Music streaming app JOOX has once again shown that they are behind music by supporting the development of the electronic music scene, producers and their music within the Western Cape by continuing its partnership with Cape Town Electronic Music Festival (CTEMF) for the 2019 Connect Programme.
“We’re excited to once again be a part of this year’s CTEMF Connect. It’s a programme that is completely unique, in that it comes back full circle.” says Chief Operating Officer for JOOX, Milton Smith. “Producers with great potential are discovered, their talents moulded and they are given the stage at the next CTEMF event. We support this programme as it has the potential to launch careers and drive new talent into the music industry.
CTEMF Connect was established to assist in identifying talented individuals that don’t have the resources to fulfill their potential of making a career in the electronic music industry. The successfully selected Connect applicants will embark on a journey of discovery, education and unique experiences, whilst receiving a comprehensive grounding in all aspects of music production, business and performance.
2018’s graduates of the Connect Programme, Ubiza Wethu, Siphe Tebeka and Pierre Johnson, have since gone on to release the CTEMF Connect EP, release their own albums, performing at CTEMF 2019 and traveling the world playing at different festivals.
To listen to the CTEMF Connect EP on JOOX.
“Since the involvement of JOOX in the CTEMF Connect, it keeps getting better and better. A testament of that can be seen in the strides that last year’s producers have made. So if you are a producer and live in the Western Cape, make sure to apply to get into the programme,” says David Ireton, founder of CTEMF.
The culmination of this year’s programme will be an EP in partnership with Universal Music South Africa, music streaming app JOOX and Red Bull Music. The most promising candidates will have the opportunity to perform at the Cape Town Electronic Music Festival, alongside artists at the forefront of making waves in the electronic music scene.
Applications for the CTEMF Connect Programme in partnership with JOOX can be found here https://www.ctemf.com/ctemf-connect/. Submissions close 15 June 2019 and winners will be contacted and notified on 25 June 2019.