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Concerts SA’s Digital Mobility Fund Streams Hope to Musicians Once Again
For Immediate Release #DMF2021 Results Announced   We are proud to announce the results of the Concerts SA Digital Mobility Fund for the April 2021 callout. For the second year in a row, Concerts SA has awarded subsidies to music projects. A total of 62 grants of R30 000 each were awarded to projects across the […]
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Concerts SA Invites Music Professionals To Apply For The Digital Mobility Fund 2021
Concerts SA is calling for proposals for the Digital Mobility Fund 2021. Music professionals can now apply for support to stream their live concerts by completing an online form. The deadline for submissions is 5:00pm on Thursday 22 April 2021.   In the past years, Concerts SA has supported thousands of musicians to tour the […]
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Shisa nyama and ‘clazzy’ sounds make for a Kind of Cool feast of SA music
After an evening filled with dazzling performances of original South African music, two new SAMRO Overseas Scholarships winners were crowned on Saturday night – composers Andrew Hoole (Jazz) and Conrad Asman (Western Art Music).   University of Cape Town graduate Hoole and current UCT student Asman (who hails from Johannesburg) each won a R200 000 […]
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In honour of our iqhawe Madiba - what is on the menu for the SAMRO Overseas Scholarships Competition for Composers on Saturday Night (18 August)
In honour of our iqhawe Madiba - what is on the menu for the SAMRO Overseas Scholarships Competition for Composers on Saturday Night (18 August)   Disclaimer: This article refers metaphorically to the concert event's program as a menu and references to dinner should not be taken literally.   The SAMRO Foundation always does its […]
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SAMRO stars shine in the Netherlands: Taking their seat at the global table
SA All Star Band at the 2018 Rabobank Amersfoort Jazz Festival – left to right: Ntando Ngcapu, Thandi Nthuli, Keenan Ahrends, Benjamin Jephta, Darren English and Sphelelo Mazibuko   The Rabobank Amersfoort Jazz Festival is regarded as one of Europe’s hottest open-air jazz events. And sizzling South African jazz has become a much-anticipated staple on […]
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SAMRO Overseas Scholarships Competition for Composers 2018
Quartet of composers vie to see whose creations come out tops   Four rising young composers will see their works brought to life by professional musicians during a Concert Evening on Saturday, 18 August 2018, at the Linder Auditorium.   Two Jazz finalists – Riley Giandhari and Andrew Hoole – and two Western Art Music […]
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SAMRO optimistic as consultations on Membership Rules continue
The Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) is a membership-based organisation that administers the performing right in musical works on behalf of its composer and publisher members.   SAMRO plays a key role in the music ecosystem of South Africa and regularly engages with other players in this ecosystem, including its members, other copyright management […]
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SAMRO Scholarships Semi-finalist pursuing Masters in USA
SAMRO Overseas Scholarships Semi-finalist, Neil Robertson, is to pursue his Masters at the University of Michigan, USA. Neil has been the only organist chosen for this year’s SAMRO Overseas Scholarships competition for Keyboard Players, is certainly an exceptionally gifted musician. In 2016, he graduated with distinctions in Flute, Organ, Music Theory & Analysis, and Chamber […]
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Fleet-fingered piano whizzes vie for top SAMRO honours
Thirteen young keyboard maestros will do “hand to hand combat” in the SAMRO Overseas Scholarships Competition in August.   This week, the SAMRO Foundation unveiled the semi-finalists who have been selected to compete for one of the most sought-after music education awards in Jazz and Western Art music.   After testing their skills and endurance […]
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12 young vocalists advance in the country’s most prestigious SAMRO competition for overseas study awards in music
Semi-finalists sing the tune of a new South Africa   12 young vocalists advance in the country’s most prestigious SAMRO competition for overseas study awards in music   JOHANNESBURG, 17 June – Last week, SAMRO Foundation administrators and a distinguished panel of adjudicators completed an intensive selection process – narrowing a pool of 35 applicants to […]
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Singers invited to apply for SAMRO scholarships
Are you South Africa’s next vocal sensation? If you are a gifted young jazz or opera singer, you could win a coveted SAMRO Overseas Scholarship.   Applications for the 2015 SAMRO Overseas Scholarships for singers are now open, but the 15 May 2015 deadline is fast approaching. Music students and young professionals aged 32 and […]
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