NORM is an association of Southern African music publishers and composers. The NORM Board of directors is made up primarily of Managing Directors of their own associated and independent publishing companies. NORM is a negotiating and licensing body and their main functions is to protect the copyright interests of its members.
NORM also licenses commercial music usages in audiovisuals, stage shows where recorded back tracks are used, digital music downloads to cell phones and pcs and promotional cds. Production music licences are also issued to copyright users . NORM also has blanket licensing arrangements with the three broadcasters (synchronization rights for TV, radio or cinema advertising must be obtained directly from the publishers).