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ABOUT ABOUT
Dance Music Summit is a skills development plateform and the advantages it offers young Mzansi music creatives is unparalleled – it is the go-to platform for anyone in the music business. The Summit aims to Identify talent and offer mentorship opportunities. DMS connects DJ's, muscians, producers, promotors, club owners to bring solutions and to provide expert advice from a diverse group of individuals from various fields giving comprehensive lessons, including live demonstrations from sound equipment companies.

The Dance Music Summit’s aim is to empower and create sustainable solutions for young people, which can assist them to be employable, entrepreneurial and go getting in the dance music industry.

We were honoured and proud to have been part of the University of Johannesburg UJ FADA graphic design syllabus for the 2nd year students to create brand packaging for Dance Music Summit in 2019.
2 students were chosen to be part of the DMS design team for an internship. An exhibition of all designs was shown at the campus.
We are happy to have been part of this amazing project and looking forward to a continued partnership

The DMS was also happy to have partnered with Ballantines True Music to assits young DJ's that were struggling at the beggining of the pandemic.

The summit aims to bring people together from all walks of life promoting a non racial, non sexiest community.

The Dance Music Summit's focus is on skills development in the areas of producing, playing and performing music, and it is open to any and all industry professionals, producers, artists, promoters, record labels, DJs and music enthusiasts.
The Summit offersa variety of seminars, panels, workshops, parties, DJ spin-offs, and networking events for those looking to learn more about the music industry.

The Summit will allow attendees to explore the future of music, media, technology, and culture, with a mission of bringing people together to educate. It’s also designed to equip musicians with information on diverse topics and insights into the ever-evolving industry, while nurturing creative and professional growth.

Through its adversity DMS has added a digital summit to their calendar of events which will happen second half of the year with a series of carefully crafted workshops reflecting on the past year and looking at the year ahead.

We look forward to collaobrating and creating memories

#PowerOfPerformance

2020 PROGRAM


Day 1

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
STARTING IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY

GETTING STARTED IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY NEEDS PROPER GUIDANCE.

PANEL : NASTEE NEV - LULO CAFÉ – LADY LEA

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
HIT MAKERS

IS THERE A FORMULA IN CREATING HITS?

PANEL : RALF GUM (GERMANY) - JULLIAN GOMES - DR DUDA

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
BROADCASTING

BROADCASTINGS DYNAMICS IN 2020

PANEL : JUST MO - BOB MABENA - GLEN VAN LOGGERENBURG

02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
A DJ SET IS A JOURNEY

DJ SETS ARE A JOURNEY – HOW DO I CHANGE MY STYLE FOR BIGGER STAGE?

PANEL : CHRISTOS – CHINA – KAT LA KAT

03:30 PM - 04:15 PM
SUSTAINABLE GROWTH IN THE DIGITAL DOMAIN

HOW TO SUSTAIN YOUR MUSIC CAREER IN A WORLD THAT'S CONSTANTLY CHANGING DIGITALLY.

PANEL : TIM WHITE – RALF GUM - VICTOR MAMPANE

04:15 PM - 05:00 PM
IMPORTANCE OF MUSICIANS

MUSICIANS ARE SPECIAL BEINGS AND THEIR IMPORTANCE GOES UNNOTICED.

PANEL : MO (MICASA) – BUSIE JAZZ

05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
EQUIPMENT SHOWCASE

LATEST EQUIPMENT DEMONSTARTIONS.

Day 2

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
STUDIO - GETTING STARTED

THE RIGHT SET OF TOOLS ON HOW TO GET STARTED AS A PRODUCER.

PANEL : CHYMAMUSIQUE – THANDI DRAAI

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
PUBLISHING & COPYRIGHT

MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT LAW GUIDE TO A SUSTAINABLE MUSIC CAREER.

PANEL : SAMRO - CAPASSO – SAMPRA

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
MANAGEMENT & BOOKING AGENTS

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO AND WHEN DO YOU NEED IT.

PANEL : LADY LEA – ASHLENE GANESH

02:00 PM - 02:45 PM
GLOBAL FRONTIERS

THE WORLD IS CLOSER THAN YOU THINK.

PANEL : JULLIAN GOMES - MAXIN LANY (BELGIUM)

02:45 PM - 03:30 PM
SUSTAINABILITY IN THE INDUSTRY

EXPERT ADVICE ON HOW TO REMAIN RELEVANT THROUGHT YOUR CAREER.

PANEL : VINNY DA VINCI – GANYANI

03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
REMIXING

INS AND OUTS OF REMIXING.

PANEL : JAZZUELLE – MIZZ DEE - SCULPTURED MUSIC

05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
EQUIPMENT SHOWCASE

LATEST EQUIPMENT DEMONSTARTIONS.

DAY 3

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
SONGWRITING

THE LYRICS AND MELODY MAKE OR BREAK A SONG.

PANEL : BRIAN TEMBA – ZANO – THE RURALS (UK)

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
PODCASTS

IN THE DIGITAL WORLD PODCAST CAN REALLY BOOST YOUR MUSIC CAREER.

