New Composers/Publishers Association launched

OMC_18_coverSmallTHE formation of the Composers, Authors and Publishers Association (CAPASSO) was announced to the South African music industry at Music Exchange in March.

CAPASSO is a mechanical rights licensing agency and NPO in the process of incorporation, whose mandate will be to collect and distribute royalties to its members – music publishers and composers.

The organisation came about as a result of extensive negotiations between SAMRO (the Southern African Music Rights Organisation) and NORM (the National Organisation for Reproduction Rights in Music), with the aim of creating a proactive, responsive and progressive mechanical rights licensing hub. This hub would represent all rights-holders and would play an integral role in the copyright licensing landscape on the African continent.

CAPASSO will be communicating with the industry and prospective members in the near future with more details and developments.

The CAPASSO profile can be downloaded from here: http://www.capasso.co.za 

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