Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) Music Creation Support Fund 2022

Deadline: 27 April 2022 at 17:00 (5 pm)

Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) Music Creation Support Fund 2022

SAMRO – Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) is excited to announce that full and associate SAMRO members can now apply for the 2022 Music Creation Support Fund (MCSF).

The MCSF offers SAMRO Members with full or associate membership the opportunity to apply for a supporting micro-grant of up to R25 000 to contribute towards the creation of new and original music works (e.g. EP, Album, Video, Score).

𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗻𝗼𝘁𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗴 –

  • This application and funding applies to SAMRO Full and Associate Members only;
  • The applicant needs to have an updated short biography;
  • The funding is for a new and original music work;
  • The work is to be completed before 31 August 2022;
  • SAMRO Members should apply themselves – no 3rd party applications (music managers, promoters, etc.) will be accepted;
  • The funds should play a subsidy/support role, and should not be expected to cover the full costs of the creation/production;
  • If your application is approved SAMRO must be acknowledged in the final version of the work;
  • If your application is approved SAMRO will require a copy of the final product for the SAMRO Music Archive and permission for the work(s) to be available for use as part of SAMRO’s marketing;
  • Only one application per member will be accepted, and double dipping (two members applying for the same project) will disqualify both members from the support.

𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗮 𝗰𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗻 –

  • about the product / the final music work (e.g. recording, video, sheet music, etc.);
  • with deadlines and outcomes during a three month period;
  • with a list of committed parties collaborating in the creation of the work;
  • on how to promote the work to ensure its success;
  • with a detailed budget including all anticipated expenditure outlining how the SAMRO grant will be used; of who (if anyone) will share the royalties.

𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗯𝗲 𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗶𝘁 𝗯𝘆 𝗮 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝗶𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰 𝗶𝗻𝗱𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘆 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗳𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹𝘀 𝗯𝗮𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗰𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗮:

  • Does the work have a new and original concept?
  • How likely is the final product to succeed?
  • How realistic and implementable is the work plan?
  • How realistic is the budget?
  • How clear is the anticipated rights distribution of the completed work?
  • The adjudication committee’s decisions will be considered final.

𝗙𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗯𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗱𝗲𝗰𝗹𝗮𝗿𝗲:-

  • that all the information provided in this application is correct and true to the best of your knowledge;
  • that the music work shall in whole be completely new and original, even though it may embody quotations from, or references to, a pre-existing musical work or works;
  • that the work will not constitute an infringement of the copyright of any person or legal entity; and
  • that the content of the work will not contain anything of a defamatory nature, nor anything that may bring SAMRO into disrepute.
  • The deadline for applications is 𝗪𝗲𝗱𝗻𝗲𝘀𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝟮7 𝗔𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗹 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮 𝗮𝘁 𝟭𝟳𝗵𝟬𝟬 (𝟱𝗽𝗺).

    For further information please email: [email protected] or phone 011 712 8417 during working hours.