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Latest Free South African Music Downloads at Channel 24

 SAmp3.com (part of Sugar Music) has been the official supplier of free mp3s to Channel24 since 2004.

 Pop

Ike Moriz

Breathing Dreams

Breathing Dreams – Title track off the new album from the artist voted one of the top 5 vocalists in South Africa, on which he composed, produced and recorded 16 beautifully crafted brand new Rock/Pop songs.

 Country/Folk

Monique Leite

Gee Nooit Op

Monique Leite is a passionate singer who delivers a special performance and message in each song of this album Success. It has a song for everyone out there English and Afrikaans, the partygoer, the romantic soul, the rock-a-billy boy and the country girl.

 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Mr J

Here I Am

The debut solo album from Mr J (Joel Martins), one of the original “Hermanus Pavarottis”, who once sang on street corners of Hermanus for pennies.

 Afrikaans

Janiné Grobbelaar

Melk in Jou tee

First single off the debut Gospel album from Janiné Grobbelaar, an emerging faith-pop singer from Centurion. From Melk In Jou Tee .

 World Music

Lu Chase

Mercury (Ross Gabriel Dub Mix)

Lu Chase is a South African singer, songwriter, radio DJ and actress best known for fronting the band Iridium Project.

 Rock

Jeremy de Tolly

Two

An extract from one of the six extended pieces from the Dirty Skirts frontman off his new solo album Piano Nocturnes Volume One featuring some ambient solo piano music.

 

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Latest Free South African Music Downloads at Channel 24

 SAmp3.com (part of Sugar Music) has been the official supplier of free mp3s to Channel24 since 2004.

 Rock

Anthony Caplan & Andrew Tracey

Open

A track off Guitar Tunes the recent album from this acclaimed musician and composer accompanied by Prof Andrew Tracey of The Andrew Tracey Steelband.

 Rock

Summer Shade

Drive All Day

The new single from Summer Shade’s latest EP features a mixture of rock, tribal, African, folk and a whole lot more.

 Afrikaans

Al’astair

Die Meisie Van De Aar

More Afrikaans Rock ‘N Tjank sounds from this singer-songwriter who is building a strong reputation for his incisive lyrics. This track is off his debut album My Hond Fanie.

 Country/Folk

K, Ray & The Bird

Coffee In The Rain

The new single from this five-piece folky group off their recent album Rhymes In The Attic.

 Rock

Peter Hoven

Fire Still Burns

A track off this Johannesburg based singer-songwriter’s debut pop-rock solo album No Apologies .

 Rock

Jon Delinger

Crossroads

This Storm Rekordz artist is a Malawian by origin, grew up in Zimbabwe and Mozambique and was selected to represented South Africa in Sweden at the Ethno Music Festival. This song is from the album Never Walk Alone .

 Rock

Paint

Wage Your Wars

A new single off the Painting With Sound album from this Cape rock trio featuring Nelius Nortje, Jade Abbott and her booming bass, with Morné (Mojo) Barnardt on drums.

 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Ben Caesar

Hold Me Close

The first single from Ben Caesar, who will soon be launching his debut solo albumLe Tigra, an original and modern mix with insightful lyrics to express the theme of “the dynamic contrast between the grace and fierceness of the tiger”.

 Rock

Not My Dog

Raging Girl

This newly-released self-titled album by Pretoria-based rock outfit shows why they ruled the country’s rock stages for almost a decade with their progressive nu-metal live performances.

 Country/Folk

Faith Why You Always Running

Billboard Lights

A new single, and the title track off this emerging Cape-based female indie artist’s brilliant lo-fi album, Billboard Lights .

 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Ricardo Dyson

Blow My Mind

A song off the EP Now That I’ve Got A Girl by this emerging artist and independent singer-songwriter.

 Rock

Pretty Blue Guns

Mockingbird

A track off the Stellenbosch band’s latest album, Shed You Skin, inspired by bands like The Dead Weather, The Black Keys and The Kills.

 

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Latest Free South African Music Downloads at Channel 24

 SAmp3.com (part of Sugar Music) has been the official supplier of free mp3s to Channel24 since 2004.

 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Ben Caesar

Hold Me Close

The first single from Ben Caesar, who will soon be launching his debut solo albumLe Tigra, an original and modern mix with insightful lyrics to express the theme of “the dynamic contrast between the grace and fierceness of the tiger”.

 Rock

Not My Dog

Raging Girl

This newly-released self-titled album by Pretoria-based rock outfit shows why they ruled the country’s rock stages for almost a decade with their progressive nu-metal live performances.

