SAMRO (Southern African Music Rights Organisation) Foundation Profile
The Southern African Music Rights Organisation, which is oftentimes referred to as SAMRO, is a national establishment that is based on promoting the legal rights of the performing arts sector in the nation. By contributing greatly to music license users, whether its in music, TV media, or even in other institutions, SAMRO does its best to make sure that license fees are collected, which will then be distributed fairly by issuing royalites.
As a step further into promoting the importance of music rights, the SAMRO Foundation is then created as a means to reach out to the community through performing arts. This is to ensure that future generations of South Africa are able to pursue performing arts without having to think about the burden that comes with with it. As of now, there are a few bursary and scholarship programmes that have to do with this mission.
About SAMRO (Southern African Music Rights Organisation) Foundation Bursaries 2020
The Southern African Music Rights Organisation is offering SAMRO Music Bursaries for talented students in the country through its very own SAMRO Foundation. As a music-based bursary, this programme is especially allocated towards citizens from South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, and Botswana. If you are currently pursuing a degree or diploma in music at an accredited South African University, you may immediately take your chances with this bursary (provided you already own a letter of registration into the institution).
The SAMRO Foundation Bursaries are provided to students who are pursuing any of these courses below:
- General Music Study: Western Art or Jazz Popular or African Indigenous Music genres – for 2nd year students (ZAR 10 000 each)
- Music Education OR Community Music Study – for students in their 3rd-4th years (ZAR 10 000 each)
- Music Technology OR Music Business – for students in their 3rd-4th years (ZAR 10 000 each)
- Performance Study: Western Art or Jazz Popular or African Indigenous Music genres – for students in their 3rd-4th years (ZAR 10 000 each)
- Composition Study – for students in their 3rd-4th years/postgraduate studies (ZAR 10 000 each)
- Indigenous African Music Research – for Honours, Masters, or Doctoral postgraduate students.
SAMRO (Southern African Music Rights Organisation) Foundation Bursary Requirements
Applications for the SAMRO Foundation Bursary are only accepted if the candidates fulfill the qualifications that are asked by the committee. Each of these items below will determine whether you will be accepted into the programme or not. Should any of these qualifications not be met by the time of application, chances are you might be rejected by the programme.
The SAMRO Foundation Bursary Requirements are as follows:
- Valid copy of your Identity Document
- Valid proof of enrollment at University
- Your most recent examination scores or academic transcripts from university
- Letters of reference from any current university professors or lecturers
- If you are a Master’s degree applicant:
- Obtain one letter of reference from supervisor
- Synopsis of your thesis (5 to 8 pages)
- Note: the bursary does not cover any expenses for Master’s degree coursework or recitals.
Applications for the SAMRO Foundation Bursary will not be regarded if:
- Any part of the application form is not filled in
- There are incomplete application documents
- A student sends in more than one application dossier
- The application is sent past the deadline of 30 March every year.
How to Apply SAMRO (Southern African Music Rights Organisation) Foundation Bursary 2020
To apply for the SAMRO Foundation Bursary, future applicants can first check the availability status at the SAMRO Foundation Bursary Website. Once you have made sure that the bursary is open for applications at the time of search, you can immediately download the Official Application Form on the SAMRO Foundation Website. You may also take a look at the terms and conditions of the bursary at the very same website.
After completing your application forms, you may have them submitted via Postal Carriage at this following address:
P.O. Box 31609, Braamfontein 2017
Tel: +27 11 712 8417
Please be sure to only send in documents that are asked of by the committee. Any other documents that are not required by the committee will automatically be disregarded. Furthermore, everything must be sent in English. Should you encounter any troubles in the application procedure, you may reach out to Anriette Chorn +27 11 712 8444 or [email protected] or [email protected].
SAMRO Contact Address
SAMRO Place 20 De Korte Street Braamfontein, Johannesburg 2017
P.O. Box 31609, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2017
Source: SAMRO; Author: Larxsati; Editor: Melisa; Picture: samrofoundation.org.za.