Issued by CASA (Composers’ Association of South Africa)
News: Music Composers’ Workshop
In February of 2012, the Composers’ Association of South Africa (CASA) declared war on the lack of music industry knowledge amongst many of South Africa’s music Composers.
Too many composers have died as paupers due to bad business, legal and management decisions.
CASA therefore set out to host 4 Main Workshops in 2012 under the umbrella topic “EARNING INCOME FROM COMPOSING MUSIC”. The first Workshop, dealing with “Understanding Music Publishing”, held in February 2012 was a great success and was attended by 140 Composers. CASA hopes to duplicate these workshops in other Provinces.
The second Workshop of the series will take place on Thursday 26th July 2012 at the SABC – Auckland Park and will focus on “Contracts & Negotiating a good deal”. We believe this session will equip Music Composers with a strong foundation for creating good & sustainable business. We have invited experienced, respected & dynamic speakers who are directly involved with business matters that affect music Composers.
This workshop is FREE to all music composers, however you would NEED to register and reserve your space by sending an e-mail to
or an sms to 076 026 4379.
Workshop topic: “Contracts & Negotiating a good deal”.
Date: Thursday 26th July 2012.
Time: 10am – 1pm.
Venue: SABC, Radio Park, 1 Henley Road, Auckland Park, Johannesburg.
Paid parking at Entrance 4 (or free parking in the Street). Enter at Entrance 2 & Find the CASA table in the Radio Park reception area.
For Workshop & Media Enquiries:
SAMRO Foundation Administrator
011 712 8417
Background on CASA:
CASA was formed in 2002 by a group of concerned music Composers after realizing that there was a lack of information flow amongst music composers and within the music industry in general.
Some of CASA’s objectives include:
- Offering information and general advice to music composers.
- Promoting knowledge and understanding towards fair and effective management of composers’ music rights.
- Promoting and Protecting the rights of South African Music Composers
- Providing a forum for debating issues of interest to Music Composers
You may also visit www.composers.co.za to read more on CASA’s objectives as well as to join as a Member. CASA is led by the current executive committee consisting of Musa Manzini (Chairperson), Colin Shapiro (Deputy Chair), Ron Brettell, Concord Nkabinde, JB Arthur, Cindy Alter, Keith Hutchinson, Mfanelo Ntlama and Joel Assiazky.
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