KK Fosu, a well-known Ghanaian highlife artist, has praised the Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO) for streamlining the royalty collection and distribution procedure.
In an interview with an Accra-based FM station, KK Fosu admitted that this is a very positive step since it would help a lot of artists who genuinely need it, particularly renowned artists who are no longer recording or performing but still have their songs aired.
According to KK Fosu, this will be a fantastic source of revenue for them because they are no longer earning money from performances because they are no longer actively performing music owing to their advanced age.
“I was very happy when I heard the news and I believe this is God answering our prayers”, KK Fosu said.
He said that, “When we go to parties and funerals, it’s mostly the songs of these old folks that you’ll hear because we the younger ones are not really into such songs. Thankfully, with this new development, the old musicians can get some money to help better their lives.”
He stated that older musicians require it more since artists such as Stonebwoy, Sarkodie, and others are active in the industry and have the energy to operate various enterprises on the side, allowing them to make a living with or without royalties.
He congratulated Rex Omar on the significant improvement in the system.