Moshito Music Conference and Exhibition 2015

It’s Bands, Brands and Business time Moshito Music Conference and Exhibition 2015

When  told the “bass” not to “call me kaffir” during the blushing days of democracy, the stage was set for a new narrative in South Africa. Not only was a song that would have been banned enjoy commercial airplay and success, it also marked the beginning of a new kind of uprising in the country.
As Mzansi’s freedom comes of age, the Moshito Music Conference and Exhibition revisits some of the most talked about songs and lyrical content in the South African music industry to pose a question: Did they say that?!
The Kwaito, Hip Hop Narrative talk that takes place on the first day of the conference, on 10 September, is here to answer that and much more. Facilitated by celebrated academic and Wits University professor David Coplan, this fascinating subject matter will bring to the fore some important insights regarding lyrical content in a time when catchy hooks and banging beats seem to be the biggest thing on offer to music consumers.
Speakers include rap’s pretender to the throne Reason, PhD candidate and hip hop researcher Sipho Sithole, as well as Cape Verde artist Chachi Carvalho.
Catch Unathi Msengana talking all things Bands and Brands related with a panel made up of South African, Jamaican and American industry leaders.
Moshito 2015 will also explore how some artist successfully take their music and brands beyond borders while others flounder on home ground.
Over the course of two days, Moshito will be the well where the music thirsty will gather to drink. With 15 topics on the table for discussion – ranging from film scores and getting video airplay, to effectively growing an international brand and maximising the digital age opportunities – there will be no shortage of information, education and entertainment at the Moshito 2015 conference.
A Department of Arts and Culture initiative, Moshito is an invaluable platform to network with record label owners, music managers, artist scouts and other music aficionados over two thrilling days (10 and 11 September) of information, education and entertainment.
This year’s theme, “From Kwela to Hop: The Great South African Songbook”, has attracted insightful speakers from the African continent to the United States who will share their knowledge about the music and how to crack it in this competitive industry.
The full list of Moshito 2015’s riveting topic line up is as follows:

DAY 1: 10 September

Topic ONE: The Kwaito, Hip Hop Narrative: Did they say that?
Topic TWO: Meet Radio. Meet TV
Topic THREE: Bands and Brands
Topic FOUR: The Importance of Archiving Music

Topic FIVE: Meet International Music Markets: from Africa to the Americas (Hosted by the Africa Music Forum with opening remarks by Minister of Culture of Cape Verde Mario Lucio Sousa)

DAY 2: 11 September

Topic SIX: Let Your Music Speak: Demo Presentations

Topic SEVEN: The Gospel Truth

Topic EIGHT: Forget Print? Is the Future Digital?

Topic NINE: Songwriters, Composers, Performers: The flow of music royalties

Topic TEN: Indigenous sounds of Africa

Topic ELEVEN: Music Managers’ Forum roundtable discussion

Topic TWELVE: Pitch Perfect Performance – Integrating the body and voice. A “human musical instrument” for authentic and optimal performance

Topic THIRTEEN: Music to Film: That’s what’s up!

Topic FOURTEEN: Live Music and Funding: The Inseparable Twins

Topic FIFTEEN: Let Your Music Speak: Demo Presentations

For some of the richest music knowledge this side of the continent and a chance to meet the fascinating and successful people in this industry, make sure you don’t miss this year’s Moshito Music Conference and Exhibition!

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About Moshito Music Conference and Exhibition 2015

Moshito has been made possible by the solidified long term financial support of the Department of Arts and Culture, the SABC and the City of Joburg, thus establishing itself as not only South Africa’s biggest Music Conference and Exhibition but also as Africa’s premiere music industry event. Its purpose is to broaden the business intelligence of the music industry professionals in South Africa and the Continent, strengthen business networks for participants and inform delegates, traders and the public about the multifaceted and dynamic nature of the global music industry and its latest trends. Moshito Music Conference and Exhibition will take place from 10 – 11 September 2015 at the SABC Radio Park in Auckland Park.

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