Dear SAMRO Licensee
Welcome to the April edition of SAMRO’s Licensed to Play newsletter. In this edition, we take a look at Southern Africa’s foremost dramatic licensing agency, the Dramatic, Artistic and Literary Rights Organisation (DALRO). DALRO’s Theatricals division is responsible for administering the rights of authors, visual artists, poets and playwrights, and this week we show you how you can acquire a licence from DALRO.
KZN, are you ready? The latest leg of the SAMRO CEO Music Industry Roundtable discussion will be held in the fun-loving city of eThekwini on Friday, 19 May 2017. We invite licensees to join SAMRO members at the Durban Playhouse to take part in the information-sharing session and engage with our expert panelists on industry matters.
We also have a quick chat with house music hitmaker Prince Kaybee, who has proven that small-town roots needn’t stand in the way of big-time ambition. After winning first prize on the second season of SABC1 talent show “1’s and 2’s”, the Free State-born DJ hasn’t looked back. He shares his plans of wanting to give back to the community by mentoring aspiring musicians in his home province.
We recently spoke to Thakgatso Setseta, the public relations officer at the South African State Theatre, and found out about this Pretoria landmark’s rich history. The theatre plays a leading role in the development of the performing arts, and is host to various entertainment activities drawn from our country’s diverse cultures.
How can you make connections in the music industry to ensure optimal revenue and exposure for your venue? Just like you, musicians, record label owners, publicists and publishers are also trying to network so that they can get their music out there. We’ve put together a simple five-step guide to making effective industry connections.
Lastly, we have a great line-up of music events happening around the country in the next few weeks that you can indulge in.
General Manager: Marketing and Communications