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Mastering the pitch:

Martin Myers Speaks to the SA Podcast and Music Festival

Ever met a warm selfless and inspiring energetic industry player? Meet Martin Myers. As the founder of Music Exchange, a music manager, and a radio show host on Cape Talk, Martin’s impact on the industry is profound.

Thank you, Mr. Myers, for the enlightening exchanges we’ve had, demonstrating the power of introduction and mutual respect.


The Art of Pitching Yourself


Allow me to share something I firmly believe in: the importance of how you pitch and present your offering. Martin Myers emphasises the significance of detail and conviction in your presentation. This short clip captures his wisdom.

As the music industry evolves with streaming, we must consider its impact on musicians’ livelihoods. Is it the record sales and music play that sustain them, or is it the live shows?

Stay tuned to the SA Podcast and Music Festival as we explore these discussions and more on June 14 and 15 at Red Roman Shed at Emperors Palace.

About Martin Myers

Martin Myers is a UCT graduate and founder of the Music Exchange (MEX). He began his career in 1985, running UCT Radio. His big break came when he organized a gig for Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse, leading to a 35-year partnership. Myers has worked with numerous artists, including Vusi Mahlasela, John Legend, and many more. He co-founded Crew U and SMD Technical, and since 2009, he has been leading MEX, South Africa’s foremost independent music conference. Myers also manages Siphokazi Jonas and Dr. Trevor Jones in South Africa, and hosts a weekly show on Cape Talk, “The Business of Entertainment,” which airs every Thursday at 9 pm. Join us at the SA Podcast and Music Festival to hear more from industry leaders as we delve into the evolving landscape of music and entertainment.
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