Welcome to another edition of Beat Bulletin. Spring has sprung and in true form South Africa has been abuzz with a plethora of live music, arts and entertainment.
This is also a very important time for SAMRO, as we look forward to the upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) in November 2015. In this issue we focus on the call for SAMRO Board of Directors nominations. SAMRO members are invited to nominate their candidate of choice to serve on the SAMRO Board.
In celebration of Heritage month we profile an exciting new artist, David ‘Qadasi’ Jenkins a talented maskandi musician from Durban, who is fast taking the reins from the likes of the legendary Johnny Clegg in the world of indigenous isiZulu music.
We also caught up with one of the hottest hip-hop artists in South Africa at the moment, Reason. We chat to him about the importance of managing his brand as a business, the lessons learned since delving into the mainstream music game, to his thought provoking posts on social media.
As the temperature rises, more people will be looking to organise an event or a gig. In this issue we take a look at what it takes to organise an event and what one must do in order to ensure that it goes off without a glitch.
It’s that time again for the announcement of this year’s ImpACT Awards finalists and as one of the category sponsors, SAMRO was at the launch to support them all. Read on to find out what went down and who this year’s finalists are.
Don’t forget to check out major events lined up for the month of October. We are approaching summer and there are many great activities that will be taking place throughout the country. So, if you love going out, it is worth seeing what we have compiled for the month of October.
Yours in Music!