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2009 to 2013 Royalties


In September 2014, POSA and SAMPRA jointly announced that an agreement had been reached between the two organisations on the sharing of Needletime Rights royalties between record companies and performers featured in the tracks. The agreement stipulated that Needletime Rights royalties would be shared equally between the record company that produced the sound recording and the performers featured in the tracks.

Royalties that were available for distribution, at the time the agreement was signed, were for the period 2009 to 2012. POSA processed and paid the 2009 distributions in December 2014. The 2010, 2011 and 2012 distributions were processed in January 2015 and February 2015 2015, while the 2013 distributions were processed in December 2015.

POSA’s distributions have been hugely successful. The following are the percentages, per distribution, that have been achieved (where royalties were successfully allocated to deserving performers per track, and distributed):

2009                90.99%;
2010                90.00%
2011                87.65%;
2012                87.85%; and
2013                92.88%

The amounts that have not yet been processed and distributed are those belonging to tracks that have not been registered with POSA. POSA continues to contact the relevant featured artists requesting them to register their tracks, and royalties are processed as soon as tracks are registered and payment is also effected immediately.


Since POSA receives royalties, from SAMPRA, on behalf of featured artists it represents, POSA has the responsibility of paying session musicians and guest artists featured in the tracks of POSA’s featured artists. Some of the session and guest artists featured in the tracks that have earned royalties are not POSA members. But since they have earned royalties by virtue of performing in the tracks belonging to POSA members, POSA has the responsibility and obligation of ensuring that they receive their royalties. Since processing the first batch of royalties in December 2014, POSA has been tracing and contacting non-members who earned royalties to request them to furnish POSA with their banking details to ensure that they get paid.


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Artists Listed Below Are Urged to Contact POSA

James Langa
Lucky (Avante) Cele
Jason Ward
Raymond Groon
Brent Quinten
Mike Mwale
Charles Favi Motsemme
Themba Netshifhire
Sammy Rufus Klaas
Fats Mlangeni
Lebo Mochodi
Victor Mbange
Tinus Odendaal
Sthembiso Herimbi
Maruti Selate
Pupa Sepher
Derrick Scheepers
Jomari Greyling
Buhle Nhlangulele
Ivo Ivanov
Sabata Masaka
Francina Kuki Mokubetsi
Nicky Shange
Marjau Vonk-Sterling
Kamohelo "IV League" Mbatha
Ntokozo (Buks) "IV League" Mazibuko
Megan Pringel
Vivian Ngubane
Bongani Sibanyane
Mo Feriche Phillips
Wade (Wonderboom) Williams
Tshepo Dee Seeletso
Idowu Ajagbe
Kudzani Ngoreta
George Avakian
Gift Maggz Magubane
Justin Martin
Anathi Mnyango
Lucky Ramodibe
William Sejake