New CapeTalk segment shines a light on the South African entertainment industry 

Wednesday, 3 May 2023 – From tomorrow night CapeTalk listeners can tune in for the station’s brand-new segment the ‘Business of Entertainment,’ that promises to deliver a fascinating and first-hand account of the South African entertainment industry.

Hosted by industry legend music manager and publicist, Martin Myers this weekly half-hour segment will give powerful insights into the minds and careers of award-winning creatives, with a strong focus on the business side of the creative industry.

Each episode will feature a candid conversation between Myers and a creative in the music, theatre, design or television space.

Myers says the conversations will be entertaining and inspirational, peppered with true stories, first-person accounts, and invaluable tips from the people who’ve made a successful living from their craft.

“We will be bringing key executives onto the station to delve into every aspect of the entertainment business. We will be exploring topics like the business of royalties, how to manage cash flow and the science of ticketing. Big industry players will talk about how long it took to become an overnight success and how they dealt with and still deal with rejection and success. We will ultimately unpack what it takes to make a living as a South African artist,” says Myers.

CapeTalk Station Manager Tessa van Staden says the station is passionate about supporting creatives.

“Artists, musicians, sculptors, performers, directors and authors hold a mirror to society to reflect who and what we are. They play one of the most difficult and important functions, often without the necessary backing and resources. This segment will share some practical tips for those starting out in the industry. The ‘Business of Entertainment’ hopes to inspire our audience while also championing those who have paved a way in the sector,” says van Staden.

For all the business insights you can’t google, don’t miss the ‘Business of Entertainment’ every Thursday at 21:00.

COMING UP – THURSDAY, 4 MAY: Myers talks to the world-renowned SA-born composer Trevor Jones.

Having spent most of his career in the United Kingdom, Jones has worked on numerous well-known and acclaimed films including Runaway TrainThe Dark CrystalLabyrinthMississippi BurningThe Last of the Mohicans and In the Name of the Father. 

He has collaborated with filmmakers including John Boorman and Michael Mann

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About Martin Myers:

A UCT graduate, and founder of the NPC Music Exchange, publicist and music manager, Martin Myers began his career in the music industry running UCT Radio, at the University of Cape Town, in 1985. 

For 16 years, Martin was BMG/Sony Music’s Cape Town publicist. 

In 2009 Martin founded Music Exchange (#MEX). This non-profit body organises an annual music conference and monthly masterclasses designed to empower people in the music industry, especially young artists, with the knowledge needed to turn their passion into a sustainable livelihood. 

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Have you got your ticket to watch MEX21? Online until 2 Oct

Music Exchange turns 10

Lauded and awarded for its consistent commitment to the broader South African music industry, #MEX21 runs until 2 October 2021, with a wealth of quality international and local speakers.

Click here to secure your tickets & watch online

Our Keynote speaker, from Australia, is Michael Smellie. He speaks about the seven deadly sins of the music business. Michael’s career in the music business spans more than 25 years. He has worked across five continents as former Global Chief Operations Officer of Sony BMG, Asia Pacific Head for BMG, and Managing Director of Polygram and rooArt in Australia.

Michael is an investor, adviser and board member to many start-ups’ creative businesses in Australia and the United States and is currently the Board Chair of the Music Council of Australia.

Stuart Rubin, from New Zealand, speaks about the importance of the song and looking to legacy for wisdom and inspiration as well as unpacking Elvis 30 Number 1’s and Neil Diamond. In 2001 he moved to New York, becoming Senior VP International for BMG. Following the merger with SONY, three years later, Stuart was made Senior VP International of Commercial Marketing.

Stuart’s interview reveals a person fascinated with people, whether they are artists or music lovers. With his long experience in selling music to a global market, and as an A&R professional, he delivers a unique perspective on the industry.

Gasant Abarder, the author of Hack the Grenade, columnist, and former editor of the Cape Times & Argus speaks to the Cape Town reality for artists and his take on the media landscape in both print and online.

We speak to legacy with producer Greg Cutler, an engineer from London; regarding his relationships with Harari, Hotline and Rabbit, bands that shaped the SA sound that we know and love today.

