Abraham Adjatey

CEO of Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO), Abraham Adjatey says musicians in Ghana will not complain of poverty if copyright laws are enforced in the country.

In the past, a number of musicians have expressed concerns about the royalty system’s inability to enable them to make money from their music.

Many have attributed the problem to the alleged ineffectiveness of the Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO).

However, Agya Abraham, as he is affectionately called, in an interview with Andy Dosty on Daybreak Hitz denied such claims stating that if the laws are enforced, it would end the financial woes of artistes.

“Right owners and musicians in this country will not be that poor if we can enforce the copyright laws to enable them to gain some income,” he said.

Agya Abraham and GHAMRO have over the years taken up the initiative to ensure that registered members of the collective society receive what they are due from their music works.

In recent times he has reopened the conversation on the need for organizers of music reality shows to get a license from them before organizing and allowing contestants to perform songs.

He told Andy on Daybreak Hitz that “the organizers should understand that they do not have rights to the songs to be performed and so, they have to get a license.”

(GHAMRO) is a royalty collection agency within Ghana that represents the rights of music copyright holders.It was created under section 49 of the Copyright Law, Act 690 of 2005. The agency collects royalties for all rights owners in Ghana.