CAPASSO is a one stop Mechanical Rights licensing facility.

The Mechanical Right is the right to reproduce musical works.

For example, if you have recorded an album of cover versions and you now wish to make multiple CDs or DVDs, you are required in terms of the Copyright Act to obtain permission (a licence) from the copyright owner.  We can assist you by providing you with such a licence.  CAPASSO ensures the onward payment of these licence fees, in the form of royalty payments, to the copyright owners.

Mechanical Rights licensees would include corporate organisations wishing to give away Promotional CDs, companies commercially selling backing tracks for artist performances and independent record Labels requiring assistance in processing royalty payments to publishers and composers.

The licence fee is based on a formula which comprises the selling price, the copyright rate (as defined in the Copyright Act) and the number of units to be manufactured.