Show Master of Africa, Bob Pinodo
Veteran highlife artist and educationist, Bob Pinodo, has said it is stressing that numerous Ghanaian artistes can’t make proper monetary benefits from their amazing works disregarding their talents.
In a meeting with Showbiz last Friday, Bob Pinodo, who has been a lecturer at the University of Education at Winneba in the Central Region for more than 10 years, said the absence of training in regards to the music industry all in all has brought about numerous Ghanaian artistes acquiring peanuts from their diligent work.
There are numerous skilled youngsters in music in Ghana however, they can’t showcase and market what they do. Most of them are just focusing on putting songs out there, however, not even worried about what structures are set up to bring them a respectable salary for their drudge, he said.
Bob Pinodo, otherwise called Show Master of Africa, told Showbiz that he would organize workshops across the country, in collaboration with the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) and the Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO), to teach artistes about the business part of the music industry.
Some of the key issues to be covered at the seminars incorporate how to make hit songs, copyright and intellectual property enrollment and artist marketing on the local and universal fronts.
The workshops will be held in all the provincial capitals since artists all over should be instructed. Numerous individuals, for example, still don’t have the foggiest idea about the fundamental difference between a producer and an official producer.
Some think a producer is somebody who funds and markets your music economically, yet this is wrong. That is the obligation of the official producer. A producer prepares the required logistics for recording and the artiste included even has to pay the producer, he said.
Bob Pinodo, one of Ghana’s leading entertainers in music, was awarded with the Arts Council of Ghana award in 1969 as the nation’s most skilled artist.
He recorded his first album in Germany in 1977 and turned out to be well-known for songs such as Disco Dance, Yesu Me M’agyenkwa, Love will be Love, Girl with the Guitar Shape, Come Back Love, Africa, Darling and Peep To See.
Every one of those melodies was on his Show Master of Africa album released on the Essiebons label in 1978.
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