Short Cuts w/ Grace Letsoalo

A Hive Creative Entrepreneur Spotlight “2020 was looking so good… but, it is what it is…” – Kgotso Selomah A few days ago, this is what pre-to-post production duo Kombonation had to say about adapting to the lockdown. For this week’s short piece, we had a quick chat with creative stylist, designer and entrepreneur – Grace Makopa Letsoalo – to …

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I(m)bali Live: Helen Herimbi sits with Kiernan Forbes

Reading Time: 3 Minutes South Africa’s self-proclaimed Prince of Hip Hop visited the #imbaliLIVE couch to discuss his come-up, legendary career and the future of AKA. Two cents: AKA’s real name is pronounced “Kerr-nan” and not “Keenan” Kiernan aspired to become a video game programmer and then a soccer player before transitioning to music. With a come-up story so well-known …

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Friends of King Zimela

We went behind the camera with rising creative superstar Lonwabo Zimela as he unveiled his first solo exhibition,  “Friends of King Zimela”. Estimated Reading Time: 1.5 Minute Naturally shy, King Zimela says his camera is one of the things that have allowed him to express himself. With “Friends of King Zimela”, he uses photography to show appreciation for the friendships …

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How Does A Label Do It?

From 16BarsReloaded’s second #MusicUnscripted workshop, we got a glimpse of how major labels create superstars. Estimated Reading Time: 4 Minutes Some of the Music Industry professionals at #MusicUnscripted II The second #MusicUnscripted featured a panel of industry professionals discussing the ‘Independence vs. Signing To A Label’ journeys to musical superstardom. Panelists: Gavin Gutu – Label Manager, Urban Division Universal Music …

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The Plateau Sessions: Film Industry

If you google plateau, the definition you find sounds like: An area of flat or level higher ground. Something like this… Image from outreachmagazine.com Similarly, the J&B Hive holds The Plateau Sessions to let our audience in on the tools and education that have until now, been exclusively available to our member businesses. Let’s talk about $$$ Baby… After the …

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#MusicUnscripted: How To Become A Superstar Performer

The modern music business is no walk in the park. While the icons of past generations navigated a (relatively) simpler industry, today’s artists juggle multiple hustles, clever marketing, and a stroke of luck before finally breaking through noise. #MusicUnscripted – 25 Aug. 2018 With so many vying for the top spot, an established artist has to be on top of …

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