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I have not received a dime from GHAMRO despite making music for years – Cwesi Oteng

Urban gospel artiste and famous lyricist, Cwesi Oteng, has as of late uncovered his mistake in the Ghana Music Rights Organisation (GHAMRO) for never getting any payment in spite of adding to the music business for quite some time.



The constant issue of royalty payment in Ghana has been a critical obstruction to the development of the music area, especially influencing neighborhood craftsmen wrestling with primary difficulties in sovereignty assortment. Reports show that various craftsmen, including Oteng, have held up grievances about the absence of pay from GHAMRO starting from the initiation of their melodic professions. In a sincere meeting with ghana end of the week, Cwesi Oteng, known for his 2008 presentation collection "Favored Are They," communicated his disappointment with GHAMRO's initiative, featuring the shortfall of any compensation for the melodies he has written.


In spite of joining the association a long time back, Oteng stated that because of deficient strategies overseeing GHAMRO's tasks, he needed to investigate elective techniques to successfully adapt his music. Pointing out the requirement for smoothed out tasks inside GHAMRO, the gospel craftsman asked specialists to lay out frameworks that assist the assortment and dissemination of sovereignties. He accentuated the need for GHAMRO to resolve issues encompassing the straightforwardness and effectiveness of sovereignty assortment and dispersion the nation over.


GHAMRO, laid out under segment 49 of the Intellectual property Regulation, Act 690 of 2005, capabilities as a sovereignty assortment organization addressing the privileges of music copyright holders. In spite of its essential job, the association has confronted continuous analysis with respect to straightforwardness and partner commitment, provoking calls for enhancements in its tasks. Cwesi Oteng stated, "I have registered, I haven't received money from GHAMRO, it's not viable."

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