BMAs on the market
THE ANNUAL?BARBADOS MUSIC AWARDS (BMAs) show is up for sale.
This is the word from founder, director and producer Ronnie Morris, who is also director of Timeless Barbados Inc. which launched the BMAs in 2006.
Speaking to the DAILY NATION on Monday, Morris confirmed that the BMAs show was on the market and its management had been fielding offers from Germany, England, the United States, Trinidad and Barbados.
Morris said the entertainment company was looking at a seven-figure sale because of the value and potential earnings of the event in years to come.
He indicated that the local public also had the opportunity to invest in or purchase the event, encouraging people interested in acquiring the rights for the event to do so.
When asked why the event which honoured those in the local music industry and recognized the hard work and talent required to be a performer was on sale, Morris admitted that limited finance and his personal goals were the main reasons.
“There are a lot of things that we want to do with the event but we are so limited by the amount of funding available, particularly Government funding, which is limited by the recession. And sometimes when you have to contain your plans . . . it has been a little frustrating,” he explained.
“Mainly, I want to go into my career as an entertainer. I have spent a lot of time, too much time, not doing it. I sing every week.
“But I don’t devote enough time to performing and touring as I would like to and that is really my passion – and I really need to step aside and do that. So I have got to sell the BMAs for that purpose.” (AH)