Parkop backs CHM’s drive against music piracy


NATIONAL Capital District Governor Powes Parkop has supported recording studio CHM on its drive to clamp down on music piracy that has become rampant in Papua New Guinea.
He said CHM had promoted local music from the 1970s but was being deserted as artists opted for the latest digitised musical imitations fuelled by electronic gadgets.
“For the last five years or so, PNG music has gone down. People are doing their own recording and producing just a single song.
Full instrumental bands are not able to do live performances as it is tough, costly and unprofitable,” Parkop said.
He said this when welcoming the famous Black Brothers band of West Papua that arrived in the country last week to participate in the 41st Independence anniversary celebrations.
“Our artists are losing a lot of money. They cannot perform simply because of all the copying and piracy in music,”Parkop said.
“So, bringing Black Brothers back to PNG is also a reminder to all of us that we have an obligation to support our artists to put an end to piracy.”

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