Dear SAMRO Music Creators
First of all, we would like to extend a warm welcome to Sipho Dlamini, the new CEO of SAMRO, who took over the reins from Nick Motsatse at the beginning of July. His tenure kicked off on a high note with the inaugural Wawela Music Awards, which celebrated our country’s top composers and set the tone for what will no doubt be a year packed with further creative highlights.
One of our Wawela award recipients, composer Philip Miller, has done South Africa proud by scooping an Emmy nomination for the score he created for an HBO television movie. Plus, another illustrious Wawela winner, Mbongeni Ngema, paid SAMRO a visit recently to pick up his award in person. You can read more about these stories in this month’s newsletter.
More great news is that SAMRO has opened a new satellite office at Durban’s BAT Centre to serve our KwaZulu-Natal members, and we hope to be launching more such centres soon.
Plus, we profile songwriter and businesswoman Mynie Grové and invite artist submissions for the annual MOSHITO music conference and exhibition – the perfect platform for musicians to network and showcase their music.
Would you like to be profiled in a future newsletter? Do you have any news that you would like to share with fellow SAMRO members? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org – we look forward to your comments and ideas for possible inclusion in The Beat Bulletin.