“Music as a profession engages your differently psychologically and the stress of managing the project and still keeping an actively artistic mind can be dangerously stressful. Try and minimise other commitments so that your stress load is less. Because most musicians are self managed, they should maintain a smarter management of schedule and resources. pick one part of the project the fund needs instead of trying to stretch it across the whole project as there are many variables that are out of your control.”
— Morena Sefatsa
“Firstly, I would like to thank SAMRO for this opportunity/funding, this is the best push an artist can get when working on an album, SIYABONGA. I have made an amazing album, managed to get the features I wanted, used a proper studio and proper production through this funding, now what is left, is a few verses from my featured artists and partial mixing on the project, and then the master."
“Do not box yourself. Don't ever think that you are not enough to get the job done, if you really want it then prove it - you owe it to yourself to try at least. The opportunities out there are endless. What a time to be alive!”
— Reabetswe ‘ Reba Red’ Mohlabane
“Be realistic about your budget. The release of a musical artworks has many facets and people that need to be paid. When you underpay artists, it hinders the work and puts bad vibes into it. Cutting corners and asking for favors can lead to broke relationships."
— Nontsikelelo Mazwai