Introduction

AIRCO, The Association of Independent Record Companies, is a non-profit, Section 21 registered company(2006/007204/08), serving as South African national music industry association; pro-actively serving and representing the interests and development of South African independent record labels across South Africa and the world. Our membership comprises of independent record companies, across the full spectrum of music genres, from across South Africa, and ranging from small sole traders to some of the biggest independent operators in the country. AIRCO's vision is to have independent record labels (companies) occupying the biggest market share and their music getting greater visibility at national and international platforms with sharp focus on influencing South African cultural policies to provide adequate market access and culture diversity.

29 JULY 2019

Good Morning - honourable members,

Hope you all good this Monday morning, We wish you all a great progressive Monday. Please accept our sincere apology on the technical glitch in relation to 2015 payments. Our IT department has assured us that the matter will be rectified as soon as possible. We have it in good authority that we will be able to make all payments from the 25th of August 2019 onwards. We make this pronouncement with a sincere heart felt understanding of what this minor delay can cause, as our valued members we ask you all to bare with us.

Please note that our customer service department will be touching base with all of you, just another way we making your member service experience with Airco more personal, transparent and interactive.

Enjoy your day - Thanks in advance.

Warm regards,

Airco communications Office
011 482 4779 / info@airco.org.za.


28 JUNE 2019

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE - AIRCO ANNOUNCES THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE 2015 ROYALTY DISTRIBUTION

It’s with great pleasure to inform you that the long awaited distribution of the 2015 Audio Visual royalties is now open. We would like to thank all our members for their patience and understanding whilst we were waiting for payments from our stakeholders. As an organization we acknowledge that delays are part of every business, even though we do not condone them. We remain resolute that it is this understanding and our focused spirit that allows us to break walls in pursuit of our members gain. Due to the delays in payments from certain broadcasters, we have also noticed that there were those individuals who harbored personal interest to defame the organization’s good efforts without truth nor understanding to the details of the matter at hand. The organization has taken a firm stand to focus on what is beneficial to our members as a collecting society. We invite all our members, to contact our office and check their dues. 1. We have made great progress over the past two years and have arrived at a point of comfort that you are now enjoying the benefits of the hard-work, endless advocacy and persistent pursuit of your financial growth. 2. We have entered a new era in our life an as organization and are so close to multiplying your gains and territories. We look at our success journey and all that we have endured in pursuit of independence and are proud to say that more good things are yet to come. Today we look back at our past distribution and record that 2013 Music Video Royalties were distributed at 65% and 51% in 2014 verified by our audit to this date and we continue to do better. We appreciate each and every one of you for your continued support in engaging with the organization, the board and its staff, with innovative ways on how together we can better the movement and achieve great heights for the independent community.

We would like to thank all our partners, stake holders, and above it all our members, for further information or media enquiries please contact us at 0114824779/2173

Warm Regards,
Airco Chaiperson,

 




Vision2020

AIRCO, The Association of Independent Record Companies, is a non-profit, Section 21 registered company(2006/007204/08), serving as South African national music industry association; pro-actively serving and representing the interests and development of South African independent record labels across South Africa and the world. Our membership comprises of independent record companies, across the full spectrum of music genres, from across South Africa, and ranging from small sole traders to some of the biggest independent operators in the country. AIRCO's vision is to have independent record labels (companies) occupying the biggest market share and their music getting greater visibility at national and international platforms with sharp focus on influencing South African cultural policies to provide adequate market access and culture diversity.

 

 

About Us

Airco Vision

AIRCO's vision is to have independent record labels (companies) occupying the biggest market share and their music getting greater visibility at national and international platforms with sharp focus on influencing South African cultural policies to provide adequate market access and culture diversity. Making The industry we wanna see

Airco Constitution

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Royalties and updates

When the association pays royalties

Workshop dates and calendar

Stay informed about our workshop dates and Airco Programs nationally

Our Team

Linah Ngcobo

Airco

STANLEY KHOZA

AIRCO DC

MANDLA MASEKO

AIRCO CHAIRPERSON

LYDIA HLONGWANE

AIRCO SENIOR ADMINISTRATOR

Our Latest News

18 May 2018

The Music Business Talk with Airco

To be held on Thursday the 18th of May 2018 at Newtown Photo Workshop.

05 June 2018

How to Run the best winning label

In this independent world we leave in, most people just lack the understanding of how to track their business and ensure success

17 July 2018

Industry Awards Analysis talk

Bringing industry practitioners closer to their business affairs.

15 Aug 2018

Airco HIV/Aids world Talk

A complete organised mobilasation program to engage artist in learning and spreading the message around HIV and Aids

24 Aug 2018

10th Year celebration

A milestone celebration of our 1st decade in the music business

24 Oct 2018

The Indies Conference

Talking independence and development of a one stop racord label.

AIRCO'S VISION

In accordance with our constitution, we the board members of the Association of The Independent Record Companies of South Africa, hereby commit to fulfil the association's vision which reads as follows:
"To have independent record labels (companies) occupying the biggest market share and their music getting greater visibility at national and international platforms with sharp focus on influencing South African cultural policies to provide adequate market access and culture diversity"

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