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Cara Frew’s latest album FLAME, is out now!

Posted by radio On January - 31 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

2018 promises to be a major year for rising pop sensation Cara Frew who has released her new album titled Flame. The new album is an expansion of her 2017 EP Dance and features some of Cara’s biggest tracks such as Free (Household Funk Remix)Only High With You and You Got Me.

Although Cara spends her time between the United States and South Africa, her ambitions to become one of South Africa’s biggest musical exports is apparent in her new record which is a testament of Cara’s position as one of South Africa’s most exciting dance-pop singer/songwriters.

Tracklisting:

 

1)    Dance

2)    You Got Me

3)    Only High With You

4)    You Got Me (SNRN and BLU J Remix)

5)    You & I

6)    Paradise

7)    Hold You Close

8)    Nervous

9)    Free

10)  Summer Sky

11)  Flame

12)  Free (House Hold Funk Remix)

13)  Free  (Dvine Brothers Remix)

 

 

About Cara Frew

Cara Frew studied at the Malie Kelly Vocal Academy in South Africa and went on to do a stint at the Song Writing School of Los Angeles, where she gained first-hand experience in songwriting and studio production. Having studied and networked in LA it wasn’t long before Cara had the opportunity to work with musical greats such as Lauren Christy and Andre Lindal, the creative duo behind Kelly Clarkson’s Grammy-Award winning ‘Stronger’.  Listing Amy Winehouse and Lana Del Rey as some of her favourite artists, it was a dream come true to record her first four-track EP (‘Come Close to Me’) with Daniel Heath who was responsible for Del Rey’s ‘Blue jeans’and ‘Young and Beautiful’. All four tracks were co-written with Stefan Skarbek who worked closely with Winehouse.

 

Back home in South Africa, Cara collaborated on a song with one of Africa’s biggest exports, world-renowned DJ and music producer – Black Coffee. ’I’ll find you’ was the first release off Black Coffee’s 2015 album. The collaboration afforded Cara the opportunity to perform at Sónar, Ultra Music Festival South Africa and Miami in 2016.

 

Cara is no stranger to the international stage as she has performed at Ultra Music Festival South Africa, Ultra Music Festival Miami, Ultra Music Festival Singapore, Coachella, and most recently the Viper Room in West Hollywood.

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An evening with Amanda Palmer- CTN & Joburg

Posted by radio On January - 12 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

Singer, songwriter and New York Times bestselling author Amanda Palmer, returns to South Africa for a two-date tour of Cape Town and Johannesburg in February 2018.

 

 

Performing everything from solo and Dresden Dolls’ favorites to unreleased new material on piano and humble ukulele, audiences can expect surprises as Palmer brings “An Evening With Amanda Palmer” performance to South African fans.

 

 

Palmer recently released two highly political singles: “In Harm’s Way”, which addresses the mounting refugee crisis, and a poignant cover of Pink Floyd’s “Mother”, which was accompanied by an ambitious film clip in which Palmer breastfeeds the 45th president.

 

 

A 7” vinyl of these two songs is currently for sale with parts of the proceeds benefiting Because We Carry, a grassroots charity that works directly to support refugees in Lesvos, Greece.  This release and many more are available at: amandapalmer.net .

 

This latest release, like many of Palmer’s recent musical and media projects, was funded by over 11,000 people who subscribe to Palmer’s Patreon, who each pay anywhere between $1-1000 per undertaking to support Palmer’s creation of new music, videos, writing and multimedia art.   http://patreon.com/amandapalmer

 

Presale tickets for the South African shows go on sale on Friday 11th January 2018, with general tickets being sold thereafter.

Book now to avoid missing out on this once-in-a-generation artist.

