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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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Art infects the Mother City
Art infects the Mother CityArticle

Cape Town's artists are coming out to play again, and bringing with them friends from other cities in South Africa and abroad. It's time for Infecting The City 2013, the annual free public arts festival that invites ordinary folk to interrogate their city and interact with artists in unusual urban settings.

Lorraine Kearney 6 Mar 2013

Composers get their own awards
Composers get their own awardsArticle

South African composers who have succeeded in the fiercely competitive international market will be recognised in a new awards programme called Wawela (Zulu, meaning "go beyond").

Janine Erasmus 28 Feb 2013

SAMRO music bursary applications now open
SAMRO music bursary applications now openArticle

Every year, the Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) grants a number of music study bursaries to deserving candidates studying towards degrees and diplomas at universities across the country. A panel of adjudicators will evaluate the applications and bursaries will be awarded on merit by the SAMRO Foundation. Music students are invited to submit their bursary application forms before the deadline of 1 March 2013.

11 Feb 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

Closing date for nominations for ImpACT Awards extendedArticle

Young professional artists stand a chance to increase their profile by securing one of four coveted ImpACT Awards. Outstanding artists whose work has made an impact and who are within the first three years of their professional careers are eligible for entry.

31 Aug 2012

SAMRO's boost for future music stars
SAMRO's boost for future music starsArticle

The Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) has awarded a total of R1.13-million in music study bursaries for 2012, giving 113 young South Africans a helping hand in fulfilling their dreams.

11 Jun 2012

SAMRO investigating SABC supplier, not the other way round
SAMRO investigating SABC supplier, not the other way roundArticle

SAMRO (Southern African Music Rights Organisation) has reacted to an article published in various South African newspapers and online platforms on 6 and 7 March 2012, stating that the allegation in it is incorrect, confusing and misleading. SAMRO is neither under investigation by the SABC nor SAPS.

29 Mar 2012

SAMRO announces changes in executive team
SAMRO announces changes in executive teamArticle

The Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) has announced a number of key appointments to boost its strategic repositioning as a copyright asset management and services organisation.

28 Mar 2012

Entries for SAMRO National Music Comp now openArticle

The SAMRO Hubert van der Spuy National Music Competition, now in its second year, is inviting entries from music students, 13 years and younger. The Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) came on board last year as the main sponsor of this prestigious national music competition.

12 Mar 2012

Samro executive pay hits
Samro executive pay hitsArticle

The Southern African Music Rights Organisation (Samro) has come under fire over its annual R4.4million wage bill for two senior executives. The non-profit organisation, which administers music copyright and collects royalties on behalf of its members, manages R400-million annually.

16 Jan 2012

Moshito Music Conference and Exhibition gets new executive
Moshito Music Conference and Exhibition gets new executiveArticle

The Moshito Music Conference and Exhibition has elected a new executive, following its AGM late last month.

7 Dec 2011

Impact of new act on SAMRO's non-royalty revenueArticle

The new Companies Act has had significant impact on some of the services that the Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) has offered to its members over the years. The most significant of the services affected by the Act is the distribution of the Non-Royalty Revenue (NRR).

14 Nov 2011

SAMRO celebrates 50 years
SAMRO celebrates 50 yearsArticle

The Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) is celebrating its 50 years as Africa's foremost music rights administration society with a series of celebrations beginning at the end of August and continuing until next year.

12 Aug 2011

Calling emerging designersArticle

The closing date for entries into this year's ImpACT Awards for Young Professionals is Friday 29 July 2011. Emerging artists, under the age of 30, still in their first three years of professional life and who have shown commitment to and reached some professional standing in their chosen discipline, may be nominated in one of four categories.

27 Jul 2011

Call for nominations for the 14th Annual ACT AwardsArticle

The Arts & Culture Trust's ACT Awards recognise excellence in South African arts, culture and creativity and nominations are now being sought. The closing date for nominations is 29 July, 2011.

7 Jun 2011

SAMRO loses application against NCRArticle

The Northern Gauteng High Court dismissed, with costs, the application by the Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) for an order declaring that advance royalty transactions entered into between SAMRO and its author/ composer members do not fall within the ambit of the National Credit Act 34 of 2005 (The NCA).

28 Apr 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

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

POSA's "Needletime" Board named
POSA's "Needletime" Board namedArticle

A line-up of South African recording artists has been named to the Board of the newly created Performers' Organisation of South Africa Trust (POSA).

3 Dec 2009

World-class media hub for SA
World-class media hub for SAArticle

The newly launched JT Comms African Media Hub, located in Johannesburg, aims to boost the international profile of African arts and culture while providing a welcoming space for media professionals to work and network.

Janine Erasmus 12 Oct 2009

SAMRO to award scholarships
SAMRO to award scholarshipsArticle

The SAMRO (Southern African Music Rights Organisation) Endowment's Overseas Scholarships competition (SENA), concluding on 29 August 2009 at UNISA's ZK Matthews Hall, South Africa, will see 12 semi-finalists - 11 pianists and one organist - competing in the Western Art and Jazz/Popular Music categories.

24 Aug 2009

Fassie royalty matter to be resolved out of court
Fassie royalty matter to be resolved out of courtArticle

The legal matter between the Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) and the executor of Brenda Fassie's estate is to be dealt with out of court, following an agreement reached on Monday, 16 February 2009. In the Johannesburg High Court, Acting Judge GL Bhikha issued a court order ratifying an accord between the two parties that they would strive to resolve the matter out of court.

17 Feb 2009

Going online to promote SA music
Going online to promote SA musicArticle

The South African music industry has recently seen some healthy developments in the online environment, with new platforms popping up to promote this attention-craving and -deserving market. Since mid-2008, the Internet and mobile web have been offering South African musicians and emerging artists a helping hand by providing the means to make their music more easily accessible to fans. Bizcommunity.com takes a look in a two-part series.

Sindy Peters 29 Jan 2009

New royalty system with SAMRO
New royalty system with SAMROArticle

The Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) has been fully accredited as a collection society for Needletime Rights royalties in South Africa.

1 Sep 2008

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