Delight Productions SA is calling on DJs, filmmakers, broadcasters, club owners, and concert and festival producers to register for the South African Music Users (SAMU) workshop at AMPD Studios in Johannesburg on 27 November.
The second iteration of the workshop is in partnership with the Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO), the Gauteng Film Commission, Ukhozi FM, AMPD Studios and Animation SA. The event will be held physically and virtually due to limited seating.
The workshop will feature the following topics and organisations:
Music users’ license and its importance – SAMRO, RiSA and AIRCO.
Intellectual property – Companies and Intellectual Property Commission.
Reflections on South African Copyright Law in the Fourth Industrial Revolution – Department of Trade & Industry, RiSA and Animation SA.
Provision Measures for the Music User – Broadcasters, festival creators and owners.
“A music user is the entity, company or individual that uses music in public for their business to entertain their clients or use music for whatever other reason for the public,” Delight Productions SA in a statement. “These are top influencers we have in the country’s music industry. This also includes filmmakers, live events venues, music promotors, DJ’s, broadcasters, night clubs, stadiums, museums, pubs and so on. These are the people that the project is directed to.
“Each year. Delight Productions SA will be hosting a Music Users Workshops where we will discuss the licensee’s role in the music industry value chain, their challenges, the issue of compliance, the new bill and most of all how they can grow and contribute strongly to the country‘s GDP and in developing the music industry. Each year we will be host an award ceremony to honour and recognise each music user and licensee based on their performance. SAMU will honour and hand over an award to the legend and a great player of all times during this workshop.”