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INDEPENDENT MUSIC EXPORTERS SOUTH AFRICA: IMEXSA is is proud to offer its export-ready musicians, managers and company representatives export ready training and showcase opportunities: A moving trailer of hope, lead by passion to change lives and make dreams come true, this right here is a movement challenging perceptions of what it takes to be a successful independent musician in South Africa. 
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Monday, February 6
 

10:00

Registration
Delegates and artists registration

Monday February 6, 2017 10:00 - 10:30
Lyric Theatre Foyer

10:30

Artists/Band Brief Session
Delegates and artists registration

Monday February 6, 2017 10:30 - 11:00
Lyric Theatre Foyer

11:00

What and Why: Assessing readiness for export (Group Session)
For this session,  ideal participants are independent professionals and musicians who:

  • Do not export expirience, but are prepared, organised and highly committed to expanding internationally.  
  • Have some export experience and are determined to leverage success to new export markets.
This sessions are hands on with participants with drafting Export plans /International Marketing Plans. The aim is to provide industry with business training and tools required to develop and execute their export objective succesfully.Participantats will meet previous International and IMEXSA Experts to learn more about music export. They will also have opportunities to ask questions.

Moderators
avatar for Almudena Heredero

Almudena Heredero

Director of PrimaveraPro, PRIMAVERA PRO
Director of PrimaveraPro, the professional meeting held in parallel with the Primavera Sound festival, since it was first created in 2010, Almudena Heredero also coordinated Spain’s official participation in the Prague Quadrennial on Scenography in 2015 and has organised the participation... Read More →
avatar for Allen Johnston

Allen Johnston

International Music Specialist, The Music Specialist
Mr. Johnston is an accomplished speaker and has lectured for numerous international conferences in Africa, China, and the UK. Within the United States he has recently been a featured lecturer on publishing, royalty matters and international licensing plus the Florida, Georgia, and... Read More →
avatar for Karen Marie Mason

Karen Marie Mason

Owner, Artist Launch
Karen Marie Mason is the founder of the Artist Launch | Artist and Label services for indies and boasts a facebook group of the same name with over 3000 artists. In addition to artist management she is scheduled to launch her indie record label, HealingATL first quarter 2019. A powerhouse innovator, Karen Marie Mason has successfully mastered and exerted cultural influence in the music, film, television, radio and publishing industries.  Her wheelhouse of talents has etched superstars like Michael Jackson, Sade, Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott and Busta Rhymes,  into world history.    A focused multi tasker Karen also rose to be one of the top location scouts in Atlanta for film, television and commercials working on projects for Usher, Ludacris, Rick Ross, T.I. and also worked as a location manager for Tyler Perry Studios  with credits including “Why Did I Get Married,” “The Family That Preys,” “Madea Goes to Jail,” among others. Her clients have included everyone from Sony Pictures, MTV to BET and TV One. In addition to film locations manager, Mason produced the independent film Switching Lanes, starring Terri J. Vaughn (“The Steve Harvey Show”) and directed by Thomas Mikal Ford (“Martin”). She also joined the production team of , Ir/Reconcilable, starring Jasmine Guy (“A Different World”) and Dick Gregory, which aired on the HBO networks. Karen is also host of WRFG’s “Sunday Night Fiyah.”  She sits on the board of People TV... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for IMEXSA

IMEXSA

ADMIN, The Independent Music Exporters SA
Independent Music Exporters South Africa(IMEXSA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to develop South African-produced music around the world, provide assistance, create export awareness, facilitating export development and create opportunities for emerging music companies in South... Read More →


Monday February 6, 2017 11:00 - 11:45
Lyric Theatre Foyer

11:45

WHY and WHAT: Building an Export Plan (Group session)
For this session,  ideal participants are independent professionals and musicians who:

  • Do not export expirience, but are prepared, organised and highly committed to expanding internationally.  
  • Have some export experience and are determined to leverage success to new export markets.
This sessions are hands on with participants with drafting Export plans /International Marketing Plans. The aim is to provide industry with business training and tools required to develop and execute their export objective succesfully.




Moderators
avatar for IMEXSA

IMEXSA

ADMIN, The Independent Music Exporters SA
Independent Music Exporters South Africa(IMEXSA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to develop South African-produced music around the world, provide assistance, create export awareness, facilitating export development and create opportunities for emerging music companies in South... Read More →
avatar for Almudena Heredero

Almudena Heredero

Director of PrimaveraPro, PRIMAVERA PRO
Director of PrimaveraPro, the professional meeting held in parallel with the Primavera Sound festival, since it was first created in 2010, Almudena Heredero also coordinated Spain’s official participation in the Prague Quadrennial on Scenography in 2015 and has organised the participation... Read More →
avatar for Allen Johnston

Allen Johnston

International Music Specialist, The Music Specialist
Mr. Johnston is an accomplished speaker and has lectured for numerous international conferences in Africa, China, and the UK. Within the United States he has recently been a featured lecturer on publishing, royalty matters and international licensing plus the Florida, Georgia, and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Karen Marie Mason

Karen Marie Mason

Owner, Artist Launch
Karen Marie Mason is the founder of the Artist Launch | Artist and Label services for indies and boasts a facebook group of the same name with over 3000 artists. In addition to artist management she is scheduled to launch her indie record label, HealingATL first quarter 2019. A powerhouse innovator, Karen Marie Mason has successfully mastered and exerted cultural influence in the music, film, television, radio and publishing industries.  Her wheelhouse of talents has etched superstars like Michael Jackson, Sade, Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott and Busta Rhymes,  into world history.    A focused multi tasker Karen also rose to be one of the top location scouts in Atlanta for film, television and commercials working on projects for Usher, Ludacris, Rick Ross, T.I. and also worked as a location manager for Tyler Perry Studios  with credits including “Why Did I Get Married,” “The Family That Preys,” “Madea Goes to Jail,” among others. Her clients have included everyone from Sony Pictures, MTV to BET and TV One. In addition to film locations manager, Mason produced the independent film Switching Lanes, starring Terri J. Vaughn (“The Steve Harvey Show”) and directed by Thomas Mikal Ford (“Martin”). She also joined the production team of , Ir/Reconcilable, starring Jasmine Guy (“A Different World”) and Dick Gregory, which aired on the HBO networks. Karen is also host of WRFG’s “Sunday Night Fiyah.”  She sits on the board of People TV... Read More →


Monday February 6, 2017 11:45 - 12:30
Lyric Theatre Foyer

12:30

WHY and WHAT: Market Research and Intelligence (Group session)


 

Moderators
avatar for IMEXSA

IMEXSA

ADMIN, The Independent Music Exporters SA
Independent Music Exporters South Africa(IMEXSA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to develop South African-produced music around the world, provide assistance, create export awareness, facilitating export development and create opportunities for emerging music companies in South... Read More →
avatar for Almudena Heredero

Almudena Heredero

Director of PrimaveraPro, PRIMAVERA PRO
Director of PrimaveraPro, the professional meeting held in parallel with the Primavera Sound festival, since it was first created in 2010, Almudena Heredero also coordinated Spain’s official participation in the Prague Quadrennial on Scenography in 2015 and has organised the participation... Read More →
avatar for Karen Marie Mason

Karen Marie Mason

Owner, Artist Launch
Karen Marie Mason is the founder of the Artist Launch | Artist and Label services for indies and boasts a facebook group of the same name with over 3000 artists. In addition to artist management she is scheduled to launch her indie record label, HealingATL first quarter 2019. A powerhouse innovator, Karen Marie Mason has successfully mastered and exerted cultural influence in the music, film, television, radio and publishing industries.  Her wheelhouse of talents has etched superstars like Michael Jackson, Sade, Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott and Busta Rhymes,  into world history.    A focused multi tasker Karen also rose to be one of the top location scouts in Atlanta for film, television and commercials working on projects for Usher, Ludacris, Rick Ross, T.I. and also worked as a location manager for Tyler Perry Studios  with credits including “Why Did I Get Married,” “The Family That Preys,” “Madea Goes to Jail,” among others. Her clients have included everyone from Sony Pictures, MTV to BET and TV One. In addition to film locations manager, Mason produced the independent film Switching Lanes, starring Terri J. Vaughn (“The Steve Harvey Show”) and directed by Thomas Mikal Ford (“Martin”). She also joined the production team of , Ir/Reconcilable, starring Jasmine Guy (“A Different World”) and Dick Gregory, which aired on the HBO networks. Karen is also host of WRFG’s “Sunday Night Fiyah.”  She sits on the board of People TV... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Allen Johnston

Allen Johnston

International Music Specialist, The Music Specialist
Mr. Johnston is an accomplished speaker and has lectured for numerous international conferences in Africa, China, and the UK. Within the United States he has recently been a featured lecturer on publishing, royalty matters and international licensing plus the Florida, Georgia, and... Read More →


Monday February 6, 2017 12:30 - 13:15
Lyric Theatre Foyer

13:15

Networking Session/LUNCH (R120 PP incl Drink)
Monday February 6, 2017 13:15 - 14:00
Boston BBQ Gold Reef City

13:45

Sound Check
Artists
avatar for Desiree

Desiree

Artist, Independent Artist
Desiree was born into a musical family and started out as a backing vocalist for her brothers Blondie and Pappa Makhene touring with them all over Africa from age 18 until her calling into ministry. She has always been involved in different projects; her first official project... Read More →
avatar for Deslynn

Deslynn

Born in Johannesburg with roots in the Eastern Cape, Deslynn is a Cape Town girl by heart. A singer, songwriter and performer, Deslynn is a lover of the arts in the purist form. While others pursue the industry for money or fame – Deslynn simply loves music and the opportunity she... Read More →
avatar for Josh

Josh

Born in KwaNdengezi, KwaZulu Natal, to the late Edmund Khoni Cele and Mavis Feziwe Cele (still alive), Josh would later relocate to the Eastern Cape in the mid-90s. This is where he participated in choral music and choristered the young Maskhule Choir (1996). After that choir he joined... Read More →
avatar for Lebogang Kgaphola

Lebogang Kgaphola

Born and bred in Mpumalanga Lebohang is a middle child of three, raised in a Christian home where her burning passion for singing began in church. Her extraordinary unique hoarse alto tone came to light on Sunday mornings, belting out solo performances of classics such as “amazing... Read More →
avatar for LUFUNO MUNZHELELE

LUFUNO MUNZHELELE

CEO, MUNZHELELE ENTERTAINMENT
Lufuno Munzhelele is a reggae artist who hails from Venda in Limpopo. He is a producer, writer and a guitarist. Lufuno is working on an album due for release in 2017.'Li do da duvha' is Lufuno Munzhelele's first single from the album. Lufuno plays is also a member of the 'Next Generation... Read More →
avatar for Marley Bloo

Marley Bloo

Artist, Independent Artist
W.A.R We Are Rebels is a collective of artist who have unified and started a movement with Marley BloO as their Captain. Marley BloO makes music that is deeply routed and cultured and yet has an international sound that would make it very easy for the rest of the world to identify... Read More →
avatar for MXO

MXO

Port Elizabeth born and bred MXO (real name Mxolisi Lokwe) took a train in 1999 to the "city of gold" to pursue his musical career, and he has never looked back. Soon after his arrival in Johannesburg, MXO started performing at nightclubs and various other gigs in Hillbrow, Berea... Read More →
avatar for Nokuthula fundama

Nokuthula fundama

Nokuthula Fundama was born in Kwa - Thema ( Gauteng, South Africa ) .She started singing in her teens .She he is an IT graduate who decided to follow her passion and do music full time. Her first debut album was released called Ngizoqina was released in 2015 . This album won the 2016... Read More →
avatar for Nomhle Nongogo

Nomhle Nongogo

Manager, On The Rise
Nomhle Nongogo began her professional music career in early 2000 as a session musician and by 2002 she was one of the most sought after backing vocalists in the gospel music scene. She then joined the Award-winning gospel music group Joyous Celebration under the leadership of Lindelani... Read More →
PM

Pamela Mpanza

Soweto born and bred , Pamela Mpanza is an incredible vocalist whose voice conjures up every emotion she sings, At age 12 her vocal prowess was already recognizable, gracing primary school assemblies , her passion for music as an art grew as she progressed through high school and... Read More →
avatar for Roots

Roots

Over two decades 2 young authentic South African and very traditionally cultured music duo, MXO & SLIQ Angel took an advantage of their respective talents and love for each other’s work. They decided to travel a musical journey through the discovery of the best of their musical... Read More →
avatar for Sisanda Nilsson

Sisanda Nilsson

Sisanda Nilsson was born in the Eastern Cape in eMfundisweni but she grew up in KZN, Margate. Her family moved to KZN when she was only 5 years of age in the year 1991. She began her music career when she entered a competition which eventually took her to Los Angeles to represent... Read More →
avatar for Sive Dumbisa

Sive Dumbisa

South African Afro-soul singer,songwriter and self-taught guitarist from Eastern Cape Butterworth. He is a Social conscious and solution advocate that inspires,spreads love and a remedy to the broken hearted through his music. | Singing at the age of 7years at home and in Sunday school... Read More →
avatar for Tancred

Tancred

Netshiongolwe Tshifhiwa Tancred born 08/February 1970 at fondwe village, Thohoyandou, South Africa, Son of Tshinakaho and Maluta Johannes. started schooling at Fondwe Primary School, Proceeded Phiriphiri sec School and graduated at Makhado College, Mentored physically by Mr. Rasikhinya... Read More →
avatar for The Salaphi Sistas

The Salaphi Sistas

he Salaphi Sistas are an Afro pop duo comprised of sisters Enkosi and Tina Salaphi who were born and raised in a small town called Dutywa in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. They moved to Durban in 2015 to pursue music and started out singing as vocalists for DJ's. They have grown... Read More →
avatar for tinah mnumzana

tinah mnumzana

TINAH MNUMZANA Actress, Poet,Playwright, Theatre Director, Drama Teacher, Life coach, Motivational Speaker. Her career in the arts dates back to 1987 when she joined PACOFS. | over 30 Television she has been in productions including an American series ER ( American TV series). SABC... Read More →
avatar for Tirhani Mabasa

Tirhani Mabasa

Artist, Independent Artist
Tirhani Mabasa is an award winning Musician. She has also beenjoy awarded best Xitsonga album at Satma11; she has now been nominated for best Xitsonga New Comer, Best female artist and xitsonga most popular song of the year at XMA14. She is also a freelance TV Anchor and a Voice over... Read More →
avatar for Tsholo

Tsholo

Artist, Independent Artist
I believe that I'm coming with a different taste of SA gospel genre(Afro pop and soul) that the world needs to hear. After being at France seeing how other artists showcase their work, I feel that I have a space in the market that the world be excited about. The world is waiting for... Read More →


Monday February 6, 2017 13:45 - 16:30
Lyric Theatre Gold Reef City

13:45

Pitching Sessions: How to Network and Grow Your Contacts internationally
Learn how to grow your rolodex and make contacts that lead to business partnerships and collaboration
Our panelists will meet a participant for a three-minute period before the attendee is asked to move on to the next panelist.

