About us

 Composing music since ’94

Louis Nel & Rian Zietsman

Inspired by The Holstee Manifesto, we [Louis Nel and Rian Zietsman] formed Sticky Music in Cape Town, South Africa.

With a musical partnership of almost 23 years, we’ve developed an inconceivable shorthand when it comes to music composition. This was a determining factor in deciding to join forces as music producers.

We’ve been active within the South African music industry since 1994, most notably as songwriters and members of two respected bands (Taxi Violence and BEAST) – one of which has received four South African Music Award (SAMA) nominations.

We are swift and experienced:

  • Music producers
  • Film music composers
  • Commercial / advert score composers
  • Sound designers
  • Audio branding producers
  • Audio mixing engineers

Sticky Music’s accolades

  • Nomination: Best Original Music for a Feature Film at kykNET Silwerskermfees 2015 – watch the official trailer
  • Finalist: Cape Talk Small Business Awards 2014 – read more
  • No. 1 on TUKS FM SA Top 10: Jack Parow – Trouble in Paradys (2014) – listen to the song
  • No. 2 on 5FM Top 40: Taxi Violence, Zakes Bantwini and Jon Savage – Wanna Let Go (2014) – listen to the song