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Lockdown Parodies

Since the start of the Covid 19 lockdown, I’ve embarked on an incredible journey of music. I’ve taken some of my favourite songs of all time & I’ve turned them into parodies of what I’ve been experiencing at home during the lockdown. It’s been an incredibly enjoyable (and sometimes cathartic) process, and I’m glad that […]

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5 steps to making sure you get paid your SAMRO royalties

Having your music on radio can earn you a great passive income. Every time your song plays on radio, you are owed a publishing royalty. SAMRO collects those royalties from radio stations & pays them to the people who wrote the song. One spin of your song on a prominent station like Kfm or 947 […]

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You can’t attack Woolworths & ignore the real criminals: The SABC.

Dear Pfanani Lishivha, Last week something remarkable happened. SAMPRA lost a really big client: WOOLWORTHS. But through the power of social media, we won them back. Woolworths has recently fallen on tough times financially & understandably have been trying to find ways to save money. One of the decisions they made this year was to […]

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Dear SABC… No pay? No play

I refuse to let the SABC exploit & play any of my music until they start paying artists what’s owed to them. I recently became a member of South African Music Performance Rights Association (SAMPRA) who are in charge for paying artists needle time royalties, including session musicians i.e. the guitarist or drummer behind the scenes who […]

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The Kiffness make their debut at #HuaweiKDay 2019

K Day has always been on our bucketlist of gigs to play, so we were very excited when we finally got the invite this year. We pulled out all the stops, inviting the dancers from the “You Say You Love Me” music video (Manila von Teez, Maxine Wild & Jayde) to join us for the […]

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