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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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2016 Constitution of the

Ghana Music Rights Organisation

PREAMBLE

With faith in God;

Believing in the Creative talents of human beings;

In common the good of all authors, composers, publishers, producers and performers of musical works;

And believing in the right of every citizen to freedom of conscience, association and expression;

We the members of the Society:

HEREBY ADOPT UNTO OURSELVES AND PROMULGATE

THIS CONSTITUTION.

VISION:

Ghana’s Music Advocate – The trusted partner for Music Rights whenever, however and wherever music is played

MISSION:

Protect, promote and develop the collection and distribution of music royalties. Foster creation promote the value of music to the

creative, cultural and business sectors of Ghana


ARRANGEMENT OF ARTICLES

PRELIMINARY MATTERS

  1. The name of this Society (hereinafter also called “Society”) is the “Ghana Music Rights Organisation” (GHAMRO).

1.1       This Constitution and its Rules and Regulations shall be the supreme law of the Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO) and shall govern the management and operations of this Society.

INTERPRETATION

2.1       In this Constitution, unless the context or subject otherwise requires:

 "Affiliated Society" means any of the societies in other countries, having objects similar to those of the Society, with which the Society is for the time being affiliated.

“Artistic Work” shall mean a graphic work, photograph, sculpture or collage, irrespective of its artistic quality; a work or architecture, being a building or a model of a building, irrespective of its artistic quality; any work of artistic craftsmanship whether or not falling within this definition, and irrespective of its artistic quality.

 “Associate Member” means a Member of the Society elected to associate membership pursuant to Article 5 herein, and having the rights, privileges and obligations provided for associate members by this Constitution.

 “Author” shall mean, unless otherwise defined herein, an author as defined in the Copyright Act, 2005 (Act 690) as amended from time to time.

 “Constitution” means this Constitution, the Memorandum of Association, articles of Association, Rules and Regulations of the Society.

 "Board" means the Board of Directors for the time being of the Society, as constituted and authorised to act pursuant to this Constitution. The Board shall from time to time make rules and regulations for the effective and smooth operation of the Society.

 "Provisional Member" means a member of the Society elected to provisional membership pursuant to Articles 4 and 5 of this Constitution, and having the rights, privileges and obligations provided for provisional members by this Constitution.

 “Communicating to the public” includes the transmission by wire or without wire of the images or sounds, or both, of a work, a performance, a sound recording or a broadcast in such a way that the images or sounds can be perceived by persons outside the normal circle of a family and its closest social acquaintance at a place or places so distant from the place where the transmission originates that, without the transmission, the images or sound would not be perceivable and, further, irrespective of whether the persons can receive the images or sounds at the same place and time, or at different places or times individually chosen by them.

 "Companies Code" means the Companies Act, 1963 (Act 179) of Ghana (as amended from time to time).

 “Composing section” mean members consisting of:

 “Writer/Composer” means the person who first makes or creates the music.

“Music publisher” means a person who publishes musical work or any musical expression of folklore in accordance with the Copyright Regulations 2010, (L.I 1962) or subsequent amendments thereto.

“Author of a musical work” means the composer of a musical work, or the person by whom the arrangements necessary for the creation of a musical work whether or not the musical work is computer generated is undertaken.

 “Performing section” mean members consisting of:

 “Music performer” means a singer, musician or other person who sings, delivers, declaims, plays in or otherwise performs literary, musical, artistic works or any expression of folklore.

“Phonogram producer” means a person who undertakes the initiative and responsibility for the making of phonograms in accordance with the provisions of the Copyright Act, 2005 (Act 690) and is accredited as a producer as required by the Copyright Regulations 2010 (L.I. 1962) or subsequent amendments thereto.

 “Copyright Act” means the Copyright Act, 2005 (Act 690) including its amendments thereto.

 “Director” means a member of the Board.

 “Distribution” means any distribution which may, pursuant to the Rules, be made among the Members and affiliated societies out of the monies received by the Society in respect of the exercise of the rights, license or authorization granted by members/assigns of the Society.

 “Executive Committee” means the Executive Committee for the time being of the Society, as constituted and authorized to act pursuant to this Constitution.

 “Film synchronisation right" means in respect of any work the right to reproduce the work in any part of the world on the sound track of any cinematograph film.

 "Full Member" means a member of the Society being a subscriber to the Memorandum of Association or elected to full membership pursuant to Article 5 of this Constitution, and having the rights, privileges and obligations provided for members by this Constitution.

