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  1. Record Store Day Releases: A Complete Guide

    April 14, 2011 2:03 PM EDT Record Store Day takes place Saturday, April 16. Below is a list of all titles being released in conjunction with -- and exclusively for -- Record Store Day in the U.S. Each entry has artist, title, label and format. Some entries also include the ...

  2. 2Face, Sasha Win Big At MTV Africa Music Awards

    December 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST Artists from Nigeria and South Africa held sway over the third MTV Africa Music Awards, held Dec. 11 at the Eko Expo Hall in Lagos, Nigeria. Known as the Mamas, the event saw Nigerian R&B artist 2Face -- who won Best African Act at the MTV Eur ...

  3. Nokia Gives Jozi A Global Push

    December 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST Johannesburg-based hip-hop duo Jozi has become the first South African band to use Nokia's Ovi Music platform in multiple territories to promo its latest single. The two-week free giveaway (Dec. 6-19) of new single "Diva" takes plac ...

  4. Fally Ipupa, P-Square Lead MAMA Nominations

    November 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The home crowd is likely to show strong support for domestic artists at this year's 2010 MTV Africa Music Awards in Lagos: Nigerian acts have earned 13 nominations in total. Among these were three nominations for duo P-Square (artist of the y ...

  5. Lagos To Host MTV Africa Music Awards

    August 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Lagos in Nigeria has been selected as the host city of this year's MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs). It will be the second time in three years that the awards have taken place in Nigeria, following the inaugural MAMAs, which was held in Abuja ...

  6. Tom Jones, Kooks Join Guinness Anniversary Line-Up

    July 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sir Tom Jones, the Kooks and Calvin Harris are among a host of newly announced acts to take part in brewery business Guinness' 250th Anniversary celebrations. Set to take place Sept. 24 in various cities around the world including New York, L ...

  7. Black Eyed Peas Head Guinness Celebrations

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Black Eyed Peas top an international bill of artists set to honor the 250th anniversary of Guinness. It was announced today (May 13) that the Grammy Award-winning act will perform in Asia on Sept. 24 as part of Guinness' global anniversary ce ...

  8. MTV Music Awards Launches In Africa

    August 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks is launching an African version of its signature continent-specific annual music awards event. The announcement was made in the Nigerian city of Abuja today (Aug. 6) by MTV Networks Africa senior VP and managing director Alex Okosi. H ...

  9. Nigeria Hosts Expanded ThisDay Fest

    June 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT African music will form the foundation of Nigeria's expanded ThisDay festival, which begins in Lagos on July 13 with Senegal's Youssou N'Dour leading the charge. Organizers report that this year's third annual event at the This ...

  10. The Indie World

    June 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT SOUTH AFRICA Indies Provide Vital Outlet For New Talent Africa remains woefully underserved by the major labels—but its thriving indie scene continues to gain vital exposure for the continent's artists. With piracy rampant—estimates suggest s ...