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Samro starts to collect royalties from digital platformsArticle

The Southern Africa Music Rights Organisation has begun collecting royalties on behalf of its members from TikTok, Facebook and Netflix...

1 day ago

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

Tips on how to boost your video content marketing in 2021
Tips on how to boost your video content marketing in 2021Article

In an age of technology where most people carry smartphones or tablets, video marketing has risen in popularity to become one of the most efficient methods of delivering marketing messages...

Calvin Fisher 11 Feb 2021

Muhammad Ali brought back into the ring for Showmax 'Game Changers'
Muhammad Ali brought back into the ring for Showmax 'Game Changers'Article

Egg Films' Adrian de sa Garces had the impossible task of resurrecting the greatest boxer of all time in his latest spot for Showmax, 'Game Changers'...

Issued by Egg Films 13 Oct 2020

Jon Savage chats Busqr, a new live donations platform
Jon Savage chats Busqr, a new live donations platformArticle

Busqr, a live donations platform harnessing QR technology recently launched in South Africa to help performers and music artists generate income while live streaming...

Ruth Cooper 5 May 2020

Samro works to ensure financial stability of members amid Covid-19 pandemic
Samro works to ensure financial stability of members amid Covid-19 pandemicArticle

The Southern African Music Rights Organisation (Samro) has been working to offer its members some financial relief during the Covid-19 pandemic...

6 Apr 2020

#BlockchainAfrica: The impact of blockchain on the global economy
#BlockchainAfrica: The impact of blockchain on the global economyArticle

In 2020, many of the world's most influential business executives and policymakers are aware of blockchain's potential to turn the global economy around...

Ilija Acimovic 4 Mar 2020

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SABC commits to settling Samro debt by April 2020Article

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and the Southern African Music Rights Organisation (Samro) have reached an agreement regarding the unpaid royalty fees of Samro's members...

1 Nov 2019

David Kramer and other #MEX19 highlights
David Kramer and other #MEX19 highlightsArticle

Stage and recording artist icon David Kramer is set to deliver the keynote address at this year's Music Exchange (#MEX19)...

29 Aug 2019

What's on at #MEX19
What's on at #MEX19Article

The 2019 instalment of Music Exchange entertainment-economy-focused conference (#MEX19) will be held at the Radisson Red Hotel at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town from 13 to 15 September 2019...

13 Aug 2019

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How African countries are doing in ballooning digital music revenuesArticle

While new modes of distribution using mobile telecommunications networks offer real alternatives to piracy, African musicians continue to struggle to reap significant benefits...

Christiaan De Beukelaer and Andrew J. Eisenberg 14 May 2019

How blockchain will disrupt the entertainment and media industry
How blockchain will disrupt the entertainment and media industryArticle

Blockchain has the potential to grow into a key capability, helping companies in the entertainment and media industry to keep track of content assets, avoid contractual disputes and establish the certainty and accountability that will foster trust with business partners and customers...

Paul Mitchell 12 Nov 2018

Howard Audio - the audio company with many facets
Howard Audio - the audio company with many facetsArticle

Here are a few pieces Howard Audio composed in the past few months. They've also picked up a couple of awards along the way!...

Issued by Howard Audio 22 Oct 2018

Honouring businesses that are investing in an inclusive economy
Honouring businesses that are investing in an inclusive economyArticle

Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) has announced the finalists of the 21st annual BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard...

Issued by Business and Arts South Africa 30 Aug 2018

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Finalists announced for 2018 Basa AwardsArticle

The finalists of the 21st annual Basa Awards have been announced by the Business and Arts South Africa (Basa). The Basa Awards recognises the contributions of the business sector to the arts across all genres...

30 Aug 2018

Samro scholarship alumni gain experience at Dutch jazz fest
Samro scholarship alumni gain experience at Dutch jazz festArticle

A number of Southern African Music Rights Organisation (Samro) overseas scholarship alumni performed at the Rabobank Amersfoort Jazz Festival in The Netherlands...

