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SABC Behind with Payments

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This week representatives of the SABC told a parliamentary committee that the organisation owed more than R75 million in royalty payments to composers, singers, musicians and other artists in South Africa.

This week representatives of the SABC told a parliamentary committee that the organisation owed more than R75 million in royalty payments to composers, singers, musicians and other artists in South Africa. This figure excludes royalties owed to script writers and actors.

The SABC owes SAMRO 14.5 million, SAMPRA R52.7 million and a few million rands more to CAPASSO, AIRCO and RISA.

The broadcaster currently runs eighteen radio stations and TV channels which pay 3.2% royalties for... read more?

Published by: breezeon: Thursday 18th of May 2017 at 16:27
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The Music of Leonard Cohen

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What I learned, deduced or surmised from recently listening to the music of Leonard Cohen. (by Sheerluck Poems, the musical detective.)


1. Leonard Cohen is probably a Canadian of French extraction, raised as a Catholic, yet with a Jewish name. He attended French music social events in Canada featuring the French Accordion instrument as a child and later became a published poet. He played guitar from about the age of 12, mostly folk music (Spanish guitar - nylon strings with emphasis on picking). He later moved to New York.

The French Accordion scale themes are prominent in many of his songs e.g. "Famous Blue Raincoat"... read more?

Published by: wonderbraon: Thursday 28th of August 2014 at 20:43
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The Metalist ZA

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News, Reviews, Events, Discussions and much more... Just Follow us

The Metalist ZA will focus on bringing an accurate review from many different styles and genres of music from around the globe.

We hope to help promote bands looking to be heard as well as discuss old, new and up and coming albums from from bands we all know and love or hate.

The Metalist ZA will help to promote shows from both bands and venues in South Africa in order to assist in the steady growth of the movement and boost individual genres.

You can also follow us... read more?

Published by: The Metalist ZAon: Tuesday 19th of August 2014 at 08:15
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RAMfest 2014

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The annual Ramfest festival is set to be played out at Elandskloof Farm in Helderstroom near Cape Town from Thursday, 6 March to Sunday, 9 March 2014.

The four-day festival is hosting metal groups Killswitch Engage and Trivium from the U.S. of A., as well as U.K. acts Biffy Clyro, VuvuVultures and Foals, who will be playing on the main (Red Heart Rum) stage.

Rock to the likes of Gangs of Ballet, aKING, and ISO, while DJ's like Camo and Krooked featuring Dynamite MC will also perform.

The venue features four separate stages for festival-goers to choose from and will also feature comedy acts and laid-back sessions in the... read more?

Published by: wonderbraon: Friday 28th of February 2014 at 14:40
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Muso's needed

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Fragmented Children are looking for a new vocalist and drummer.

We are currently searching for a new vocalist for Fragmented Children.
Male or Female that has a good balance of clean and heavy vocals.

We are also looking for a solid drummer.

Please check out our page:
http://www.reverbnation.com/fragmentedchildren

If you are interested please mail us at read more?

Published by: Fragmented Childrenon: Wednesday 18th of January 2012 at 14:13
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Cold Hand Chemistry Release the First Single Off Their Upcoming Album

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Table View-based symphonic metal force, Cold Hand Chemistry, released the first single off their upcoming debut album Gathering Crows earlier today for streaming and download on soundcloud.com.

Table View-based symphonic metal force, Cold Hand Chemistry, released the first single off their upcoming debut album Gathering Crows earlier today for streaming and download on soundcloud.com.

“Do You See Me (Hex)” is based on the folk tale of the Hex River Witch and is filled with symphonic flourishes and ethereal vocals; perfect for a radio single!

The album art and distribution label are set to be announced soon as well as a music video to accompany the single. Gathering Crows... read more?

Published by: Cold Hand Chemistry
Source: Metal4Africa
on: Friday 2nd of December 2011 at 13:20
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Emerging Sounds Challenge

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The 15th annual Emerging Sounds Challenge in conjunction with Music Mate gets underway at the end of May in Gauteng before spreading its musical wings around the rest of the country. See dates below.




The 15th annual Emerging Sounds Challenge in conjunction with Music Mate gets underway at the end of May in Gauteng before spreading its musical wings around the rest of the country. See dates below.

Apart from bands being able to win some fabulous prizes we well as getting discounts for musical equipment and studio time they will also have the opportunity of earning monies from the gig.

Prizes on offer this year courtesy of Music Mate include a full Wharfdale PA system... read more?

Published by: Squireon: Saturday 28th of May 2011 at 21:53
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Stone Fish available for download

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Our debut Track Stone Fish now available for download

We've made Stone Fish available for download to the public. To download the track visit http://www.brokentruce.com and click on the songs link. You will be able to download Stone Fish and Lying Eyes (Demo).

We also uploaded it to alternativemusic.co.za and it should be available for download there soon.

Feel free to share the tracks with your mates, grand parents and even pets. Be sure to tell us what you think on... read more?

Published by: Broken Truceon: Wednesday 6th of April 2011 at 11:38
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Free track soon to be released

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Broken Truce decided to record Stonefish and release it as a free download

Broken Truce hit the studio (Redroom Records) this weekend to record Stonefish.

