Saturday 23rd Nov – Music Exchange Masterclass “Closing the deal” a master class with lawyer Barry Varkel

Date for the diary

Saturday 23rd Nov 10.30am to 12noon – Music Exchange Masterclass
“Closing the deal” a master class with lawyer Barry Varkel at Radisson RED V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

ticket link https://qkt.io/closingthedeal -R50.00

Areas to be covered will include:

1. Negotiations prior to the show/event/performance.

2. The function which email correspondence plays in the deal.

3. Resolving any contentious issues in the contract.

4. Getting to the bottom-line of the deal.

5. Signature of the contract.

6. Why it is necessary to have the contract witnessed.

7. What a 50% deposit means and what the parties’ respective roles and responsibilities are.

8. What happens if the balance of funds is not paid prior to the event and other things which could go wrong.

9. The meaning of putting a co-contracting party to terms.

10. Taking legal action and how one would proceed to enforce legal rights.

11. The supply of a legal contract for attendees

12 Mex19 attendees get in for Free -please bring your lanyard to qualify for this

Heinrich Frans and his band at Radisson Red this Saturday 12 Oct

The fantastic Heinrich Frans and his 4 piece band will be at Radisson Red this Saturday night 12 October 2019
Soul and beautiful jazz melodies will be on offer

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Celebrated singer/songwriter CANDICE PILLAY to fly in from LA for MEX19 (Music Exchange 2019)

MUSIC EXCHANGE (#MEX19), South Africa’s only entertainment-economy-focused conference, returns to Cape Town for the ninth time from 13 to 15 September 2019 at the impressive Radisson Red Hotel at the V &A Waterfront.

As part of what has become a highly anticipated Cape Town annual imbizo, MEX, well known and respected for delivering the very best and relevant players in the global music economy, has done it again in welcoming Candice Pillay at this year’s gathering.

Candice will be speaking on Sunday 15th at 11am

Born and raised in Pietermaritzburg, Pillay has come a long way from her humble KZN roots.

Working with iconic names in the music industry, Pillay has added her genius to tracks made famous by the likes of Dr. Dre, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dog, Rihanna, Christina Aguilera, Schoolboy Q, Timberland, Anderson. Paak, Tinie Tempah and Calvin Harris.

Today she is well installed and celebrated in Los Angeles, California, as a revered singer and seminal songwriter.

As one of MEX19’s Sunday keynote speakers, Pillay will deliver an address that investors in the South African and bigger global music economy will truly benefit from being in attendance.
Better news still for followers and fans of Pillay’s lyrical and vocal prowess is that she’s set to release her next album, along with tour dates in 2020, all while continuing to co-produce, write, and redefine artist development with many up and coming artists around the world.

“Securing the calibre of Candice Pillay is a coupe for MEX19, and the greater South African music community,” MEX19 convener, Martin Myers celebrates. “We are truly excited and humbled to have her share her journey and impart invaluable, real-life learnings with all MEX19 attendees.”

Candice Pillay’s discography includes:

Dr. Dre
“Genocide” (ft. Dr Dre, Candice Pillay, Kendrick Lamar & Marsha Ambrosius)
“One Shot One Kill” (ft. Snoo Dogg, John Connor)
“Medicine Man” (ft. Dr Dre, Eminem, Candice Pillay & Anderson Paak)
“Intro” (Vocals)
School Boy Q
“Groovy Tony”
“Eddie Cane”
“Ride Out”
“Whatever You Want” (School Boy Q ft. Candice Pillay)
“By Any Means”
“Big Body”

Rihanna
“Cockiness (Love It)”
“American Oxygen”

Christina Aguilera
“Lotus”
“Make The World Move”
“Cease Fire”
“Circles”
“Best of Me”
“Shut Up”
“ Light Up the Sky”

Tinie Tempa
“Don’t Sell Out” (ft. Candice Pillay)
“Witch Doctor” (ft. Candice Pillay)
FarEast Movement
“F-VR” (ft. Candice Pillay)
Sevyn Streeter
“Consistent”
Dumblonde
“You Got Me”
“Eyes On Horizon”
“Remember Me”
“Tender Green Life”
“Love Blind”
“Yellow Canary”
“White Lightning”
“Waiting On You”
“Take Away”
“Carry On”

Stage and recording artist icon, David Kramer confirmed and he will deliver the keynote address at MEX19

MUSIC EXCHANGE (#MEX19), South Africa’s only entertainment-economy-focused conference, returns to Cape Town for the ninth time from 13 to 15 September 2019 at the impressive Radisson Red Hotel at the V &A Waterfront.
Stage and recording artist icon, David Kramer has confirmed he will deliver the keynote address at MEX19.

Famous for his Broadway and West End exports, Kat & The Kings, District 6 and the upcoming Danger In the Dark production debuting at The Baxter in Cape Town from 11 October, MEX19 is set to be a weekend of note.

