Musicians Warn TV and Radio Stations
A GROUP of Ghanaian musicians have called on radio and television stations in the country to pay royalties to the Ghanaian musicians for airing their music on their various networks. The aggrieved musicians told BEATWAVES in separate interviews in Accra that Ghana is the only country where radio and television stations use musical work without paying for it. They hinted that television stations in the country attracted more viewers when they aired music videos, and also made more money when advertisers placed their adverts on musical programmes. The musicians explained that both television and radio stations spent money to produce programmes but did not want to pay for using music on their various networks, adding that a percentage of the money the stations made from advertisements must be paid to them. They noted that musicians would be able to produce good quality music and earn money when both radio and television stations pay them.
Source: The Daily Guide -George Clifford Owusu