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The #MEX21 speaker line-up includes, but is not limited to:
Michael Smellie – Chairman of Music Australia – Australia
Jason Grishkoff – Founder SubmitHub – USA
Stephen Werner – Station Manager @ KFM – RSA
Stuart Rubin – Former Senior VP of Worldwide Marketing for Sony BMG – New Zealand
Gasant Abarder – Author, and former editor at Independent Newspapers – RSA
Gillian Ezra – Group Head of Commercial – simfy africa, MusicTime, Ayoba
Phenyo Gasebonoe – Digital Content Manager at Ayoba, Africa’s first Super App – an all in one Instant Messaging Platform – RSA 
Greg Cutler – Producer engineer visionary proud ambassador of SA Music legacy – UK
Melissa Conradie – Music industry specialist, publicist, booker, radio plugger – RSA
RJ Benjamin – Artist – RSA
Sipho Mabuse – MEX Chairperson and Artist – RSA

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Gillian Ezra – Group Head of Commercial – simfy africa, MusicTime, Ayoba 

Phenyo Gasebonoe is a Digital Content Manager at Ayoba, Africa’s first Super App – an all in one Instant Messaging Platform -RSA

Melissa Conradie – Music industry specialist, publicist, booker, radio plugger – RSA

RJ Benjamin – Artist– RSA

Sipho Mabuse – MEX Chairperson and Artist – RSA

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#MEX21 talks deliver on what MEX is known and respected for by delivering quality conversations that lead to quantifiable outcomes. In partnership with 

Paul Bothner Music
Western Cape Government
and the City of Cape Town 

#MEX21 hosts entertainment industry thought-leaders and game-changers in 30-to-60-minute presentations on the Ticketpro streaming platform.
For a mere R100 investment, per ticket, #MEX21 delegates will enjoy an all-access pass to the full  conference, comprising a series of unmissable keynote addresses and international thought leadership sessions from some of the most relevant and revolutionary minds in the business.
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For booking details, and more information, go to

For more information and interview opportunities, please contact:
Martin Myers @ MEX
083 448 4475

In association with the City of Cape Town

In association with the Western Cape Government Cultural Affairs and Sport

Sipho Mabuse with AMPD Studios

AMPD Studios is putting out some awesome content. Am delighted to share my insights. Please see the links below

Tune in to the Creative Industry Podcast as we unpack how to make it in the music industry in South Africa.

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Also have a look at the podcast on Spotify please

Do enjoy

Sipho Mabuse Timelessness at the Lyric 1 Oct 2014 with Pops Mohamed, Alec Khaloi, PJ Powers, Condry Ziqubu

Thank  you to the following team

Sound  – Sound Corporation – Mark de Klerk

Technical Production Lighting, design, concept and operation  – JP Willson

Publicity Martin Myers and Samm Marshall

Event management – Razia Myers, Casey Barclay

Ticketing – Naledi Mabuse, Palesa Mabuse

Show produced by Sipho Mabuse and Martin Myers

Lyric Theatre  – Calum Stevenson, Zara Gafney, Graham Brune

Video recording – Paul Hughes

Live sound recording – Richard Mitchell

Sipho Hotstix Mabuse to celebrate Burnout with his show “Timelessness 50 years on” Wed 1 Oct Lyric Theatre

TIMELESSNESS 50 years on 

On Wednesday evening, 1 October, for one-night-only, one of South Africa’s, and indeed the world’s, most admired and respected musicians – Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse – is set to perform at The Lyric Theatre, Johannesburg, in a special, single performance, affair.

Titled Timelessness, a name coined by Mabuse, the show will  tip its hat to the masters, taking fans on musical journey filled with extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, performances.

2014 is a momentous year in Mabuse’s 50-year career immersion in music. Not only is it his golden anniversary of his unwavering commitment and contribution to South African music, it is 30 years ago his now 500 000 copy-selling single “Burn Out” changed the face of shape of Afro-pop and township jive like no other song or artist in pop music history.


From his first group, Harari, through to his stellar solo career that spans the better part of his adult life, Mabuse’s Lyric Theatre reveal is going to be jam-packed with so many hits and memories, beyond “Burn Out”, that “we might not be able to fit it in,” he jokes.

Beyond competent and hugely applauded, the magic this musician makes is practically impossible to pigeonhole. Drummer, flautist, alto flautist, pianist, saxophonist, kalimba player, timbale and African drummer, Mabuse’s raw ability and talent know no limit!

His name became synonymous with township jive nearly three decades ago, and today his live performances still present the master’s art as the stuff of legend.

As the musical ambassador for South Africa, performing in virtually every country in Africa and touring the US, England, France, Germany and Italy, amongst many more, Mabuse’s recorded and produced the likes of Miriam Makeba, Hugh Masekela, Ray Phiri and Sibongile Khumalo.

Head out to The Lyric Theatre, at Gold Reef City, and come celebrate the multiple anniversaries with his friends, peers and contemporaries. Expect tributes, tears and Timelessness aplenty as Sipho”Hotstix” Mabuse unpacks, retells and delights the night with songs that remain as perpetual as the master maker himself.

Tickets are available from or call: 0861 915 8000 or click on link below


For more information contact:
Triple M Entertainment
Martin Myers
Mobile: +27 83 448 4475