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Organization Name : CAPASSO
Facility Name : Membership Online Registration
Applicable For : South African Citizens
Website :

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What is CAPASSO?

CAPASSO is a Digital Rights Licensing Agency based in Johannesburg – South Africa, which collects and distributes royalties to its members : music publishers and composers. Membership of CAPASSO is open to any Person, being a Composer, Author or Publisher, or their successors in title, who owns or controls the mechanical right in a musical work.

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How To Register For CAPASSO Membership?

Just follow the below steps to register for CAPASSO Membership Online.

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Steps :
Step 1 : Visit the official website through provided above.
Step 2 : Next, click on the “Membership” link in the home page.

Step 3 : Select Membership type
i. Composer Registration – Become a member of our Music composer’s elite list.
ii. Publisher Registration – Check out our Licensing services to get Music Loyalties.

Step 4 : After that, fill the required details as per your selection.
Step 5 : Finally click on “Submit” button to complete your registration.

CAPASSO Membership Criteria

The criteria for admission and continued membership are prescribed by the CAPASSO Board, from time to time. The following criteria must be met for any Author (including Composer) or Publisher to be a Member of CAPASSO

1 Acceptance and ratification of this Membership Rules document by way of signature of Declaration on the Membership Application Form.
2 Payment of Annual Membership Subscription Fee

2.1 All Members will be liable to pay an initial joining fee, prescribed by the Board, as follows
Author/Composer Member: R 100
Publisher Member: R 250

Distribution Rules

1 Royalty distributions are allocated to the rights owner (Member) of the mechanical right in the musical work.

2 In the case of Works of Music subject to a publishing agreement, royalties relating to those Works of Music shall be paid to the Publisher Member. Statements reflecting payments made in respect of such Works of Music will be sent to both the Author and Publisher Members who are mechanical rights owners in such works.

3 In the case of works not subject to a publishing agreement, royalties will be paid to the Author Member.

FAQ On CAPASSO Membership

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on CAPASSO Membership

1. Why should I become a CAPASSO member?
Joining CAPASSO as an author or publisher member will be to your benefit because CAPASSO continuously strives for excellence in efficiency when it comes to mechanical licence fee collections as well as service excellence in royalty distributions.

2. Who can join CAPASSO?
Any composer, author and publisher may become a member of CAPASSO.

3. What are mechanical rights ?
When it comes to music, there are several different rights that exist in any musical work or recording. Collectively, these are known as copyright. Yes, copyright is made up of several other rights, including, for example, performing rights, which are administered by SAMRO, and master rights, whichis the separate copyright the record label has in the actual sound recording. CAPASSO only administers the mechanical right in the composition’s copyright, i.e. the right that arises when a musical work is reproduced or transferred from one format to another (from a master tape to a CD for example).

There are many examples of when a mechanical right arises: when promotional CDs are pressed, when an MP3 is purchased for download from an online music store by a user, when videos are put onto the correct format for broadcasting, or when music is attached to television programming …and these are just a few. Remember, a license – or permission – from the copyright owner (represented by CAPASSO in this instance) must be obtained before any transfer takes place.

Benefits of CAPASSO Membership

CAPASSO membership provides a range of benefits, including:
** Access to licensing opportunities for the use of music in various media, such as television, film, and advertising.
** Royalty collection and distribution services.
** Access to training and education programs for music creators.
** Advocacy and representation for the rights of music creators in the industry

Additional Generic Procedure

Here are the steps on how to register for CAPASSO membership:
1) Go to the CAPASSO website:
2) Click on the “Membership” tab.
3) Select the type of membership you want to apply for.
4) Click on the “Register” button.
5) Fill out the registration form and upload the required documents.
6) Pay the membership fee.
7) CAPASSO will review your application and notify you of the outcome within 21 days.

Here are the membership types available:
** Composer: This membership is for composers who have written original music.
** Publisher: This membership is for publishers who publish music.
** Writer: This membership is for writers who have written lyrics or other written works that are used in music.
** Affiliate: This membership is for individuals or organizations who are not directly involved in the music industry, but who support the work of CAPASSO.

The required documents for each membership type are listed on the CAPASSO website. The membership fee varies depending on the membership type. Once your application has been approved, you will receive a welcome pack from CAPASSO. This pack will include information about your membership benefits and how to use the CAPASSO website.

Here are some of the benefits of being a CAPASSO member:
** You will be able to collect royalties for your music.
** You will have access to legal advice and representation.
** You will be able to network with other music professionals.
** You will be able to participate in CAPASSO events and workshops.
** You will be able to use the CAPASSO website to register your works, track your royalties, and connect with other music professionals.

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  1. Mduduzi Khoza

    I like this organisation

  2. lehlohonolo

    Hi i have a question to ask,if a publisher plugs my song on all digital stores including radio and tv how do i get to know about my royalties because the only thing i did was to register my song with sambru which i aslo dont know how it works pls advise on how to know where to go from here garsince we parted ways with the publisher and he doesnt want to tell me anything that i need to know regarding my song which i believe it dit well on the downloads and youtube.thanks and looking forward in hearing from u

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