STATEMENT: Signatories for royalties collection in Kumasi is misleading

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It has come to the notice of Executive of GAPI and some other leading Music Right Owners that the Ghana Music Right Organization (GHAMRO) Office in Kumasi is inviting Music Right Owners to append their signatures to a document to enable them receive their next royalties when it is due for the next distribution.

This  surprising invitation comes in the wake of events where Nana Kwame Ampadu and One Hundred (100) other music right Owners  including  renowned  musicians  like Prof Kofi Abraham, Nana Tufour, Daddy Lumba,  Amakye Dede, Reggie Rockstone and music producers like  Ken Opoku Asiedu (His Majesty Music), Millicent Aboagye (Lucky Sounds), Agyei Boadi (Boadi’s Music) etc have taken the Leadership of GHAMRO  to court seeking for a court order to compel them to account  for  their three (3) years stewardship, organize a general meeting and also to appoint  An Interim three member Team to manage the Affairs of GHAMRO until a Substantive Board is elected within a six month period.

All Music right Owners are hereby being assured that the court order been sought is for the general good of members and any group of persons that seeks to organise signatories for the immediate or future royalties distribution or collection is misleading and playing on the emotions of right owners.

Right owners are therefore to note that their royalties are not preceded by any gathering of group signatories and any such move by any GHAMRO Officer have an ulterior motive beyond what is being said and circulated.

We want to assure all right owners that the court action will in no way affect the continues distribution and receipt of royalties any time it is due so they should treat any such reports as mischievous.

 

Signed:

Yaw Oxbon

General Secretary

0208416901 / 0245889999

 

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