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New GHAMRO Licence

The Hon. Minister of Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Gloria Akuffo renews the operating Licence of the Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO) for another five (5) years.

With the renewal of its operating Licence, GHAMRO is poised to implement its 4-Year Strategic Plan approved at its recent Annual General Meeting held at the KNUST, Kumasi.

Dear Member, this is to remind you that the Reports, Accounts and other documents for the 2nd GHAMRO AGM is available at GHAMRO offices nationwide. You can also find same by clicking the link bellow. Join us for a worthy cause. AGM Documents..

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GHAMRO upholds a high standard of integrity and transparency. We make our financial statements available to the public so Music Users and Music Creators alike can enjoy a clear picture of the way we do business. Reassuring our partners that we’re doing our part and the money we generate is being used to create a more powerful music industry. To download a copy of GHAMRO’s Annual Report, please click on one of the reports below;

2ND Annual General Meeting Documrents

Chairman's Statement and Cheif Officer's ReportDownloadbutton

Operational ChartDownloadbutton

WelfareDownloadbutton

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Financial Statement for the Year ended 31st Dec, 2016_file_1Downloadbutton

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AGM Development plan. Operational Budget. Proposed Insurance, pension and Funeral Care Scheme.Downloadbutton

 

 

 

GHANA MUSIC RIGHTS ORGANIZATION (GHAMRO) HOLDS 1ST ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The Ghana Music Rights Organization(GHAMRO), held its 1st Annual General Meeting on Thursday, 26th May, 2016 at the Great Hall of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Kumasi, to present financial reports, approve a new constitution, fraternize and discuss the performance of the Society for the year 2015 and how to improve its service years. The meeting is the first ever in the annals of the history of the organization by an elected Board since the period of the Copyright Society of Ghana in 1987 and GHAMRO as a Collective Management Organization in 2012.   
 
The meeting was well attended by dignitaries from the Attorney General Department, Ministry of Tourism & Creative Arts, Copyright Office and representatives of the two other collective Management Organization, Copy Ghana and Audio-visual Association of Ghana(ARSOG).

The Annual General Meeting also saw the attendance of over eight hundred members from all over the country and renowned musicians and publishers like Ahmed Banda aka Bandex, Kofi B, Mary Ghansah, Augustina Addison, Professor Daniel Amponsah akaAgya Koo Nimo, Rex Omar, AkosuaAgyapong, Diana Hopeson, Tic Tac, Dan Bassey, Zapp Mallet,AwuramaAmpadu, Nana Aboagye DaDosta,Ofori, Apogee, etc.

The Ashanti Regional Police Commander DCOP Kofi Boakye , the special guest of honour at the Annual General Meeting admonished music rightowners to put their act together, work collectively to ensure that users recognize their work and worth. He further pledged the support of the police force as an enforcement agency to the work of the organization and said that the Police stand in readiness to support and compliment the efforts of the GHAMRO in its mandate.

In his report to the meeting, the Chairman of the Board of Directors, the music maestro, Kojo Antwi noted that, this Annual General Meeting in fulfillment of Ghamro’s obligations in accordance with the requirement under of the Companies Act as well as the L.I. 1962 under which GHAMRO is licensed as a collecting organization. He indicated in the reports the opening of new satellite offices in 8 regional capitals, distribution, collection, expenditure, and GHAMRO’s outlook for 2016. He also spoke extensively on the “AGRIMS SCHEME” implementation where monthly payments is made to aged members above 60 years and said it is the single pioneering effort by GHAMRO to assist the old aged take care of themselves.

Licensing and Collections         

On collections, Kojo Antwi noted that during the first year as Chairman, the Board approved new tariffs for more than ten different categories of commercial users ranging from Radio and Television networks, Hotels, Restaurants, Canteens, Chop bars and Night clubs to mobile Disc Jockeys, Shopping malls, Banking and Non-Bank financial institutions, Offices, live and recorded music venues are being identified through the satellite offices. 

