French Ambassador Anne-Sophie Ave’ to assist GHAMRO to collect royalties for artistes

French Ambassador Anne-Sophie Ave’ to assist GHAMRO to collect royalties for artistes

French ambassador to Ghana, H.E. Anne-Sophie Avé has expressed sturdy curiosity in serving Ghanaian artists to gather their music royalties.

The assortment of royalties for the gamers within the Creative Arts trade, significantly musicians, has over time been a difficult effort for the gathering establishment.

The Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO), established with the duty to gather and distribute royalties on behalf of authors/composers and different proper homeowners, is saddled with numerous difficulties in executing its duties.

The Creative Arts gamers, as soon as once more musicians, have bitterly complained about they not receiving their royalties and seemingly have stopped pursuing it since there seems to be little to no hope in getting the royalties.

In a unique interview with astute broadcaster and host of Okay FM’s drive present “Ekwanso Dwoodwoo, Gilbert Aggrey, popularly known as “Abeiku Santana”, the French Ambassador indicated, as part of her immense contributions to the growth of Ghana’s Creative Arts industry, she is negotiating to have an effective French system of collecting and distributing royalties adopted in Ghana.

According to her, there is a publisher in her country, France, which “collects, on the one hand, all of the royalties from any establishment, outlets, radio, a digital platform that gives and shows music and on the other hand, all of the artistes register their songs and the record of people that have contributed to creating that tune, beatmakers, lyrics and all the things after which they guarantee that folks get the royalties for the music when it is displayed and proportionally as it’s displayed”, so she is going to ensure that GHAMRO and this French publisher work in tandem to “within the first place, attempt to get royalties from digital platforms…So, [it will go through] it is fairly a long-term mission. It’s not completed in a single day”.

Explaining why she is so keen to help build the country’s Creative Arts sector, H.E Anne-Sophie Avé stressed “it is about making an attempt to inform the artistes there are methods and technique of getting your royalties as a result of your music just isn’t solely performed in Ghana. It’s performed in digital platforms and all over the place on this planet”.

“So, actually, we’re very a lot prepared to assist so that there’s some system put in place in order that they’ll get royalties from what they’re doing right here in Ghana”, she added.

The French Ambassador has gained the hearts of Ghanaians resulting from her energetic participation and curiosity in Ghanaian actions and serving to make the nation, significantly the leisure trade, higher.

She has organized varied actions and live shows in Ghana and France the place she has and still showcases Ghanaian skills so as to foster worldwide relations.

Noted for her affable relationship with native artists and all Ghanaians, H.E Anne-Sophie Avé has gained a Ghanaian title; she is affectionately known as Akosua.

Source: Ameyaw Adu Gyamfi/