Murray Anderson started Milestone Studios over 25 years ago. He has recorded many albums which have earned him Gold and Platinum records, has received awards for recording the Best Rock Album of the Year (for Robin Auld), Best Jazz Album of the Year (for Abdullah Ibrahim), and was the first winner of the Professional Sound Engineer category of the Vuka Awards in 2000.
A prolific jingle writer (Musica, Klipdrift “Eish”, Truworths “Made In The World”), Murray has also scored the music for local and overseas films and TV programs, including “In My Country”, A Boy Called Twist, Hopeville, and Felix. In 2005, he and Warrick Sony won the “Best Music” Gemini Award, one of Canada’s highest accolades, for composing the music in “Madiba: The Life and Times of Nelson Mandela”. Jingles which feature his African-style guitar playing have been used worldwide. (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1923541/)
Warrick Sony has been involved in music composition performance and sound design since the early 80’s. Working in theatre, film, sonic art and television he has forged a reputation for high quality sound and music design. He is the founder and sole member of the Kalahari Surfers recording projects releasing and performing locally and abroad. Collaborations over the years include music and sound design for William Kentridge’s multi-media productions “Faustus in Africa” and “Ubu and the Truth Commission”, Handspring Puppet’s “Tall Horse”, the opening of “Turbulence” in Salzburg (a Red Bull – Hangar 7 event with Dizu Plaatjies and Ubuyambo.) , Akin Omotoso’s Jesus and the Giant, as well as music for features, dramas and documentaries for the BBC, Channel 4 , Discovery SABC and MNET. He toured the UK with the “African Soul Rebels” concerts in 2010 and contributed special pieces for the UNYASI Electronic Music Festivals (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warrick_Sony)
Anna Chigova is the studio manager, responsible for studio bookings, as well as billing and accounts. She studied Purchasing and Supply Management in Zimbabwe before moving to South Africa in 2010. She joined Milestone in 2014.
Tanya Maphoko has worked for Milestone Studios since 2009. She is a general worker whose duties include deliveries, collections, and catering.
Tania joined Milestone in 2014.
Jethro started recording music at an early age. After graduating from SAE institute, he worked many live shows in clubs like Mercury Live and Assembly, festivals like Rocking The Daisies and Synergy, and concerts like the Old Mutual Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts, where he did four seasons as head stage tech and occasional monitor engineer. He worked with a number of local and overseas acts, both in studio and on stage, before joining Milestone in 2013.
He still works part-time as a Live Sound Engineer, and enjoys new challenges.