Contracts between labels and artistes are mostly agreements that seek to cover either recording, distribution, publishing and clothing deals with some coming along with incentives such as cars and houses.
Zylofon Media with Zylofon Music as a branch stands out among most labels in Ghana with the kind of deals they offer their artistes, the kind of artistes they have and the structures they have put in place both as a label and a media house.
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Last year, Zylofon Media under which Zylofon Music is a branch signed renowned artistes in the gospel, high life, hip life and reggae/dancehall categories.
Kumi Guitar was the first to be signed onto the label, followed by the likes Obibini, Becca, Joyce Blessing, Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale.
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It has come to the notice of Ghkasa.com that the contracts of some artistes on the label are been reviewed as indicated by the Communications Director for Zylofon Music, Arnold Asamoah-Baidoo in an interview with Andy Dosty on Hitz Fm.
“Contracts are not being terminated or reduced. Every viable business at a certain point in time has to do a review or reassess themselves to refocus. If there’s a need for them to change their style, it’s acceptable. Being stagnant doesn’t help. So I think Zylofon Music has gotten to a point where we have to make some changes. Well there may be an iota of truth in the claims but it’s not necessarily or strictly a major effective change. However, the duration of the contracts of some artistes are being reviewed, but as to whether it’ll be an extension or reduction it’s still in process.” He said.
He added that, there is a legal binding and documents between the label and the artistes so the label cannot just take a monopoly decision to get rid of an artiste like most people assume.
As it stands, no artiste has been confirmed to be leaving the label, but we can confirm that talks with some artistes on the label are ongoing and surprises may set in soon.