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Update on the SABC dispute

Dear SAMPRA Members, On 6th June 2018, the SABC made an unfortunate announcement that it had taken an illogical decision of paying 75% of the 2014/15 royalties to an organisation that represents less than 10% of recording artists and record companies. We responded by indicating that we would take legal action against the SABC. We […]

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Letter to SAMPRA Members

Dear SAMPRA Members, We thank you for remaining steadfast and refusing to be used as fair game during the current battle that we are facing as an organisation. Some of you have made us aware of the fact that you’ve been contacted by IMPRA urging you to apply for membership. This is a desperate act […]

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SABC Once Again Undermines SAMPRA and the Livelihoods of South African Artists

 7 June 2018 | Yesterday it was announced that for the first time ever, the SABC will pay Needletime royalties to artists through the Independent Music Performing Rights Association (IMPRA). IMPRA will be receiving 75 percent of the R22 million earmarked for distribution to artists and producers. While the South African Music Performance Rights Association […]