With a view to assisting the African music market achieve its full potential, global music community, Midem, had a stopover recently launch the Lagos edition of Midem African Forum.
The four city African roadshow, which took place on Friday April 6 at Intercontinental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, was held in partnership with Trace, SACEM, 6060 Music Group, Spotlight Management, and Cream Entertainment.
Kicking off the Forum were two thematic sessions that delved into the African music industry without boundaries.
The first panel moderated by Sam Onyemelukwe (MD Trace Nigeria), was themed, ‘Building Connections to Allow Music Travel’. It was an interactive session with panelist Ade Bantu (musician, activist and CEO Afropolitan vibes), Oye Akideinde (GM Operations, Boomplay ), Yoel Kenan (CEO Africori), Joel Hanson (OAP/ Media Executive, Upclose and Personal), and Eze Ezegozie (GM, Universal Music, Nigeria).
The panelists discussed the problems and challenges facing the African music scene’s touring industry, where Ade Bantu was of the opinion that these are exciting times for African music.
The second panel moderated by Nosa Dag, CEO 6060 Music Group, was themed ‘structuring The Value Chain to Grow Music Business Locally and Globally’.
Panelists on the second session focused on the need for structure and transparency within our collection society, healthy engagements on intellectual property, copyright, rights of the artiste and prudent ways by which they can protect and generate income globally.
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