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Music Carnival to fight piracy

December 7, 2016 3:31 am

The Procera Music & FBC Carnival this year will concentrate on eliminating electronic piracy.

Speaking to FBC News, Procera Music Director Mohammed Afik says local artists are losing thousands of dollars due to illegal copying of their work.

“In 1994 we used to pay some artists one album when they record with us ,we use to pay them $15,000-$20,000 and now we pay them $2,000-$5,000 so you could see the difference between what they are getting now and what they got before. So it’s a big difference, its pretty hard. What happens when we have this kind of festival is, artists get some money from the stall and when we sell CDs, they also get some benefits from there.”

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Local artists have also urged officials and the public to step in and help reduce piracy in Fiji

The FBC Procera Music carnival starts Saturday at Syria Park in Nausori and will feature local artists and groups.

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