Updated: Sep 11, 2019
South Africa’s only entertainment-economy-focused conference, the Music Exchange (#MEX19) returns to Cape Town for the ninth time for three days only between 13 - 15 September scheduled to take place at the prestigious Radisson Red Hotel, V &A Waterfront.
#MEX19 will officially open with the Composers, Authors and Publishers Association (Capasso), before moving onto the South African Performance Rights Association (SAMPRA), as well as the South African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) – all three major collecting agencies in the country – who will share the podium at the country’s only annual conference that seeks to empower South Africa’s entertainment economy.
“This year MEX is delighted to have the key decision makers of some of the most important music bodies in South Africa attending”. Founder and convenor of the conference Martin Myers, remarked,
You can expect to see and hear from the Music Exchange chairperson, the legendary Sipho "Hotstix" Mabuse and Chad Saaiman. Promoters and Booking Agents Nikki Froneman, Lesley Wells, Craig Parks, Jarrod Aston and Lauren Parks will also be sharing their knowledge, along with community radio specialist Selwyn Bartlett. MEX19 will also welcome back longstanding partners Paul Bothner Music to the fold.
#MEX19 announced that the iconic David Kramer will be the Keynote speaker for this year's conference. To add more excitement, it is confirmed that the celebrated singer/songwriter Candice Pillay will be flying in from Los Angeles to share her knowledge and wisdom with Cape Town musicians and creatives. You can also expect to see legendary Drummer Frank Paco, coming all the way from Mozambique with his 3 piece band - The Art Ensemble. It is an occasion not to miss out on. We hope to see you there.
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