US-based Music Executives are in town for Music Branding Workshop helping you build your brand beyond the mic


Valiant Innovative Creations and its US-based partner, Stratica Group are hosting award-winning music executives Amir Windom and Maurice Slade for a workshop and industry meet and greet on March 27th at the World of Yamaha Johannesburg. The full 2014 South Africa Music and Entertainment Symposium (SAMES), kicking off this spring, will feature two action-packed days of music and entertainment panel discussions, workshops and Q&A with two of the United States leading music executives, networking events, A&R showcase and one-on-one sessions.

This first workshop event is getting all of you aspiring South African DJ’s, agents, songwriters, musicians, producers, managers, publicists, promoters and radio executives together to engage and learn from world-class expertise developed through nurturing some of the biggest names in the Global biz.

Windom and Slade will lead a two-hour workshop, “Building Your Personal Brand: Beyond the Mic”, exposing participants to some of the winning strategies of establishing successful and sustainable careers in the music and entertainment industry, and building revenue streams beyond the traditional one’s everyone thinks of.

Amir Windom has held executive and management positions at historic record labels such as Atlantic Records, Def Jam Records and Bad Boy Records, he has assisted in developing and managing careers of some of today’s biggest stars such as: the American Indie-pop band fun, T.I., Bruno Mars, Lupe Fiasco, B.o.B, Estelle, Trey Songz and Kanye West. To date, Windom has worked on numerous Grammy Award winning albums that have earned gold and platinum status.

Maurice Slade’s career started with a taste of the music business working with megastar Beyonce Knowles and Destiny’s Child.  He is nowCreative Branding & Digital Marketing Manager at Jay-Z’s conglomerate RocNation and RocNation Sports.   Slade is one of the lead creative minds in developing marketing and branding strategies across all RocNation brands. He’s helped create some of the most globally recognizable brands in music and sports, including: Jay-Z, Kevin Durant (NBA), Rihanna, Robinson Cano (MLB), Shakira, J-Cole Drake, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Kid Cudi. He’s worked on numerous Grammy Award winning albums that have garnered Gold and Platinum RIAA achievement.

Those interested in attending the “Building Your Personal Brand: Beyond the Mic” workshop and industry meet and greet can book tickets via the Facebook page

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