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SAMPRA’s Impending Legal Tug Of War With The SABC Over Unsettled Artist Royalties

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Artists may end up being the hardest hit casualties in an impending legal tug of war  between the South African Music Performance Rights Association (SAMPRA) – which is a collective management organisation that administers Needletime Rights…

Sampra and SABC to go to court over non payment of royalties

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Johannesburg – The South African Music Performance Rights Association (Sampra) has written letters to all its artists and record companies explaining its decision to take the SABC to court in a move that could see their music being taken off…

SABC clears the air on claims it is refusing to pay royalties

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The SABC has hit back at claims by the South African Music Performance Rights Association (Sampra) and some music artists that it is refusing to pay Needletime Rights royalties, reportedly amounting to more than R250m over more than five years. Sampra…

SABC accused of taking food out of artists’ mouths by not paying royalties

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Johannesburg - A music blackout looms for SABC as the SA Music Performance Rights Association (Sampra) takes the public broadcaster to court to compel it to pay needle-time royalties. Sampra issued a statement on Monday accusing the public…

SABC is pouring salt into artists’ wounds as it takes food out their mouths

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The broadcaster is worsening the already dire situation of performers by refusing to pay royalties, says Sampra In an ongoing moral and legal battle, the South African Music Performance Rights Association (Sampra) is continuing to fight for…

SAMPRA is taking the SABC to court for failing to pay the R250M they owe in Needletime royalties,

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In an on-going moral and legal battle, the South African Music Performance Rights Association (SAMPRA) is continuing to fight for recording artists and record companies by instituting legal action against the South African Broadcast Corporation…

SAMPRA boycott could see a total music blackout on SABC

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SABC could lose rights to broadcasting music from SAMPRA artists if SAMPRA goes ahead with its court application to force the broadcaster into paying back-dated royalties. The South African Music Performance Rights Association (SAMPRA) is…

SAMPRA to take legal action against SABC over unpaid royalties

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The South African Music Performance Rights Association (SAMPRA) has announced that it will take legal action against the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) over needletime royalties. Needletime rights are paid out to record labels…

The Academy of Sound Engineering is proud to have been chosen as Training and Development Partner by SAMPRA

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We have great news for you! The Academy of Sound Engineering is proud to have been chosen as Training and Development Partner by SAMPRA. This important development means that qualifying SAMPRA performer members may now apply for a full…