The Greater Accra Regional branch of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) has launched an initiative aimed at creating cohesion between the music industry and the business community.
The initiative dubbed Industry Night Ghana 2013 will seek to bring all major corporate officials, music industry players and musicians from different backgrounds together to network for the good of Ghanaian music.
The monthly initiative was launched at an impressive ceremony at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Accra Friday night.
According to organizers, the event will “unite corporate bodies through music and provide a perfect atmosphere for business socialization and promote Ghanaian music and entertainment to increase the demand for musicians and music related companies.”
A key objective of the initiative, organizers added, “is to get Ghanaians and foreigners working in Ghana together to understand the Ghanaian creative and arts industry, culture and business.”
Speaking at the launch, Nana Kwaku Okyere Duah popularly known as Tic Tac said, the event will provide the “opportunity for musicians to play, play with the people that have the mandate, play with the people that they’ve been going around looking for and sometimes it is difficult to get them to support,” the industry.
He explained that Industry Night Ghana 2013 will afford musicians the unique opportunity to “entertain and develop ourselves as musicians professionally and business wise.”
It will see the creation of a ‘village’ at the Golden Tulip Hotel to promote Ghanaian music and artistes. Established and upcoming artistes will also use that platform to perform and market their works.
Music president, Bice Osei Kuffour popularly known as Obour speaking at the launch described the initiative as “the beginning of a revolution in the Greater Accra region branch of the Musicians Union of Ghana.” and added that “it is going to be one of the memorable events that every month Ghanaians will look up to.”
The event, which is expected to kick off in June, will facilitate a conducive environment for the development of the Ghanaian music industry, he noted.
The launch Friday was attended by some personalities including Ded Buddy, OD4, Daddy Bosco, Elizabeth Tagoe (of Tagoe Sisters), Shegee (of Tripple M fame) and Mike Oquaye Jnr.