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Downtown Music Hub is proud to announce that it has been awarded a Blue Plaque by the City of Johannesburg. The Blue Plaque officially recognises Downtown Studios as part of the heritage of the city.

A Blue Plaque is a prestigious award given to cultural sites and organizations that have contributed significantly to the cultural and historical heritage of the City. Downtown Music Hub is honoured to be recognised by the City of Johannesburg for its exceptional contribution to the music industry, and the cultural landscape of the City.

Downtown Studios has played a role in providing world-class recording facilities which have produced global hits such as those of Hugh Masekela, Lucky Dube, Paul Simon, Miriam Makeba, Simply Red, Kirk Franklin, Oliver Mtukudzi, U2, and Angelique Kidjo. The hub continues to support musicians through its facilities and programs such as the Music Business Incubator and Music-In-Schools. The organization partners with the music industry, the community, as well as both public and private sector, to create platforms that nurture talent, develop music entrepreneurs, and contribute towards an integrated and resilient industry that is conducive to the creation of sustainable businesses and job opportunities.

"We are delighted to receive this recognition from the City of Johannesburg. It's an honour to have our studios officially included as part of the city's heritage. We are very proud of our contribution to the cultural and historical landscape of Johannesburg." says the CEO of Downtown Music Hub, Mpume Mabuza.

The Blue Plaque is an acknowledgment of Downtown Music Hub's commitment to cultural preservation, dedication to the production of top quality music and music education.

"We would like to congratulate Downtown Music Hub on receiving this prestigious award. The City of Johannesburg is proud to recognise Downtown Studios as part of the City's heritage, and we thank them for their outstanding contribution to the music industry," says the Head of heritage for the City of Joburg, Eric Itzkin.

As a recipient of the Blue Plaque, Downtown Music Hub joins a circle of remarkable individuals and organisations whose contribution to the City's rich heritage is unquestionable.

About Downtown Music Hub

Founded by the Department of Arts and Culture in 2008, Downtown Music Hub is a non-profit, community-driven music organization that offers cutting edge facilities for pre and post production of music, film and other creative products. The hub is dedicated to the development of musicians in Africa, and provides a unique and world-class platform for creatives to explore their talents, develop their skills, and build sustainable professions in the music industry. The Downtown Music Hub is committed to preserving the cultural and historical heritage of Johannesburg.

For Media Inquiries please contact Sphe Mbhele at info@dtmh.co.za or 072 058 6675

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