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We administer Performing Rights on behalf of our members - music composers, authors and publishers.
I am a music creator
Music Creator - I write, compose or publish music.
I am a music user
Music User - I use music in my business.
Our Performance in Numbers
We let the statistics do the talking
This refers to the total revenue earned by SAMRO from licensing the works of its members for use in various mediums such as broadcasting, public performances, and online streaming.
This refers to the portion of the license revenue that is available for distribution to SAMRO members after deducting operating expenses and other costs incurred by the organisation.
Number of Associate and Full Members
This refers to the total number of SAMRO’s Associate and Full members for the financial year.
This refers to the number of times SAMRO has made royalty distributions to its members throughout the year.
Creators and Users
How Creators and Users are Connected
Music creators (song writers, composers and publishers) are entitled to royalties every time their music is used in licensed establishments such as live music venues, radio and television, pubs, shopping malls, cinemas and more.
The role of SAMRO is to license these establishments and ensure that members are fairly compensated for the usage of their music and are acting within the confines of the law.
What We Do
SAMRO collects licence fees from establishments that use music like clubs, broadcasters, retailers, digital service providers (DSPs) and many others.
We then distribute these license fees to members in the form of royalties.
Why You Should Register as a Music Creator
Music creators are people who make the amazing, moving, thoughtful, powerful musical works that SAMRO vigilantly administers.
We protect your intellectual property.
Our members have exclusive access to various benefits.
We ensure that the value of your music is recognised.
We actively promote the value of copyright.
Who Needs a Licence
Any venue or business that plays background, recorded, broadcast or live music in public must get a music usage licence from SAMRO.
This includes businesses and people such as the following:
Video On Demand (VOD)
Digital Streaming Platforms (DSP
Please direct all media & PR enquiries via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
SAMRO introduces an application fee for new Members from 01 June 2023
SAMRO distributes royalties of more than R220m in TV, Radio and General categories
SAMRO once again awards R2.5 million to members for the creation of new music works
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Music piracy stunts careers, stifles talent and eats away at the ability of composers and recording artists to continue making the great music that is the soundtrack to our lives.
Music piracy also takes bread off the tables of the thousands of people who work in music-related fields - from authors and composers of musical works, recording artists, to record company employees, studio producers, sound engineers and music retailers.