Louise Carver gets a Billboard #1 

South African singer Louise Carver saw her single 'Sunrise' a collaboration with US DJ Joe Bermudez take the coveted #1 spot on the Billboard 'Dance/Club Play' charts.

An incredible achievement for a South African artist as the chart celebrates the most popular songs played in dance clubs, compiled from reports from a national sample of club DJs, with Joe Bermudez and Louise Carver getting more plays than singles from the likes of Justin Timberlake, Calvin Harris, Nick Jonas and Ariana Grande.

"Joe and I worked on the track 'Sunrise' in Boston and spent many long hours in studio getting it right. Just knowing that people are enjoying it makes us so happy. I love working with Joe because we both are all about the music and the journey it takes us on," comments an ecstatic Louise Carver.

Watch the music video here for Joe Bermudez featuring Louise Carver - Sunrise (Michael Cassette Remix)

In This Issue
KZN Music Imbizo 2016

Sheer Publishing was recently invited to attend the KZN Music Imbizo, an independent annual music business exhibition and conference, hosted at the beautiful Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban, South Africa. This years conference theme was "Africa My Beginning".

The conference collects various music industry stakeholders under one roof to map the way forward for the KwaZulu-Natal music industry and our General Manager Karabo Motijoane was invited to participate in the panel discussion "Doing Business in Africa".

WAWELA Music Awards 2016

The Southern African Music Rights Organisation NPO (SAMRO) recently unveiled the list of nominees for the 2016 Wawela Music Awards (WMA), including winners for the Special Awards: Lifetime Achievement Award, Prolific Catalogue of Works and Breaking Through The Borders.

Sheer Publishing would like to congratulate clients Oliver Mtukudzi Winner of the 'Breaking Through The Borders Award', Gabie Le Roux, Winner of the 'Prolific Catalogue of Works' category, Adam Howard, nominated in both 'Best song or composition in a television commercial' and 'Best song or composition in a radio commercial' categories, Alun Richards, nominated in the categories 'Best song or composition in a television commercial' and 'Best Soundtrack In A Feature Film Or Theatric Documentary' and Wouter Kellerman, no stranger to prestigious Awards, nominated for 'Best Creative Album of the year'.

Over the years, the Wawelas have taken pride by being the only awards in the country that put a spotlight and recognise music composers, lyricists, song writers and music publishers.

Jeremy Loops on the road

Sheer Publishing is extremely proud of client Jeremy Loops who is currently on another huge international tour this time in Europe, headlining and SELLING OUT large venues and also performing at prestigious Festivals. This tour current tour, encompasses England, Scotland, Germany, Austria, Italy, France, Denmark, Belgium, Czech Republic, Gibraltar, Spain, The Netherland and Switzerland with many shows SOLD OUT in advance!

Never one to shy away from a challenge Jeremy will also be including a few Australian and Canadian dates on this current routing. On the subject of touring, Jeremy had this to say "Later this year we're playing to 5000 people in the Netherlands, 7000 people in Germany, and over 10,000 people in the UK. It blows my mind when I lift my head to think about it...

We welcome ''Toshi'' Tikolo

Amazing and majestic vocals that paint a true depiction of African culture, can be found in the deeply rooted, passionate and ethnic sounds of Ntombekaya "Toshi" Tikolo.

Sheer Publishing is proud to represent a songwriter of such an esteemed caliber. "Toshi" Tikolo is well known for her feature performance in Black Coffee's "Buya" and has graced many a headline stage with her unforgettable vocal presence, including Macufe Festival, International Jazz Festival Cape Town...

Sheer Publishing extends its relationship with RJ Benjamin.

Sheer Publishing is gratified to announce an ever-strengthening relationship with Roy Ben Music for the Publishing of award winning composer/songwriter RJ Benjamin. Sheer Publishing on behalf of Roy Ben Music, now represents the extensive sync friendly catalogue of RJ's repertoire.

Armed with his first full-length album in close on half a decade, Inside represents the in-demand soundscaper and music maker - firing on all cylinders - happily and confidently confirming his worth as the multiple award-winner he is... one hit project and album at a time.

RJ Benjamin, who is no stranger to the South African Music scene, nor who needs an introduction, now calls Sheer Publishing home. A composer who boasts collaborations and release's ranging from the iconic "Change the world 2012" all the way to co-writing with artist's such as Motswako originator HHP and SA Pop icon Danny K.

Hot on the heels of Mzansi Magic's Clash Of The Choirs' inaugural season earlier in the year, RJ Benjamin accepted a second invitation to be the musical director of the ninth season of Idols South Africa that commences this September. "I have a passion to enhance what musicians make and support the industry we all play in," he says. "I came into the business more than a decade ago and I intend building my credibility by delivering quality that points to a long term career, rather than simply being a flash-in-the-pan."

With a long musical filled career ahead, Sheer Publishing is proud to be a part of this legendary Artist's journey.

Welcome Gcina Nkula aka 'DOT COM' 

Gcina "Dotcom" Nkula, is a South African rapper/singer/dancer. He first received attention with his Hip Hop dancing at the Hip Hop World Championships in Los Angeles 2007. He was chosen to represent South Africa again in 2009 in Las Vegas. In that same year he conquered as overall winner at Masters of Rhythm which is broadcasted on VUZU and seen as the biggest dance competition in Africa, in popping & locking. During December 2008 he was invited to teach dance classes in St Petersburg, Russia. He received valuable recognition for his dancing through which he was given the opportunity to participate in various professional dancing programmes.

A major highlight within his dancing career was when he choreographed a couple Hip Hop numbers for South Africa's, "So you think you can dance" in 2010, 2013 & 2014...

Sheer Publishing at The Loeries 2016 

Annually at the prestigious Loeries Awards, held in Durban, South Africa, agencies and creatives from Africa and the Middle East unite, culminating in one monumental celebration. Not only is it a celebration, but an acknowledgement of hard work, creativity and passion.

During the very warm and festive 'Loeries Creative Week', Sheer Publishing was able to connect with various agencies and creative minds to help solidify the vital bond between audio and visual productions, as it is of utmost importance that brands, agencies and creative teams are aware of whom they need to liaise with when seeking musical advice...

Meet your Composer: TSA

What's your name:
My name is Zolile Mcelu, known professionally as TSA.

Where do you come from?
I was born and raised in Johannesburg.
How long have you been composing?
My first encounter with song writing took place when I was 15 years old.
What is your creative process? How do you start creating a beat? / How do you start writing lyrics to a beat?
I like to come up with the melody first which will then inspire the hook/bridge. But this all depends on the mood that I'm in at that moment.

Howard Audio take three Loeries

Sheer Publishing were thrilled to see our client Howard Audio have their name on 21 shortlisted Loerie Award finalists this year.

Congratulations to them and their clients and colleagues who walked away with awards this year, and a special mention to our clients Howard Audio who worked on these winning campaigns...
Synch Corner: Hunter's Dry 

"Ain't nobody gonna break my stride, nobody's gonna slow me down", the tag line for Hunter's Dry "Bring the Heat" ad campaign adapted from Matthew Wilder's classic track "Break My Stride" which Sheer Publishing represents on behalf of Matthew Wilder for African territories...