The Ghana Music Right Organization [GHAMRO] has announced the commencement of distribution of the sum of GHC500,000 as royalties to its members from Monday, September 24.
According to the board, the payment is to conform the Copy-right Law 2005 and its regulatory Legislative Instrument(LI 1962).
It announced that the amount of GHC500,000 to be distributed is just part of collections made which is low as compared to previous distributions.
According to the statement, dwindling CDS and cassettes imports have affected the revenue generated from the 20 percent levy imposed on blank levy under the legislative instrument, LI 1962.
They further assured members that steps are being taken to impose levy on other devices such as mobile phones, pen drives, hard discs, laptop computers among others to raise funds for the music right owners.
GHAMRO finally reminded all commercial music users ,including broadcasting stations, shopping malls, banks, pubs and hotels to renew their licenses by contacting any GHAMRO Offices nationwide
Furthermore, those who have not regularized their operational license should do so immediately to avoid embarrassment and possible prosecution in the court of Law.