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Jmaxx Releases Hotly Anticipated New Album

Posted by radio On November - 5 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

International South African artist, Jmaxx, has finally released his long awaited new album, Kiss of the Spider. The Tate Music Group (TMG) signed artist’s talent and versatility shines through in ‘Kiss of the Spider’. From amorous ballads to catchy dance tracks – this album has something to offer all audiences.


Jmaxx is a veteran in the music business and has toured locally as well as abroad, in the US. Kiss of the Spider is a culmination of his years of experience and musical talent, a musical amalgamation of all that is Jmaxx.

TMG have been supporting and guiding Jmaxx every step of the way, providing him with the production, manufacturing, distribution and promotional support he needs to succeed in today’s music industry. TMG encouraged Jmaxx’s vision for Kiss of the Spider and his input can be heard and seen in the production process, from final mixes of the songs to the cover artwork.

“I am extremely pleased with Kiss of the Spider’s outcome, it was a passion project and I hope people will enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed making this album.” Said Jmaxx. “This album was made with everyone in mind, it’s about life and love and having fun.” He added.

Jmaxx will be returning to the states for a follow-up tour and the release of his long awaited album Kiss of the Spider. Armed with his rocking music, stunning looks, and natural showmanship, this talented artist is ready for an inspiring journey to the top.

[Issued by:PR Collective]

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Khuli Chana management responds

Posted by radio On November - 1 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

In the early hours of Monday morning, multiple award-winning South African rapper Khuli Chana got shot (wrongfully) by members of the South African police. He survived the ordeal and is said to be recovering well.

The management team of the SAMA award-winning artist, Khuli Chana, have noted with concern disparaging media reports that he misled the public as to the actual events that occurred in the early hours of Monday morning during which he was shot and wounded by members of the South African Police Service.



For the record, the members of SAPS were present in an unmarked vehicle and had no identifiable features to denote that they were members of the police. It is common cause that they were there on duty as a crime had been perpetrated. It is also common cause that several shots were fired at our client who was not involved in the said crime.



Our client has since given his statement to the police – whose very own members now face scrutiny for their actions – and vehemently rejects assertions by eyewitnesses who were themselves assisting the police. These individuals have publicly praised the work undertaken by the SAPS during the incident which we, obviously view in a different light.

Notwithstanding this, our client is currently recuperating and receiving all the necessary medical assistance available to him given the harrowing experience that he has been through. In addition, he has briefed his legal team who are in the early stages of taking corrective measures.



We are mindful that, given the high profile nature of the case and immense public interest in the matter, a lot of misinformation has been circulated. We would like to state that our client stands by his story and, when he is ready, will reveal the actual events of that fateful day.



In the meantime, we have confidence in the police and prosecuting authorities as they investigate the matter.

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Its Joyous Celebration time!

Posted by radio On November - 1 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

Its Joyous Celebration time again, the ensembe will be recording their 18th album in Durban this December.

Tickets to the hottest praise and worship ensemble’s live CD and DVD recording went on sale yesterday Thursday 31 October 2013 at Computicket and Shoprite outlets priced between R180.00 – R320.00. 

This highly sought after event which takes place annually will be held at South Africa’s playground Durban, at the City Hill Church in Hillcrest on the 20th and 21st December 2013. 

For more information and updates; join My Joyous Celebration on Facebook and follow @joyousSA on twitter.

For more info or media requests, please contact: 
Helga Klizanie 
011 0518 708/ 084 400 3003 

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Heavy K Brings the Beat with DrumBoss

Posted by radio On October - 31 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

Point 5 member and hit-maker of note, Heavy-K is at it again with his solo house music release DrumBoss.  Unlike his previous works, on this project the talented producer and club DJ takes a different approach. As someone who is widely known for penning many hits including, ‘Lento’ of Kwaito-kingpin Professor, the album offers banging sounds and out-of-this world production elements.

The leading single, ‘Wena’ (Katsho ubaba) features Mpumi on vocals and sets the mood from the get-go. From the first melody, it is clear that the producer is aiming for a distinct sound that is different from his previous efforts.  ‘Wena’ is a party-banger and is one an undeniably party-starter. With kicking arrangements and irresistible vocals, this song can easily end up on your most played tunes-list. The most outstanding elements here are the catchy arrangements that keep the song going, Mpumi’s magnetic vocals and the overwhelming musical composition. 



What’s more interesting about this release is that Heavy-K is able to offer songs with different sounds but still manages to channel the album to a direction that suits his vision. After giving the listener a preview of what the album is packed with, the hit-maker then offers another thumping tune, ‘Clap’ featuring Prince. This song is meant for party-people who love moving their feet. Again, this tune is cleverly composed, arranged, mixed and the mastering is simply perfect. This just shows why the talented spinner has produced hits such as ‘Shela’ and ‘GunSong’ – which is also featured on this album.

