Agya Abraham. Credit: Fly Nima Boy

Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO), Abraham Adjatey, has called for artistes and music stakeholders to desist from comparing the union with foreign music royalty collection systems.

The comparison, according to him, is inappropriate because the European royalty collection institutions began the practice centuries ago.

“And people compare ‘Oh London, America’ – they have been in collection management for four hundred years,” the CEO said in an interview with Sammy Forson on Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM, Wednesday.

Citing an example, he stated that France began royalty collection in the year 1852.

“They have run a system from the eighteenth century, through to the nineteenth century, and we [GHAMRO] are just starting,” said Agya Abraham.

He continued, “GHAMRO was established in 2012. Before that, it was the Copyright Society of Ghana (COSGA) – which was in control by the government.”

He went on to reveal that although the union was established by the State, it is under the management of an independent administration.

The CEO also urged industry players to come on board to help GHAMRO achieve its mandate.

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