South African Hip Hop Award (2014) winning movement, 16BarsRELOADED, is set to host another event of their informative sessions through the Music Unscripted conference on Saturday, the 25th of August 2018, at the J&B Hive in Braamfontein Johannesburg. Being their second conference this year, and the fourth year running overall, the organization is hosting a performance workshop that will help upcoming artists hone their stage offering and grow their artistic approach to performances.
We just dropped the five preselected acts who will be showcasing their performance at the upcoming #MusicUnscripted @hivejoburg on the 25th of August for our expert panel & audience. The aim is to help fine tune our stages one action at a time. ✊? cc @16BarsRELOADED pic.twitter.com/NFo3FFnBzt
— #16Bars #Kizosada ? (@spokenpriestess) August 7, 2018
Through the years, Music Unscripted Events has sought to aid artists with important areas of their career by addressing subjects such as music registration, airplay submissions, professional etiquette, and brand conversations to highlight a few.
Most recently, the conference saw a conversation about how to exploit the internet effectively to one’s advantage take place at the J&B Hive. Here, artists got pointers on how to present themselves online, as well as how to earn an income through music in the digital era. As a matter of growth, the next level of an artist’s career is their stage performance which forms an integral part of their income stream and brand growth.
It is from this point of departure that the performance workshop was born. “It is not enough to have all your ducks in a row as an artist, but when it comes to the live experience of your art your fans are left dissatisfied,” says 16BarsRELOADED co-director Mpho Mfolo. The aim of this special edition is to assist upcoming artists with their stage presentations by giving constructive criticism to better improve their act.
With the guidance of seasoned professionals like Bontle Modiselle, Ms Cosmo, Rouge, Kabelo Moremi, Munya Chanetsa, and Rashid Kay, 5 upcoming acts will be given the platform to showcase their stage act for critique and feedback. The pre-selected 5 acts are artists who previously attended the Music Unscripted conference and were given the platform to submit their music to be considered for the workshop.
This workshop is one of the ways in which 16BarsRELOADED intends to give back to artists who attend their conferences, but also seek to better the music industry from the ground level up. Other artists and music professionals alike are encouraged to attend the conference to learn pointers from the panel’s feedback but to also add their own input on how to better improve one’s stage act. From this edition, topics such as how to ultimately grow your brand through presentation will inevitably be touched on as an artist’s performance is not isolated from everything else they do.
Make sure you follow @16BarsReloaded on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates leading up to, and post, the conference to keep up to speed with this exciting movement. To attend, make your reservation via firstname.lastname@example.org At only R 50 a pop for all the knowledge you will be absorbing, this is certainly something you cannot miss!