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Put pressure on government to build ultra-modern studio – Mark Okraku Mantey

Mark Okraku Mantey

President of Creative Arts Council, Mark Okraku Mantey is asking musicians to pile pressure on government to construct the promised ultra-modern music recording studio for musicians.

Mark told musicians last year that government had laid down plans to build the music recording studio and also take some Ghanaian music producers outside the country for training, but they have not materialised.

It would be recalled that during the 2nd Annual General Meeting of the Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO) on Thursday, 27th July, 2017 at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Mark Okraku Mantey told stakeholders that government was concerned about the low quality of music production in the country.

According to the Slip Music boss, government realised there was the need to improve sound quality in the country that will meet international standards.

But one year one, Mark Okraku Mantey explained to Christian Agyei Frimpong, host of Onua 95.1FM’s entertainment talk show, Anigye Mmre, why the project has delayed.

According to him, some stakeholders spoke against the government’s decision with some claiming it was not important.

He added that since the Ministry of Education is pushing so hard for the Free SHS to be successful, those in the creative arts industry must also mount pressure on the government to build the ultra-modern recording studio.

Appiah Dankwah, popularly known as Appietus, a music producer, who joined the conversation via telephone insisted that government should invest in sound engineers/producers by helping them get the necessary equipment to improve their sound quality.

He noted that they already have the materials and with a little support from government they will get the required sound quality.

“Using Hush Hush recording studio as an example, it went down because someone formatted the computer they were saving their data on and it affected the sound engineers/producers,” he said

By Emmanuel Agyemang /Onua 95.1FM/3news.com

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