The national union of urban musicians in Cameroon Synamurca (Syndicat national des acteurs des musiques urbaines du Cameroun), presided by Paul Édouard Etoundi Onambélé (a producer and musician better known as Krotal) intends to organize a national forum on Cameroonian music from 21 to 26 June 2021 in Yaoundé.
This announcement, made last June 20 during the celebration of International Music Day, constitutes "the commitment of Synamurca members to change artists' living conditions" despite the pitfalls.
In Cameroon, the development of music is hampered by problems such as piracy, lack of concert halls, the advent of social networks that encourage free content consumption or the absence of real producers. All of these problems have an impact on the quality of productions.
The forum will, therefore, offer the opportunity to resurrect the music industry, restructure and add value to the art, which is likely to create up to 500,000 jobs according to the Synamurca.
To achieve these goals, the announced forum will focus on new funding modes for artists and elaborate conditions to be met by them. In short, the meeting will set new bases for collaboration between the different players in the music industry.