Reflections in pictures, a packed Jonathan Butler masterclass with Cameron Ward

Reflections in pictures with Full house Jonathan Butler masterclass, hosted by Jazzathon and Music Exchange, and  DCAS W Cape with co-host Cameron Ward. JB spoke about Tone and finding your voice. Andy Hoyle remarked post the talk: Hi Mart, many thanks again for a wonderful afternoon…clearly a resounding success leaving everyone inspired and invigorated. Thank you.

Podcasting the Barrier to Entry

Article By Spike Ballantine  Spike Ballantine 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 →

Lineup revealed for The Matroosfontein Jazz Reunion 18th Feb Elsbury Primary School, Matroosfontein

The Matroosfontein Jazz Reunion shines a spotlight on the rich musical heritage of Matroosfontein, and the  greater Elsies River and its surrounding areas.The music festival will be held on 18 February 2023 with  Jonathan Butler,  Leslie Kleinsmith, Andrew Young from the UK, Afro Touch, Celeste Williams, Vuvu Kumalo, Mr. Magic, Theo Watt, August West, Donveno Prins, and... 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 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 →

The Cape Town Jazzathon V&A Waterfront Amphitheatre Friday 13 to Sunday 15 January 2023

The Cape Town Jazzathon, which recently celebrated its 25th Anniversary, is the longest running music festival in South Africa. Also fondly known as ‘The Peoples Festival’, the iconic event will feature at least 6 performances daily, between 12h00 – 20h00.The line-up  at the V&A from Friday 13 to Sunday 15 January 2023  will showcase the amazing talent as unearthed by community music schools.  The Cape... Continue Reading →

Will Linley to play De Waal park on Sunday 29th January with Matthew Mole & Dukes of Note

Will Linley had an amazing 2022, what with opening for One Republic at Grand West, playing Switching on the lights late Nov in Cape Town. Now he gets to play De Waal Park in Cape Town on Sunday 29th January with Matthew Mole and Dukes of Note. Tickets are R99 bucks from Quicket  Hailing from Cape Town,  songwriter and musician,  Will released his highly-anticipated second... 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 →

Smiley returns to the Mother City for Toodles 2022 – Friday 30th December

Smiley returns to the Mother City for Toodles 2022  - Friday 30th December A house music end of year send-off at The Woodstock Brewery on Friday 30 December. On the back of a sold out Winter show - Smiley in the Sky - the crew has another line up of discerning selectors ready to go. Random Fact - Jozi’s internationally released... 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 →

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