Author David Chislett will be in Bloemfontein on the 25th and 26th of March this year to host a workshop on the business of the music industry and share his expertise with local musicians and promoters.
Since the launch of “1, 2, 1,2: A Step By Step Guide To The SA Music Industry” in September last year, Chislett has been travelling the country, giving presentations and talks aimed at helping beginners in the business navigate the potential pitfalls of this big but informal arena.
On Friday 25 March, he will address the pupils of Grey College, Bloemfontein on careers in the music industry and reflect on the path his own career has taken since starting out in a garage band in 1987.
Then on Saturday 26th March Chislett will present a workshop for all and any interested parties at Die Mystic Boer from 3pm. This workshop will look at the business basics every performer, manager and artists in the music industry need to understand to be a success. As such it looks at copyright issues, management, record labels, royalties and getting ahead in the business.
Organised with the assistance from the Fracture Festival team, this visit to Bloemfontein is the first of many visits in the future, “I intend to keep moving around talking to the youth or new players in the industry for some time,” says Chislett of the visit to Bloem, “As such, this can be considered the first, and I will be back again as soon as I can. The issues of ignorance and access to learning are not going to go away over night and every little bit that goes towards countering them is of great value.”
Access to Saturday’s workshop is open to all. There is a cover charge of R20.00 in order to cover expenses. There are however limited seats. We will operate on a first come first served basis, so make sure you arrive early to avoid to disappointment. Chislett’s book “1,2,1,2” will be available at the workshop for attendees to buy at a special workshop price.
The Business Basics of the Music Industry Workshop
Saturday 26 March
Die Mystic Boer
84 Kelner street
R20.00 registration fee