Dear SAMRO Member
We are halfway through the year – how is your “glass” looking? Half full or half empty? Whichever way you look at it, there’s no turning back. We can only take a moment to reflect and re-evaluate the goals we have set ourselves. And if we have not done so already, re-look at our game-plan on how to achieve them in the second half of the year. Don’t let your season pass you by – get up, get ready and go chase your dreams! The world needs to hear your talent!
The Southern African Music Rights Organisation NPC (SAMRO) together with the Composers Authors and Publishers Association (CAPASSO) jointly announces the appointment of Nothando Migogo as the incoming Chief Executive Officer of SAMRO, from 1 July 2017. The new CEO will certainly inject a dynamic and focused energy into the copyright administration society.
We spend five minutes with local hitmaker Donald and find out more about his songwriting skills and also chat about his new album. With close to eight years in the music industry under his belt, his latest release, Something More – a visual album – signals his staying power and creative genius, as well as how he nurtures his brand.
Have you ever fallen in love with a song even though you had very little idea what the singer was saying? We all have and so we search for the lyrics, and struggle to find them. Are there online apps catering to Mzansi song lyrics? We find out in our Where Have All The (online) Lyrics Gone? article.
Like a precious gem, copyright can be an extremely valuable and enduring asset to the owner. We discuss the value of copyright and the importance of protecting your intellectual property to leave a lasting legacy.
Also, we have some exciting news for Mzansi’s artists. South African music promoters and musicians can now access a handy online toolkit to help them with funding applications, marketing, concert production and other essential skills to help them get ahead in the industry. This is a proud initiative by Concerts SA.
Lastly, check out our July gig guide, which is packed with details of phenomenal live performances.
Till the next issue – keep making magic.