For makoya party people, Heavy-K fires attention grabber, ‘Katalina’. This song carries all the right ingredients to get the party going. The song has simple house sounds with an upbeat kick. ‘Katalina’ is aggressive and it’s only a matter of time before it becomes a big favourite.

DrumBoss is jam-packed with relevant songs that are fresh and current.  Heavy-K has the ability to turn a simple song into a hit. Each song sounds so different from the rest, but every track is a standalone masterpiece.

DrumBoss is an amazing project from a young producer who is aiming for bigger things.

[Issued by The PR Collective]

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Universal Music brings down the house!

Posted by radio On October - 30 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

On Thursday, 24 October Universal Music South Africa proved that their motto rings true. Several of their topline artists performed at an exclusive event held at The Sands in Sandton, showing that it is indeed not a party without Universal Music!



The Universal Music-party was held to showcase some of the incredible new Urban and Afro-pop releases that are forthcoming from the Universal Music-stable. The line-up of artists was impressive to say the least. Kalawa Jazmee Records brought some of their excellent acts to the party and the guests were treated to live performances. Zeus, G troy, Janki, 2 Twice as Nice, Naima K, Mlu, Bozza, Uhuru, Character, Winnie Khumalo, Nokwazi, DJ Sumbody, Revolution, DJ Clock and Heavy K entertained a crowd of A-list guests at the The Sands on the evening.



The crowd was enthralled by the great music in the upmarket venue in Sandton, while whetting their appetite for the great music that will be released by Universal Music over the next few weeks.



“We are happy to have so many excellent new releases coming up,” says Thabiso Mogwathle, Marketing Manager – Local Division of Universal Music South Africa. “We look forward to keeping the fans happy and begging for more with these and other releases lying ahead.”

This A-list event had people buzzing about the excellent line up and awesome vibe for days after. After this event, no one will disagree with Universal Music’s motto – “It’s Not a Party Without Us”!



Please see included in this release a full press-pack on a selection of recent or upcoming releases from Universal Music South Africa.

For more information on these and other artists from Universal Music South Africa, please contact The PR Collective.


Issued by The PR Collective

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Phalaphala FM launches Tshivenda Music

Posted by radio On October - 24 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

Phalaphala FM launches the Tshivenda Music Awards (TSHIMA) at Khoroni Hotel in Thohoyandou, on the 21 October 2013, following its successful inception in 2012. The launch was attended by local musicians, business, industry players, event sponsors, key stakeholders, the media, as well as Phalaphala FM Station Manager Mr. Freddy Sadiki and Vhembe District Municipality Executive Mayor Cllr. Tshitereke Matibe.

Station Manager Mr. Freddy Sadiki said this year’s #TSHIMA promises to be even much bigger and better. Said Mr. Sadiki, “As Phalaphala FM, we are more than pleased and excited to bring this experience to connect with our artists and listeners and the public at large. As a public broadcaster, preservation of language, heritage and promotion of indigenous music are the core pillars of our mandate not only through our play-list, but also by contributing to the growth and development of our local artists. We therefore urge all our listeners to stay tuned to Phalaphala FM 24/7 for exciting opportunities through competitions and other elements that we have created specifically for them with our partners to create a memorable experience for them”.

The main event takes place December 7, 2013 at The Christ Worship House in Thohoyandou. The station is making a call to all those who would like to partake in this year’s event to submit their materials from 22 – 29 October 2013, at SABC offices in Thohoyandou or Polokwane. Short-listed nominees will be revealed at an exclusive Final Nominees Gala Dinner scheduled for 2 November 2013 at a venue still to be announced.

Sponsoring the awards this year are Vodacom, SPAR-Venda, Coca-Cola and SABC Limpopo. TSHIMA (file picture of Malondolo) is positioned as the only platform designed to recognise, promote and reward local artists who pride themselves by singing in Tshivenda language while contributing to the overall growth and development of the entertainment industry in this part of our country.

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AKA to co-host Music Video Awards

Posted by radio On October - 23 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

Nigerian superstar Naeto C and South African airwaves hotshot, AKA, have been announced as the co-hosts of the upcoming 10th Annual Channel O Africa Music Video Awards.

The two will bring a one-two star punch to the star-studded live show, taking place on Saturday, 30 November at Walter Sisulu Square in Kliptown Soweto, which is expected to be attended by the who’s who of the African entertainment scene.

nigerianNaeto C and AKA’s star wattage will also be on full display to music fans throughout Africa as the two keep the action rolling during the broadcast, which goes out LIVE on Channel O at 20:00.

“I’m really excited to host this year’s Channel O Africa Music Video Awards, especially on its 10th anniversary,” says Naeto C. “To be a part of this experience is totally awesome and I look forward to sharing this magical moment with the rest of Africa on November 30th.”