He stated that” As the Board pursuesits mandate, court cases have started against a number of organizations that have failed to recognize that the commercial use of musical works should benefit those who compose and publish them.”He mentioned that whilst GHAMRO is in court with broadcasting stations like Multimedia Group, Kencity and Global Media Alliance, others including Citi FM,EIB Network and the Despite Group have negotiated settlement of their indebtedness. He informed the congress that collections for the first five months of 2016 amounted to Gh¢539,000 already and therefore GHAMRO is on course. 

He continued that GHAMRO has opened 8 satellite offices for efficient monitoring and collection and plans are further advance to open offices in music user-intensive areas to ensure the entire country is well served. He also mentioned the procurement of two motor vehicles,five motor bikes, computers and office equipment and the developed of a new website to assist the administrative efforts to provide better access to user clients.

He said “The sum of the single distribution from GHAMRO to members in 2015 was over 380 percent over the previous royalty distribution” He noted that in 2015, GHAMRO total distribution was GH¢1,605,295 against the previous year of GH¢334,181 and informed members of advanced plans for distribution next month.

 
The Chief Officer of GHAMRO, Mr. Abraham Adjatey in his presentation, explained that the success of GHAMRO lies in the strategy of engagement between the management and the Board in the pursuit of GHAMRO two year program.  He said with the expansion of the Society’s licensing system, GHAMRO is determined to be the leading Collective Management Organization in the country.  He further noted that this can only be achieved through members support, management commitment, further reinvestment in staff training and focus on new technological platforms like digitization, downloading and internet music use.  He expressed his appreciation to the members and Board of Directors for their guidance and support.  

TheAnnual General Meeting also adopted a new constitution for the organization with new provisions for membership categories, grievance process, increases Board tenure from two to four years and the election of Chairman and two vices Chair persons in conformity with the Companies Code.

There were musical performances by Nana Tuffour and Nana Kwame Ampadu who did a super version of “ Mother ” and “Obra” respectively at the request of DCOP kofiBoakye, the guest of honor.

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Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO)
 
The Ghana Music Rights Organization(GHAMRO) is the only music collective Management Organization licensed and approved by the Attorney General and Minister of Justice to collect and distribute music royalty to its members in Ghana. Presently GHAMRO has 8 satellite offices in eight regions across the country at Takoradi, Cape Coast, Koforidua, Ho, Sunyani, Takoradi, Tamale, Bolgatanga, Upper Volta. GHAMRO provides a one stop licensing and collection of music royalties from Radio, TV, Restaurants, Shops, Malls, Bars and Corporate institutions like Insurance companies, Banks & offices.
 
GHAMRO has been admitted as a member of the Confederation of International Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC). What this means is that our members who go to perform outside the country can now enjoy their royalties as these society will now collect and send the royalty to GHAMRO.

 

 

CISAC Structure 2015cisac logo

 

With 239 member societies in 123 countries, CISAC represents more than 4 million creators from all geographic areas and all artistic repertoires; music, audiovisual, drama, literature and visual arts. CISAC is presided over by electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre and our four Vice Presidents are: Beninese creator and singer Angélique Kidjo, Senegalese sculptor Ousmane Sow, Chinese director, writer and producer Jia Zhang-ke and Argentinean film director Marcelo Piñeyro.
Founded in 1926, CISAC is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organisation with Headquarters in France and regional offices in Africa (Burkina Faso), South America (Chile), Asia-Pacific (China) and Europe (Hungary).

We are pleased to inform you that, following the recommendation by the board of directors, the general assembly, at its meeting on June 3, 2016 in Paris, GHAMRO’s application for provisional membership was approved.

SG13-0787R2: Professional Rules for musical societies;

SG13-07970R2: Binding Resolutions for musical societies;

BTC16-0174: Principles for Binding Resolutions and best practices for musical societies. This document is a user guide to help you in the understanding and implementation of the resolutions and best practice.

Finally, the CISAC Society Code to identify GHAMRO in technical data exchanges between societies is 285.


Your society has been admitted as a CISAC member? The purpose of this Member Guide is to explain more about the benefits of CISAC membership, to guide you through our organisation and provide details on your obligations towards CISAC.

Read More: CISAC Member Guide 2015

CISAC YEAR's REPORT  shows some good results: revenues are up 2.8% globally; digital is starting to get some real traction; regions where authors’ rights are well established, such as Europe and North America, have been doing well; other parts of the world, especially the BRICS countries, are showing great promise and the visual arts and audiovisual repertoires have posted signifi cant growth rates.

