With more than a decade worth experience
in the music and entertainment industry, Mart-Marie definitely has the
adequate understanding and know-how to assist you in every part of the
music business. She was involved with Maranatha Record Company (one of
the big Christian record labels in SA), CopyCare Africa (the largest Christian
publishing company in SA) and Merchant Music for more than 10 years.
During these years she was involved in every imaginable phase of CD/DVD
recordings; from the initiation process, selecting repertoire, cover designs,
marketing to event planning and launches. Her main focus for most of the
time was copyrights and publishing; which includes the legal aspects concerning
licensing, artist contracts and songwriter agreements.
Even though she is still very involved in the Christian music industry,
that is not her only focus. Mart-Marie is currently the owner of the fast
growing music publishing house; NewTunes
Publishing – which is also the platform for the NewTunes Song Library.
In 2008, Mart-Marie released her first book called; ‘Ek wil 'n CD opneem.
Wat Nou?’ The book explains the basics of the industry for instance; What
kind of royalties are payable?, What are the differences between NORM,
SARRAL and SAMRO? and much more. In 2009 she did a three-month series
on Radio Pulpit, based on the contents of the book. The new updated English
version of this book; ‘When Music is your business’ is now available.
Her work experience goes beyond only the music industry, for she worked
and traveled with Everland Productions in 2009, producing the KykNet program
‘Stofpad Langs’. While traveling from Cape Town to Pretoria over three
months, she acted as the production secretary and PR. Back in Pretoria
her duties comprised of editing and writing voice-overs for the series.
In the beginning of 2010, she moved to Oudthoorn for a season where she
worked as the logistics administrator for the Absa KKNK.
Mart-Marie currently lives and work
in Stellenbosch, where she focus her time on music publishing, writing
and developing local films. She recently worked as production co-oridinator
on the very popular KykNet Drama Series 'Vallei van Sluiers 3 & 4,
and she was also production manager on two local films 'Klein Karoo' (2013)
and 'Strikdas' (2015).