Public Workshop 28 May 2022 – The Reality of Business and Revenue Channels for Musicians

As a part of the 6-month Music Production and Online Radio Training programme, South Africa is hosting monthly public workshops on various topics applicable to the course work. In the May online workshop we will discuss how artists run their careers as businesses and how they find multiple channels of revenue to support their income. This programme is in partnership with Rose Bonica and Reform Radio, funded by British Council.

Learn about our April workshop here: Community Building and Impactful Peer Engagement

Sign up to attend the workshop or look out for the recording of the session on our website in the week following the session.


MX BLOUSE is a South African electronic music artist, mixing dance, hip-hop, and kwaito music styles. Active since 2016, Mx Blouse has since released several critically acclaimed singles, EPs and an album, landing on Apple Music’s Best 100 Songs of 2019 with the single “No Match”. Other singles including “Supernatural” and “Papgeld” claimed #21 and #33 respectively on TIDAL’s year-end electronic music and “Pride” charts in the same year. The artist has performed at some of the most coveted festival including Oppikoppi, Basha Uhuru, Design Indaba Nightscape & Lighthouse Festival, among others in addition to touring in Germany and Switzerland, playing stages in Berlin, Leipzig, Nuremberg, Zurich, Bern and Basel.

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ETHAN HILL. Minimalism is the foundation. Based in the innovative city of Manchester, Ethan Hill’s ethos revolves around Hip Hop culture and tradition: keeping what was great about the past while still adding something new and fresh. With over 10 years of experience in the industry, he has produced for likes of Nolay, Meduulla, Red Pill, Shocka and many others that keep the same sentiment. Ethan focuses on bringing soulfulness to the British Hip Hop
scene. Ethan Hill’s Production has been featured on BBC 3, Radio 1xtra and in the San Francisco Film Festival. Additionally, his works have appeared on projects curated by cultural organisations such as Imperial War Museum, Love Music, Hate Racism and Mines Advisory Group. For 2 years, he was the resident DJ andprogramme director for the weekly radio show StateYoCase on the UK’s number 1 youth led radio station, Pie Radio.

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Sió (FKA Black Widow) The Twilight child, is a storyteller, who uses music and poetry to tell her stories. A word lover who often gravitates towards dark imagery, weaving love, thoughtfulness and rebellion in her work. She considers herself a lyrical snob, making pains to write songs which look at things from a different angle. She is a storyteller at heart, with a gift to craft them well, singing in an old style. Her unique voice turns heads, making the listener want to indulge in her stories which have been loved across the globe. She has a loyal following in underground music circles, who appreciate her ability to move between house, electronic, dance and soul music seamlessly. Her Collaborations include: Luka, Jullian Gomes, rkls, Kid Fonque, Fred Everything, UPZ, Cuebur, Dwson And Charles Webster to name a few, with Remixes of the Hit Single 1000 Memories By Jullian Gomes reworked by the stellar quartet of Osùnlade, Fred Everything, Karizma, Atjazz. Other hits by Sió include the Cuebur Remix of A dream Away with UPZ with Forbidden and Nobody Else with Dwson.

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MOONGA K. describes himself as “an artist and activist from the future sent here to disrupt the status quo.” The Zambian-born, Botswana-raised, and South African-based artist wraps his diverse palette into a sound that incorporates R&B, funk, soul, hip hop, rock, and electronic styles. With a sound as fluid as his identity, Moonga aims to provide the soundtrack to our collective journeys of self-acceptance through his poignant lyricism, emotive melodies, textured interiority, and authentic social activism, while speaking openly about toxic masculinity, racial injustice and mental well-being. Without being held back by the idea of being monolithic, he amplifies sharing experiences and standing in your own light.

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