MultiChoice to support creatives in the music industry through the launch of Sound Factory

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MultiChoice to support creatives in the music industry through the launch of Sound Factory

MultiChoice to support creatives in the music industry through the launch of Sound Factory

MultiChoice South Africa has developed Sound Factory, an initiative that aims to identify, empower, and support young music creatives by exposing them to opportunities and people who will be pivotal in their careers.

Supported by the MultiChoice Talent Factory South Africa (MTFza) and Channel O, the Sound Factory will play a key role in uplifting youth in a way that will create jobs and contribute to the economy.   

This will be done by developing a panel of producers whose work will be used for campaigns and brand projects by MultiChoice and its various business units.

These producers will be commissioned for projects such as developing jingles and the production of new music which will be paid for through commissioning and licensing fees.

Successful candidates will get the opportunity to work with successful musicians such as Uncle Waffles, Zeus Omega, Sthembiso, Chimurenga Mamphaga and Kai IntheKut amongst others. These prolific musicians form part of the current panel whose work will be used for MultiChoice campaigns; they will also help identify new talent for the programme.

“At MultiChoice, our purpose is to enrich lives, and we do this by creating initiatives that have scalable social impact, broaden economic participation, and ensure diversity and inclusion. We see ourselves as an integral part of our communities and are constantly working with partners to find solutions to tomorrow’s issues today. Sound Factory is another such endeavour by MultiChoice to nurture the next generation of the country’s music producers,” says Collen Dlamini, Group Executive of Corporate Affairs at MultiChoice.

“South Africa has an amazing music industry that continues to dominate the continent. It is also one of the most competitive, meaning it can be extremely difficult for talented youth to showcase their work. Sound Factory aims to address this gap by ensuring that we not only identify talent but create avenues for them to make a living from their craft,” says David Molotlhanyi, Music Programming Manager for Local Entertainment Channels at Mnet.

The panel of producers will not only benefit from having their work exposed to over 21 million MultiChoice subscribers across the continent, but they will also be part of masterclasses, mentorship, event attendance and profiling.

Mphile Shabalala, MultiChoice CSI Manager for Content says “MultiChoice Talent Factory is our 12-month filmmaking internship programme offered through film academies and masterclasses and the Sound Factory panel of producers will benefit from our track-record of training and upskilling industry professionals. Since inception, the programme has trained over 200 interns who have gone on to produce films for broadcast on M-Net’s local channels and Showmax.”

Sound Factory will contribute to the development of skills, creation of jobs and small businesses, promotion of discipline and wellbeing, and building of strong foundations for successful careers.

More about the Sound Factory: HERE


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