Episode 17: Sheer’s Music Network Showcase – PART 1

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This is probably going to be one of the most important podcasts to listen to if you have any designs to expand your career outside of South Africa.  Sat Bisla from A&R Worldwide in Los Angeles returns for his 2nd Music Network, along with key a Organising Member from the Great Escape Festival in the UK. Great news this year, is that The Great Escape (TGE) next year will host a South African event, which will involve the British Council.

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Episode 16: Making money from your music

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In this weeks episode Jon discusses some alternative ways to make extra money for your band.

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Episode 15: Converse Get Out The Garage Feedback Session PART 2

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Part 2 of the Podcast feedback series. If you don’t know what this is about, then please go back and listen to Part 1. Nice.

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Episode 14: Converse Get Out The Garage Feedback Session PART 1

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Converse had a national band competition recently, in which I was chosen to be one of the judges. Of over 150 bands, only 10 made it through to the finals (and only 1 won it chosen simply by public votes).
We all know now that Matthew Mole was the winner with the most votes but a lot of bands have asked me how we judged the competition.

Please take me with a pinch of salt because I tend to not pull any punches. If you’ve got thick skin and are able to listen to feedback, then dig into the first hour of these 2 episodes of critical feedback for all the artists that entered.

I hope i survive the aftermath…

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Episode 13: Rapael Domalik – manager of the Parlotones

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Do you love the Parlotones? Do you hate them? Well it doesn’t matter, because no one can deny the stratospheric unprecedented success that they have had on the SA music industry. Was it luck? Was it genius? Find out in Part I of this interview with the manager of the Parlotones about how he helped the band stand out above the rest and has made them in to a bona fide geniune success currently making dents in countries all over the world. Probably the most valuable interview in any band’s career.

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Episode 12: Deon Maas

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Deon Maas is a SA Music legend. This podcast is the story of a passionate music supporter wading his way through the industry in an innovative and unwavering way. He talks about the state of the industry, Jack Parow and his new film, Punk In Africa (currently on the circuit). One of the most interesting podcasts so far…

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Episode 11: Music Connection

Anton, manager at Music Connection holding an original 1960's Gibson Les Paul and the autographed Marshall JC9000!

Dylan, manager of all things rhythmic, behind the legendary Pearl drum kit!

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This podcast is a special and exciting episode where we take a tour of SA’s premiere musical instrument shop, Music Connection! We talk to Yuri about the state of the industry and to Anton about what a band endorsement is all about! For all you bands, looking for an endorsement, here is your first stop! Finally we go on a bit of a audiophile wet dream tour of the shop…

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Episode 10: Kings of Leon host my radio show on 5FM

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This week is a very special podcast. Unfortunately it wont help you if you are trying to get into the music scene, but it will make you happy if you are a Kings of Leon fan.
I invited two of the band members to take over my radio show for a handful of songs. They chose the music, did the DJ’ing and had free reign. I’ve had a lot of requests to put this up online somewhere so here it is!
Enjoy!!
PS> Here is the tracklisting ….
KOL hosted my show for a handful of songs.
Their song choices, their voices, their decisions…
  1. ‘Candy Walls’ by Trust
  2. New Theory – Washed Out
  3. Vultures Like Lovers – Wild Nothing

Download it here for free, mofos…

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Episode 9: ‘Dave Chislett’

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Dave is a SA music industry consultant and has been in the industry in almost every capacity from band member, to manager, to publicist, to everything in between. He has released his book One-Two-One-Two which is an essential guide to being in a band in South Africa. Dave shares some valuable insights.

Download it here for free, mofos…

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Episode 8: Ross Garrett

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Garrett is an incredible music and fashion photographer who has worked with a lot of SA’s most credible artists. He has done a lot of work with Die Antwoord and many other challenging artists. On this week’s podcast we talk about the importance of a good photo of a band, how Ross collaborates with his subjects, what it was like working with Die Antwoord and other relevent tidbits. Ross’s first exhibition opens on 7 October at the Glow Gallery in Johannesburg. Check out his work over here.

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