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Essence Festival Panel (Highlights)

“Artists devote yourself to putting yourself out there, rather than sitting and complaining about not being given a platform. Use the internet, take that expensive smartphone you own take videos record yourself and tag people go viral so people know about you. Sell yourself”- Kelly Price

“The Internet exists, use it to promote your music and yourself, it’s not for selfies only. I don’t want people who tell me they are musicians and when I get to their profiles all I see is a 1000 selfies. Put your work out there then you will get people hunting you and searching for you all over” – Estelle

“A manager should be someone you trust enough to make decisions on your behalf, someone you really trust and connect with” – Gaby (Kelly Price’s Manager)

“Don’t be all over the place, you can not be Jack of all trades. Know you brand understand your target market, know your strengths and stick to them.” – Kenneth Nkosi


KUMISA was THERE! (Essence Festival)

Our stand during the Essence Festival (Durban Business Fair).

Thank you to the city for pulling off this amazing event and also including the business of music in the centre of everthing. Things are looking great for the industry in KwaZulu-Natal.

Remember our vision: Protect, Promote and Invest in the growth and diversity of the KwaZulu-Natal music



KUMISA 2017 Opportunities

We are pleased to open the Call for KUMISA MUSIC BUSINESS INCUBATOR , PUBLISHING and ARTIST MANAGERMENT MASTER CLASSES Project Submissions which will take place from the beginning of February to November 2017. Once again, we are excited about receiving your submissions, and look forward to next year group with fresh and vibrant ideas that will bring transformation in the music industry of KZN.

The deadline for application is December 15, 2016.

It is regretted that due to the anticipated volume of applications it is not possible for KUMISA to acknowledge all applications received and that only those that are short-listed and interviewed will be notified of the outcome of their application.

If you don’t hear from KUMISA till 16 January kindly consider your application unsuccessful.

The application form could be downloaded on the link below:

Application Form – Artist Management Master Class

Application – Music Publishing Master Class

Music Business Company Incubator

for more information kindly contact Norma Mzimela:
Tel: 031 201 1731 or email:

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