 “Literary Work” shall mean any work, other than a dramatic or musical work, which is written, spoken or sung, and accordingly includes a table of compilation and a computer programme.

 “Mechanical/reproduction right" means in respect of any work the right to make in any part of the world a recording embodying that work.

 "Member" means and includes a full member, Associate member and a provisional member.

 "Membership" means membership of the Society.

 “Musical Work” shall mean a work consisting of music, inclusive of or any words or action intended to be sung, spoken or performed with the music.

 "Performance" includes, unless otherwise stated, any mode of acoustic   presentation, including any such presentation by means of broadcasting or the causing of a work to be communicated to the public, or causing the work to be transmitted to subscribers through a diffusion service or by the exhibition of a cinematographic film, or by the use of a recording, or by any other means and references to "perform" and "performing" shall be construed accordingly.

 “Public performance” means (a) in the case of musical work, the recitation, playing, dancing, acting or otherwise performing the work, either directly of by means of any device or process; (b) in the case of sound recording, making the recorded sounds audible, at a place or at places where persons outside the normal circle of the family and its closest acquaintances are or can be present, irrespective of whether they are or can be present at the same place and time, or at different places or times, and where the performance can be perceived without the need for broadcasting or communication to the public within the meaning of the Copyright Act, 2005 (Act 690).

 “Public place” means any building, place or conveyance to which for the time being the public are entitled or permitted to have access, either without any condition or upon condition of making any payment, and includes theatres, hotels, cinemas, concert halls, dancehalls, bars, clubs, sports grounds, holiday resorts, circuses, radio stations, restaurants, and commercial banking and industrial establishments.

 "Performing right" means and includes the right of performing in public, broadcasting, communicating to the public and causing to be transmitted in a diffusion service, in any parts of the world, by any means or in any manner whatsoever, of any musical works or parts thereof.

 “Proprietor” means any person, juristic or otherwise, who owns or controls in the Republic of Ghana (and any other country or territory) the copyright in works or any interest in such copyright works.

 “Recording" has the meaning assigned to it by the Copyright Act, 2005 (Act 690) as amended.

 “Republic" means the Republic of Ghana.

 “Rights holder” means the holder of any rights protected by the Copyright Act, 2005 (Act 690) and shall be the owner of copyrights as defined in the Copyright Act, 2005 (Act 690).

 "Rules" means the Rules from time to time made for the purposes mentioned in this Constitution.

 "Secretary" means any person appointed to perform the duties of the Secretary of the Society.

 "Society" means the Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO).

 "Sound Recording” includes works that result from the fixation of a series of musical, spoken or other sound, or of a representation of sounds but does not include sounds accompanying a motion picture or other audio-visual work regardless of the nature of the material objects in which those sounds are embodied.

2.2       Words or expressions contained in this Constitution shall bear the same meaning as in the Companies Act (Act 179), the Copyright Act, (Act 690) or any statutory modification thereof.

2.3       Expressions referring to writing shall be construed as including references to printing, lithography, photography, and other modes of representing or reproducing words in a visible form.

2.4       Words importing the singular number include the plural number, and vice versa.

2.5       Words importing the masculine gender include the feminine.

2.6       Words importing persons include corporations and other legal entities.

2.7       “Article” means an article of this Constitution.

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-MANAGEMENT-

 

CHIEF OFFICER

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  • Abraham Adjatey 

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ADMINISTRATOR / CONSULTANT   

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Jonathan joins the Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO) with many years’ experience in areas of consulting and human resource development, training and legal practice.

His experience spans both private and public sector organizations across many business disciplines. He was the lead facilitator and certified trainer with Scancom Ghana Limited, Ghana’s number 1 telecommunications operator for over seven years. He also has extensive experience in Intellectual Property Law - Copyright Law and as well the administration.

He worked as an Assistant State Attorney attached to the Copyright Office, where he provided comments on copyright and related rights; collective management organizations, all in promoting and protecting the interest of rights owners.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Master’s in Business Administration and Bachelor of Law Degree all from the University of Ghana; and a Master of Laws from the University of Liverpool. He is a Barrister-at-Law.

