For its seventh anniversary, Music Exchange (MEX17) will be hosted at Academy of Sound Engineering studio complex in District 6, Cape Town on Saturday, 9 September and Sunday, 10 September 2017. This year's event will focus on master classes hosted by some of the world's leading music producers, composers and record company executives.
From the renowned Abbey Road Studios in London, to the most extraordinary recording spaces across North America and Europe, each of the MEX17 speakers have influenced some of the world’s biggest moments in modern recording history. Writers from New York, Columbia and the UK will share the podium with a top radio executive from Holland as well as BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.), in what promises to be both empowering and edifying.
Jann Klose, a Grammy nominated pop singer-songwriter from New York who has released five albums and two EPs.
His music has been streamed over 1,000,000 times online and his song Make It Better is featured on the Billboard Top 10 charting compilation album Action Moves People United. His new single Don’t Give Up (Peter Gabriel) features vocal legend and painter Annie Haslam of the classical rock group Renaissance, is now available worldwide.
Christian Wright, from Abbey Road Studios, has worked on albums by some of the biggest names in pop and rock including Ed Sheeran, Keane, Franz Ferdinand, Blur, and Gabrielle Aplin. He is also an engineer for film soundtracks and has worked on box office-topping films including Gravity), Prince Of Persia, two Harry Potter films and The Master - composed by Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood.
Alicia Madison, based in New York, is a singer/songwriter for Armada Records and Lifted Sony.
She’s worked with Laidback Luke and Will Sparks, while her own compositions continue to elicit positive feedback from top DJs and producers, including Armin van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, Thomas Gold, Hardwell, Felix Cartel, Paul Oakenfold, Tritonal, Aly & Fila, Markus Schulz, Steve and Aoki. She also writes for upcoming pop and EDM artists from around the world.
Marcela Arciniegas, is a music producer and songwriter working in different projects between Colombia and the UK.
Arciniegas has co-produced JD Chamo's single Suave featuring Kevin Roldan, and his latest single Se Mueve Asi with Pipe Florez, one of the most recognised producers in the Reggaeton scene. Dance feat Laila Subratti is her latest single, released in February 2017, charting at no. 19 in the Music Week Commercial Pop club charts.
Anton Groenewald – Director of Amgro Services, Cellar In The City, Cape Town Pass Thabiet Allie – COO of Turn Up Music Christopher de Vries – Out the Box Productions Lonwabo ‘Lobz’ Marele – Digital entrepreneur and multimedia Reporter
More speakers will be announced in the coming days.
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