Established in 2012 as a cross cultural platform to celebrate the progress made by South Africa’s music scene over the last fifteen years, The Cape Town Electronic Music Festival (CTEMF) is gaining recognition as one of the most relevant and forward-thinking events in South Africa’s calendar.
The 3 Day Music Festival and workshops annually showcase South Africa’s most prolific and innovative electronic artists to a local and international audience. This platform also plays host to a wide array of global role players.
A series of development-focused workshops that ensure knowledge transfer between established and up & coming sectors nurturing African artist development and creating opportunities for those willing to be a force for change regardless of their socio-economic standing.
This event will link the country’s electronic music scene through a network of satellite events that spread across major cities in South Africa and beyond. Future plans include expanding the satellite network into other African countries like Angola, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya.
It is through these 3 main comprehensive and ever-expanding platforms that CTEMF is contributing to the growth of electronic music culture in an inclusive, positive and responsible way. The goal is to see South Africa’s dynamic electronic music scene transcend socio-economic, racial and geographical boundaries
In three years CTEMF has proven that it is a concept with immense traction. Each one of the 3 aspects listed above has been met with enthusiasm and a keen interest from all that have engaged. So much so that out of the 2014 statistic of 25 000 unique shares CTEMF generated 0% negative sentiment.
CTEMF finds itself on the edge of a tipping point. The time is right to take a big step forward. Vital to this growth is increased support from Industry, Corporate and Government. Thankfully for all 3 of these sectors there is much to be derived through partnership or investment with this ambitious and far-reaching project.
We are looking for international partners, sponsors, artists, industry stakeholders, speakers etc. CTEMF is opening up the opportunity to like-minded global entities for involvement in its 2015 edition and beyond.
Involvement in this project goes much deeper than a simple sponsorship. It’s an investment into South African Culture, Transformation and Nation Building.
CTEMF is a legacy project and those involved will be contributing to the social cohesion and economic uplift of the South African youth.
The CTEMF platform is designed to encourage growth in the music sector. Much like its global counterparts it looks to bring role players together over a week for keynotes, product launches, roundtable debates and networking, giving platform for industrial growth. As to artists it’s a credible stage to showcase new material and connect with peers.
Not only does CTEMF deliver the highly sort after youth engagement that is found within a music festival environment, currently deemed the ‘must be’ placement for any brand engaging with the Youth Market. It also provides access to legitimate CSI through its development workshop programs.
Government & Educational Institutions:
Combination of the above, see Government supporting a project that stimulates industry growth, creates career opportunities, facilitates knowledge transfer and markets South African Culture alongside the best in the world.
CTEMF delivered a +30:1 ROI to its partners; generated R30 000 000 in online Ad value and created over 159 000 000 (OTS).
Was voted as one of the top 10 boutique festivals in the world by leading Global online platforms Beatport & Resident Advisor
Brought 6000 cultural enthusiasts together to celebrate Cape Town & South Africa’s emerging electronic music scene.
Engaged with over 450 aspiring artists and industry hopefuls within a workshop environment.
Joined the dots between 12 national events and over 15 000 people through the satellite network.
Looking at 2015
With the right partners, CTEMF will project ROI to almost double to the region of a 60:1.
Deeper alignment with our global partners will continue to deliver accolades from industry peers, help stimulate cultural tourism and further promote South African Artists abroad.
We hope to see the attendance figure up to 10 000
If rolled out in full capacity, the workshops will multiply up to 20 over a 6 month period
As we develop a wide relationship base the Satellite network should include at least double the amount of events reaching further into the township scenes of South Africa.
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