Performance Rights CMO

SAMRO is a membership based Non Profit Company for composer, authors, arrangers and publishers. It has a monopoly in South Africa. SAMRO is a collective management organization (CMO). It takes assignment of performing rights of members’ songs and licenses these rights, including broadcasting rights, for a fee to users.

Mechanical Rights in South Africa

South African Recording Rights Association (SARRAL) was formed in 1966 with a Section 6 mechanical and performance right in musical and literary works. CAPASSO was born out of a merger between SAMRO and National Organisation of Reproduction Rights in Music (NORM) and replaced SARRAL. CAPASSO offer blanket licences for the mechanical right on the printing of a disk for usage and or resale.

Needletime Rights in South Africa

SAMPRA and IMPRA collect license fees from radio stations for broadcast and from retailers, gyms etc for recorded music played in public. There is a collection society that collects for the majors and some independents and one that collects for independents in all cases.

Needletime Rights in South Africa

SAMPRA and IMPRA collect license fees from radio stations for broadcast and from retailers, gyms etc for recorded music played in public. There is a collection society that collects for the majors and some independents and one that collects for independents in all cases.

Music Video Rights

RISA, with 5000 members, the majority black has 50% of its Board controlled by 3 companies Universal, Gallo, Warner using the much maligned “market share” approach to makes this 50% call. RAV collects mainly from TV stations for the use of music videos. Initially RAV refused to collect on behalf of record companies that were not members of RISA.

Music Video Rights

AIRCO collects mainly from TV stations for the use of music videos. AIRCO was established in 2005 through funding from two large independent labels at the time, Coolspot and Bula Records. Later funding and support came from the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC). AIRCO set up its own video collection society