Martin Myers

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Martin Myers is a University of Cape Town graduate, publicist and music supervisor from South Africa.

Myers began his career in music by running a UCT Radio at the University of Cape Town back in 1985. It was then that he decided that his future lay in the music business. Myers’s break came that same year when he organised a gig for the legendary Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse. The personal and professional relationship that was established then remains solid 32 years later. Together they have worked on numerous projects, including the 46664 Mandela Day Concert in New York in July 2009 and the acclaimed Anthems of Democracy in Johannesburg.

For 16 years, Myers was BMG/ Sony Music's Cape Town publicist and marketing person working closely with local and international acts including Vusi Mahlasela, BLK Sonshine, Shayne Ward, Just Jinger ,SSQ and John Legend amongst the many artists.

He was also partner in leading technical company SMD Technical for 15 years and co founded the crew agency called Crew U.

In 2009, Myers founded Music Exchange, a non profit body which organises an annual music conference designed to empower people in the music industry, especially young artists, with the knowledge necessary to turn their passion into a sustainable livelihood. Music Exchange has grown significantly, and now hosts regular workshops across the year with leading figures from the world of music. It is recognized as South Africa’s leading independent music conference www.musicexchange.org.za

The conference has brought many highly respected international speakers to Cape Town.

World music leaders with gravitas including : Charles Goldstuck, the President and Chief Executive Officer of TouchTunes Interactive Networks, and formerly the President and Chief Operating Officer of the Bertelsmann Music Group (U.S.), a division of Sony Music Entertainment, one of the world’s leading music companies; Dr Trevor Jones, (whom we manage in South Africa), one of the world’s leading film composers, based in Hollywood and London, who grew up in District 6; from Australia, Stuart Rubin , the head of marketing for BMG Record Company, and David Vodika chairman of Rubber Records Australia; and in 2014 from Germany, Tim Renner, the Minister for Culture for Berlin and from the United States, Mos Def and in 2015 we had Bryan Michael Cox 9 time Grammy winner and Brandon Bakshi head of BMI London.

ZACape Town, South Africa
In operation since: 
2009

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