Podcasting the Barrier to Entry

Article By Spike Ballantine  Spike Ballantine  https://open.spotify.com/episode/55JYsOKqx7N57TmbgBEwqw?si=-7kw4tzkQZCxFaEcTffYLw&nd=1 Podcasting the Barrier to Entry The global growth in podcasting has meant that brands and advertisers are reaping the rewards of the medium’s proven benefits: content that genuinely connects with its audience, and delivers high engagement and positive brand recall in the process. Unsurprisingly, South African brands are... Continue Reading →

Exciting talk with Mr Buti Manamela who is the Deputy Minister for Higher Education, Science and Innovation.

Exciting podcast  with  Mr Buti Manamela who  is the Deputy Minister for Higher Education, Science and Innovation. The talk was recorded  on Robben Island whilst Minister Manamela chaired the Inaugural Mandela - Sobukwe Leadership Retreat. Siphokazi Jonas was one of the speakers at the event. We chatted to Buti Manamela for over 30 mins about education in South Africa.  See the link below: https://open.spotify.com/episode/7J23sgG6l4izv9XT69WatF?si=6t3OTLYkSnCrCkYlhuj7zg His previous... Continue Reading →

Mvula Drae, has returned to the music scene after a 3-year hiatus with a brand new set of singles, we chatted

What is your purpose? The proof of my purpose will live in my legacy. I don’t believe in one ultimate destiny, but what I strive to achieve at the moment, is to create music that does for others - what some music has done for me in both the highest and lowest points of my... Continue Reading →

Interview with Sophia Foster post show at Kirstebosch on 5th Feb 

Golden Oldies is an initiative by Capetonian entertainer Terry Fortune, who is widely known as a South African music legend.  The concert  was held on Sunday 5th Febuary at Kirstenbosch  will paying  tribute to and honour local legendary performing artists and musicians to thank them for their significant contributions to the music industry and their communities.... Continue Reading →

Number 1 The most read BizCommunity Contributor for 2022, reach over 601 000 subscribers

We're delighted to share the news that Martin Myers - founder of Music Exchange - is number 1.. The most read BizCommunity Contributor for 2022. L to R - Martin Myers, Mark Rosin, Marc Marot, Dr Trevor Jones If you have music and wish to be featured, write to info@musicexchange.org.za. so that questions can be... Continue Reading →

We chat to Nick Knightshade from Dukes of Note ahead of a show in De Waal Park on Sunday 29th Jan with Matthew Mole & Will Linley

Dukes of Note founded in 2014  is a Carnival Rock band from Cape Town combining elements of Balkan rhythms, gypsy punk, vintage blues and swing with good old-fashioned rock ‘n roll; an eccentric blend of dark yet playful theatrics. The band is  Nick Knightshade  Singer & Guitar, Andy Abels - Bass & Backing Vocals , Matthew Cox... Continue Reading →

Music Exchange musical highlights of 2022

Recognition, celebration, and validation of contribution in composition was the theme on Friday, Jul. 22, 2022, at the University of Cape Town (UCT) when the District-Six-born Dr Trevor Jones accepted a Doctor of Music, honoris causa.Marc Marot, responsible for over 100m album sales at Island records, was in SA for 16 days for the 2022 Music Exchange conference in Cape Town... Continue Reading →

Music Exchange Best of the Best for 2022 with John Maytham on Cape Talk

https://soundcloud.com/martinmyers/best-of-the-best-2022-in-music Music Exchange Best of the Best for 2022 with John Maytham on Cape Talk Chatted to John Maytham on Cape Talk on 27 December to discuss the top 10 for 2022. John Maytham, Martin Myers Topics included Dr Trevor Jones and Marc Marot both in Cape Town for Music Exchange in November. Marc appointed MD... Continue Reading →


Written by Daniel Luckhoff Wessels From Texx And The City For all his accomplishments and accolades – including a SAMA nomination for best rock album with Headlight Dreams – Steve Louw has a genuine and disarming affability to him as he greets me over Zoom from a predictably rainy England. Since he started becoming active in the scene... Continue Reading →

Tasché opens for Francois Van Coke this Sunday 18th Dec at De Waal Park in Cape Town

Brackenfell based Tasché Burger known as Tasché opens for Francois Van Coke this weekend at De Waal Park in Cape Town. The schedule is as follows 10am: Gates open1.15pm to 2.15pm: Camps Bay High2.30pm to 3.15pm: The Rockets3.30pm to 4.30pm: Tasché4.45pm to 6pm: Francois van Coke 6pm: Event ends  She was the winner of the  2019 season... Continue Reading →

We chat to Roger the Dodger ahead of Saturday 8th October at CTICC in Cape Town

Kings of Old Skool is now Legends of Old School, we chat to Roger the Dodger Ahead of Saturday 8th October at CTICC in Cape Town He's been on the music scene for over 30 years entertaining people playing at various house parties, functions and guest DJ at Clubs in and around Cape Town.  He still maintains “playing old... Continue Reading →

Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse to perform at concert for refugees

from IOL by Chulumanco Mahamba Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse performing at Yvonne Chaka Chaka’s benefit concert called The Mother Tour: A journey of an African Woman. Picture: Neil Baynes Joburg - On August 12, the Turquoise Harmony Institute (THI) is expected to bring hope, awareness and advocacy to South Africa and the African continent’s refugees in... Continue Reading →

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