Music user application

MUSIC USER APPLICATION

A step-by-step application process for music users

Purchasing a music usage licence from SAMRO gives Music Users permission to play music publically at their businesses or venue. The funds collected from these fees are called "licence fees". They are passed on to the people who made the music as royalty income. So they are rewarded for the hard work and soul that goes into making the tunes that make your business better.

Not all businesses are the same. A radio station that plays dance hits is a lot different to a restaurant that makes use of background music. So different kinds of businesses need different types of licences. We’ve been doing this for a long time and there’s not much we don’t know about the way music is used and how to create licenses that are fair and reasonable.

 

STEP 1

Get started by downloading the forms for your business, venue or organisation. Search or browse from the types below.

STEP 2

  • Next, you need to fill in and sign all the licence forms for your business.
  • Remember to initial the bottom of every page.
  • If you need help please contact us on 086 117 2676 or licensing@samro.org.za

STEP 3

Send your completed forms with a certified copy of your ID book back to SAMRO. You can send us the forms via email, post, fax or you can hand deliver them to any of our offices during working hours.

STEP 4

SAMRO will send through an invoice within 14 days of receiving your application. The invoice will stipulate payment terms as well as the licence type for your business.

STEP 5

You will be required to submit playlists for the music that was used in your business. This is to ensure that the money you paid for the usage of music gets to the right music creator. Live performance revenues as well as promoters are required to send this information after every performance or event.

SEND US AN EMAIL