Southern African Music Rights Organisation

SAMRO CEO Nothando Migogo addresses weekend media allegations and welcomes government engagement on industry future

The Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) CEO Nothando Migogo has noted with deep concern, this past weekend’s media reports about the organisation’s distribution rules.   A sensational report by journalist Charl Blignaut in the City Press, sensationally headlined, “Gospel shocker: How black musicians got screwed”, raised several allegations, particularly around SAMRO member Ms Hlengiwe Mhlaba’s royalty pay-outs, SAMRO’s relationship with multinational publishers, and the matter of public domain works.   The report alleged that of the 90 songs collecting royalties through SAMRO on