COSON Takes Copyright Crusade To Owerri
THE Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON), the nation’s copyright collective management organisation for musical works and sound recordings, will on Tuesday, February 16, stage a special forum for copyright owners in the South East and South-South geopolitical zones.
Holding at the Rockview Hotel, Owerri, the Imo State capital, the forum, which will be attended by stakeholders from Imo, Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, Rivers, Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom, Delta and Cross River, will be a historic gathering of top artistes, songwriters, composers, music publishers, performers, record companies, broadcast stations, hotels, night clubs, restaurants and transport companies. Also expected are top government officials, including representatives of the Nigerian Copyright Commission.
The forum, according to COSON Chairman, Chief Tony Okoroji, will be preceeded by a courtesy visit on Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State.
“COSON is ready for Owerri and we hear that Owerri is ready for COSON. We are bringing together diverse groups to chart a new course for Nigerian entertainment. The copyright revolution we have begun must spread so that we can create new jobs for the many young people who are unemployed in Nigeria and ensure that the environment is right for 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.