Music Business Academy announces faculty members and women’s fund

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Nigerian talent management firm iManage Africa has announced faculty members for the 2021 edition of its Music Business Academy. This year’s edition of the program, which is in partnership with digital music business strategy and information company Music Ally, will see a group of accomplished people from different sectors of the economy sit on the board. advisory.

Members of the board include Robert Taylor Media Ltd. CEO Bukola George-Taylor; Deputy Director of the Westminster School of Arts, Kienda Hoji; Loto Leader, Fola Olatunji-David; and the first African investor, Subomi Plumptre among others.

Additionally, iManage Africa also announced that it has set up a fund to encourage the participation of women in the program this year. According to the CEO and founder of the company, Godwin Tom, the women’s fund was inspired by the unexpected participation of the participants in the last program and by the need to create a more inclusive music industry.

Organized by Godwin Tom in collaboration with Carlos Chirinos-Espin Ph.D of the Music Business Program at New York University, the academy aims to continue efforts to create a more informed and empowered workforce for the African entertainment industry. MBA for Africa 2021 will offer its students a study program, internship opportunities and modules which will be presented by a faculty comprised of key entertainment players and business leaders from around the world.

Speaking about the academy and its goals, Godwin Tom, who has led some of the biggest names in the Nigerian music industry, said: My peers, I must have made so many mistakes and it took me years to realize I had done so many things wrong.

“This program,” he continued, “will change that for the younger ones to come and even for those already in the business. There are over 1,200 universities on the continent and none yet offer any Music Business Course We hope this effort will bring about change across Africa.

Anthony Churchman, Music Ally Commercial Director, said: “Music Ally is delighted to partner with iManage Africa to create and support the next generation of African entrepreneurs in the music arena. Combining a global industry standard professional curriculum, delivered by a passionate team sensitive to local dynamics, Music Business Academy Africa will open up new career opportunities and set this dynamic musical continent on the path to reaching its full potential.

Dr Carlos who, together with Godwin Tom, developed the curriculum added: “Nigeria has an incredible amount of musical talent. Investing in the next generation of music business leaders and entrepreneurs will develop the music industry and contribute to Nigeria’s social and economic growth.

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