Versatile Rapper, Edem, has stated in an interview on e.TV Ghana’s ‘The Late Nite Celebrity’ Show’ that the Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO) pays him royalties once in a blue moon.
‘’GHAMRO pays me royalties once in a thousand years. But I mean it is a start, its nothing you can write home about.”
‘’If as an ‘A’ list artiste, you get a cheque of GHS 700 in a very long time, it is very bad,”’ he lamented.
He, however, admitted that without proper legislation, there is little GHAMRO can do about the collection of royalties.
‘’GHAMRO collects royalties for artistes registered under them. But if a law comes from parliament and directs radio stations to pay a certain amount to artistes, they will pay,’’ he noted.
The host of ‘The Late Nite Celebrity Show’, Foster Romanus, reminded Edem of a similar legislation enacted by parliament to collect TV license fees from Ghanaians but that law did not materialise because the people vehemently resisted the payment of TV license.
Edem explained that the scenario with TV licence fees is not the same as the payment of royalties.
’’TV license fees was to be paid by individuals. But royalties are paid by bodies that use music on a large scale. People play music at parties, DJ use the music and hotels also use the music. There should be a way to enrich the artistes as well,’’ he stated.
But he was quick to add that it cannot be an issue of one size fits all ‘’But it shouldn’t be a flat line. If Foster has a hit record and his song is played 10 times and Edem’s song is played two times, there is no reason why they should take the same amount. Foster should take more, that is where the law comes in,’’ he explained.
He also cautioned that the issues of royalties are dicey and must be treated with uttermost care.
“Royalties are so delicate and they should be in the hands of something that has rules made by government and only implemented by statutory bodies in law. Once it gets in the hands of private enterprises or individuals, it will be agenda driven. So I think a law should manage it,’’ he stated.
GHAMRO was established under section 49 of the Copyright Law, Act 690 of 2005 and regulated under L.I. 1962 of 2010 to collect and distribute royalties accruing to authors and owners of copyright and neighbouring rights.
GHAMRO is a non-profit corporate body (limited by guarantee) and therefore all fees collected are distributed among the right owners whose works have been used, in this instance composers, authors and producers, and publishers in proportion to the use made of their works.
Shatta Wale To Win Grammy Award With Wonder Boy Album.
Born Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr. aka Shatta Wale has unveiled his tracklist for his album dubbed “Wonder Boy” as patrons believe he will win grammy with his album.
Blagogee.com took to the street of Accra to quiz patrons their take on Shatta Wale 14 tracks album and their expectation on the album.
Many vouch that Mr. Mensah will take Ghana to the world and also bring BET and Grammy to Ghana because Shatta Wale has put in a lot of work.
Others were of the view that this time around they don’t want their King [Shatta Wale] to be nominated for Ghana Music Award, but they’re looking at bigger laurels.
The “Ay3 Half cast” hitmaker Shatta Wale is set to thrill patrons come 19th October 2019 at the Fantasy Dome with his much-awaited concert dubbed ” The Reign Concert” official launch of the Wonder Boy Album.
So far, tall list of artistes are billed to entertain fans on the night. They include Criss Waddle, Tinny, Becca, Medikal, Kidi, Kuami Eugene… among other great artists.
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“I GOT SAVED”: Kanye West Confirms He Recently Converted To Christianity.
Kanye Westhas turned over a new leaf. On Saturday (October 12), the "Take Me to The Light" rapper stopped at George Washington University for a listening party of his soon-to-be-released album, Jesus Is King, and revealed that he's a born again Christian.
Being that no Kanye event is complete without him sharing details about his life and/or thoughts on the current state of politics, he not only gave fans a listen to his album, but also read a few bible verses and opened up about his path to Christ. "I want to let you guys know that I am not here for your entertainment this afternoon," Kanye told the crowd. "We are here to spread the gospel." He then proceeded to read a bible verse and said, "Excuse me if I mispronounce anything. I am a recent convert. It means I recently got saved within this year."
Ye later added, "I know for a fact, being that I am a strong member in pop culture that I worshipped the idea of labels, brand names. I worshipped cars. I worshipped the city I grew up in. I probably said Chicago in my career more than I said Jesus."
Kanye, who announced in September that he is no longer making secular music, only gospel from here on out, went on to discuss his favorite bible verses and the story of Jesus.
Prior to his George Washington University listening session, Ye surprised Howard University students with an on-campus Sunday Service. While the show was announced overnight, tickets sold out by 8 a.m on Saturday.
According to NBC Washington, Ye performed "new verses and [raised] his hands to the sky for the worship-style show," which was held on the school's quad. Ye additionally performed a number of his hits, including "Jesus Walks," "Fade," "Beautiful Morning," and more.
For the show, the "Mixed Personalities" rapper was joined by his wife Kim Kardashian and his two oldest children, North and Saint.
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GB TV: Sorakiss Releases Visuals To New Single Featuring Kuami Eugene ‘Ice Cream’.
Director: Yaw Skyface
Producer: MOG Beats
As promised by singer cum tv personality Sorakiss in pervious story concerning her latest single with rock star, Kuami Eugene “Ice Cream” visuals premieres today, Monday 14th October 2019
Music video for the trending single “Ice Cream” is set to be available on all music platforms including her official YouTube channel on Monday 14th October 2019
Song produced by MOG beats accompanied with a masterpiece visuals shot by award winning film maker and director Yaw Skyface, the video with the wow factor, vibrant in color theme brings out the exquisiteness of the Afro-beat sensation, Sorakiss
While starving fans and music freaks are being entertained with the well crafted danceable tune, Sorakiss and her team are working hard to release her debut EP that is promised great songs for the musical world.
Get Ice cream on all music streaming platforms via iTunes, Spotify, Boomplay, Aftown, Google Play and Sound Cloud, and follow the songstress on Instagram and Twitter @iamsorakiss and on snapchat @sora-kiss
Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy Merge In DJ Sly’s New Single.
Ghanaian top notch disk jockey and producer, DJ Sly shares a brand new single which he titled “Dance“.
“Dance” features Shatta Movement President Shatta Wale and Bhim Nation President Stonebwoy. It comes after the release of his previous hit song ‘Ole Alo’ featuring Teni, EL,Skales and Daphne. The record was produced by DJ Sly with some classic street melody.
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