Saturday, 31 August 2013

September 1st Declared ‘No Music Day’ In Nigeria

The Nigerian Music Industry Coalition will on Sunday, September 1st celebrate this year’s ‘No Music Day’by embarking on a 2-hour music boycott.
To celebrate the day, all broadcast stations and major users of music across the country are requested to show solidarity with the nation’s creative industry by not broadcasting music between 8 and 10 a.m.

Efe Omorogbe, a member of the coalition which focuses on the infringement of the rights of composers, song writers, performers, music publishers and other stakeholders in the Nigerian music industry, said
‘The theme of this year’s celebration is ‘Keep the Music Alive’ and this is a call to the government of our great nation, Nigeria and to all lovers of good music to join the Nigerian music industry in solidarity to put an end to the blatant abuse of our rights which in itself is a threat to creativity.’
‘No Music Day’ was first held on September 1, 2009 as Nigerian artistes condemned the abuse of their intellectual rights and properties.

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