GHAMRO to bare teeth at media houses over royalties

The Chairman of the Ghana Music Rights Organisation (GHAMRO), Rex Omar, has disclosed in an interview with Mikki Osei Berko on his ‘After Hours’ on TV3 that the Organisation has the power to ban media houses from playing their music. He revealed that GHAMRO has taken legal action against Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) over nonpayment of royalties. Rex Omar argued that GHAMRO is backed by the law to ban media houses from playing members’ music. “We signed an agreement with GIBA to collect the monies from their members and pay GHAMRO but then as time goes on, we realized it is not working, so we terminated our agreement with GIBA, so now we are going on to the individual media houses for our monies,” Rex Omar indicated. He, however, revealed that despite the fact that they have power to ban media houses from playing their music, they will adopt other strategies to retrieve their monies including taking legal action against some radio and TV stations. Source:|Ghana ]]>

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