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Wednesday, March 14, 2012


The Composers’ Association of South Africa (CASA) has declared war on the lack of music industry knowledge amongst many of South African music composers. For too long, artists have been educated and skilled only in their arts discipline, without the business, financial and self-management skills that they require to be become successful and financially secure in their careers. Too many composers have died as paupers due to bad business, legal and management decisions.

CASA was formed in 2002 by a group of concerned music composers after realizing that there was a lack of information flow amongst music composers and within the music industry in general.

Some of CASA’s objectives include offering information and general advice to music composers while promoting knowledge and understanding towards fair and effective management of composer’s music rights. Other aims are to promote and protect the rights of South African Music Composers as well as to provide a forum for debating issues of interest to composers.

More information on CASA’s objectives at