Music Exchange was also honoured and recognised by the Western Cape Government for its contribution to Arts and Culture in March; and this year’s conference will have an overarching theme of “rights “.
Starting on Friday 13 September, at 2pm, MEX19 will officially open with the Composers, Authors and Publishers Association (Capasso), before moving onto the South African Performance Rights Association (SAMPRA), as well as the South African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) – all three major collecting agencies in the country – who will share the podium at the country’s only annual conference that seeks to empower South Africa’s entertainment economy.

Over the following two days, attending delegates can look forward to more than 19 talks and panels over the three day emersion. All with the aim of empowering each with practical knowledge to apply to their careers.

Other highlights include:

· MEX19 keynote speaker, David Kramer

· CEO of Just Music, Charles Kuhn, and Head of A&R Matthew Fink

· Lance Stehr , Head of Muthland Records

· Steve Werner, Station Manager at KFM

· Sotiris Moldovanos at music streaming service, Deezer

· Music reality show panel , hosted by RJ Benjamin, along with:
Paxton Fielies – Idols 2017 Winner
Lize Mynhardt – Idols 2014 Second runner up
Robin Pieters – TVSA 2016 Round 5 contender
Sasha-Lee – Idols 2009 Joint winner
PJ Twins – TVSA 2019 Top 5 finalist, SA Got Talent runner up
Amy Tsjasink – TVSA 2019 Semi-finalist
Elwira Standili – Idols 2015 Top 8 Finalist
David Januari – X-Factor SA 2014 winning group ‘Four’

With MUSIC EXCHANGE now well-and-truly established and respected – thanks to the incredible support from some of the world’s biggest names in production, song writing, composition, management, PR, digital strategy and live performance – MEX19 is excited to announce more of the same in the build up to its biggest weekend yet.

City of Cape Town’s Zahid Badroodien, Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services and Health, says, “As a host city and a proud sponsor of the Music Exchange conference, the City is really looking forward to welcoming the delegates and the participants to the world’s leading festival and event destination. Cape Town has a diverse musical offering and it’s the perfect place to host an event which celebrates musical diversity.

This event will also provide an a platform to young up and coming artists through coaching clinics, as well as developmental workshops ,and the City is always proud to support initiatives that provide opportunities to our residents.”

Martin Myers, founder and convenor of the conference, remarked, “This year MEX is delighted to have the key decision makers of some of the most important music bodies in South Africa attending”.
Artists include Chad Saaiman and MEX chairperson, the legend Sipho Mabuse. Booking agents and promoters Nikki Froneman, Jarrod Aston , Lesley Wells, Craig Parks and Lauren Parks will also be sharing their knowledge, along with community radio specialist Selwyn Bartlett. MEX19 will also welcome back longstanding partners Paul Bothner Music to the fold.

Digital monetisation and understanding your rights, be it legal (including what a proper legal contract looks like and how to navigate the small claims court), or rights in the digital economy, all also will be unpacked, demystified and opportunities explored at MEX19.

With more speakers and events to be announced over the coming week, in the build-up to MEX19, follow us on Facebook to get breaking announcements, as they happen.

Whether you’re an established or ambitious young artist, publicist, producer, DJ, manager, venue owner, record label, agency or corporate brand looking to gain invaluable insight and learning’s every delegate can actively apply and benefit from, MEX19 is the creative hub responsible for bringing it all together.

Limited delegates tickets for MEX19 are available now through Quicket.

Full conference tickets, for all days, cost R500 including lunch on Saturday and Sunday

17 May 2019 Double Joy with MOREIRA CHONGUIÇA in Cape Town on Saturday 25 May -(Africa Day) A Ma ster class and a Performance

Multi-award-winning MOREIRA CHONGUIÇA is a celebrated jazz musician born and currently based in Mozambique. He is a saxophonist, ethnomusicologist, producer, composer, and marketing conceptualist.

Moreira attended the University of Cape Town to further his music studies, graduating from the South African College of Music with a degree in jazz performance. He also holds an honors degree in Ethnomusicology (cum laude).

Earlier this year Moreira was presented with the Medal of Merit: Arts and Letters from the Governor of City of Maputo on behalf of the Mozambican Government for his contribution to this field in Mozambique.

Moreira was also invited by UNESCO to attend the International Jazz Day celebrations in Addis Ababa including performing with Dr Mulatu Astatke and the opening of the conference on World Press Freedom Day at the African Union Headquarters.

Now on Saturday 25th May at the Radisson Red Hotel situated at the V &A Waterfront Moreira will present a master class in Conjunction with Music Exchange and the Western Cape Government Arts and Culture Department on the “How to understand your leverage and Branding as an artist –Starts at 10.30 am till 12 noon –tickets from Quicket or the door

Then latter that evening at 8.30pm at the Norval Foundation situated at 4 Steenberg Road Tokai Moreira will have his show.

Moreira hasseven award-winning, globally informed and celebrated albums – he is blazing a trail from his east-African roots to the world.

Exposed to and inspired by the likes of Miles Davis, Fela Kuti, Percy Sledge and Manu Dibango, Moreira’s energetic contemporary rhythmic compositions have garnered applause across all six continents.

His unique sound, technical agility and ingenuity on the alto and soprano saxophone, coupled with passionate stage performance captivate audiences universally.

