Only 10 at music producers' workshop
MANZINI – Only 10 people showed up for the music producers workshop held at Asante Guest House in Manzini.
The workshop was conducted by much celebrated deep house spinner and producer QB Smith.
It was divided into three sections one of which was the fundamentals of production.
There was also a topic on the tools needed for production and how to go about getting licences to remix songs and the placement of songs on the commercial sites where the songs can be bought.
Mthunzi ‘Shadow’ Zwane of Swazi Boys Entertainment said the aim of the workshop was to improve the standard of music production in Swaziland.
"It is a good thing for the guys who came for the workshop. This information is very vital, it will help them make better music and that if they produce better music they will be successful in the industry. The level of music production in Swaziland is very low but we are working hard on setting the standards high in as far as music is concerned," he said.
Sipho Makhanya of Blaque Creations said the lessons he got from the workshop were very exceptional.
"These were the best lessons I have ever received in the production industry. It will help us produce something more vibrant," he said.
Mavi Dlamini popularly known as DJ Mavisto said it is high time Swazis ventured into lounge salting so as to grow big in the music game.
"Music is very unique and diverse, it is not always about hearing what you know but exploring the world of music and appreciating it," Dlamini said.
Smith said he had a good time applying knowledge to upcoming producers and deejays who are willing to learn and take bigger steps in achieving their goals in the music industry.
"It was my first time conduction a workshop in Swaziland but I must say that I am impressed by the guys who came. They showed me that they really want to learn and they are doing this out of passion not for the love of fame and money," he said.
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