I will be a judge on the WOW Factor on 2nd Oct at Richard’s Supper Stage

On the 2nd of October be amazed and cheer on Cape Town’s hidden talent. Watch these young hopefuls become stars as they compete for the prize of R1000 and entry into our Gala event finals, where they win their own show!  You can have some dinner from our Wow Factor menu and sip on our... Continue Reading →

GENERATIONS ***** TREVOR JONES AND SIPHO “HOTSTIX” MABUSE Collaboration comes from meeting each other at Music Exchange

TREVOR JONES AND SIPHO “HOTSTIX” MABUSE ADD THEIR GENIUS TO GENERATIONS South African multi-award-winning, orchestral film score composer and conductor Trevor Jones headed home last month to capture a piece of musical magic. As the longest running soap opera in South African television history, Generations’ creators decided, as part of the shows 20th anniversary celebrations,... Continue Reading →

Standard Bank Joy Of Jazz 2013 – 24 Aug – Performance time

Standard Bank Joy Of Jazz 2013 - Programme SATURDAY, AUGUST 24th Bassline Stage 1.    Shane Cooper (Standard Bank Young Artist) 7pm - 8pm 60min set changeover 30mins 2.    Rene Marie 8.30pm - 9.30pm 60min set changeover 30mins 3.    Tsuyoshi Yamamoto 10pm - 11.15pm 75min set changeover 30mins 4.    Sipho Mabuse (Tribute To Zim Ngqwana) 11.45pm... Continue Reading →

First Wawela Music Awards give thumbs-up to composers – ALL THE WINNERS

Original music was the big winner at the inaugural Wawela Music Awards on Friday night, at which the shining lights of South African songwriting were celebrated.On Friday, 28 June 2013, a constellation of the country’s music stars gathered at the Sandton Convention Centre to pay tribute to an elite group of music composers and authors... Continue Reading →

SA music comes up trumps at Music Exchange 2013

South African music is entering an exciting era of opportunity and progress as new markets open up for homegrown sounds. This was one of the key messages emerging from the 2013 Music Exchange Conference, which saw industry moguls and musicians congregating at the iconic Cape Town City Hall to talk about the serious business of... Continue Reading →

Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse chats Music Exchange 2013

Bizcommunity recently sat down with Sipho 'Hotstix' Mabuse to talk about Music Exchange 2013 - the conference that's got tongues wagging and interest piqued within the entertainment industry. With more than 40 years of experience, Mabuse is a treasure trove of knowledge for any aspiring musician. Bizcommunity: You've had continuous involvement with Music Exchange since... Continue Reading →


With its already stellar line-up, Music Exchange 2013 is proud to announce that the iconic composer Trevor Jones has agreed to deliver the independent music conferences’ keynote address on 21 March 2013 at Cape Town’s City Hall. “David Bowie, Sting, U2, Sinead O'Connor, Charlotte Church, Britney Spears and Elvis Costello have all worked with him,”... Continue Reading →


Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse is more than just a legendary musician; he’s one of South Africa’s musical treasures and a great inspiration to many. After more than 45 years in the music industry, this 63 year old still has the commanding stage presence and vibrancy to make many younger musicians green with envy. It was a... Continue Reading →

Sipho Hotstix Mabuse – Interview – Muse Online

Sipho Hotstix Mabuse will play at the Old Mutual Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concert for the first time this weekend. He earned his well placed nickname, Hotstix thanks to his talents as a young drummer in his early days. Following his fifty years in the live music industry he has seen and done many things; a... Continue Reading →

Over 50 Speakers and Panelists confirmed for the 2013 Music Conference

Over 50 Speakers and Panelists confirmed for the 2013 Music Conference Music Exchange, South Africa’s 3rd Independent Music Conference that gets everyone in the music industry talking, is set to take place from 21-22 March, with an additional day confirmed for the 23 March 2013 for workshops (see list below for more details on workshops).... Continue Reading →

Panelists and Speakers – Music Exchange 2013

Panelists and Speakers - Music Exchange 2013 Nick Motsaste CEO SAMRO JHB RJ Benjamin SA Artist Soul and R&B JHB Benjy Mudie CEO Owner Fresh Music / A&R Consultant Universal / Idols Mentor JHB Mike Joubert CEO Brands Rock Cape Town Thebe Ikalafeng Ikalafeng is vice-chairman of the Brand Council of South Africa and a... Continue Reading →

Triple M Entertainment books Founder of iconic SA band Bright Blue to perform a FREE Concert

Triple M Entertainment books Founder of iconic SA band Bright Blue to perform a FREE Concert in De Waal Park on Sunday 2 Dec 2012 Robin Levetan was the lead vocalist and founder of iconic SA band Bright Blue whose uniquely infectious blend of pop, rock and mbaqanga established them at the forefront of the... Continue Reading →


Brian Currin and Stephen “Sugar” Segerman met in 1997 through the rediscovery of Rodriguez. A mutual love of music (especially the South African kind) and sharing it with others, saw them launch Sugar Music in the early-2000′s. Sugar Music has since become the hub for many projects including SugarMan.org, The South African Rock Encyclopedia, The... Continue Reading →

Radio interview with Robin Lustig on BBC World Service

  BBC World Service Radio's flagship news and current affairs programme, Newshour. Radio interview with Robin Lustig The BBC World Service is the BBC's international radio station. It is broadcast to every country in the world in 32 languages and has a listenership of 43 million to its English language network each week. It has... Continue Reading →

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