Creative Manager, SHEER Publishing (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Mpumi Phillips manages the creative department at Sheer Publishing where she handles music clearances for film, television and commercials, and works with a wide range of clients, including artists, composers, production houses, advertising agencies and post production companies.
Previously she was a music supervisor for films such as Angus Buchan’s Ordinary People, Babalas, iNumber Number, Nothing for Mahala and Inside Story.
Her career started at a non-profit organization in Los Angeles called “Artist for a New South Africa (ANSA)” – founded by Denzel Washington, Alfre Woodard, Ted Danson and Blair Underwood. Mpumi also worked as Label Manager for Ghetto Ruff, and indie label famed for launching the careers of artists such as Zola, Ishmael, DJ Cleo and DJ Sbu.
She has also served as a member of the Recording Industry of South Africa (RISA) steering committee which is in charge of the South African Music Awards (SAMA). Mpumi Phillips has published articles regarding music clearance and music supervisory in Screen Africa a magazine which is a guide to filmmakers throughout Africa, as well as The Callsheet, a film industry guide.