SABC music boycott over unpaid royalties

Jamie McKane

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SABC music boycott over unpaid royalties

The SABC's financial struggles have not only affected its ability to broadcast local sport on its television channels - South African musicians have also been shortchanged by the public broadcaster.

Earlier this year, Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams revealed that the SABC owed local musicians over R248 million in royalties.
 

daveza

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Now that the SABC has received a R2.1-billion bailout from the government to prevent a broadcasting blackout, local musicians are demanding that the public broadcaster pay off this debt.
:ROFL: :ROFL: sorry, you know that's not going to happen.
 

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Don't artists know that their currency is exposure?
You practice a talent, maybe go to university, so you can earn some exposure to buy bread for your kids.
 

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Don't artists know that their currency is exposure?
You practice a talent, maybe go to university, so you can earn some exposure to buy bread for your kids.
You don't watch movies, listen to music?
 

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Don't they know by now that it's only the right thing to do if you're an ordinary citizen? If you're a minister you don't have to show up for court. Just try that if you're a private citizen.
 

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New BMW and Audi's for all the board members and members of the executive first! Sorry we broke again....
 

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If the SABC does not pay out the royalties the music groups should just create a group action law suit against the SABC and bring it to its knees.

Now we know why Hlaudi wanted 90% local music content played because he knew he could probably get away with not paying royalties but filling the airwaves with music.

Try that **** with Beyonce, Drake, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran etc and see how far it gets you.
 

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Designers, Photographers and Musicians all have one thing in common.

The world thinks they work for the "exposure"...
 
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