ASK THE EXPERTs –  Answers to the questions you have always had about the entertainment industry but were afraid to ask.  No question to small, no subject out of bounds 

Moderators
avatar for Karen Marie Mason

Karen Marie Mason

Owner, Artist Launch
Karen Marie Mason is the founder of the Artist Launch | Artist and Label services for indies and boasts a facebook group of the same name with over 3000 artists. In addition to artist management she is scheduled to launch her indie record label, HealingATL first quarter 2019. A powerhouse innovator, Karen Marie Mason has successfully mastered and exerted cultural influence in the music, film, television, radio and publishing industries.  Her wheelhouse of talents has etched superstars like Michael Jackson, Sade, Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott and Busta Rhymes,  into world history.    A focused multi tasker Karen also rose to be one of the top location scouts in Atlanta for film, television and commercials working on projects for Usher, Ludacris, Rick Ross, T.I. and also worked as a location manager for Tyler Perry Studios  with credits including “Why Did I Get Married,” “The Family That Preys,” “Madea Goes to Jail,” among others. Her clients have included everyone from Sony Pictures, MTV to BET and TV One. In addition to film locations manager, Mason produced the independent film Switching Lanes, starring Terri J. Vaughn (“The Steve Harvey Show”) and directed by Thomas Mikal Ford (“Martin”). She also joined the production team of , Ir/Reconcilable, starring Jasmine Guy (“A Different World”) and Dick Gregory, which aired on the HBO networks. Karen is also host of WRFG’s “Sunday Night Fiyah.”  She sits on the board of People TV... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Almudena Heredero

Almudena Heredero

Director of PrimaveraPro, PRIMAVERA PRO
Director of PrimaveraPro, the professional meeting held in parallel with the Primavera Sound festival, since it was first created in 2010, Almudena Heredero also coordinated Spain’s official participation in the Prague Quadrennial on Scenography in 2015 and has organised the participation... Read More →
avatar for IMEXSA

IMEXSA

ADMIN, The Independent Music Exporters SA
Independent Music Exporters South Africa(IMEXSA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to develop South African-produced music around the world, provide assistance, create export awareness, facilitating export development and create opportunities for emerging music companies in South... Read More →

2017 SXSW DELEGATES
avatar for Beverley Gough

Beverley Gough

manager, Abavuki Marimba Band
Beverley started her career as an Electrical Engineer working for IBM, moving on from there into adult education and management consulting. | She started working with Mountain Records (Robbie Jansen, Pacific Express, The Genuines, Zayn Adam etc.) in the early ‘90’s and took on... Read More →


Monday February 6, 2017 13:45 - 16:30
Lyric Theatre Gold Reef City

17:00

Showcase Day 1
Showcase Acts: 
  1. Tinah, 
  2. Deslynn, 
  3. Desiree, 
  4. Josh Cele, 
  5. MUNZHELELE, 
  6. MXO, 
  7. Tancred, 
  8. Roots, 
  9. Tsholo, 
  10. Marley Bloo, 
  11. Sive Dumbisa, 
  12. Nokuthula fundama, 
  13. Lebogang Kgaphola, 
  14. Tirhani Mabasa,
  15. Nomhle Nongogo, 
  16. The Salaphi Sistas, 
  17. SSPEL
  18. Pamela Mpanza
  19. Skank and The Roots


Artists
avatar for Desiree

Desiree

Artist, Independent Artist
Desiree was born into a musical family and started out as a backing vocalist for her brothers Blondie and Pappa Makhene touring with them all over Africa from age 18 until her calling into ministry. She has always been involved in different projects; her first official project... Read More →
avatar for Deslynn

Deslynn

Born in Johannesburg with roots in the Eastern Cape, Deslynn is a Cape Town girl by heart. A singer, songwriter and performer, Deslynn is a lover of the arts in the purist form. While others pursue the industry for money or fame – Deslynn simply loves music and the opportunity she... Read More →
avatar for Josh

Josh

Born in KwaNdengezi, KwaZulu Natal, to the late Edmund Khoni Cele and Mavis Feziwe Cele (still alive), Josh would later relocate to the Eastern Cape in the mid-90s. This is where he participated in choral music and choristered the young Maskhule Choir (1996). After that choir he joined... Read More →
avatar for Lebogang Kgaphola

Lebogang Kgaphola

Born and bred in Mpumalanga Lebohang is a middle child of three, raised in a Christian home where her burning passion for singing began in church. Her extraordinary unique hoarse alto tone came to light on Sunday mornings, belting out solo performances of classics such as “amazing... Read More →
avatar for LUFUNO MUNZHELELE

LUFUNO MUNZHELELE

CEO, MUNZHELELE ENTERTAINMENT
Lufuno Munzhelele is a reggae artist who hails from Venda in Limpopo. He is a producer, writer and a guitarist. Lufuno is working on an album due for release in 2017.'Li do da duvha' is Lufuno Munzhelele's first single from the album. Lufuno plays is also a member of the 'Next Generation... Read More →
avatar for Marley Bloo

Marley Bloo

Artist, Independent Artist
W.A.R We Are Rebels is a collective of artist who have unified and started a movement with Marley BloO as their Captain. Marley BloO makes music that is deeply routed and cultured and yet has an international sound that would make it very easy for the rest of the world to identify... Read More →
avatar for MXO

MXO

Port Elizabeth born and bred MXO (real name Mxolisi Lokwe) took a train in 1999 to the "city of gold" to pursue his musical career, and he has never looked back. Soon after his arrival in Johannesburg, MXO started performing at nightclubs and various other gigs in Hillbrow, Berea... Read More →
avatar for Nokuthula fundama

Nokuthula fundama

Nokuthula Fundama was born in Kwa - Thema ( Gauteng, South Africa ) .She started singing in her teens .She he is an IT graduate who decided to follow her passion and do music full time. Her first debut album was released called Ngizoqina was released in 2015 . This album won the 2016... Read More →
avatar for Nomhle Nongogo

Nomhle Nongogo

Manager, On The Rise
Nomhle Nongogo began her professional music career in early 2000 as a session musician and by 2002 she was one of the most sought after backing vocalists in the gospel music scene. She then joined the Award-winning gospel music group Joyous Celebration under the leadership of Lindelani... Read More →
PM

Pamela Mpanza

Soweto born and bred , Pamela Mpanza is an incredible vocalist whose voice conjures up every emotion she sings, At age 12 her vocal prowess was already recognizable, gracing primary school assemblies , her passion for music as an art grew as she progressed through high school and... Read More →
avatar for Roots

Roots

Over two decades 2 young authentic South African and very traditionally cultured music duo, MXO & SLIQ Angel took an advantage of their respective talents and love for each other’s work. They decided to travel a musical journey through the discovery of the best of their musical... Read More →
avatar for Sive Dumbisa

Sive Dumbisa

South African Afro-soul singer,songwriter and self-taught guitarist from Eastern Cape Butterworth. He is a Social conscious and solution advocate that inspires,spreads love and a remedy to the broken hearted through his music. | Singing at the age of 7years at home and in Sunday school... Read More →
avatar for Skank and The Roots

Skank and The Roots

Artist, Independent Artist
Skank and The Roots is a 5 piece reggae band from Uitenhage in Nelson Mandela Bay. The band is composed of Eric “Skank” Mooi on lead vocal, Desmond “Rebel” Dabula on Drums, Mkhangeli “MK” Matiwane on Bass, Deon Manell on guitar and Frank Barends on Keyboards. Skank and... Read More →
S

SSPEL

SSPEL stands for Spreaders of Gospel; it’s a gospel music group consisting of 7 male vocalists and 3 band members , it was formed in a rural area of Eastern Cape called Ndevana location under King William’s town and it was formed by Khayalethu Ngalonkulu and Spheni Bakubaku. In... Read More →
avatar for Tancred

Tancred

Netshiongolwe Tshifhiwa Tancred born 08/February 1970 at fondwe village, Thohoyandou, South Africa, Son of Tshinakaho and Maluta Johannes. started schooling at Fondwe Primary School, Proceeded Phiriphiri sec School and graduated at Makhado College, Mentored physically by Mr. Rasikhinya... Read More →
avatar for The Salaphi Sistas

The Salaphi Sistas

he Salaphi Sistas are an Afro pop duo comprised of sisters Enkosi and Tina Salaphi who were born and raised in a small town called Dutywa in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. They moved to Durban in 2015 to pursue music and started out singing as vocalists for DJ's. They have grown... Read More →
avatar for tinah mnumzana

tinah mnumzana

TINAH MNUMZANA Actress, Poet,Playwright, Theatre Director, Drama Teacher, Life coach, Motivational Speaker. Her career in the arts dates back to 1987 when she joined PACOFS. | over 30 Television she has been in productions including an American series ER ( American TV series). SABC... Read More →
avatar for Tirhani Mabasa

Tirhani Mabasa

Artist, Independent Artist
Tirhani Mabasa is an award winning Musician. She has also beenjoy awarded best Xitsonga album at Satma11; she has now been nominated for best Xitsonga New Comer, Best female artist and xitsonga most popular song of the year at XMA14. She is also a freelance TV Anchor and a Voice over... Read More →
avatar for Tsholo

Tsholo

Artist, Independent Artist
I believe that I'm coming with a different taste of SA gospel genre(Afro pop and soul) that the world needs to hear. After being at France seeing how other artists showcase their work, I feel that I have a space in the market that the world be excited about. The world is waiting for... Read More →


Monday February 6, 2017 17:00 - 22:30
Lyric Theatre Gold Reef City
 
Tuesday, February 7
 

10:00

Registration
Delegates and artists registration

Tuesday February 7, 2017 10:00 - 10:30
Lyric Theatre Foyer

10:00

11:00

Marketing & Monetisation: Strategies to maximize every revenue streams for your music
Learn simple marketing and & monetization strategies to maximize every revenue stream for your music. 

Speakers
avatar for Allen Johnston

Allen Johnston

International Music Specialist, The Music Specialist
Mr. Johnston is an accomplished speaker and has lectured for numerous international conferences in Africa, China, and the UK. Within the United States he has recently been a featured lecturer on publishing, royalty matters and international licensing plus the Florida, Georgia, and... Read More →


Tuesday February 7, 2017 11:00 - 11:30
Lyric Theatre Gold Reef City

11:30

EXport Strategies Beforehand: Pre Event Planning - SXSW
International Showcase Selection Breif Session

Speakers
avatar for Karen Marie Mason

Karen Marie Mason

Owner, Artist Launch
Karen Marie Mason is the founder of the Artist Launch | Artist and Label services for indies and boasts a facebook group of the same name with over 3000 artists. In addition to artist management she is scheduled to launch her indie record label, HealingATL first quarter 2019. A powerhouse innovator, Karen Marie Mason has successfully mastered and exerted cultural influence in the music, film, television, radio and publishing industries.  Her wheelhouse of talents has etched superstars like Michael Jackson, Sade, Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott and Busta Rhymes,  into world history.    A focused multi tasker Karen also rose to be one of the top location scouts in Atlanta for film, television and commercials working on projects for Usher, Ludacris, Rick Ross, T.I. and also worked as a location manager for Tyler Perry Studios  with credits including “Why Did I Get Married,” “The Family That Preys,” “Madea Goes to Jail,” among others. Her clients have included everyone from Sony Pictures, MTV to BET and TV One. In addition to film locations manager, Mason produced the independent film Switching Lanes, starring Terri J. Vaughn (“The Steve Harvey Show”) and directed by Thomas Mikal Ford (“Martin”). She also joined the production team of , Ir/Reconcilable, starring Jasmine Guy (“A Different World”) and Dick Gregory, which aired on the HBO networks. Karen is also host of WRFG’s “Sunday Night Fiyah.”  She sits on the board of People TV... Read More →


Tuesday February 7, 2017 11:30 - 12:00
Lyric Theatre Gold Reef City

12:00

Export Strategies Beforehand: PRIMAVERA SOUND

PrimaveraPro is a meeting aimed at professionals in the music industry that takes place in 
parallel to Primavera Sound, international reference of independent music. The trendsetting character of the festival has made Barcelona into a strategic point of cultural exchange between Europe, North America and Latin America.