 Country/Folk

Faith Why You Always Running

Billboard Lights

A new single, and the title track off this emerging Cape-based female indie artist’s brilliant lo-fi album, Billboard Lights .

 R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Ricardo Dyson

Blow My Mind

A song off the EP Now That I’ve Got A Girl by this emerging artist and independent singer-songwriter.

 Rock

Pretty Blue Guns

Mockingbird

A track off the Stellenbosch band’s latest album, Shed You Skin, inspired by bands like The Dead Weather, The Black Keys and The Kills.

 World Music

Neo Muyanga

4:7

One of the number-titled tracks off Neo Muyanga’s latest mathematical opus, called Dipalo (Mixtape), which was composed, arranged and performed by this innovative SA artist.

 Rock

Shortstraw

Game Face

First single off the excellent debut album, You’re Underfed, I’m Wonderful, from this hip new Jozi 5-man band.

 Country/Folk

Ses Snare

Fotostories

String is the second Ses Snare album and is a mixture of Afrikaans, English, Covers and no doubt, some mind blowing original works from Mathys Roets, Pieter Smith, Leon Ecroignard, Thean Kotze, Wouter van de Venter and Blackie Swart.

 Rock

Alicia Wolf

Beyond My Dreams

Alicia Wolf is from Boksburg, Gauteng and has dedicated this autobiographical album of Rock Music called Beyond MyDreams to her late parents.

 Kwaito

DK

Nkosi Yamakhos

First single from this hugely talented newcomer on the SA scene off his album, I Have A Dream.

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Latest Free Music on Channel 24

SAmp3.com is the official aggregator for free MP3s on Channel 24 and for world-wide sales on Rhythm Music Store. For more information and easy step-by-step instructions, please visit Digital Music Sales.

Latest Free Music Image Rock

K, Ray & The Bird

Misplaced Credit

Misplaced Credit – First single from the Cape Town Eclectic Folk Rock group off their new, second album, Rhymes In The Attic.

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Sterling EQ

Bach’s Kittens At Play

Sterling “Electric Quartet” has taken the South African entertainment industry by storm with their album, Nova,and their genre-defying musical style and sensational live performance.

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Amaryoni

Ebhayi

A song off the album The Journey: Marabi Moments, on which this specialist a capella group, in the mbube tradition, deliver a tribute to the music of two gifted South African composers.

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12th Avenue

Taking my Heart With You

The Cape Town rock band that features Idols contestant Mark Haze with a song off their new 6-track self-titled album.

Latest Free Music Image Country/Folk

Laurie Levine

Six Winters

Lovely first single and title track off the new album from the acclaimed Johannesburg singer-songwriter Laurie Levine’s third album “Six Winters” has just been released through Rhythm Records.Laurie’s blend of American roots music and the ‘Nu-Folk’ sound has earned her critical acclaim and a growing audience.

Latest Free Music Image R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Ash

See Yah

Ash (Ashwell Erasmus) – See Yah  – Something fresh from this very popular Port Elizabeth-based Gospel-Rap artist off his debut solo album, ‘House Party Vol.1‘.

Latest Free Music Image Rock

Faith Why You Always Running

Reciprocate

First single off this emerging Cape-based female indie artist’s brilliant lo-fi album, ‘Billboard Lights‘.

Latest Free Music Image Afrikaans

Mr Mac and the Genuines

Blikkie se Boom

Some Goema sounds from the Cape Kings of the genre off the ‘Voelvry’ compilation album of the wave of “alternative” Afrikaans music that swept the country in 1988/9. From Mr Mac & The Genuines.

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Slikour

Blacks R Fools

Skwatta Kamp’s legendary MC with an unabashedly political rap off his new album ‘Slikour Ventilation Volume 3

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Wysdiman

Sterre

A new track off the debut album, “2000 en Nag” from this 4-man Afrikaans hard rock band from Gauteng.

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The Otherwise

Rollercoaster To Insanity

The Otherwise is a four piece band out of Durban whose music is a blend of creative, dirty-sounding guitars and smooth, punchy bass lines over loud disco/punk/rock beats. Off  She Doesn’t Care, She Wants To Dance.

Latest Free Music Image R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Bronwyn Reddy

Solo

Bronwyn Reddy’s debut album, Love Constant, is produced by the world renowned, SAMA award winning Mark Fransman. Her sultry soulful sound and poignant lyrics are the perfect ingredients for an adult contemporary album.

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Latest Free Music on Channel 24

Latest Free Music Image Country/Folk

Mr. Cat and the Jackal

The Devil Always Wants to Dance

Mr.Cat and the Jackal‘s brand new track off their new album Sins & Siren Songs.

