3 Fantastic Speakers this Saturday at Paul Bothners Claremont 1) The Business of Music with Thabiet Allie (COO) from Joox Music • How Joox works for YOU the South African Artist • How does the platform work and how do you engage with the platform 2) Talking about Media (magazines and daily press) with Jason Curtis • Moment of truth: What’s your unique selling point and is it truly marketable? • Moment of action: Where do you go to tell people that? Does traditional media have a place in your future? • Moment of growth: How to attract and build your own audiences and communities 3) Social Media with Candice Mills from Socialbuzz SA • Establishing your brand - treating your social media assets as business assets • Choosing your platforms • Tips on content • The importance of engaging with your fan base • When & how to use hashtags • Tools to help you manage your profiles more easily. There will be plenty of time for Q&A’s at the end of each session. Date: Saturday, 23 June 2018 Venue: Paul Bothner Music Claremont Time: 10h30 to 12h45 Cost: R50.00 for tickets purchased online or R70.00 at the door Enquiries: 021 674 4030 - Paul Bothner Music Claremont CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
The annual community fundraising initiative, the Serendipity Travel ABH Chatsworth Fair, will be bringing family fun to the Chatsworth Circus site - adjacent to the Chatsworth Stadium - from 26 to 29 July, 2018. “We are very excited to announce a really fun-filled programme for this year’s Serendipity Travel ABH Chatsworth Fair, with something planned for all ages and tastes,” said Jay Marrie, Fundraising/Donor Relations for ABH. “The fair, which has been running since 1989, is always a highlight on the Chatsworth community calendar and we have planned an even bigger event for this year’s celebrations.” Since 1921, the Aryan Benevolent Home (ABH) has provided holistic care for children, the elderly and the physically or mentally challenged regardless of race, religion or social class. The fair is the primary source of funding for this non-profit organisation, which provides residential facilities and developmental care to more than 690 people nationally. Learners to this year’s Serendipity Travel ABH Chatsworth Fair will enjoy a host of funfair activities. There is free entrance for all students into the fair which boasts more than 100 stalls selling food and retail products. There will be a schools’ special Open Day on Thursday, 26 and Friday, 27 July for all primary and secondary schools. The Serendipity Travel ABH Chatsworth Fair will be running dedicated edu-fair schools’ programme running on both days. For just R40, scholars get access to unlimited carnival rides at Tommy’s World Fair. Two of Bollywood’s well known playback celebrities - Abhijeet Bhattacharya and Amit Kumar – will put on two special evening performances for lucky audiences. These superstar singers will feature at two special events, forming part of the Serendipity Travel ABH Chatsworth Fair - Durban’s Greatest Charity Event. The first is a spectacular dinner and concert on the evening of Friday, 27 July at Durban’s City Hall. The cost is R1 250 per person or R12 500 for a table . . .
(Dance Of The Soul) https://www.soundcloud.com/djaaronzotd/dance-of-the-soul Born in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, Dj AaronzoTD lives and produce music in the far Eastrand of Johannesburg, Vosloorus. He has been a wonderer and has live in many locations maybe hoping for the best. In late 1998 he was graduated from College and obtained a Diploma in Computers and worked as Information System as an IT for Deutsche Bank South Africa in 1999 to 2000. In 2000, he was involved in another work as a Computer Technician again with Alph Computers for about a year. In a while he then found himself getting involved with going to parties and the love of music grew stronger to the point of wanting to become a dj. And the journey begun In the year 2001 while in Tsakane and moved to Vosloorus and met the some of well known dj’s such as the late Dj Sweeto not to mention many. In 2005, the love of music extended its growth and started to explore deeper into music production and find himself the way out to produce music to its satisfaction in the community(ties) during that time Dj AaronzoTD started as early as 2005 when he realised the growth of his passion for music production tremendously at his tender age and taken steps forward to becoming what he is now and shared his music the love within the community(ies) locally. In the year 2007 CLEARVIEWTEC was established by Aaron Dj AaronzoTD Banda who is the owner and the Producer. It has been operating in many fields not to mention Sound and Home theatre System Installations, Information Services Systems. With Music Production on-board, CLEARVIEWTEC has produced tremendous outwork by releasing four House music albums which is been on online markets since 2014 including singles which was released in 2017 and more in 2018 including a song featured one of founded artist. For as far, its grown to Its goal is to create and introduce more new upcoming artists to the world of entertainment. He also have been . . .
