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Four community organizations receive music grants and mentorship support

The Black Stripe Foundation, in partnership with YouTube Music, today announced the names of four community organizations set to receive grant funding through the Triple M (Mzansi: Music to Heal - Music to Unite) initiative.

#YouTubeBlack Voices Fund invites grant applications from artists

YouTube has announced that grant applications for the #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund Class of 2022 will open on 21 June 2021. The fund is aimed at deepening investments in Black communities.

Audiomack has partnered with MTN in Nigeria for zero data cost music streaming

A newly announced partnership will see MTN subscribers in Nigeria gain free access to Audiomack’s streaming service via their mobile devices on weekly and monthly subscriptions.

Nurturing young South African music talent

Black Stripe and YouTube Music launch program to nurture young music and creative talent in South Africa. Grant applications are open until 30 April 2021.

Jack Dorsey's Square is acquiring a majority stake in Jay Z's TIDAL

Jack Dorsey's Square will be acquiring a majority stake in Jay Z's music streaming platform, TIDAL. As part of the acquisition, Jay Z will also join the Board of Directors at Square.

Spotify is now available in over 80 new countries including several across Africa

Spotify is expanding to 80 plus countries including several across Africa. The announcement will be welcomed by many music artists across Africa who have fans in their countries where Spotify was not available.

SoundCloud has announced the introduction of fan-powered royalties

SoundCloud has announced the introduction of fan-powered royalties, a more equitable and transparent way for emerging and independent artists to earn money on SoundCloud.