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Ingrooves acquires South Africa-based distributor, Electromode
Ingrooves acquires South Africa-based distributor, Electromode

London-based Ingrooves Music Group has acquired independent South Africa-based music distributor Electromode, marking Ingrooves’ entrance into the growing African music market. Electromode Managing Director Chris Ghelakis will continue to lead the team based in...

UMG Africa Head Calls for 5% African Content on Global Playlist
UMG Africa Head Calls for 5% African Content on Global Playlist

Universal Music Group new Sub Saharan and South Africa CEO Sipho Dlamini has called for a minimum of 5% African musical content on the global playlists of world leading Digital Services Providers (DSPs) Apple and Spotify. “Literally just 5% on New Music Friday, so you...

Call for Artists Bonuses after Spotify Massive Share Price Rise
Call for Artists Bonuses after Spotify Massive Share Price Rise

Independent artists worldwide are calling for a bonus from Spotify after the Swedish streaming giant has seen a recent massive share price increase. Spotify, worth $ 67bn, has seen its share price treble in the past 10 months including hitting an all-time high of 7%...