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Solace-Embrace FFP---Malcolm-Le
"Solace Embrace" by Malcolm Lewis is a soulful R&B ballad that envelops listeners in a warm embrace of soothing melodies and heartfelt lyrics. With his velvety voice. The smooth production, layered with gentle piano chords and subtle percussion, creates an intimate atmosphere, inviting listeners to immerse themselves in the emotion of the song. "Solace Embrace" becomes a musical sanctuary for the soul, offering solace and serenity to all who listen.

Solace Embrace - Malcolm Lewis

 Immerse Yourself in Nostalgia with Malcolm Lewis's "The Void" 🌌 🌟 Journey back to the echoes of youth with Malcolm Lewis's latest deep house masterpiece, "The Void." ✨ Crafted from the memories of his 18-year-old self, this track is a sonic time machine that captures the essence of youthful energy and uninhibited passion. Let the beats resonate with the spirit of a bygone era, and the melodies transport you to the heart of unforgettable moments. Malcolm Lewis - The Void Due in April along with Dirty South - Malcolm Lewis. The track reaches its zenith with a euphoric climax, leaving the listener in a state of sonic bliss. it's a sonic tapestry that invites you to escape reality and surrender to the magic of Malcolm Lewis's musical mastery.  

The Void - Malcolm Lewis Release Date: 8 April 2024

Dirty SSouth EP---Malcolm-Lewis
The track opens with a subtle, hypnotic beat that sets the tone for what lies ahead. As the layers gradually unfold, a warm and enveloping atmosphere emerges, inviting the listener to lose themselves in the sonic embrace. Lewis's signature use of ethereal melodies adds a touch of sophistication, creating an otherworldly ambiance that transcends the boundaries of conventional Deep House. The rhythm evolves organically, drawing inspiration from classic Deep House elements while infusing a contemporary flair that keeps the track fresh and relevant. The carefully curated arrangement builds and releases tension, creating a dynamic flow that captivates the audience from start to finish. Malcolm Lewis's keen sense of production shines through in "Dirty South." FFP Where Sound gets Meaning.                  

Dirty South - Malcolm Lewis Release Date: 15 April 2024

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S.A. Music Contracts

In South Africa, as in many other countries, music contracts play a vital role in ensuring fair and legal agreements between artists, producers, managers, and other parties involved in the music industry. Here are some common types of contracts used in South African music:
Recording Contracts: These contracts outline the terms between an artist and a record label regarding the recording and distribution of music. It covers issues such as royalties, advances, copyright ownership, and length of the agreement.
Publishing Contracts: Publishing contracts deal with the rights to a song's composition. They govern how the music will be exploited, including licensing for use in films, TV shows, commercials, and other media.
  • Management Contracts: Management contracts are agreements between an artist and a manager or management company. They specify the manager's responsibilities, such as booking gigs, handling promotional activities, and managing the artist's career trajectory, in exchange for a percentage of the artist's earnings.
Producer Contracts: These contracts detail the terms between an artist and a music producer who is hired to oversee the production of an album or specific tracks. They cover issues like payment, credits, and ownership of the recordings.
Licensing Agreements: These contracts grant permission for the use of music in various ways, such as synchronization licenses for use in film, television, or advertisements, and mechanical licenses for reproducing and distributing recordings.
When drafting or signing music contracts in South Africa, it's crucial to ensure that they comply with local laws and regulations. Seeking legal advice from an entertainment lawyer experienced in music industry contracts is highly recommended to protect the rights and interests of all parties involved. Additionally, it's essential to clearly define terms, royalties, and responsibilities to avoid disputes in the future.

S.A. Music Registration

  • South Africa, has several music registration organizations that handle various aspects of music rights management, royalties collection, and copyright protection. Here are some of the key organizations:
  • SAMRO (Southern African Music Rights Organization): SAMRO is responsible for collecting royalties on behalf of composers, authors, and publishers of music when their musical works are performed in public. It ensures that music creators are compensated for the use of their works.
  • CAPASSO (Composers, Authors, and Publishers Association): CAPASSO is a mechanical rights organization that represents composers, authors, and publishers in South Africa. It collects and distributes mechanical royalties for the reproduction of musical works in various formats such as CDs, digital downloads, and streaming services.
  • RiSA (Recording Industry of South Africa): RiSA is a trade association that represents the recording industry in South Africa. While it primarily focuses on promoting the interests of record labels and recording artists, it also plays a role in advocating for copyright protection and enforcement.
  • These organizations work together to ensure that music creators, composers, authors, recording artists, and record companies are fairly compensated for the use of their music and that copyright laws are upheld in South Africa's music industry.

S.A. Funding

South Africa has various funding options available for music labels.
National Arts Council (NAC): The NAC provides funding for various arts and culture projects, including music. They offer grants for music recordings, productions, and related initiatives. You can visit their website for more information on eligibility and application processes.
Department of Sports, Arts and Culture: The government department responsible for sports, arts, and culture in South Africa may have funding programs available for music projects. Check their website or get in touch with them directly to inquire about funding opportunities.
Music Industry Development Initiative (MIDI): MIDI is an initiative by the Department of Arts and Culture aimed at developing the South African music industry. They provide funding for music projects, skills development, and market access. Visit their website for more details on their funding programs.
(SAMRO) Foundation: The Southern African Music Rights Organization (SAMRO) Foundation offers funding for music-related projects, including music labels. They have different grant categories, such as music education and career development, which may be applicable to your label. Explore their website for more information.
Independent Music Exporters South Africa (IMEXSA): IMEXSA is an organization that supports South African music industry professionals in expanding their reach internationally. They may have resources or funding opportunities for music labels looking to promote their artists and music globally. Reach out to them for more information.
Corporate Sponsorships: Consider approaching local businesses or corporations that may have an interest in supporting the arts and music industry. Companies with a focus on entertainment, media, or cultural initiatives might be open to sponsoring music labels or specific projects.
Remember to thoroughly research each funding option, review their eligibility criteria, and follow the application guidelines carefully. It's also a good idea to reach out directly to the relevant organizations for the most up-to-date information on funding opportunities for music labels in South Africa.