One of Ghana's finest rappers D Black says he rejected his royalties due to the manner in which the money is shared.
Speaking in an interview on TV3’s New Day D Black said he was once called by a representative of GHAMRO to come for his royalties but he rejected the offer due to the mode of disbursement.
“Royalty collection has been going on in Ghana for years. Media outlets have been paying royalties to the body that collects these monies but they haven’t been disbursed the manner it should,” he remarked.
“Never”, his response when asked if he has ever received royalties for the ten years he’s been a musician.
“I have [been called] but it didn’t make any sense to me because I was on a radio station one time discussing a very similar issue and because I was upset or whatever, somebody from there [GHAMRO] texted me that this year, for A-List artistes, everybody gets GHC600.
“I receive royalties from all over the world and that’s not how it is disbursed. You’re supposed to show me a statement, the logging, how many times my songs were played…” he noted.