African musicians gang up to strategize and jazz up Nairobi

Nairobi-based Burundian musician. Photo : MIA

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (ADV) – Musicians from 50 African countries are in Nairobi to discuss problems facing the sector and then jazz up the East African capital for two days beginning Thursday, sources said Wednesday.

The problems the sector faces include royalty collection challenges in Africa, the continent’s music streaming economy, distribution models and new technologies.

Over 5,000 musical gurus will meet under the aegis of the second ‘Music in Africa Conference for Collaboration, Exchange and Showcases’ (ACCES).

ACCES, which was launched in Dakar, Senegal in 2017, has become one of the leading annual music events in the African continent.

ACCES is a pan-African event for music industry players to exchange ideas, discover new talent and create business linkages.

ACCES is held in different African cities every year, attracting active music industry players from across the globe.

This year’s keynote speaker is renowned Kenyan musician Eric Wainaina.

Speaking in Nairobi, Kenya Tourism Board Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Betty Radier said that the event further provides an opportunity to reach out to the niche market across Africa that is driven by the love of music.

The educational aspect of music will be covered in the training sessions on music production, film music and digital strategies.

A panel discussion titled “Africa’s booming streaming economy- opportunities and challenges,” will be discussed by representatives from leading streaming platforms such as ‘Mdundo’ and ‘Spinlet.’

© Bur-csa – A.H – N.A / From our regional correspondent Tamba Jean-Matthew III – African Daily Voice (ADV)