70% of GHAMRO Members are Semi – Illiterates … as Rex Omar Calls for Proper Royalties’ Education

The Chairman of the Board of the Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO) Rex Omar, has emphasized the need for proper education on the responsibilities of GHAMRO to its members. He blamed the gap in knowledge of the purpose of GHAMRO as a challenge and also, as a fuel to growing misconceptions about GHAMRO among members and the public. He stated this while responding to a live audience on some issues such as piracy and synchronization fees at the second edition of the National Music Summit in Accra, Ghana on Tuesday…

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GHAMRO Is Making Progress! … Rex Omar Explains at National Music Summit 2022

Contrary to complaints by some musicians, the Board Chairman of the Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO) Rex Omar, has stated that the organization is indeed making progress. He stated some of GHAMRO’s recent achievements such as the highest recorded royalties’ payment to GHAMRO members, a new and up – to – date communication strategy, amongst others as recent milestones. He announced this while addressing an audience at the second edition of the annual National Music Summit in Accra on Tuesday 21st June 2022. The Board Chairman of GHAMRO Rex Omar,…

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Revise ‘Blanket Levy’ … Rex Omar Appeals to Parliament of Ghana

The Chairman of the Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO) Rex Omar, has emphasized the importance of reinstating the former ‘Blanket Levy’ to help increase revenue generated from music royalties collection in the country. However, he added that modern technology and other present day advancements in the distribution and publishing of music would have to be considered as a possible upgrade to the levy. He said this while speaking at the National Music Summit held in Accra on 21st June 2022. The Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO) has embraced the advancements…

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Churches Have to Pay Music Royalties Too! … Rex Omar

Renowned Ghanaian musician Rex Omar stated at the second edition of the annual National Music Summit on June 21st 2022 at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel in Accra that, religious bodies such as the church, are not exempted from paying royalties on music they use during their ceremonies and other public events. He added that it was the duty of the Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO) to ensure that all such monies derived from the usage of music or songs belonging to its members were collected. Addressing an audience…

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‘We Need Educational Reforms for the Arts’ … Says Music Producer ‘Kaywa’

At the just ended National Music Summit in Accra, popular Ghanaian music producer ‘Kaywa’, called for educational reforms in Senior High Schools in the country with regards to the development of the Creative Arts. He said the Creative Arts industry required intelligent individuals and therefore, was not a dumping ground for school ‘drop outs’. He blamed the existing educational system for being bias in allocating courses at the Senior High School level. According to ‘Kaywa’ there has been deliberate efforts over the years to place Junior High School graduates with…

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Exaggerated Hype Can Kill an Artist’s Career … Says Music Producer Kofi Beatmenace

Speaking on the subject of ‘Public Relations (P.R) and Promotions’ in the music business at the National Music Summit on Tuesday 21st June 2022 in Accra, music producer Kofi Beatmenace cautioned that too much of P.R; especially for an artiste whose talent and delivery was not fully matured, could eventually destroy the artiste’s career. He added that though Public Relations was crucial in recent times to aid the emergence of a music talent, it should be done in the right amount tailored to the artiste’s unique needs. According to music…

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“I Don’t Believe in Comparison in the Arts” … Music Producer ‘Kaywa’ Says at National Music Summit 2022

Popular Ghanaian music producer ‘Kaywa’ has advised against comparing talents in the music industry in Ghana. He said the habit will only brood unnecessary competition which is detrimental to the growth of the industry. According to ‘Kaywa’, this habit has been instilled in many musicians in Ghana by a widely assumed false perception that excellence means ‘alone at the on top’. ‘Kaywa’ was speaking at the second edition of the National Music Summit on Tuesday 21st June 2022 at the La Palm Royal Hotel in Accra. The event focused on…

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“Talent is Overrated in Ghana” … Says Music Producer Kofi Beatmenace at National Music Summit 2022

Music Producer Kofi Beatmenace, during a discussion on the importance of talent development for success in the music industry at the second edition of the National Music Summit in Accra, said that in Ghana, ‘raw talent’ is overpriced and that shouldn’t be. He said it was necessary for ‘raw talent’ to be taken through a series of developmental processes in order for it’s full potential to be realized hence, increasing the worth or value of the musician. He said this on Tuesday 21st June 2022 at the La Palm Royal…

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