We've decided to make the download available for free as a marketing tool and to give back to the fans who in turn are allowed to share the track.

We also created "The Pack" where hardcore fans of Broken Truce can register on our site (http://www.brokentruce.com) and receive all downloads before they are made available for the... read more?

Published by: Broken Truceon: Thursday 17th of March 2011 at 10:51
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Jozi boys take it to the Dunes and the Streets for Rammstein

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They might not seem like your typical Rammstein fans but Mongezi Mtati (Managing Director of WordStart a new word of mouth agency) and Peter Pele (Computer Engineer, Entrepreneur, Embedded Software Engineer & Debauchee) will go to extremes to get their hands on backstage passes to the Johannesburg concert on 11 February 2011

They might not seem like your typical Rammstein fans but Mongezi Mtati (Managing Director of WordStart a new word of mouth agency) and Peter Pele (Computer Engineer, Entrepreneur, Embedded Software Engineer & Debauchee) will go to extremes to get their hands on backstage passes to the Johannesburg concert on 11 February 2011

In their own word’s “We’re two darkie mo'fos from Vosloorus who are willing to do what it takes to get tickets (make that backstage passes) for the Rammstein... read more?

Published by: LCom
Source: L Communications
on: Thursday 3rd of February 2011 at 11:56
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2Ché live at the Cape St Francis Lifestyle Resort

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2ChĂ©, one of Port Elizabeth’s top folk bands will be performing live at the Cape St Francis Lifestyle Resort Theatre on Saturday, December 18, 2010.

The duo have recently finished recording their first album, ‘Play it like it is’ at Fountain Eye Studios and hosted a sold-out album launch in November.

2ChĂ© is one of the most unique combinations of musicians in South Africa, with their main focus on electric bass and voice complemented by rhythm guitar. 2ChĂ© is something that has to be seen to be believed, as one of the Eastern Cape’s top bassists, Andrew Warneke, changes musical focus from the traditional bass line to a chord-and- melody texture.

Warneke is complemented by the soulful, versatile vocals of singer and songwriter, Claire Harmse. Warneke was the only Eastern Cape... read more?

Published by: CFWon: Tuesday 14th of December 2010 at 13:13
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Animals Rock Festival - Cape Town

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The 5th annual Animals Rock Festival will be held outdoors in the a quarry at the Hillcrest Wine Estate just 10 minutes drive from Durbanville, 15 minutes from Table View and 20 minutes from Cape Town.

The Animals Rock Festival is an annual animal welfare fund raiser event held near Cape Town in the Western Cape. It is a Rock Music festival hosted by Animals for Animals.

The 13th of November 2010 marks the 5th event and for the very first time, it will be hosted outdoors. Great bands, large stage, big screens, awesome sound and amazing lighting.

This years event will be held in the quarry at Hillcrest Wine Estate; one of the most picturesque venues in the Cape. The farm is just... read more?

Published by: Asterix
Source: Animals Rock.co.za
on: Wednesday 6th of October 2010 at 11:10
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Robertson's Rock of Ages Music Festival

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Underground In Events and Promotions now present the "Rock of Ages Music Festival" in aid of the Breede Valley Hospice which supports the people with life theatening and terminally illnesses. These people are ruitinly sent home to die due to the limited resources available in many African hospitals.

Those of you who are lucky enough to remember the 1st and 2nd Robertson Rocks festivals might already be sold on this idea.

Underground In Events and Promotions now present the "Rock of Ages Music Festival" in aid of the Breede Valley Hospice which supports the people with life theatening and terminally illnesses. These people are ruitinly sent home to die due to the limited resources available in many African hospitals.

Robertson's Rock of Ages Music Festival.
In aid of... read more?

Published by: Asterix
Source: jack-stone.co.za
on: Thursday 19th of August 2010 at 15:40
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Plug And Play 3 Thursday nights @ Full Moon

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The Plug & Play initiative got started in 2008 at Café Arc, but really it's something bands have been doing for ages in venues the world over. We had a such a success at Zeplins wonderboom in 2009 that we decided that it is time for Plug & Play 2010 to take place at Full Moon Lounge, Hazelwood.

The Plug & Play initiative got started in 2008 at Café Arc, but really it's something bands have been doing for ages in venues the world over. We had a such a success at Zeplins wonderboom in 2009 that we decided that it is time for Plug & Play 2010 to take place at Full Moon Lounge, Hazelwood.
Essentially it is an Open Mic Night with a face lift, and RockingSA is reviving the vibe of the Open Mic Nights that used to happen at the erstwhile Nile Crocodile. Pretoria does not have a... read more?

Published by: rockingSa
Source: fanie rockingsa
on: Thursday 15th of July 2010 at 13:59
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2010 Hard Rock & Metal Festival @ the Civic Theater Roodepoort

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For South Africa this is a first ever The WorldCup has come, and Hard Rock and Metal has been brought to the Civic Theatre.
All of Eternity in conjunction with Marshall Music, Joburg Promusica, Everlast Tattoo, RockingSA and Safi Soundz is putting together a festival for all people in South-Africa that love Hard Rock and Metal.

