In counterargument the Registrar of Copyright (who is responsible for supervising the activities of accredited societies), and SAMRO (on behalf of performers), expressed the position that SAMPRA was required to pay the performers' share to SAMRO, which would then distribute it among its performer members; and further that the share should be 50% of the collected license fees.
Consequently there are many authors/composers that are members of SAMRO that are not signed to any publishing entity.
Thus a banking operation publisher would be able to earn performing royalties from a PRO such as SAMRO, without having done anything with regard to the broadcast or public performance of the musical works.
SAMRO has traditionally administered performing rights, with SARRAL (the South African Recording Rights Association Limited) and NORM (the National Organisation for Reproduction Rights in Music in Southern Africa) administering mechanical rights.
SAMRO pays millions of rands in royalties to foreign societies every year, and its senior managers have often served in various committees and organs of CISAC, including its board.
In a one-on-one interview prior to his stepping down as SAMRO CEO.