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Sheer Publishing signs Jason Hartman

Nov 15, 2012

Jason HartmanSheer Publishing has recently signed Kwa-Zulu Natal native Jason Hartman. Jason began his career in his early teens when he and his brother Scott joined their father and formed a 3-piece band out of pure necessity to survive. They spent a decade together performing at various venues and corporate functions earning their keep through their mind-blowing performances. Jason then broke away and moved to Johannesburg where he began busking for a living. Soon after this, he put together a 2-pieced duo called Justus, which won the Duo Competition at Tanz Café in Bryanston. This was the beginning of a successful career in the South African music industry.

It was 2009 Idols that truly put Jason on the map as one of South Africa’s finest acts. He lost a bet with a group of friends and was challenged to enter the competition at the age of 29 a year before the contest’s cut-off age. Reluctant at first to enter, he braved the queues and admits that the incredible talent he was competing against overwhelmed him. He nearly gave up but continued to climb up to higher rounds and soon found himself in the top 10 with millions of adoring eyes on him every week. Jason came second to Sasha-Lee but a discrepancy in the voting meant that he was in fact the person with the most votes. However the title of winner of Idols 2009 was shared between the two gifted singers, the first time in the history of the competition that the accolade has been given to two people. Sasha-Lee collaborated with Jason on a track for his debut album, On The Run which was released in 2009.

Jason recently turned his hand to acting with a leading debut role in  ‘A Million Colours’,  a South African/Canadian  production set for international release later in 2011. The movie is based on the two stars of the highly successful movie E`Lolipop, after they received international fame and recognition, many years ago. Jason recently appeared on the sound track to the animated movie, Jock, based on Sir Percy Fitzpatrick’s novel Jock of the Bushveld, which was released in July 2011.

Sheer Publishing is very happy to welcome this accomplished composer to the Sheer family.

Sheer Libraries are proud to introduce to you one of our incredible jingle/ library music chief composers: Mr Peter Ngobese, who has not only has his own Library named King Pee Music that we at Sheer Publishing administer, but has composed the an entire library music under the banner of Skhumba Music, that Sheer Publishing now controls its publishing rights.

Furthermore, he has been commissioned to compose and score for a number of television series, sports themes and logos, magazine shows and many more to be listed below.

Southern African Music Rights Organisation

27 (0)11 438 7000

Head Quarters:
5th Floor, 165 West Street
2 Sandown Valley Crescent
Sandton 2196, South Africa

Postal Address:
P.O. Box 3128
Parklands 2121
South Africa

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