South African-born, Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Candice Pillay will be attending this year's Music Exchange (#MEX19). The entertainment-economy-focused conference will be held at the Radisson Red Hotel at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town from 13 to 15 September 2019.
Born and raised in Pietermaritzburg, Pillay has come a long way from her humble KZN roots. And has been working with iconic names in the music industry, adding her genius to tracks made famous by the likes of Dr Dre, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dog, Rihanna, Christina Aguilera, Schoolboy Q, Timberland, Anderson. Paak, Tinie Tempah and Calvin Harris.
Today she is well installed and celebrated in Los Angeles, California, as a revered singer and seminal songwriter.
As one of MEX19’s Sunday keynote speakers, Pillay will deliver an address that investors in the South African and bigger global music economy will truly benefit from being in attendance.
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Better news still for followers and fans of Pillay’s lyrical and vocal prowess is that she’s set to release her next album, along with tour dates in 2020, all while continuing to co-produce, write and redefine artist development with many up and coming artists around the world.
“Securing the calibre of Candice Pillay is a coupe for MEX19 and the greater South African music community,” says MEX19 convener Martin Myers. “We are truly excited and humbled to have her share her journey and impart invaluable, real-life learnings with all MEX19 attendees.”