Call to radio in South Africa

Have a look at the attached letter and let us know what you think please
Special thanks to KFM who have started playing 2 hours of SA music every night from 10 -12 midnight

Music Exchange would love you thoughts and we hope more radio stations follow KFM’s example

HEART TOP 40 OF 2015

Peter Gene Hernandez had the number 1 song this year on Heart FM -(thats Bruno Mars if you don’t know )

What is concerning is only 2 SA songs on the Top 40 for 2015 -Surely the music produced out of SA can’t be that bad ,think RJ Benjamin ,Nathi and many more acts

HEART TOP 40 OF 2015
POS ARTIST TITLE PEAK POS WEEKS AT PEAK WOC WEEK’S IN TOP 5
1 Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars Uptown Funk 1 6 21 9
2 Empire Cast feat. Jussie Smollett You’re So Beautiful 1 5 16 11
3 Selena Gomez The Heart Want What It Wants 1 4 18 7
4 Meghan Trainor feat. John Legend Like I’m Gonna Lose You 1 3 22 10
5 The Weeknd Can’t Feel My Face 1 3 17 9
6 Ellie Goulding Love Me Like You Do 1 3 15 8
7 Jason Derulo Want To Want Me 1 3 24 6
8 Ed Sheeran Thinking Out Loud 1 3 14 6
9 R.City feat. Adam Levine Locked Away 1 3 14 6
10 Silento Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) 1 3 10 5
11 Adele Hello 1 3 8 5
12 Nick Jonas Jealous 1 2 23 7
13 OMI Cheerleader 1 2 17 7
14 Maroon 5 Sugar 1 2 21 6
15 Natalie La Rose feat. Jeremih Somebody 1 1 28 6
16 Iggy Azalea feat. Jennifer Hudson Trouble 1 1 21 6
17 Justin Bieber What Do You Mean 1 1 13 5
18 Maroon 5 Feelings 1 1 10 5
19 Justin Bieber Sorry 1 1 7 5
20 Chris Brown Zero 1 1 11 4
21 Pitbull feat. Chris Brown Fun 2 3 18 7
22 Ariana Grande One Last time 2 2 23 7
23 Jimmy Nevis 7764 2 2 21 5
24 Adam Lambert Ghost Town 2 2 17 4
25 Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth See You Again 2 2 14 3
26 Flo Rida feat. Robin Thicke & Verdine White I Don’t Like It, I Love It 2 1 23 11
27 Jeremih feat Y.G Don’t Tell ‘Em 2 1 27 5
28 Jess Glynne Hold My Hand 2 1 24 5
29 Maroon 5 This Summer 2 1 18 3
30 Sam Smith Writing’s On The Wall 2 1 11 3
31 Four7 feat. Tiffany J’Adore 2 1 15 2
32 OMI Hula Hoop 2 1 10 1
33 Taylor Swift Blank Space 3 2 22 8
34 Disclosure feat. Sam Smith Omen 3 1 15 8
35 Timo ODV feat. Sarah Jackson Save Me 3 1 17 3
36 Shekhina feat. Kyle Deutsch Back To The Beach 4 2 14 3
37 Meghan Trainor Dear Future Husband 4 1 22 3
38 Jess Glynne Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself 4 1 21 3
39 Charlie Wilson feat. Snoop Dogg Infectious 4 1 20 1
40 Charlie Puth feat. Meghan Trainor Marvin Gaye 4 1 16 1

Selection of photos from MYERS FAMILY 2015 a great year and most important my daughter Casey turned 15

a Selection of pics from the Myers family for 2015 -Thank you for a great year especially my wife and daughter who support me unconditionally and my friends who always see a positive outcome. -THANK YOU

Cape Town becomes new SA home of World Sevens Series for next 4 years

The South African Rugby Union (SARU) announced on Friday that the SA leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series would be moving to Cape Town for four years from December.

The Cape Town Sevens will join a host of new and iconic venues on the Series circuit – which has already added Sydney and Vancouver to its schedule – with the full line-up of host cities and dates to be confirmed by World Rugby (formerly the IRB) in due course.

