Rocktober 2015: BAND ACADEMY – I will be talking on Tuesday 27th 6.30pm

When:6:30 pm, Tuesday 27 October 2015
Where: Paul Bothner Music, Claremont
Stadium on Main, Corner Central & Hawthorne, Claremont
Info: 021 674 4030

Opening Performance: Taxi Violence

Surviving and Thriving in the SA Music Industry
by Martin Myers (Music Exchange)

A publicist, music supervisor and founder of Music Exchange, Martin Myers is ideally placed to give insightful advice that you can put to immediate, practical use in your career. You’ll get expert pointers on everything from building up a network of the right contacts and understanding how major record labels & radio stations operate so you can give them what they want, through to the need for a team to assist you, the difference between an agent and manager, and some pointers on press and public relations matters.

Martin began his career in the music industry in 1985 by running UCT Radio at the University of Cape Town and beginning his long working relationship with the legendary Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse culminating in the the 46664 Mandela Day Concert in New York in July 2009 and, most recently, the acclaimed Anthems of Democracy in Johannesburg.
For 16 years, Martin was Sony Music’s Cape Town publicist working closely with local and international acts including Vusi Mahlasela, BLK Sonshine, Shayne Ward, Joy Enriquez and John Legend.
In 2009 Martin founded Music Exchange, a non profit body which organizes an annual music conference designed to empower people in the music industry, especially young artists, with the knowledge necessary to turn their passion into a sustainable livelihood. Music Exchange has grown significantly, and now hosts regular workshops across the year with leading figures from the world of music. It is recognized as South Africa’s leading independent music conference

A month of live performances, free workshops, cool competitions, Dangerous Deals, and a chance to get your music heard!

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