Training & Development

While SAMPRA appreciates that you are a highly talented and an exceptionally creative individual, we also have an appreciation that in order for you to get ahead in this game called “entertainment” you need to pick up a few useful business tips. After all, it is your well curated craft that pays the bills but in order to make sure that you are paying the right bills you need to be well versed on the business side of the very craft, i.e. the business of music.

The SAMPRA Development Fund’s study bursary will ensure that all successful applicants receive world class training from some of South Africa’s renowned business and music experts, and you could be getting a front row seat to one of these classes.If you’d like to pair fame and fortune with knowledge and skills, then the SAMPRA Development Fund’s bursary is one of the building blocks towards that empowerment quest.

Learn about:

  • the basics of music copyright and neighbouring rights;
  • contract negotiations;
  • music publishing;
  • sub-publishing agreements;
  • recording deals;
  • licensing deals;
  • business management and financial management;
  • marketing management (digital marketing, branding, public relations and promotions); and
  • staging live performances.

We have collaborated with the Academy of Sound Engineering to design curricula that will empower you as recording artists and record company owners to gain wide ranging functional knowledge and expertise that will enable you to make sound business decisions.

Eligibility Criteria and Funding Rules

Eligibility

  • Are you a SAMPRA performer member?
  • Have you earned at least R3000 over three royalty payments?
  • Have you been accepted by the Academy of Sound Engineering for the 2021 academic year?
  • If you have answered yes to all the above questions, then go ahead and apply for the SAMPRA Development Fund bursary.
  • It could be an opportunity that could truly transform your knowledge base.
  • Entries for this window are open from 06 October 2020 to 28 February 2021.
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