Mos Def (Grammy nominated Hip Hop Artist and Multi Award Winning Actor to deliver the Key Note Address at Music Exchange) MUSIC EXCHANGE – South Africa’s premier music, film and entertainment programme returns to Cape Town City Hall, on the 7 and 8 March 2014, and this year the list of guest speakers is filled with nothing shy of true heavyweight material.
Music Exchange’s latest coupe is the inclusion of Mos Def (aka Yasiin Bey) who will open this year’s forty-eight hour investment in our entertainment economy. Music Exchange is expanding its traditional music focus to include film and entertainment, by securing the attendance of Mos Def -aka Yasiin Bey, who has successfully crossed over from music into film thanks to acclaimed roles in The Italian Job, Def Poetry, 16 Blocks, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Dexter, among others.
South African-born film score composer Dr Trevor Jones, who has carved out a successful career in Hollywood and composed over 120 projects for film and television returns as Music Exchange board member this time. Delegates can look forward to the renowned composer and mentor presenting a talk on his collaborations with the likes of Irish super group U2 and Sinéad O’Conner.
The inclusion of Germany’s World Economic Forum awarded Global Leader for Tomorrow recipientTim Renner, will deliver global insights and cement its reputation as the critically important, game-changing event that it’s clearly become. Tim Renner, who is also Managing Director of Motor Music has developed artists such as Rammstein, Portishead and 2Pac. Rammstein album “Sehnsucht” sold more than 500.000 copies in Germany. In the US it sold more than 1 Million copies which made the album to the most famous German speaking album of all time.
This year will also include the launch of the remix of Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse song “Jive Soweto recorded nearly30 Years ago by International Electronic Dance Music (EDM) UK pioneer Charles Webster.
He returns to Music Exchange under the ADMT (African Dance Music & Technology) hat and will host a 2 day intense workshop and interactive sessions by 2 world class DJ/producers; Charles Webster from the UK (Defected, Miso, Foliage, House Afrika, Freerange amongst many others) and CapeTown’s Dino Michael (Good Hope FM, DJ Syndicate, Motherland Distribution, Defenders of the Deepetc.) A remix competition for attendees to remix one of Charles Webster’s tracks was held last year at the ADMT Electronic Dance Music workshop,the winner will have his remixes released worldwide the week before the 2014edition of ADMT
Panel discussions will draw on the expertise of industry heavyweights, Benjy Mudie, Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse, AKA, Jimmy Nevis, Sophia Foster , R J Benjamin ; Vicky Sampson, Auriol Hays , Estelle Kokot, PJ Powers ; Roeshdien Jazz and Selim Kajee, as well as Mozambican jazz musician Moreira Chonguica.
“Music Exchange is essential for anyone in the industry who wants to connect with the correct stakeholders – be it in electronic dance music, digital trends, entering the live music scene or learning how to generate new income streams,” explains Chairperson Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse. The diversity of topics is truly inclusive and global, delivered by influential thought leaders.
Another Industry first will be a speed networking session where every delegate will have the opportunity to share 5 minutes with their top 10 and get connected to the single most powerful entertainment assembly yet.
Music Exchange extends itself even further by hosting quarterly workshops and Master Classes throughout the year explains Founder of Music Exchange Martin Myers. What does the future hold for the entertainment industry? Find out by booking for this vital window on the local and global entertainment economy, at Computicket, Shoprite and Checkers outlets nationwide.
Visit www.computicket.com or call 0861 915 8000. Tickets cost R220 for a single day’s access to Music Exchange 2014, or R400 for the full two-day event.
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For more information contact: Martin Myers
Mobile: +27 083 448 4475