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The Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON), the nation’s sole Collective Management Organization for musical works and sound recordings has sent out a message of goodwill to all musicians in Nigeria, as the globe marks the World Music Day. The event holds annually every June 21.
In a public statement issued from the society’s headquarters in Lagos, COSON Chairman, Chief Tony Okoroji said:
“All around the world, I have met and heard of people who express their dislike for football which may be the most popular sport today but I have never met or heard of anyone who didn’t like music. Music is an integral part of human existence and no one can quantify the joy it brings to lives and homes. Music is also the engine by which many businesses operate and make profit. I want to specially commend the artistes of Nigeria who are doing our nation proud with their music. Nigerian music has become a major force across the world. This has been made possible by the tireless efforts our musicians are putting into the profession, I say a big kudos to them and assure all right owners that COSON has got their back to make sure that the music pays.”
Also speaking on the World Music Day, Nigerian dancehall artiste and member of the COSON Board, Baba Dee said:
“Music is a sound track of our lives and art imitates life. For life to exist, there must be a balance in everything that affects it. It is only natural that music is capable of providing for its creators. In the same way that a medical doctor is able to survive from the medical profession and a carpenter from carpentry, people should understand that from the amount of work and finances that go into producing music, the creators of music must be able to earn a living from their profession. I want to wish all creators and appreciators of music a happy World Music Day as we work towards a more rewarding music industry in Nigeria”.
Also reacting to the World Music Day celebrations, General Manager of COSON, Mr. Chinedu Chukwuji maintained thus: “The World Music Day reminds us of the important role music plays in our lives. In all forms of celebrations and even in grieving moments, music is used…”