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3rd SA Music Industry Round-Table goes to Mpumalanga

25 Jan 2017

After the success of the two Music Industry Round-Table discussions which were held in Johannesburg and Cape Town in 2016, we are taking the third leg of this much needed music industry discussion to Mpumalanga. 

The session will be held at the Southern Sun Hotel in Emnotweni, Mpumalanga on Friday, 03 March 2017 and will start at 10h30 until 14h00.

The Music Industry Round-Table concept came to life after SAMRO saw the need to initiate meaningful discussions that will assist with the input and development of the South African music industry. With no proper platforms that facilitate consistent engagement amongst those who contribute to the wellbeing of the local music industry, there was a great need to establish this platform.

With the 2016 round-tables, SAMRO was able to initiate an effective platform for key music industry personnel to engage with one another and discuss various challenges facing the industry as a whole. So successful, some of the industry individuals who were part of these two sessions included SABC’s Kaizer Kganyago, Nomvuyiso Batyi from ICASA, Nkosinathi Mbelu who is Head of Music at the Gauteng based commercial station Kaya FM, SAMRO acting CEO – Rev. Abe Sibiya, well known music producer Thabiso ‘Thasman’ Tsotetsi and legendary kwaito artist, Arthur Mafokate who is also a SAMRO board member. 

The Mpumalanga leg will focus on music consumption in South Africa, platforms used to get the music to the consumers and available promotion avenues. The discussion will also touch on the topical issue of music airplay, quotas and the undeniable metamorphosis of genres and musical influences that is being experienced all over the world. Like in the past round-table discussions, SAMRO acting CEO, Rev. Abe Sibiya will also be part of the panel, sharing his industry knowledge and more information about SAMRO.

“Having hosted two successful music industry round-tables last year, we are delighted to be taking this initiative to Mpumalanga where the selected panellists who are experts in the subject matter to be discussed on the day can share with the audience their opinions so that we can find solutions for issues affecting the industry. Like the Johannesburg and Cape Town sessions, we are expecting Mpumalanga music talents who are SAMRO members to join us for a meaningful robust discussion,” says Tiyani Maluleke, SAMRO’s General Manager of Marketing.

The ground-breaking proclamation by the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), of broadcasting 90% local music content across its 18 radio stations, will also be unpacked. 

If you are in Mpumalanga, this is your opportunity to engage with SAMRO in matters relating to membership and royalties. 

For more information, contact the Marketing Department on 011 712 8521 or email marketing@samro.org.za