MUSIC EXCHANGE (#MEX21) SPEAKS TO THE ENTERTAINMENT ECONOMY 

MUSIC EXCHANGE (#MEX21), South Africa’s preeminent entertainment-economy-invested conference, returns this September for the 11th consecutive year, hosted by Ticketpro. Lauded and awarded for its consistent commitment to the broader South African music industry, #MEX21 will run from 11 September to 2 October 2021, with a wealth of quality international and local speakers. Some of the topicsContinue reading “MUSIC EXCHANGE (#MEX21) SPEAKS TO THE ENTERTAINMENT ECONOMY “

Siphokazi Jonas creates a bespoke love letter to her country, South Africa.

Siphokazi Jonas creates a bespoke love letter to her country, South Africa.Listen to her words as she takes you on a journey across South Africa showcasing the diversity and beauty the country has to offer. Continue your journey online by visiting g.co/ShareSouthAfrica for more virtual exploration. The work was shot over three days in SouthContinue reading “Siphokazi Jonas creates a bespoke love letter to her country, South Africa.”

Rachel & Siya Kolisi, Executive Producers of the Short film #WeAreDyingHere

Springbok rugby captain and global ambassador for the United Nations Spotlight Initiative, Siya Kolisi together with his wife Rachel Kolisi are the Executive Producers of a new short film entitled #WeAreDyingHere. “One of the most beautiful results of this film is that it causes people to stop, think and more so encourages men and womenContinue reading “Rachel & Siya Kolisi, Executive Producers of the Short film #WeAreDyingHere”

STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS 2021: Siphokazi Jonas’ poetry reminds us that we’re not alone during Covid-19 pandemic

By Karabo Mafolo  Eastern Cape poet Siphokazi Jonas. Photo: SUPPLIED ‘What does not sink’, performed ahead of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address on Thursday evening, is a moving poem about what we’ve lost during Covid-19 and a reminder that we are not alone.  Standing on the steps of Parliament, poet Siphokazi JonasContinue reading “STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS 2021: Siphokazi Jonas’ poetry reminds us that we’re not alone during Covid-19 pandemic”

What does not sink | SONA poem, 11th February 2021

by Siphokazi Jonas Ufikile unogumbe, ugalelekile,akankqonkqozi, udiliza umgubasi.There is a flood inside our house.The water climbs up the walls when we weep;it does not let us breath.Everything is wet with grief. Before this pandemic we would cast a funeral song into the dark like a flare,and the neighbours would come to strengthen our arms asContinue reading “What does not sink | SONA poem, 11th February 2021”

Martin Myers collaborates with AMPD Studios

Music Exchange (MEX) founder, Martin Myers was invited to partake in a panel at an Old Mutual-sponsored AMPD Studios talk in Johannesburg in late October 2020. The session’s speakers included Sibu Mabena and Thuli Keupilwe, along with Martin, all who work with some of the biggest and most respected names in the South African and globalContinue reading “Martin Myers collaborates with AMPD Studios”