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PMAN President, Pretty Okafor, Launch Bio-metric Scheme Against Piracy

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The incumbent president of the Performing Musicians' Employers Association of Nigeria, PMAN, Pretty Okafor of the 'Junior and Pretty' fame is looking for ways to make music become a better craft for stakeholders as he clocks 100 in office.

Seeking to make his stay become official, Pretty is poised to fight piracy, make artistes get full rewards for their efforts through the Bio-metric Card Scheme that allows registered members to secure and protect their income and benefits and reconcile the warring factions.

Speaking further, Pretty explained that the Bio-metric Card Scheme will enable the artiste upload their work unto the protected database of PMAN which goes through the encoding process, storage and release to the replication avenues at a very cost.

He also said the new scheme will involve the Nigerian Postal Service, NIPOST, for nationwide distribution of musicians creative works especially on the release date of such works.

"On the release date, everyone can buy the artistes' CD anywhere as well as the marketers. No record label has to spend excess money on distribution due to PMAN new spread system.

“The benefiting factor here is that, at the end of the day, the artiste gets his/her money in bulk, and is still able to keep track of how many CDs were sold, as a record account will be made available and traceable," he stated.