 

CAPE TOWN

  • An Evening With Amanda Palmer – Presented by Charl van Heyningen Enterprises
  • Spier Amphitheatre, R310, Stellenbosch
  • February 17th 2018
  • Doors open at 7.00pm
  • Book at www.computicket.co.za

 

JOHANNESBURG

 

  • An Evening With Amanda Palmer – Presented by Bassline Live
  • Fox Junction, Newtown
  • February 23rd 2018
  • Doors open 7.30pm
  • Book at www.ticketpros.co.za
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2018 gets off to a bang for Afro-Soul fans as multi award-winning artist Zahara is booked as the first act to open up the Lyric Theatre’s monthly music event series; ‘Kaya FM & Bassline Live Present’.

 

After a stellar line up in 2017, the collaborative series has seen artists such as Thandiswa Mazwai, Simphiwe Dana, The Soil, Bongeziwe Mabandla, Oliver Mthukudzi and New York’s Tortured Soul and many others leave audiences hungry for more.  With the rich selection of artists being playlisted on Kaya FM, producers of the event are excited for the year ahead and Gospel-influenced Afro-Soul sensation Zahara is officially the first artist in 2018’s line up.

 

Zahara is no stranger to the airwaves.  With only 6 years behind her as an official recording artist, this hugely talented singer/songwriter has firmly placed her stamp in the hearts of music fans around the continent.  Growing up in a highly musical environment, she honed her skills from as young as 6 years old by singing at Sunday School and in various school drama productions – but it was only after her education that she took her love of music to the next level, by teaching herself the guitar and pouring her heart and soul into her self-penned, highly personal songs.

 

Her discovery and subsequent path to fame was fast and took her straight to the top, making her a multi-platinum selling artist almost overnight, yet not without relentless and continuous touring, and self-dedication.

Her brand new album Mgodi, sung in English and isiXhosa, was released in October 2017 and reached ‘gold’ status within 6 hours of its release, making her one of the fastest selling Afro-Soul artists in South Africa at the moment.

Catch Zahara while you can, before she embarks on her nationwide and US tour planned for early 2018.

 

Once again, stylish urban outfitters Brentwood Clothing, new affiliates to the Kaya FM & Bassline Live series, will be on board, standing behind the rich arts and culture scene in SA through music.

 

Make sure you book your tickets way in advance for what is guaranteed to be a sold out show.

 

When: 3 February 2018.  Show starts at 8pm sharp.

Where: The Lyric, Gold Reef City

Tickets: R180 – R400 at Computicket

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Festive music specials on DStv

Posted by radio On December - 11 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

M-Net is bringing you a bunch of music specials to enjoy from U2 to Bruno Mars . There’s something for everyone.

Calling all the music fans who want to enjoy some one-on-one time with their favourite artists this festive.

M-Net  (Which is also available on DStv Now) has made sure to bring you the most popular artists with these music specials.

All the Gwen Stefani fans stand up, can we hear a “Few times I’ve been around that track, so it’s not just gonna happen like that, cause I ain’t no hollaback girl, I ain’t no hollaback girl.”  Watch Gwen Stefani’s Christmas Special on Monday 25 December at 20:00.

 

Ok let’s get back on track. Before the Gwen special we have South Africa’s top vocalists perform with a full philharmonic orchestra in this classy classical music special. Watch Starlight Classics on Sunday 17 December at 17:30.

 

The Grammy Award-winning Irish band U2 gives fans a stellar performance on Thursday 28 December at 20:00.  

 

In his first solo live television special, multiple Grammy winner Bruno Mars performs at the famed Apollo Theatre. Watch him on Sunday 24 December t 18:00. Madonna Rebel Heart is on later that night at 22:10 where this timeless pop artist and Grammy-winner Madonna gives fans a visually stunning show to remember with this love and romance themed concert tour special.

 

On New Year’s Eve you can bond with Oscar and Grammy Award-winning Sam Smith  as he performs new tracks from his eagerly awaited new album in this intimate music special. Watch him in Sam Smith: Live in London on Sunday 31 December at 18:00.

 

Later that night at 22:00 is the industry’s annual fundraising event The 2017 Royal Variety Performance where legendary performers from around the globe perform.

