Local artist and producer RJ Benjamin spent a better part of 2017 producing and writing songs with New York-based and Grammy-nominated artist Jann Klose in Johannesburg. In the midst of that, he released an album, the 5th Story.
This weekend he will be presenting a masterclass on “How to release music”. RJ will discuss the correct way to release music with special reference to his new album. Additionally, there will be a Q&A session after the talk.
RJ has worked with and produced for some of the top artists in South Africa, the likes of Tamra Dey, Lira, Ziyon and Proverb to name but a few.
“If the older artists are not passing on the knowledge we have a problem. I have always loved teaching and sharing knowledge and attendees will have practical tools to use to bring their music to market in 2018,” says RJ.
These are the topics that will be covered:
Album, EP or singles
Physical vs digital distribution
What is an ISRC code?
How do songwriting splits work?
How do you get big name artists like Ziyon to appear on the album?
Session players and payment
Mixing and mastering
CD printing costs
Turn up music
The masterclass will be held at Paul Bothner in Claremont from 10:00 to 12:00 on Saturday, January 13, 2018.
For more information contact Bothner Store Claremont at 021 674 4030.