Mr. Mike Cooke chairperson of the recently held Ghana Music Industry Stakeholders forum has predicted that the industry would see significant growth in 2019 now that all key players are aligned on what we need to do to grow the industry.
The forum, which was hosted by Multichoice Ghana brought together key stakeholders from the industry who discussed the formation of an umbrella organization that could speak with one voice and draw up a policy to deal with issues impacting the industry as well as promote the interests of record companies, songwriters, musicians, managers, publishers, producers, promoters, distributors and collecting agencies. This organization will also have the task of undertaking ground breaking research to track market trends and forecast future business opportunities as well as provide relevant data about the industry.
During the discussions it was agreed that there was the need to form a Ghana Music Industry umbrella organization a steering committee under the leadership of Mike Cooke.
The formed committee was then drawn from the leadership of various stakeholders with the task of developing a road map for consideration by stakeholders to forward match the Ghanaian music industry.
Most of the participants expressed their joy about finally having the opportunity to engage with other players in the sector and thought a platform to engage with other vital role players in the industry was way overdue. Others were confident that with the key players coming together the industry will now see the long awaited growth with the tremendous creative and technological opportunities being discussed.
The Multichoice Ghana hosted event under the theme uniting the Ghana Music family and looking at building the necessary infrastructure for a thriving industry had several notable faces in attendance, among them were; MUSIGA President – Brice Kuffour, the CEO of Multichoice – Cecil Sunkwa- Mills, the Chairman of Ghamro – Rex Omar, Gloria Hazdzi, who is the Executive Secretary of Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA), Mike Cooke who was chairman of that meeting just to mention a few.