Latest Free Music Image Country/Folk

Van der Want & Letcher

Special Agents

These two iconic SA musicians with their winning mix of folk, rock and hip-hop with something of the attitude of punk off their album, Lowriding.

Latest Free Music Image Country/Folk

Fulka

Misunderstood

The next single off the amazing folktronica album, The Mystery Of The Seven Stars from this Pretoria performer, produced by her husband, Jacob Israel.

Latest Free Music Image R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Kwesta

7 Day Hustle

Kwesta is a young rapper and Buttabing Entertainment’s newest signing who recently released his debut Hip Hop album Special Rekwest here with his first single off the album.

Latest Free Music Image Country/Folk

John Manuel

No Time To Stop

John Manuel is a singer songwriter based in Durban and Lost and Found is his first solo album. John has honed his skills as a fingerpicking guitarist over the last 10 years and builds his songs from the complex guitar riffs which are his trademark sound.

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aKing

The Runaround

Top Cape Town rockers, aKING, are set to release their third album, Red Blooded Years and here is the first single off thealbum.

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Karmic Kick

Makes You Dead

A track off ‘The Skies Beyond’, the second and harder of the two albums from this Cape Town band with Kevin Rule’s vocals finding sure footing in Nieuwenhuis’ dense, heavy rhythms and punchy guitar.

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Jamie Shelly

Plasticine and Polyester

A song from ‘My Mine(d)‘,  the second full length original album that again displays this Cape Townartist’s wide range of musical styles.

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The Plastics

Late Night Scene

New single from these emerging Cape Town rockers off their excellent new second full length album ‘Shark‘ which was produced by legendary Strokes producer, Gordon Raphael.

Latest Free Music Image Jazz/Blues

African Cream Jazz Ensemble

Jikela Emaweni

This version of this classic South African track is one of the many great tracks on the compilation from the African Cream label called ‘The Essential South African Trip‘.

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The South African Charts – 40 years ago

SPRINGBOK RADIO HIT PARADE – Friday 29 Jan 1971

  1. Look out here comes tomorrow – The Dealians (SA)
  2. I hear you knocking – Dave Edmunds
  3. Looky looky – Giorgio
  4. I think I love you – Partridge Family
  5. Gypsy woman – Brian Hyland
  6. Cracklin’ rosie – Neil Diamond
  7. Zanzibar – Wanda Arletti (SA)
  8. Knock three times – Dawn
  9. San Bernadino – Christie
  10. No matter what – Badfinger
  11. Yo yo – Chris Andrews
  12. Mango mango – Tidal Wave (SA)
  13. Sing out glory – Bernie Brown (SA)
  14. See me feel me – The Who
  15. Cry bluebird cry – The Rising Sons (SA)
  16. Indiana wants me – R Dean Taylor
  17. Woodstock – Matthew Southern Comfort
  18. You can get it if you really want – Desmond Dekker
  19. The witch queen of New Orleans – Redbone
  20. There’s a light, there’s a way – The Invaders (SA)

LM RADIO HIT PARADE – Sunday 31 Jan 1971

  1. Children – Sean Rennie (SA)
  2. I hear you knockin’ – Dave Edmunds
  3. Jenny – Udo Jurgens
  4. Only love can break your heart – Neil Young
  5. My sweet lord – George Harrison
  6. Give me more – Mick Jade (SA)
  7. River deep mountain high – Supremes and the Four Tops
  8. Baby I wont let you down – Pickettywitch
  9. Do it – Neil Diamond
  10. Pay to the piper – Chairmen of the Board
  11. Gypsey woman – Brian Hyland
  12. No matter what – Badfinger
  13. Love the one you’re with – Stephen Stills
  14. Lady Barbara – Peter Noone with Herman’s Hermits
  15. Lonely days – Bee Gees
  16. For the good times – Ray Price
  17. Mango mango – Tidal Wave (SA)
  18. Heaven help us all – Stevie Wonder
  19. Sandy – Buzzard (SA)
  20. One man band – Three Dog Night

Neil Diamond b. 24 Jan 1941, will tour SA for the first time in April 2011

Thanks to Tertius Louw for this information

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Latest Free Music at Channel24

Latest Free Music Image R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

Bittereinder

A Tale Of Three Cities

This newly formed Pretoria band represents conscious Afrikaans rap that is light and spirited.

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Van Coke Cartel

Van Coke Cartel – Skadus Teen die Muur

This third single (and latest video) from their hit album ‘Skop, Skiet & Donner’ is Van Coke Kartel’s version of the Koos du Plessis classic from the early eighties. The musical treatment by producer Peach van Pletzen, as well as Francois van Coke’s unique rendition, makes the song a remarkable tribute to a South African icon.

