Gospel musician Bernard Amankwah has advised young artists to stop plagiarizing people’s songs. According to the media personality, young acts use aged musicians’ intellectual property without asking for consent.
He said this in an exclusive interview with Larry Da Old Man on Onua FM’s Anigye mmere show.
“What I don’t like about today’s musicians is the way they steal people’s songs. They remix older folks’ songs without crediting them. It’s very bad on their side. Music is a spirit, and whoever wrote the song, you don’t how God gave it to him or her,” he said.
He continued, “The song is someone’s intellectual property. So if you want to remake it, do it the right way. Go and seek his or her consent.
“Even if the owner is no more, they have families. Go and see the family and ask them politely. They may give to them for free. Sometimes you just have to credit the owner. That’s all they require.”
Bernard Amankwah’s annual concert ‘Celebration of His Grace’ is slated for the 25th of September at the National Theatre.
By Victor Kodom|OnuaFM|3news.com|Ghana