Gospel musician, Diana Hamilton has said the amount she received as royalties five years ago was meagre.
Some Ghanaian musicians have spoken against how royalties are handled in the country over time.
During an interview with Cookie Tee on TV3’s New Day program, Diana revealed that she was given GHS 1,000
“I was given GHS1000 as royalties five years ago. I cannot say I have gotten anymore but I haven’t checked because it is so meagre. If it was a huge sum of money, I would have seen it and spoken about it.”
“All I will say is guys, let’s make the system work. I am sure there are laws and so many things put in place in our systems can we make it work?”
Compared to abroad, she stated that GHAMRO needs to up their game.
“When I release a song and I hand it over to cedi baby, all I do is sit back and every two weeks I get a cheque through the mail. There is a breakdown of who played your song, which club or church played my sing, which radio and tv station played my song. There’s a breakdown of how much it costs them to play my sing,” she said.
The popular Gospel musician further stated: “I know what every outlet is bringing me. I know what my biggest shop is. Whether it’s iTunes, boom play or Amazon. There is also the royalty’s side. There are systems that are here, can we make them work here too.”