- Marianne Thamm
For 10 weeks between July and September musician Karen Zoid, collaborating with several well-known local artists, dominated the iTunes South Africa charts with a record-breaking 10 hit singles in a row. The historic accomplishment is a testament to the rise of the independent artist in the digital age. Zoid, using a variety of platforms including television, social media and iTunes, has demonstrated what can be achieved when an artist owns the means of production. By MARIANNE THAMM.