Speakers
avatar for Almudena Heredero

Almudena Heredero

Director of PrimaveraPro, PRIMAVERA PRO
Director of PrimaveraPro, the professional meeting held in parallel with the Primavera Sound festival, since it was first created in 2010, Almudena Heredero also coordinated Spain’s official participation in the Prague Quadrennial on Scenography in 2015 and has organised the participation... Read More →


Tuesday February 7, 2017 12:00 - 12:30
Lyric Theatre Gold Reef City

13:30

Network Session/LUNCH (R120 PP incl Drink)
Tuesday February 7, 2017 13:30 - 14:15
Boston BBQ Gold Reef City

13:45

Export Readiness Master Class Pitching Session
Learn how to enhance and maximize pitching skills, preparing for one-on- one business meetings, what they are looking for?  Development and marketing of music sales tools such as gig submissions,showcase applications, promotional material and demos in order to enhance the sales and marketability

Moderators
avatar for Karen Marie Mason

Karen Marie Mason

Owner, Artist Launch
Karen Marie Mason is the founder of the Artist Launch | Artist and Label services for indies and boasts a facebook group of the same name with over 3000 artists. In addition to artist management she is scheduled to launch her indie record label, HealingATL first quarter 2019. A powerhouse innovator, Karen Marie Mason has successfully mastered and exerted cultural influence in the music, film, television, radio and publishing industries.  Her wheelhouse of talents has etched superstars like Michael Jackson, Sade, Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott and Busta Rhymes,  into world history.    A focused multi tasker Karen also rose to be one of the top location scouts in Atlanta for film, television and commercials working on projects for Usher, Ludacris, Rick Ross, T.I. and also worked as a location manager for Tyler Perry Studios  with credits including “Why Did I Get Married,” “The Family That Preys,” “Madea Goes to Jail,” among others. Her clients have included everyone from Sony Pictures, MTV to BET and TV One. In addition to film locations manager, Mason produced the independent film Switching Lanes, starring Terri J. Vaughn (“The Steve Harvey Show”) and directed by Thomas Mikal Ford (“Martin”). She also joined the production team of , Ir/Reconcilable, starring Jasmine Guy (“A Different World”) and Dick Gregory, which aired on the HBO networks. Karen is also host of WRFG’s “Sunday Night Fiyah.”  She sits on the board of People TV... Read More →

Tuesday February 7, 2017 13:45 - 16:30
Lyric Theatre Foyer

13:45

Sound Check
Artists
avatar for Academie

Academie

Building on their success with their debut single Sulphur, Alex and Jean-Louise Parker of Academie have launched their first EP entitled Volumes in May 2016. Joined by Gerhard Geyser on sax and keyboard for live shows, the wife and husband duo, known for their performances with the... Read More →
avatar for Asanda Bam

Asanda Bam

Hailing from the friendly city of Port Elizabeth, Asanda Bam started singing at an early age. At the age of 18 she joined one of South Africa's popular gospel groups, Joyous Celebration. She continued to cut her teeth as a backing singer before going solo, releasing her debut album... Read More →
avatar for Bluegum Jazz Band

Bluegum Jazz Band

Artist, Independent Artist
Blue Gum Jazz Band believes in its own African music, and also the quality of music produced. We are hard working Band; this opportunity will also help us to grow in other business sectors such as online music distribution. Secondly we will be showcasing what has yet been showcased... Read More →
avatar for Faray The Great

Faray The Great

Faray the Great is a Jazz fusion singer songwritter and guitarist born on 9 March 1991.He is strongly influenced by african music,blues,jazz and rock.He believes music is more than just a sound but the energy and the liveness and tries to share this experience with his audiences all... Read More →
avatar for FingerPrint5

FingerPrint5

FingerPrint5 is a five piece band established in 2012 by Nkamogeleng Lebeloane. The band prides itself in its Afrikan indigenous meets neo-jazz sound, resulting in a genre called Root Soul. Our music is inspired by the African child, equal right and justice. We promote and stand for... Read More →
avatar for Ikati Esengxoweni,

Ikati Esengxoweni,

Ikati EseNgxoweni is an urban traditional, indie folk, world music band based in the Nelson Mandela Bay. The band consists of young, hip creatives, Lark Wantu on lead vocals and acoustic guitar together with Anam Manyati on lead vocals, percussion & acoustic guitar as well as Ludwe... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Maduna

Kevin Maduna

Kevin Maduna already building a name for himself as an emerging soul/ jazz artist was born in Diepkloof Soweto. Kevin was introduced to music at the tender age of Ten years, where he sang at church and got to grow and nature the gift of singing that he had. | It never ended at church... Read More →
avatar for Mabongi

Mabongi

Favor NT
Mabongi was born and raised in Thulamahashe (Bushbuckridge) where she | started singing at the age of 4, after her matric she moved to Gauteng to | further her studies at Tshwane University of Technology where she enrolled | in Music (Majored in Jazz) in 2011 she completed her National... Read More →
avatar for Mamickey

Mamickey

Artist
Mamickey Majawetsa is an established soloist, born and bred in Bloemfontein Free state, she started her musical journey at the age of 11 as a church choir member, she got discovered by the late Solly Mthiya as a backing vocalist,then worked with an afro-pop group named Kaya from 2002-2005... Read More →
avatar for Motsatsing

Motsatsing

Motsatsing (She of the Sun) is a Johannesburg based singer, songwriter, dj and voice over artist. This infectious performer was born in Soweto in 1984 and raised in Spruitview, Ekurhuleni. Her first taste of music performance came when she was living in Pimville, Soweto, when she... Read More →
avatar for Movi M

Movi M

Artist
I believe I am good at what I do and been looking for opportunities to be even better than what I am right now, I have been working so hard since 2011 as a solo artist and it has not been easy as I am an independent artist/musician, I have also released my debut album 2014 which I... Read More →
avatar for Nomfusi

Nomfusi

Nomfusi is a South African singer and performer of Afro-Soul music. She was born in the township of KwaZhakele in the Eastern Cape. Her mother Kwazibani (“Who Knows?” in English) raised her while her father languished in jail for 21 years. A domestic worker by day, Kwazibani... Read More →
avatar for Ozara

Ozara

Ozara Odé is an international soul/jazz artist who has graced the stage from the World Famous Cotton Club in New York City to the Jazz Cafe in London! Her sultry tone resonates through language barriers and touches your soul. Rolling Out magazine has called her a voice to be reckoned... Read More →
avatar for PakuSel

PakuSel

Paku Sel is a duet formed by Alex Odiekila and Rendani Mashau. The band was formed in 2008 and released its debut album "Continental Voyage" in 2009. The band plays cross-continental fusion and now working on the second album.
avatar for SCOTTY LLOYD

SCOTTY LLOYD

Tshepo Leshaba(born 29 September), is better known as Scotty Lloyd. He is a mercurial African soul indie singer, songwriter, producer & performer extraordinaire from the rich historical streets of Soweto. He lights up the stage with his great energy and continues to amaze the crowds... Read More →
avatar for Sibusile Xaba

Sibusile Xaba

Sibusile Xaba (32) was born in 1984 in Emadadeni, Newcastle, KwaZulu Natal, eventually moving to Pretoria to study at Ochrim School of Music before enrolling in Jazz Studies at the Tshwane University of Technology. | | Sibusile’s recent achievements include leading the Continental... Read More →
avatar for Td

Td

ardrop is one of the best up and coming hip hop sensation in Ladysmith with its vision to make an international and local name.It was formed back in 2009 by four youngsters namely: Senzo Zwane (Laverb)21, Sboniso Sthole (JayB) 22, Sanele Hadebe (Nitesh)24 and Mduduzi Mthembu (Laliga)24... Read More →
avatar for UrbanBeards

UrbanBeards

Somewhere in the heart of South Africa in a town called Bloemfontein 3 young african boys who grew up world's apart have connected to make the unique live music experience known as "Urban Beards" ; the first ever african boy band! Urban Beards is a musical phenomenon like no other... Read More →
avatar for Zwido

Zwido

Artist
Zwido was born in 1980 in Limpopo Vhembe where she grew and did her primary and high school. Her interest in music started when she sang and dance in school traditional groups and the passion grew when she sang at church where she received a lot of compliment. In 2008 she became part... Read More →


Tuesday February 7, 2017 13:45 - 16:30
Lyric Theatre Gold Reef City

17:00

Showcase Day 2
Showcase Acts:
  1. UrbanBeards, 
  2. Academie, 
  3. Mamickey, 
  4. Motsatsing, 
  5. Mabongi, 
  6. FingerPrint5, 
  7. Ozara, 
  8. Zwido, 
  9. PakuSel, 
  10. Asanda Bam, 
  11. Bluegum Jazz Band, 
  12. Simba Ci, 
  13. One Blood, 
  14. Ikati Esengxoweni,
  15. Faray The Great, 
  16. SCOTTY LLOYD, 
  17. Movi M, 
  18. Kevin Maduna, 
  19. Mbijana Sibisi, 
  20. Tarynne Swarts, 
  21. Sibusile Xaba
  22. Nomfusi
  23. Yves
  24. Thembisile


Artists
avatar for Academie

Academie

Building on their success with their debut single Sulphur, Alex and Jean-Louise Parker of Academie have launched their first EP entitled Volumes in May 2016. Joined by Gerhard Geyser on sax and keyboard for live shows, the wife and husband duo, known for their performances with the... Read More →
avatar for Asanda Bam

Asanda Bam

Hailing from the friendly city of Port Elizabeth, Asanda Bam started singing at an early age. At the age of 18 she joined one of South Africa's popular gospel groups, Joyous Celebration. She continued to cut her teeth as a backing singer before going solo, releasing her debut album... Read More →
avatar for Bluegum Jazz Band

Bluegum Jazz Band

Artist, Independent Artist
Blue Gum Jazz Band believes in its own African music, and also the quality of music produced. We are hard working Band; this opportunity will also help us to grow in other business sectors such as online music distribution. Secondly we will be showcasing what has yet been showcased... Read More →
avatar for Faray The Great

Faray The Great

Faray the Great is a Jazz fusion singer songwritter and guitarist born on 9 March 1991.He is strongly influenced by african music,blues,jazz and rock.He believes music is more than just a sound but the energy and the liveness and tries to share this experience with his audiences all... Read More →
avatar for FingerPrint5

FingerPrint5

FingerPrint5 is a five piece band established in 2012 by Nkamogeleng Lebeloane. The band prides itself in its Afrikan indigenous meets neo-jazz sound, resulting in a genre called Root Soul. Our music is inspired by the African child, equal right and justice. We promote and stand for... Read More →
avatar for Ikati Esengxoweni,

Ikati Esengxoweni,

Ikati EseNgxoweni is an urban traditional, indie folk, world music band based in the Nelson Mandela Bay. The band consists of young, hip creatives, Lark Wantu on lead vocals and acoustic guitar together with Anam Manyati on lead vocals, percussion & acoustic guitar as well as Ludwe... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Maduna

Kevin Maduna

Kevin Maduna already building a name for himself as an emerging soul/ jazz artist was born in Diepkloof Soweto. Kevin was introduced to music at the tender age of Ten years, where he sang at church and got to grow and nature the gift of singing that he had. | It never ended at church... Read More →
avatar for Mabongi

Mabongi

Favor NT
Mabongi was born and raised in Thulamahashe (Bushbuckridge) where she | started singing at the age of 4, after her matric she moved to Gauteng to | further her studies at Tshwane University of Technology where she enrolled | in Music (Majored in Jazz) in 2011 she completed her National... Read More →
avatar for Mbijana Sibisi

Mbijana Sibisi

Selected Artist, MIDEM
Short description of your act (suitable to use on our website): | Mbijana Sibisi is a singer-songwriter, poet and guitarist from Durban. The music that he writes is influenced by the colors of life, both dark and light shade since in his songs you will find stories of hardship as... Read More →
avatar for Motsatsing

Motsatsing

Motsatsing (She of the Sun) is a Johannesburg based singer, songwriter, dj and voice over artist. This infectious performer was born in Soweto in 1984 and raised in Spruitview, Ekurhuleni. Her first taste of music performance came when she was living in Pimville, Soweto, when she... Read More →
avatar for Movi M