Latest Free Music Image Rock

Foto Na Dans

Foto Na Dans – Daar Wag Iets

Cape-based band share this single off their new album Die Vloed, which can be described as a big, classic-progressive rock production reminiscent of the concept albums of the 70’s.

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Jac Sharp

Jac Sharp – Sweet Insanity

What do you get when you mix an electro drummer, funk rock guitarist, afro bassist and jazz singer? Enjoy this panoramically eclectic slice of Afro-pop off this brand-savvy band’s debut CD, Technicolour.

Latest Free Music Image Jazz/Blues

Isja

Woza One Day

Opening track on the self-titled debut album featuring the smooth melodic Bosmont jazz of Isja on the Shifty Records anti-apartheid record label.

Latest Free Music Image Gospel

Mila

Eden

Mila is the former lead guitarist for the Hillsong Cape Town Worship Band during iis currently in the SAMA-winning Proxy Worship Band.

Latest Free Music Image Rock

Tribe After Tribe

Burning Bush (Radio Edit)

Tribe After Tribe’s unique blend of psychedelic African rock has received high praise from the media in Europe, UK and North America.

Latest Free Music Image Afrikaans

Johannes Kerkorrel

Johannes Kerkorrel – Ry

Slashing their way out of the Nationalist Party ideology, the Gereformeerde Blues Band charted the wide open spaces of a new Afrikaner rebellion. They share this track off their Eet Kreef album.

Latest Free Music Image Kwaito

catman

Push ‘N Move

The 23-year-old who goes by the alias Catman has just released his independently produced kwaito album, ‘Western Sesotho’.

Latest Free Music Image Country/Folk

Pieter Mohr

Dorpie in RSA

A track off the self-titled debut album from this Western Cape based singer with the unique voice and mixture of traditional and modern country.

Latest Free Music Image Afrikaans

Wysdiman

Wysdiman- Skedelbeen

Wysdiman is a 4-piece Afrikaans Rock band from Johannesburg. This is the first single off their new “2000 en Nag” album.

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Bernoldus Niemand

Bernoldus Niemand – Reggae Vibes Is Cool

From the album ‘Wie Is Bernoldus Niemand’, Bernoldus shares this track which was recorded under SA music icon James Phillips’ alter ego, and which could be regarded as the album that started all the trouble! The songs are mostly about smoking zol, girls, cars, the army, moustaches, Springs, Pretoria and other aspects of white trash SA lifestyles.

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Top Downloads at Rhythm Music Store

Ray Dylan - Ek Wens Jy's Myne
Monique - Ek Val Vir Jou
Jakkie Louw - Gemaak in SA
Heinz Winckler - Ek Kan Weer In Liefde Glo
Gazelle - Chic Afrique
Die Campbells - Komaan Kom Dans
Romanz - Ek Sal Getuig
Die Tuindwergies - Die Tuindwergies
Juanita du Plessis - 10 Jaar Platinum Treffers2 (2/2)
Nicholis Louw - Energie
Elizma Theron - Gee My Meer
Zebra & Giraffe - The Inside
Kurt Darren - Uit Die Diepte Van My Hart
Albert De Wet - Die Vensters Na My Siel
Oorlog Frankenstein - Oorlog Frankenstein
Wrestlerish - The Rude Mechanical
Straatligkinders - Kan Ek Met Jou Dans
Fredi Nest - Dronkverliefverslaafaanjou
Die Radio Kalahari Orkes - Heuningland
Foto Na Dans - Die Vloed
Die Heuwels Fantasties met Laudo Liebenberg - Hyg Duiwel
Manie Jackson - MJ
Various Artists - South African Indie Volume One
Die Jakkie Louw Band - Alles In Een Glas
Bok Van Blerk - De La Rey
Bok van Blerk & Robbie Wessels - Ons Vir Jou Suid Afrika
Wasserfall - Asem In
David Kramer - Klassic Kramer
Rodriguez - Cold Fact (2008 US re-issue)
aKING - Against All Odds
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Top Ten Tunes: Top Mp3 Downloads at Channel 24

Koos Kombuis – Ver van die Ou Kalahari

Ver Van Die Ou Kalahari“Ver van die ou kalahari, aan die grens se verkeerde kant, eet ons saam calamari, en lag oor die dalende Rand” sings Koos on this Voelvry-era classic. Off the Afrikaans troubadour’s debut album, “Ver van die Ou Kalahari”, penned while he was still using his previous pseudonym, Andre le Toit.

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The Buckfever Underground – Die Volk Is In Die Kak

Poet Toast Coezter and his avant-rock visionaries share this timeous, stream of consciousness parable off their critically-acclaimed album, ‘Limbs Gone Batty’.

