Board secretary of the Audiovisual Rights Society of Ghana (ARSOG), Abeiku Sagoe has disclosed that hotels sued by the organization are pleading for out of court settlement.
The Audiovisual Rights Society of Ghana sued hotels and transport operators for non-payment of royalties.
Abeiku Sagoe told KMJ on Daybreak Hitz: "We have sent almost all of them to court and now they have started reacting, many of them have called that they have received their summons and all of them, want the case out of court…so I have directed them to our lawyer, Mr. John Lakai.”
Royalties to members
He also indicated that performers will receive their royalties directly from Audiovisual Society of Ghana unlike previous instances where producers were taking the money on behalf of performers.
“Yea, the reports we had was that they were not receiving it so we decided in 2015 that from 2016, performers will receive their monies directly. I use even myself as an example that I never received money from anybody.”
However, movie Producer Ola Michael, who is a member of the society, refuted the claim by Abeiku Sagoe that producers receive royalties from ARSOGon behalf of the artistes.
“He mentioned that for years, producers have been given performers’ money and that we are supposed to give it to them. I’m sorry that I don’t understand because nobody has ever given me money as a producer to give it to performers.”
According to him, “For five years our Blank Levy has been given to us with no controversy and was given to us because we are producers and authors…if anybody comes today and tells me that I have been given performers money that I'm supposed to give them, I’m sorry, I have not and no ARSOG member has been given any money, so wherever that money is they should go and find it.”
Meanwhile, a pundit on the prgrammme, Mel Kwasi Davis, hinted of plans to sue ARSOG, following the organisation's decision to sue hotels for royalties.
“When I saw the headline, my first reaction was to first sue ARSOG. You yourself we want to sue you, who are you going to sue? Which hotel? We want to sue them.”
“The reason why we want to sue ARSOG is because, almost six years they don’t have an interim board, secondly, they have an expired license, in fact the Attorney General must descend on them,” he added.
- 7 times Ghana has beaten Nigeria to the prize
- Travellers complain of rampant robbery at Bunso Junction off Accra-Kumasi highway
- 9 Nigerians arrested for illegally entering Ghana after crossing Volta River
- Akuapem Poloo’s child is with me, he doesn’t know what is going on – Actress’ lawyer
- NDC must focus on healing the horse, not selecting a rider – Kunbour
- Tottenham sack Mourinho after 17 months
- Attorney General supports my motion for appeal – Lawyer for Akuapem Poloo reveals
- 36th ICAG Graduation Ceremony; female UCC alumni crowned overall best candidate
- Former NSMQ contestant, Francis Tetteh reported dead
- Whether dumsor is back or not, current power outages must be resolved immediately – Prof Adei
Quality healthcare at Upper West Regional Hospital impeded over lack of food supply
‘NDC not at crossroads but we are at a point where the roads are likely to cross’ – Kunbuor
John Mahama must call sycophantic campaigners to order – Kunbuor
‘Let’s not lose our guard on Covid-19’ – NCCE cautions public
NDC party was formed to give voice to the voiceless-Antwi Boasiako
JoyBusiness’ MoneyLab educates on steps to follow to avoid fraud
Ghana claims 88 percent of 2020 WASSCE 8As
We want to model Ghanaian youth to become good citizens – ISGF Africa Chairman
Court reveals 13 factors behind Akuapem Poloo’s sentencing
Message from the Morning Man: Sandbags
Forum held at Tema meant to reaffirm cadres group as major organ in NDC – Ben Ephson
Kwasi Korang: NPP leadership should be bold and stop the Bawumia camp from campaigning
Bawumia is a gem – Ama Busia
‘Bawumia is more than qualified to lead the NPP in 2024’ – Ama Busia
Group makes schooling attractive for blind and deaf student in Cape Coast through sports