13 Aug 2018

Who owns the copyright to musical works?
Who owns the copyright to musical works?Article

Copyright may be broadly defined as the exclusive right, in relation to work embodying intellectual content, to do or to authorise others to do certain acts in relation to that work...

Thando Zibi 28 Jun 2018

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YouTube seals deal with top music label amid streaming movesArticle

YouTube said on Tuesday that it had sealed a licensing agreement with the world's largest music label conglomerate Universal as the video behemoth explores creating a new streaming service...

21 Dec 2017

#MEX17: BMI to host Song Camp in lead up to Music Exchange
#MEX17: BMI to host Song Camp in lead up to Music ExchangeArticle

The BMI Song Camp will run from the 4 September till the 8 September in lead up to this year's Music Exchange (MEX17) at the Academy of Sound Engineering studio complex, in District 6, Cape Town.

14 Aug 2017

South African Copyright Alliance voices concerns over proposed Copyright Amendment Bill
South African Copyright Alliance voices concerns over proposed Copyright Amendment BillArticle

The South African Copyright Alliance has written to the parliamentary portfolio committee on trade and industry on the provisions in the proposed Copyright Amendment Bill that, they believe, undermine creators' copyright...

25 Jul 2017

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#BrandManagerMonth: Putting the magic back into SA broadcastingArticle

Tony Sanderson is the ‘doesn't look or sound like he's in his 70s' radio personality behind the success of Magic 828AM. He elaborates on how they're getting the broadcast model right and what's wrong with radio...

Leigh Andrews 14 Mar 2017

2016 ACT Awards winners announced
2016 ACT Awards winners announcedArticle

The Sophiatown-themed 19th annual Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) Awards were held on Friday night, 21 October, at Sun International's The Maslow Hotel.

24 Oct 2016

2016 Wawela Music Awards winners
2016 Wawela Music Awards winnersArticle

The 2016 Wawela Music Awards (WMAs) winners were announced by the Southern African Music Rights Organisation NPC (SAMRO) on 7 October. The awards celebrate music composers and songwriters.

10 Oct 2016

2016 Wawela Music Awards
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The 2016 Wawela Music Awards (WMAs) winners were announced by the Southern African Music Rights Organisation NPC (SAMRO) on 7 October. The awards celebrate music composers and songwriters.

10 Oct 2016

2016 Wawela Awards nominees announced
2016 Wawela Awards nominees announcedArticle

Howard Audio is thrilled to announce that Adam Howard has once again been nominated for two awards at this year's Wawela Awards - to be held in JHB on 7 October...

Issued by Howard Audio 9 Sep 2016

Bakshi returns to MEX16
Bakshi returns to MEX16Article

Music Exchange 2016 (MEX16), featuring influencers in the global music and entertainment economy, will take place at GrandWest Casino and entertainment world between Thursday 8 and Friday 9 September.

30 Aug 2016

Listen to the music
Listen to the musicArticle

Most advertisements can be improved with judicious use of music. (Clearly not print - not yet, at least)...

Chris Brewer 8 Aug 2016

2016 Wawela Music Awards nominees
2016 Wawela Music Awards nomineesArticle

The nominees for the 2016 Wawela Music Awards (WMA) have been announced by The Southern African Music Rights Organisation NPO (SAMRO).

2 Aug 2016

Nominees announced for Wawela Music Awards
Nominees announced for Wawela Music AwardsArticle

Mi Casa, Mandoza and Berita are among the contenders for honours at this year's Wawela Music Awards, which recognise South Africa's song writing and composing talent.

21 May 2015

Local content production support - critical as Zimbabwe gears up for digitisation
Local content production support - critical as Zimbabwe gears up for digitisationArticle

Currently Zimbabwe is gearing itself up for two significant developments in the broadcasting industry - the announcement of the successful local commercial licence applicants and digital migration...

Koliwe Nyoni Majama 18 May 2015

POSA commences distribution of artists' royalties
POSA commences distribution of artists' royaltiesArticle

The Performers' Organisation of South Africa Trust (POSA) has commenced the distribution of Needletime rights royalties to artists whose tracks have been used by music users...