The Nigerian artist’s sentiments are echoed by AKA.aka

“I am very honoured to co-host this celebration of Africa’s finest talent with Naeto C. I won my first Channel O Music Video award in 2011 and two years later, being in this position is testament to my loyal following. Thank You to Channel O and the fans, it’s going to be a classic night,” says AKA.

Naeto C has enjoyed a lengthy association with the Channel O Africa Music Video Awards. In 2009 he won the highly coveted Video of the Year award for his blowout hit, “Ki Ni Big Deal”, in 2010 the track “Ako Mi Ti Poju” saw him take home the Most Gifted Hip Hop Video award and a year later, Most Gifted African West Video was awarded to “10 Over 10″.

AKA, meanwhile, is a multiple nominee in 2013, with no less than three nods in the Video of the Year category – for his own song “Jealousy” and two collaborations, Xtatic/AKA & Priddy Ugly’s “Hit ‘Em Up” and Zeus ft AKA & Tumi’s “#DatsWasup”. “Jealousy” is also in the running for Most Gifted Hip Hop – a category AKA won in 2011 for another of his growing list of chart-bangers, “Victory Lap”.

The 10th Annual Channel O Africa Music Video Awards have all the makings of a thrilling affair when the live event takes place on Saturday, 30 November in Soweto.

Just who will win Africa’s biggest awards on the night is now in the hands of fans! Voting closes on Thursday, 21 November at 00:00 (midnight) and can be done on three different platforms – via sms, web and WAP.

To vote via SMS, just SMS the artist voting code to +2783142100415. Standard SMS rates apply. Web and WAP votes can be cast at

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Crown gospel awards tickets are on sale

Posted by radio On October - 21 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

The 6th Annual SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards will be held on 17 November 2013 – which is exactly one month from today.


This is the time when the entire South Africa gospel music industry comes together to celebrate, commemorate, salute and honour those that have worked hard throughout the year and deserve to be showered with accolades as a result of their hard work and the resulting outcomes. Currently in its 6th year, this event is becoming a much anticipated event on the South African national events calendar.


Everybody and their mother that loves gospel music or has a slight affinity towards this music genre support the event. The Durban ICC only sees a crowd like the one at the SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards when international stars perform at the venue.


The good news about this year’s awards ceremony is that the TICKETS ARE ON SALE RIGHT NOW!


The tickets went on sale a week ago and we have already received reports that sales are growing by the day. To enable as many gospel music fans as possible to have access to ticketing outlets, the tickets are on sale at both Computicket and Shoprite Checkers. So you can now walk into any Shoprite or Checkers supermarket and grab your ticket to the awards.



This innovative idea was brought to by World Gospel Powerhouse, the organisers of the SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards.

[Issued by: CGMA]


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IMEXSA to showcase South African talent at WOMEX13

Posted by radio On October - 15 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS


Annual WOMEX13 is about to heat up in Wales and IMEXSA will be there to promote South African music talent.   


WOMEX13 will be hosted in Cardiff, Wales, from 23 -27 October, and is the most important event on the world music market.


WOMAX13 brings together professionals from the worlds of folk, roots, ethnic and traditional music in an extraordinary five-day event. This year’s event promises over 60 concerts featuring around 300 artists, a trade fair exhibiting in the region of 650 companies from over 90 countries, as well as more than 400 national and international journalists. Delegates can also attend conferences, a DJ summit and a documentary film exhibition. 



Every year Independent Music Exporters South Africa (IMEXSA) ensures that emerging South African artists and independent musicians are effectively promoted at WOMAX, by providing a service that has the potential to kick start their careers on an international level. IMEXSA is a non-profit organisation focused on developing and increasing the number of music exporters in South Africa by identifying trade opportunities and assisting companies to take advantage of those opportunities. 



In celebrating ground breaking new talent, diversity and creativity, IMEXSA will present Nomfusi and Shangaan Electro as part of the WOMAX13 Official Showcase Selection



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Donate your music books for future generations

Posted by radio On October - 14 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

The SAMRO Foundation is calling on authors, music educators and SAMRO members to donate music books and other music-related literature to be preserved in the SAMRO Music Archive.


With its large reading room, the SAMRO Music Archive offers an excellent environment to study musical works, books and music industry-related articles. 


Earlier this year, SAMRO Board member John Edmond visited the SAMRO Foundation and donated his book Behind the Songs, containing more than 200 of his most popular recorded compositions. 


Author David Chislett also donated two of his writings, One Two One Two: A Step-by-Step Guide to the South African Music Industry and For You or Someone Like You. The SAMRO Music Archive is proud to have these books as part of its archival collection. 


The SAMRO Foundation requests other music creators, writers and members of the public to come forward and donate their books for preservation, and so that they may be shared with fellow SAMRO composer-members. 


For donations and enquiries, please contact the SAMRO Music Archive at (011) 712-8418 (phone), 086 683 5976 (fax) or (email).

[Source: SAMRO]


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