 

Two special holiday music channels will be available on the DStv audio package until 26 December 2017. Customers can enjoy their favourite contemporary hits, adult contemporary as well as pop holiday music on DMX Holiday Favourites (channel 756); and fans of smooth Jazz, contemporary instrumental and new age renditions of well-known holiday favourites can tune into DMX Holiday Instrumentals (channel 785).

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Joyous 22 Recording moves to Sandton CC

Posted by radio On December - 8 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

MTN Joyous Celebration has announced a venue change for its 22nd album live recording. The ‘Joyous 22 All for You’ Live Recording scheduled for the Maropeng Amphitheatre on Saturday 9 December 2017 will now be held at the Sandton Convention Centre on the same day.

 

 

Lindelani Mkhize, founder says: “We believe in ensuring the safety of our fans first. We wanted to bring our people a unique experience of “All for You” under the stars this year, unfortunately, due to the extreme weather conditions we’ve had to relook at our venue and the move to an indoor venue was unavoidable. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience and disappointment this move may cause to our loyal fans and communities, but can assure you that the recording will be just as riveting, if not more so and we will do our best to facilitate all queries that may arise as a result of the change.”

 

Tickets purchased remain valid and do not need to be exchanged, however should you wish to get a refund, you can do so via Computicket.

 

 

The new show details are as follows:

Event: Joyous 22 Live Recording

Date: Saturday 9 December 2017

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre

Time: 20H00 and doors open at 19H00

 

“We look forward to the night of greatness in worship and praise through music,” concludes Mkhize.

 

 

For any queries in this regard, contact us via WhatsApp: 073 217 3717 or via Email on joyous22@joyous.co.za

 

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MTN Bushfire 2018 Trader Applications Now Open!

Posted by radio On November - 16 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Are you a seasoned vendor with unique, tasty and culture inspired gourmet street food or an artisan who sells creative, sustainably sourced, high quality products?

 

MTN Bushfire’s 12th edition, taking place from 25 – 27 May 2018, is currently accepting applications for the Global Food Village and Artisanal Design Marketplace.

 

MTN Bushfire 2018 invites all interested traders to APPLY for stalls to trade in the coming edition taking place in the scenic Malkerns Valley, Swaziland. MTN Bushfire, well-known for its diverse and exciting musical line-up, has also always been acknowledged as a holistic experience that includes the arts, food, culture, and family-centric activities. The festival is the ideal opportunity to showcase your products to over 29,000 people who attend from across the globe.

 

The MTN Bushfire Global Food Village and Artisanal Design Marketplace offer the highest quality local products, with an integration of inspired creations from both Swaziland and other countries in the region.

 

We invite dynamic entrepreneurs, specializing in gourmet street food to apply to trade at the The Global Food Village, a celebration of food culture offering festival goers an exploration of a tantalizing diversity of tastes from around the world. Here we look for traders providing unique, tasty and culturally inspired gourmet food options.

 

In a change for the 2018 edition, The Artisanal Design Marketplace now welcomes more than just strictly handmade items opening up to up-cycled and recycled vintage fashion as well. The Artisanal Design Marketplace consists of creative, sustainably sourced, high quality products that are made from from recycled, up-cycled, natural and/ or environmentally friendly materials.

 

Application closing date is 12 February 2018. Final trader selection will be made by 26 February 2018 For more information please contact traders@bush-fire.com.

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Heart FM to host Standard Bank Business Breakfast

Posted by radio On November - 15 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Heart FM has partnered with South Africa’s largest financial services institution by assets, to present the latest instalment of the Standard Bank Business Breakfast Series on 28 November 2017 at the Westin Hotel Grand Ballroom.

 

The aim of the event is to create a knowledge-gaining and confidence-boosting experience for attendees that will help them grow their businesses and personal brands by connecting them with inspirational speakers who are not only relatable, but will share their stories and challenge them to what is next.