  • Jonathan Cudjoe   

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-STAFF-

RECEPTION:

 IMGNAO

  • Naomi Appiah  

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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT:

  • Esther Adu-Asiamah  

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LICENSING:

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  • Obed Aryeh  

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  • Sandy Kofi Owusu
  • Divine Kottey
  • Shadrack Ameyaw
  • Abdul Samad 

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FIELD OFFICER:

  • Adolf Osei

 DOCUMENTATION / MEMBERSHIP

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  • Annabelle Adu-Gyamfi

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  • Gordon Mensah  

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  • Francis Kyere-Yeboah  

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FINANCE: 

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  • Henry M.K Cornelius 

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  • Abigal Essel

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Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO)

RULES AND REGULATIONS

made pursuant to Clause 3(d) of the Memorandum of Association and

Article 53 of the Constitution

RULE 1

In these Rules, unless there be something in the subject or context

inconsistent therewith:

  1. “Affiliated society” means any of the societies in other countries, having objects similar to those of the Society, with which the Society is for the time being affiliated.
  2. “Author” includes Adapter and Translator.
  3. “Composer” includes Arranger of non-copyright music.

(cc)     “Copyright Act” means the Copyright Act, 2005 Act 690 as amended

from time to time.

  1. “Distribution” means any distribution which may, pursuant to these Rules, be made among the Members and Affiliated societies out of the monies received by the Society in respect of the exercise of the rights, licence or authority granted by them to the Society; and “distributed” and “distributable” have corresponding meanings.

    (dA) “Distribution Date” means:

    • in relation to the Rights Revenue directly collected by the Society, the last day of the ninth calendar month immediately following the end of the Society’s relevant financial year;
    • in relation to Rights Revenue received by the Society from any Affiliated society in respect of the exercise outside of the Republic of Ghana of the rights to be administered by the Society in the works controlled, assigned to, or operated by the Society, the last day of the sixth calendar month immediately following the receipt of such amounts.
    • “Dramatico-musical work” means an opera, operetta, musical play, revue or pantomime, in so far as it consists of words and music written expressly therefor.
    • “Board” means the Board for the time being of the Society, as constituted and authorized to act pursuant to the Society's .
    • “In writing” means written or printed, or partly written and partly printed.
    • “Member” means and includes any full Member, associate Member or provisional Member elected to membership of the Society pursuant to the Society's .
    • “Net fee” means the net sum allocated as distributable in respect of a particular work.
    • “Normal basis of division” means the basis laid down by the Board from time to time to regulate the apportionment of the net fees between two or more persons interested in the same work.
    • “Performance” includes, unless otherwise stated, any mode of acoustic presentation, including any such presentation by means of a sound recording, film, communication to the public, or by any other means, and references to “perform” and “performing” shall be constructed accordingly.
    • “Performing right” means, in respect of any work:
      1. the right to perform the work in public;
      2. the right to communicate the work to the public;
      3. all rights in the nature of the rights under (a) and (b) above including any extension or modification of those rights which by virtue of any present or future enactment exist or may exist;
      4. such corresponding rights as exist under the laws relating to copyright in all other countries in the world as in force from time to time;
      5. all accrued causes of action in respect of each of the rights mentioned in Article 1 (xix) (a) to (d) inclusive; and
      6. all parts and/or shares of or interest in each of the rights mentioned in Article 1(xix) (a) to (e).
    • “Persons interested” in a work means and includes any Member whom the Board in its discretion from time to time determines to be the composer, author or publisher of a work as above defined or proprietor of any of the rights in such work which, under the Articles, may be administered by the Society; and any person elected to membership as the successor of a deceased member or other deceased person whom the Board in its discretion determines to have been the composer, author or publisher of such work or proprietor of any such rights in such work; and any Affiliated society.
    • “Proprietor” means a proprietor of any right which may be administered by the Society in any music or in any words which are or may be associated with any music.   

     

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REGINAL AGENCIS

KUMASI : Cutural Centre, Bantama  TEL: 0540122360 / 0540122361

CAPE COAST : Aboom, Opposite PaakowTronics TEL : 0207353522 / 0554595666

TAKORADI : 31st December, School, Sikafoambantem TEL : 0207574411 / 0546489333

HO : Adjacent OLA Senior High School, Opposite Real Malcosa Photo Studio TEL : 0208444010 / 0244355300

TAMALE : Centre For Culture  TEL : 0207574422 / 0545503377

KOFORIDUA : Near Apenteng Hall, Methodist Church  TEL : 0208444011 / 0244400477

SUNYANI : SNNIT Building / SunCity FM  TEL :  0205532330 / 0244403332

 


 


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WIPO WEBSITE

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