Music Minds Forum, a conference purposed to educate stakeholders of the Ghana music industry on producer/artiste royalty splits following the concerns producers raised about musicians not paying them adequately was set to be held via zoom on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. However, the conference was unsuccessful and had to come to an abrupt end after hackers obtained the meeting link and sabotaged it.
Prominent personalities such as Hammer of ‘Last 2’, Richie of Lynx Entertainment, music business executive Rab Bakari, lawyer Cynthia Quarcoo, musician Reggie Zippy, music producer Jayso and Trigmatic who was the moderator for the event were all set to be present.
The Guest Speakers included Mark Darlington, Xavier Seven and Kofi Boachie-Ansah.
The zoom link was made public and shared on various social media platforms as the meeting was to begin at 8pm. It seems the organizers did not fathom that someone could easily cause trouble when the link was made widely accessible.
Speaking with Ghanaweb in an interview, Hammer vented his frustration saying, “Why will somebody do this? Why would some person or a group of people sit down and decide to mess such an important event up?” a puzzled Hammer asked, insisting that “somebody somewhere doesn’t want this conversation to take place.”
“I’m quite surprised such a person even exists. It’s almost like somebody wants us to remain in the stone age,” he fumed.
To prevent the unfortunate event from occurring for a second time, the event which was postponed to today, March 4, 2020 will have the link sent directly to only the speakers and a select few. Interested viewers may join via Facebook Live and express themselves freely but respectfully in the comment section.