Arthur Mafokate for having being appointed to serve on the South African Music Performance Rights Association (SAMPRA) board for the second year running!ongratulations to
Thank you for having faith in me, I am proud to serve on the SAMPRA board for the second year running and happy to announce that SAMPRA is the only collecting society that has distributed over R70m royalties to artists during this COVID period,” wrote Arthur Mafokate.
“Getting To Know the @OfficialSAMPRA Board. Elected in September 2019, @ArthurMafokate represents the Copyright Owners Board of Directors. Mr.Arthur Mafokate is a renowned South African Kwaito musician and producer. He is also the founder of the 999 music label,” wrote SAMPRA.
SAMPRA is a Collective Management Organisation (CMO) that administers music rights known as Neighbouring Rights (also known as Needletime Rights) or on behalf of recordings artists and recording companies jointly.
SAMPRA does administer music rights by licensing music users such as radio broadcasters, retailers, pubs, clubs, restaurants, and other businesses that use music in their establishments. The licence fees collected from these establishments by SAMPRA are processed and paid as music royalties to recording artists and record companies whose tracks were performed by these establishments during the period.
Here’s how to apply for a SAMPRA membership:
Online: Visit their website (www.sampra.org.za) and click on the Members tab and then select Member Forms from the drop-down menu. If you are a recording artist, select Application Form Recording Artists. If you would like to apply on behalf of a record company, kindly select Application Form Record Companies.
Download: On their website (www.sampra.org.za), click on the Members tab and then select Member Forms from the drop-down menu. Find the relevant forms under Downloadable Forms.
If you are a recording artist, select the downloadable form Application Form Recording Artists. If you would like to apply on behalf of a record company, select the downloadable form Application Form Record Companies. Kindly send the completed application form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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