Ace Highlife musician Gyedu Blay Ambolley who is contesting the presidency of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), has stated that “we need to put the structures in place for a smooth flow of music business in the country’.
Ambolley, who said this at the +233Jazz lounge, added that “Yes there are musicians in the country but few are doing the music business and it’s not the fault of the musicians but the lack of musical structures in place to back the labels and so on.”
He further stressed that putting structures in place was not just about setting distribution centres or getting proper royalty codes in place, but getting the government of Ghana to endorse the musicians or show business as part of the country’s source of great revenue.
“If the government will endorse the musicians in the country, by counting our sector as also a great source of huge revenue for the country that needs to be tapped into, we will have no issues with distribution problems and so on”, he noted.
“The plan here is to get the attention of the government fully, then that first structure will build all other structures to fall in place; just because we have the support of the government, people will begin to take the business seriously than they are doing now”, Ambolley disclosed.
Finally Ambolley said, “In the race for a good cause, there have to be competitors but some competitors have to come and learn the tricks in the business before they can carry the mantle when we are gone, hence come next month lets root for the men who can do the business.”
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