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David Alexander on the state of music publishing in South Africa
David Alexander on the state of music publishing in South AfricaArticle

David Alexander, newly appointed chair of Music Publishing Association of South Africa, shares insights on how to revolutionise the business of publishing....

Evan-Lee Courie 9 Apr 2021

TikTok signs licensing agreement with SAMRO and CAPASSO
TikTok signs licensing agreement with SAMRO and CAPASSOArticle

TikTok has announced a multi-year licensing agreement with the Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) and Composers Authors and Publishers Association (CAPASSO)....

6 Apr 2021

Sony Music Publishing signs global deal with Gallo Music Publishers
Sony Music Publishing signs global deal with Gallo Music PublishersArticle

Sony Music Publishing South Africa announced the signing of Gallo Music Publishers to a worldwide agreement...

24 Mar 2021

SA Music Market Access Guide to launch at SA Music Week
SA Music Market Access Guide to launch at SA Music WeekArticle

The 2020/2021 SA Music Access Guide will be launched at the upcoming South African Music Week (SAMW). SAMW developed the music market access guide aimed at introducing everyone - locally and globally - to the music industry in South Africa...

22 Jan 2021

IAB SA Transformation Council announces new members
IAB SA Transformation Council announces new membersArticle

The IAB South Africa is thrilled to announce the names of the newly-elected members of the Transformation Council...

Issued by IAB South Africa 1 Dec 2020

3rd Midem African Forum to come to Cape Town
3rd Midem African Forum to come to Cape TownArticle

The third Midem African Forum will be coming to the Bridges for Music Academy in Cape Town on 28 February 2020. The event will include keynote talks, masterclasses and workshops - which will be delivered by an array of international speakers...

19 Feb 2020

Beatenberg's Matthew Field renews publishing deal with Sony/ATV
Beatenberg's Matthew Field renews publishing deal with Sony/ATVArticle

The announcement comes on the eve of the band releasing its sophomore album, 12 Views of Beatenberg...

14 Dec 2018

Hibbard says: “Give a girl the right lipstick and she can conquer the world.”
#BehindtheSelfie with... Lindy HibbardArticle

This week we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Lindy Hibbard - voice artist, MC and co-presenter of Smile Breakfast on Smile 90.4FM...

Leigh Andrews 27 Mar 2018

#BizTrends2018: Music industry trends shaping 2018
#BizTrends2018: Music industry trends shaping 2018Article

As we close the first month of 2018, I was privileged to speak to David Alexander, CEO of Sheer Music Publishing to find out about key trends in the music industry for 2018 in South Africa and Africa .

Martin Myers 30 Jan 2018

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Spotify hit with new copyright suit in USArticle

A music publisher is seeking at least $1.6bn from Spotify for alleged copyright violations, the latest lawsuit to hit the fast-growing streaming company...

3 Jan 2018

#StartupStory: The Record Drop helps SA musicians become CEO of their own destiny
#StartupStory: The Record Drop helps SA musicians become CEO of their own destinyArticle

Solo musician Damian Malgas has first-hand experience of the challenges faced when it comes to having your music heard as a new artist, often the main issue for up and coming independent artists is distribution...

Ruth Cooper 8 Nov 2017

Top local acts to perform at Jam Jozi
Top local acts to perform at Jam JoziArticle

The two-day music festival, Jam Jozi will take place at Montecasino from 29-30 October 2016.

17 Oct 2016

Mafikizolo and Tresor to release Loeries' official song
Mafikizolo and Tresor to release Loeries' official songArticle

The Loeries' official song, Soar, produced by Tresor and performed by Mafikizolo, premiered at Loeries Creative Week in Durban and is set to release later this year...

4 Oct 2016

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5 African music-on-demand startups to watchArticle

Disrupt Africa showcases five African music-on-demand startups to keep an eye on...

Gabriella Mulligan 26 Aug 2016

A Loeries first
A Loeries firstArticle

The Loeries, in collaboration with Songstruct and some of Africa's top musicians, have created the first-ever official Loeries song, as part of the 2015 campaign "How many NOs does it take to win a Loerie?"...

