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Moretele Park Tribute Concert Workshop to Empower Artists

In the run-up to the annual Moretele Park Tribute Concert at Moretele Park on Saturday, 26 August 2017, a free music business workshop will be held in Pretoria to assess the status of live entertainment in South Africa.   All music industry stakeholders are invited to be part of a free in-depth discussion that delves into the state of the sector in general, and the live music scene in particular.   In conjunction with Batho Pele (PTY) LTD, Drakensberg Promotions will host a music

MTN in music copyright arears for over two years… and counting

Mobile giant MTN has failed to pay music copyright royalties to songwriters since 2013. The company, which owes just under R1 million for 2014, has also failed to declare music sales data and earnings for 2015 to songwriters.   CAPASSO, the royalty collecting society which represents songwriters and their publishers for music digital sales, states that attempts to license and collect the outstanding royalties and reports from MTN and its subsidiary Content Connect Africa (CCA), which is responsible for delivering some of