A UCT graduate, a Cape Town based publicist and music supervisor, Martin Myers began his career in the music industry by running UCT Radio at the University of Cape Town back in 1985.
It was then that he decided that his future lay in the music business. Martin’s break came that same year when he organized a gig for the legendary Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse. www.hotstix.co.za
The personal and professional relationship that was established then remains solid 30 years later. Together they have worked on numerous projects, including the 46664 Mandela Day Concert in New York in July 2009 and, most recently in April 2014 the acclaimed Anthems of Democracy in Johannesburg
For 16 years, Martin was Sony Music's Cape Town publicist working closely with local and international acts including Vusi Mahlasela, BLK Sonshine, Shayne Ward, Joy Enriquez and John Legend.
In 2009 Martin founded Music Exchange, a non profit body which organizes an annual music conference designed to empower people in the music industry, especially young artists, with the knowledge necessary to turn their passion into a sustainable livelihood. Music Exchange has grown significantly, and now hosts regular workshops across the year with leading figures from the world of music. It is recognized as South Africa’s leading independent music conference www.musicexchange.co.za
The conference has brought to South Africa many highly respected international speakers including Charles Goldstuck, the President and Chief Executive Officer of TouchTunes Interactive Networks, and formerly the President and Chief Operating Officer of the Bertelsmann Music Group (U.S.), a division of Sony Music Entertainment, one of the world’s leading music companies; Dr Trevor Jones, (whom we manage in South Africa), one of the world’s leading film composers, based in Hollywood and London, who grew up in District 6; from Australia, Stuart Rubin, the head of marketing for BMG Record Company, and David Vodika chairman of Rubber Records Australia; and this in 2014 from Germany, Tim Renner, the Minister for Culture for Berlin and from the United States, Mos Def.
Sport is Martin’s second favorite passion. Since 2005 he has co-presented “On The Couch", a Saturday morning sports show which airs between 9am and 10am on Heart 104.9fm The show itself is a favorite with Cape Town sports fans and is known for its quality content and has been nominated for 3 radio awardsTwitter @martinmyers @musicexchange