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Music Business Insight

It’s been a while since I wrote a new piece regarding the Music Business. We have seen major changes in the local music industry, with Hip Hop outshining House as the most influential genre in youth culture. There’s also been more independent labels emerging and obviously a large number of new artists have also emerged … Continue reading

The Secret To Being A Good Artist Manager

A lot of people have been asking me for advice with regards to Artist Management, some are aspiring managers and some musicians looking for managers. So I then decided to share the little knowledge I know, through my experiences and what I’ve read writen by experts….. Well here’s my 2 cents worth advice to anyone … Continue reading

“DEEP HOUSE” HAS LOST ECONOMIC VALUE

It’s very difficult to define exactly what Deep House is, pioneers of house have their own definition, so do people in the streets, New school and old-school DJs. The genre gained much popularity in the US, Canada and the UK, then eventually dominated the South African radio charts, clubs and music stores. Pioneered by the … Continue reading

DO LOCAL MUSICIANS RESPECT THEIR FANS?

From my experience working with artists, these are some of the things I’ve identified and think local Musicians should take into consideration. I’m no Music Industry expert, I just have my own views and opinions that come from a good place with good intentions: * As a Musician, after identifying your target audience, you need … Continue reading

How Well Do Young Local Producers Understand Sound?

It has come to our attention that most young local producers lack an in-depth understanding of sound and how it’s fed into a song. This article is not to undermine anyone’s knowledge but merely to share little information on how to control sound transmitted to your ears. Music is universal but understood differently. This article … Continue reading

DEAR LOCAL PROMOTERS

DEAR LOCAL PROMOTERS: * There’s a difference between a DJ performance and a live performance…Please check the sound specs * If you’ve booked a live performer, please make sure your sound is proper&invest in clear mics * A quote doesn’t confirm a booking, pay the deposit and sign that agreement first, before advertising the event … Continue reading

Dear Local Promoters

DEAR LOCAL PROMOTERS: * There’s a difference between a DJ performance and a live performance…Please check the sound specs * If you’ve booked a live performer, please make sure your sound is proper&invest in clear mics * A quote doesn’t confirm a booking, pay the deposit and sign that agreement first, before advertising the event … Continue reading

To KWAITO With Love

Maybe the rest of the world doesn’t understand what you mean to us as young South Africans. Those who don’t understand you have mocked you, saying you lack lyrical content and you have a negative impact on us as the youth. They will never understand the joy we felt when we heard you at 7am … Continue reading

Why Are DJs So Arrogant??

-Djs are known to be driving forces behind parties and events -DJs are much more affordable than artists, they can perform for a longer period of time at a lesser fee compared to artists. -DJs are known to be cool and hip and women love and hate them at the same time. -DJs are sometimes … Continue reading

Avant Garde: VINTAGE LOUNGE

The APRIL edition is a lil bit bigger than all the other ones, we’ve increased the price just a lil’ bit, because for the first time ever, Soweto will be graced by the presence of legendary Producer/DJ, REELSOUL, all the way from the US.We promise to deliver an amazing experience, worth every money spent, so … Continue reading

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