The national executive council of the Musicians Union of Ghana
(MUSIGA) has approved new fees for members of the union to take effect
from January 15.
At the last meeting held by the council, the second highest decision-
making body of the union after congress, it was agreed that new rates
should be introduced for MUSIGA’s members.
According to the president of MUSIGA, Bice Osei Kuffour, since MUSIGA
is a member-based organisation that caters for the welfare of its
members, it needed to charge realistic fees to enable it to provide
meaningful services to members.
He added that three new categories of membership have also been
introduced by the union in addition to the already existing Standard
One of the new categories is Associate Member for students
interested in joining the union.
“These are students of institutions like School of Performing Arts,
National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI), University of
Education at Winneba and similar tertiary institutions offering music
courses,” the MUSIGA president said.
Next is the Professional category which is similar to the Fellows
category of other professional bodies. This category will cater for a
certain level of professional musician and comes with a set of
The final new category is the MUSIGA Partner for individuals or
organisations who do not work directly in the music industry but are
interested in associating with the Union.
The new categories will be officially unveiled at the annual retreat
for the union’s leadership in Koforidua on Thursday, January 15.
With the introduction of the new rates, Standard membership will
attract a new registration fee of GH¢ 54 and yearly dues of GH¢ 120.
The Professional category has GH¢100 for new registration and annual
dues of GH¢480.
The new registration rate for Partner category is GH¢40 with yearly
dues of GH¢ 720. For Student membership, new registration attracts GH¢
30 and there’s an annual fee of GH¢ 60.