The Ghana Music Rights Organisation (GHAMRO) has announced that all is set for the distribution of royalties due its right owners for the July-July season.
According to a statement signed by Prince Tsegah, the Head of Public Relations at GHAMRO, the delay in payment is due to problems in receiving the blank Levy cheque from the state.
He further stated that the delay has been occasioned by processing difficulties with the State Agencies through which the Blank levy is paid.
[contextly_sidebar id=”UVSMnhQUnixcozl8gnyizGQuxIgoJ5Wn”]“GHAMRO has regularized the issue and very soon members will be credited with their first royalties for the year 2018. GHAMRO wishes to seize this opportunity to apologise for the delay, and to encourage members to be patient as plans are far advanced for prompt distribution,” he stated.
“GHAMRO wishes to assure its members that these `difficulties have been ironed out after meetings and discussions with the respective offices in charge of the release of funds. GHAMRO will soon send bulk text messages confirming payment date and processes to its members,” the promised.
In a related development, the Ghana Music Rights Organisation (GHAMRO) is embarking on a national enforcement operation to retrieve all Broadcasting copyright royalty fees for 2018.
All public music users, including Radio and TV stations, Hotels, Night Clubs, Pubs, and Event Organizers, barbering Saloons, Shopping Malls etc which have not renewed their Operational License for 2018 or who have not as yet regularized their operations with GHAMRO, should do so as soon as possible to avoid prosecution and embarrassment .
All copyright royalties should be paid directly to GHAMRO, since the organisation is not dealing with any association for the collection of royalties.
Remember that it is an offence under the copyright law to use music in a public place without prior approval from GHAMRO under section 36 of the LI 1962 of 2010.
By: Kwame Dadzie/citinewsroom.com/Ghana