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Benefits of playing an instrument

If you’re looking to have some fun with strings attached, or you can’t get enough of your keyboard, it could be time to enjoy the benefits of learning to play a musical instrument. Encore! Perhaps you (and your parents) are still traumatised by your childhood attempts to master the violin. Learning (or remembering) to play […]

Pop vs. rock

In this age of digital music, bidorbuyers are still buying music CDs and LPs. Perhaps that’s because we like to touch objects, to amass possessions, or to look at the pretty pictures. Pop and rock lead the list of favourite music genres on bidorbuy, leaving all others far behind. For some mysterious reason, rock is […]

How music affects your brain

Most of us listen to music, even though it might be different kinds of music. Some genres we love, some leave us indifferent  and some we hate. We can’t all like the same music. This blog post is designed to look into the effects of music on your brain and how different types of music […]

Local music vs international music

Top South African Artists

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 African content on local radio stations. The SABC then decided it was necessary to nurture […]

The magic of Adele

Adele

Adele’s album 25 has had a big impact on the music industry by encouraging the public to return to buying physical copies.

Do album sales matter?

music albums

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 popular music, but that doesn’t mean that popular music comprises of only the pop music […]

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 congratulating the local artists who shared their craft with us all year. The songs on this list became anthems at […]

The Seaboard Grand Piano

Recently, the world of grand pianos underwent a giant technological leap. The introduction of the Seaboard Grand from ROLI.

The music smarts

You’ve probably heard about the so-called Mozart effect, which claims that exposure to classical music has a beneficial effect on brain. No need to go and buy everything Mozart ever composed, except for the pure pleasure of listening. In early 90ties, after a long and heated struggle, scientist seem to have definitely proven that listening […]

Music, when you are on the go

The spring will be upon us in the blink of an eye, and you know what that means: it is time to equip your person with the latest and the most coveted portable entertainment gadgets. Judging by the top-searched keywords on bidorbuy, iPod holds the fort as the most desirable portable thingy magigy. It seems […]