The South African Music Awards returned to Sun City over a chilly weekend in June in celebration of its Silver Jubilee edition, but the cold didn’t stop the flames. UMG Live talent took home several coveted and deserved awards for their contribution to SA Music over the last calendar year. Our warmest congratulations go out to Nasty C (Best Producer & Best Hip Hop Album for Strings & Bling), Lady Zamar (Sampra Highest Airplay of the Year & SAMRO/CAPASSO Highest Airplay Composer’s Award for Collide), Sho Madjozi (Best Newcomer and Best Female Artist for Limpopo Champions League) and Tresor (Best Pop Album for Nostalgia)
About UMG Live
In a significant boost for the domestic music industry, Universal Music South Africa has acquired longstanding independent talent management agency, G Management.
Formed in 2017, under the guidance of several of the country’s top booking agents and record label executives, UMG Live is rapidly positioning itself as one of South Africa’s leading entertainment facilitation companies.
This new division of Universal Music is based in Johannesburg and will serve as the touring and live facility for all artists currently in a 360 deal with the record company.
UMG Live will also service many different artists outside Universal Music. This currently includes many of South Africa’s most talented and active artists including Swing City, The Muses and Okmalumkoolat. In 2016, UMG Live acquired the exclusive booking agency rights for the talent signed to The Voice SA, adding another exciting element to its offerings.
With sister companies based in Denmark, Kenya and Nigeria , UMG Live represents the pinnacle of entertainment in many different territories – all with the backing of parent company Universal Music.