24 Feb 2015

CWU recognises SAMRO for excellence in dealing with labour matters
CWU recognises SAMRO for excellence in dealing with labour mattersArticle

The Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) has been voted the Best Yard in Gauteng province by the Provincial Congress of the Communications Workers Union (CWU) for outstanding performance in dealing with labour related matters.

11 Aug 2014

Trenton and Free Radical nominated for a Wawela award
Trenton and Free Radical nominated for a Wawela awardArticle

Trenton and Free Radical, the Cape Town-based band, have had an impressive 12 months.

24 Jun 2014

Final nominees for Wawela Awards announced
Final nominees for Wawela Awards announcedArticle

The Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) has announced the final list of nominees for the 2014 Wawela Music Awards, which recognise music composers, lyricists, songwriters and publishers.

6 Jun 2014

Greatstock helps to get SAA TVC's in Motion
Greatstock helps to get SAA TVC's in MotionArticle

Greatstock Motion recently assisted agency Havas Worldwide (Johannesburg) and production company Velocity with memorable clips for the latest SAA TVC's.

Issued by Greatstock 28 May 2014

Stealing from thieves
Stealing from thievesArticle

Digital music sales were seen by many as the saviour of the music recording industry after rampant piracy and illegal file sharing in the 1990's threatened to derail one of the most important and versatile industries.

Stephen Hollis 23 Apr 2014

Lifetime Achievement, ImpACT Awards announced
Lifetime Achievement, ImpACT Awards announcedArticle

The Arts & Culture Trust recently announced the 2013 winners of the ACT Lifetime Achievement Awards and ImpACT Awards for Young Professionals in Johannesburg.

12 Nov 2013

SAMRO protects rights of musicians
SAMRO protects rights of musiciansArticle

In terms of the Copyright Act of 1978, copyright vests in a number of so-called 'works', as defined in the Act. This includes literary works (such as the lyrics of a song) and musical works (such as a melody).

4 Nov 2013

Durban bands to tour SwazilandArticle

All-female jazz band, Heels over Head; popular hip-hop artists, Abdus; rap artist, Manelis; and DJ duo, The Nutscratchers from Durban will travel to Swaziland for a promotional tour from Friday, 16 until Monday, 19 August 2013. The four acts decided to team up for a promotional tour in Swaziland. The tour came about with support of the British Council and the South African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) Foundation.

14 Aug 2013

Creative Currencies the theme of the forthcoming ACT/UJ ConferenceArticle

The second ACT/UJ Arts & Culture Conference will be held in Joburg from 6 to 8 August, 2013. Entitled Creative Currencies: Accessing Opportunities in an Expanding Marketplace, conference organisers have compiled a programme that includes input from local, continental and international leaders in the fields of economics, policy making, the arts and culture sector; and those exploring new frontiers, particularly in the digital terrain.

1 Aug 2013

Creative Currencies explored at ACT | UJ ConferenceArticle

Entitled 'Creative Currencies: Accessing Opportunities in an Expanding Marketplace', conference organisers have compiled the programme for the second ACT | UJ Arts & Culture Conference, taking place from 6-8 August 2013, and includes input from local, continental and international leaders in the fields of economics, policy-making, the arts and culture sector; and those exploring new frontiers, particularly in the digital terrain.

29 Jul 2013

Greatstock Motion loves a surpriseArticle

Greatstock's footage division was recently involved with agency OFyt (Old Friends young talent) in the latest TVC for client, Kia.

Issued by Greatstock 23 Jul 2013

Nominations open for artists making an ImpACT
Nominations open for artists making an ImpACTArticle

The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) ImpACT Awards for Young Professionals are open for nominations. The ImpACT awards are part of ACT's annual Awards Ceremony which recognises and celebrates outstanding achievement in arts, culture and creativity in South Africa.

13 Jun 2013

Red Igloo introduces online production music library
Red Igloo introduces online production music libraryArticle

Red Igloo Music is set to shake up the South African production music landscape, with its new cloud-based music distribution system.

6 Jun 2013

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