Master KG's Big Pay Day!

SAMRO is working hard for artists

By  | May 06, 2021, 01:18 PM  | Master KG  | Top of the

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Things are gradually changing for the best for South African musicians. Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) recently announced that the organisation will receive royalties from social media platforms such as Facebook.
According to SAMRO announced the great news on Wednesday.

SAMRO chairperson Nicholas Maweni said “SAMRO is pleased to announce that we have entered into licensing agreements with short-form video content social media platform TikTok, global social media powerhouse Facebook, as well as the video, streaming subscription platform Netflix, that will benefit members,” 

He said SAMRO will collect the royalties on behalf of its members. 
“Thanks to the conclusion of these binding agreements, Samro will be able to collect royalties on behalf of members, for all copyright-protected content that features on these platforms, with immediate effect."

He added that it is important that SAMRO license all music users.
"This deal is going to enrich these platforms through the use of high-quality content produced by our members while at the same time broadening the scope and usage of member content...It is absolutely essential that as SAMRO we license all music users and ensure that we deliver maximum value to our members."

More great news for South African artists who have their music streamed on Tik Tok broke last month following the news reported by the Business Insider that CEO of Capasso Wiseman Ngubo has announced that Tik Tok has reached an agreement with the Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) to pay artists royalties every time their music is used on Tik Tok.

“We are happy to have reached an agreement with TikTok in order to ensure that pan African songwriters are taken care of on the platform. With the increasing spotlight on African music, more African songwriters are poised to reach global superstar status and TikTok will play a major role in showcasing their talents to the world,” said Wiseman.

He said royalties will be calculated on a pro-rata share basis: “Streaming royalty calculations are not based on a fixed rate per stream, rather they are based on what is termed a pro-rata share of the available pool. This means, in essence, royalties are determined by one’s market share, as determined by usage, in each period.”

Artists such as Master KG will greatly benefit from this as his song has over a billion streams on Tik Tok.
"Jerusalema Has Over A Billion Views on Tik Tok Alone Damm Bro This Song Doesn't Wanna Stop!!!!! THIS is Freaking Amazing!” Master KG announced on Twitter.

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