The Music Exchange (#MEX18) entertainment-economy-focused conference will be held at the Academy Of Sound Engineering studio complex in District 6 as well as the Sun Square Cape Town Gardens situated in Mill Street in the Cape Town CBD from 1-2 September 2018.
Martin Myers, founder and convenor of the conference, remarked: “This year MEX is delighted to have the key decision makers of some of the most important music bodies in South Africa attending, including RISA and SAMRO.”
MEX18 will also welcome Abbey Rd Studio’s Christian Wright to the fold. Wright’s mastered many award-winning number one albums for the likes of Ed Sheeran, Keane, Franz Ferdinand, Blur, and Gabrielle Aplin, along with soundtracks to movies from both sides of the Atlantic.
Another exciting first-time inclusion to the lineup is Mahogany’s Mark Murdoch. As the founder and owner of one of the world’s most exciting YouTube channels (Mahogany Sessions), Murdoch is a true digital native who curates multiple music platforms that boast more than 580,000 active subscribers.
Based in London, he will fly in to deliver one of this year’s keynote address, as well as host a masterclass. He will unpack his journey in music over the past decade from Vodafone’s Omniphone music platform through to supporting global brands in bridging the musical divide and he will share insights into his brand’s success.
“I am honoured and equally excited to share and immerse myself in what’s coming out of South Africa,” says Murdoch. “It’s an incredibly exciting time for artists, producers, everyone who’s plugged into taking music to the world. Mahogany’s success is a testament to that.”
Digital monetisation in the new music economy through to masterclasses dedicated to key disciplines will once again be on offer at MEX18.
More speakers and events will be announced in the build-up to MEX18. Follow Music Exchange on Facebook to get breaking announcements.
Limited delegates tickets for MEX18 are available now through Quicket
. One-day tickets cost R300. Full conference tickets, for both days, cost R500.www.facebook.com/musicexchangesa