SAMRO increases death benefit

By Drum Digital
30 November 2015

We’ve seen it too often in Mzansi many artists die penniless leaving family members distraught over funeral arrangements.

By Koketso Mashika

We’ve seen it too often in Mzansi many artists die penniless leaving family members distraught over funeral arrangements.

Hot off the press is the Southern African Music Rights Organisation’s (Samro) recent announcement about the increase in funeral cover benefits for its members. The benefit has gone up a whopping 100 %.

“The funeral cover for members has been increased from R10 000 to R20 000,” says Samro’s CEO Sipho Dlamini.

The late Soul Brothers singer David Masondo was also a Samro member whose family benefited from this offering.

“When our father died, Samro assisted us through its funeral benefit scheme to bury our father, says his son Sphamandla Masondo. “It was such a relief for everyone in the family when Samro called us and informed us of this benefit,” he adds.

Samro is the leading music copyright administration company on the continent.

And with the new pumped up benefit, we hope to see more South African artists getting dignified send-offs.

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