BREATHE SUNSHINE ENGAGE MUSIC CONFERENCE
Black Coffee, Euphonik, HHP, DJ Zinhle and The Parlotones’ Khan Morbee join Australian electronic duo The Presets at music conference Breathe Sunshine Engage
Founded by Black Mango. Partnered by Seed Experiences.
On Friday 3 October, Jo’burg’s Market Theatre will see a host of local and international music industry heavyweights at Breathe Sunshine Engage (BSEngage), an inspiring one-day music conference. Aimed at anyone wanting to learn more about the industry, delegates will engage in topical panel discussions and stimulating ‘on-the-couch’ sessions focused on building the industry.
With limited tickets open to the public (R195 each), BSEngage promises to be an intimate, rewarding experience with something for everyone.
It’s rare to get up-close-and-personal with SA’s leading artists, so most of us are excited to hear opinions from Euphonik, HHP, DJ Zinhle, The Parlotones’ Khan Morbee and Black Coffee.
Of course, having international artists ‘on the couch’ has caused quite a buzz too, with Australian electronic due The Presets agreeing to pop over before their set at Vodacom In the City. This hugely popular act will share their insights on how to break out of small geographical territories, how they tour to other countries and what challenges they’ve faced.
Renowned international booking agents from the UK’s Coda Music Agency; Paul Buck and James Whitting will explain best practice for booking international artists for South African events. Coda looks after Imagine Dragons, Ellie Goulding, Bastille, Rudimental, Disclosure, The XX, The Vaccines, Bon Iver, John Newman, Jay Electronica, Jamie Woon, Faithless, Macy Grey, Mr Scruff and new teenage sensation Jake Bugg, just to name a few.
DJ’s and labels are most keen to hear Beatport’s Vice President of Music Services Terry Weerasinghe’s keynote address. Hailing from Berlin, Terry will chat about the boom in dance music worldwide and how Africa can tap into it.
SA’s very own Gareth Cliff will talk about the future of radio in South Africa and his experience launching his own online radio portal, CliffCentral.
In addition to the two keynote addresses, there will be two panel discussions: One on ‘The Management Vacuum in the African Music Industry’ and the other focusing on ‘Taking South African House Music Global’, which will be presented by Soul Candi.
Win a Digital Music Bursary
Soul Candi has taken their involvement one step further by offering up a fantastic prize. By buying a ticket to the conference, you could win a R26,000 bursary towards the Soul Candi Institute of Music’s “Digital Music Composition and Production” short learning programme in 2015, offered at selected Boston City Campus & Business Colleges.
Andre Le Roux, the MD of the SAMRO Foundation will open the conference and the following industry professionals will join the aforementioned artists on the panels: Sipho Sithole – Chairman of Moshito and founder of Native Rhythms (Zuluboy, The Soil), Graeme Gilfillan – Nisa Global Entertainment (PTY) Ltd, Zakes Bantwini – Head of A&R Sony, Greg Walsh – MD of G&G Productions, Raphael Benza – AKA Management, Refiloe Ramogase – Dreamteam Management, Franie Kotze – Clear Entertainment, Amaru Da Costa – Soulistic, Allan Nicoll – Soul Candi, Nomndeni Mdakhi – Edits Communications (Kalawa Jazzmee), DJ Clock – AM-PM Productions, Jullian Gomes, Kavir Magan – Pulse Radio…….and more.
Music fans based in Cape Town can catch Terry doing a Master Class at SAE Institute Cape Town as part of the newly launched Cape Town Music Week. Visit www.capetownmusicweek.com for updates and additional details.
Industry professionals heading to Hamburg’s Reeperbahn Festival (Europe’s largest music conference) in September can experience the Breathe Sunshine delegation hosting two panels on the African music industry and a showcase celebrating 20 years of democracy.
The BSE event founders Black Mango and their partners Seed Experiences thank SAE Institute, Red Bull Studios and Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) for their support.
R195.00 – Full day ticket.
R595.00 – Combination ticket for Breathe Sunshine Engage and Vodacom In The City
Win a Soul Candi Digital Music Production Bursary with BSEngage: http://idmmag.com/competitions/win-soul-candi-music-production-bursary-bsengage/#sthash.r3ApCZRf.dpuf
Breathe Sunshine Engage: 09h00 to 17h30. Friday 3 October. The Market Theatre, Newtown, Johannesburg.
Event Info: www.breathesunshineconference.com
Twitter: @BSunshineAfrica #BSEngage
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About Breathe Sunshine African Music Conference (BSAMC)
BSAMC Cape Town continues to pioneer the industry’s development and has to date attracted delegates from as far afield as Johannesburg, Durban, Nigeria, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Botswana, Mozambique, Senegal, Angola, Holland, America, France, Germany, Ibiza, UK, Israel, the USA and more.
The event has seen over 1,000 delegates in two years and has opened an international network that has seen the conference host panels at ADE (Amsterdam Dance Event – the world’s largest electronic music conference) and Reeperbahn (Germany), Europe’s largestmusic conference.
About Black Mango
Black Mango has been running for over 12 years as a record label, artist management, promoter and events management company. They have produced events as far afield as Ibiza, the UK, New York, Amsterdam, Johannesburg, Malawi, Barcelona and ran Johnny Clegg’s London shows for 8 years. They run the finance on the UK festival Standon Calling and have run experiential campaigns for brands like Nokia, Sony, Orange, Reebok, Bacardi, Adidas, Trident Gum and Smirnoff.
About Seed Experiences
Seed Experiences is renowned for delivering world-class events to their fans. With Vodacom In The City, Rocking the Daisies, Sonar Cape Town and Jameson Vic Falls Carnival still on the cards for this year, fans can only expect the best live music performances, great vibes and top production. Past events include the Bastille SA Tour, John Newman Live in South Africa, DStv UB40 SA Tour, Olmeca presents Mad Decent Block Party and the digital industry’s Bookmarks Awards, amongst others.
Accolades include: Winner – Climate Change Leadership Award in the Small to Medium Business Category (2009 and 2010); Winner – Eco-Logic Award for Climate Change (2011); Finalist – Eco-Logic Award in Transport (2011); Finalist – Mail and Guardian Future Greening Awards (2012); Winner in the Bookmarks Awards (2013) Finalist in the Bookmarks Awards (2012); nominated in the ‘Best Music Festival’ category for the MK Awards (2012 & 2013); awarded the Highly Commended A Greener Festival Award (2012 & 2013); Winner – Eco-logic Awards in Transport (2012) and Winner – Eco-logic Awards in Recycling (2012).