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Many of South Africaโ€™s live music workers are quitting the industry

Relief funding was designed to cover cancellations in the first quarter โ€“ but most musicians in South Africa hadnโ€™t confirmed all their bookings by then. And from April onwards, during the lockdown, there have been minimal earnings.

Restructuring the troubled entertainment industry

The entertainment sector in Africa continues to face endemic issues particularly affecting creators, who arguably put in most of the work but perpetually seem to pick the short end of the stick.

Do South Africa's digital inequalities affect music artists' lockdown live streams?

If South Africaโ€™s digital inequalities persist, the results could be more exclusionary, for both music makers and music consumers.

Content creators are turning to new ways to connect with their fans

Many content creators, curators, musicians, artists, and influencers have invested in new ways to adapt to this new reality by leveraging technology to capture high-quality shareable content for their fans on social media channels and platforms via podcasting and vlogging.

South Africa's Sea Monster, received a $1 million investment from FirstRand's Vumela Fund

As South Africa emerges from lockdown with even greater needs for transformation in every sphere of life, Sea Monster is expected to play a pivotal role in revolutionizing communication and education across industries.

REVOLT TV is launching an online series exploring Hip Hop culture in Africa

REVOLT TV, the a Hip Hop culture digital platform owned by Sean "Diddy" Combs, has announced the launch of "What's Good Africa", a new half-hour unscripted series exploring all aspects of Hip Hop culture in Africa.

Showmax launched a new service in Kenya and Nigeria

Showmax has launched a new service, Showmax Pro, which bundles the existing Showmax entertainment service with music channels, news, and live sport streaming from SuperSport. The service will initially roll out in Nigeria and Kenya, with additional countries following shortly after.