MUSIC

MUSIC

Lioness makes a roaring entrance with Ba dumetse

Lioness makes a roaring entrance with Ba dumetse

Straight out of Katlehong roars vocalist Lioness (real name Mamphore Mohoje-Rabanka). The talented newcomer stakes her claim in the local music industry, teaming up with prolific DJ and producer Mobi Dixon to create Ba dumetse, a vibey club banger. Her 11 year journey punctuated with false starts, broken promises and doors shut in her face […]

SAMA 25 Tribute Submission

SAMA 25 Tribute Submission

The build up towards The 25th Annual South African Music Awards taking place in June 2019 has officially begun! The 25th Annual South African Music Awards continues from its explosive showcase in 2018 promising an extravagant show that will celebrate, acknowledge and reward excellence in our very diverse local recording industry. As we are getting […]

25toLife of SAMAs

25toLife of SAMAs

In celebration of the milestone 25 years of the SA Music Awards (SAMA), the theme for this year is 25toLife. It’s a nostalgic trip into the past which provides a better understanding of the present, in a manner that excites us about the future. For a quarter of a century, the SAMAs have proven to […]

The Standard Bank Luju Food & Lifestyle Festival 2019 Save the Date

The Standard Bank Luju Food & Lifestyle Festival 2019 Save the Date

Taking place on House on Fires lawns overlooking the scenic Malkerns valley in e’Swatini, just a four hour drive from Johannesburg, The Standard Bank Luju Food & Lifestyle Festival is  back for a second year with its  one-day lavish feast of music, fashion, entertainment, culinary exploits, and connoisseur led premium wine and whiskey showcases. After […]

SAMRO 9 province roadshow on Public Domain works

SAMRO 9 province roadshow on Public Domain works

The new board, together with the executive at SA Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) has hit the ground running with a Roadshow aimed at educating SAMRO members and stakeholders about the critical issue of Public Domain (DP) works. The Roadshow will unpack SAMRO’s current distribution rules in relation to arrangements of DP works and will engage […]

SAMRO elect new Board

SAMRO  elect new Board

The SAMRO annual general meeting (AGM) was held.  The AGM was attended by SAMRO members in their various membership categories. The following reports, were amongst those presented by the Chairman (SAMRO Board of Directors), CEO and CFO of SAMRO: The Chairman’s Report; The CEO’s Report; Three Pillar 2020 SAMRO strategic plan; A presentation of the new […]

SAMA25 introduces new category and spring cleans others

SAMA25 introduces new category and spring cleans others

The SA Music Awards have been spruced up just in time for the 25th installation of the prestigious accolades. RiSA is proud to announce that Reggae is now a standalone category known as Best Reggae Album after breaking away from the Best R&B/Soul and Reggae Album.  This is an acknowledgement of the burgeoning music genre which has […]

SAMA Entries are now Open

SAMA Entries are now Open

South African Music Awards (SAMA) will be celebrating 25 years of existence and it promises to be its biggest year yet. For the past quarter of a century, the SAMAs distinguished themselves as the most prestigious and premium award ceremony honouring excellence in music and performance. And after a vibrant year which saw dance crazes, […]

SAMRO is gravely concerned about a failed R47-million investment

SAMRO  is gravely concerned about a failed R47-million investment

The board of SAMRO is gravely concerned about a failed R47-million investment in a music rights initiative in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). We have recently completed a forensic audit into the investment from which it appears evident that the board was misled into believing it was possible to successfully establish a music rights management […]

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