Dear SAMRO Licensee
What sets your business or establishment apart from the rest? The music and arts space can be brutally competitive, and it’s important to continuously expand your reach and evolve with the times and needs of your market – who knows, it might take you to places you’ve never previously explored.
In this issue, we chat with George Hattingh, the Academy of Sound Engineering’s Director: Marketing and Communications, about the value of being competent in more than one space by expanding into television and the screen arts.
Bring out the champagne! Congratulations are in order for SAMRO composer and publisher member Fred Woods, whose catalogue is highly regarded around the globe and who recently won a major United States music production award.
Radio presenter and club DJ Le Soul shares her journey to becoming a professional DJ, finding the value in SAMRO licensing and being a fan favourite on Gagasi FM’s Midday Shandis show.
SAMRO regularly fields queries about how one can go about obtaining a community radio licence, and in this issue we give you more information on how to apply for one.
The Arts and Culture Trust (ACT) Awards have been honouring South African legends, stalwarts and inspirations in the South African arts and culture sector for the past 20 years. SAMRO is a proud sponsor of the 20th edition of the ACT Awards that will be taking place on 17 November 2017. Get your tickets soon.
The festive season is nearing, so have a look at our gig guide for fantastic live performances and shows to get you into the holiday spirit.
Until the next issue, enjoy!
André le Roux
Executive General Manager: Brand and Marketing