TurnUp Music launches on Samsung Z Series

TurnUp Music on Tizen

Being the ultimate gateway that has been successfully hosting local talent for over a year now, TurnUp Music has joined forces with Samsung and officially announced the launch of a streaming service on the Samsung Z Series mobile devices.


TurnUp Music has been turning heads over the past year as a disruptor in the local music industry. The mission continues to grow as the service has now partnered with one of the world’s largest tech companies, Samsung, to host local music on their Z Series mobile devices.


Through this incredible partnership, TurnUp Music and Samsung are focussed on the development and growth of local artists’ careers through various collaborative opportunities and a strong market reach.


“Samsung, as the global smartphone leader, is the perfect partner to accelerate not just the streaming platform, but also to reduce barriers to entry across Africa. The 4G enabled Z Series devices are both accessible and affordable, making it a great tool for listening to music and watching videos” said Thabiet Allie, CEO of TurnUp Music.


The announcement of the partnership was unveiled at AfricaCom, one of the largest African telecoms, media and technology events and met with great support from key industry experts and delegates at the event.


“Because Samsung always strives to create technology that enriches people’s lives, we are delighted to partner with TurnUp Music in this initiative, bringing local sounds to users and helping to promote local musicians,” said Craige Fleisher, Director Integrated Mobility, Samsung.


The TurnUp Music app will soon be available on the Z series, which can be purchased at Ackermans, PEP, Jet and CNA.   

About TurnUp Music

TurnUp Music is exclusively focused on local talent and hosts content from various South African superstars like Euphonik, DJ Tira and Vusi Nova. It is also the home to undiscovered artists keen to make their music available to the large South African audience connecting to the internet via their mobile phones.


TurnUp is focused on creating opportunities to grow artists and amplify their careers. Our platform will allow you to upload your music, market it and make it available for streaming/download.


About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, digital appliances, network systems, and memory, system LSI, foundry and LED solutions. For the latest news, please visit the Samsung Newsroom at http://news.samsung.com.


For more details, go to: www.turnupmusic.com


Music Business In Africa: a Myth or Reality @Music Exchange 2013 by Yoel Kenan, the CEO of Africori

Music in Africa to experience a new golden age says Yoel Kenan, the CEO of Africori a digital music rights company focused on Africa.

At this year Music Exchange 2013 held in Cape Town, Yoel Kenan, former SonyBMG Senior Vice President and MP3.com Europe CEO , outlined his vision based on the high growth in Africa around digital music and the new emerging music talents of unsigned and undiscovered talent, a commodity that the rest of the world is yet to realize.

Yoel Kenan

Yoel Kenan

Kenan, an accomplished industry veteran and speaker, gave what could be described as a “Vision of Africa’s Musical Future” during his incredible presentation. The “African Mobile Growth Alone” claimed Kenan, would be enough to dwarf anything the continent had seen to this point, in terms of opportunity for income, and investor return.

Africori’s bold vision for Africa is not without serious facts and research behind it. More than 200 “Digital Music Stores” are due to open in the next months. Currently digital music revenues in Africa have overtaken the revenues generated from the industry in South Africa and with a population expected to double its size to 2 billion by 2040 the future looks bright. The music business in Africa is mobile business and according to Kenan, the winners will embrace new business models suited to the distinctive African ecosystem.

However to unlock the vast potential Africori are busy developing the tech infrastructure with a number of partners including Accenture. “We are focus on developing the business in Africa and work with new and established talents from around the continent artists, composers and producers. With the market in Africa providing more revenue opportunities, we will see In the next months more and more African artists growing their fan base across the continent before looking at breaking internationally, and Africori aims to play a major role in making that vision a strong reality”

Yoel Kenan

Yoel Kenan


Brian Currin and Stephen “Sugar” Segerman met in 1997 through the rediscovery of Rodriguez. A mutual love of music (especially the South African kind) and sharing it with others, saw them launch Sugar Music in the early-2000′s.

Sugar Music has since become the hub for many projects including SugarMan.org, The South African Rock Encyclopedia, The SA Rock Digest, SAmp3.com, Mabu Vinyl, and a number of other joint and associated music ventures.

Since 2004, Sugar Music has been supplying Channel 24 (MWeb’s entertainment portal) with MP3s by South African artists of all genres, and from all decades, for the MP3 section of their Homepage.

These MP3s are made available as free downloads by Channel 24, to help give exposure to all these artists and their music. Some tracks are full length (if requested by the artist), but most are edited to be between 70% and 75%, as long as they are longer than 2 minutes.

An image, a short blurb, and a hyperlink are included with each entry.

If you would like to take advantage of this excellent promotional opportunity, at no cost to yourself, please supply a list of songs that you are authorising for free download and which web address you would prefer each song linked to. Sugar Music will take care of the rest.

Sugar Music submits monthly reports to NORM, of all tracks supplied to Channel 24, to ensure transparency and compliance.

For more information please contact Sugar on sugar@sugarmusic.co.za or phone 021-4237635.

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