The Recording Industry of South Africa (RiSA) is a trade association that represents the collective interests of producers of music sound recordings, major and independent record labels in South Africa. Formerly known as the Association of the South African Music Industry (ASAMI) it was established in the 1970s. The association consists of approximately 3,000 members, including the big three record labels, Sony Music, Universal Music and Warner Music.
RiSA is responsible for running the annual South African Music Awards (SAMAs) and for acknowledging certification awards for album sales. RiSA is recognised by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry as the official National Group for the Recording Industry in South Africa. RiSA is also the association in South Africa responsible for issuing the International Standard Recording Codes (ISRC).
- Performers Rights
- Record Label