Movi M

Artist
I believe I am good at what I do and been looking for opportunities to be even better than what I am right now, I have been working so hard since 2011 as a solo artist and it has not been easy as I am an independent artist/musician, I have also released my debut album 2014 which I... Read More →
avatar for Nomfusi

Nomfusi

Nomfusi is a South African singer and performer of Afro-Soul music. She was born in the township of KwaZhakele in the Eastern Cape. Her mother Kwazibani (“Who Knows?” in English) raised her while her father languished in jail for 21 years. A domestic worker by day, Kwazibani... Read More →
avatar for Ozara

Ozara

Ozara Odé is an international soul/jazz artist who has graced the stage from the World Famous Cotton Club in New York City to the Jazz Cafe in London! Her sultry tone resonates through language barriers and touches your soul. Rolling Out magazine has called her a voice to be reckoned... Read More →
avatar for PakuSel

PakuSel

Paku Sel is a duet formed by Alex Odiekila and Rendani Mashau. The band was formed in 2008 and released its debut album "Continental Voyage" in 2009. The band plays cross-continental fusion and now working on the second album.
avatar for SCOTTY LLOYD

SCOTTY LLOYD

Tshepo Leshaba(born 29 September), is better known as Scotty Lloyd. He is a mercurial African soul indie singer, songwriter, producer & performer extraordinaire from the rich historical streets of Soweto. He lights up the stage with his great energy and continues to amaze the crowds... Read More →
avatar for Sibusile Xaba

Sibusile Xaba

Sibusile Xaba (32) was born in 1984 in Emadadeni, Newcastle, KwaZulu Natal, eventually moving to Pretoria to study at Ochrim School of Music before enrolling in Jazz Studies at the Tshwane University of Technology. | | Sibusile’s recent achievements include leading the Continental... Read More →
avatar for Simba Ci

Simba Ci

Simba ci is a versatile musician who is a singer song writer plays a variety of instruments including the guitar,a bit of keys, Marimba and djembe drum , which results in an African influenced soul blend of music. | | Simba Ci strives to change the face of African music by taking... Read More →
avatar for SOL GEMS

SOL GEMS

 Sol Gems are a three-piece psychedelic sungaze band based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Rising from the ashes of various prominent South African bands, the formation of Sol Gems was forged through the exploration of eccentric sounds, immersive grooves, floating melodies and a total... Read More →
avatar for Tarynne Swarts

Tarynne Swarts

Tarynne Swarts(pachamama) is an Afro-World music artist who released her debut album entitled Pachamama meaning Earth Mother in 2016.The album was recorded in Andalucia, Spain with an international collaboration of musicians from Cuba, Spain, the Usa and Africa. Her music is an eclectic... Read More →
avatar for Thembisile

Thembisile

Thembisile started realizing that she has a singing talent at the tender age of seven. She started competing at Shell road to fame talent competitions at the age of 13. She did not make it in that competition, however she never gave up and started singing at social events in and around... Read More →
avatar for UrbanBeards

UrbanBeards

Somewhere in the heart of South Africa in a town called Bloemfontein 3 young african boys who grew up world's apart have connected to make the unique live music experience known as "Urban Beards" ; the first ever african boy band! Urban Beards is a musical phenomenon like no other... Read More →
Y

Yves

Artist, Independent Artist
I've been in the music for awhile now and I feel that it is time to reach people all over the world.It will be of such great honor to represent my Xhosa heritage through my music and reach all walks of life.My music is ready to be heard by the world.
avatar for Zwido

Zwido

Artist
Zwido was born in 1980 in Limpopo Vhembe where she grew and did her primary and high school. Her interest in music started when she sang and dance in school traditional groups and the passion grew when she sang at church where she received a lot of compliment. In 2008 she became part... Read More →


Tuesday February 7, 2017 17:00 - 22:30
Lyric Theatre Gold Reef City
 
Wednesday, February 8
 

11:00

Export Strategies Beforehand: Your Niche, Establish your audience and Build Your Fan base internationally


If you are a musician, you probably know how much effort it takes to get your music noticed. You’ve got a lot of things to do, including managing and promoting your band or music project. And as for the Internet – there are so many possibilities and sometimes you just don’t know which one to choose first. How to promote your new song on the web efficiently? The answer is… use video! It’s clearly one of the most popular types of content.

This session gives you a look at what kind of videos you can use to promote your new song, and the digital applications available..



Speakers
avatar for Allen Johnston

Allen Johnston

International Music Specialist, The Music Specialist
Mr. Johnston is an accomplished speaker and has lectured for numerous international conferences in Africa, China, and the UK. Within the United States he has recently been a featured lecturer on publishing, royalty matters and international licensing plus the Florida, Georgia, and... Read More →


Wednesday February 8, 2017 11:00 - 11:30
Lyric Theatre Gold Reef City

11:30

How to Maximise Your Opportunity at SXSW
Development and marketing of music sales tools such as gig submissions,showcaseapplications, online promotion to enhance the sales and marketability

Micro Licensing & Understanding Music Placement in Film & Television 
What is micro licensing and HOW to get your music placed in film and television. 

 

Speakers
avatar for Karen Marie Mason

Karen Marie Mason

Owner, Artist Launch
Karen Marie Mason is the founder of the Artist Launch | Artist and Label services for indies and boasts a facebook group of the same name with over 3000 artists. In addition to artist management she is scheduled to launch her indie record label, HealingATL first quarter 2019. A powerhouse innovator, Karen Marie Mason has successfully mastered and exerted cultural influence in the music, film, television, radio and publishing industries.  Her wheelhouse of talents has etched superstars like Michael Jackson, Sade, Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott and Busta Rhymes,  into world history.    A focused multi tasker Karen also rose to be one of the top location scouts in Atlanta for film, television and commercials working on projects for Usher, Ludacris, Rick Ross, T.I. and also worked as a location manager for Tyler Perry Studios  with credits including “Why Did I Get Married,” “The Family That Preys,” “Madea Goes to Jail,” among others. Her clients have included everyone from Sony Pictures, MTV to BET and TV One. In addition to film locations manager, Mason produced the independent film Switching Lanes, starring Terri J. Vaughn (“The Steve Harvey Show”) and directed by Thomas Mikal Ford (“Martin”). She also joined the production team of , Ir/Reconcilable, starring Jasmine Guy (“A Different World”) and Dick Gregory, which aired on the HBO networks. Karen is also host of WRFG’s “Sunday Night Fiyah.”  She sits on the board of People TV... Read More →


Wednesday February 8, 2017 11:30 - 12:00
Lyric Theatre Gold Reef City

12:00

Exploring International Markets: Pre-Event Planning MIDEM
U & I LIPS Showcase and Exhibition Pitch Session

Speakers
avatar for Delphine GROSPIRON

Delphine GROSPIRON

MIDEM Live Music Director, REEDMIDEM
Delphine Grospiron is Head of the Live Department for Midem since September 2010. She oversees musical programming, production and organization of all the concerts that happen during the event. In 2015, Delphine launched the first career booster for emerging artists – The Midem... Read More →


Wednesday February 8, 2017 12:00 - 12:30
Lyric Theatre Gold Reef City

12:30

Exploring International Market: Pre Event - Primavera Sound
Speakers
avatar for Almudena Heredero

Almudena Heredero

Director of PrimaveraPro, PRIMAVERA PRO
Director of PrimaveraPro, the professional meeting held in parallel with the Primavera Sound festival, since it was first created in 2010, Almudena Heredero also coordinated Spain’s official participation in the Prague Quadrennial on Scenography in 2015 and has organised the participation... Read More →


Wednesday February 8, 2017 12:30 - 13:00
Lyric Theatre Gold Reef City

13:00

Ways Most DIY Indies Make a Living through Export
Moderators
avatar for Allen Johnston

Allen Johnston

International Music Specialist, The Music Specialist
Mr. Johnston is an accomplished speaker and has lectured for numerous international conferences in Africa, China, and the UK. Within the United States he has recently been a featured lecturer on publishing, royalty matters and international licensing plus the Florida, Georgia, and... Read More →

Wednesday February 8, 2017 13:00 - 13:30
Lyric Theatre Gold Reef City

13:30

Sound Check
Artists
avatar for Akio

Akio

Akio Kawahito, aka DJ ID, is an internationally recognized Hip Hop DJ and one of South Africa’s most influential contributors to the genre. | | Known for his diverse track selection, ID blends Hip Hop, R&B, Old School, Kwaito Jazz, Funk, and Swing. Having held resident status... Read More →
avatar for Annabelle

Annabelle

Annabelle Hift is an aspiring singer/songwriter, born in a small town Jeffreys Bay, South Africa. Her style of music is a unique fusion of old school jazz and blues. Annabelle is passionate about using her songs as a vehicle of self expression, to voice the realities of society that... Read More →
avatar for Ayanda Jiya

Ayanda Jiya

Ayanda Jiya is a versatile songstress from Klerksdorp, North West. Born in 1987, she always had a burning desire for music and singing. | From the age of 6, Ayanda was singing her heart out at any present opportunity. | | She is influenced by alot of genres, mostly Gospel, Jazz... Read More →
avatar for AyaZungu

AyaZungu

“Music is endless!” This is the belief of Ayanda Zungu, a vibrant young lady otherwise known as AyaZungu. AyaZungu has been a recording artist since 2010 recording with her group called Rhythm and Flow and recently decided to brave the solo route. She has perfected one instrument... Read More →
avatar for Bombshelter Beast

Bombshelter Beast

Think Black Cat White Cat meets Brenda Fassie – add an opera singer, a polish refugee, a Manchester born kwaito star and SA’s most astute linguist, and you have half the picture. The other half should be experienced live. It’s a genre-busting music collective second to none... Read More →
avatar for CIM

CIM

Released (3) single album and shared stage with likes of speedy/lundi/setjhaba/peter and many more . Partook in community radio like Mmabatho FM event weddings and churches. Part of South African Arts You Forum SAACYF in north west province.
avatar for Eden Myrrh

Eden Myrrh

What started as a narrative woven into song by a bright-eyed eleven-year-old girl was almost overnight, turned into the #ChroniclesOfADreamer; the slogan that Eden Myrrh adopted and feeds into all of her music after spending time performing on the streets of the Edinburgh for the... Read More →
avatar for Holly

Holly

Artist, Holly
“House music is huge in South Africa, as you well know. It is also a predominantly black and male dominated scene, so we were intrigued when we came across the impressive first single off the forthcoming album of a very young and unmistakably white Holly” – thisisafrica.meAt... Read More →
avatar for Jackie Queens

Jackie Queens

Zimbabwean born vocalist Jackie Queens has always found freedom in music. With an acquired taste for genre tectonics, Jackie's worldy wise influences have converged to form a versatile and sophisticated singer/songwriter. | | Although her voice is best known for house music... Read More →
avatar for L-Avant Garde

L-Avant Garde

L-Avant Garde (pronounced: elayvon-guard), a name that brands huge responsibility to whomever chooses it, a responsibility to the constant advancement of whatever form of art is linked to your soul and whichever society you were birthed into. L-Avant Garde is a Durban based singer... Read More →
avatar for Lana Crowster

Lana Crowster

Lana Crowster is a singer, composer, arranger and vocal coach based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Lana started singing at the age of 2 and began her career in performance at the tender age of 6. Armed with a Bachelors Degree in Music and a Post Graduate Diploma in Jazz Performance... Read More →
avatar for Lpee

Lpee

Lpee is a Nigerian born south Africa based recording,performing artist and creative who has within the years independently produced several movies and music contents in south Africa for the south Africa market.
avatar for Makoya kwaito

Makoya kwaito

Artist, Independent Artist
We are pationate about music and we take ourselves serious, we are committed,dedicated and hard workers too,we strive to succeed, we did well in terms of marketing ourselves and would like to share and take our talent overseas,and meet up with other artists so we could learn more.we... Read More →
avatar for Melissa Truebody

Melissa Truebody

I am a Jozi Girl Born and raised. I grew up with the Blues and Pink Floyd and learned to sing in my baby-seat in the back of the car on long family road trips. I attended Michael Mount (known as the Hippy School) where a spent pre-school roaming around the playground belting out Disney... Read More →
avatar for Mpumi

Mpumi

Mpumi now a renowned musician was born in Ndwedwe, rural of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa | in 19, January 1982. Born the forth of six children, she was given a name Nompumelelo | Claudia Mzobe. She grew up in her birthplace Ndwedwe and later in her teens relocated to | Ntuzuma Township... Read More →
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Murumba Pitch

Murumba Pitch is a musical group that originates from south Africa, Limpopo, Venda. It was established in the year 2012 by Venda music producer and rapper Chifo Charge who then handed it over to its current leader, Emmanuel Mathye, a year later. Murumba Pitch is mainly based on playing... Read More →
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Ntombi

Ntombi Ngcobo Mzolo is a South African singer, television presenter and actress best known as a member of the Maskandi group Amaponi, which was formed in 1998 with her three siblings: brothers Nkosinathi and Jabu and sister Vuyisiwe. She is best known to television viewers for hosting... Read More →
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RADIO 123

