The FPRA Music Awards is hosted by the Fiji Performing Rights Association to honor, acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of our local composers/songwriters to be held at the Grand Pacific Hotel on Saturday 09th of May with the nominees to be announced at the 2020 FPRA Music Awards NOMINEES ANNOUNCEMENT SHOW on Saturday 21st March from 2p to 5pm at the Ratu Cakobau Park in Nausori.
The Fiji Performing Rights Association has now decided to CANCEL the 2020 FPRA Music Awards NOMINEES ANNOUNCEMENT SHOW that was scheduled for this Saturday 21st March at Ratu Cakobau Park Nausori following the announcement by the Prime Minister at a Press Conference in Suva this afternoon.
The nominees for 10 out of the 15 categories of the 2020 FPRA Music Awards were scheduled to be announced on the day amongst performances from Via Ni Tebara, Sauca Seda, Seniboro Junior, Veivueti Ni Senicaucau, Cagi Ni Delaiyatova and Sassy. We were looking forward to attracting a large crowd at Ratu Cakobau Park and in light of the announcement on CONVID-19 awareness made by the Fiji Government, the board of directors for FPRA has decided to cancel the event for this reason. To the members of the public who have purchased tickets to this Saturday’s event, FPRA will advise on the next course of action through our Media Partners after the next Board meeting.
“The PM’s Announcement a few moments ago has directed that the Gathering of More than 20 People is Illegal……this has now given FPRA the mandate to formally Cancel the Nominees Announcement Show at Ratu Cakobau Park on Saturday 21/03/20.” – Mr. Eremasi Tamanisau (Jnr), Chairman of the Board of Directors, Fiji Performing Rights Association
The Fiji Performing Rights Association (FPRA) is a non-profit organization that administers the copyright for local and overseas composers. We have over 900 local members and we also collect on behalf of the international repertoire through a reciprocal administrative agreement with the Australasian Performing Rights Association (APRA AMCOS. In its secondary role as lobbyist for legislative changes to copyright laws, FPRA has a national stakeholder role in the local entertainment industry and is therefore constantly called upon to fulfill this role.