Ghanaian Gospel musician, Patience Nyarko has intimated that the Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO) needs the support of the government in order to regulate the music landscape in order for musicians to receive their royalties.
According to the “Wafom Kwan” crooner, she has received a little money from GHAMRO as royalty but she believes she would have received more than she got if the government together with GHAMRO worked together in collecting royalties from media agencies who play their songs.
Speaking in an interview with Nana Ama Mcbrown on the United Showbiz aired on UTV, Patience Nyarko stated that the banter between GHAMRO and some of its officials has prevented them from delivering their duties appropriately to the satisfaction of Ghanaian musicians.
She added that should GHAMRO have had their personal legal system to deal with people and agencies who imitate and pirate their intellectual properties without following due process.
She believes that with this legal structure, people will follow due process when dealing with their intellectual properties, hence musicians will be paid their royalties accordingly.
In other news, the CEO of Alordia Promotions and GMAUK, Mr. Nii Ofori Tackie, popularly known as Alordia has stated clearly that not even 20 musicians from Ghana have the capabilities to fill up the O2 Arena.
According to him, Ghanaian musicians only have what it takes to fill up the O2 Indigo which has a capacity of 2,800, and some Ghanaian musicians like Castro and 5Five have been able to earn their names as one of the few musicians to fill up the place.
Speaking in an interview with Kwasi Aboagye of Peace FM, Alodia while reacting to speculations made on social media that the likes of Sarkodie, Shatta Wale, and Stonebwoy can fill up the O2 Arena stated that not even up to 20 musicians from Ghana can fill up the O2 Arena like Nigeria’s Wizkid, Davido, and Burna Boy.