Radio123 is a musical sensation that took form in the streets of Vosloorus a part of Ekhuruleni Metropolitan.The Band consists of Nyameko Nkondlwane(trumpet) and Simangaliso Mfula (vocalist). The two artists met in their previous Band Impande Core. Due to unforseen circumstances they... Read More →
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Ras Bahiru

i was born in Ethiopia in jimma city.i started singing when i was in primary school at the age of seven,i aws singing with my younger brother of six in the music class.after matric i went to study music & modelling in adissababa.i just released a house project titled viva mandela... Read More →
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Roxy

Hailing from South Africa’s ‘Mother-city’ (Cape Town) the rising star, Roxy, is a true force to be reckoned with in the music industry. Although she may be an 18-year-old, she is an already accomplished singer, song-writer, musician and producer. Having performed at Rocking... Read More →
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Solani

Solani Simon Kubeka is a Director of Laydown Productions (PTY) Ltd which he established in 2012. Laydown Productions (PTY) Ltd is a production company that deals with music production.Mr SS Kubeka completed his tertiary studies at COPA (Campus of Performing Arts) with a qualification... Read More →
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TheCITY

TheCITY is a Future Afro Band formed in Cape Town, South Africa. Guided by a strong belief in paying tribute to their musical heritage, they blend African rhythms and grooves with electronic sounds and soulful melodies. In 2015 They launched their self-titled, debut EP, which received... Read More →
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Thor Rixon

Artist, Independent Artist
Thor Rixon makes it his focus to experiment with live and electronic sound production as much as he can. His live performances are always visually entertaining and feature musicians varying in genres from anything to everything with an emphasis on deep and rolling dance music. Rixon... Read More →
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tsantjafam

Tsantja Fam is a crew made up of kwaito and hiphop musicians who became a movement in 2014 to combat struggles of being independent artists in the South African music scene. The crew also brings together kwaito and hiphop sounds to create music that cater for both genres respectively... Read More →
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VeeDeshNee

Artist
VeeDeshNee, a South African born Singer/Songwriter has been making cool and weird music for a while now. She is inspired by everyday life, love and hurt. She sings and creates melodies in the style of Soul/Alternative. "People are at the top of my hierarchy" she says, "without people... Read More →


Wednesday February 8, 2017 13:30 - 16:30
Lyric Theatre Gold Reef City

13:45

Export Strategy Beforehand: Meetup Group

 

Moderators
avatar for Karen Marie Mason

Karen Marie Mason

Owner, Artist Launch
Karen Marie Mason is the founder of the Artist Launch | Artist and Label services for indies and boasts a facebook group of the same name with over 3000 artists. In addition to artist management she is scheduled to launch her indie record label, HealingATL first quarter 2019. A powerhouse innovator, Karen Marie Mason has successfully mastered and exerted cultural influence in the music, film, television, radio and publishing industries.  Her wheelhouse of talents has etched superstars like Michael Jackson, Sade, Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott and Busta Rhymes,  into world history.    A focused multi tasker Karen also rose to be one of the top location scouts in Atlanta for film, television and commercials working on projects for Usher, Ludacris, Rick Ross, T.I. and also worked as a location manager for Tyler Perry Studios  with credits including “Why Did I Get Married,” “The Family That Preys,” “Madea Goes to Jail,” among others. Her clients have included everyone from Sony Pictures, MTV to BET and TV One. In addition to film locations manager, Mason produced the independent film Switching Lanes, starring Terri J. Vaughn (“The Steve Harvey Show”) and directed by Thomas Mikal Ford (“Martin”). She also joined the production team of , Ir/Reconcilable, starring Jasmine Guy (“A Different World”) and Dick Gregory, which aired on the HBO networks. Karen is also host of WRFG’s “Sunday Night Fiyah.”  She sits on the board of People TV... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Beverley Gough

Beverley Gough

manager, Abavuki Marimba Band
Beverley started her career as an Electrical Engineer working for IBM, moving on from there into adult education and management consulting. | She started working with Mountain Records (Robbie Jansen, Pacific Express, The Genuines, Zayn Adam etc.) in the early ‘90’s and took on... Read More →
avatar for Delphine GROSPIRON

Delphine GROSPIRON

MIDEM Live Music Director, REEDMIDEM
Delphine Grospiron is Head of the Live Department for Midem since September 2010. She oversees musical programming, production and organization of all the concerts that happen during the event. In 2015, Delphine launched the first career booster for emerging artists – The Midem... Read More →
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Almudena Heredero

Director of PrimaveraPro, PRIMAVERA PRO
Director of PrimaveraPro, the professional meeting held in parallel with the Primavera Sound festival, since it was first created in 2010, Almudena Heredero also coordinated Spain’s official participation in the Prague Quadrennial on Scenography in 2015 and has organised the participation... Read More →
avatar for Allen Johnston

Allen Johnston

International Music Specialist, The Music Specialist
Mr. Johnston is an accomplished speaker and has lectured for numerous international conferences in Africa, China, and the UK. Within the United States he has recently been a featured lecturer on publishing, royalty matters and international licensing plus the Florida, Georgia, and... Read More →
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Kudzai Mashingaidze

Managing Director at Colourz, Colourz TV
Colourz gospel is a television station that broadcasts contemporary Christian music in Africa. The station provides African and International music in an exciting and modern way to attract young viewers. The station features music from international artists like Hillsong, Lacrae and... Read More →


Wednesday February 8, 2017 13:45 - 14:30
Lyric Theatre Foyer

17:00

Showcase Day 3
Showcase Acts: 
  1. Annabelle, 
  2. AyaZungu, 
  3. CIM, 
  4. Holly, 
  5. Akio, 
  6. Lpee, 
  7. Mpumi, 
  8. Roxy, 
  9. tsantjafam, 
  10. Solani, 
  11. TheCITY, 
  12. VeeDeshNee, 
  13. RADIO 123, 
  14. Ras Bahiru, 
  15. Bombshelter Beast, 
  16. Lana Crowster, 
  17. L-Avant Garde, 
  18. Ayanda Jiya, 
  19. Makoya kwaito, 
  20. Eden Myrrh, 
  21. Murumba Pitch, 
  22. Jackie Queens, 
  23. Thor Rixon, 
  24. Melissa Truebody
  25. Ntombi
  26. Terry

Artists
avatar for Akio

Akio

Akio Kawahito, aka DJ ID, is an internationally recognized Hip Hop DJ and one of South Africa’s most influential contributors to the genre. | | Known for his diverse track selection, ID blends Hip Hop, R&B, Old School, Kwaito Jazz, Funk, and Swing. Having held resident status... Read More →
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Annabelle

Annabelle Hift is an aspiring singer/songwriter, born in a small town Jeffreys Bay, South Africa. Her style of music is a unique fusion of old school jazz and blues. Annabelle is passionate about using her songs as a vehicle of self expression, to voice the realities of society that... Read More →
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Ayanda Jiya

Ayanda Jiya is a versatile songstress from Klerksdorp, North West. Born in 1987, she always had a burning desire for music and singing. | From the age of 6, Ayanda was singing her heart out at any present opportunity. | | She is influenced by alot of genres, mostly Gospel, Jazz... Read More →
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AyaZungu

“Music is endless!” This is the belief of Ayanda Zungu, a vibrant young lady otherwise known as AyaZungu. AyaZungu has been a recording artist since 2010 recording with her group called Rhythm and Flow and recently decided to brave the solo route. She has perfected one instrument... Read More →
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Bombshelter Beast

Think Black Cat White Cat meets Brenda Fassie – add an opera singer, a polish refugee, a Manchester born kwaito star and SA’s most astute linguist, and you have half the picture. The other half should be experienced live. It’s a genre-busting music collective second to none... Read More →
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CIM

Released (3) single album and shared stage with likes of speedy/lundi/setjhaba/peter and many more . Partook in community radio like Mmabatho FM event weddings and churches. Part of South African Arts You Forum SAACYF in north west province.
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Eden Myrrh

What started as a narrative woven into song by a bright-eyed eleven-year-old girl was almost overnight, turned into the #ChroniclesOfADreamer; the slogan that Eden Myrrh adopted and feeds into all of her music after spending time performing on the streets of the Edinburgh for the... Read More →
avatar for Holly

Holly

Artist, Holly
“House music is huge in South Africa, as you well know. It is also a predominantly black and male dominated scene, so we were intrigued when we came across the impressive first single off the forthcoming album of a very young and unmistakably white Holly” – thisisafrica.meAt... Read More →
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Jackie Queens

Zimbabwean born vocalist Jackie Queens has always found freedom in music. With an acquired taste for genre tectonics, Jackie's worldy wise influences have converged to form a versatile and sophisticated singer/songwriter. | | Although her voice is best known for house music... Read More →
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L-Avant Garde

L-Avant Garde (pronounced: elayvon-guard), a name that brands huge responsibility to whomever chooses it, a responsibility to the constant advancement of whatever form of art is linked to your soul and whichever society you were birthed into. L-Avant Garde is a Durban based singer... Read More →
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Lana Crowster

Lana Crowster is a singer, composer, arranger and vocal coach based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Lana started singing at the age of 2 and began her career in performance at the tender age of 6. Armed with a Bachelors Degree in Music and a Post Graduate Diploma in Jazz Performance... Read More →
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Lpee

Lpee is a Nigerian born south Africa based recording,performing artist and creative who has within the years independently produced several movies and music contents in south Africa for the south Africa market.
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Makoya kwaito

Artist, Independent Artist
We are pationate about music and we take ourselves serious, we are committed,dedicated and hard workers too,we strive to succeed, we did well in terms of marketing ourselves and would like to share and take our talent overseas,and meet up with other artists so we could learn more.we... Read More →
avatar for Melissa Truebody

Melissa Truebody

I am a Jozi Girl Born and raised. I grew up with the Blues and Pink Floyd and learned to sing in my baby-seat in the back of the car on long family road trips. I attended Michael Mount (known as the Hippy School) where a spent pre-school roaming around the playground belting out Disney... Read More →
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Mpumi

Mpumi now a renowned musician was born in Ndwedwe, rural of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa | in 19, January 1982. Born the forth of six children, she was given a name Nompumelelo | Claudia Mzobe. She grew up in her birthplace Ndwedwe and later in her teens relocated to | Ntuzuma Township... Read More →
avatar for Murumba Pitch

Murumba Pitch

Murumba Pitch is a musical group that originates from south Africa, Limpopo, Venda. It was established in the year 2012 by Venda music producer and rapper Chifo Charge who then handed it over to its current leader, Emmanuel Mathye, a year later. Murumba Pitch is mainly based on playing... Read More →
avatar for RADIO 123

RADIO 123

Radio123 is a musical sensation that took form in the streets of Vosloorus a part of Ekhuruleni Metropolitan.The Band consists of Nyameko Nkondlwane(trumpet) and Simangaliso Mfula (vocalist). The two artists met in their previous Band Impande Core. Due to unforseen circumstances they... Read More →
avatar for Ras Bahiru

Ras Bahiru

i was born in Ethiopia in jimma city.i started singing when i was in primary school at the age of seven,i aws singing with my younger brother of six in the music class.after matric i went to study music & modelling in adissababa.i just released a house project titled viva mandela... Read More →
avatar for Roxy

Roxy

Hailing from South Africa’s ‘Mother-city’ (Cape Town) the rising star, Roxy, is a true force to be reckoned with in the music industry. Although she may be an 18-year-old, she is an already accomplished singer, song-writer, musician and producer. Having performed at Rocking... Read More →
avatar for Solani

Solani

Solani Simon Kubeka is a Director of Laydown Productions (PTY) Ltd which he established in 2012. Laydown Productions (PTY) Ltd is a production company that deals with music production.Mr SS Kubeka completed his tertiary studies at COPA (Campus of Performing Arts) with a qualification... Read More →
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Terra

Independant Artist
I have been influenced by a very diverse range of musicians, which include a pool of both International and South African artists. It would therefore be a shame if my music were just limited to a South African audience, given the global roots from which it stems.
avatar for TheCITY

TheCITY

TheCITY is a Future Afro Band formed in Cape Town, South Africa. Guided by a strong belief in paying tribute to their musical heritage, they blend African rhythms and grooves with electronic sounds and soulful melodies. In 2015 They launched their self-titled, debut EP, which received... Read More →
avatar for Thor Rixon

Thor Rixon

Artist, Independent Artist
Thor Rixon makes it his focus to experiment with live and electronic sound production as much as he can. His live performances are always visually entertaining and feature musicians varying in genres from anything to everything with an emphasis on deep and rolling dance music. Rixon... Read More →
avatar for tsantjafam

tsantjafam

Tsantja Fam is a crew made up of kwaito and hiphop musicians who became a movement in 2014 to combat struggles of being independent artists in the South African music scene. The crew also brings together kwaito and hiphop sounds to create music that cater for both genres respectively... Read More →
avatar for VeeDeshNee

VeeDeshNee

Artist
VeeDeshNee, a South African born Singer/Songwriter has been making cool and weird music for a while now. She is inspired by everyday life, love and hurt. She sings and creates melodies in the style of Soul/Alternative. "People are at the top of my hierarchy" she says, "without people... Read More →


