Dear SAMRO Music User
Another busy year has come to an end – we’d like to thank all our music users for their support during 2013. During the past year we’ve achieved a great deal, including launching the first-ever Wawela Music Awards to recognise composing and songwriting excellence, opening a new contact centre at Durban’s BAT Centre and, of course, welcoming our new CEO, Sipho Dlamini.
We’ve also worked hard to keep in step, and ahead, of trends in music usage. This is part of our commitment to facilitate the changing use of music, especially with the advent of the digital age. Over the year, alongside our traditional business, we’ve focused on narrowcasting, multiple purpose licensing (like online radio and television stations using multiple media platforms) and other new areas where music is being used. It’s exciting to see the new channels for music in South Africa and our partnership with you means that we are able to work together to create a healthy music business in South Africa.
Our valued licensees are an important part of the value chain, and we are moving into 2014 with renewed vigour and a determination to continue refining and expanding our interaction with music users.
Do you have any comments or suggestions? Would you like to be profiled in a future newsletter? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org – we look forward to your ideas for possible inclusion in Licensed to Play
We wish you a wonderful festive break.
Yours in music,
General Manager: Marketing