SADMA is an association incorporated under section 21 of the Companies Act No 61 of 1973.The main business which the organisation carries on is broad advocacy for disabled musicians throughout the whole of Southern Africa.
The founder of the association consist of blind musicians who have vast experience and expertise in the complex music industry. These musicians, although, disabled and disadvantaged they felt it encumbered upon themselves to share their humble experience with other musicians who find themselves in the same position as they were. SADMA also serve as a vehicle for providing education and training in the complex issues of copyright, royalties, publishing and recording contracts.
SADMA has established a Music recording studio that is especially designed to serve the peculiar needs of blind and physically disabled musicians. The main purpose of the studio is, therefore, to alleviate the problems encountered by the disabled musicians of our country in recording their music in the commercial music recording studios.
To develop and maintain all disabled musicians within the Sub-Saharan Countries to compete favourably in the music industry.
- To provide business and career opportunities for disabled musicians;
- To share problems and solutions of mutual concern;
- To provide legal and financial advice to members in disputes arising and pertaining to the music industry;
- To ensure the maximum protection and promotion of the rights and interests of disabled musicians;
- And to represent the views and aspirations of members at any other related activity, throughout the whole of Southern Africa.
MUSIC RECORDING STUDIO
SADMA has established a modern music recording studio.
SADMA has a Toyota Quantum 14 seater mini bus that is used to transport SADMA artists around the country.
More than 25 disabled musicians have been recorded at SADMA music recording studio.
PROJECTS - TALENT SEARCH
SADMA conducted 18 successful music talent search for people with disabilities, auditions and workshops in the 9 provinces of our country.
- Numerous Free Concerts were staged for senior citizens and orphaned children.
- Eastern Cape - In 2016 a powerful concert was staged at the Feather Market Hall in Port Elizabeth for disabled people. Our artists performed for a fee at this occasion.
SADMA held three annual awards ceremonies for unsung heroes and heroines in the province of Gauteng. Recipients were Doctors, Musicians, Politicians, Athletes etc. These disabled persons were honoured and given medals in a prestigious occasion attended by high powered people from all walks of life.
SADMA will be conducting training in the music industry this year throughout the 9 provinces of South Africa in the urban and rural areas. Three concerts have been lined up to take place at the end of the year.