You don’t choose music; music chooses you – Nicole Bacher 

In new arrival Nicole Bacher’s case, the bug bit after getting married, raising children, and running a thriving psychology practice. Sixteen years later, Nicole closed her business to focus on and finish her studies. With that, gaps appeared in her usually jam-packed diary to feed her creative curiosity.  Blooming late She filled it all, spending... Continue Reading →

“Change the World” gets a break

Cape Town, 15 June 2022 – Singer, songwriter, producer, vocal coach and, most recently, the sweet musical magic behind a brand-new Nestlé television campaign for the equally loved Kit-Kat brand, RJ Benjamin and his 2007 smash-hit single, “Change the World” is precisely doing that, this time in elevating the world of confectionary and effecting rich... Continue Reading →

Percolating perfection with RJ Benjamin and Vicky Sampson

Great, soul-filled, and fantastic music insists on being heard. One such song, despite the odds stacked against it at the time, survived the test of time to finally arrive, albeit fashionably late. The story of “Love & Miracles’” genesis goes back some 14 years when, in 2007, RJ Benjamin, a then-rising star, singer and prolific... Continue Reading →

Have you got your ticket to watch MEX21 online till 2 October 2021

Lauded and awarded for its consistent commitment to the broader South African music industry, #MEX21 runs till 2 October 2021, with a wealth of quality international and local speakers. Our Keynote speaker, from Australia, is Michael Smellie. He speaks about the seven deadly sins of the music business. Michael’s career in the music business spans... Continue Reading →

Good singer Steven Kitshoff has been appointed DHL Stormers captain.

Experienced prop and gentle giant and all round true gentleman Steven Kitshoff has signed a three-year contract extension with Western Province Professional Rugby (WPPR) and has been appointed DHL Stormers captain. He opens the DHL Stormers and Friends video recorded last year (5 March 2020 ) which was facilitated by Music Exchange and set up... Continue Reading →

Live intimate Music show 15th Dec with Heinrich Frans & Angelo Syster & RJ Benjamin

HOT BLOODED Singer, producer and songwriter Heinrich Frans will be hosting a live intimate show for discerning music enthusiasts on Tuesday, 15 December, from 5.30 pm to 8pm, at Youngblood Studios on 70-72 Bree Street, Cape Town. The show, entitled Music and Stories, will feature, Heinrich Frans (voice). He has performed as lead and backing... Continue Reading →

R J Benjamin interview

RJ Benjamin is an award-winning vocalist, songwriter, music producer, vocal coach, and musical director To date, RJ has released five studio albums. Most recently his work includes vocal production for iscathamiya group Thee Legacy, Chantal Stanfield and Sho Madjozi of John Cena fame, as well as headline performance on 2019 Standard Bank Joy of Jazz... Continue Reading →


MUSIC EXCHANGE(#MEX20), South Africa’s preeminent entertainment-economy-invested conference, returned this September for the 10th consecutive year and with it a truly impressive raft of seminal and engaging speakers. In partnership with Ticketpro, V&A, Acom Branding Paul Bothner Music, Western Cape Government and Digicape #MEX20 not only delivered on its promise to empower, but it also brought... Continue Reading →

RJ Benjamin & Ebrahim Mallum produce song #BecauseWeAre with 30 South African musicians

#BecauseWeAre: 30 South African musicians join forces. 30 Top South African musicians, including Vusi Mahlasela, Amanda Black, Arno Carstens, J’Something, Yvonne Chaka-Chaka, Karen Zoid, Majozi, Ready D, Khuli Chana, Zolani Mahola and more, under the banner of the Mzansi All-Stars, have joined forces to release a campaign with song titled #BecauseWeAre, which aims to encourage... Continue Reading →

#NewMusicFriday a SA house music classic, “Change The World”, is available on Streaming platforms now

One of the biggest songs of RJ Benjamins career and a song that many now consider a SA house music classic, “Change The World”, has never been available on Streaming platforms.’s finally available! Many thanks to Sergio Botelho for helping RJ get the song up! Here’s a link to the ‘Change The World EP’... Continue Reading →

Sipho Mabuse, RJ Benjamin, Chantal Stanfield, Cinema, Dr Victor, Ard Matthews and more for Lockdown Legends on 28th June

Join us, as we look back and celebrate with the talents of SA’s retro ‘best of the best’, where they will perform online magic for all the world to see and hear from the comfort and safety of your home. Hear the music and the stories that defined generation after generation - and reconnect with... Continue Reading →

Chad Alexander to appear alongside RJ Benjamin this Saturday at the Radisson Red from 8pm at V & A Waterfront

Chad Alexander who will help his long time friend RJ Benjamin put together an evening of neo soul and R&B at Radisson Red on Saturday 4th May 2019 Chad has an impressive body of work having worked with artists including RJ Benjamin, Ziyon, Donald ProVerb, Bongi Mavuyana Zola 7 Pebbles Nothende, Kabelo & Zwai Bala... Continue Reading →

Muizenberg High School is 120 years old and former pupil and Tv Star Chantal Stanfield comes back to school to give back this weekend

LEGACY 12O Muizenberg High School is 120 years old! In celebration of this feat, a show has been devised incorporating the history of Muizenberg, Cape Town, South Africa and, of course, Muizenberg High School. Conceived and directed by Coleen van Staden with the assistance of Celia Musikanth, “Legacy 120 – the show” will be on... Continue Reading →

SIPHO “HOTSTIX” MABUSE is making a call to all musicians in South Africa

MEX Endorses Empowerment MEX chairperson and board member SIPHO “HOTSTIX” MABUSE is making a call to all musicians in South Africa to not only attend MEX18, on 1 and 2 September in Cape Town, but to all opportunities to cultivate the broader education in our collective music economy. “As chairperson of MEX, which is now... Continue Reading →

Masterclass with RJ Benjamin -Understanding your voice Saturday 2 June

Masterclass with RJ Benjamin -Understanding your voice Saturday 2 June at Paul Bothners Claremont RJ has vocal coached some of SA top talent ovet the years Using various video’s as well as diagrams this masterclass will help singers, musicians, choir masters and really anybody fascinated with singing to better understand their voice as well as... Continue Reading →

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