The Cape Town Sevens will be played at the Cape Town Stadium following an agreement between SARU and the City Council. The Western Province Rugby Union was kept informed of the discussions by SARU and has pledged their support.

“World Rugby wanted global iconic destinations to showcase the new Olympic sport of Rugby Sevens and a world-class stadium, in a world-class city in the shadow of a World Heritage site in Table Mountain provides exactly that,” said Jurie Roux, CEO of SARU.

SARU CEO Jurie Roux and City of Cape Town Executive Mayor Patricia de Lille Pic: Ashley Vlotman

“We enjoyed our stay in George and more recently in Port Elizabeth where we were able to grow the event with the help of the Municipality and the support of the Eastern Province Rugby Union and Eastern Cape fans and we thank them for that. But as the World Sevens Series has grown – and with it the requirements and the expectations – so we needed to go to the next level and Cape Town allows us to do that.

“Cape Town is sports-mad and their crowds frequently top the attendance charts in SA and it is a rugby city. The Fan Walk to the stadium and the proximity of entertainment areas such as the V&A Waterfront are an added bonus and will capture and amplify the unique vibe of Sevens Rugby. It also has the added advantage from World Rugby’s perspective of numerous direct international flights and significant hotel capacity, which will ease some of the logistical issues.”

World Rugby Chairman Bernard Lapasset said: “With excitement increasing ahead of Rio 2016, the World Rugby Sevens Series is going from strength to strength, proving a hit with fans, broadcasters and sponsors around the globe with its winning blend of compelling and competitive action, global destinations and festival atmosphere.

“The South Africa Sevens has been at the heart of the success story and we are delighted to be extending our partnership with SARU as a Series host. We have enjoyed 13 successful years at Port Elizabeth (four) and George (nine) and the move to Cape Town reflects the ever-increasing interest and success of Sevens in South Africa.

“Cape Town is one of the world’s iconic cities – a major tourism and sporting destination that has proven to be an exceptional and warm host. Its inclusion within a stellar World Rugby Sevens Series schedule is exciting for fans around the world.

“I am confident that the South Africa Sevens in Cape Town will inspire new audiences and participants and contribute to the continued strong growth of rugby in South Africa and around the world.

“The confirmation of Cape Town as World Rugby’s preferred destination was completed following SARU’s entering into an arrangement with the City of Cape Town over the use of the Cape Town Stadium as the home of SA Sevens,” said Lapasset.

“We are very excited that, as from December, Cape Town will be hosting the South African leg of the World Sevens Series for the next four years. Sporting events play a major role in our vision of becoming the events capital of Africa,” said the Executive Mayor of Cape Town, Patricia de Lille.

“We are therefore especially honoured to be the new hosts of this event, and I would like to thank the South African Rugby Union (SARU) and World Rugby for giving us this opportunity.”

The Executive Mayor added: “The Cape Town Stadium has become a beacon of inclusivity within our city, and it is only fitting that this iconic venue play host to an event that unites people from across the world through their love of sport. Now, people will be coming to the Cape Town Stadium to share in their love for rugby as well.”

The Blitzboks and 15 other international teams will contest the SA tournament, whose title has been won by South Africa in the past two seasons.

December’s tournament in Port Elizabeth attracted a crowd of 63 000 over the two days of competition with that figure expected to be topped at the 55 000-capacity Cape Town stadium.

South Africa lead the current standings on the World Series with 93 points from New Zealand (88) and Fiji (86). The next tournament kicks off a week today in Hong Kong.

4 more shows added this week for Pops Mohamed & Dave Reynolds tour of Cape Town

What an amazing week -Sold out show across 3 venues in Cape Town for Pops Mohamed & Dave Reynolds .