Issued by The Loeries 3 Aug 2015

Loeries Creative Future Scholarship deadline extended!
Loeries Creative Future Scholarship deadline extended!Article

With the Creative Future Scholarship deadline extended to 4 July 2015, all KZN grade 12 learners who come from a disadvantaged background are eligible to enter...

26 Jun 2015

[Loeries 2015] Display your digital smarts at the 2015 Smarties Awards
[Loeries 2015] Display your digital smarts at the 2015 Smarties AwardsArticle

This year's Loerie Awards will have something sparkly and new to attract you to all things mobile - the second iteration of the local Mobile Marketing Association (MMASA)'s Smarties Awards...

Leigh Andrews 19 Jun 2015

Tiso Blackstar renames, acquires Times Media Group and Kagiso Tiso Holdings share
Tiso Blackstar renames, acquires Times Media Group and Kagiso Tiso Holdings shareArticle

The board of Tiso Blackstar Group SE (Tiso Blackstar) has announced the completed acquisition of Times Media Group Limited and 22.9% of Kagiso Tiso Holdings...

8 Jun 2015

Contracts can make or break an artist's career
Contracts can make or break an artist's careerArticle

Fortunes are lost and made in the recording industry. Many a recording artist may find themselves a casualty of unsound business practices...

Stephen Hollis 4 Mar 2015

Sony counting on high-definition television for rescue
Sony counting on high-definition television for rescueArticle

TOKYO, JAPAN: Sony's Chief Executive, Kazuo Hirai pledged to drag the embattled electronics company out of a painful restructuring in the current fiscal year using its high-definition technology as a possible saviour for its money-losing TV unit.

23 May 2014

Your chance to vote in the Hennessy Talent Quest
Your chance to vote in the Hennessy Talent QuestArticle

Three South African artists have been selected by a panel of judges for the final top eight of the Hennessy Talent Quest. Now, they need the support of their fans to get them to Cognac. The artist with the most votes will win the opportunity to perform at the 2014 Blues Passions festival taking place in Cognac, France from 30 June to 6 July, 2014.

5 May 2014

Henley launches MBA for music and creative industries
Henley launches MBA for music and creative industriesArticle

Jon Foster-Pedley, dean of Henley Business School in Africa, is launching an MBA tailored for the music and creative industries starting in March 2014.

8 Nov 2013

Prof Owen Dean
Happy Birthday in WonderlandArticle

Warner/Chappel Music, a music publishing company in the United States, claims and exerts copyright in the ubiquitous song "Happy Birthday To You". It requires that royalty payments should be made to it each and every time this song is sung or used in public.

Prof Owen Dean 3 Jul 2013

New chairman of the board for SAMRO
New chairman of the board for SAMROArticle

SAMRO has announced the appointment of the Reverend Abe Sibiya as the new chairman of its board of directors, following a recent SAMRO board meeting.

21 Sep 2012

SAMRO appoints new chairman of Board of Directors
SAMRO appoints new chairman of Board of DirectorsArticle

The South African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) recently announced the appointment of the reverend Abe Sibiya as the new chairman of its board of directors, at a recent SAMRO Board meeting, after incumbent Annette Emdon stepped down from the position.

20 Sep 2012

Formation of digital rights group LCC
Formation of digital rights group LCCArticle

Following its plenary meeting in Brussels late last week, industry experts have declared the formation of the Linked Content Coalition (LCC), the global project to facilitate the communication and expression of digital rights information in the creative content sector, necessary and feasible.

27 Jun 2012

Media industry holds first plenary on global rights management projectArticle

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The global, cross-media project, the Linked Content Coalition (LCC), launched back in April to address challenges of managing intellectual property in the digital age, holds its first Plenary meeting in Brussels tomorrow, 20 June.

19 Jun 2012

Global content industry coalition embarks on rights management project
Global content industry coalition embarks on rights management projectArticle

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Executives from news media, publishing, TV, film, music, IT and internet media businesses (see list below) have got together with existing standards and licensing organisations to work in coalition on a cross-media global project that will result in better and easier management of copyright in the online world.

