Nascam gives update on 2020 music royalties

27 October 2020 | Art and Entertainment

Windhoek • Michael Kayunde

The Namibian Society of Composers and Authors of Music (Nascam) held a press briefing in Windhoek this morning to announce that the music body will pay out 2020 royalties to artists during this last quarter of the year.
Addressing journalists, John Max, Nascam CEO, shared that the total royalties expected to be paid out to members totals N$1.1 million, received from NBC Radio and TV stations for music used during 2019.
“The royalties payment or distribution for 2020 will start as soon as the capturing processing has been concluded,” he said.
He added that Nascam has received royalties from Composers Authors and Publishers Association (CAPASSO), a sister collective management organisation in South Africa, and these will be paid in December.

Digital pays
These royalties were collected from digital platforms like YouTube, Facebook, Spotify and iTunes.
“A total of N$300 000 is expected to be distributed amongst those artists who have their music streamed from those different online platform services.
“We urge our members to indicate to our office which of their music has been uploaded onto those digital music services in order to enable a smooth process of identifying their musical works,” Max said.



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