The Music Assembly is a collection of distinguished music industry stakeholder that includes previous winners and nominees of HiPipo Music Awards, artists, composers and music producers that share a wealth of experience creating music for visual content. It also includes selected dialogue panelists such as artists managers, entertainment journalists and media personalities, big sponsors and policy makers.
The Music Assembly Dialogue and Activities are spreadheaded by Mr. Vianney Kushaba the Executive Director, Music Assembly.
Mr. Vianney Kushaba is a professional marketing consultant, Community Educator and Business Communication Specialist who has amassed a wealth of skills and proficiency from the various positions he has held plus had enormous contribution to the music industry though different engagements.
He is a founding member of Viva Stars and has over the years played key roles in the music industry including finding and nurturing lots of raw, untapped musical potential. In his capacity as a professional talent manager and events promoter, he has very authentic reach to key music industry stakeholders around East Africa.
While announcing this important designation and role, Innocent Kawooya, CEO HiPipo noted that “In Mr. Vianney Kushaba, we have a Music Assembly, Executive Director that is hands on in the music industry with very effective skills in mobilizing and bringing stakeholders together while at the same time with a very strong understanding and appreciation of the music industry challenges. He is a walking treasure that can help shape the creative arts industry tremendously.”
“The Music Assembly is envisioned to become the leading not for profit society of music professionals, the Music Assembly will be committed to celebrating, honoring, and sustaining African music’s past, present, and future.” Innocent Kawooya added.
In a bid to collectively address the challenges of the music industry, the Music Assembly shall promote dialogue on issues affecting the music industry and how we can collectively address them at national, regional and continental levels. This dialogue will result into national guidelines and policy contribution papers to the needed arms of governments such as executive and parliament and to private sector players in the music industry.
The Music Assembly will also have a vote that will contribute 30 per cent to 7 #HiPipoMusicAwards categories among which will be Artist of the Year, Song of the Year and Video of the Year while the rest of the categories as always will be fully decided by the fans vote.
We welcome all industry stakeholders to host and engage Mr. Vianney Kushaba on matters concerning participation in the Music Assembly and the prestigious HiPipo Music Awards.