SAMC 2016 hosted by DJU details announced
SAMC 2016 will be hosted by DJU aka Vinny Da Vinci, DJ Christos, DJ Fresh, DJ Oskido, and Greg “The Maestro” Maloka.
The Southern African Music Conference will focus on the continued development of the South African music industry in order to take advantage of the new 90% local music policy on SABC radio.
Previously SAMC has seen the launch of successful local acts such as Heavy K, DJ Shimza, DJ Tira, Black Coffee and more. SAMC 2016 will take place in Pietermaritzburg and entry will be free. All you need to do in order to ensure a spot is to make it to the Winston Churchill Hall in the city on Wednesday the 29th of June. From there the conference will move to Zorka Lounge on Florida Road in Durban on the 30th and 1st of July.
Topics for discussion
This initiative is supported by the Department of Arts & Culture, Durban Tourism, media sponsors SABC1, and SABC radio.
Topics that will be covered include:
- Artist Development
- Music Publication and Production
- The Digital Age and Distribution
- Media and Entertainment
- Festivals and Live Events
- Law – Contracts and Registrations (presented by SAMRO)
Talks will be given by:
- The Female DJ’s Network (FDNN)
- DJ Zinhle
- Lesedi FM’s DJ Finzo
- Sibusiso Hadebe (Ligwalagwala FM)
- Brewed Soul
- Entertainment lawyer Kaiser
- DJ Ganyan
- DJ Pepsi.
“South Africa is the house music mecca in the world now, and hip-hop is blowing up in a big way, and has seen international greats looking towards Mzansi for their next biggest signing. All this will be futile if artists are not informed about their rights as far as their God given talents are concerned, and that’s exactly what some of us who learnt the hard way in the industry decided that newer artists don’t have to have it hard like we did. All the people who need information in the industry just need to get themselves to the conference to be informed on various levels of the industry, and it’s free.” said Oskido
Registration for the SAMC 2016 conference starts at 10 AM on conference days and runs until 5 PM.
Each day ends off with an after party that takes place from 8 PM until 4 AM.
The Exclusive Lounge Night Club will host the Wednesday after party featuring Oskido, Fresh, Vinny, Christos, The Maestro, Bobsta, Luciano, Mzala Wa Afrika, Rhythm Session, Spice & Virgo, Brewed Soul, FDN, and Nonjebc.