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Black Era – Move

Black Era“I’ll be your driving force, I’ll be your power source, ‘cos we got groove!” sing this new Gauteng rock band on this pub crawler about partying. Off their forthcoming debut album recorded at B# Studios.

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Die Radio Kalahari Orkes with Jack Parow – Blaas Jou Vuvuzela

Ian Roberts and his bakgat band of boeremusiek brothers team up with super romantic Afrikaans rap star Jack Parow on this tongue-in-cheeky World Cup anthem-in-the-making anthem about braaivleis, brandy and Vuvuzela blowing! Off heir third album of all star collaborations, “Heuningland”.

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DJ MuZI.GP – Virus

Muzimania UnleashedJozi DJ shares this funky electro-flavoured deep house floor filler off his brand new 15-track dance album, ‘Muzimania Unleashed’.

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Richard van der Westhuizen – Stofpad

Celebrated Afrikaans singer songwriter shares this breezy platteland ballad about going nowhere slowly. Off his solo project, ‘Songs uit my Binnesak’, on which he collaborated with Hennie Aucamp, Herman van Veen and Andrew Roos.

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Guy Buttery – Mirleft

Fox Hill LaneInternationally-acclaimed SA guitarist shares this first single off ‘Fox Hill Lane’, the winner of the 2010 SAMA Award for Best Instrumental Album. It’s a beautiful micro-folk gem textured with acoustic steel and nylon strung guitars, sitar, tampura, harmonium, polypipe, grand piano, lapsteel guitar, dobro, percussion and more.

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Koos Kombuis – Die Groen Fokkol Song

“The problems facing Planet Earth are far more serious than whether we like Malema or not, or what people think of the new ANC leather jackets” says the iconic Afrikaans singer songwriter on this eco-friendly overhaul of his classic protest song about service delivery.

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Ike Moriz – What A Wonderful World

Blue MoonClassy Cape Town crooner serenades us with a smooth jazzy rendition of Louis Armstrong’s beautiful ballad. Off his 8th studio album entitled ‘Blue Moon’.

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Farryl Purkiss – Kissing Devils On The Cheek

Hunky SA singer songwriter gives fans of Jim White’s Americana fables and Jack Johnson’s surf ‘n turf tunes their fix with this latest single off his Sama-nominated new album, ‘Fruitbats & Crows’.

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How can I sell my music online?

See Digital Music Sales

This is one of the questions I get asked very often by South African musicians.

In 2002 I was involved with creating the SAmp3. com portal for promoting South African music through free downloads. However there was no real way, at the time, to monetize these free give-aways.

In August 2006, I became a partner in starting Rhythm Online to sell MP3s to the world. This online store is now known as Rhythm Music Store (and also MyMusiek) and if you are a talented musician, published or unpublished, fill in the online electronic distribution agreement to have your tunes listed on Rhythm Online Music Store.

Would you like the world to hear and buy your music?

SAmp3. com can help you promote your music through channel24 and sell your MP3s to the world on the RhythmMusicStore.com.

And the best part is, there is no cost to you!

Music Sales:

If you wish to sell your music on RhythmMusicStore.com you will need to complete the easy online agreement.

All the information you need can be found there.

Currently Rhythm Music Store is only able to accommodate artists and labels with bank accounts in South Africa.

For selling MP3s on Rhythm Music Store we require a physical audio CD or CD-R for  for the following reasons:

  • Quality Control
  • Naming Convention
  • Creation of 30 second samples

Single songs are also fine (we list it as a album with only one track, and with its own artwork and blurb), but we still require the music to be supplied on an audio CD, please.

Postal address:
Rhythm Music Store
PO Box 399
Century City
7446
Cape Town

Physical address:

Brian Currin
c/o Mabu Vinyl
2 Rheede Street
Gardens
Cape Town
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Free Promotional Give-aways:

Please contact:

Stephen “Sugar” Segerman:
email: sugar@samp3.com
Phone: 021-423-7635 (office hours)

We will need your song(s) on an audio CD or CD-R, mailed, couriered or hand-delivered to us, so that we can rip the mp3s. We will also need some info about the band/artist and your authorisation of our use of your tracks as free mp3 downloads. You need only supply one copy of each album for both Rhythm Music Store and SAmp3.com

For free promotional give-aways you can also email your MP3s to brian@samp3.com

By sending MP3s to brian@samp3.com you are authorizing them to be used as free downloads.

Please do not send MP3s for selling on RhythmMusicStore.com, please see reasons above.

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Century City
7446
Cape Town

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Cape Town
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