SINGHIGH MEMBERSHIP EXPLAINED

How do I become a SingHigh member?

To become a SINGHIGH member you need to meet certain requirements. First you need to complete some paperwork and give us a few documents that prove you’re the owner of the music you have created. We need the usual things like a certified copy of your valid National ID document, and you need to sign a SINGHIGH Membership form, which means you’re giving us the go-ahead to represent you in all music bodies as one entity.
You will be given interim membership subject to rigorous vetting process.Only SINGHIGH’s Board of Directors and SINGHHIGH Vetting board has the final say to approve your membership. If they give you the nod – you’re in! The board sits once every month and that’s when new members get the green light.
Membership application fee is non-refundable Kenya Shilling 2500/-
Documents Required(For Manual Application)

  • Copy of National ID
  • KRA Pin Copy
  • 2 recent passport size photo
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Music Creators: Playback Time is Payback Time.

Do you compose music of any kind, write lyrics, perform vocals or play instruments in studio and help record music? Congratulations! You’re a Music Creator! Music creators are the group of people who play a role in making the amazing, moving, thoughtful, powerful works that SINGHIGH vigilantly watches over. A lot of people play a role in bringing great music to the public and SINGHIGH protects the rights of everyone involved in the creation of musical works. This includes composers, authors, lyricists and music publishers. As long as your musical works are active – which means they have been commercially recorded or performed in public, or broadcast on television or radio, you might qualify for SINGHIGH membership.

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Composers

Composers make magic out of musical notes. We’re talking anything from composing music for songs to those soundtracks you hear on movies or jingles – all the way up to orchestral symphonies. If you pour your heart into writing and creating original music - you’re a composer!.As a composer, you hold a number of different rights to your music. SINGHIGH administers what is known as Performing Rights, which control what happens when your music is performed in public. Mechanical Rights are another form of music right that come into play when your music is reproduced mechanically.

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Lyricist / Author:

Lyrics give meaning to music. If you weave words into melodies and create lyrics that accompany music – it makes you a music author and you’re entitled to be paid royalties whenever your music is used/ is active.Like Composers, SINGHIGH looks after the Performing Rights rights of Authors, while an organisation called KECOBO now handles your Mechanical Rights. SINGHIGH administers the music copyright related to Performing Rights and collects licence fees which are then distributed as royalties on your behalf. Which means if someone wants to use your words either to perform in public or to play or broadcast it – they need a usage licence.

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What is a Music Publisher?

Music Publishers team up with the guys who make music to get their works out to the big wide world. They might use songs in an advert, or as part of a movie.

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Recording Artists:

Recording Artists are the talent in the recording studio that brings it all together. The music we enjoy wouldn’t be possible without the vocalists, musicians and others who help record the song. Recording Artists also enjoy protection and rights as KAMP Members.

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