Music library expands


Lalela Music recently provided the score for South African film Otelo Burning, which received a Best Soundtrack nomination at the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), as well as providing new music to the eNews 24-hour news channel on MultiChoice’s DStv platform.

According to Lalela manager Tanya Douman they are very proud of their rapid international expansion since their “birth’ three years ago.

“We’re represented by sub-publishers in 37 countries, more than any other South African music company.

Our sub-publishers have taken us on despite the intense competition among the many libraries out there. All of them have commented on the quality of our tracks, and our unique combo of African material and sizzling Hollywood score.’

The company, with a presence in Cape Town and Los Angeles, recently added to the music available in their library with the release of Volume 6. “Our library now numbers 1 650 tracks in 85 albums and features South African composers like Simon “Ghetto Child’ Sibanda, Afro-jazz maestro Themba Mkhize, young prodigies Sotho Mafia and Kagiso Pitsong and veterans Murray Anderson, Warrick Swinney and Nicos Vouris.’

Lalela also recently launched a new website,, powered by the powerful Source Audio engine which is used by music licensing specialists all around the world.

“The focus is on the music, and getting users to tracks for their project easily and quickly,’ adds Douman.

By Linda Loubser

Screen Africa magazine – May 2012


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