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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

The Seaboard Grand Piano

Recently, the world of grand pianos underwent a giant technological leap; the introduction of the Seaboard Grand from ROLI. The Seaboard Grand is the next logical progression of the traditional piano keyboard. The distinguishing  feature of …

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, …

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 …