August 29, 2018

I had a discussion not so long ago with someone who was convinced that a sync license was an absolute necessity for posting cover songs on YouTube. Though not mistaken, there is a legitimate workaround that offers a practical solution to the thousands of artists making...

December 1, 2017

My first thought listening to meh.'s EP was "who are these guys?". The seamless integration of artful, at times playful lyrics with interesting melodies and complex emotions leaves the listener indelibly entranced and wanting more. The group hails from South Africa, a...

November 21, 2017

Thanks to recordingstudios.co.za for the following review: 

"meh. release their new EP Rundown Hotel today! The EP’s opening track Sniper Girl features New York based R&B vocalist BEX, and is best described as an electronic fusion of minimal pop and hip-hop. BEX’s vocal...

October 10, 2017

We are now accepting track submissions for a record deal on our upcoming album release titled The Longest Day Of The Year Vol 1, a multi-artist dance compilation. We launched the competition last week and the hunt for eligible House and African House has begun. Thank y...

July 13, 2017

It's been a busy week for 7 piece NEOLEKTRA. The string warriors travelled to Grahamstown for their debut shows at the main stage in the iconic Monument building. Check out Naomi Tagg's interview on Classic FM and a performance snippet in the video below. Credits: Cue...

July 11, 2017

Photo: Nereesha Patel 

Ossia Records was proud to present NEOLEKTRA at the main stage at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, 2017. We would like to officially thank the organisers of the festival for inviting and hosting NEOLEKTRA, the band had a blast. Shows wer...

February 16, 2017

I hate to be the naysayer but I think the 90% rule has a negative effect on our South African music industry. Theoretically, implementing a backdoor protectionist quota on international music should boost the local industry - it forces radio playlist managers to priori...

January 17, 2017

I’ve always wondered why the world of unofficial remixes (tracks with uncleared samples) can’t be monetized. Why not apportion royalties to the original artist, much like publishing royalties for covers? Well, it seems like we’re finally getting there. Spotify and Appl...

July 5, 2016

The South African music industry is a story of underperformance. Although several emerging markets are posting growth, latest IFPI figures suggest we are punching well below our weight. Historically SA has seen a robust market share in physical sales; until 2010 we had...

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