They have added 4 more shows starting on Thursday 12 March and culminating in fantastic intimate house concert in Pinelands on Sunday 15th March at 3.30pm with special guest Auriol Hays

Pops Mohamed is SA’s leading indigenous-contemporary-crossover artist. A multi-instrumentalist, he plays kora (African harp), mbira (thumb piano), Khoisan Bow, and various percussion effects. He has released 37 albums in his career, won awards such as the ACT Lifetime Achievers, recorded and made movies with the Khoisan people in the Kalahari, and toured globally with performers such as Andreas Vollenweider and Baaba Maal. Recently Pops featured on the TV show 21 Icons

Dave Reynolds is SA’s leading steel-pan player, a SAMRO Award winning composer and acoustic guitarist. He has performed and recorded all over the world with Steve Newman, Hugh Masekela, the late Gito Baloi, Tony Cox, the late Sipho Gumede, Paul Hanmer and McCoy Mrubata.

Pops Mohamed and Dave Reynolds will be joined by is folk singer / bass player Sylvain Baloubeta for some of the concerts. He is the regular bassist for Neo Muyanga and the Frank Paco Ensemble.

Thurs 12 March

Kronendal Music Academy, Hout Bay

NGO providing music in Hout Bay

Public workshop / performance / master-class

Time: 3pm – 5pm

Tickets: R80

Book: At the door

With Pops Mohamed, Dave Reynolds & Sylvain Baloubeta

Friday 13 March

The Forge, Kalk Bay

Time: 8pm

Tickets: R 110 – Quicket

With Pops Mohamed, Dave Reynolds & Sylvain Baloubeta

Sun 15 March

House Concert

12 St Heliers Rd, Muizenberg

Brunch provided

Time: 10am

Tickets: R140 – Quicket

Sunday 15th March – PINELANDS in a private home

(near Howard Centre ) tickets R120.00 with special guest Auriol Hays

to book email martin or phone 083 448 4475

Been appointed to do pr for PP Arnold tour -Cape Town -March 2015

Been appointed to do pr for P P ARNOLD tour in March .

She gave us the KAFUNTA album with the hits ,The first cut is the deepest, Angel of the Morning, and a stunning cover of Eleanor Rigby and so many others.

Book Computicket

HEART : SA TOP 10 of 2014 – Proud to get our friend R J Benjamin into the Top 10

In June 2014 we had the honor of working and doing the pr for RJ Benjamin on his new single with CanSkylark called -“So High “.

On first listen the song was a hit -no doubt about it , but never did we expect it to spend 14 weeks on the charts like it did . The melody and mood of the song is bright and happy with a fabulous chorus . Diggy Bongz broke the song on his show.

The song is number at number 7 on the Heart 104.9fm Top 10 for 2014 ahead of the likes of Danny K and Mi Casa

SA TOP 10 of 2014
POS. ARTIST SONG TITLE PEAK WAP W.O.C.
1 Bo Seretsane Rise 1 7 21
2 Lloyd Cele feat. Casper Just Be Mine 1 7 13
3 Chad Saaiman Loving You Is Easy 1 4 16
4 Nathan Mayor feat. Justin Chalice Do It All 1 3 17
5 Kelly Fortuin Do You Know 1 3 12
6 DJ Clock feat. Beatenberg Pluto (Remember You) 1 2 15
7 RJ Benjamin & Can Skylark So High 1 2 14
8 Deslyn How 1 2 11
9 Sundae feat. Ashleigh Davids High On Life 1 2 15
10 Citizens Banned feat. Diggy Bongz The Liberation’s Over 1 2 10
Other Songs that Never made it into the Top 10
POS. ARTIST SONG TITLE PEAK WAP W.O.C.
11 Danny K Dream 1 2 15
12 Mi Casa Turn You On 1 2 13
13 Danny K feat Donald & Heavy K Personal Paradise (GoodLook Remix) 1 2 10
14 Tucan Tucan Sondela 1 2 13
15 Muzart Long Long Time 1 2 11
16 Mi Casa feat. Jimmy Nevis Feel The Love 1 2 9
17 Mi Casa Your Body 1 2 6
18 Chad Saaiman All On The Wall 1 1 12
19 Mario Ogle Wishing On A Star 1 1 11
20 Jonathan Rubain Reason To Smile 1 1 9

RJ Now has an EP out called the 5th Story which was released in Dec and is available on iTunes.

RJ will be back in Cape Town in January 2015 to appear at the CanSkylark album launch and will sing the duet live with Can.

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