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Annabell Lebethe CEO SAMRO

The woman behind it all | A Q&A with CEO Annabell Lebethe

The Southern Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) is Africa’s leading Collective Management Organisation that administers Performing Rights on behalf of composers, authors and publishers.  SAMRO licenses establishments such as television and radio broadcasters, live music venues, retailers, restaurants, promoters, digital service providers (DSPs) and shopping centres.

UJ Choir The New Covenant performance

UJ Choir raise their voices in a Mass for the Universe

On 2 September 2023, over 110 choristers will raise their voices at Linder Auditorium in celebration of Renette Bouwer’s 25-year tenure as conductor of the University of Johannesburg’s choir (UJ Choir). The multi-generational choir and its alumni members hope to highlight her legacy as conductor,

Jon Batiste World Music Radio

Jon Batiste launches collaborative album ‘World Music Radio’

Isn’t all music, in essence, world music? Multiple GRAMMY® and Oscar® Award-winning musician Jon Batiste recently announced his highly anticipated album, World Music Radio. The album is set to be released on 18 August via Verve Records/Interscope Records, accompanied by the music video for standout


Field Notes | Theatres, malls & make-shift museums

July in Johannesburg is still stubbornly committed to winter and so, weaning myself off the performance high that was the National Arts Festival in June, I spend most of the month seeking refuge in the city’s galleries, theatres, make-shift museums, and malls-turned-art-fairs. *** The city

Sasol New Signatures Art Competition 2023

Regional judging concludes for 2023 Sasol New Signatures

The regional judging phase of the highly anticipated Sasol New Signatures Art Competition 2023 has concluded across South Africa. A total of 765 entries were submitted nationwide. Out of these submissions, 118 exceptional works have been selected to proceed to the final round of judging,

Bev Butkow re-weaving m/other mixed media installation

Bev Butkow re-weaves networks of care in her latest exhibition

Networks of care will converge and entangle at the Origins Centre, Wits University, during Johannesburg-based artist Bev Butkow’s upcoming solo exhibition titled re-weaving m/other, which will run from 20 August until 30 September 2023. These networks of care raise questions around collective knowledge, co-existence, materiality,

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