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In Dust We Trust – It’s Oppikoppi Or Bust!

In Dust We Trust – It’s Oppikoppi Or Bust! For 23 years, revelers from all over the country have been kicking up the dust at the Oppikoppi Music festival on a remote farm near Northam in Limpopo. In the first week of October every year, this unassuming mining district transforms itself, becoming the bushveld destination of choice for thousands of sleeping bag-toting, beer bottle-waving music lovers.   Oppikoppi is officially South Africa’s longest-running music festival and is regarded by many as the [...]

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Rocking The Daisies – Where Flower Power Meets Music With A Message

Rocking The Daisies – Where Flower Power Meets Music With A Message   Four days. It doesn’t sound like much, but for thousands of music fans across South Africa, it is everything! Because for those four days every year, the Rocking The Daisies Music and Lifestyle Festival takes over the Cloof Wine Estate in Darling in the Western Cape. Since it was first launched 12 years ago, “Daisies” has evolved into South Africa’s best-loved music festival. With 25 000 people attending the [...]

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Press Release: Local artist Garth Taylor to pack a punch for cancer charity fundraiser

Garth Taylor plans to pack a punch to raise funds for cancer charity While most people know Garth Taylor for his chart-topping radio hits, few know that he is an avid fitness fanatic and that kickboxing is his second passion (in fact, he won the SA Amateur Kickboxing Champion in the Lightweight Category in 2014).  In an effort to raise funds for the Little Fighters Cancer Trust during Childhood Cancer Awareness month, Garth Taylor returns to the ring at the [...]

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SAMA’s 2017 Recap: Winners, Performances and Everything In Between

The annual award ceremony which is arguably South Africa’s biggest award show took place on the evening of the 27th of May at the Sun City Superbowl in the North West. The South African Music Awards hosted by Comedian Tumi Morake and choreographer Somizi Mhlongo, were a star-studded affair meant to celebrate local musicians and their work in the past year. The biggest winner for the night was rapper Kwesta, who took home an armload of five awards. Afro-soul [...]

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How To Have Your Demo Picked By Record Labels

How To: Have Your Demo Picked By Record Labels You’ve recorded the best album ever.The next step after recording your demo is naturally handing it to people who will be able to give you your big break. However, what is tricky about that step is that a lot of artists, like you, are also trying to get their demos heard. Therefore, there needs to be a plan in place to ensure that your demo stands out and doesn’t get lost [...]

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DJ Black Coffee Takes The World By Storm

South African DJ Black Coffee Takes The World By Storm South Africa has been abuzz with celebration and excitement over DJ Black Coffee’s achievements and success lately. In just more than a year ago, the house music DJ and producer made history by becoming the first South African to win a BET Award for “Best International Act Africa”.   But Who Is He? Black Coffee, who real name is Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo, has cemented his position in the South African house music industry [...]

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The Effects Of Illegal Downloading On The Music Industry

Dictionary.com defines piracy as “the unauthorized reproduction or use of a copyrighted book, recording, television program, patented intervention, trademarked product, etc.” while The Economic Times narrows it down and claims piracy is “the copying and distributing copies of a piece music for which the composer, recording artist, or copyright-holding record company did not give consent.” Illegal music sharing started back when the phenomenon of CD-burning was introduced. It was a much cheaper option that came, however, with slow copying time [...]

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Touring Survival Guide Top Tips for Having the Best First Tour

Whether you’re in a band or are a solo artist, booking your first tour is always an exciting time because you get to venture into new avenues and experience first time moments with your fans. Nevertheless, all the flurry of activities, along with making certain everything is organized can be very overwhelming. You also face a swirl of mysteries and a lot of uncertainties that give you sleepless nights as you edge closer to your first touring experience. However, [...]

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The Business of Music How Focusing On Your Core Fans Equals Success

We simply cannot deny that each day brings a change and something new to learn and adapt to. Social media channels and new analytics reveal updated facts and stats constantly. Marketing tools and techniques tend to move at a dramatic pace. With such taking place, a position of falling behind is the last thing that marketers need to find themselves in. However, through all these constant changes, one low-tech marketing tool that happens to be the most important and should [...]

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Back to School Sale

Any excuse for a sale right?   We thought we’d jump on the bandwagon with our awesome back to school sale! Featuring once-off package deals and huge discounts in ALL musical departments – so if you have decided 2017 is your year for learning a new instrument or have just been eyeballing that drum kit, now’s your chance to get in on a great deal!   Keep an eye out on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for deals near you!   Instagram | Twitter | Facebook  

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