Have you registered for the Converse Rubber Tracks Program?

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Converse is at it again. Yesterday the brand launched its new campaign called, Converse Rubber Tracks program. The campaign is aimed at opening/ activating the doors to some of the world’s greatest recording studios i.e. giving you, yes you musician-in-the-making, the opportunity of a life time. Do you have material written? Do you need studio time? Well here’s your shot.

 

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What’s in the R2-million SAMA XXI goodie bags?

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Each and every year the Sun City Superbowl comes to life, as the who’s who from the South Africa music industry descend on the entertainment complex for the annual South African Music Awards. This year the SAMA team are celebrating twenty one years and it will no doubt be an incredible evening. The awards go down on the 19th of April and those lucky enough to be presenting, performing or hosting will be given yet another incredible goodie bag and this year’s goodie bags are valued at a whopping R2-million bucks combined. Shame ne? And these celebs hardly need any of this stuff 😉 Check this out

 

  • Complimentary Twisp e-cigarette, complete with accessories. You know it’s trendy to Twisp and not actually smoke anymore, so this is clever. The Super Bowl might be all Twisped out though… the haze of Twisp 🙂
  • Ray-Ban is back again and handing out some their most stylish sunnies
  • They’re getting a classy Converse watch too and trust me, if my movie screening prizes were anything to go by, these watches will be rocking
  • Miglio Designer Jewellery is supplying a set of exquisite Swarovski crystal earrings for the women and a bracelet for the men, with John Craig chipping in a handsome wallet.
  • Toe Porn will be handing out some funky socks, hoodies from Le Coq Sportif will be in the bags, which is perfectly timed for Fall and Winter. There are T-shirts from Cipo & Baxx, with Pamela Mann tucking some fashionable leggings in to the bags for good measure
  • Rocka is throwing in some earphones as well as terrific caps. I love my headphones… Mi Casa and Danny K’s are my favourites
  • Products from Mizani, Mia Rose perfume and Body Essence tissue oil courtesy of Avroy Shlain, Candi & Co hair styling vouchers and Moroccan Oil gift sets, and Iman make-up products.

#NOTKAK!!!
The annual XXI Annual South African Music Awards will be broadcast live on SABC 1 on Sunday, 19 April 2015 from 20h00. If you, like me, wont be at Sun City this year, you can watch all the action on the mobi site www.samatv.mobi

Jamiroquai heading to SA

NEWSFLASH: International hitmaker, Jamiroquai is on his way to SA this October as part of DStv‘s Delicious  – The Internatioanl Food & Music Festival. He’ll be joined by a whole host of celebrity chefs and some of SA’s most loved stars come the 5 and 6th of October. Want to know who they are? Here’s just a little taster, Aldo Zilli, Ed Baines and John Burton Race make up the chef contingent, while Lira, Mi Casa, Prime Cirlce, Khuli Chana and Danny K will provide the musical entertainment alongisde JK.

For more information check out:
Facebook: Delicious Festival SA
Twitter:      @DeliciousFestSA.

Hashtag: #DStvFood/ #DStvMusic

Get Out of the Garage with Converse

ConverseAre you tired of singing for your aging dogs and cats? Had enough of getting your parents to be your biggest groupies? Have you got some music that you reckon will rock the world? Well then best you keep reading folks, because Converse is proud to announce the return of its hugely successful campaign, Get Out of the Garage. The  brand is giving you – the unsigned talent – the opportunity to record a track at Rubber Tracks Studio in Brooklyn, New York City (I’d enter just for that). Plus you’ll get to perform a gig at Rocking the Daisies, as well as at the iconic 100 Club in London. ENTER HERE

Interested? Good. The competition opened last week and will remain so until the 8th of August. Judges, Jon Savage, Catherine Grenfell and Reason will then narrow the field down to just 10. It’s then up to you to decide who walks away with this awesome prize. The bands and artists will have their songs showcased on the Converse Facebook page ( www.facebook.com/converse ). If you vote and your band is announced as the winner on the 16th of September, you could be off to London to see them perform… You see with Converse you win, they win… we all win- and we love #Winning.

Last year a guy by the name of Matthew Mole walked off with this title. I’d heard his name, but I never actually put two and two together until I saw this video below. I then realised he was the guy who sang that song (you know what I mean), and I immediately became a fan. Check out his clip below:

Shoes are boring. Wear Sneakers ad is awesome, check this out:

If you’re gifted in the music department, please don’t waste an opportunity like this. It’s an incredible platform and a fantastic brand to be associated to. So go ahead, enter now so that I can profile you on the 17th of September 😉

Hot gig alert: Get Dirty with Converse and others

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Jozi peops, are you looking for something to do this weekend? Get Dirty with the likes of BLK JKS, Zebra & Giraffe, Shadowclub, DJ Danger Ingozi, Matthew Mole and the folks from Converse. The event takes place at Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown. Get your tickets at Webtickets now.

[Video] Here’s Why Retroviral does Digital

We find ourselves in an age where we’ve become reliant on the Internet. We’re in this digital world, updating statuses, tweeting and following, uploading and blogging. This space has become my world. While it’s fine, exciting and ever changing, we often ask ourselves the question, why do we do digital? What thrill do we get out of being in this ‘world’? What opportunities have come out of being in the space? How can we pioneer, be leaders and have fun while doing it? Those are just some of the many questions out there . Here’s a video clip I got from a friend of mine, Mike Sharman of Retroviral.

Here’s the reason they do digital… and judging by the clip and their very successful 2012, they can and will continue to do digital this year and beyond. #Winning.

#Play100Club – looking for SA talent!

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CONVERSE PRESENTS: GET OUT OF THE GARAGE!

If you’re a music fan, you might’ve heard of The 100 Club in London. It has been around since 1942 and has played host to some of the world’s most interesting musical acts including the late Amy Winehouse, Sir Paul McCartney and many many more. Last year it faced closure due to high rentals and other contributing factors. Converse stepped in to help and thankfully it is still around.

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So how does this affect you? Well if you’re an aspiring and unsigned musician they’re giving you a chance of a lifetime. You can win an all expenses paid trip to perform at the institution. All you need to do is upload your original song and your biography to the facebook group: facebook.com/converse. Judges Jon Savage (5FM), Zulu Boy and Garick Williams will narrow down the entries to ten. Those ten will then be showcased on the group and whoever gets the most votes wins. Simple.

Sounds lekker and this gives you an opportunity to showcase your talents too, so be sure to visit the group www.facebook.com/converse, follow them on Twitter @Converse_Africa or use the hashtag #Play100Club. Entries close on the 8th of July and the winner will be announced in August. Ts&Cs apply.