David Alexander on the state of music publishing in South Africa
David Alexander on the state of music publishing in South Africa

David Alexander, newly appointed chair of Music Publishing Association of South Africa, shares insights on how to revolutionise the business of publishing....

By Evan-Lee Courie 9 Apr 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Terri Verhoeven of Big Concerts on navigating the new events, entertainment space
#BehindtheBrandManager: Terri Verhoeven of Big Concerts on navigating the new events, entertainment space

This month, we uncover the heroes behind the brands that millions of South Africans take into their homes and hearts every day. We find out more from Terri Verhoeven, senior operations manager at Big Concerts...

By Ruth Cooper 6 Apr 2021

#BehindtheMask: Manuela Dias de Deus of One-eyed Jack
#BehindtheMask: Manuela Dias de Deus of One-eyed Jack

This week I chat to Manuela Dias de Deus, founding member and co-director of entertainment marketing and lifestyle agency, One-eyed Jack...

By Evan-Lee Courie 31 Mar 2021

4 easy ways to help your friendly neighbourhood musician survive Covid-19
4 easy ways to help your friendly neighbourhood musician survive Covid-19

Here are a few ways you can put your hard-earned randelas to good use by helping your favourite musicians.

By Tecla Ciolfi 1 Mar 2021

#StartupStory: Creatives Makhado is unlocking SA's creative talent
#StartupStory: Creatives Makhado is unlocking SA's creative talent

Creatives Makhado is a platform designed and created by Muvhusi Tshilimandila to discover, uplift and unlock South Africa's creative talent...

By Evan-Lee Courie 28 Jan 2021

#StartupStory: Scaffold aims to promote queer creators and culture in South Africa
#StartupStory: Scaffold aims to promote queer creators and culture in South Africa

With over ten years of experience in the media industry producing successful television shows, directing award-winning theatre productions and creating editorial content, Gary Hartley has created Scaffold, a platform for queer creators and culture...

By Evan-Lee Courie 27 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: A renewed focus on community through exclusive content and livestreaming
#BizTrends2021: A renewed focus on community through exclusive content and livestreaming

I'm not one to blow my own trumpet - well, not too much anyway - but all of the #BizTrends that I made last year came to fruition. A focus on independent artists, the rise of TikTok, the continued domination of streaming services - all featured prominently in shaping the global music scene...

By Tecla Ciolfi 7 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Innovation and collaboration will shape a more sustainable future for musicians
#BizTrends2021: Innovation and collaboration will shape a more sustainable future for musicians

While Covid-19 has had a significant impact on many industries, musicians were one of the first casualties, as live performances - which represent the biggest and most sustainable income generator for many musicians - came to a complete halt...

By Lindani Ntsibande 6 Jan 2021

How the events and entertainment industry can rebuild post-lockdown - Q&A with Steve Cuzen of Howler
How the events and entertainment industry can rebuild post-lockdown - Q&A with Steve Cuzen of Howler

We chat to Steve Cuzen, chief operating officer at Howler, about reviving and rebuilding the South African events and entertainment industry and touch on the emergence of virtual events post-lockdown...

By Ruth Cooper 28 Sep 2020

#WomensMonth: Unapologetically original - Q&A with rising star DJ Cuppy
#WomensMonth: Unapologetically original - Q&A with rising star DJ Cuppy

Nigerian-born multi-platform musician and philanthropist, Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola aka DJ Cuppy, will be releasing her debut album, Original Copy, later this month. We swung a few questions her way to find out about her new album, her charity work and supporting women in the arts...

By Ruth Cooper 11 Aug 2020

#StartupStory: Local entrepreneur dances to the beat of urban culture in SA
#StartupStory: Local entrepreneur dances to the beat of urban culture in SA

South African entrepreneur Andile Mathobela has launched TheJournalistDJ.com, a digital video magazine documenting the dance culture in South Africa...

By Evan-Lee Courie 21 Jul 2020

#BizUnity: Crowdsourcing campaign launched for 2020 National Arts Festival featured artist Madosini
#BizUnity: Crowdsourcing campaign launched for 2020 National Arts Festival featured artist Madosini

Multi-award-winning indigenous musician Madosini is currently in poor health and living in difficult living conditions. Due to the urgency of the situation Rootspring, a Cape Town-based NPO, launched a crowdfunding campaign to help build her a better home in the Eastern Cape...

By Ruth Cooper 13 Jul 2020

#StartupStory: Get your music heard on SubmitHub
#StartupStory: Get your music heard on SubmitHub

It goes without saying that when we need to set a certain mood, music is definitely a key factor. It's even better when you find a playlist that's already been curated...

By Evan-Lee Courie 2 Jul 2020

#YouthMonth: Preaching inclusivity - Q&A with Toya Delazy
#YouthMonth: Preaching inclusivity - Q&A with Toya Delazy

Multi-award-winning Afro-techno princess Latoya Nontokozo Buthelezi, aka Toya Delazy, chats to us this #YouthMonth about inclusivity, tolerance and her advice for aspiring young musicians..

