Plans are in top gear for the annual celebration of ‘No Music Day’ by the Nigerian music industry. The event which takes place on September 1 of every year is set aside to draw attention to the widespread infringement of the rights of composers, song writers, performers, music publishers and other stakeholders in the Nigerian music industry. The theme of this year’s celebration which is the 7th in the series is ‘Music, the untapped alternative to crude oil’ and it is aimed at promoting the unexploited potentials the Nigerian music industry can offer our economy.
In commemoration of this day, broadcast stations have been requested as has become the practice not to broadcast music between the hours of 8am-10am on Tuesday September 1, 2015 as a mark of solidarity with the nation’s creative industry which potentials have been limited by massive copyright infringement.
Kindly tune in to the following stations to engage specified members and affiliates of Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) and music industry experts in interactive discussions on the objectives of ‘No Music Day’ and how best to harness the huge potentials the music industry provides the Nigerian economy.
Mr. Akinyemi Ayinoluwa (legal practitioner) -Beat 99.9 FM (8am- 9am)
Mr. Akeem Aponmade (legal practitioner) – Cool 96.9 FM (8am- 9am)
Mr. Justin Ige (legal practitioner) – Metro 97.7 FM (9am- 10am)
Mr. Chibueze Okereke, Head Licensing COSON and Mr. Victor Nwokocha, Acting GM, Audio Visual Rights Society (AVRS) -Rave Tv as found on ACTV, MultiTv, MyTV and CTL (9am)
Mr. Efe Omorogbe, CEO Now Muzik -Television Continental (9am)
Azeezat Allen, artiste and COSON Board member -Classic 97.3 FM (9am)
Kenny St. Best (KSB), popular artiste -Galaxy TV (10am)
Princess Anne Inyang, renowned gospel artiste -GosporellaFM (www.gosporellafm.com/player) (9am)
Mr. Joel Ajayi, President, Music Label Owners Association (MULOAN) and COSON Board member -Naija 102.7 FM(12 noon)