Ghanaian highlife artist and President of the Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO), Rex Owusu Marfo aka Rex Omar has mentioned the Ghana Music Rights Organization operating in Ghana is the best among other African countries.
Speaking on United Showbiz with host Nana Ama McBrown on UTV, Rex Omar stated that Ghana is a developing country and she is doing very much better than other countries in terms of royalty collection for musicians.
“Ghana is a developing country and if you do your checks well, it shows that, we are doing very well in the job. In Africa, other countries are worst in collecting revenue for their artiste. Thankfully, Ghana is moving forward and the government has given us good laws to be able to operate well.” – He stated.
“What is left is education and how music lovers will understand how revenue collection take place. He continued.
Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO) is a royalties 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. Before 2005, that function had been operated by the Copyright Society of Ghana. The organization has faced regular criticism about its transparency and engagement of stakeholders.
Among another panelist on the show were executive members of GHAMRO.