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Your number one portal to South Africa’s most must-see emerging creatives. Join us on a thrilling journey through the creative landscapes of South Africa as we shine a spotlight on the nation's unsung artists, bands and untapped talents

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Your number one portal to South Africa’s most must-see emerging creatives. Join us on a thrilling journey through the creative landscapes of South Africa as we shine a spotlight on the nation's unsung artists, bands and untapped talents

    Katia De Vallier On The Benefits Of Working With A Publicist As An Artist

    Katia De Vallier On The Benefits Of Working With A Publicist As An Artist

    EP332: Katia De Vallier, an occasional entertainer, showjumper, and associate actuary by trade, is on the show to shed some light on her recent vocal injury and what her recovery has been like, the secret behind one of her most successful music videos, how she has benefited from working with a publicist, whether Joburg really is the Hollywood of South Africa or not, and much more.
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    • 20 min
    Dealing with first time studio experiences and balancing music with life with Daniel J Dunn

    Dealing with first time studio experiences and balancing music with life with Daniel J Dunn

    Marcel has a chat with up and coming pop artist Daniel J Dunn about his upcoming debut single and experiences getting involved in the SA music scene.




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    • 16 min
    The Ultimate Guide To Music Publishing | An Interview with Sheer Publishing's Managing Director Thando Makhunga

    The Ultimate Guide To Music Publishing | An Interview with Sheer Publishing's Managing Director Thando Makhunga

    EP330: Downtown-owned Sheer Publishing is Africa's largest independent music publisher and longstanding advocate for creators' rights across Africa. Join us as we chat to the MD, Thando Makhunga about what music publishing is and why it's vital for an artist/band's success.
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    • 29 min
    Aidan Fraser On Staying Authentic To Your Sound

    Aidan Fraser On Staying Authentic To Your Sound

    EP329: Marcel has a chat With Aidan Fraser about his journey as an artist and joining up with Just Music. 

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    • 19 min
    How To Make A Hit Song with Nicholas Joubert

    How To Make A Hit Song with Nicholas Joubert

    EP328: Striking a chord that resonates deep within, Nicholas Joubert is the epitome of a Renaissance man in today's eclectic entertainment landscape. Join us as we get an exclusive look into the life of this artist extraordinaire, who not only spins magic with his melodies but also thrives under the academic cap and turns heads on the runway. Nicholas peels back the curtain to reveal the master plan that propelled his debut track into the limelight, earning coveted spots on radio rotations and top charts. His narrative is a testament to the power of teamwork, with a nod to the unsung heroes behind the scenes—producers, publicists, and managers. Moreover, he spills the beans on how personal tornadoes, like a heart-wrenching breakup, can give rise to songs that tug at our heartstrings.

    The conversation takes on a harmonious blend of chords and college as we delve into Nicholas's pursuit of scholarly excellence without missing a beat in his musical endeavors. His journey of juggling honors and master's degrees at the University of Pretoria with recording sessions is nothing short of inspiring. He muses about an exciting upcoming music release that's been brewing in the background, giving credit to a SAMRO bursary for adding an extra note to his business savvy. Lifting the veil on his future compositions, Nicholas hints at a transition towards uplifting melodies and a love song that's sure to serenade the soul. He caps off our chat with high praise for South African virtuosos like Will Linley, Jeremy Loops, and Matthew Mole, and extends an open invitation to fans to join his symphony of updates and engagements across his digital platforms.
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    • 19 min
    Paul Gioia On ATFN, The SA Music Scene Then vs Now, MySpace And MTV Days, Skyrim, Singles vs Albums

    Paul Gioia On ATFN, The SA Music Scene Then vs Now, MySpace And MTV Days, Skyrim, Singles vs Albums

    EP327: Paul Gioia of Joburg band All This For Nothing  joins Marcel Smuts on this episode. In this super chilled interview, Paul discusses the band forming in 1998 and how his hand injury triggered a 10 year hiatus. He and Marcel also reminisce on the MTV and MySpace days, and listening to CDs in-store before purchasing them. From funny stories about countless hours of smithing in Skyrim to Paul overcoming his gaming addiction, the boys candidly reflect on Paul and his band's journey in a vibrant South African musical landscape.



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    • 24 min

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3 Ratings

Mxsandy12 ,

Awesome pod about creatives!

Really fun and joyous listen!

The bustinator ,

Love it

I love finding and discovering new talent and I’m so glad I found this show. 10/10 would recommend for finding new artists out of the norm.

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