#046 The SAMPRA Development Fund | Yvette Rammalo
Are you a musician and not yet a member of SAMPRA? Are you confused about whether you should be?
Today's interview will help you understand the importance of signing up.
I'm chatting to Yvette Rammalo, (PR & Marketing Officer from SAMPRA) and she has a lot of GREAT advice for anyone looking to submit an application for the SAMPRA Development Fund.
Yup, a couple of times a year SAMPRA distributes funds that can go towards music productions, live events, training (and a number of other things), but you've got to APPLY if you want any chance at being funded.
For anyone who doesn't know, SAMPRA (short for the South Africa Music Performance Rights Association) is a collective management organisation (CMO) that administers Needletime Rights on behalf of recording artists and record labels.
The SAMPRA Development Fund is the CSI arm of SAMPRA, and its vision is to promote the value of South African recorded music with the aim of providing SAMPRA members with strategic opportunities to stimulate their growth, development, sustainability and social awareness.
Spoiler alert: there are some products that you can't apply for unless you've earned R3000 in royalties, BUT there are some products that you can STILL apply for if you haven't earned that.
Listen to the episode, get informed, become a member, and consider applying for the SAMPRA Development Fund!
For any SAMPRA queries, email email@example.com
For any SAMPRA Development Fund-related queries, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Outro music: 'One Day Closer to the Rain' by Shotgun Tori.
Music used with permission from rights holder.