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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Mark Okraku Mantey Advises Against Egocentricity in the Arts at National Music Summit 2022

The Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Hon. Mark Okraku Mantey, cautioned stakeholders about the dangers of egocentricity in the Arts and Entertainment industry in Ghana. He described it as a way of preventing the industry from growing and becoming fruitful. He said this when delivering a speech on the status quo of the government’s assessment and plans for the Arts and Culture industry in Ghana at the second National Music Summit in Accra on Tuesday 21st June 2022. The Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Hon. Mark…

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