Concerns about irregular or no payment of royalties in the Ghanaian music industry has recently been frequently-discussed in the industry.
This is because, most artistes have revealed that they either receive no royalties or receive undeserving amounts.
The situation is same for Ghanaian rapper and producer, Guru.
He bemoaned the irregularities and inconsistencies in royalties’ allocation in the country.
He spoke in an interview with Berla Mundi on TV3 NewDay, Entertainment Segment.
He revealed that he has never received royalties from Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO) after doing active music for 12 years.
“I have never received my royalties in doing active music for twelve years.”
“Artistes don’t get their royalties. Someone takes royalties on your behalf but, won’t locate you to give it to you.”
“Our predecessors went through the hassle. And we are not maintaining the agenda in terms of entertainment.
Our leaders are not regulating the entertainment system enough.
Who is making sure artistes are getting what they deserve?
I have been investing and been a producer, artiste manager, executive producer, and we are left out.
We are not regulating the system enough,” he reiterated.
“I regret the fact that the system does not support the artiste and I can’t do anything about it.
The only thing I can do is talk about it,” he said.
The ‘Lapaz Toyota’ hitmaker suggested that GHAMRO should adopt technological and digitized mode of running royalty allocation.
He further suggested that young artistes should be encouraged by offering more support to entertainers in the industry. And protect the Ghanaian music heritage to increase international appeal.
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