The Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) has organized an Artiste Development Forum to educate its members on Copyright issues and current music business practices at the Royal Lamerta Hotel in Kumasi on the 26th of June, 2013. The forum was sponsored by the British Council.
The forum was also an avenue to get more hands to assist in the fight against piracy. Present at the forum were songwriters, producers and musicians.
Resource persons in attendance at the forum were officials of the Copyright Office in Kumasi, Shadrach Obeng Yeboah who was assisted by his colleague Mr Issahaku Nayi and the General Manager of Kessben FM, Andrew Aninkora Danso.
Bice Osei Kuffour the MUSIGA President who was also in attendance, spoke on the essence of a Union and its preparedness to assist GHAMRO and the Copyright Society of Ghana in the discharge of copyright matters.
Lawyer Shadrach Yeboah spoke about the present copyright system in Ghana while Andrew Aninkora Danso discussed modern music business as far as Ghana is concerned. Hopes are high that the forum will help improve the current copyright system and educate the industry players on the advantages and benefits it has to offer them in their line of work.
On his part, Maxwell Osei the Kumasi Programme Manager of the British Council encouraged the participants to utilize the knowledge they have acquired at the seminar to enhance their careers.