The Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN), on Thursday said plans were underway to establish music institute in Lagos to boost the entertainment industry in the country.
Mr Omatshola Iseli, former President of PMAN, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Lagos that the institute would afford upcoming artists the opportunity to have in-depth training in the field.
“Music is all about education and it has been noticed that every musician play the same kind of music.
“The fact that everybody wants to be a superstar has caused all musicians to play all manner of music that makes no sense to the audience.
“It is, therefore, important for institution to be set up to train artists on the right way of doing the business’’, Iseli said.
According to him, sanctions will be meted out to artists who play music not in accordance with the guidelines of the association.
Iseli advocated the checking of the content of music before being aired.
The musician added that the poor content of most music was borne out of laziness of a musician “who just wants to get the job done within a week.
“In the 70’s, most musicians spent three months in the studio trying to get a job done perfectly. Musicians of nowadays want to spend a week to get the job done’’, he said.
According to Iseli, PMAN is making efforts to ensure that the entertainment industry is profitable as it is in other countries. (NAN)