Entertainment of Thursday, 9 February 2017
The Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) has set out a number of measures this year as part of plans to improve the work of musicians and for the development of the music industry.
These include establishing a number of radio and television productions to offer opportunities to its members and also showcase some issues affecting the industry, providing improved support services for its members and making its membership office a one-stop shop for its members and players of the music industry requiring information and assistance.
These decisions were taken when the National Executive Committee of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) held an annual retreat at Winneba. The 3 day retreat involved planning and strategizing for this year.
According to the Union, in view of the new government’s promise to make entrepreneurship and private business great again, the Union intends to present a strong case to government for support for the industry and the formulation of appropriate policies to enhance the contribution of the music industry to the nation’s social, cultural and economic development.
To facilitate this MUSIGA is beefing up its technical capacity with the creation of an Industry Standards department headed by Richy Mensah and a Union Membership and Business Development Unit headed by Richmond Adu-Poku.
These Departments will spearhead the provision of the needed support for members and other musicians in general. Present at the meeting were all National Executive members, Richy (Lynx Entertainment), Hammer (Last Two Music Group)and ace producer Apietus.