Heart Top 40 – 6 February 2015 -Justin Bieber at 1

Justin Bieber at number 1 for 2 weeks with Love Yourself

1 Justin Bieber Love Yourself Up 4 5 1 2
2 99 Souls feat. Brandy & Destiny’s Child The Girls Is Mine Down 1 1 1 10 Last Week’s #1
3 Justin Bieber Sorry Down 1 2 1 (1 & 1) 13
4 Ariana Grande Focus NC 4 4 8
5 AKA feat. Fifi Cooper & Rouge Baddest (Remix) Up 19 24 5 3 Highest Climber & SA#1
6 Charlie Puth One Call Away Up 16 22 6 10
7 Chris Brown Zero Down 4 3 1 (1 & 1) 17 Longest Running Song
8 Jason Derulo Get Ugly Up 9 17 8 5
9 Coldplay Adventure Of A Lifetime Down 3 6 5 6
10 Blonde feat. Alex Newell All Cried Out (Oliver Nelson Remix) Down 3 7 1 (2) 8
11 Drake Hotline Bling Down 3 8 4 9
12 Tori Kelly Should’ve Been Us Down 3 9 9 7
13 Snakehips All My Friends Up 6 19 13 6
14 Olly Murs Kiss Me Down 4 10 6 11
15 One Direction Perfect Up 13 28 15 2
16 Euphonik feat. Mi Casa Don’t Wanna Be (Your Friend) Down 5 11 11 5
17 Tinashe feat. Chris Brown Player Up 1 18 12 11
18 Rihanna feat. Drake Work New 18 1
19 Meghan Trainor Title Down 7 12 12 11
20 Audio Engine feat. Grace De La Hunt When I’m With You Down 7 13 13 6
21 The Weeknd In The Night New 21 1
22 Pentatonix feat. Tink Can’t Sleep Love Down 8 14 9 12
23 Maroon 5 Feelings Down 8 15 1 16
24 Little Mix Grown Up 6 30 24 2
25 Kid Ink feat. Fetty Wap Promise New 25 1
26 DNCE Cake By The Ocean Down 10 16 12 14 Biggest Faller
27 Felix Jaehn feat. Jasmine Thompson Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better) Down 7 20 20 16
28 OMI Hula Hoop Down 7 21 2 16
29 Zara Larsson & MNEK Never Forget You Up 7 36 26 7
30 Robin Thicke Back Together Down 7 23 16 12
31 Jess Glynne Take Me Home Down 6 25 19 4
32 JoJo When Love Hurts Up 2 34 32 2
33 Zara Larsson Lush Life Down 7 26 13 13
34 OMI feat. AronChupa Drop In The Ocean New 34 1
35 Robin Schulz feat. Francesco Yates Sugar Down 8 27 11 9
36 Moon Rocket feat. Cato Float Away Down 7 29 29 3
37 Empire Cast feat. Jussie Smollett & Pitbull No Doubt About It Down 6 31 26 4
38 Taylor Swift Wildest Dreams Down 6 32 12 9
39 Timo ODV Find My Way Down 6 33 17 7
40 Madcon feat. Ray Dalton Don’t Worry Down 3 37 30 6

Sipho Mabuse will on Soweto Tv channel 251 On Dstv at 19.30 on Tuesday 9 Feb

F Y I @siphohotstix joins @TimModise in studio this Tuesday 9 feb at 19:30 #TWTM #SowetoTV #DStv251

[ Tags Sipho Mabuse ,Tim Modise ,Soweto Tv ,Pimville ,King James Advertising ,Sanlam ,Martin Myers ,Music Exchange ,SAMRO ,Gallo Records, DSTV ]

#CTEMF -Running order Cape Town City Hall this weekend 5 -7 February

Last chance to book for FREE Music Exchange /Cape Town Fashion Council workshop Saturday 6 Feb

Mobile giant MTN has failed to pay music copyright royalties to songwriters since 2013.

MTN in music copyright arears for over two years …

Mobile giant MTN has failed to pay music copyright royalties to songwriters since 2013.