For South Africa this is a first ever The WorldCup has come, and Hard Rock and Metal has been brought to the Civic Theatre.
All of Eternity in conjunction with Marshall Music, Joburg Promusica, Everlast Tattoo, RockingSA and Safi Soundz is putting together a festival for all people in South-Africa that love Hard Rock and Metal. Hard Rock and Metal Has come a long way from the mid 60’s and has given birth to some of the most existing bands like Metallica, Anthrax, Megadeth, Slayer, Kreator,... read more?

Published by: rockingSa
Source: RockingSA
on: Wednesday 23rd of June 2010 at 10:58
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Master of Rock Review - Cape Town

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After a short break, the audience returned to the arena for the long-awaited Deep Purple. The lights went out, and the crowd went mad. After a moment of excited hysteria, the arena fell silent, crackling with anticipation. And then the sound of Prokofiev's dramatic "Montagues and Capulets" filled the arena.

It's not often we have big names performing in South Africa, and even more seldom we have big names worth listening to. Imagine my delight when the rumours of a Deep Purple performance started doing the rounds! Despite the pricey tickets, I figured no price would be too high for the privilege of a live performance from one of my all-time favourites.

So off we went to Grand West's Arena. The show started with Wishbone Ash giving an excellent performance. Their sounds was rich... read more?

Published by: Asterix
Source: Shanu Van Der Berg
on: Monday 14th of June 2010 at 13:43
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Plug And Play 2 Thursday nights @ Full Moon

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The Plug & Play initiative got started in 2008 at Café Arc, but really it's something bands have been doing for ages in venues the world over. We had a such a success at Zeplins wonderboom in 2009 that we decided that it is time for Plug & Play 2010 to take place at Full Moon Lounge, Hazelwood.

The Plug & Play initiative got started in 2008 at Café Arc, but really it's something bands have been doing for ages in venues the world over. We had a such a success at Zeplins wonderboom in 2009 that we decided that it is time for Plug & Play 2010 to take place at Full Moon Lounge, Hazelwood.
Essentially it is an Open Mic Night with a face lift, and RockingSA is reviving the vibe of the Open Mic Nights that used to happen at the erstwhile Nile Crocodile. Pretoria does not have a... read more?

Published by: rockingSa
Source: RockingSa
on: Sunday 30th of May 2010 at 13:16
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Computicket Fingered by Competition Commission

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In its investigation the Commission found that Computicket entered into long term exclusive contracts with theatre owners, theatre producers, promoters` and festival event organizers in the entertainment industry, preventing them from using any other ticketing providers.

A case of exclusionary conduct has been filled against South African ticketing giant Computicket. In Johannesburg, on Tuesday the 11th of May the Competition Commission referred a case of exclusionary conduct to the Competition Tribunal for adjudication.

If found guilty Computicket could potentially face an administrative penalty of 10% of its 2009 turnover. This following complaints by Strictly Tickets CC, Soundalite CC (trading as Artslink), KZN Entertainment News and Reviews CC... read more?

Published by: Asterix
Source: Buy the Ticket.co.za
on: Wednesday 12th of May 2010 at 13:16
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Masters of Rock - Deep Purple, Uriah Heep and Wishbone Ash

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At the turn of the `70s, a holy trinity of British heavy rock groups-Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple-made music that shook the world. Forty years on, Deep Purple are the last men standing (Mojo Magazine).

Big Concerts present the Masters of Rock Tour featuring Deep Purple with Uriah Heep and Wishbone Ash at the Coca-Cola Dome Johannesburg on Friday 28th May 2010, ICC Durban Arena on Sunday 30th May 2010 and Tuesday 1st June at the Grand Arena, Grandwest and Entertainment World, Cape Town.

At the turn of the `70s, a holy trinity of British heavy rock groups-Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple-made music that shook the world. Forty years on, Deep Purple are the last men standing... read more?

Published by: Asterix
Source: Big Concerts
on: Monday 10th of May 2010 at 13:02
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SOUND ON SCREEN Music Film Festival (28 April - 2May)

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Ever thought you'd get to see Metallica, The Wu-Tang Clan, Eric Clapton, Slayer, The Doors, Fokofpolisiekar, Bonnie Raitt, the late GG Allin, Dave Matthews, Burzum, Erykah Badu, The Grateful Dead, Megadeth, Janis Joplin, Dilated Peoples, Gorgoroth, Branford Marsalis, high school marching bands and many more on the same bill?
Well, you can at the SOUND ON SCREEN Music Film Festival, uniting movie- & music fans, and lovers of both in an audio-visual feast.

The creators of the South African HORRORFEST-, X FEST-, and CELLUDROID Film Festivals are launching this brand new and exciting music-themed event at the legendary Labia Theatre (28 April - 2 May 2010)

Across 5 days, this eye- and ear-popping event will screen a range of exciting feature films and documentaries dealing with this essential part of our existence:
MUSIC.  

These movies encapsulate various genres and musical personalities, from Rock, Pop and Metal, to Rap /... read more?

Published by: Flamedrop
Source: Flamdrop Productions
on: Thursday 15th of April 2010 at 14:18
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