Read More:CISAC Collections Report 2015

 

CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO DOWNLOAD CISAC INFORMATIONS.

CISAC Statutes 2016  

Principles Binding Resolutions and Best Practices 2016

CISAC 2016 Activity Report

CISAC Structure 2015

Professional Rules for musical societies 2014

Binding Resolutions musical societies

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Nana Kwaku Okyere Duah aka TicTac began the journey in 1997, when he and another boy formed a group named 'Natty Strangers'. 
After solo features with Azigiza's “Woyebia”, 'Slim Buster's “Masan Aba”
TicTac established a name for himself in the industry.
'Philomena' his Mega debut album hit the streets in 1999 and saw him become the first rap art to endorse any  corporate brand in Ghana (Ashfoam) songs like 'KKBK' and 'MMAA 4MULA' also topped the charts in Ghana for several weeks and saw him perform on all major concerts.
After Philomena, his second “Masom"  featuring Ofori Amponsah sold more than a million records which earned him an instant respect and a superstar status in the country. in that same year he signed onto a foreign record label based in the UK (Base Management UK) which took his music meanstream and saw him moving to the UK.  The third” album “Masem” meaning my story gave him another big hit “Menkabio” fondly called Shoddies which topped the country’s biggest chat show on Joy FM for 23 consecutive weeks. This gave him 6 nominations at the Ghana Music Awards of that year and won him best collaboration.
After a two-years hiatus,
TicTac released his fourth album “Wope”, an album dedicated to Africans at home and those in the Diaspora and became the first hip life artist to collaborate with anyone outside of Ghana with Freddie Meiway of Ivory Coast on the “ Wope” track and Nigerian star Tony Tetuila on the explosive “Fefe Na Efe”, which received several awards in Ghana, Nigeria and around the world. 
2004 saw him pick up the coveted Musician of the Year, best video of the year and best collaboration of the year at the Ghana Music Awards and become the face of “Kasa international” a popular international phone card in the UK .
At the GMA awards that took place in April 2005,
TicTac had nine nominations, including two nominations in the Best Collaboration category a first for any Ghanaian artist, which he won.
In late 2005 he took part in the MTV Base Africa launch in Ghana earlier this year and events like the Shoreditch festival as part of Africa 05 is the biggest celebration of African culture ever organized in Britain sees him crossing over into the commercial market. 
BBC News round Africa came to Ghana to film a documentary on him as part of their African Lives season, which was screened in the UK in July 2005. Another highlight of 2005, he headlined a Black history month show in South-walk, performing alongside Ras Kwame (Radio 1), Richard Blackwood,( Choice FM) Kelly le Roc and Shola Ama.
STV a Swedish National TV also came to Ghana in August 08, to film a special documentary on him due to his unique brand of music and the fact that he has a very large following in Ghana and Africa
He is involved in an ongoing campaign with the United Nations in Sierra Leone and Ghana alongside Ramsey Noah and Oswald Boateng, as part of the WFP raising funds to help reduce hunger in Africa.

TicTac performed at the 2006 RISE Festival 80,000 people gathered to part-take of the annual celebration. He was the headline Act of the African Village stage. RISE has been the prominent multi cultural concert of the mayor of London  Also in attendance from Ghana were then Tourism Minister Mr. Jake Obetsebi Lamptey and the late Madam Hawa Yakubu.

