Band Academy: Surviving and Thriving

By PAUL BOTHNER MUSIC | October 10, 2016


Want to know the how’s, the what’s and the why’s of the SA Music Scene?

Presented by: Martin Myers
Time and Date: 22 October at 11:00am
At: Paul Bothner Music Stellenbosch

Shop 1 and 2, De Watergracht West Building
3 Merriman Avenue

This installment of Band Academy will offer expert pointers on building up a network of the right contacts. Furthermore, insight into understanding how major record labels and radio stations operate will be offered.

You will also learn the finer points of getting a team to assist you and the difference between an agent and a manager. If that’s not enough, you will also be given pointers on the press and public relations. 

This is the perfect introduction to the nitty-gritty of the music industry.

By learning exactly what radio stations and record labels are looking for, you will be able to streamline your workflow. No longer will you be working off of guess work or bad information from the internet. Because of this, your band will have a distinctive advantage. With an industry that is overflowing with bands and artists competing for radio play and press coverage, every advantage helps.

If you are serious about your music and what you want to achieve, then this workshop is a must!

Martin Meyers

A publicist, music supervisor and founder of Music Exchange, Martin Myers is ideally placed to give insightful advice. You can put this advice to immediate, practical use in your career.

Martin began his career in the music industry in 1985 by running UCT Radio. This marked the beginning of his long working relationship with the legendary Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse. Their relationship culminated in the 46664 Mandela Day Concert in New York. Most recently they did the acclaimed Anthems of Democracy in Johannesburg.

For over 16 years, Martin was Sony Music’s Cape Town publicist. He worked closely with local and international acts lie Vusi Mahlasela, Joy Enriquez, and John Legend.

In 2009 Martin founded Music Exchange

Music Exchange has grown significantly and now hosts regular workshops across the year with leading figures from the world of music.


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