Durban hosted the very 1st Annual International Gqom Music Conference at Moses Mabhida Stadium on the 18 & 19 April 2018, organised by Finest Inc (owned by Dj Sox) in conjunction with AfroTainment (owned by Dj Tira) under the guise of their famous “Durban’s Finest” brand. The very interactive event targeted upcoming musicians, producers and sound engineers with an emphasis to creative individuals who contributed to the development of the Gqom music genre and culture.
One of its main aims was to attract international music industry decision makers, relevant stake-holders, with the intention of sharing information and skills to emerging musicians and general music industry practitioners who had limited access to information and access to the decision makers in attendance.
Amongst the experienced music industry panellists, were industry stalwarts such as Dj Sox, Dj Tira, Zakes Bantwini, Destruction Boyz, Thando Nyameni (KUMISA General Manager), SAMRO representatives and many more. The conference also had interactive booths (such as: Music production booth, Social media booth, open Wi-Fi, online coaching Booth, Event managements booth (business advice) Booth, Digital / graphic and image coaching Booth, SAMRO Booth, KUMISA Booth, Record labels Booth, Mastering Studio Booth, Sound equipment manufacturers Booth) to educate and share different knowledge and service that is necessary for emerging artists.