King Pie is proud to announce the “King Pie Business Of Music workshops”. Hosted by author and music industry professional David Chislett, the workshops will take place on the last Sunday of every month at The Tourism Hub on the Far East bank, Alexandra. The Workshops aim to educate on the business of the Music Industry, with the result being education and upliftment of aspiring musicians and entrepreneurs, who previously would not have access to such information.
Each month, until December 2011, a different music industry professional will speak at the workshops, helping to educate the youth of Alex about core topics, including: artist management, publishing, SAMRO, touring, record deals and many other facets of the music industry.
David Chislett has been giving workshops on the business aspects of the music industry for the last two years and now brings his expertise to Alex on a regular basis. This follows the recent release of his related book 1, 2, 1, 2, which is seeing success on bookshelves around SA.
“King Pie has aligned to this project as it accurately represents what we aim to achieve as a brand: support and advance the very community that is our market ” notes Jeanne Geldenhuys, COO for King Pie. “It is a wonderful opportunity for the community of Alex to gain insight into the business of an industry that so many aspire to be part of”.
Alex FM has come on board as media partner, to interview speakers and help spread the word of the events. Hillside Digital, a local Alex film production company played a core role in conceptualising and facilitating the event together with Chislett, whilst the Alexandra Land and Property Owners Association Youth (ALPOAY) have kindly facilitated the venue. Both Parties will be present adding value to the events.
The workshops kick off at 3pm each month with an opening address by Chislett, followed by the guest speaker for that day. The youth will then have a chance to ask questions and interact with industry leaders. The afternoon will conclude with King Pie distributing pies to the workshop attendees and a further chance to buy books, mingle and network. Young Alex musicians will have the chance to strut their stuff in front of their peers and wrap up an entertaining and educational afternoon with live impromptu performances. Hillside will screen relevant educational DVDs and documentaries.
The first King Pie Business Of Music workshop will take place on Sunday the 27th of February and feature Mr. Sibu Molefe, the manager of well-known hip-hop crew Skwatta Kamp.
The King Business of Music Workshop
Sunday 27th February
3pm – 6pm
The Tourism Hub, The Riverside Cafe
Far East Bank
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