 

The speaker line up for the day includes Sandras Phiri, Managing Director and Founder of the Africa Trust Academy, and Suhana Gordhan, Creative Director at FCB and Chairperson of the Loeries Awards. The two boast a wealth of knowledge and accolades in their respective fields, and will captivate the audience with their journey to date. Host of Heart Breakfast Aden Thomas will be on MC duties for the day.

 

Legendary Springbok Rugby captain Mornè Du Plessis will also be on the speaker bill for the day. Du Plessis is often described as one of the most successful rugby captains in the game. He also led the Springboks to victory as their manager during the 1995 World Cup campaign. A business man in his own right, Du Plessis co-founded the Sport Science Institute of South Africa with Tim Noakes.

 

Managing Director for Heart FM Renee Redelinghuys says the partnership is a natural fit.  “Our success has really been based on partnering with businesses who engage with communities, place a strong focus on customer experience and embrace innovation which is why this partnership with Standard Bank is a good fit.  As the biggest radio station in the Western Cape, we need to constantly stay ahead of the curve asking ourselves what is next, to provide the best experience for our listeners, in order for us to maintain our number one positioning.”

 

“The Standard Bank Business Breakfast Series is just one of the many ways we help South Africa’s entrepreneurs achieve their business “nexts” – along with innovative, efficient banking solutions and access to capital,” says Willie Chavalala, Head: Business Banking Gauteng Region, Retail and Business Banking SA at Standard Bank. “These events aim to motivate and inspire, while offering small business-owners the valuable opportunity to network with like-minded, ambitious individuals – an opportunity that could take their business to the next, prosperous level.”

 

Tickets for the event are priced at R250 and are available atComputicket.

 

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Rita Ora to host the 2017 MTV EMAs

Posted by radio On November - 9 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

One of the hottest and biggest nights in the European awards calendar is coming to African screens live from London.

 

Hosted by and featuring a performance by pop superstar Rita Ora, the 2017 MTV EMAs is set to be an epic ceremony of global proportions, airing live on Sunday 12 November at 22:00 CAT simulcast on both MTV (DStv channel 130) and MTV Base (DStv channel 322). Also available on DStv Now.

 

 

The evening includes a sensational ensemble of performers and presenters including; Demi Lovato, Shawn Mendes, Kesha, Camila Cabello, The Killers, Stormzy, Natalie Dormer, and Madison Beer.

 

 

This year’s MTV EMAs features six African artists nominated for the MTV EMAs Best Africa Act category, including two of SA’s very own talent; Babes Wodumo and Nasty C, Nigeria’s Wizkid and Davido, Kenya’s Nyashinski and C4 Pedro representing Angola

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Are you a fun loving and crazy about Summer, Music, Sand and Surf?

 

If you tick all the boxes, then this one’s for you! Grab your beach towel and sunscreen, and join the new tribe known as Africa’s Fun-Loving People (AFLPs) as they launch the very first #BRINGSUMMERBACK –Fresh Ink Party!

 

Brought to you by the Chief Fun Lovers of EM.ZA Entertainment, powered by MTVBASE, Clere Radience & Zkhipani.com, #BRINGSUMMERBACK- Fresh Ink Party is the ultimate beach party where summer bodies are flaunted, great music never ceases, pop culture personalities mingle and, most importantly, the fun never stops.

“BRINGSUMMERBACK is aimed at bringing together all fun loving people together under the African sun. We are looking at having AFLPs from the continent coming together to celebrate Summer and African music and the beautiful city of Durban create the perfect ambience for this event. This year we’ve teamed up with the Fresh Ink Party to throw the biggest party to welcome Summer 2017!” says Emmanuel Dube of EM.ZA Entertainment.

 

Fashioned after the world’s best beach parties from Miami to Ibiza, the #BRINGSUMMERBACK – Fresh Ink party will breathe new life to the sunny Palm Tree Paradise of Durban on November 25 as we welcome the official South African Summer season.

