The government is urged to recognise local musicians and support the music industry.
Opposition leader Jeremiah Manele made the suggestion while speaking in parliament.
“Solomon Islands is blessed with rich talents,” Manele said.
“One of which is music. A lot of our youths are fully engaged in this industry,” he added.
“However, there is less recognition and support given to them to further enhance their raw talents.”
Manele said Solomon Islands music has been hitting the charts in the region especially in PNG and Fiji.
“If fully supported and developed, the music industry will be a good revenue earner for our country.
“Not only that, but engaging our youths in this regard will help them to become useful and productive citizens.”
The Opposition leader also called for the adoption of relevant copyright laws in light of the widespread pirating of intellectual property (songs).
“It is high time that the government consider establishing a proper music school to develop our music industry.”