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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, including RISA and SAMRO.”


Saturday, 1 Sept -THIS IS THE SCHEDULE FOR DAY 1


Sun Square – Gardens, Mill Street Cape Town

8:30 to 9:30

REGISTRATION

9:30

Welcome by poet SIPHOKAZI JONAS

9:45

SAMRO presentation – MANQOBA KUBHEKHA -The future of music for composers and what SAMRO is doing to build that future.

10:15

RISA presentation from NHLANLA SIBISI (CEO) on the role of I.P in the recording industry

Recording Industry of South Africa – RISA

10:45

MARK MURDOCH from Mahogany Creative (London) speaking on ‘Mahogany Creative’

11.15

BEN OLDFIELD Vice President at THE ORCHARD (Paris) speaking on ‘The New Musical Treasure Hunt’

12.00

JOOX South Africa – COO –THABIET ALLIE

Presentation on their streaming service and how we assist South African artists 

12.30

LUNCH

13:30

DIGITAL PANEL – JOOX South Africa, DEEZER, THE ORCHARD – What is DIGITAL?

Moderated by BRADLEY SHAW

15.00

STEVE WERNER (PROGRAM MANAGER FROM KFM) Radio in the digital age, music and coaching high profile personalities and teams, all whilst keeping a keen eye on commercial interests and success of the business

15.30

DAVID ALEXANDER (C.E.O SHEER PUBLISHING)

If you are not synching your music, you are not winning!

16:00

RJ BENJAMIN – Musician

Sixteen years in the business and what I have learnt

16:30

SIPHO “HOTSTIX” MABUSE – Questions to the legend

17:00

CHRISTIAN WRIGHT – (Abbey Road –London)

Getting it right

17:30

 Networking session with all speakers

18:30

PERFORMANCE RJ BENJAMIN AND CHAD ALEXANDER


Thanks to extraordinary partnerships and key relationships, MEX18 also welcomes Abbey Rd Studio’s CHRISTIAN WRIGHT to the fold. Christian’s mastered many award-winning Number One albums for the likes of Ed Sheeran, Keane, Franz Ferdinand, Blur, and Gabrielle Aplin, along with soundtracks to movies (Gravity, Prince Of Persia, The Master) from both sides of the Atlantic.


Another exciting first-time inclusion to the line-up is Mahogany’s MARK MURDOCH. As the founder and owner of one of the world’s most exciting YouTube channels (Mahogany Sessions), Mark is a true digital native who mow curates multiple music platforms that boast more than 580 000 active subscribers.


Based in London, Mark will fly in to deliver one of this year’s keynote address, as well as host a rare masterclass. Not only will he unpack his journey in music over the past decade from Vodafone’s Omniphone music platform, through to supporting global brands in bridging the musical divide, he’ll share invaluable insights into his brand’s extraordinary and stratospheric success.


“I am honoured and equally excited to share and immerse myself in what’s coming out of South Africa,” Mark says. “It’s an incredibly exciting time for artists, producers, everyone who’s plugged into taking music to the world. Mahogany’s success is testament to that.”


Digital monetisation in the new music economy, through to masterclasses dedicated to key disciplines, MEX18 will once again offer it all.



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, MEX18 is the creative hub responsible for bringing it all together.



MEX18 will be hosted at two amazing venues over two days.


The impressive Academy Of Sound Engineering studio complex, in District 6, as well as Sun Square Cape Town Gardens situated in Mill Street over the jam-packed two-day imbizo.


Limited delegates tickets for MEX18 are available now through Quicket.

One-day tickets cost R300. Full conference tickets, for both days, cost R500.


For booking details, and more information, go to: http://www.musicexchange.co.za

When and where?



sun square gardens
Jasper Street
Oranjezicht
Cape Town
South Africa
8001

Runs from Sat 01 Sep 2018 at 9:30 AM

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