Whether you're looking for news about South African cultural policy, information you can trust on copyright in Kenya, or a hip hop group in Senegal – you can find it all at musicinafrica.net. The Music In Africa online platform offers reliable and comprehensive information about music on the African continent: contacts and information about the people and organizations working in the music industry, overviews of Africa's music scenes, teaching materials, music reviews, the latest news and practical tools for musicians. Access to the site is free of charge. It serves as a guide for anyone interested in African music and aims to raise global awareness of the continent’s music scenes, as well as to improve collaboration between artists at an international level.
Information is currently available for 18 countries: Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda. More countries are set to follow in the next few years. Music In Africa is both a pan-African and global project. More than 100 professional musicians, academics, journalists, managers and educational experts from Africa and many countries around the world have been involved in designing the website, which was initiated by the Goethe-Institut and Siemens Stiftung. The Music In Africa Foundation, established in July 2013 and based in Johannesburg, South Africa, is building the platform and will continue to operate it long-term.