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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 …

In music, local is lekker

If the South African Music Awards (SAMAs) are anything to go by, the South African music scene is bursting with talent. Every year the South African Music Awards cherry picks and rewards the best South African music, musicians, bands and the like. Year …

Vinyl makes a record comeback

There have been debates about the merits and weaknesses of vinyl recordings vs. digital since the first commercial CD player rolled out in the early ‘80s, and digital has been the clear winner. But funny things have been happening …

10 most popular South African songs of 2013

South Africa has richly diverse music genres, which range from rock to house, kwaito to mbaqanga, pop to hip hop and jazz to fusion. Our compilation of the 10 most popular South African songs in 2013 is a way of celebrating this diversity and of …

Music to relax by

Do you know that listening to music is the best (and cheapest) way to relax?   A couple of years ago, a group of scientist did a whole study to find out which songs are the best stress-beaters. Here is their verdict, the 10 most relaxing arias …

Bieber fever comes to bidorbuy

One of the great things about bidorbuy is the fascinating  myriad of different products and one-of-a-kind collectable items that often find their way into our listing pages.   Previously, we have had items such as the Mandela Treasure, a cast of …

Top 10 of 10 years ago

The world as we know it changes at a phenomenal pace. With new inventions being released everyday, technological 'revolutions' occurring at a faster rate than ever, and the pace of life constantly quickening a moment of reflection is always a welcome …