The following sites will provide useful and specialised information.
Don't forget to come back to us afterwards.
To talk to other composers and share views, please visit our Forums.
If your compositions are being broadcast or performed - you need to know about Performance Royalties. If you are not yet a member of SAMRO, please join. SAMRO now also administers Mechanical Royalties as well as Needletime for performers, making them an effective one-stop shop for all your royalty administration needs.
Their website has lots of useful info and news. Contact them at 011 712 8000 - ask for 'Customer Services'.
Or email: Customer Services
SAMRO's Facebook page . Here are some useful tips from SAMRO
Your compositions are also being recorded - you need to know about Mechanical Royalties.
NORM is an association of music publishers and composers, protecting the rights of copyright holders throughout Southern Africa. You'll find them here.
They do not currently represent all types of recorded works, but specialise in Mood Music Libraries and Commercial music.
There is an important South African Music Industry initiative called Moshito.
It's a music market comprising conferencing, trade-exhibition and show-case.
The event is a partnership between the Department of Arts and Culture, City of Joburg and MOSHITO Music Conference and Exhibition. Find out more
The Moshito board has welcomed CASA and we hope all composers will participate in and benefit from their vision of unity and growth in the music industry.
AIRCO, The Association of Independent Record Companies,
is a non-profit National Music
Industry Association, proactively
serving and representing the
interests and development of
South African Independent Companies across South Africa and the world.
Visit their site.
The Academy of Sound Engineering (ASE) is Africa's only Pro Tools Authorised Training Location and provides the country's top courses in Sound Engineering, Recording, Production and Broadcast. Located at the SABC in Auckland Park Jhb, the Academy boasts the finest practical facilities.
The South African National Youth Orchestra Foundation is a non-profit organisation that aims to offer world-class music education from its Development Initiatives to the icon of youth classical music in South Africa - the Sasol South African Youth Symphony Orchestra.
Forty four years of commitment to young musicians has made the SA National Youth Orchestra Foundation one of South Africa's most successful music institutions. Its mission is to equip young people with the skills to perform in professional symphony orchestras or as soloists or conductors. More here.
NewMusicSA is the South African section of the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM). It runs the New Music Indaba festival (which includes the 'Growing Composers workshops' where experienced professional composers work with those emerging in the field) and the Unyazi festival of electronic music.
Under the auspices of the ISCM, NewMusicSA also administers a composer residency programme with the Visby International Centre for Composers (VICC) in Gotland, Sweden and selects pieces to represent South Africa at the annual ISCM World Music Days international festival. For more information, visit us.
The Callsheet is South Africa's most read monthly film industry trade publication.
Its website aims to become the premier portal to the African film industry, The Filmmakers Guide to South Africa markets the film industry locally and internationally, bringing out three annuals: Industry, Service and Co-Production and Creative Showcase.
Music Industry Online (MIO) covers the entire music industry spectrum from a South African perspective. There are sections for dj's, producers, engineers, musicians, stage & sound, the recording industry, radio broadcasting, gear, equipment, software & hardware. There is daily news, weekly feature articles. MIO also offers writing, editorial & research services to the industry.
You feel like talking to other composers or asking questions .
Perhaps you want to complain about a bad deal you got.
Composers need to get together and share their views and be properly informed ... do go visit our FORUMS
is a music business college based in Johannesburg.
Currently they are offering affordable introductory workshops on aspects of the music industry with an aim to have part- and full-time courses, and even degrees in the future.
Find out more.