The company, which owes just under R1 million for 2014, has also failed to declare music sales data and earnings for 2015 to songwriters.

CAPASSO, the royalty collecting society which represents songwriters and their publishers for music digital sales, states that attempts to license and collect the outstanding royalties and reports from MTN and its subsidiary Content Connect Africa (CCA), which is responsible for delivering some of the music available on MTN music platforms such as CallerTunez, have been met with nothing but constant rate disputes and an unwillingness to enter into licence agreements.

Business Affairs manager at CAPASSO, Mr Wiseman Ngubo, states: “Following more than a year of negotiations with both MTN and CCA, it is remarkable that both these parties are now disputing the licence fee rate, even though MTN previously paid royalties at the same rate in 2013. The rate has not increased”.

This is despite other industry players, including competitor mobile companies and other suppliers of music to MTN such as Madlozi, a company affiliated to Kalawa Jazmee, agreeing and duly paying music royalties at the same agreed rates.

CAPASSO represents numerous songwriters either directly, such as Tarryn Lamb, Nompumelelo Mzobe and Doctor Malinga, or through their publishers such Ghetto Ruff, Soulistic Music Pty Ltd (Universal Music Publishing), CashTime Life (Gallo Music Publishers), and Thoho Records.

MTN’s attitude to songwriter royalties is not new. Failed negotiations and rate disputes have been the order of the day for over five years; this while the mobile giant continues to sell hit singles such as Black Coffee’s We Dance Again and K.O.’s Caracara…and of course the international hit single Hello by Adele.

According to CAPASSO CEO Nothando Migogo “As CD sales steadily decline, digital music sales are an increasingly relied-upon revenue stream for songwriters and composers. Songwriters are excited to see their songs on sale by MTN as caller ring-back tones or downloads, but are shocked when CAPASSO tells them that it hasn’t received royalties or, in some cases even reports, for these sales”.

“The unfortunate thing is that songwriters, who are also artists, don’t realise that even if they receive payment for their role as the artist or singer on a song, they are still owed another royalty for their role as a songwriter. It is this songwriter royalty that CAPASSO collects.

“It is even worse for songwriters who don’t perform on the actual song. They don’t even benefit from the first type of royalty which may (or may not) have been paid by MTN”. Migogo adds that numerous “hidden” songwriters or featured artists on other artists’ big hit singles have been at CAPASSO’s doors demanding reasons for the missing royalties.

With the call by mobiles giants including MTN for more regulation of OTT services such as Whatsapp and Skype, due to the bad impact these services have had on the mobile companies’ profits, MTN’s disregard of its own governance and corporate citizenship obligations is even more glaring and ironic.

* CAPASSO (Composers Authors and Publishers Association) is a not for profit royalty collection company operating from Johannesburg.


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This Friday and Saturday at Baxter Theatre -Comedy Show 8pm

The new Afrikaans musical “Die Sideboard Musical” last 5 shows this week at Artscape

The new Afrikaans musical “Die Sideboard Musical”

Tue 02/02/16 20h00 Performance

Wed 03/02/16 20h00 Performance

Thurs 04/02/16 20h00 Performance

Fri 05/02/16 20h00 Performance

Sat 06/02/16 15h00 Performance

Venue: Artscape Theatre

Die Sideboard Musical is ‘n verwerking van Simon Bruinders se aangrypende roman. Hierdie eg Suid Afrikaanse storie word vertel met deernis, patos en humor. Die briljante rolverdeling bied u drama, sang en dans – ’n onvergeetlike verhoogervaring.

Directed by Albert Maritz

Choreography: Ina Wichterich

Cast: Duncan Johnson, Chantal Stanfield, Vanessa Lee, André Terblanché, Karlé Briedenhahn, Simon Bruinders, Dean Van Der Ventel, Tauné Block, Llandi Beeslaar, Jeremeo le Cordeur, Jaco Van Niekerk & André Lombard and a powerful group of singers and dancers.


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