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The music royalty system has been a major issue here in Ghana – Sarkodie

The legendary Ghanaian rapper Michael Owusu Addo, better known by his stage name Sarkodie, has spoken out about the problems facing his nation’s music. The “Otan” hitmaker asserts that fair compensation for artists is contingent upon the establishment of a well-functioning system.

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He went on to explain that creating a more structured framework for royalty distribution would guarantee that artists receive their just compensation on time while also streamlining the process.


On Thursday, March 7, 2024, in Accra, during a panel discussion at the 3i Africa Summit Partners and Stakeholders Mixer, the multiple award-winning crooner made this claim.


A significant problem in Ghana has been the royalty system. It would not be that hard to fix, though. To collect the outstanding amount, we simply need to put up an appropriate system,” he stated.

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Examining how policy, fintech, and the creative industry intersect was the main goal of the panel discussion.


Sarkodie was joined on the panel by film director Juliet Asante, Chief Moomen, and KOD, among other notable figures from the creative industries.



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