Wednesday February 8, 2017 17:00 - 22:30
Lyric Theatre Gold Reef City
 
Thursday, February 9
 

11:30

Exploring Product and Service: (Music, Art and Merchandise)
Bring your marketing materials to present at the Lyric Theatre foyer (please inform our office before 24 January)

Moderators
avatar for IMEXSA

IMEXSA

ADMIN, The Independent Music Exporters SA
Independent Music Exporters South Africa(IMEXSA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to develop South African-produced music around the world, provide assistance, create export awareness, facilitating export development and create opportunities for emerging music companies in South... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Delphine GROSPIRON

Delphine GROSPIRON

MIDEM Live Music Director, REEDMIDEM
Delphine Grospiron is Head of the Live Department for Midem since September 2010. She oversees musical programming, production and organization of all the concerts that happen during the event. In 2015, Delphine launched the first career booster for emerging artists – The Midem... Read More →
avatar for Almudena Heredero

Almudena Heredero

Director of PrimaveraPro, PRIMAVERA PRO
Director of PrimaveraPro, the professional meeting held in parallel with the Primavera Sound festival, since it was first created in 2010, Almudena Heredero also coordinated Spain’s official participation in the Prague Quadrennial on Scenography in 2015 and has organised the participation... Read More →
avatar for Allen Johnston

Allen Johnston

International Music Specialist, The Music Specialist
Mr. Johnston is an accomplished speaker and has lectured for numerous international conferences in Africa, China, and the UK. Within the United States he has recently been a featured lecturer on publishing, royalty matters and international licensing plus the Florida, Georgia, and... Read More →
avatar for George Lusenga

George Lusenga

Director, One Wish Entertainment
One wish Entertainment started out as a band in the mid eighties playing popular music in Pretoria the capital city of South Africa.We called ourselves One Wish ,our wish was to be successful one day.The original members of the band were myself George Lusenga lyricist,Mandla Sibiya... Read More →
avatar for Karen Marie Mason

Karen Marie Mason

Owner, Artist Launch
Karen Marie Mason is the founder of the Artist Launch | Artist and Label services for indies and boasts a facebook group of the same name with over 3000 artists. In addition to artist management she is scheduled to launch her indie record label, HealingATL first quarter 2019. A powerhouse innovator, Karen Marie Mason has successfully mastered and exerted cultural influence in the music, film, television, radio and publishing industries.  Her wheelhouse of talents has etched superstars like Michael Jackson, Sade, Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott and Busta Rhymes,  into world history.    A focused multi tasker Karen also rose to be one of the top location scouts in Atlanta for film, television and commercials working on projects for Usher, Ludacris, Rick Ross, T.I. and also worked as a location manager for Tyler Perry Studios  with credits including “Why Did I Get Married,” “The Family That Preys,” “Madea Goes to Jail,” among others. Her clients have included everyone from Sony Pictures, MTV to BET and TV One. In addition to film locations manager, Mason produced the independent film Switching Lanes, starring Terri J. Vaughn (“The Steve Harvey Show”) and directed by Thomas Mikal Ford (“Martin”). She also joined the production team of , Ir/Reconcilable, starring Jasmine Guy (“A Different World”) and Dick Gregory, which aired on the HBO networks. Karen is also host of WRFG’s “Sunday Night Fiyah.”  She sits on the board of People TV... Read More →
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Antos Stella

Content Connect Africa (CCA)
Content Connect Africa (CCA) is an independently owned South African media and content player based in Johannesburg. Extensive experience in the African entertainment industry has allowed CCA to establish itself as an aggressive content aggregator and content provider of on-portal... Read More →
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Anita Wilson-Pringle

CM3 MEDIA GROUP, INC.
 CM3 MEDIA GROUP, INC. is the parent company of Commercial Marketing, Media and Management, CM3 Records and CM3 Publishing. We have over 30 years in the entertainment field. Founded on the premise of giving our clientele even more of a professional and commercial representation in... Read More →

2017 SXSW DELEGATES
avatar for Beverley Gough

Beverley Gough

manager, Abavuki Marimba Band
Beverley started her career as an Electrical Engineer working for IBM, moving on from there into adult education and management consulting. | She started working with Mountain Records (Robbie Jansen, Pacific Express, The Genuines, Zayn Adam etc.) in the early ‘90’s and took on... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 11:30 - 12:15
Lyric Theatre Foyer

12:30

EXPORT Readiness Training: Mobile Phone - The New Music Discovery
Learn how to enhance and maximize your skills, preparing  for one on one business meetings, 

Speakers
avatar for Allen Johnston

Allen Johnston

International Music Specialist, The Music Specialist
Mr. Johnston is an accomplished speaker and has lectured for numerous international conferences in Africa, China, and the UK. Within the United States he has recently been a featured lecturer on publishing, royalty matters and international licensing plus the Florida, Georgia, and... Read More →
avatar for Antos Stella

Antos Stella

Content Connect Africa (CCA)
Content Connect Africa (CCA) is an independently owned South African media and content player based in Johannesburg. Extensive experience in the African entertainment industry has allowed CCA to establish itself as an aggressive content aggregator and content provider of on-portal... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 12:30 - 13:30
Lyric Theatre Gold Reef City

13:30

Sound Check
Artists
avatar for Abdus

Abdus

Abdus has been instrumental in the success of Durban Hip Hop. He single-handedly initiated the cyphers at the Workshop in 2004 which helped hone the skills of many artists himself includedHe was crowned Best Lyricist by the HYPE Magazine Hip Hop awards in 2009/10. He has opened for... Read More →
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ConsciousX

CEO, 2Skyf Ent
ConsciousX is a rapper, songwriter, actor, Hip Hop activist, and socialist from South Africa. He released hisfirst Hip Hop project in 2008 with his second in 2010 during the Fifa World Cup, and another in 2015. The projects all mix more than one language in a song and have receivedairplay... Read More →
avatar for E-man

E-man

E-man is a solo rap artist who has been better known on the Live circuit with his 3 piece band. Fitting as snug as a 3 piece suit they have been delighting audiences everywhere with their hip hop infused rock/pop music on the live stage.
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Forex

4Reign Xchange (4RX) is a multi-cultured South African house production movement that was created to cater for deep house music or EDM DJs featuring artists and live elements from across, thus bringing all dynamic elements of music under one roof. Formerly with Madhouse Connexion... Read More →
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GC

2006 G-C moved to Johannesburg to pursue his music dreams. His first break came in 2007 when he landed a feature on HHPs hit single Leloko la Lekoko which earned a Metro FM Music Award Nomitnation. He went on to tour the country with HHP for two years. | | G-C then took a break from... Read More →
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HashOne

Hash one – a hip hop trio consisting of Nasi_TauTona, Mr. Mix and Sun G – is a group which, on paper, comprises three of the most talented undiscovered rappers from the motswako hub of Mahikeng. Between the three of them, they have worked with SAMA Award Winners by the like of... Read More →
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Hashtag Deep

Hashtag Deep is a 21 year old Hip Hop musician and producer born in and raised in Soweto, until the age of 12, when he moved to Polokwane in Limpopo, to follow his mother and ultimately spend his highschool career. In his time growing up in Soweto, he would be force fed music by the... Read More →
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Henny C

ARTIST NAME IS(HENNY C) WELL KNOWN AS TSONGA PRINCE, A YOUNG MAN FROM MPHAMBHO VILLAGE , HENNY C HAVE BEEN IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY FOR ALMOST 16 YEARS BUT ONLY MANAGE TO BREAK THROUGH THIS YEAR AFTER HE HAD BEEN GIVEN A CHANCE to record his first Afro Rnb album which was release on... Read More →
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Jus'Feez

Fulufhelo ‘Jus’Feez’ Mukwevho has worked and produced for Ginger Trill and also Electronic House Disk Jockey, CranX. He has performed at Hip Hop Festival, ‘Back to the City’ 2015 on the Sprite stage including Raplat4m and Chaf Pozi.
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KP

KP recently featured by the well known hip hop artist Ab crazy on his song Amazing, KP his a talented singer whose music is a mixture of socially conscious poetry blended with rhythmic beats and produces his own music and composed his own instruments.
avatar for MK Crew SA

MK Crew SA

Lekena Tsikoana AKA Westador & Siyanda Hlongwane AKA Mayanda hail from Umlazi in KwaZulu Natal and describe their style as Turn Up Kasi Bang (TKB). | | Westador grew up listening to artists like 2 Pac, Nas, Jay-Z and his role model is Lil Wayne. | He started rapping in 2006... Read More →
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Nasi TauTona

HASH ONE
Nasi_TauTona - a two-part name combination of Afrikaans and Setswana - which means “Nation” & “President”, make a brand of music that South Africans can identify with. With an aggressive but still very versatile tone to his voice and flow, he is able to adapt to any style... Read More →
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PRINSTON

he producer rapper straight out of Durban South Africa known by his fans as Prinston, is really an artist to be reckoned with lately. Prinston has built up enough momentum to take his music career to new heights with a constant grind from producing, to writing, rapping and singing... Read More →
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PrototypeTheBest

Prototype – The Best is a dynamic musical and artistic group that constitutes of three young men from South Africa who are passionate about the creative arts and expressing themselves through music. Their style and genre of music is a fusion of sounds that include hip-hop, electro... Read More →
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Sir jack

Karabo Mokoena born in Daveyton Benoni into a family of music lovers which influenced his taste in the art. Fast-forward into his teens, 16year old 'JK' buys his 1st guitar and begins his journey with nothing but passion to fuel his dream of one day standing in front of a large crowd... Read More →
avatar for Sphiwe Hadebe

Sphiwe Hadebe

R&B Singer, Songwriter, Actor and Presenter Sphiwe Hadebe was born in 1992 in Ladysmith, KZN. The amazingly talented Sphiwe also has an amazing vocal range. He writes his own lyrics and composes his own music and for other artists. He also covers other artists such as Sam Smith, Chris... Read More →
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Strada Stray

Born 1992 In Johannesburg,Strada Stray is an innovative musician of the new generation.Strada wrote his first rhyme at the age of 11 in the form of a battle rap, it wasn't until he was 17 did he start writing and recording songs. | | He's well known for his witty flows & smart punchlines... Read More →
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Tasko Music

Tasko is an independent artists from Port Elizabeth, eastern cape, 2015 I was nominated as a best male artist at bama and beat magazine awards, late 2016 I did an EC Tour were i was performing in different towns of eastern cape, My latest song has been number in most radio stations... Read More →
avatar for Td

Td

ardrop is one of the best up and coming hip hop sensation in Ladysmith with its vision to make an international and local name.It was formed back in 2009 by four youngsters namely: Senzo Zwane (Laverb)21, Sboniso Sthole (JayB) 22, Sanele Hadebe (Nitesh)24 and Mduduzi Mthembu (Laliga)24... Read More →
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The ABC band

Artist, Independent Artist
The ABC Band is an emerging Acoustic House band; the creators of "ruban" music - a beautiful collision of traditional RURAL melodies and modern URBAN rhythms. The group is reminiscent of highly skilled and consistent live acts like Freshly Ground, Matthew Mole, Norah Jones in the... Read More →
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The Independent Tour

Durban-based hip-hop artists Breeze, MX, and DJ's Wobbly & Keegan Manning present The Independent Tour. The Independent Tour broke boundaries by being the first of its kind in South Africa, The artist created their own platform to boost themselves,and inspired hiphop artists to... Read More →
avatar for Theophilus Maluleke

Theophilus Maluleke

Artist, PG PROCESSION GROUP
I believe I am unique with the kind of music that I do.as a True worshipper I believe I am able to minister to everyone through my music. I am a performer on stage with more than 10 years of experience.
avatar for TLA

TLA

TLA is a Midrand based Hip Hop artist with a passion for music and Information Technology (IT), working as a Data Analyst for Eskom. As a teenager TLA's musical career was influenced by R.Kelly , Sisqo and old school RnB group Dru Hill. In 2000 Tla started listening to Hip Hop music... Read More →
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Unsynd

From the East of Johannesburg, comes Unsynd ,a new collective of songwriters, producers and singers, to breathe fresh sounds into music lovers' ears. Unsynd , is ready to make a significant entry into the music industry, with the release of a new single titled, Ziright, from their... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 13:30 - 16:30
Lyric Theatre Gold Reef City

14:30

Pitching Session: Perfecting your Pitch Presentation
Learn how to enhance and maximize your skills, preparing  for one on one business meetings, 

Thursday February 9, 2017 14:30 - 15:30
Lyric Theatre Foyer

14:30

Team Building Activity: Meetup Group
Delegates will presents their product to the public.

