Music Exchange masterclass : Sponsorship for artists & events and what is retail radio ,Sat 28 July

Sponsorship for artists & events and what is retail radio.

Two big topics being covered :

1) Sponsorship for artists & events with Darren Sandras from One Eyed Jack

• Creating a proposal to get sponsorship, key things to include, tips on design, who to target

• Negotiating fees

• Managing a campaign and deliverables

• Tips for reporting, meetings and contracts

• Case studies on great brand / artist collaborations

• Any PR related tips to amplify a partnership

2) What is retail radio with Benito Vergotine

• What is retail radio?

• How artists can access this platform in South Africa

There will be plenty of time for Q&A’s at the end of each session.

Date: Saturday, 28 July 2018

Venue: Paul Bothner Music, Plumstead

Time: 10h30 to 12h45

Cost: R50.00 for tickets purchased online or R70.00 at the door

Enquiries: 021 761 4828 – Paul Bothner Music, Plumstead

Fostering Fever, spearheaded by Sophia Foster at the Artscape Arena Theatre on 20 and 21 July 2018

Fostering Fever, spearheaded by Sophia Foster, will showcase 12 young artists backed by a young seven-piece band at the Artscape Arena Theatre on 20 and 21 July 2018.

Each act in Fostering Fever will present their creative journey in the face of challenging odds. These are real-life stories

This Fostering Fever empowerment initiative includes the first-hand retelling of real-life stories of each artist, depicting what happens in their neighbourhoods.

Mentored by Sophia Foster, one of South Africa’s entertainment pioneers, the cast will present two performances guided by Sophia and musical director Celeste Williams.

Celeste has worked with Loyiso, Emo Adams, Soli Philander, Alistair Izobell and Gloria Bosman. She has also collaborated with Josh Groban, Diana Ross, Michael Bublé and Foreigner. Her TV work has included being the anchor for Lieriekeraai.

Sophia Foster will feature in the show as the catalyst who opened the door to mentor and train these young performers through her foundation, The Fostering Foundation. She will share the stage with her students in showcasing their journey and the development of their talent.

Actor Jody Abrahams has thrown his support behind the foundation and will direct the show. Abraham’s began his professional acting career in the role of Broertjie in David Kramer and Taliep Petersen’s District Six – The Musical and worked for almost two years on this show, including a tour to Johannesburg and finally Edinburgh. Other roles include Kat and the Kings, Poison, Ghoema and Second Time Around.

Through the involvement of the Fostering Foundation in the Youth Jazz Festival, held in March 2018 at Steenberg High School, Sophia auditioned singers and dancers. Out of that experience, a group of girl dancers were enrolled into The Fostering Foundation and will appear as part of the Fostering Fever showcase.

The band members were sourced through the Celeste Williams development project, which is focused on the development of previously disadvantaged young musicians of the Western Cape.

“Local support is fundamental in providing a platform for the development of our youth within the arts. We need to ensure that the talent of our kids is encouraged, appreciated and showcased whenever the opportunity arises,” Sophia Foster adds. “We are truly grateful for the opportunity that Artscape has afforded us enabling dreams to turn into reality through the Fostering Foundation Initiative.”

What: Fostering Fever
Where: Artscape Arena Theatre
When: 20, 21 July 2018 at 8pm
Fostering Fever tickets Artscape: R120 each

Info: Martin Myers martmyers

MASTERCLASS on Sat 23rd June with 3 great speakers : How to get your music talked about using print, social media and JOOX


1) The Business of Music with Thabiet Allie (COO) from JOOX Music

• How JOOX works for YOU the South African Artist

• How does the platform work and how do you engage with the platform

2) Talking about Media (magazines and daily press) with Jason Curtis

• Moment of truth: What’s your unique selling point and is it truly marketable?

• Moment of action: Where do you go to tell people that? Does traditional media have a place in your future?

• Moment of growth: How to attract and build your own audiences and communities

3) Social Media with Candice Mills from Socialbuzz SA

• Establishing your brand – treating your social media assets as business assets

• Choosing your platforms

• Tips on content

• The importance of engaging with your fan base

• When & how to use hashtags

• Tools to help you manage your profiles more easily.

There will be plenty of time for Q&A’s at the end of each session.

