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GHAMRO, Zylofon Call for ‘No Music Day’

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The country’s airwaves would be void of Ghanaian music today, as declared by the Ghana Music Right Organization (GHAMRO).

The initiative, ‘No Music Day’, according to GHAMRO, is to let the public and the media most importantly, recognize the importance of music.

This is an initiative being headed by GHAMRO with support from the Zylofon Arts Fund (ZAF).

Speaking at the gathering yesterday, President of GHAMRO, Rex Omar called on Disk Jockeys (DJ), Club Owners, amongst others to respect the initiative.

“Help advance this cause further so that people including government, civil society and every organization in this country will value what music brings to the table.

“Help us so today’s No Music Day declaration becomes successful,” he said.

On his part, the Chairman of Joint Committee of Collection Management Organizations (JCCMOs), Mr. Asare Konadu Yamoah, said broadcast media houses fail to pay musicians after playing their songs on air.

He threw a challenge to the various broadcast media houses in the country not to play music today to see if there wouldn’t be a reduction in their listenership base.

“The survival of music has been the results of music. We are pleading that due compensations should be paid to musicians,” he stressed.

The initiative is a collective of the three CMOs made up of audiovisuals, literary, and GHAMRO.

The meeting was attended by the President of MUSIGHA, Bice Kuffuor, Mark Okraku Mantey, GHAMRO executives, and some representatives from ZAF.

By: Emmanuel Yeboah Britwum

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