Chief Executive Officer, Now Music, Mr. Efe Omorogbe has dared Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria(BON) to carryout threats to stop playing Nigerian music.
BON had threatened to stop playing Nigerian music as part of effort to pressurise Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) from compelling them through legal means to pay royalties for use of music.
He explained that though COSON has shown a willingness to negotiate with BON, a number of media executives find the idea of paying for use of music repugnant.
“The main obstacle lies in the fact that a section of the media executives find the idea of paying for use of music absolutely revolting. These executives and some of their subordinates believes that the music industry owes them a debt of eternal gratitude for their magnanimous decision to play music made by Nigerians to Nigerians. They consider the very idea of COSON unsavoury and the polite request of compliance to pay for a license, a legal prerequisite for operation and international standard practice an affront. Therein lies the problem”, he said.