Moderators
avatar for Karen Marie Mason

Karen Marie Mason

Owner, Artist Launch
Karen Marie Mason is the founder of the Artist Launch | Artist and Label services for indies and boasts a facebook group of the same name with over 3000 artists. In addition to artist management she is scheduled to launch her indie record label, HealingATL first quarter 2019. A powerhouse innovator, Karen Marie Mason has successfully mastered and exerted cultural influence in the music, film, television, radio and publishing industries.  Her wheelhouse of talents has etched superstars like Michael Jackson, Sade, Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott and Busta Rhymes,  into world history.    A focused multi tasker Karen also rose to be one of the top location scouts in Atlanta for film, television and commercials working on projects for Usher, Ludacris, Rick Ross, T.I. and also worked as a location manager for Tyler Perry Studios  with credits including “Why Did I Get Married,” “The Family That Preys,” “Madea Goes to Jail,” among others. Her clients have included everyone from Sony Pictures, MTV to BET and TV One. In addition to film locations manager, Mason produced the independent film Switching Lanes, starring Terri J. Vaughn (“The Steve Harvey Show”) and directed by Thomas Mikal Ford (“Martin”). She also joined the production team of , Ir/Reconcilable, starring Jasmine Guy (“A Different World”) and Dick Gregory, which aired on the HBO networks. Karen is also host of WRFG’s “Sunday Night Fiyah.”  She sits on the board of People TV... Read More →

Thursday February 9, 2017 14:30 - 16:00
Lyric Theatre Foyer

17:00

Showcase Day 4
Showcase Acts:
  1. Abdus, 
  2. Td, 
  3. Jus'Feez, 
  4. GC, 
  5. HashOne, 
  6. PRINSTON, 
  7. TLA, 
  8. ConsciousX, 
  9. KP, 
  10. Unsynd, 
  11. Henny C, 
  12. MK Crew, 
  13. Hashtag Deep, 
  14. Sphiwe Hadebe, 
  15. Sir jack, 
  16. Bye Beneco
  17. Andy Mkosi, 
  18. Tasko Music, 
  19. Strada Stray, 
  20. Nasi TauTona, 
  21. The Independent Tour
  22. Native Young
  23. Thabo the one

Artists
avatar for Abdus

Abdus

Abdus has been instrumental in the success of Durban Hip Hop. He single-handedly initiated the cyphers at the Workshop in 2004 which helped hone the skills of many artists himself includedHe was crowned Best Lyricist by the HYPE Magazine Hip Hop awards in 2009/10. He has opened for... Read More →
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Andy Mkosi

Andy Mkosi is a musician based in Cape Town.Her music infuses story telling on melodic sounds using rap as a vessel to deliver.She does this with a band which compromises of a vocalist, bassist and vocalists.Andy has opened up for Jean Grae and played at many stages in and around... Read More →
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ConsciousX

CEO, 2Skyf Ent
ConsciousX is a rapper, songwriter, actor, Hip Hop activist, and socialist from South Africa. He released hisfirst Hip Hop project in 2008 with his second in 2010 during the Fifa World Cup, and another in 2015. The projects all mix more than one language in a song and have receivedairplay... Read More →
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GC

2006 G-C moved to Johannesburg to pursue his music dreams. His first break came in 2007 when he landed a feature on HHPs hit single Leloko la Lekoko which earned a Metro FM Music Award Nomitnation. He went on to tour the country with HHP for two years. | | G-C then took a break from... Read More →
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HashOne

Hash one – a hip hop trio consisting of Nasi_TauTona, Mr. Mix and Sun G – is a group which, on paper, comprises three of the most talented undiscovered rappers from the motswako hub of Mahikeng. Between the three of them, they have worked with SAMA Award Winners by the like of... Read More →
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Hashtag Deep

Hashtag Deep is a 21 year old Hip Hop musician and producer born in and raised in Soweto, until the age of 12, when he moved to Polokwane in Limpopo, to follow his mother and ultimately spend his highschool career. In his time growing up in Soweto, he would be force fed music by the... Read More →
avatar for Henny C

Henny C

ARTIST NAME IS(HENNY C) WELL KNOWN AS TSONGA PRINCE, A YOUNG MAN FROM MPHAMBHO VILLAGE , HENNY C HAVE BEEN IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY FOR ALMOST 16 YEARS BUT ONLY MANAGE TO BREAK THROUGH THIS YEAR AFTER HE HAD BEEN GIVEN A CHANCE to record his first Afro Rnb album which was release on... Read More →
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Jus'Feez

Fulufhelo ‘Jus’Feez’ Mukwevho has worked and produced for Ginger Trill and also Electronic House Disk Jockey, CranX. He has performed at Hip Hop Festival, ‘Back to the City’ 2015 on the Sprite stage including Raplat4m and Chaf Pozi.
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KP

KP recently featured by the well known hip hop artist Ab crazy on his song Amazing, KP his a talented singer whose music is a mixture of socially conscious poetry blended with rhythmic beats and produces his own music and composed his own instruments.
avatar for MK Crew SA

MK Crew SA

Lekena Tsikoana AKA Westador & Siyanda Hlongwane AKA Mayanda hail from Umlazi in KwaZulu Natal and describe their style as Turn Up Kasi Bang (TKB). | | Westador grew up listening to artists like 2 Pac, Nas, Jay-Z and his role model is Lil Wayne. | He started rapping in 2006... Read More →
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Nasi TauTona

HASH ONE
Nasi_TauTona - a two-part name combination of Afrikaans and Setswana - which means “Nation” & “President”, make a brand of music that South Africans can identify with. With an aggressive but still very versatile tone to his voice and flow, he is able to adapt to any style... Read More →
avatar for Native Young

Native Young

Independent Project
When asked how he would describe Native Young - creator of the project Yannick says, “It’s a constantly evolving tapestry of culture, emotion and melody”. Formed in the garage of a Gugulethu marimba maker in 2014 – this brotherhood is blurring lines and breaking cultural... Read More →
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PRINSTON

he producer rapper straight out of Durban South Africa known by his fans as Prinston, is really an artist to be reckoned with lately. Prinston has built up enough momentum to take his music career to new heights with a constant grind from producing, to writing, rapping and singing... Read More →
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Sir jack

Karabo Mokoena born in Daveyton Benoni into a family of music lovers which influenced his taste in the art. Fast-forward into his teens, 16year old 'JK' buys his 1st guitar and begins his journey with nothing but passion to fuel his dream of one day standing in front of a large crowd... Read More →
avatar for Sphiwe Hadebe

Sphiwe Hadebe

R&B Singer, Songwriter, Actor and Presenter Sphiwe Hadebe was born in 1992 in Ladysmith, KZN. The amazingly talented Sphiwe also has an amazing vocal range. He writes his own lyrics and composes his own music and for other artists. He also covers other artists such as Sam Smith, Chris... Read More →
avatar for Strada Stray

Strada Stray

Born 1992 In Johannesburg,Strada Stray is an innovative musician of the new generation.Strada wrote his first rhyme at the age of 11 in the form of a battle rap, it wasn't until he was 17 did he start writing and recording songs. | | He's well known for his witty flows & smart punchlines... Read More →
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Tasko Music

Tasko is an independent artists from Port Elizabeth, eastern cape, 2015 I was nominated as a best male artist at bama and beat magazine awards, late 2016 I did an EC Tour were i was performing in different towns of eastern cape, My latest song has been number in most radio stations... Read More →
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Td

ardrop is one of the best up and coming hip hop sensation in Ladysmith with its vision to make an international and local name.It was formed back in 2009 by four youngsters namely: Senzo Zwane (Laverb)21, Sboniso Sthole (JayB) 22, Sanele Hadebe (Nitesh)24 and Mduduzi Mthembu (Laliga)24... Read More →
T

ThaboTheOne

Artist, Independent Artist
With the reason debates of the music industry being inaccessible to new and upcoming talent, I view this as a opportunity to learn alternative ways of the way the business of music is conducted in countries that have really turned a lot of peoples passion into a viable career. But... Read More →
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The Independent Tour

Durban-based hip-hop artists Breeze, MX, and DJ's Wobbly & Keegan Manning present The Independent Tour. The Independent Tour broke boundaries by being the first of its kind in South Africa, The artist created their own platform to boost themselves,and inspired hiphop artists to... Read More →
avatar for TLA

TLA

TLA is a Midrand based Hip Hop artist with a passion for music and Information Technology (IT), working as a Data Analyst for Eskom. As a teenager TLA's musical career was influenced by R.Kelly , Sisqo and old school RnB group Dru Hill. In 2000 Tla started listening to Hip Hop music... Read More →
avatar for Unsynd

Unsynd

From the East of Johannesburg, comes Unsynd ,a new collective of songwriters, producers and singers, to breathe fresh sounds into music lovers' ears. Unsynd , is ready to make a significant entry into the music industry, with the release of a new single titled, Ziright, from their... Read More →



Thursday February 9, 2017 17:00 - 22:30
Lyric Theatre Gold Reef City
 
Friday, February 10
 

11:00

Sound Check
Artists
avatar for Cherry Pill

Cherry Pill

Cherry Pill Music Productions
The founding members of Cherry Pill, Kristel Birkholtz and Rory Gaddin, are a songwriting and performing duo who are passionate about using the violin, guitar and voice to write story-telling songs which draw on a range of influences as diverse as Sting, Massive Attack, Lauryn Hill... Read More →
avatar for Forex

Forex

4Reign Xchange (4RX) is a multi-cultured South African house production movement that was created to cater for deep house music or EDM DJs featuring artists and live elements from across, thus bringing all dynamic elements of music under one roof. Formerly with Madhouse Connexion... Read More →
avatar for Fortune Shumba

Fortune Shumba

Selected Artist, SLOTS: SXSW
Mbuso Fortune Sikhumbuzo Shumba was born and bred in South Africa, Nelspruit in a little township called Kabokweni. He began writting, mostly poetry in 2009 while still in school and after completing high school in 2012 went on to enroll at the University of Johannesburg to study... Read More →
avatar for Indlovukazi

Indlovukazi

This band Is based in Mpumalanga ; Mbombela and was formed in 2013. We perform at corporate events ; private parties ; public festivals and we are a band that is growing and respected . We had an opportunity to travel to France and performed at the Midem festival in the year 2016... Read More →
avatar for Jay Cubed

Jay Cubed

Jay Cubed is a Hip Hop artist born in Mafikeng, South africa. With street mixtapes dating back to 2007 in Mafikeng, he has been making music for a long time. He has collaborated with the likes Bra Sol of Big Fkn Gun, Dejot (Swiss producer) and Moonchild Sanelly. He has performed at... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Mbangeni

Jessica Mbangeni

Artist
The arts and an entrepreneurial spirit have been an integral part of Jessica Mbangeni’s life. As a child growing up in the village of Ngqamakhwe, Eastern Cape, she worked alongside her grandmother in the fields and also sold fresh produce to support the family. In the evenings... Read More →
avatar for Lindiwe Maxolo

Lindiwe Maxolo

2016 Selected Artist, SLOTS: MIDEM/SXSW
Lindiwe Maxolo's debut album "TIME" has received a MBOKODO Awards 2014 as Woman in Jazz, and a recipient of Arts & Culture Trust 2015 ImpACT Award in Music & Singing.• Has been nominated for the SATMA Awards 2014 as Best African Jazz Album, and Wawela Music Awards 2014/2015 as Best... Read More →
avatar for Moonchild Sanelly

Moonchild Sanelly

I made a name for myself back in the Durban Music and poetry scene performing at festivals across KZN and receiving high acclaim for my fashion designing. | | Since I relocated to JHB where my presence has been no less noticeable, receiving noticeable acclaim, RABUBI from my debut... Read More →
avatar for Siphokazi Mohapi

Siphokazi Mohapi

Manager, Pathsela Music
I am a female award winning artist called Siphokazi. I have been invited to represent africa in Brazil at the Brazilian Music Awards 2017. I have just released a new single called ITHEMBA, HOPE. I am CURRENTLY working on my new album which will be released in 2017. | +27835841900... Read More →
avatar for Victor Kgantlape

Victor Kgantlape

2016 Selected Artist, SLOTS: MIDEM
Kabelo Victor Kgantlape was born on the 3rd of January 1984 in Welkom, Free State, is a South Africa musician, was exposed to the piano at an early age of 9-10 and started playing Gospel music at church. He is however, better known to the public at large as a Jazz, R&B and a Neo... Read More →


Friday February 10, 2017 11:00 - 13:00
Lyric Theatre Gold Reef City

12:00

Meetup Sessions: Meet Music Compilers
Meet SABC Music Compilers from Radio and TV plus South African marketing & promotion professionals

 

Moderators
avatar for Allen Johnston

Allen Johnston

International Music Specialist, The Music Specialist
Mr. Johnston is an accomplished speaker and has lectured for numerous international conferences in Africa, China, and the UK. Within the United States he has recently been a featured lecturer on publishing, royalty matters and international licensing plus the Florida, Georgia, and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Vovee Batala

Vovee Batala

Music Compiler at SABC TruFM/Radio Drama Producer SABC EDUCATION, TRU FM/Vovee Music Production
Founding Director of Vovee Music Productions with over 15 years in the Music and Entertainment industry. Vovee was nurtured by Sizwe Zako after being scouted by Rev Mandla Makhubalo as back-up singer to Lord Comforters.For a period of 6 years, he worked as Sound Engineer & Producer... Read More →
avatar for Kudzai Mashingaidze

Kudzai Mashingaidze

Managing Director at Colourz, Colourz TV
Colourz gospel is a television station that broadcasts contemporary Christian music in Africa. The station provides African and International music in an exciting and modern way to attract young viewers. The station features music from international artists like Hillsong, Lacrae and... Read More →
avatar for Gwiba Nkonki

Gwiba Nkonki

Music Compiler, uMhlobo Wenene FM
Gwiba has been involved in events and entertainment in and around the former Transkei area for over 15 years. He has been instrumental in organising and staging the biggest and most successful events ever in that area. He is one of the judges for :South African Music Awards (SAMA’s)Independent... Read More →


Friday February 10, 2017 12:00 - 12:30
Lyric Theatre Foyer

13:30

Panel: (Meet SA music exporters) ITS BUSINESS - NOT VACATION
Learn how other exporters manage to get 3 months tour after her participation. 