Date: Saturday, 23 June 2018
Venue: Paul Bothner Music Claremont
Time: 10h30 to 12h45
Cost: R50.00 for tickets purchased online at Quicket or R70.00 at the door
Enquiries: 021 674 4030 – Paul Bothner Music Claremont

Masterclass with RJ Benjamin -Understanding your voice Saturday 2 June

Masterclass with RJ Benjamin -Understanding your voice Saturday 2 June at Paul Bothners Claremont

RJ has vocal coached some of SA top talent ovet the years

Using various video’s as well as diagrams this masterclass will help singers, musicians, choir masters and really anybody fascinated with singing to better understand their voice as well as understand everybody else’s.

How vocal sound is created (Footage will be used to assist in the explanation of this)

How breathing affects sound creation (Several breathing exercises will be used and a few volunteers will be required to show examples)
Why our voices are unique

Vocal range and registers (This is particularly important in teaching singers to know and understand their vocal range and how singing outside of this can cause serious damage and be detrimental to a singing career, Footage will be used to assist in the explanation of this)

Warm up sequence (the attendees will do a standard warmup sequence)

Explanation of Vocal Pedagogy (methodology) and which ones to avoid.

Vocal health (this will include advice on how to keep your vocal chords as healthy as possible as well as some footage showing vocal damage particularly in the form of nodules)

Q & A

Date: Saturday, 2 June 2018

Venue: Paul Bothner Music Claremont

Time: 10:30am to 12:30am

Cost: R50.00 for tickets purchased online or R70.00 at the door

Enquiries: 021 674 4030 – Paul Bothner Music Claremont

9th SAMA NOMINATION FOR MOREIRA CHONGUIÇA

Morestar Entertainment, the recording label for the superb ‘collaboration album’, M & M; MOREIRA CHONGUIÇA & MANU DIBANGO, is proud to announce that the album has been nominated for a South African Music Award in the category Best African Artist Album

Released in 2017 after 5 years in the making, the album pays homage to great jazz standards close to the hearts of Mozambican saxophonist, Chonguiça and Cameroonian saxophonist, Dibango.

“I am honoured that this album has been recognised by the South African music industry. M & M has once again showed the power of collaboration. It was such a privilege to record side by side with one of Africa’s greatest musicians and it is an experience that I will cherish forever”, says Moreira.

“This was a special experience for me working with a musician who is not only a fellow saxophonist but also my friend. Despite our age difference, we have many similarities in our styles of music. I enjoyed the opportunity of re-arranging US standards and giving them an African twist. We must not forget where we come from, our heritage, our soul. The roots of jazz are in Africa” says the legendary Manu Dibango.

Recorded in France at Ferber Studios in Paris, and mastered in Cape Town at Milestone Studios, this album has received widespread acclaim.

This will be Moreira Chonguica’s 9th SAMA nomination. Previous nominations include – The Moreira Project Vol 1: The Journey nominated for Best Instrumental, Best Contemporary Jazz Album and Best Producer which went on to win; The Moreira Project Vol 2: Citizen of the World, nominated for Best Contemporary Jazz, Best Producer and Best Album Packaging and went on to win Best Contemporary Jazz Album and Best Album Packaging and Khanimambo was nominated for Best Engineer and Best African Adult Album.

M & M: Moreira Chonguica & Manu Dibango, was also nominated for an AFRIMA award in 2017.

Moreira will be joining Manu Dibango at the Africa Festival in Wurtzburg, Germany in May 2018.

Moreira has also spoken at Music Exchange MEX (the music conference is now its 8th year this year to be held on 1 and 2 Sept in Cape Town ) and he has been a keynote speaker for a number of years along with his manager Lesley Wells.

Pictured below is Martin Myers convenor of Mex and Moreira

 

This Sat 7th Masterclass with David Alexander CEO of Sheer Publishing -See poster for details

How to make money from writing songs with David Alexander CEO of Sheer Publishing Africa -7 April


How to make money from writing songs
Masterclass with David Alexander CEO of Sheer Publishing Africa

Areas that will be focused on include:

• So you wrote a song and it’s now on the radio – how do you get paid?

• How do you get the song onto a TV programme or a film or even better – a commercial?

• How much does that pay?

• How long does it take for the money to arrive in your account? What happens if it lands up on the Internet?

• Who is supposed to look after all of these things for you as a writer?

Come and hear David Alexander explain the workings of the music publishing business and how you need to protect yourself in a world where the digitisation of everything is leading to a reduction in earnings for songwriters all over the world.

David will be available to answer any questions you may have about the music publishing business – including how you could get your song onto the next Black Panther

Date: Saturday, 7 April 2018

Venue: Paul Bothner Music Claremont


Time: 10:30am to 12:30am


Cost: R50.00 for tickets purchased online VIA Quicket or R70.00 at the door


Enquiries: 021 674 4030 – Paul Bothner Music Claremont

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