SABC (South African Broadcasting Corporation) stunned everyone to the delight of South African musicians, when they announced the lucrative 90 percent airplay for local music and 10 percent foreign. Although, SABC got a baby smack on the back for this onerous policy stand point, but pundits said it has being long overdue. Personally, I tend to differ from the pundits from being to quick to either claim victory or ignore the magnitude of the favor, the SABC has done to the music industry by this very single decision.
My point is that SABC is a public broadcaster who relies on advertisers and other commercial grab and grab means to make money, they were not really obliged. So I congratulate the SABC and say “Thank You”.
Now what does this opportunity means to the music industry in South Africa? One, I must now remind musicians that the era of mediocrity is gone. This means musicians need to and has to be able to write and produce materials that are of significance. This means staying entertaining and at the same time keeping your message intact.
Having said these, the commercial end to this cannot be over emphasized. Musicians has to capitalized on the outburst the financial rewards that comes with this kind of airplays. Obviously, superstardom doesn’t get any better than this. That all this means for a musician in South Africa is that, “work hard and get paid real good.” This article has to has some other extension but let me end here for this little points to stick. Always fee free to contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org with any related artists management questions you might have. Remember, I also appreciate your comments and contributions..
morgeez talent agency
Many talented people in the performing art industry has always find it a bit hard to find the right talent agency to entrust their career. Some, definitely are clueless about the right step to take. If you are a talent looking for a talent agency to fully represent and manage your career, here are some of the things you need to do to get guaranteed representation by an agency.
- Ensure you have authentic identification this will be needed to validate some of your incoming payments among others
2. Some agency minimum annual membership fee mandatory for covering your initial application processing, profile photos, uploading your showreels/portfolios, managing your online profile etc. Please note that those signing up for non-talent jobs such as extras or fill-in jobs may not pay this amount.
3. Registration forms must be filled with accurate details provided.
4. Professional photos must be submitted (1 headshot,one body shot and 1 full length). Note that we also need your original photos without makeup nor edited.
5. Z-Cards are also useful
6.If you are a voice over artist, you must upload minimum 3 commercial voiceover sample clips, radio presenting clip not longer than 2mins. Singers/rappers must upload 2-3mins long vocal clips
7. If you are an actor, you must upload a professional showreel of minimum 3 min with different scenes and sequences.
8.Professional models must submit up to 10 or more various profile photos.
9. Models should have video reel of pose and cat walk if in possession.
10. Ensure you read and understand the agency terms and conditions. This is often undermined by many talents but its actually one of the most important steps towards joining any talent agency.
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