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
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.
Apart from for the music related
books; ‘Ek wil 'n CD opneem. Wat Nou?' and the English version ‘When Music
is your Business', Mart-Marie has passion for writing life-giving materials.
A few years ago, she was a co-worker in two Carpe Diem releases called
‘Epos van God’ and ‘Nog epos van God’. These daily devotionals were targeted
towards single woman and Mart-Marie wrote 17 devotions between the two
books. Over the past year, she wrote more than 50 personal-experience
blogs called ‘Welkom in my wêreld (WIMW)’. This hobby-like blog is regularly
emailed to more than 100 people and gets posted on Facebook, creating
a unique WIMW community.
In 2010, Mart-Marie wrote her third, but first Christian, book called;
‘Op reis met God’. This is a devotional type book with 40 journeys traveling
through the Word of God. In some of the journeys she use her own life
and travel experiences as starting point but the journeys are mostly based
on the truth of the Word. Every journey invites you into a closer relationship
with God and the journeys touch on themes like self love, who is God,
who is Jesus, what is prayer, what does the word says about forgiveness,
who is the Holy Spirit and various other topics. 'Op reis met God' is
THIS IS ME
(This is Regardt van den Bergh and
myself working in 'Klein Karoo' near Oudtshoorn - April 2012)
My life is centered on Jesus Christ, build on the Word of God and directed
by the Holy Spirit.
Everything else; is optional.
I hate driving, but I love traveling.
I see the world through the eyes of writer and the memories are written
on my heart (and on a backup DVD's).
I don’t want to reinvent the wheel.
I want to discover new things, new sounds – and with that; change the
Darkness makes me uneasy, but light and truth gives me hope and peace.
Faith; real walk-on-the-water-faith, is the essence of who I am.
I’m just me - a woman with big dreams, untamable passion, a bit of life-experience
and a little knowledge about the music & film industry.
I believe in dreams; ‘when dreams come true, there is life and joy’ (Pro
Let me help you to reach your music dreams ...