Cape Town International Jazz Festival Music Business Workshop. Picture: Supplied

The 2018 CTIJF Music Business Workshop gets to grips with what’s needed to stage a successful event.

Understanding the business side of the creative music equation is now an imperative.  

With more and more artists and event entrepreneurs moving to independently control their financial success, there is a clear need to better understand the landscape in which they operate.  

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This is what the free Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF) Music Business Workshop will help tackle on Friday 23rd March 2018.  

Someone who has a deep understanding and the practical experience of staging large-scale events is Billy Domingo.  The CTIJF’s energetic festival director has over 40 years experience in this business and will lead the discussion.  

Joining him to shed light on the myriad of complex elements that go into a successful event, are panellists Leonora De Souza-Zilwa - Head of events at the City of Cape Town; Queen Makhubela - South African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO); Aki Khan, Managing Director of Eastern Acoustics and, saxophonist, Donveno Prins who will add a musician’s perspective to the proceedings.  

Topics in the spotlight will include administrative musts, licenses, certifications and permissions, as well as the particular legalities related to staging events. 

This year’s CTIJF Music Business workshop intends to provide real-world information from experts in the field - who live and breathe events every day.  

It aims to deliver a blueprint as to how to produce an event, using Cape Town as the example.    

The CTIJF Music Business workshop is ideal for event organisers, event suppliers, events entrepreneurs, and live performers.  

It is also for anyone with a keen interest in understanding the very real aspects and details required to sustain their own business of showbiz. 
The workshop is free of charge but attendants are requested to please reserve a seat by booking online: http://www.capetownjazzfest.com/music-business-booking-form

The CTIJF Workshop will take place from 12H00 – 13H15 on Friday 23rd March 2018, at the VOC Room in the Cape Sun Hotel, Strand Street, Cape Town. 

Official sponsors of the 19th annual Cape Town International Jazz Festival are the Department of Arts and Culture, Independent Media and AYO Technology Solutions. 

Other sponsors include host city, City of Cape Town and Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages. With funding support from The National Lotteries Commission (NLC).