The pioneer of Regional Awards Scheme in Ghana, Central Music Awards, organized annually to recognize, celebrate and award hardworking musicians and industry players from Central Region keeps getting bigger and better annually.
On Wednesday, 28th August, 2019, organizers of the annual Central Music Awards, Heritage Promotions held an educative music seminar, dinner buffet and nomination opening for musicians & Industry players ahead of the 2019 Central Music Awards. The event was held at Samrit Hotel in Cape Coast.
In collaboration with MISA International Youth Foundation, Heritage Promotions was able to grace the occasion with guest speakers who came all the way from the United States of America. This included Mrs Carol O’ Connor, PhD, Founder of Rhyme and Reason Foundation, Mr Barry Walker an International DJ, and Ambassador Da Sada who is the founder of MISA International Youth Foundation. Other dignitaries present were Nana Ekua Apeatsewah II, Central Region MUSIGA Chairperson and management / staff of Heritage Promotions.
The Seminar which was scheduled to take place at exactly 2PM started around 3:30 PM. The music Seminar saw to the attendance of Some Mainstream Artistes, Upcoming Artistes, Bloggers, DJs, Music Promoters, Media Promoters and other Industry players.
The moderator for the event was Mani Kay, Public Relations Officer for Heritage Promotions and current Radio host at Orange FM in Kumasi. The theme for the Seminar was dubbed “Telling Our Own Stories”.
Mrs Carol O’ Connor, PhD delivered an excellent speech where she advised musicians not to be discouraged if they are facing financial difficulties but rather invest in a primary business in order to raise some money to support their music careers. She also urged musicians to be creative and do quality music.
Mr Barry Walker who is an International DJ also advised musicians to be original and do their own indigenous music since the western world is not interested in copying the western style and fuse them in their but the west is highly interested in listening to the African style. He went further to urge musicians to monetize their songs by signing up to Apple Music, ITunes, Spotify, Tidal and other trusted digital media outlets.
MUSIGA Chairperson, Nana Ekua Apeatsewah II answered series of questions and grievances from Industry players where she urged all Musicians to register with MUSIGA and GHAMRO in order to enjoy royalties from their Music and other copyright issues.
Manger of Heritage Promotions, Mr Spio Jungo presented a Citation of Honor to Ambassador Da Sada for his immense contributions to Central Music as well as unending support for Central Music Awards
Mani Kay, PR for Heritage Promotions unveiled the official categories for 2019 Central Music awards which paved way for musicians and industry players to file for their respective nominations.
The seminar was climaxed with a dinner buffet in celebrating winners of 2018 Central Music Awards.
Below are the official categories opened for nominations:
- Artiste Of The Year
- New Artiste Of The Year
- Gospel Song Of The Year
- Gospel Artiste Of The Year
- Best Rapper Of The Year
- Best Collaboration Of The Year
- Reggae Song Of The Year
- Female Vocalist Of The Year
- Sound Engineer Of The Year
- Song Of The Year
- Music Video Of The Year
- Dancehall Song Of The Year
- Make Vocalist Of The Year
- Ghana Popular Song Of The Year
- Best Promoter Of The Year
- Hiplife Song Of The Year
- Best Group Of The Year
- Best Management Of The Year
- Best International Act Of The year
All Artistes who have been consistent from November 2018 to August 2019 quality to file for nominations.
Below are some photos from the music seminar / nomination opening and dinner buffet held at Samrit Hotel yesterday.
Source: Sintim (Blogger / Publicist) – Sintim Media / Play Africa Music