Newly Approved MUSIGA Rates


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The national executive council of the
Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) has
approved of new rates for the union to take
effect in 2015.
At the last meeting held by the council which
is the second highest decision making body of
the union after congress, it was agreed that
with effect from next year, new rates should be
introduced for members of MUSIGA.
According to the President of MUSIGA, Bice
Osei Kuffour, the decision to increase the rates
is to enable the union provide meaningful
services for its members. He indicated that
with the new rates, two new categories have
been added to the current membership
category.
The President indicated that since MUSIGA is
a member based organization that caters for
the welfare of its members, it needs to charge
realistic rates to be able to provide meaningful
services to its members hence the decision to
in increase its rates.
President Obour said the two new categories
are associate member which will be for
students of the various schools who are
interested in joining the profession. These are
students of institutions like School of
Performing Arts, National Film and Television
Institute (NAFTI), University of Education,
Winneba and similar tertiary institutions
offering music courses.
Next is the professional category which is
similar to the Fellows category of the various
professional bodies. This category will cater
for a certain level of professional musician and
comes with a set of benefits.
The final category is MUSIGA Partner for
individuals or organizations who do not work
in the industry but are interested in
associating with the Union.
The categories will be unveiled at the annual
retreat for the union’s leadership in Koforidua
on January 15 this year. This will be followed
by a media communication strategy to ensure
that the industry is in sync with the new rates.
MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES
(a) STANDARD MEMBERSHIP
This membership is open to any person who
plays a musical instrument, sings or
composes, arranges or conducts, directs
musical performances, teaches music, is a
copyist of sheet music or provides service in a
profession requiring musical skills.
MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS –STANDARD FOR ALL
• Recommendation for business and foreign
travel services (passport, visa, residential
permit)
• Facilitation of musical works registration
(Copyright service)
• Facilitation in royalties collection
• Music business advisory services
• Welfare support services (donations and
solidarity support in times of need)
• Industry information sharing ( educational
materials, sms blasts etc)
• Discount on music promotion on TV, Radio,
Print and online with partner platforms
• Discount on hiring of live band equipment
and Rehearsal Studio
• Discount on auditorium rental for your
function
• Free legal advice
• Arbitration services
• Free subscription to MUSIGA newsletter
• Participation in Union forums and Seminars
(b) STUDENTS MEMBERSHIP (with ID)
This membership is open to any person who is
not yet professional but an amateur and plays
a musical instrument, sings or composes
music, arranges or conducts, directs musical
performances, or is training to be a sound
engineer, copyist of sheet music or provides
service in a profession requiring musical skills.
A proof of student status will be required.
MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS –STANDARD FOR
Students/ Amateurs/ Underground
• Recommendation for education and foreign
travel services (passport, visa, residential
permit)
• Fifty percent (50%) discount on standard
membership dues.
• Facilitation of musical works registration
(Copyright service)
• Music business advisory services
• Industry information sharing ( educational
materials, sms blasts etc)
• Discount on music promotion on TV, Radio,
Print and online with partner platforms
• Discount on hiring of live band equipment
and Rehearsal Studio use
• Discounts on Recordings with Union
approved studios
• Free legal advice
• Arbitration services
• Free subscription to MUSIGA newsletter
• Participation in Union forums and Seminars
(c) MUSIGA PRO – MEMBERSHIP
This membership is open to professional
composers/performers who play musical
instrument(s), sing or compose, arrange or
conduct, direct musical performances, teach
music, is a copyist of sheet music or provides
professional services in the music industry.
MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS- MUSIGA PRO
• Union Starter Pack ie. Union constitution,
profile, souvenirs, annual reports, contract
template booklet etc
• Recommendation for financial/Loan
(Business collateral support) through Midland
Savings and Loans
• Free participation in fee paying training
programs of the Union
• Recommendation for business and
performances (international festivals etc)
• Union Minimum Wage Reference and
protection
• Group Pension Scheme
• Group Life Insurance scheme (50- 100k
value)
• Legal services and representation in Music
Industry related cases
• Discounts on products and services of Union
partners (eg. Hotels, Musical Instruments,
Electronic appliances, Car rentals, Event
Venues)
• Recommendation for business and foreign
travel services (passport, visa, residential
permit)
• Facilitation of musical works registration
(Copyright service)
• Facilitation in royalties collection
• Music business advisory services
• Welfare support services ( donations and
solidarity support in times of need)
• Industry information sharing ( educational
materials, sms blasts etc)
• Discount on music promotion on TV, Radio,
Print and online
• Discount on hiring of live band equipment
and Rehearsal Studio from Union
• Discount on auditorium rental for your
function
• Free legal advice
• Arbitration services
• Free subscription to Musiga newsletter
• Participation in Union forums and Seminars
d) MUSIGA Partner MEMBERSHIP (GHC 100)
This membership is open to any person or
organization that is committed to the
development of MUSIGA and the Music
Industry and as such wants to contribute time
and other resources to ensure the aims and
objectives of Musiga is achieved. This person
doesn’t have to be a musician.
MUSIGA PARTNER BENEFITS – For Fans and
Lovers of music
• Union Starter Pack ie. Union constitution,
profile, souvenirs, Annual reports, contract
template booklet etc
• Free participation in fee paying training
programs of the Union
• Discounts on tickets for Music events
• Discounts on products and services of Union
partners (eg. Hotels, Musical Instruments,
Electronic appliances, Car rentals, Event
Venues)
• Participation in Union forums and Seminars
• Facilitation/Discounts on Artistes bookings
and services
• Subscription to Industry information and
MUSIGA Newsletter
• Addition to Union Guest list
• Acknowledgement in Annual Membership
Reports
NEW RATES
a) STANDARD MEMBERSHIP DUES
• New registration+ Card – GH₵54.00
• Future Card Renewal Fee- GH₵ 30
• Monthly dues -GH₵10.00 amounting to GH
₵120.00 per year
b) MUSIGA PRO MEMBERSHIP FEES
• New registration – GH₵100.00
• Future Card Renewal Fee- GH₵ 50
• Monthly dues – GH₵40.00 amounting to GH
₵480.00 per year
c) PARTNER MEMBERSHIP FEES
• New registration + Card – GH₵40.00
• Yearly Dues – GH₵60.00 amounting to GH
₵100.00 per year
d) STUDENT MEMBERSHIP DUES
• New registration – GH₵30.00
• Card Renewal Fee- GH₵ 15
• Monthly dues – GH₵5.00 amounting to GH
₵60.00 per year

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