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At the 3-day Vis-à-vis Music Festival recently organized by the Embassy of Spain in Nigeria, the Nigeria Copyright Commission (NCC), the Performing Musicians Employers Association of Nigeria (PMAN), and the Musical Copyright Society of Nigeria (MCSN) held a music roundtable to explore the issues and pathways to maximize the benefit of the Nigerian music economy. The event, which was moderated by the Arts Editor of the Nation's Newspaper Mr. Ozolua Uhakheme, was held at the Nigerian Music House - PMANs corporate headquarters in Lagos on Friday 24 March 2023. Lead speakers at the roundtable included Mr. Pretty Okafor President PMAN, Mr. Mayo Ayilaran CEO MCSN, MPAN Representative, Mr. Vincente Sanchis Director SGAE, Mr. Julio Gomez Sin Sal Festival Representative Mr. Julio Gomez, NTDA representative and the NCC representative Mr. Michael Akpan. It was attended by CEOS of government agencies, music industry stakeholders, members of the embassy of Spain in Nigeria and others including the Spanish ambassador to Nigeria Juan Sell, the Deputy head of mission Juan Torres Reus, the consular General Abuja Patricia Gomez lanzaco, the consular General Lagos -Daniel losada Millar, the Spanish collective management organization SGAE represented by Vincent Sanchis Morera, and a host of other reputable and prominent stakeholders members of the music business. PMAN President Mr. Pretty Okafor made it clear that only registered members of PMAN shall benefit from the collaboration and other music activities initiated by PMAN, as all musicians/practitioners must register with PMAN. He also noted that members of PMAN will be protected and projected in all ramifications concerning music in Nigeria and beyond, as they will be provided with life and health insurance covers, legal assistance, and recommendation for procurement of entry visa into any country around the world.

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