On February 16, the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) will hold a Stakeholders Forum for copyright owners residing in the Southeast and Southsouth States.
The Forum is scheduled to take place at the main hall of Rockview Hotel, Owerri. Attendees are expected to include musicians, songwriters, composers, music publishers, performers, record companies, broadcast stations, hotels, night clubs, restaurants and transport companies residing in several states in Nigerian including Imo, Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, Rivers, Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom, Delta and Cross River states.
Speaking about the upcoming event, the Chairman of COSON, Chief Tony Okoroji stated that “the messages we are getting from Owerri suggest that there is great expectation. 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.”