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How to get your music registered

Contributed by: Bay Hip Hop Festival

 

1. Register with RISA and get your ISRC (International Standard Recording Code) without this code you can do NOTHING.
2. Register yourself and each song with SAMRO.
3. Register yourself and all your songs with CAPASSO
4. Register yourself and all your songs with SAMPRA


Sadly, most of our musicians register with SAMRO and that is it. That is nothing.
Without an ISRC, your music can not be published anywhere.
Without SAMPRA you will never be paid for Radio and TV airplay. (Needle time)
Without CAPASSO anyone can pirate and duplicate your music.
SAMRO only copyrights your music NOTHING ELSE. 


NEVER EVER SEND YOUR MUSIC TO ANY RADIO STATION WITHOUT THESE IN PLACE
YOU ARE CUTTING YOUR OWN THROAT. YOU WILL BE EXPLOITED AND DIE A PAUPER.


As a courtesy to my fellow artists, MIH Music Publishers is including the following guidelines for your perusal
RiSA (The Recording Industry of South Africa) is a trade association that represents the collective interests of producers of music sound recordings, major and independent record labels in South Africa. Formerly known as the Association of the

South African Music Industry (ASAMI) it was established in the 1970s. RiSA is responsible for running the annual South African Music Awards (SAMAs) and for acknowledging certification awards for album sales. RiSA is recognised by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry as the official National Group for the Recording Industry in South Africa. RiSA is also the association in South Africa responsible for issuing the International Standard Recording Codes (ISRC).


SAMRO
The primary role is to administer copyright in music creators' and publishers' intellectual property.


CAPASSO
Is a mechanical rights agency based in Johannesburg South Africa, which collects and distributes royalties to its members: music publishers & composers.


This new body, CAPASSO is responsible for licensing your music and collecting fees from Music Users like radio stations and advertising agencies.