Friday, March 22, 2013

NTA Agrees Royalties Deal With COSON

The Acting Director General of Nigerian Television Authority, NTA, Mallam Musa B. Mayaki has said that NTA will pay exactly what it owes Copyright Society of Nigeria, COSON and fully support its (COSON) activities. 

He made the statement in a meeting with the leadership of COSON on Tuesday, March 19 at the Boardroom of NTA. He said that the two organisations need to converge for the betterment of the Nigerian society.

Chief Okoroji who described the occasion as a goodwill visit also said that despite the lingering issue, the payment of music royalties to Nigerian musicians is important if the industry is to survive. 
According to him, "a worker deserves his wage. We want to work with NTA as much as possible to create better content, better television satisfaction, education and information for our great country. What we are simply saying is that a worker is entitled to his wages."
 
Okoroji finally commended the acting DG for bringing the discussion to the point where a pathway to resolving the lingering issue is being created.
 
In closing, the NTA boss was also taken through the activities of the much publicized COSON WEEK. The COSON chair used the occasion to invite NTA to fully participate in the activities of the COSON Week, which he promised will be rich in content, education and knowledgeable interaction.
 
According to him, the key aspect of the COSON week is the launch of the COSON Music Foundation which will, among other things, help musicians achieve their music dreams and potentials; assist indigent musicians suffering from one predicament or the other; and above all create funds aimed at carrying out research that will help to improve the image and sustenance of Nigeria music for the future.

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