Music Focused Programme at DISCOP Joburg

Music Focused Programme at DISCOP Joburg

DISCOP Joburg, in partnership with ONGEA! Africa are excited to announce this year’s DISCORE music rights and supervision program. Launched last year at DISCOP Joburg, DISCORE is a comprehensive sidebar programme that specifically targets the music industry across Africa with a focus on music production and supervision for content, licensing, synch deals and all the related implications.

DISCORE will provide a unique opportunity to learn from the pros and build relationships with international music supervisors as well as with film, television, digital content producers seeking original songs and scores that can accompany entertainment content destined for global audiences.

This year’s program, over 2 days, will see a workshop for music industry practitioners, as well as a series of panel discussions aimed specifically at those working on both music, and film. The importance of music, especially for African content, and the legal complexities related to royalties, usage and licensing are topics that many in the industry still do not understand. These sessions are aimed at broadening networks, educating professionals, and promoting the music industry.

Mike Strano, Founding Director of ONGEA! Africa recaps the Year: “Since our launch in October 2017, DISCORE has made great strides in connecting African composers with Music Supervisors, working in Advertising, Film and Television, from Africa and the United States of America. In DISCORE Abidjan (May 2018) and DISCORE Zanzibar (July 2018), where the Legalities around Synchronisation are not well-known. So, over 50 Participants benefited greatly by the Training offered by SHEER Publishing Africa.”

Music Supervisor & Publisher at SHEER Publishing Africa – Mpumi Phillips, adds: “Now back in Johannesburg, we’re pleased to be adding SynConnect to the Programme, which shall see Composers and Publishers of Music pitching their Work to Music Supervisors in Advertising, Film and Television. In fact, popular Television Drama – Rhythm City, is putting a Sync deal on the Table for any Track deemed Suitable.”

Patrick Zuchowicki, CEO of DISCOP Markets, has this to say of the program ” Music in film, television and digital content plays the role of costar and discussing the challenges faced by today’s composers in Africa for visual media makes a lot of sense. With the arrival of Netflix and other streaming platforms, music placement is changing and the DISCORE series will look at the trends and genres that directors and audiences respond to.”

Wednesday November 14th

13H00 DISCORE | Elevate your Pitch Workshop for Music Industry Practitioners

The workshop will help music industry practitioners understand synchronisation.  The workshop will highlight scoring in film, tv and digital music, the secret to getting sync’s, ownership and rights and what your music is best suited for.

Facilitator: Mpumi PHILLIPS – Music Supervisor & Publisher – Sheer Publishing Africa

Thursday November 15th

10H30 DISCORE | DISCORE Presentation

Presenter: Mike STRANO – Founding Director – ONGEA! Africa

 

11H00 DISCORE | Synched IT!! | The role of music in Film, TV and Digital Content

A discussion with music supervisors around the importance of music in Film, TV and Digital content.

Moderator: Mike STRANO – Founding Director – ONGEA! Africa

Panelists: Lydia Idakula SOBOGUN – Founder – Gbagyichild Entertainment ; Harriet GAVSHON – Managing Director – Quizzical Pictures ; Craig MCGAHEY – Chairman – Production Music South Africa Association ; Adi LEACH – Studio Zoo

14:00 | SynConnect Moderator: Mpumi PHILLIPS – Music Supervisor & Publisher – Sheer Publishing Africa

Panelists: Lydia Idakula SOBOGUN – Founder – Gbagy- ichild Entertainment • Bonga Percy VILAKAZI – Creative Producer – The River • Eric MOGALE – Creative Director – Rhythm City • Adi LEACH – Managing Director – Studio Zoo • Craig MCGAHEY – Chairman – Production Music South Africa Association

16h00 DISCORE | Discore meets Discomics

Bridging the gap between music users and music makers.

Moderator: Mike STRANO – Founding Director – ONGEA! Africa

Speakers: Dale BLIGNAUT – General Manager – Mama Dance ; James BATHINWAITE – Music Composer – Thatch Music ; Nick CLOETE – Managing Director – Mind’s Eye Creative ; Cati WEINEK – Film producer – The Ergo Company

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