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Local music vs international music

On 12 May 2016, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) committed itself to playing 90% local music across the 18 radio stations (public broadcasters)in South Africa. This came after a couple of local artists complained about the lack of South …

AudioMart awards you!

Congratulations to Christelle Erasmus and Ilze Gelderblom. They are the lucky winners  in the AudioMart competition and they will receive their own SYNQ HPS.2 headphones valued at R1499 each.     AudioMart are so passionate about music …

Your tunes, your personality

Do you reveal something about yourself by your choice of music?   Apparently, you do, according to the psychologists who have conducted studies focused on the correlation between musical preferences and personality characteristics. Turns out, …

SoundSelect competition

Congratulations to Livia Fourie and Marilise Odendaal They are the lucky winners  in the SoundSelect competition. They will receive their own ZOOM Q2HD Handy Video Recorders worth R3 299 each.   SoundSelect wants to give back to their loyal …

How to DJ like a pro

Do you have time over the weekends? Have you been thinking about how to make extra cash with the one thing you love the most – music? Ever thought you will stand on the stage and control a crowd with your own music? Something you created? Have you …

The magic of Adele

You must remember her from  when she went Chasing Pavements on her first album 19, published in 2008. Then she moved onto Rolling in the Deep with her second album 21, published in 2011.   Then Adele disappeared for a while.   Only to …

Music in the movies

Movies don’t have the same effect without music. Try watching a suspense-filled scene on mute: the scene stops being nail-biting without the accompanying music. Music does not dependant on movies in a similar way; we do not need to see actors acting in …

Apple Music review

Apple Music is a new live stream app that has recently been released by Apple Inc. The app live streams music and behind the scenes music videos, and introduces Beats 1 radio which is free online streaming of the radio station.   The launch of …

One Direction: Need to know

For every drop in the ocean there is a boyband that never made it. One Direction however, have defied the odds and rocketed to stardom almost overnight. Now on their fourth album, they are showing no signs of slowing down.   The history of One …

Do album sales matter?

Several factors need to be taken into consideration when talking about what defines an album as successful.   In the world of music, we generally gauge the success of musicians by their album sales. Often, the bestselling music is considered …