International music business icon Charles Goldstuck to talk at Music Exchange

INTERNATIONAL MUSIC BUSINESS ICON TO TALK AT CONFERENCE

CEO of TouchTunes, Charles Goldstuck, to share insights on global music industry at Music Exchange.

Cape Town, 16 February 2010: Former South African and global music industry heavyweight Charles Goldstuck will be addressing delegates at Music Exchange this coming March. Charles will be making a special trip from New York City to give a keynote Q&A session surrounding the current worldwide music industry, the challenges facing independency as well as global opportunities.

“Charles attended Music Exchange last year to watch his brother Arthur Goldstuck talk – he saw the enthusiasm and passion in the room and without hesitation committed to speaking this year.” said Martin Myers, founder of Music Exchange, “It is a privilege and honour to have him with us. His presence, insights and knowledge as well as his continued support of South African music, will help us put our homegrown talent back on the global stage.”

Prior to TouchTunes, Charles was most recently the President and COO of the Bertelsmann Music Group (US), a division of Sony Music Entertainment, one of the world’s leading music companies. Goldstuck was responsible for overseeing the business operations of the BMG music labels: the RCA Music Group, including RCA Records, J Records, Arista Records, as well as the RCA Victor Group; the Zomba Label group which incorporates Jive Records, LaFace Records and Verity Records. Prior to that, he was President and COO of the RCA Music Group. BMG Music (US) is home to superstar artists including Usher, Alicia Keys, Leona Lewis and Annie Lennox. Charles also sits on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation.

Music Exchange, South Africa’s first independent music conference is set to take place on 22 and 23 March 2010 at Protea Hotel Victoria Junction in Cape Town. Two days of keynote talks and panel discussions will empower delegates in the music industry with the knowledge to make a living out of the passion for music.

For more information contact: Martin Myers

Founder, Music Exchange

martin

+27 83 448 4475

Tickets are available for R900 for both days through tim.

About Music Exchange

Music Exchange is South Africa’s first independent music conference and is the brainchild of industry professionals Martin Myers, a long-standing publicist, and Peter Lacey, Managing Director of Musketeer Records.

The inaugural conference was held in Cape Town in March 2009. The 2-day event was jam-packed with keynote talks and panel discussions and delegates had access to over 20 big shots in the South African and international music arena. The topics covered were vast – from contract discussions to the age of digital delivery and beyond.

The conference continues in 2010 and aims to give budding musicians, singers, songwriters, promoters etc. an insight into the workings of the business as well as the opportunity to ask hard hitting questions of those professionals who “know it all”!

South Africa has unbelievable talent and the conference aims to give people in the music industry the insights and knowledge through the exchange of information that will empower them to make a living out of their passion for music.

2010 sees SAMA Lifetime Achievement Award winner and Platinum selling musician and performing artist Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse come on board as a partner. www.musicexchange.co.za.

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