Free music rights workshops for live music professionals

The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) and Concerts SA, under the auspices of the SAMRO Foundation, will host ‘Know Your Music Rights and Responsibilities’ workshops in South Africa this November.

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Musicians, promoters, venue owners and music professionals in the live music sector are invited to apply to participate in one of the upcoming six workshops in the following areas:

  • Johannesburg – 25 November, morning and afternoon
  • Durban – 26 November, morning and afternoon
  • Cape Town – 27 November, morning and afternoon

Each half-day workshop will provide musicians and practitioners involved in the local live music industry with valuable knowledge and insight regarding music rights and responsibilities, including the role of the Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO).

“The workshops follow successful marketing workshops presented in 2013 and 2014, and form part of a planned series of information, knowledge and skills sharing opportunities designed to strengthen the live music sector.  We are pleased once again to partner with ACT in presenting these workshops in the three main urban centres of South Africa. The proactive engagement of musicians, promoters, venues and other music professionals in all matters affecting the sector, an understanding of SAMRO membership, licensing, intellectual property rights and royalties are essential in our quest to build a vibrant and viable performance circuit nationally and regionally,” said Nailla Dollie, Project Manager of Concerts SA.

Workshop participants will have the opportunity to engage directly with representatives of SAMRO.

“Through its Building Blocks Programme, ACT champions innovative arts management skills that strengthen artists, creatives and local organisations working in all artistic disciplines,” said ACT’s CEO Pieter Jacobs. “ACT is pleased to, once again, partner with the SAMRO Foundation’s Concerts SA programme to contribute to the development and capacity building of the music industry."

Space is limited for each workshop; interested and eligible practitioners are encouraged to submit their applications by no later than Friday 6 November 2015. To apply, please click here. For more information, contact Rahiem Whisgary on 011 712 8404 or send an email to rahiem@act.org.za.

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