PANEL : LARS BEHRENROTH (GERMANY) – OSCAR MBO (ASHMED HOUR) - BEST BEATS TV

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
DJ SCHOOLS AND DJ START UP TIPS

OPPORTUNITIES TO LEARN FURTHER

PANEL : DJ MIXCLUB – MULTI RACIAL – FO-REAL RECORDS

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
BRAND BUILDING

IN-DEPTH LOOK AT HOW TO GROW YOUR BRAND

PANEL : KID FONQUE – LARS BEHRENROTH (GERMANY)

03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
INDEPENDENT LABELS

THE RISE OF THE INDEPENDENT LABELS.

PANEL : STAY TRUE – GO-GO MUSIC – DEEPSTITCHED


04:00 PM - 04:45 PM
ADDRESSING INEQUALITY & MENTAL HEALTH

HOW DO WE DEAL WITH IT AND OVERCOME THIS CHALLENGE.

PANEL : LUSANDA – PHOBIA - SOULBEE

04:45 PM - 05:30 PM
EVENTS IN THE MODERN AGE

THEY SHAPE THE MUSIC INDUSTRY.

PANEL : WE HOUSE SUNDAYS – SPRING FIESTA – OBRIGADO - TONE SOCIETY

DAY 4

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
STUDIO PLUGINS - MASTERING

DON’T HAVE TO BREAK THE BANK BUT WILL IMPROVE YOUR SOUND.

PANEL : ROCCO RODAMAAL (FRANCE)

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
POWER OF PERFORMANCE PART 1

YOU ARE ONLY AS GOOD AS YOUR LAST PERFORMANCE.

PANEL : KUNIYUKI TAKAHASHI (JAPAN)

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
PRODUCTION PART 1

PRODUCING A TRACK FROM SCRATCH

PANEL : FRANCK ROGER (FRANCE)

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
POWER OF PERFORMANCE PART 2

YOU ARE ONLY AS GOOD AS YOUR LAST PERFORMANCE PART2

PANEL : (TBA)

03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
PRODUCTION PART 2

MUSICALITY IN PRODUCTION IS KEY

PANEL : CRACKAZAT (SWEDEN)

04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
DEMO LISTENING & IDENTIFYING TALENT

HERE 2 DELEGATES STAND A CHANCE TO WIN A YEAR MENTORSHIP.

DMS CHATS Ep: 1| INTRO


DMS CHATS Ep: 2 | STARTING IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY


DMS CHATS Ep: 3| OPPORTUNITIES AT THE SUMMIT


DMS CHATS Ep: 4 | DJMIXCLUB


DMS CHATS Ep: 5 | JAZZUELLE


DMS CHATS Ep: 6 | VINNY DA VINCI


DMS CHATS Ep: 7 | KID FONQUE


DMS CHATS Ep: 8 | DJ GANYANI


DMS CHATS EP: 9 | CHYMAMUSIQUE


DMS CHATS EP: 10 | SCULPTURED MUSIC


DMS CHATS EP: 11 | Rocco Rodamaal


DMS CHAT EP: 12 | LADY LEA


DMS CHAT EP: 13 | SISCO UMLAMBO


DMS CHAT EP: 14 | Brian Temba


DMS CHAT EP: 15 | Soulbee


DMS CHAT EP: 16 | DJ CHINA


DMS CHAT EP: 17 | BLACK COFFEE


NEWS


The inaugural Dance Music Summit will take place in March 2020 and the advantages it offers young Mzansi music creatives is unparalleled – it is the go-to conference for anyone in the music business.

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DMS welcomes DJ MIX CLUB as its official exhibition partner.

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Are you the next Busi Jazz, DJ China, or Jullian Gomes? Then this is your cue to show your skills as a deejay, producer, vocalist and instrumentalist. DMS is offereing a 12 month mentorship to 2 of the BEST OF THE BEST.

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In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to be proactive and POSTPONE the Dance Music Summit.

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Dance Music Summit has collaborated with Ballantine’s True Music to launch a DJ Relief fund to support DJ’s who have lost work as a result of the pandemic

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Dance Music Summit is bringing you a new season of DMS Chats live on out social media pages

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F.A.Q


WHAT IS DANCE MUSIC SUMMIT?

The Dance Music Summit's focus is on skills development in the areas of producing, playing and performing music, and it is open to any and all industry professionals, producers, artists, promoters, record labels, DJs and music enthusiasts.

The Summit has a variety of seminars, panels, workshops, parties, DJ spin-offs, and networking events for those looking to learn more about the music industry.

The Summit will allow attendees to explore the future of music, media, technology, and culture, with a mission of bringing people together to educate. It’s also designed to equip musicians with information on diverse topics and insights into the ever-evolving industry, while nurturing creative and professional growth.


AGE REQUIREMENT

Participants must be 18 years and older.

WHO CAN ATTEND DANCE MUSIC SUMMIT?

Any and all industry professionals, producers, artists, promoters, record labels, DJs and music enthusiasts.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT TO GET OUT OF DANCE MUSIC SUMMIT?

The conference and workshops focus is on building skills around crafting music and the various independent platforms to generate consumer ship, jobs and revenue. The Summit will allow attendees to explore the future of music, media, technology, and culture, with a mission of bringing people together to educate. It’s also designed to equip musicians with information on diverse topics and insights into the ever-evolving industry, while nurturing creative and professional growth.
Aims to expose dj, artists & potential artist to alternative forms of contributing to & attaining commercial and other value in the music industry.