DJ backs off 80% Ghanaian music campaign


DJ, DJ Lord

With the agenda for 80% Ghanaian Music on Ghanaian airwaves, one of Ghana’s finest DeeJays and official Deejay for Magnom, DJ Lord seem to have some issues with the agenda and thinks somethings must be kept in place before the agenda can work.

DJ Lord expressed that, most Ghanaian artist do not support Deejays so artist do not also need Deejays to support them especially with the “Play 80% Ghanaian Music” agenda that some key stalk-holders in Ghana are proposing to the Government to implement.

“Play 80% Ghanaian Music” was in introduced in 2016, where some industry players appealed to the right authorities to help the ‘ENTERTAINERS’ set a vision of 80% of Ghanaian Music on radio and TV in motion, considering the enormous benefits to the musician and the nation as well.

DJ Lord who expressed his grief on Twitter said, Ghanaian artist find it difficult to record a jingle for them as Deejays so it will be difficult to also play 80% Ghanaian Music.

“The GH Artistes wey dem make dema mind say dem no go support the DJs, herrh! Make nobro come tell me say make i play 80% GH on Radio. Else Y’all go feel the other side of me! Common Jingle for a DJ turn matter. You no wan pick the DJ en call sef, sake of small favor. We Shall See”

 

According to reports, with the push for 80% Ghanaian Music on our airwaves, entertainers stand to achieve a total play of Ghanaian music on our radios and televisions which will help the nation as a whole with benefits including:

  1. Creation of jobs through training of individuals to monitor and log information for the monetization of content aired for royalties distribution.
  2. New talents will have an opportunity of being heard as an 80% Ghanaian music structure will create platforms for new music.
  3. Getting rid of the stigma attached to music as a career as musicians will be well rewarded for their work through distribution of royalties.
  4. To the Economy of Ghana:

In 2012 music contributed a little less than 1% to Ghana’s GDP even with lots more foreign music on our airwaves. With the push to 80% Ghanaian content, music will have the utmost potential of yielding from 20% – 30% contribution to the nations overall GDP.

The call has been put to every musician to join this movement as (the musician) stand at gaining immensely when the move to 80% Music on our airwaves is set in place.


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