Category Archives: Music Streaming

Playfre to stream its music service across Africa

Playfre has just announced its expansion across the whole African continent. Playfre was launched in May 2019 serving only 18 African countries. According to the CEO and co-founder, Chika Nwaogu We just crossed the milestone of 20,000 registered users and 10 million streams, so we felt it was time to expand our services to include [...]

Warner Music Group partners with African music company Africori

Warner Music Group (WMG) announced it has taken a stake in African digital music rights management and distribution platform, Africori. The agreement provides Warner Musics in-house indie distribution division ADA with access to one of the largest catalogues of recorded music in Africa, including music from artists such as Elzo Jamdong, Jux, Master KG, Nabila, [...]

Tencent to launch its music streaming app Joox in other African countries

Tencent Holdings Ltd will roll out its paid music app Joox to some of Africas most populous countries after the streaming service proved a hit in South-East Asia. Tencent is a profitable company, especially successful with digital music where most of this success is localized to Asian countries. They are shareholders in many successful companies like Spotify [...]

Shahid collaborates with Spotify for exclusive TV and music package in MENA

After rolling out a new version of its OTT platform Shahid in January, MBC Group has collaborated with Spotify to offer Shahid VIP subscribers with six months of Spotify Premium for free (subject to Spotifys eligibility criteria). The offer is available across all markets in MENA where Spotify is accessible. The new version of Shahid [...]

Deezer partnered with Mondia to connect more people to music

Deezer, the international music streaming service and Mondia, a leading private mobile technology company, have signed an agreement that will see the deployment of direct carrier billing services in Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates. Mondia Pay, will connect Deezer to operator subscribers, as well as collecting payments via its new generation payment [...]

Apple music unveiled Africa Now Playlist

The Africa Now playlist includes songs from the greatest African musicians and features the latest releases from genres such as hip hop, gqom, Afrobeats, amapiano, Afropop, alté and kuduro, among others. The playlist will be updated every week to follow the new music as it is released. Apple Music says that the Pan-African ideal never [...]