. . . as SA mu­sic bod­ies equip artists

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mem­bers to third par­ties or users such as broad­cast­ers like SaBC, Ur­ban Brew and Mul­ti­choice. it col­lects roy­al­ties on be­half of its mem­bers and dis­trib­utes to the right­ful own­ers.

Sheer Pub­lish­ing is one of the world’s lead­ing in­de­pen­dent pub­lish­ing houses with 18 years’ ex­pe­ri­ence in the ad­min­is­tra­tion of in­tel­lec­tual prop­erty rights in South africa.

SaMRO is a copy­right as­set man­age­ment so­ci­ety which col­lects money from es­tab­lish­ments that use mu­sic like clubs, banks and ra­dios for dis­tri­bu­tion to mu­sic cre­ators. case of Per­form­ing Rights and the re­pro­duc­tion of their mu­si­cal works in the case of Me­chan­i­cal Rights.”

She said the four types of roy­al­ties in­clude the Me­chan­i­cal Roy­al­ties which are paid by record com­pa­nies for records sold based on the ex­clu­sive rights to re­pro­duce and dis­trib­ute copy­righted works.

There are also Public Per­for­mance Roy­al­ties that are paid by mu­sic users for songs in the op­er­a­tion of their busi­nesses and broad­casts based on the ex­clu­sive right to per­form pub­licly copy­righted works.

Syn­chro­ni­sa­tion Fees are paid by mu­sic users for syn­chro­nis­ing mu­sic with their vis­ual im­ages based on the ex­clu­sive right to re­pro­duce and dis­trib­ute copy­righted works and to prepare de­riv­a­tive works of copy­righted ma­te­rial.

There is also Print Mu­sic in­come which is paid by mu­sic print­ers for sheet mu­sic and fo­lios based on the ex­clu­sive right to dis­trib­ute copies of copy­righted ma­te­rial.

Sheer Pub­lish­ing co-owner karabo Moti­joane also ad­vised mu­si­cians to sign con­tracts with pro­duc­ers on the rights of the songs before leav­ing stu­dios as many have fallen vic­tims to song thefts by pro­duc­ers.

For their part, Moshito rep­re­sen­ta­tives ex­plained that Moshito is more of an an­nual three day mu­sic fes­ti­val that of­fers a plat­form for mu­si­cians from all over the world and also in­vites in­ter­na­tional pro­mot­ers who can sign up­com­ing artistes.

“Ba­sotho must ap­ply to show­case their mu­sic by send­ing two songs, two pro­fes­sional pho­tos and an artiste pro­file to us (de­tails on www.Moshito.co.za).

“We in­cur trans­port and ac­com­mo­da­tion costs with the com­pen­sa­tion fee stand­ing at M7 000.

“There is also a demo pre­sen­ta­tion where a mu­si­cian can buy a ticket to the fes­ti­val then reg­is­ter on the first day to par­tic­i­pate in the demo con­test. The prize is M20 000,” Trevor Mahlori said.

Lo­cal artistes ex­pressed their grat­i­tude for the use­ful in­for­ma­tion which made them aware of the dif­fer­ent types of roy­al­ties avail­able to them.

Some of the artistes who at­tended the work­shop were Sentso, St­lofa, Fatere, Palesa Mot­lomelo, DJ Tseko, DJ Saucy and Se­fako Sa Menoa­neng.

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