JR Makes History!

This is the first in Africa

By  | May 12, 2021, 01:35 PM  | JR  | Top of the

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JR Bogopa has come through for African artists. The award-winning musician together with his co-founder Sizwe Hlongwane will be launching Africa’s first cell phone music distribution app called FYVE this month.

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Speaking about the app on Instagram, JR said the app will allow musicians to release their music using their smartphones.

He wrote: “It gives me great pleasure to announce the beginning of a new tech era! @fyveworld a new DIY Music Distribution app that will allow musicians to release music from their CELLPHONES! Launching end of May, breaking barriers for many independent artists who are struggling to release their HIT SONGS! We are just getting started!”

Talking about how the app will work in his recent interview with SABC on Morning Live, JR said: “Creators will be able to upload, their music, their artwork and all the songs they have made via their cellphones, they no longer have to be making calls to different labels, etc. submitting paperwork. Everything will be done from a smartphone easily at the press of one button you ready to launch across the globe to more than 39 stores including Apple Music.”

He said the app was inspired by the struggle of musicians.
“Coming from music background myself…I’ve been a musician for over 30 years now and the idea of just trying to make music distribution as natural as making music itself.
"It’s been a very challenging time for a lot of musicians throughout the COVID period but what we see is there is a large influx in music creation…not a lot of people have access to laptops… but people do have smartphones…looking at that, why not give people the capabilities to be able to use the smartphones to better their careers… ”
In other news, Radio and TV personality Pearl Modiadie’s new show will be hitting our screens today. Pearl scored herself a new presenting gig on Netflix.

She is a presenter for Netflix’s new reality competition show titled Slope Slap.
Sharing the news on Instagram, she wrote: “At zero degree temperatures, South Africa 🇿🇦(Me) Haiti 🇭🇹 ( @sarodjbertin ) and the USA 🇺🇸(@alwaysarenee ) came together to bring you this high energy sexy reality competition with contestants from all over the world... SLOPE SLAP!! I’m excited that it’s finally premiering on @netflixsa on May 12, 2021! Set your reminders!!”
Reminding her followers again to watch the show yesterday she posted: “Only 1 day until we can all watch Slope Slap on @netflixsa! We brought the heat in the blistering cold mountains at the Tiffindell ski resort here in SA! Get ready to choose your favorite teams! I’m always a team 🇿🇦 and now of course 🇫o🇷, you?”

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