Rapper and CEO of Black Avenue Musik, D Black has said the royalties given to musicians by the Ghana Music Rights Organisation (GHAMRO) cannot pay for a bottle of champagne in his club.
The CEO of Club Onyx stated that musicians are given between 450-600 cedis yearly depending on your status.
“In 2016 someone called me from there and told me all the A list artiste and producers had 600 cedis each with them so I should send my mobile money number,” he explained.
D Black added that B list artistes were given 450 cedis.
Speaking on Hitz FM, he questioned the parameters used by GHAMRO to arrive at the quoted figures.
“That means if Sarkodie releases 10 songs in a year and I don’t, we are all A list artistes we still get the same amount of money, it does not make sense,” he said.
Several Ghanaian musicians including Sarkodie, EL, M.anifest have all complained over the distribution of royalties in the country.