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GOVERNMENT CHALLENGED TO PROMOTE THE PNG MUSIC INDUSTRY

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by AUGUSTINE EMIL

Music Industry, like the Sports Industry,should be given a thought from the Government to generate income and revenue from the raw and unique talent that it possess. Sports and Music are fairly identical talent oriented fields in which the govt has overlooked the potential in the Music Industry to fund it, nurture it, and expose it abroad combining it with our unique diverse culture and the admirable tradition that we have anywhere in the World.

Successive Govts have prioritised Billions of Kina in Sports in which I think its a complete desolate waste but should give a balanced nod on both fraternities alike. The heavily funded Sports like Rugby League, Union, Soccer, Basket Ball and others has never brought pride and jubilation to our country in the International arena.

The rewards and achievements of Gold, Silver and Bronze attained by Sporting elites has no economic value in revenue aspects for PNG but remain simple household decorations that only the family and i…