STATUS SHOWS RESPECT FOR MEN OF STATUS ON FATHER’S DAY On Saturday the 16th June 2018, Status hosted a Father’s Day lunch at the Rock Diner in Fourways. Status offers a wide range of great-smelling body spray deodorants for men. The brand has been around since the 1960’s and consists of both body sprays and roll-ons. As a male focused brand, Status took it upon themselves to host some of Johannesburg’s coolest dads in an effort to support their role as men of status in their homes, careers and society. In a country where social media is constantly taking a bash at men using ‘men are trash’ statements, this brand is taking it upon itself to highlight the fact that there are still some really great men out there doing great things. As part of this event, Status had some of its consumers attending the lunch as winners of a social media competition prompting them to tell the brand what makes their father a hero giving them a chance to get to treat their dad to a Father’s Day luncheon curtsey of Status. Amongst those who attended the event were, South African thespians, Kagiso Modupe and Vuyo Ngcukana; sports personality, Kabelo Thathe – all of whom are father’s and successful men in their own fields, also sitting on the Status table were other men of Status such as, host with the most for the day, model and MC Stevel Marc and Skeem Saam actors Buhle Maseko and Gift Mokhampanyane. “We want to celebrate our consumers and ensure that they know that the brand recognises them as the people who have helped Status be what it is today. We didn’t just want celebrities at the Status table but real people who represent the essence of what it means to be a ma of status” said Zandile Nkatini, Status brand manager. Happy Father’s to the Status man! A man who walks into a room and can have a conversation with anyone in it – about anything. The kind of man everyone wants to be around because he’s got a little something that sets him apart. CLICK HERE to submit your . . .
The Ballito Pro, presented by Billabong, is set to #LiveTheLegacy this year with some of the best South African musical acts performing at The Ballito Pro Free Music Concerts Powered by 5FM, and Crush Nightclub After Dark Parties. The 50th edition of this popular holiday festival, supported by KwaDukuza Municipality, will take place at KwaDukuza from 21 June to 1 July. Ballito Pro Free Music Concerts Powered by 5FM The best musical entertainment will rock Salt Rock Beach on Thursday, 28 and Friday, 29 June at the Ballito Pro Free Music Concerts Powered by 5FM. On Thursday, 28 June, 5FM’s own Kid Fonque and Kyle Cassim will generate their influential sounds alongside one of the country’s best rappers, Okmalumkoolkat. The uMlazi-born superstar is a renowned trendsetter in the musical industry, creating ‘new age’ kwaito with plans for more gqom sounds in his music. Hip hop’s foremost female DJ – and now music producer - MS Cosmo, will also take to the stage to perform some of her hottest tracks, ‘Connect’ and ‘Ay Baby’. This Soweto-born DJ will not disappoint. The programme just gets hotter with the announcement of the Thursday concert’s headline act, internationally-respected dance duo, Black Motion. Tshwane’s own Robert Mahosana (DJ Murda) and Thabo 'Smol' Mabogwane are the men behind Black Motion, and they’re excited to bring their trademark mix of live percussion, kwaito and house to the Ballito stage. The best beats continue on Friday, 29 June, as South African indie rock band, December Streets, wow the Ballito audiences with some of their hits, including ‘My Name’, ‘Got that Feeling’ and ‘Thief’. The unique, energised sound of acoustic duo, The Kickstands, will captivate the audience as Rudi Greyvenstein and Gary Nixon display some truly raw talent, performing hits such as ‘Hold On’ and ‘Back to Paradise’. The sounds of the influential record producer and performer, Sketchy Bongo, will add to this musical feast with Gauteng’s electronic/dance . . .
12 June 2018: On Wednesday, 06 June 2018, the SABC announced that for the first time ever, the it would pay Needletime royalties to artists through the Independent Music Performing Rights Association (IMPRA). IMPRA will be receiving 75 percent of the R22 million earmarked for distribution to artists and producers. While the South African Music Performance Rights Association (SAMPRA), the collective management organisation that administers Needletime rights on behalf of recording artists and record labels, would like to commend the SABC for finally taking the steps to pay the royalties that are the bread and butter of performing artists, SAMPRA questions why the SABC has decided to split the share of royalties 25-75 in favour of IMPRA – especially when the matter still lies with the courts. “We have, on more than one occasion, presented documentation to prove to the SABC that we own more than 90 percent of the repertoire. The SABC has purposefully ignored this information and decided that they will pay 75 percent of the royalties to IMPRA instead of at least 90 percent of the royalties to SAMPRA,” says SAMPRA CEO, Pfanani Lishivha. Lishivha continues, “Our repertoire contains more than 90 percent of all the tracks played by radio stations, including SABC radio stations, across the country. We have gone as far as proposing that independent auditors should be appointed to independently verify repertoire ownership from playlists of SABC radio stations. This offer has been rejected. We are, of course, taking this matter to the courts.” SAMPRA can’t help but question the SABC’s decision and action to pay over money to IMPRA when there’s a dispute . “The SABC has created the impression that SAMPRA doesn’t want to be paid by the SABC or has delayed payment. This is incorrect. We argued that payments should be made in accordance with the legislation and playlists. All the playlists indicate that we own at least 93 percent of the songs that the SABC and other . . .