 

The inaugural shindig will see over 20 artists and DJs which include Gqom Queen Babes Wodumo (photos attached), Riky Rick, Major League, Distruction Boys, DJ Walker, DJ Wobbly, Junior DeRocka, Lady Zamar, “NgizoMemeza” hit maker DJ Benny Maverick and Gagasi FM’s DJ Vumar, DJ Mayibuye, to name but a few, flock to the Blue Lagoon Beach in Durban.

 

Among the throng of celebrities who’ll be hosting this event and making sure that the Music lovers have the good time of their lives will be MTVbaseduo Nomalanga and Tshego Koke, Ntando Duma, Generations’ Thuli P (Phongolo), Club 808’s Bontle Modiselle, The Queen’s Kay Sibiya,  to name but a few.

 

So get your beachwear on and head over to the Blue Lagoon Beach, Durban on Saturday, November 25, to be part of the coolest crowd in town – Africa’s Fun-Loving People! Miss it as your own peril *wink*.

Tickets now available at Computicket at R120 for General and only R350 for VIP before the 25th November.

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SA’s largest Independent Music Publisher turns 21

Posted by radio On October - 26 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Sheer Publishing was founded in 1996. With the country and music industry in a state of unprecedented change, they laid the foundations for what has become the largest independent music publisher in South Africa today, ranking among the top five SA publishing companies by market share.

 

Exploiting a gap in the local jazz scene, Sheer’s goal was to share South African music with the world, while supporting the musicians at home. After 21 dynamic years Sheer Publishing has become a globally active publisher dedicated to the advancement of music enterprise, while remaining true to its roots and putting its authors and composers at the heart of the company’s publishing activities.

 

Sheer Publishing is a full-service music publisher, providing expertise in African music copyright ownership, international copyright management, film and television music, clearance and supervision, jingle and songwriter representation and library production music management.

 

Sheer Publishing currently manages a catalogue of over 150 000 copyrights, ranging from songs by iconic songwriters such as Zimbabwean music superstar Oliver Mtukudzi, the Grammy award-winning Miriam Makeba, Chimurenga music pioneer Thomas Mapfumo, Kenyan afro-pop band Sauti Sol who has won both the MTV Africa and Europe Awards, rock band The Parlotones, South Africa’s hip-hop ace Cassper Nyovest and the great Busi Mhlongo to mention a few.

 

In 2011 Sheer Publishing bought Skumba Music, a local music library catalogue with about 1500 tracks and has built it into an entity that, today, houses more than 300 000 pieces of high quality music, most of them instrumental. It is the largest, diverse African music library available under a blanket license and has seen music placements in films such as District 9TsotsiSearching for SugarmanMiners Shot Down and television shows such as Private PracticeJacob’s Cross, and Isibaya, as well as in a multitude of South African commercials.

 

Sheer Publishing represents many African-based composers seeking licensing for music used on television, film, commercials and radio. Sheer Publishing also represents various international music publishers such as Kobalt Music, Downtown Music, Songs Music Publishing, Mushroom Music, Mute Song, Freibank Music and Saragema Music of India.

 

Sheer Publishing continues to transport Africa’s musical treasures to the rest of the world, while building market share on the continent, specifically focusing on Nigeria, Kenya and Ghana, all of which have developed very sophisticated media industries over the last two decades.

 

Sheer Publishing’s General Manager Karabo Motijoane says: “Sheer Publishing is about innovating, exploring new markets, territories and networking on platforms that can scale and offer clients opportunities. Our brand is steeped in excellence, thanks largely to our stakeholders who are a resource in our value proposition and thus perfecting a publishing solution becomes a treasured partnership in these diverse music economies.”

“Music and business is our passion. We are happy to have reached such a milestone as a company and look forward to doing more in the future” added Motijoane.

Sheer Publishing has a full-time staff of 15 in Johannesburg and part-time agents in Accra, Yaoundé and Nairobi.

 

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