Moderators
avatar for Allen Johnston

Allen Johnston

International Music Specialist, The Music Specialist
Mr. Johnston is an accomplished speaker and has lectured for numerous international conferences in Africa, China, and the UK. Within the United States he has recently been a featured lecturer on publishing, royalty matters and international licensing plus the Florida, Georgia, and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Antos Stella

Antos Stella

Content Connect Africa (CCA)
Content Connect Africa (CCA) is an independently owned South African media and content player based in Johannesburg. Extensive experience in the African entertainment industry has allowed CCA to establish itself as an aggressive content aggregator and content provider of on-portal... Read More →


Friday February 10, 2017 13:30 - 14:00
Lyric Theatre Gold Reef City

14:00

Panel: Your Export Niche - Touring as DIY Indie
Moderators
avatar for Almudena Heredero

Almudena Heredero

Director of PrimaveraPro, PRIMAVERA PRO
Director of PrimaveraPro, the professional meeting held in parallel with the Primavera Sound festival, since it was first created in 2010, Almudena Heredero also coordinated Spain’s official participation in the Prague Quadrennial on Scenography in 2015 and has organised the participation... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Beverley Gough

Beverley Gough

manager, Abavuki Marimba Band
Beverley started her career as an Electrical Engineer working for IBM, moving on from there into adult education and management consulting. | She started working with Mountain Records (Robbie Jansen, Pacific Express, The Genuines, Zayn Adam etc.) in the early ‘90’s and took on... Read More →


Friday February 10, 2017 14:00 - 14:30
Lyric Theatre Gold Reef City

14:30

Panel: Exploring SA Music Genres - Current Global Leader
Moderators
avatar for Allen Johnston

Allen Johnston

International Music Specialist, The Music Specialist
Mr. Johnston is an accomplished speaker and has lectured for numerous international conferences in Africa, China, and the UK. Within the United States he has recently been a featured lecturer on publishing, royalty matters and international licensing plus the Florida, Georgia, and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Delphine GROSPIRON

Delphine GROSPIRON

MIDEM Live Music Director, REEDMIDEM
Delphine Grospiron is Head of the Live Department for Midem since September 2010. She oversees musical programming, production and organization of all the concerts that happen during the event. In 2015, Delphine launched the first career booster for emerging artists – The Midem... Read More →
avatar for Almudena Heredero

Almudena Heredero

Director of PrimaveraPro, PRIMAVERA PRO
Director of PrimaveraPro, the professional meeting held in parallel with the Primavera Sound festival, since it was first created in 2010, Almudena Heredero also coordinated Spain’s official participation in the Prague Quadrennial on Scenography in 2015 and has organised the participation... Read More →


Friday February 10, 2017 14:30 - 15:00
Lyric Theatre Gold Reef City

15:00

Panel: Marketing and Branding for DIY Exporters
Moderators
avatar for Karen Marie Mason

Karen Marie Mason

Owner, Artist Launch
Karen Marie Mason is the founder of the Artist Launch | Artist and Label services for indies and boasts a facebook group of the same name with over 3000 artists. In addition to artist management she is scheduled to launch her indie record label, HealingATL first quarter 2019. A powerhouse innovator, Karen Marie Mason has successfully mastered and exerted cultural influence in the music, film, television, radio and publishing industries.  Her wheelhouse of talents has etched superstars like Michael Jackson, Sade, Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott and Busta Rhymes,  into world history.    A focused multi tasker Karen also rose to be one of the top location scouts in Atlanta for film, television and commercials working on projects for Usher, Ludacris, Rick Ross, T.I. and also worked as a location manager for Tyler Perry Studios  with credits including “Why Did I Get Married,” “The Family That Preys,” “Madea Goes to Jail,” among others. Her clients have included everyone from Sony Pictures, MTV to BET and TV One. In addition to film locations manager, Mason produced the independent film Switching Lanes, starring Terri J. Vaughn (“The Steve Harvey Show”) and directed by Thomas Mikal Ford (“Martin”). She also joined the production team of , Ir/Reconcilable, starring Jasmine Guy (“A Different World”) and Dick Gregory, which aired on the HBO networks. Karen is also host of WRFG’s “Sunday Night Fiyah.”  She sits on the board of People TV... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kudzai Mashingaidze

Kudzai Mashingaidze

Managing Director at Colourz, Colourz TV
Colourz gospel is a television station that broadcasts contemporary Christian music in Africa. The station provides African and International music in an exciting and modern way to attract young viewers. The station features music from international artists like Hillsong, Lacrae and... Read More →


Friday February 10, 2017 15:00 - 15:45
Lyric Theatre Gold Reef City

16:15

Panel: Understanding Cross Border Documents
Moderators
avatar for Allen Johnston

Allen Johnston

International Music Specialist, The Music Specialist
Mr. Johnston is an accomplished speaker and has lectured for numerous international conferences in Africa, China, and the UK. Within the United States he has recently been a featured lecturer on publishing, royalty matters and international licensing plus the Florida, Georgia, and... Read More →

Friday February 10, 2017 16:15 - 16:45
Lyric Theatre Gold Reef City

16:45

Panel: Export Funders and Supporters you need to know
Moderators
avatar for Ignacio Priego

Ignacio Priego

Concerts SA Project Administrator, SAMRO Foundation
Born in Madrid, Ignacio studied History and Musicology and received an MBA in Cultural Management. In 2001 he founded Loop Circus, working for a decade as event producer and DJ throughout Spain and internationally, in forums such as Venice and Havana Biennales. For the last five years... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for The DTI

The DTI

Vision of the dti "A dynamic industrial, globally competitive South African economy, characterised by inclusive growth and development, decent employment and equity, built on the full potential of all citizens". | | Mission of the dti the dti´s mission is to: | •Promote structural... Read More →


Friday February 10, 2017 16:45 - 17:30
Lyric Theatre Gold Reef City

17:30

19:00

Showcase Day 5
Showcase Acts:
  1. Siphokazi 
  2. Jesicca 
  3.  Fortune Shumba 
  4.  Princess 
  5.  Nomfusi 
  6.  Victor  
  7.  Moonchild 
  8.  Jay Cube 
  9.  4RX 
  10.  DJV 
  11.  Cherry Pill
  12. Maxhoba

Artists
avatar for Cherry Pill

Cherry Pill

Cherry Pill Music Productions
The founding members of Cherry Pill, Kristel Birkholtz and Rory Gaddin, are a songwriting and performing duo who are passionate about using the violin, guitar and voice to write story-telling songs which draw on a range of influences as diverse as Sting, Massive Attack, Lauryn Hill... Read More →
avatar for Forex

Forex

4Reign Xchange (4RX) is a multi-cultured South African house production movement that was created to cater for deep house music or EDM DJs featuring artists and live elements from across, thus bringing all dynamic elements of music under one roof. Formerly with Madhouse Connexion... Read More →
avatar for Fortune Shumba

Fortune Shumba

Selected Artist, SLOTS: SXSW
Mbuso Fortune Sikhumbuzo Shumba was born and bred in South Africa, Nelspruit in a little township called Kabokweni. He began writting, mostly poetry in 2009 while still in school and after completing high school in 2012 went on to enroll at the University of Johannesburg to study... Read More →
avatar for Indlovukazi

Indlovukazi

This band Is based in Mpumalanga ; Mbombela and was formed in 2013. We perform at corporate events ; private parties ; public festivals and we are a band that is growing and respected . We had an opportunity to travel to France and performed at the Midem festival in the year 2016... Read More →
avatar for Jay Cubed

Jay Cubed

Jay Cubed is a Hip Hop artist born in Mafikeng, South africa. With street mixtapes dating back to 2007 in Mafikeng, he has been making music for a long time. He has collaborated with the likes Bra Sol of Big Fkn Gun, Dejot (Swiss producer) and Moonchild Sanelly. He has performed at... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Mbangeni

Jessica Mbangeni

Artist
The arts and an entrepreneurial spirit have been an integral part of Jessica Mbangeni’s life. As a child growing up in the village of Ngqamakhwe, Eastern Cape, she worked alongside her grandmother in the fields and also sold fresh produce to support the family. In the evenings... Read More →
avatar for Moonchild Sanelly

Moonchild Sanelly

I made a name for myself back in the Durban Music and poetry scene performing at festivals across KZN and receiving high acclaim for my fashion designing. | | Since I relocated to JHB where my presence has been no less noticeable, receiving noticeable acclaim, RABUBI from my debut... Read More →
avatar for Nomfusi

Nomfusi

Nomfusi is a South African singer and performer of Afro-Soul music. She was born in the township of KwaZhakele in the Eastern Cape. Her mother Kwazibani (“Who Knows?” in English) raised her while her father languished in jail for 21 years. A domestic worker by day, Kwazibani... Read More →
avatar for Siphokazi Mohapi

Siphokazi Mohapi

Manager, Pathsela Music
I am a female award winning artist called Siphokazi. I have been invited to represent africa in Brazil at the Brazilian Music Awards 2017. I have just released a new single called ITHEMBA, HOPE. I am CURRENTLY working on my new album which will be released in 2017. | +27835841900... Read More →
avatar for Victor Kgantlape

Victor Kgantlape

2016 Selected Artist, SLOTS: MIDEM
Kabelo Victor Kgantlape was born on the 3rd of January 1984 in Welkom, Free State, is a South Africa musician, was exposed to the piano at an early age of 9-10 and started playing Gospel music at church. He is however, better known to the public at large as a Jazz, R&B and a Neo... Read More →


Friday February 10, 2017 19:00 - 22:00
Lyric Theatre Gold Reef City
 
Friday, March 9
 

TBA

IMEXSA News Update and Call for Applications/Submissions (DEADLINE 15 August 2017)

IMEXSA News Update and Call for Applications/Submissions

The first part of the year has now ended and we are officially in the second half of 2017. So much has happened and we have a lot to share with you. We started the year with the 4th Annual SA Indies Music Week, an event which was undoubtedly a major success. Once again Mzansi’s talent was showcased over the 5 days at Gold Reef City, Johannesburg.

Then we had our missions to South by South West (SXSW) in the US, Primavera in Spain and Midem in France. All these had their own highlights, and in some instances, a few lowlights. In the midst of it all, we also had IMEXSA director being made part of the the international selection committee for the Annual Midem Artist Accelerator Programme. That was another highlight and also a major boost not only for IMEXSA but to the whole country’s music industry. It was another indication of the impact IMEXSA is having in the music industry worldwide. We will be sharing a full report for all these at the end of July. So be on the lookout.

The question could be on what’s next? Well, we now have a call for submissions for 2018 events. We once again call on export ready companies/enterprises to prepare and submit their applications for the 2018 calendar of events, and thus stand a chance of being part of the selected delegates to attend these international exhibitions, starting with SXSW in March 2018.

To apply, interested parties are required to download and complete an application form  CLICK HERE .  Completed forms together with all the required documentations needs to be submitted via email to IMEXSA. This needs to be done on or before Tuesday the 15th of August 2017. Full details on what documents are required and where to submit them, are all on the website. Everything needs to be submitted electronically. For music samples, applicants should include online links to their artists music but can also send their CD’s to the IMEXSA’s offices. A valid tax clearance certificate is needed as part of the application package. It’s also the responsibility of each applicant to always have a valid tax clearance if requested. The application process could take up to six months and hence all applicants are advised to immediately apply for a new certificate if theirs expires. IMEXSA can at any stage of the application process request an applicant to resubmit a tax clearance if theirs has expired. Failure to submit an updated one could result in the application being declined. Successful applicants will be required to pay a registration fee of about R2000. They will also need to pay for their VISA applications and Travel Insurance. Only flights, accommodation, exhibition costs and conference registrations will be paid for the successful applicants.

Eligibility:

  • Music Companies (at least traded localy for more than 12 Months) 
  • Independent Artists with product released - original CD will be required.

Required Documents: 

 

  1.  Proof of registration of the enterprise in the form of CIPRO certificate if a CC or (Pty) Ltd  or A certified copy of your ID document in the case of a sole proprietor. 
  2. Valid Original Tax Clearance Certificate 
  3. CD (Please note that all applicants will be required to send us original final released product)
  4. Audited Financial Statements or bank statements of at least three months. 
  5. A valid/ copy of the passport of the representative of the firm to be travelling to the exhibition. 
  6. BEE Certificate 
  7. Application (Filled and Signed)
  8. Company profile (See attached Guide)  

Kind Regards
IMEXSA Team 

Friday March 9, 2018 TBA
Austin, Texas USA