Museum Night is back at the V&A Waterfront on Thursday 28 June 2018 between 5pm until 10pm. Admission to the museums on the night is free. Watch the V&A Waterfront website for further details at www.waterfront.co.za CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
After a weekend of incredible wins and iconic moments at the 24th annual South African Music awards, the country’s newest lite flavoured premium beer, Flying Fish Chill Lite, gave winners and nominees the opportunity to find their chill at an exclusive Lite Brunch Collective event hosted at the Cascades hotel in Sun City over the weekend. As the South African Music Industry celebrated its biggest night of the year, the morning after was a perfect opportunity to treat the winners and guests to a brunch like no other brought to you by Flying Fish Chill Lite. This follows their popular Lite Brunch Collective series that has been hosted in different cities throughout the year. The event saw acclaimed yoga Instructor Jasmine Sehlako keep the athleisure clad guests relaxed and rejuvenated with a fun beer yoga workout. The pool side event gave guests a chilled out experience as they were served with the finest brunch cuisine while listening to the chilled sounds of Tha Muzik. Spotted finding their Chill at the Lite Brunch Collective was TV personality and SAMA24 host Somizi Mhlongo and his fiancé Mohale. Durban’s finest Distruction Boyz and SAMA24 nominated rappers Kwesta & Nadia Nakai amongst others. “In celebration of the incredible achievements of music’s biggest acts, we wanted to give winners and nominees a chilled experience after SA music’s biggest night. We are all about living a balanced lifestyle and mixing playfulness with tribal wellness. The Lite Brunch Collective is an expression of that and we are thrilled to be surrounded by the best in the country as they look to find their chill” said Flying Fish CHILL LITE, Brand Manager, Tumelo Motingoe. For ideas on the best places to brunch, Lite Brunch recipes and innovative cocktails follow @flyingfishchill on twitter and Instagram. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Plantronics RIG 500 PRO Photo: Plantronics Stock Image Patent-pending RIG Game Audio Dial enables Xbox One and PS4 gamers to keep hands on their controllers while changing volume. Santa Cruz, Calif. – June 5, 2018 – Plantronics (NYSE: PLT), an audio pioneer and communications technology leader, today announced the RIG 500 PRO Series of gaming headsets, created to deliver high-fidelity audio in an ultra-lightweight design for the truly competitive gamer. RIG 500 PRO Series are the first gaming headsets to feature an exoskeleton earcup design with isolated inner acoustic chambers to reduce distortion, creating the ideal audio solution for today’s high-resolution gaming platforms. Premium 50 mm drivers deliver wide-range frequency response while dual-material ear cushions provide the combination of noise reduction and comfort competitive gamers need for long, focused sessions. In addition, the console editions come with the patent-pending RIG Game Audio Dial, a 3.5mm connector with integrated volume control for wireless game controllers. Console gamers can now adjust volume directly from the controller without lifting their hands. PC models feature an inline volume slider. “The new RIG 500 PRO Series takes the innovative modular design of the RIG 500 to the next level,” said Gregory Morquin, Category Business Manager, Gaming Products, Plantronics. “And, it continues the impressive number of firsts we’ve brought to competitive gamers, including the first VR-focused headsets, Dolby Atmos® activation and now, the RIG Game Audio Dial for Xbox One and PS4 wireless controllers.” RIG 500 PRO Series, available in Console, PC and Esports editions, builds upon the lightweight, modular design of the original RIG 500 with performance-boosting features including: • Premium 50 mm drivers for expanded frequency response • A removable noise-canceling microphone boom and flip-to-mute feature • Removable audio cables that can be easily swapped or replaced • Snap-in . . .