GHAMRO clarifies church royalties recommendations

The Ghana Music Rights Organisation (GHAMRO) has come out to clarify reports that churches would be made to pay for songs that they use.

According to the chairman of the organisation, Rex Omar, the statement that “was said at the workshop was twisted. What we meant was that the organisation was planning to make churches pay royalties for gospel events that are held by the churches.”

“We can’t ask churches to pay royalties for songs they sing at church, that will not be right because the songs sang at church are not for commercial purposes. It is just like you and your children singing at home.”

“However, when the church holds a music event, they need to pay royalties just like we do to any other event,” Rex added.

GHAMRO has sworn to fight piracy and to ensure that royalties are duly paid to music right owners.

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