26 Apr 2012

Earning income from musicArticle

In an effort to uplift music composers and fulfil its objectives, the Composers' Association of South Africa (CASA) will run a series of four free workshops scheduled for 2012, under the theme 'Earning Income from Composing Music'.

23 Feb 2012

Music Network brings 15 bands to Cape Town and Joburg
Music Network brings 15 bands to Cape Town and JoburgArticle

Music Network, a Breakout Agency initiative, will be bringing 15 top South African bands to three gigs in October. The launch is in Cape Town on Thursday, 13 October, at The Assembly, then at Tanz Café, Joburg on Friday, 14 and Saturday, 15 October, 2011.

7 Oct 2011

Business principles of songwriting and music publishing course at WitsArticle

SAMRO and Wits Plus will be holding a short course "Business Principles of Songwriting & Music Publishing" starting on 2 March, which is principally aimed at independent music publishers. Registration closes on 23 February, 2011.

17 Feb 2011

New Endemol appointmentArticle

Lesetja Mogoba has been appointed as EWB commercial manager of Endemol South Africa, part of one of the global leaders in television and other audiovisual entertainment.

8 Feb 2011

Endemol appoints creative head, commercial managerArticle

Helga Palmer has been appointed by Endemol South Africa as head of creative department while Lesetja Mogoba has been appointed as Endemol Worldwide Brands (EWB) commercial manager.

8 Feb 2011

Holly seeks record deal for debut albumArticle

The 14-year-old KwaZulu-Natal singer/songwriter Holly is looking for the best possible record deal for a national release of her debut album, "Strawberry Skies".

17 Aug 2010

Joining forces to promote SA musicArticle

Other Mother, a music company whose expertise lies in producing and recording artists, music publishing and 1ESAMP (1st Eva South African Music Podcast) have entered into a partnership to promote local talent.

1 Jun 2010

SAMRO, Wits offer music-publishing courseArticle

The University of the Witwatersrand, in partnership with the Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO), has developed a part-time course - titled Business Principles of Songwriting and Music Publishing to be offered at Wits from 17 February 2010. SAMRO accredits and moderates the classes.

13 Jan 2010

Loeries standards world class, say jury chairmen
Loeries standards world class, say jury chairmenArticle

They came from Auckland, London and New York. Their mission? To oversee the judging of the Loeries. And the general consensus? They were seriously impressed!

29 Jul 2009

2009 Loeries finalists announced
2009 Loeries finalists announcedArticle

All the finalists for 31st Annual Loerie Awards were released on Wednesday morning, 22 July 2009.

22 Jul 2009

Cellphone music players take the stageArticle

The future is mobile, its reach will be far and wide, and you can have music wherever you go — but don't expect it to be much cheaper.

Nicola Mawson 30 Mar 2009

Sony ATV acquires Extreme Music licence for SAArticle

Sony ATV Music Publishing has acquired the exclusive licence for the US-based Extreme Music library, effective 1 January 1 2009. "We are thrilled to be representing Extreme in South Africa," says Sony ATV Music Publishing MD Jay Savage.

11 Feb 2009

Launch of online pilot SA heritage project
Launch of online pilot SA heritage projectArticle

A pilot project to make South African heritage more accessible for remixing and republishing by online creators is being launched today, Friday, 23 January 2009, in collaboration with SA Rocks and the African Commons Project. OpenSA! will also be helping to coordinate outreach to South Africa's young creators to enable them to learn more about how to find open content that they are free to remix and share.

23 Jan 2009

SABC partners with music conference expoArticle

The SABC recently signed a three-year partnership agreement with Moshito Music Conference and Exhibition as part of its ongoing - and increasing - commitment to supporting the South African music industry. The expo, taking place next week in Johannesburg, has a formidable lineup of international speakers.

5 Sep 2008

NORM issues summons against Exactmobile
NORM issues summons against ExactmobileArticle

The National Organisation for Reproduction Rights in Music in Southern Africa (NORM) has issued a multi-million rand summons against Exactmobile.

3 Sep 2008

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