SAMRO is once again participating in the Moshito Music Conference and Exhibition, taking place at the Sci-Bono Centre in Newtown from 31 August 2011.

Having been involved in Moshito since the event’s inception eight years ago, SAMRO continues to lend its support to Africa’s largest music industry market, where the business of music takes centre stage.

SAMRO will once again be sponsoring the Moshito DigiHub, which enables media and delegates to stay connected and spread the word, as well as the RadioShack broadcast hub that houses the various radio stations broadcasting from the conference.

The organisation is launching its 50th anniversary celebrations, which continue into 2012, with a strong presence at Moshito 2011.

And at the SAMRO information stand, current and aspiring members can come and meet key SAMRO staff and find out more about the nuts and bolts of copyright administration and royalty distribution.

Moshito is an annual event that provides a platform for music practitioners and stakeholders to engage with government and among themselves, and look at the major challenges and opportunities facing the industry.

This year’s Moshito includes a conference (aimed at imparting music business skills and knowledge), live music showcases, a mini-film festival themed around music, and an exhibition of services and products in the music industry.

With a strong emphasis on digital music trends and on exploring African trade ties, as well as a range of skilled speakers drawn from the global music industry, Moshito 2011 is a must-attend event for anyone involved in the business of music.

Moshito has representatives of seven key music industry stakeholder bodies serving on its board: the Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO), the National Organisation for Reproduction Rights in Music in Southern Africa Limited (NORM), the South African Music Promoters Association (SAMPA), CASA, MMFSA, AIRCO and the Creative Workers’ Union of SA (CWUSA).

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For media accreditation to MOSHITO and access to the media digihub supported by SAMRO during MOSHITO 2011 contact Ayob Vania or Andrea Botha on 011 788 7631 or