It all seems so easy, right: you record a couple of songs, play some gigs, sell CD’s, get your face on TV, become famous and the bucks and groupies come rolling in? That’s what you see around you right? Well, yes – but what you don’t get to see is what goes on behind the scenes: the many years of hard work and all the people and business involved. Talent alone is not enough and fame doesn’t always get you rich. So how do you become a successful musician?
Luthuli-Museum 0Are you interested?
The Luthuli Museum in Groutville has partnered with Onexus Music Business Education to boost growth in the local music sector of Northern KwaZulu Natal. Onexus is a KZN based business that works with industry players to provide the latest, most updated information about the music industry.
The Museum is inviting all musicians, music managers, music producers and others who want to know more about the business side of music to attend a music business course to be held at the Luthuli Museum in Groutville twice a month for 6 months and is set to start on 13 August 2016. Some exciting trips and excursions related to the music industry are planned as part of the programme. In the previous year the participants visited: MTV workshops, KZN Music Imbizo and other conferences.
Requirements to enter the Music Business Training Programme:
• Minimal matric
• 17 years or older
• Already involved in music or the music industry
• Interested in pursuing a serious music business career
• Motivated to learn, look for information and research music business
• Living in the Ilembe District
• Available to attend 8 workshops on Saturdays in Groutville
Organisers of the programme have vowed to leave no stone unturned pertaining to information about the promotion and business of local industry, with variou music industry experts expected to deliver the lowdown of all they have learnt in their prolific musical endeavors. A certificate of completion will be handed at the end of the programme.
Want to sign up? Please email a 300 word motivation to: firstname.lastname@example.org or deliver it to Luthuli Museum in Groutville. Inquiries on Tel: 032 559 6822. On Saturday 30 July, screening interviews will be organised, please keep this date free.