Photocopies of ID or Birth Certificate of the Beneficiary.
Photocopies of agreements if any with publishers or joint ownership.
Copy of CD – finished and published.
A minimum of 8 songs.
Where the artist has less than 8 required songs, a minimum of 2 original compositions enjoying airplay will make the artist eligible to register.
Valid contact details (phone numbers, addresses).
For Posthumous Registration submit either: 1). Death certificate accompanied by a copy of an affidavit signed by immediate family members stating that they have resolved to the stated name to be the beneficiary of the deceased. 2). Letter of admission from the Master of High Court.
Name and address of recording studios and publishing houses
Names of producers of the music
Duration of each song
Names of composers
Commercial number – e.g. CD BTB 001
Copyright statement on CD
Month and Year of creation
NB: Registration on Mondays and Wednesdays only. Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Membership requirements for Music Publishers
If you have entered into an agreement with a writer to exploit their works to benefit both parties, you should consider joining as a publisher member.
A specimen of the contract (Deed of Assignment) that the Company uses in obtaining rights from composers/authors/arrangers.
A list of the titles of all the musical works in respect of which the Company has obtained rights from composers/authors/arrangers, indicating the names of such composers/authors/arrangers, together with copies of Deed of Assignment executed by such composers/authors/arrangers to the Company.
Copies of all contracts (“sub-publication agreements”) whereby the Company has acquired rights in musical works in its catalogue to foreign publishers.
Copies of all contracts (“sub-publication agreements”) whereby the Company has assigned rights in musical works in its catalogue to foreign publishers.
Copies of Company’s music publications (minimum-10)
Copies of Company’s Certificate of Incorporation and Memorandum and Articles of Association.