Concerts SA is proud to announce the list of recipients of the fourth Digital Mobility Fund, and the first for 2022. The mobility fund, which is managed by cultural consulting firm Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS), is designed for local artists who want to present professional and high-quality performances. It is supported by the Royal Norwegian Embassy and the Southern African Music Rights Organisation.
For this year’s mobility fund, Concerts SA considered proposals from music professionals for livestreamed or delayed-broadcast performances, with audiences. Some of the successful applicants include Madala Kunene, Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse, The Chanticleer Singers, Madosini, Louis Mhlanga and Bittereinder. The full list of recipients is available by clicking on the button below.
ABOUT CONCERTS SA
Concerts SA is a live music project that has impacted over 12 000 artists and 900 venues across southern Africa. However, some of the venues have shut down due the impact of COVID19 and its subsequent lockdowns. Aimed at supporting live music, the Digital Mobility Fund finds its roots in the Concerts SA Music Mobility Fund. Initiated in 2013, with funding support for the pilot project from the British Council, the Music Mobility Fund offers opportunities for South African musicians to undertake music tours across southern Africa. To encourage ongoing ‘movement’ in the locked-down music sector, Concerts SA opened the call for applications for the 2020 DIGITAL MOBILITY FUND in September 2020 and again in April this year. For more information, please visit our website www.concertssa.co.za, follow @ConcertsSA on Twitter, or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ConcertsSA
Since 1961, SAMRO has been the country’s music rights champion. We protect the rights of composers and authors (music creators) both locally and abroad. Collecting license fees from music users – television broadcasters, radio stations, in-store radio stations, pubs, clubs, retailers, restaurants, and all other businesses that use music. Today, SAMRO has grown into an internationally recognized collecting administration business representing more than 12, 000 music creators. It has built a solid reputation as the primary representative of music Performing Rights in Southern Africa and is well respected among its global peers in the music industry.
For more information on SAMRO, please visit our website www.samro.org.za, follow @SAMROMusic on Twitter, @SAMROSouthAfrica on Facebook and @SAMROmusic on Instagram
ABOUT IKS CULTURAL CONSULTING
IKS is a consulting and project management agency based on sound research and analysis. IKS provides strategic consulting, planning and project management services in arts and culture. Established in 2004, IKS took over the management of the Concerts SA programme in April 2020.
Visit: www.iksafrica.com, follow @IKSAfrica on Twitter or like IKS Africa on Facebook.