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.

Songbird Cailyn Shelby Releases New Pop Gem ‘Best Mistake’

Wonderful to see 21 year old Cailyn Shelby, who has attended Music Exchange growing in leaps and bounds and she is processing her thoughts and emotions through songwriting. After the success of her debut single ‘My Four Friends’, Cailyn premieres ‘Best Mistake’ as she opens up about accidentally stepping out of the friend zone and... Continue Reading →

Open Letter To The Next Generation Of Artists – by Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter

To the Next Generation of Artists, We find ourselves in turbulent and unpredictable times. From the horror at the Bataclan to the upheaval in Syria and the senseless bloodshed in San Bernardino, we live in a time of great confusion and pain. As an artist, creator and dreamer of this world, we ask you not... Continue Reading →

Superb masterclass with RJ Benjamin & Cameron Ward – held on Sat 4th Feb

An outstanding 2 hour masterclass with RJ Benjamin and Cameron Ward took place on Sat 4th Feb at Paul Bothners Claremont, (the home of sat morning masterclasses for MEX).A detailed breakdown of collaboration and the success that can be achieved as well as the challenges was highlighted in the talk. RJ opened up as to... Continue Reading →

Masterclass with RJ Benjamin and master musician Cameron Ward 4th Feb

FREE WORKSHOP ALERT!  If you’re in and around Cape Town, join RJ Benjamin and master musician Cameron Ward Saturday 4th Feb at Paul Bothners Claremont (phone 021 674 4030) Address is  Stadium on Main, Central Road, South Rd, Claremont, Cape Town, 7890 We talk about and explore the importance of collaboration in music.  Relationships in the... 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 →

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 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 →

Music Exchange 2022: The Economics, Politics and Biology of the Music Industry

Music Exchange 2022: From left: Martin Myers, Mark Rosin, Marc Marot and Trevor Jones standing in front of the MEX sign at the Academy of Sound Engineering (ASE) in District Six, Cape Town. By Rachel Reynolds I was driving home when I tuned into Smile FM and happened upon a man speaking about a conference... Continue Reading →

Music Exchange talks for 12th and 13th Nov at Academy of Sound Engineering (ASE) in Auckland Park 

After a hugely successful 2 days in Cape Town, South Africa’s premier music, film and entertainment programme comes to the   Academy of Sound Engineering (ASE)  Johannesburg on Saturday, the 12th and Sunday, the 13th of November to further amplify its broader intent to connect and covert conversations into commercial success for all in attendance. Celebrating its 12th-anniversary MUSIC EXCHANGE 2022 (#MEX22), is proud to announce no less... Continue Reading →

CEO of SAMRO – Mark Rosin to give keynote address at Music Exchange on 5th Nov

In a major coup for Cape Town the CEO for SAMRO is speaking at #MEX22 on Sat 5th Nov Mark Rosin is the Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) Chief Executive Officer (CEO).  Rosin assumed the top position in February 2020. Mark will speak about SAMRO and the Road map forward - The detailed Programme... Continue Reading →

Dr Trevor Jones one of the Top 5 film composers in the world comes to Cape Town this weekend

Dr Trevor Jones This weekend in Cape Town and next weekend in Johannesburg at  the Academy of Sound Engineering is #MEX22. Now in its 12th year you can meet in person and engage with Dr Trevor Jones, one of the Top 5 film composers in the world,  who returns home from the UK to open... Continue Reading →

Music Exchange programme and topics for Cape Town on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th Nov 2022

#MEX22 Cape Town We have the great pleasure and privilege of presenting the speakers and topics for the Music Exchange 2022 (#MEX22) conference. The emphasis is on Exchange – Arrive to engage and ask questions of all the speakers and meet fellow creatives. You never know who is in the room. You have read about... Continue Reading →

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