Sidestepping financial pitfalls and dodging scammers are two vital skills you need as an aspiring music artist, agreed Khuli Chana and Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse during the latest Old Mutual AMPD Icons Hero Conversation. Held every month in front of a live audience at the new Old Mutual AMPD Studios in Newtown, Johannesburg, these sessions aim to empower aspiring creatives through stimulating and entertaining conversations between giants of the music industry.
Last week Motswako originator Khuli Chana and Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse inspired and entertained an audience of emerging artists with a collaborative performance followed by a raw and unfiltered conversation about achieving and sustaining success in the music industry.
By candidly sharing their personal experiences and insights, these legends hope to encourage the next generation of musos to equip themselves with the financial knowledge and mentorship they need to make it in a tough and highly competitive industry.
Khuli Chana and bra Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse offered varying narratives and perspectives on their rise to the top of the South African hip-hop and jazz/soul scenes respectively. Khuli spoke on the present state of the music industry in South Africa and how to guard against the pressures of keeping up appearances for social relevance. This AMPD Icons Hero conversation was streamed live and if you missed out, you can watch everything that happened here: http://bit.ly/2FOCz8O