provincial secretary Bheki Mtolo, in a press briefing on Friday, they are
concerned about the plight of artists in the music and film industry after
being restricted in recent years by lockdown regulations.
stopped all live events, hurting the pockets of local talent.
Simalane will be in touch with several organisations including the KwaZulu-Natal
United Music Industry Association; the Cultural and Creative Industry Federation of
South Africa and the South African Music Industry Council.
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artists are still relying on the traditional ways of making money. These
include bookings for live performances, recording contracts, licensing,
marketing and distribution of their work in the country and worldwide.
ANC will spearhead concrete interventions that will benefit artists and
reposition KZN as the cradle of creativity. The creative economy must be
enhanced so that it can take the youth out of poverty.”