Thursday, September 3, 2009

Moshito: Some useful links/resources that were discussed

Moshito is an annual music conference held in Johannesburg “focused [on] broadening the business intelligence of music industry professionals in South African and the continent, strengthening business networks for participants and informing delegates, traders and the public about the multifaceted and dynamic nature of the global music industry.”

Here are a few sites that were discussed at the conference that I found interesting:

South African Sites: (Sort of a MYSpace for S.A. bands) “Overtone is a band bookings agency, music industry administration service provider and an events management company.” (news site) (South African MP3 download store) Gig guide & tickets for events


International Sites: “In a nutshell, BandCentral is an online band manager with all the tools you and your band members need to manage your band.” All things to do with Australian music. But also has great music business and news articles. A lot of great information about the music industry & where it is headed “To put it simply, the Hype Machine keeps track of what music bloggers write about” “independent music network dedicated to merging low-fi, cutting-edge videos [made for less than $99]with the best of today's music scene” “MICROFUNDO will help you fund your music career. Need capital for your next recording? Looking for financial support for your next tour? We can help you raise funding directly from your fans and develop a core fan base from across the globe” Post a brief for a music video, and music video directors will bid on the job. Tip sheet of producers/artists etc looking for songs

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