The programme and speaker line-up for this year’s Moshito Music Conference and Exhibition is set to get South Africa’s music business talking with its mix of contentious, topical and informative sessions, reads a news release on the official Moshito website.
The three-day event – which takes place from September 1–3 at Museum Africa in Newtown, Joburg – tackles several key issues facing the domestic music industry head-on through a conference programme that doesn’t shy away from hot topics.
One of these is the Breakaway session “360 Degree Deals: Threat or Opportunity,” while another essential session is “Copyright or Copyleft” which explores the debates around digital copyright from both a domestic and international perspective.
Also in the spotlight is a look back at the 2010 FIFA World Cup – and, in particular, the opportunities (or not) that eventually materialized for artists. Another topic that is bound to get local musicians talking is an examination of why it’s so difficult to get music videos played on television in South Africa as well as the topic which looks at the role of DJs in getting music out to fans.
Digital music trends again make-up a significant part of the Moshito 2010 programme – among them a briefing on the ‘Leading Trends In Digital Music’ on the opening day and a look a ‘Music, Mobile and Gadgets: How Can The Music Industry Help Maximise The Potential of The Mobile And Download Market’.
This year’s conference again features an expo section as well as a number of free live showcase events.
The Moshito 2010 conference programme is available in full at www.moshito.co.za.