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Sheer Publishing recently opened a branch in Ghana, has released a compilation of some of Ghana’s top musician showcasing the incredible music to the rest of the world.

Featuring music from artists such as A.B Crentsil, Rex Omar, King Ayisoba and Malik Issah the compilation in causing quite a stir internationally.

Ghana Awake has recently become an app for Iphones, Ipod and Ipads available on the iTunes store. The app is available for free so go get it now ... Click Here

 

Sheer Publishing Creative Department Attend the Durban Filmmart.

Sheer Publishing in its effort to set a position within the film and advertising industry as the leading music supervisors and music clearing house attended the The Durban FilmMart (DFM) and the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF), which took place from 20-23 July 2012 at the Blue Waters Hotel in Durban, South Africa. The Durban FilmMart also facilitates networking opportunities in order for African and international filmmakers to form alliances for future collaborations. The Durban FilmMart aims to raise the visibility of projects from the African Continent and create networking opportunities with potential co-producers and other industry partners.

The event- which highlighted training and funding opportunities, facilitated skills development and comprehensive industry engagements and promoted interaction between African filmmakers and international key experts- ended in style at the Durban FilmMart’s Awards Ceremony, which recognised and honoured outstanding feature film and documentary film projects emanating from the African continent.

Meeting with over 400 delegates from all over the world, Sheer Publishing has created relationships with filmmakers who have been in need of the services that Sheer Publishing provides. Sheer Publishing Creative Department offers fast, easy and uncomplicated selection and clearing of music used in film and adverts. A simple one stop shop solution for any supervisor that's looking for great songs. Sheer Publishing creative department is a division to look out for and call on if you are in look of music.

Sheer Publishing Film & Synchronization

Sheer Publishing has placed at Shaluza Max “Mangase” on a website advert for an international company based in Germany.  Long time client Pysfo has collaborted with new clients DJ Switch and 985 to produce a songe entitle “Pick a Box” which has been place in new independent film “Gog’ Helen”.

The ever talented producer Thabiso Tsotetsi is also enjoying the fruits of his labour with Vodacom’s new ad campaign featuring the ever popular hit “Bosso ke Mang”.  The Sheer Publishing Creative is growing day by day being looked at the best place to come to for music supervisory and music clearing house.

Watch the space for more synch news from Sheer Publishing.

Stir it up - Kellogg's Corn Flakes Porridge


Song: Pata Pata
Artist: Miriam Makeba
Composers: Ragovoy / Makeba
Publisher: Budde Songs. Admin by Sheer Publishing
Agency: JWT

Cadbury PS Bar


Song: Fall Creek boys choir
Artist: Bon Iver
Composers: Vernon / Litherland
Publisher: Kobalt Music. Admin by Sheer Publishing
Agency: Ogilvy

 
 



Introducing fadZ AND frenZ … Debut album “Kariba Bream”

A labour of love whose time has finally come, this seasoned blend of homegrown talent with a sprinkling of international influence, is a dream come true for veteran songwriter, musician and producer Filbert Marova.

Literally translated “fadZ” means “For all da Zimbos” or for the more conservative ear, “ For All the Zimbabweans”. Being cognisant of the fact that Zimbabwean nationals are now in every corner of the world, this project aims to reach out and touch all the Zimbos wherever they are, be it right here at home or out there in the diaspora…..and “FrenZ” is quite simply just that ……….“Friends”……bringing together artistes from a variety of music backgrounds to produce a sound that is unique yet familiar.

The album will feature Sheer Publishing’s own Victor Kunonga (pictured above). Kunonga, the masterful story-teller and lyricist launched his latest album ‘Hatinete’ (taken from the song of the same name) which says we will persevere; the more you suppress us, the stronger we will emerge. Kunonga’s lyrics reflect the voices of the voiceless in contemporary Zimbabwe, emerging from crisis and social inequity. His songs and their popularity derive from a profound sense of dignity and social awareness; songs that address and confront issues of poverty, dispossession, and the rights and needs of ordinary people.

Victor was appointed Ambassador against Poverty in Southern Africa (GCAP). This role has since 2006 seen him coordinating and performing at the Stand Up Against Poverty concerts in Harare oldest townships, Mbare, Chitungwiza and Mabvuku, composing the theme songs. He has done similar work for Action Aid composing a hunger jingle/song, UNDP- sponsors of the National Aids Council, Action Pals a youth oriented magazine, he is also a fundraising committee member of the Football Against Aids in Zimbabwe.

The “fadZ” album, ladies and gentlemen, keeps it real,..….gives us a reason to keep hope alive….- keeps us grounded in the quest to promote local talent and above all, keeps us wanting more of where it came from. ……This is just the beginning! This stable called Fadz Music productions will continue to find that talent, kanga (stir) it and pakura (serve it up) it to music lovers not only in Zimbabwe but the world over.

 
 
 

MEET YOUR COMPOSER...

Sheer Publishing chats with Wasiu Babatunde Adedeji AKA Soul Suiter

1. How long have you been composing?

I have been composing for 12 years

2. What is your creative process? How do you start creating a beat? How do you start writing lyrics to a beat?

My creative process starts from my mind where I create the rythm, the melody, the composition and the beat, after meditating on it for a while, then a clear picture of what the combination will look like as a song is formed and after that, I put it into physical action by writing out the lyrics, then I put the beat together as created in my mind and then I apply my music production skill to place the voicing of the lyrics on the beat with my wonderful mixing and mastering skills to bring the beauty of the song out as a "Hit"

3. What made you choose a career in this field?

Well the same reason that made birds chose flying as a creer and the same reason why fishes chose swimming as a career is the same reason I chose "Music" as a career, birds have the natural skill in flying and fish have the natural skill in swimming so also I have the natural skill in music (writing, singing, composing, making dope beat, mixing nice tunes and mastering out sound beauty)

4. Did you do any courses for your career field?

I can say I studied music scientifically, no formal music courses but I study music personally through observation, I do research every blessed day to stay ahead on my career

5. What advice can you give to aspiring composers?

Just be simple in your uniqness, always try out new ways of standing out from the crowd and with internet you have enough research material at your finger tips and most importantly, think well, that is "Meditate Your Inspiration Before Composition".

6. What other composer's or artistes have you worked with?

I have worked with numerouse local and international composers and artistes in the likes of Mayor Boss in Europe, Azuzu and Blackstar of illegal immigrants production in USA, Olay in USA, Culchar in UK, Krince Mulemga of Jazzy Records Africa in South Africa, Mr. Smith in Liberia, Big Diddo in Nigeria and many other local and international composers and artistes.

7. What has been the highlight of your career?

Being able to step into the international music scene through my local indie label with global vision "Soul Suiter Ent."and the support of my Publishing Company in South Africa "Sheer Publishing" making of gradual reasonable global impact has really be the highlight of my career, I just finished recording my second album and ready to exploit the global music industry fully after puting plans together as finances, contracts, agreements and negotiations work out. I wont stop making new songs even as I have pending album waiting to be released.


 
 
 


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