Appiah Dankwa, better known as Appietus, a music producer, has urged Ghanaians to treat the Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO) fairly.
Many musicians, he claims, formed their opinions about the organization based on unsubstantiated claims made by others.
“Most of these people [musicians], if you ask them, have they been there, they’ll say no.”
This was stated by the well-known record producer on Joy FM’s Showbiz A-Z show on Saturday, July 2.
GHAMRO is a Ghanaian royalties collection agency. It represents the copyright holders’ rights in music. It was established in accordance with Section 49 of the Copyright Law, Act 690 of 2005. The agency is in charge of collecting royalties for all rights holders in Ghana.
“Most of these guys, you ask them, have you gone there? Have you presented your work? They’ll tell you, no!”
Appietus’ remarks indicated that he likes how GHAMRO works. As a result, he praised the organization’s board chairman, Rex Omar, for his tireless efforts. Appietus emphasized that despite the obstacles he has faced, Rex Omar has been working to support the institution.
He went on to say that recording artists should follow GHAMRO’s guidelines and work with its statues. Appietus stated that if this is completed and they continue to have issues with the organization, they will be in a position to point out the gaps in the GHAMRO’s operations.