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The Geraas Awards - Get free Geraas Award-Winning MP3s

2006-07-14 15:56

We have Geraas-award winning MP3s for you to download legally, absolutely free.

MP3s are big news. Usually this news is about record companies or bands who're moaning about how they're losing money, or from big companies that's trying to flog windows format, bad quality downloads at higher-than-international rates.

The doomsayers may be right when they say MP3 downloads are bringing the industry to its knees. They said that about cassette tapes too. But many of the top artists in South Africa know that giving out a few free MP3s is one of the best ways to promote your album - whether you're a new arrival like Jan Blohm, or an established seller like Steve Hofmeyr.

In fact, Steve Hofmeyr, who's given MWEB two MP3s already, with a third on its way, has sold more original albums than anyone else in South Africa. This seems to indicate that generosity to your fans does your career no major harm! After all, if people really want to steal music, they can do it quite easily.

So get a taste of some great SA music. Go ahead and download some Geraas award winning songs, or just listen to a few online.

It's absolutely free on MWEB, and it's completely legal too.


Album of the year winner, Jan Blohm's album, Melkstraat Confessions, beat some of the old names in the music industry - Steve Hofmeyr among them - to win the most prestigious prize of all. Blohm won Best Newcomer, and Song of the Year.

MP3 for download: "Sondag Lover"
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(Note: "Sondag Lover" was recorded under the name George Harry for the Volk Jou Ook compilation) Both Songs appear on Melkstraat Confessions.

BEST ROCK ALBUM - Fokofpolisiekar

Fokofpolisiekar are recording a new EP and we will have the first single for you as soon as it is available. Meanwhile, get MP3s of "Tevrede", "Hemel op die Platteland" and their self titled song "Fokofpolisiekar".
Click here to download or listen online.


Kallitz won best hip hop album. Their singles, "Die Ding Ruk Mal" and "Oppie Yaat" are both on MWEB.
Click here to download


Steve Hofmeyr won biggest-selling album for Toeka 2, as well as the most popular song award for "Pampoen". He is also the most downloaded artist on MWEB.

MP3s to download on MWEB - Pampoen
Listen (open to all) or Download (members only)
Download other Steve Hofmeyr MP3s, "In Die RSA" and "Vier by Vier", click here

- Jean Barker

MWEB's MP3 site is packed with award winning artists and songs, and every week another five MP3s are added to the site, available exclusively to MWEB members for download (but anyone with broadband internet access can listen to the songs).
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