Performing Musicians Association seeks ways to enhance distribution


The Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN) has appointed a consultancy company that would help the Association to improve standards and distribution of their creative work locally and internationally.

PMAN’s President, Obi Okwudili Casmir, said in a statement that the company would provide comprehensive technical and other relevant supportive advice and services to address challenges experienced in the industry.

“The company will conduct comprehensive census, enumeration and database collation of practitioners in the entertainment and creative industry in Nigeria, as well as issuance of performing permit to Nigerian and non-Nigeria musicians;

”Negotiating convenient funding structure for music industry with the committee of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), collecting foreign and local performance levy.

”Protection of intellectual property right of members globally, provide media and communication services, aggressive anti-piracy in collaboration with the Nigeria Copyright Commission,” Casmir said.

He added that the consultants would set up Music Hall of Fame, organise Nigeria Music Awards and set up resolution centres for settlement of dispute-related issues in the industry.

According to him, all Nigerian music content must be inserted with Global Trade Identification Number (GTIN) and the International Standard Recording Code (ISRC) for easy identification and revenue accounting.

“The framework is aimed at putting in place transparency, accountability and traceable worldwide ecosystem for identification and distribution of music content across all dissemination platform,” he added.