News update Telecoms and ICT in Africa – Issue No 130 on 4 October 2002

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SAmp3.Com: AN AFRICAN SITE FOR DOWNLOADING TOMORROW’S MUSIC TODAY

4 October 2002

MP3s - downloadable digital recordings - would seem to be a natural for a continent as rich in musics as Africa. In reality there have been very few sites and this is probably only partly because of bandwidth constraints. Now one South African download site - SAmp3.com - may well be a portent for the future. Alan Levin describes how the indies are taking on the majors.   Mp3’s have now been around for years and far more people, who use the Internet, know what they are. Not all Internet users download mp3’s but the numbers aren’t shrinking. In Africa,…