20 December 2012

Gambia: State-of-the-Art Recording Studio for Gambia Soon

The Block Enterprise, Gambia and New Money Entertainment in UK,have plans to establish a new state-of-the-art recording studio in The Gambia soon.

This new move to promote the music industry was revealed at a press conference facilitated by the National Centre for Arts and Culture (NCAC) on Thursday at the Centre's office, along the Independence Drive in Banjul.

To achieve the aim of promoting the music industry, The Block Enterprise, a Gambian based music promoter; and New Money Entertainment, have come together and transformed into New Money Entertainment, Gambia.

Onor Elee Jaiteh and Lewis Snelman, CEO of New Money Entertainment, UK, said their new venture, 'New Money Entertainment' aims to have one big record label. They revealed that they have a plan to build a fully equipped recording studio and also to establish an academy in the country where musicians and other applicants willbe trained to becomeprofessionals.

According to the duo, their studio in the UK is not only specialising in the recording for artistes but they have their own film and editing department, youtube.com/camcording that has over 50,000 hits.

In their hunt for talents, they have met a lot of local artistes who were trained by Kotubo Mboob, the manager of former The Block Enterprise.

So far they arrived in The Gambia two weeks ago and have shot 3 music videos and recorded over 5 singles to be mastered at the New Money headquarters in UK.

They both promised tosupport their new partners not only financially towards the rebuilding of the studio but also to twin artistes in The Gambia and UK for training, among other benefits.

Kotubo Mboob, for his part, commended and appreciated the move of the two proprietors of The New Money Entertainment UK, for partnering with his enterprise to transform it to a big recording studio and academy called 'New Money Entertainment, Gambia.

He said this will be the first of its kind in The Gambia and that they have already started helping not only artistes but also producers, sound engineers, songwriters and film producers.

Sheik Omar Jallow, NCAC's director of Literature Performing and Fine Arts, applaudedthe new partners for their understanding and plans to move forward the music industry of the country.

He assured them of the Arts Centre's support and especially the Copyright Unit, which comes into effect in January 2013. Jallow said their move to build a fully equipped studio in the country will ease the constraints of musicians and bring specialisation compared to when a musician always does the work of a foreman.

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