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Music Industry Leaders Unite: AFRIMA, PMAN, MPAN, RELPI, AMAMN, and More Convene for 2nd Emergency Summit Tomorrow

 

Lagos, Nigeria, February 11, 2024 – In a concerted effort to address pressing issues within the music industry, the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) Music Business Summit, in collaboration with the Performing Musicians Employers Association of Nigeria (PMAN), Record Label Proprietors Initiative (RELPI), Association of Music Artist Managers of Nigeria (AMAMN), and Music Publishers Association of Nigeria (MPAN), is poised to host its highly anticipated 2nd emergency summit on Monday, February 12, 2024.

 

The upcoming summit aims to refine and solidify policy recommendations put forth by a dedicated 4-man legal team. Focused on revitalizing Nigeria’s music, entertainment, arts, culture, and hospitality sector, the event will kick off at 6:00 PM Nigerian time and will be conducted virtually via Zoom.

Expected attendees encompass a broad spectrum of industry stakeholders, including musicians, record labels, producers, promoters, artist managers, brands, songwriters, DJs, video directors, legal experts, royalty companies, and more. The President of AFRIMA, Mike Dada, anticipates widespread impact, not only within Nigeria but across Africa and the diaspora, following the summit’s outcomes.

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PMAN President Pretty Okafor stressed the importance of continuous education and engagement among sectoral bodies, emphasizing the need for artists to affiliate with relevant organizations for protection and support.

Chinedu Chukwuji, leading RELPI’s efforts, highlighted the summit’s role in providing a unified voice for the Nigerian recording industry on critical issues such as intellectual property rights and engagement with regulatory bodies.

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The 1st Emergency Meeting, held on October 1, 2023, saw significant resolutions and action plans aimed at fostering a conducive environment for industry growth.

 

With over 70 key industry players in attendance, including luminaries like Dr. Kenny Ogungbe and AFRIMA President Mike Dada, the event paved the way for constructive dialogue and collaboration.

The 2nd emergency summit, an invitation-only event, marks another crucial step towards the sustainable development of Africa’s music landscape.

About AFRIMA: AFRIMA stands as the foremost celebration of African music on the global stage, embodying excellence and innovation in the continent’s musical heritage.

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