Copyrights society seeks to make music, arts profitable

By Ebuka Onyeji

The Copyright Society of Nigeria, COSON, has promised to chart a new course for the Nigerian entertainment industry by providing conducive investment and creating jobs for unemployed youth.

The society is hosting a gathering of top artistes, songs writers, composers, music publishers, performers, record companies, night clubs, etc from some states of the South South and South East on February 16 in Owerri, the Imo State capital.

Addressing journalists on the upcoming forum, the COSON chairman, Tony Okoroji, said the forum was aimed at finding a way forward for copyrights issues in the country.

“The message we are getting from Owerri suggests that there is great expectation. We are bringing together diverse groups to chart a new course for Nigerian entertainment sector.

“This copyright evolution we have begun must spread so that we can create new jobs for the many young people who are unemployed in Nigeria and also ensure investment in the creative industries.

“Those who think we are bold have not seen anything yet. COSON is going to even be bolder in 2016,” he said.

Top government officials and representatives of the Nigerian Copyrights Commission – the agency that regulates copyright in Nigeria – are expected to attend the event.


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