SA music retailer Look & Listen is set to re-launch its digital music store, five months after it halted online purchases on the platform.
Mondia Media, a technology solution provider and music content aggregator, says it has partnered with Look & Listen to re-launch its service.
In February, the music retailer, which has 28 brick and mortar outlets across the country, said it would no longer offer the option to purchase online.
“This applies to both physical goods as well as digital downloads,” it said.
However, Mondia Media said in a statement that it is “currently collaborating with Look & Listen to re-launch their digital music store that will offer SA Music fans the best of local and international hits, as well as a vast choice for independent music and back catalogue tracks”.
Howard Lazarus, chairman of Look & Listen said: “Look & Listen is proud to announce it is working with Mondia Media in a joint venture to bring a new digital music solution to South Africa.”
“The solution is based on Mondia’s innovative approach and international support network that will allow South Africans to legally download high quality MP3’s as well as full albums directly to their mobile phones.”
In 2012 Mondia launched an ad-funded music service for Samsung in SA, Kenya and Nigeria. It also collaborated with the launch of Mxit Music.
Mondia Media says it has engaged with over 700 artists, aggregators and labels, “building one of the largest catalogues of high quality digital music products in Africa”.