Moreira’s band comprises some of South and Southern Africa’s hottest young jazz musicians. He handpicks his band dependent on the event and occasion.

Tickets cost R220 or R150 depending on the type of chair you’d like to reserve. The show starts at 8:30PM, with a dinner before the show at 6:00PM.

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

Chad Alexander who will help his long time friend RJ Benjamin put together an evening of neo soul and R&B at Radisson Red on Saturday 4th May 2019

Chad has an impressive body of work having worked with artists including RJ Benjamin, Ziyon, Donald ProVerb, Bongi Mavuyana Zola 7 Pebbles Nothende, Kabelo & Zwai Bala (TKZee)

I spoke to him last week :

When are you happiest?

To be honest, I’m happiest on stage making music and performing to people.

What does music mean to you?

Music has become my life. One can say music is life, but it’s the one thing that has taught me so much about people and about myself.

What is the most enjoyable aspect of your work?

The fact that I can work with amazing musicians and artists and be creative in the music industry. So in essence, music is all about people, and what I love basically is that I can work with people, create something beautiful… and create lasting friendships and lasting business relationships.

What drives you…? Ego or Humility?

Definitely humility. I was raised in a home with a verse that has been our daily bread over the years that says… “Whoever exalts (praises) himself shall be humbled; and whoever humbles himself shall be raised to honor Matthew 23:12

Any funny moments on stage?

One time I set my keyboard up with its stand… and while playing, the keyboard stand gave in and the keyboard and the stand fell directly onto the top of me feet and there was absolutely no way I could be cool about it…

Your heroes?

I know its going to sound cheesy, but by far… my mother, Philanthea Alexander… a single mother who successfully raised her three sons. She always put us first and who was my practical example of what true sacrifice and dedication is all about. She passed on… 21 June 2016, and everything I am today and what I’ve achieved is because of her dedication to me as a mother and loving mom who sacrificed everything so I could succeed in life.

Which living person do you admire most and why?

Ryan Leslie… he’s an international musician and artist, producer and business mogul who silently and sometimes quite prominently goes about his business of making great music despite the lack of attention and spot light from the general music industry. I admire the work ethic and the fact that he functions on a Dymaxian sleep pattern, where he sleeps for 3hrs everyday with one 30 minute nap… which I find pretty incredible.

What is your most treasured possession?

This is a super tough question… because I have a few. Most people would think I would say my piano because I’m a pianist, but I’m going to have to go with my Yamaha Steel String Silent Guitar.

It’s your round what are you drinking?

Well Martin as you know…I don’t drink at all. Never gone down that road. So if it were my round, I would proudly scream PASSION FRUIT AND LEMONADE ON ME!!!!!

Dream gig to do?

To perform with my favorite band of all time… FourPlay

What makes you stand out?

I would have to say my white Roland FP4 Electric Piano I’ve been playing on for around 12 years now. It has become apart of my brand as a musician. I would also say that I’ve worked very hard on developing my own sound as a musician, pianist, guitarist, bassist, producer etc. So basically I don’t sound like anyone you’ll ever come across, at least I hope so!

Nicknames?

Over my 10-12 year career, the people have given me the name The Chad… I think it has something to do with the movie Charlie’s Angels.

If you were not a musician what would you do?

I would do a few things, open up a restaurant, be a photographer. I also wanted to be an artist (as in painter) or a cartoonist.

Pick five words to describe yourself?

Complex. Funny. Spiritual. Caring. Reliable

Greatest Movie Ever Made?

Nacho Libre…. without a doubt!

What song changed your life?

A Quiet Place- written by Ralph Carmichael and performed by Take 6….

Who do you love?

Not sure who this refers to but I’m going to go with…My Family and friends

What is your favorite word?

Enigma

Favorite Fashion Garment

I’m torn between a good blazer and a good pair of Levi Jeans

Give us some real proper slang and what it means

“Awe Ma Se Kind”- indirect translation would be “Hey there, mothers child” but the correct colloquial laments interpretation, means…”Hey there, brother/sister from another mother”

Top of your bucket list?

Always wanted to stay in Beijing for one year.

Your greatest achievement?

Musically directing two seasons of a television music show called Stripped Down on Channel O and Vuzu on DSTV

What do you complain about most often?

Poor Service in South Africa…

What is your fear?

Being left out at sea or dropped in the middle of the Amazon jungle.

Happiness is?

A simple comfortable life spent doing what you love with people you love.

On stage I tend to?

Zone out and I become another version of myself most people don’t get to encounter.

If you are walking on stage for a keynote speech alla Barak Obama what song would you use and why?

Ah Yeah by Robert Glasper featuring Musiq Soulchild and Chrisette Michele. Why…firstly it has three of my favorite artists in it and it’s just a smooth sexy track…

The best life lesson you have been taught

As I said earlier… “Whoever exalts (praises) himself shall be humbled; and whoever humbles himself shall be raised to honor Matthew 23:12.

Where would you like to be right now?

Beijing

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Exciting to be attending Malta Jazz Festival Launch for 2019

This will be exciting today -Music Exchange has been invited to the Launch of the 2019 Malta Jazz Festival

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