTunes Match allows Apple

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

Microsoft’s full Xbox Music service will be launched in SA within the next eight weeks, according to the company’s SA MD, Mteto Nyati. The software giant had been expected to launch Xbox Music – which offers consumers both streaming music and music downloads – in SA on Friday to

Microsoft is planning to expand its Zune Pass music offering to more countries ahead of the launch of the company’s upcoming Spotify-like Xbox Music service. Industry sources have told TechCentral that SA is one of the markets in line to get the music subscription service. According to US reports