By Ruth Cooper 8 Jun 2020

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What business can learn from amapiano

Sashin Pillay, digital growth consultant, Google Africa shares his thoughts on amapiano (specifically the Scorpion Kings) and what businesses can learn about customer-centricity...

By Sashin Pillay 13 May 2020

Jon Savage chats Busqr, a new live donations platform
Jon Savage chats Busqr, a new live donations platform

Busqr, a live donations platform harnessing QR technology recently launched in South Africa to help performers and music artists generate income while live streaming...

By Ruth Cooper 6 May 2020

GoodLuck to raise funds via their garden concert this Saturday - Q&A with Juliet Harding
GoodLuck to raise funds via their garden concert this Saturday - Q&A with Juliet Harding

This Saturday, GoodLuck will host a fully-fledged concert production live streamed from their garden. Twenty percent of the ticket sale proceeds will go to supporting their feeding project with charity organisation, 'Where Rainbows Meet'. We swung a few questions to lead singer Juliet Harding to find out more...

By Ruth Cooper 24 Apr 2020

Play it Forward rooftop concerts: Ard Matthews gets innovative during #SALockdown
Play it Forward rooftop concerts: Ard Matthews gets innovative during #SALockdown

Last week, one day into the nationwide 21-day lockdown, those residing in Hout Bay may have heard the soothing strains of one Ard Matthews, of Just Jinjer fame, resounding over the neighbourhood...

By Ruth Cooper 3 Apr 2020

SA's entertainment industry is finding novel ways to stay afloat amid the escalation of Covid-19
SA's entertainment industry is finding novel ways to stay afloat amid the escalation of Covid-19

Our entertainment industry is nothing if not resilient, Texx and the City's editor Tecla Ciolfi takes a look at some of the ways musicians are rising to the occasion as Covid-19 takes root in SA...

By Tecla Ciolfi 26 Mar 2020

Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative - a weekend of inspiration
Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative - a weekend of inspiration

This past weekend was one of sheer inspiration, witnessing the unique and lasting contribution Rolex is making to culture and the arts by promoting the transmission of knowledge across generations...

By Ann Nurock 13 Feb 2020

Celebrated cellist Yo-Yo Ma performs Bach Project in Cape Town
Celebrated cellist Yo-Yo Ma performs Bach Project in Cape Town

On Saturday, 8 February 2020, Yo-Yo Ma, one of the most accomplished and renowned musicians of our time played to a capacity crowd at Cape Town's Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens...

By Terry Levin 10 Feb 2020

#BizTrends2020: From the rise of independent artists to the age of TikTok
#BizTrends2020: From the rise of independent artists to the age of TikTok

While it's not exactly easy to predict the future, there are a few musical movements that have seemed to gain momentum over the last year-or-so, movements that will hopefully be more relevant than ever, in the first year of our new decade...

By Tecla Ciolfi 13 Jan 2020

Q&A with new National Arts Festival CEO Monica Newton
Q&A with new National Arts Festival CEO Monica Newton

Earlier this month, it was announced that Monica Newton would be taking up the role of the new National Arts Festival CEO. We got in touch with her to chat about the evolution of the festival, future plans and how the arts can transform and uplift...

By Ruth Cooper 19 Dec 2019

What to expect from the Spier Jazz & Classical Encounters Fest
What to expect from the Spier Jazz & Classical Encounters Fest

The inaugural South African Jazz & Classical Encounters Festival will take place at the Spier Amphitheatre on 23 November 2019...

By Michael Britton 18 Nov 2019

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John Cena did Sho Madjozi's #johncenachallenge on The Ellen Show

During an interview on The Ellen Show on Monday, host Ellen DeGeneres got John Cena to do the #johncenachallenge...

By Shereesa Moodley 3 Oct 2019

Caroline Leisegang introduces her Body of Preludes
Caroline Leisegang introduces her Body of Preludes

Caroline Leisegang's new album, My Body Of Preludes, was released in August and debuted at number one on iTunes...

By Eugene Yiga 13 Sep 2019

#WomensMonth: The rise and rise of Sho Madjozi
#WomensMonth: The rise and rise of Sho Madjozi

Rapper, singer, songwriter and actress Sho Madjozi has been blazing a name for herself in the past few months. We got in touch for the tail-end of Women's Month to chat new sounds, equality in the industry and Ru Paul's Drag Race...

By Ruth Cooper 28 Aug 2019

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Sho Madjozi's 'John Cena' trends after hitting one million views on YouTube

The hashtag #JohnCena was trending on Twitter on Thursday following South African artist Sho Madjozi announcing that her "John Cena" single hit one million views on YouTube.

By Shereesa Moodley 23 Aug 2019

Still from Beyonce's 'Spirit' music video.
Beyonce and Blue Ivy's 'Brown Skin Girl' sparks new Twitter challenge

Beyonce and her daughter Blue Ivy's "Brown Skin Girl" sparked a new #BrownSkinGirlChallenge on Twitter since the song's debut last Friday...

By Shereesa Moodley 22 Jul 2019

Local brands honour Johnny Clegg on social media
Local brands honour Johnny Clegg on social media

Local brands paid tribute to music legend, Johnny Clegg all over social media, following the announcement of his passing...

By Juanita Pienaar 17 Jul 2019

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