Ghanaian rapper, D. Black has hit hard at the Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO) for failing to pay him royalties for almost a decade.
The CEO of Black Avenue Muzik does not understand why he has not heard from GHAMRO in ten years over royalties.
According to D. Black, as a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), he has received royalties twice this year already.
ASCAP’s role in the United States of America is similar to that of the Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO).
They both obtain fair compensation for the public performance of their works and to distribute the royalties that it collects based upon those performances.
“So Ghana !? Musiga , GHAMRO when!? 10 years in for your side . Zero statements. ASCAP USA says my royalties touch, 2nd time this year alone.”
D. Black is not the only musician to allege that he has not received royalties from GHAMRO in a long period of time.
Many other musicians have complained over the effectiveness of GHAMRO.
Multiple award-winning gospel artiste, Akesse Brempong, in June this year, disclosed that he has received nothing from GHAMRO in 5 years.
Kwaw Kese, Edem, among others, have all complained about not receiving money from GHAMRO.