South Africa’s Only Entertainment-Economy-Focused Conference

Music Exchange releases full #MEX23 Cape Town conference programme

With just a few days to attend Music Exchange 2023’s 13th annual entertainment economy-focused conference, we’re proud to share our full three-day line-up for 22, 23 & 24 June 2023

Having secured the very best, most relevant local and international voices in the sector, Music Exchange 2023 (#MEX23) remains committed to delivering learnings, life lessons and enlightenment of the highest calibre as we have done for the past 13 years.

As an NPC, our investment is steeped in presenting a quality programme across three days that, if applied right, can positively affect the careers of everyone who participates in our commitment to upliftment through education.

The value and calibre of content, music, and those delivering it, are unmatched.
We look forward to welcoming everyone as curious, committed, and talented to supporting and growing our collective entertainment economy.

Tickets are on sale now at Quicket.

For additional information, contact MEX founder and convener, Martin Myers
[email protected]

Day 1 - Thursday, 22 June 2023

Venue: Roxy Revue Bar, GrandWest Casino & Entertainment, Goodwood, CPT

9.30 am Registration

10 am to 10.15 am Welcome – Martin Myers

10.15 am to 11.30 am Keynote Marc Marot

He will address the old versus the new when signing musical talent.

“It is not for the public to know what they want”
– Steve Jobs, discussing the launch of the iPad.

“Social media following is not an indication of talent”.

11.30 am to 11.45 am Comfort Break 

11.45 am to 1 pm Neil Johnson hosts a Panel Discussion on the “Economics of Radio”.

1 pm to 2 pm Lunch 

2 pm to 3 pm Spike Ballantine – The Power and Potential of the Podcast. 

3 pm -3.15 pm Comfort Break 

3.15 pm to 4.15 pm Gasant Abarder in conversation with my 25-year-old self – Sipho Mabuse.

What I know now about the music business & life, would I do things differently?

4.15 pm to 4.30 pm Open forum/Q&A

4.30 pm to 5.30 pm End of day 1 – Drinks + Networking.

Day 2 - Friday, 23 June 2023

Venue: Roxy Revue Bar, GrandWest Casino & Entertainment, Goodwood, CPT

9.30 am Registration
10 am Welcome – Martin Myers and Sipho Mabuse 

10.15 am  to 11.45 am Keynote: Meng Kuok with Q & A by Marc Marot, post talks

Explore how accessible technologies have revolutionised music creation.

How is this growth shaking up the “traditional” music industry?

What are the creative challenges and opportunities ahead?

And we talk about the unstoppable rise of AI…

11.45 am to Noon Comfort Break 

Noon to  1 pm Stanley Jordan – Multi-Grammy nominee 

My Journey… inspiration and stories

1 pm to 2 pm Lunch 

2 pm to 3 pm Karabo Senna – SAMRO 

Music royalties growth & SAMRO’s input

3 pm to 3.15 pm Comfort break 

3.15 pm to 4.15 pm John Fishlock hosts an open forum

AI… It’s not going away. How do we work with it? A Publisher’s Perspective.

4.15 pm to 4.45 pm Q&A regarding all topics of the day – Close 

Day 3 - Saturday, 24 June 2023

Venue: Roxy Revue Bar, GrandWest Casino & Entertainment, Goodwood, CPT

9.30 am Registration

 10 am Welcome – Sipho Mabuse 

 10.10 am to 11 am “Hits and Misses: the everyday business of an artist’s career.” Siphokazi Jonas and Lesley Wells  in  conversation.

11 am to noon World renowned film composer Trevor Jones interviews 

international talent manager Marc Marot about the manager’s role in the modern entertainment space. Marot has 40 years of experience managing talent at the top of his game in the music business and multiple other sectors, including UK Premier division football, Formula One and Fine Art.

12 pm to 1 pm Questions to the speakers. 

1 pm For Those who wish to attend Jazzathon from 3 pm, entrance is free to MEX delegates with lanyards and armbands handed out at 1 pm. 

3 pm to 6 pm Community Philharmonic Orchestra | The Lady Day Big Band | Chad Saaiman | YoungstaCPT| Paxton | Seth Grey | Sarah-Jane Thomas | The Black Ties

8 pm to 11pm Stanley Jordan | Kyle Shepherd | Donveno Prins | Cameron Ward | Jonathan Rubain | Jimmy Dludlu

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Music Supervisor / Artist and Talent Manager / Publicist / Music Exchange Founder / Owner Triple M Entertainment

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