Mike Strano – Australia


  • In conversation with Mike Strano on the role of music publishers and what they are looking for!
  • 6th May
  • 4 pm
  • Uganda Museum

After moving to Kenya in 1998, from his native Australia, for an Agribusiness multinational, Mike Strano discovered Entrepreneurship in the African Music & Entertainment Industry. PHAT! Music & Entertainment was born in 1999; and 15 years on, has four Business Units: PHAT!buzz – a unique monthly pocket-size Entertainment Guide, marking 15 years in Print and 13 years on SMS for Safaricom GETiT411. PHAT! Productions – for the Production of Concerts, Dance Competitions, Fashion Shows, Conferences, Launches, Gala Dinners, Cocktails and more across Africa, from our base in Nairobi, for organisations like Diageo, General Motors, GlaxoSmithKline, Kenya Airways, Safaricom, Standard Chartered, Suntory, USAID and more.

ONGEA! – East Africa Music Summit (formerly Kenya Music Week) – our Corporate Social Investment initiative where Stakeholders attend annually to Trade, Learn & Showcase.  PHAT! Music Publishing – managing Copyright throughout Eastern Africa, on behalf of SHEER Publishing of South Africa, for Composers like: Britney Spears, Cannibal, David Guetta, Eric Wainaina, Jackie Chandiru, Kabelo, Katy Perry, Kirk Franklin, Kylie Minogue, Jay A, Mandoza, Musyoka, Pharell Williams, Radio & Weasel, Rick Ross, Sauti Sol, Suzanna Owiyo & more.