Puma Africa released a compilation album featuring the biggest artists in the world, In aid of the 2006 Fifa World cup the album will feature artists such as
TicTac, Akon, John legend, Baaba Maal and The Roots.
In August 2006 MTV Base, Akon and Gil Green visited Ghana, to embark on a project to film a video for Akon and one for Ghanaian artists.
TicTac was chosen.
TicTac was the 1st Artist in Africa to benefit from this initiative, and also the 1st African artist to have a MTV “Making of the Video” .The video crew included director Gil Green (director of videos for Brandy, Lil' Jon, Akon, 50 Cent Busta Rhymes). The video for his single “Kangaroo” is shown worldwide on the MTV Network in conjunction with celebrations for Ghana @ 50. May 2007 saw TicTac become #1 on the MTV BASE chart!! for a consecutive 4 weeks. September 2007 saw TicTac at the Big Brother Africa eviction show in South Africa to an audience of over 50 million viewers across Africa. He ended 2007 @ #9 on MTV BASE's top 100 of the year.
During CAN 2008 football tournament,
TicTac's song Kangaroo was given a boost with the Ghana national team The Black Stars, using it as a celebratory dance other teams soon followed, in what became a national frenzy.
TicTac spent most of 2008, touring the US and most of UK recording and preparing for his new album, there were major
Performances at the Soundcity Music Awards alongside Nas in Nigeria and Not in Your Lifetime concert South Africa in aid of xenophobic attacks.
Over his 9-year career he managed to win no less than 11 Music Awards, performed at the Noting Hill Carnival in London, also alongside artists such as 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Kanda Bongo man, Judy Boucher, Mark Morrison, Buju Banton, and Joe. In 2008 he Performed at The” Not In  Our Lifetime” Charity concert in Johannesburg organized by MTN south Africa in aid of the Xnophobic attacks on African foreigners living in South Africa.
Introducing “10th Day” which was 
TicTac’s 6th album also celebrated ten years of an excellent musical journey. The single “BOSOE” received massive airplay and topped the musical charts on  local and foreign radio and TV stations in Africa  and around the world, the video was being aired on high rotation on both MTV  Base and Channel O.

TicTac on the 1st of July 09, signed a 3years contract to represent  Melcom  group of companies, which made him the first Ghanaian artist to be named  as the face of melcom. He was fully integrated into melcom’s  branding programs through multi-faceted  marketing initiatives  including print, broadcast advertising, consumer promotions, point of sale materials, public relations in support of melcom premium brands and products and is also involved in the companies campaign throughout all 10 regions in Ghana. In 2011 He became the Ambassador for Children”s Heart Foundation (CHF) a foundation responsible for raising funds in support of children with heart complications in Ghana so far the foundation have raised funds to support over 200 children in the country.

The multi-award winning Hip Life star on July 30, 2010 signed a 5years deal with Rockstar 4000 Music Entertainment & Sony Music Entertainment- the African continent’s first Pan African 360 Music & Entertainment Company and Record Label.


The deal saw Hiplife singer-song writer
TicTac from Ghana in a historic, exclusive worldwide digital distribution deal, having his music made available commercially to a global audience of millions. Rockstar 4000 Music Entertainment, through its exclusive Pan African partnership with Sony Music Entertainment, will distribute its music and video catalogue to hundreds of digital storefronts worldwide, including major digital music services like iTunes®, Amazon MP3, Napster, eMusic, Rhapsody, Beatport, YouTube, Vevo, Zune, MySpace Music, Spotify, SKY, Juno Download, Boomkat, and Turntable Lab and mobile carriers and outlets such as Verizon Wireless, Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile and Nokia via Sony’s partnership with the San Francisco-based digital distributor IODA.
Under this label
TicTac has released 4 solid singles including PumPum featuring Edem and Don’t let your baby go which is currently receiving a lot air play with a great aboriginal video to go with it. 

TicTac was elected as the chairman of the musicians union of Ghana in 2012 due to his influence and respect he has from his fellow musicians and the nation as a whole.

In 2013 and 2014 he received a special award from the Allied health Students of the university of legon for his contribution to music in Ghana and Africa and in that same year he also had six nominations at 4syte music video awards. 

TicTac in 2014 join the list of  successful young Ghanian entrepreneurs by adding another fast food chain business and a Night Club to his glittering career, (Gennex Pizza and TicTac Reserved Lounge & Night Club)

2015 has started brightly for the music star, seeing  him wining another award for his immense contribution to hiplife music (Ghana Music honours Award) at the Ghana music week festival. 

He has recently been elected yet again to be part of a 10 member board of directors of the Ghana music right organisation (GAMRO).

TicTac’s long awaited 7th album entitled “Illusion” is due to be released later this year and many have tagged this album to be one of the best ever to be released by the music star.

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