A simple guide to key points of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for record labels, music companies, podcasts and musicians

A simple guide to key points of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for record labels, music companies, podcasts and musicians

What is GDPR? There has been a major shift in internet data and privacy laws in the European Union over the last few years. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union. It addresses the collection and use of personal data outside the EU. In most normal cases, why would you concern yourself with all this internet hullabaloo when you are in the music business? That only affects ‘other’ organisations in different industries, right? Even…continue reading →
Nyasa Music Awards 2018 (Malawi) – And the winners are…

Nyasa Music Awards 2018 (Malawi) – And the winners are…

As you might already know especially if you follow our work, it is music awards season in Africa! Malawi had its Nyasa Music Awards 2018 on on May 4th at the Comesa Hall in Blantyre, Malawi’s capital. Below is a full list of winners or the 2018 Nyasa Music Awards ALBUM OF THE YEAR Lawi - Sunset in the Sky - [Winner] Sangie - Painless David Kalilani - Fore runner Lucius Banda - Crimes BEST HIP HOP ARTIST Fredokiss - [Winner] Gwamba Suffix Macelba Martse BEST R&B ARTIST Bucci Kell Kay - [Winner]…continue reading →
Headies 2018 Awards (Nigeria) – And the winners are…

Headies 2018 Awards (Nigeria) – And the winners are…

Here is the full list of winners at the 2018 Headies awards. Nigeria's Grammys as they say! 2018 HEADIES WINNERS LIST BEST POP SINGLE MAD OVER YOU – RUNTOWN ALL OVER – TIWA SAVAGE YEBA – KISS DANIEL ISKABA – WANDE COAL AND DJ TUNEZ IF – DAVIDO [Winner] FIA – DAVIDO   BEST ‘ALTERNATIVE’ SONG MONEY – ADEKUNLE GOLD RADIO – NONSO AMADI ROMEO & JULIET – JOHNNY DRILLE PONMILE – REMINISCE FUN MI LOWO MI – ARAMIDE FT. SOUND SULTAN £& KOKER [Winner] LAGOS BARBIE – BANTU   BEST RAP SINGLE…continue reading →
African Weekend Playlist

African Weekend Playlist

A weekend is THAT much better with African music! Nelson Freitas - Mariana (Cape Verde)   MsVee - I Don’t Know (Ghana)   D’Banj - Action (Nigeria)   Senzaa - Mbongo Chobi ft Magasco (Togo)   Davido - Assurance (Nigeria)   Manal - Taj (Morocco)   ExQ - Tsvigiri (Zimbabwe)   Cassper Nyovest - K’sazobalit (South Africa)   Daphne - My Lover (Cameroon)   Otile Brown & Sanaipei Tande - Chaguo La Moyo (Kenya)continue reading →
Suzy Eises – ‘Suzy Eises’ (2018) Album Review NAMIBIA

Suzy Eises – ‘Suzy Eises’ (2018) Album Review NAMIBIA

Young, gifted and African, Suzy Eises has a very mild demeanour. Almost unassuming to an extent. It doesn’t understate her presence yet you could take it for granted. Until she starts to showcase what she can do and the goosebumps will tell you all you need to know. Her debut, self titled ‘Suzy Eises’ shook the Namibian industry upon release. Although I gave this album a listen before, I was influenced by Suzy Eises’ Namibian Annual Music Awards 2018 ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘Best Newcomer’ wins to give this body of work…continue reading →