Music conference attracts big names

Music conference attracts big names

Music Exchange, a national music conference featuring top industry names, will be taking place at the Cape Town City Hall from Thursday March 21 to 23.
The conference is a must for anyone interested in breaking into the local music scene and meeting stars like Arno Carstens, R J Benjamin, Chad Saaiman, Jimmy Nevis and The Rudimentals.
Other influential panelists include Idols mentor Benjy Mudie, founder of Cape Town Jazz Festival Rashid Lombard, internationally acclaimed artist Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse, music label Ghetto Ruff CEO Lance Stehr, renowned producer Gabi Le Roux and Chief Editor for Rolling Stone SA Magazine Miles Keylock.

Next 48hours columnist and Kfm host Ian Bredenkamp will also be speaking at the event.
The renowned panel ensures delegates will hear about the future of music from the real industry movers and shakers as well as making key industry contacts.
Respected music attorney Nick Matzukis will also launch his new book ‘South African Music Law, Contracts and Business’ at the conference.

Another unique feature of the conference is the invitation to delegates to submit demos via the SoundCloud link on the website.
Around ten artists, DJ’s and musicians will then be selected to share their talent at the showcase evening at the end of day one. Attendance to this evening will be free to delegates.

* Tickets cost between R299 and R499 depending on the amount of days you attend. Visit for a full list of artists and panelists and for further details on topics and the Music Exchange concert taking place on the final day.

Five lucky readers can win double tickets to Music Exchange. Send your name and “Music Exchange” in the subject line in an e-mail to: before 12pm on Monday March 18.