Makueni County Director of Culture Mr. Mutua Mulonzya has challenged youth with talent in music and local artists to utilize the county studio for their recording services in order to boost their careers.
Mulonzya said the studio promotes and commercializes recorded artist works and has facilitated over 385 free recording sessions since it was established in 2015.
“We have over 385 musicians who have recorded their work from here including Bosco Mulwa,” said Mulonzya while speaking to KNA on Friday at his Wote office.
Mulonzya further said that they are working in collaboration with Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO) in registering works of the artists and nurturing talents.
He also said that the studio gives an opportunity for new artists to be coached by the established ones and to record their artistic works in the national rights registry maintained by the Kenya copyright Board (KECOBO).
“We have enabled vulnerable artists within the county to realize their dreams through free recording by reducing the overall production cost,” said Mulonzya.
The studio has been installed with the modern musical instruments like, a booth, studio monitors, microphone and a live band setting among others.
Naftali Muthami, a music producer added that they have also mentored young graduates in the field of Arts, Communication, Music, and Media production.
“We have mentored several people who have proceeded to work in various media institutions, as sound engineers or producers,” added Muthami.