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I was given ¢1000 as royalties five years ago – Diana Hamilton

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Ghanaian prolific gospel singer Diana Hamilton has reiterated that laid down structures put in place in Ghana’s music system must work to benefit artistes.

Speaking in an interview with Cookie Tee on TV3 New Day, the reigning artiste of the year stated that she had also received some meagre amount of money as royalty five years ago adding that, she hasn’t bothered to check if she has received subsequent ones because it is meagre.

“I was given GHS1000 as royalties five years ago. I cannot say I have gotten anymore but I haven’t checked because it is so meagre. If it was a huge sum of money, I would have seen it and spoken about it.”

“All I will say is guys, let’s make the system work. I am sure there are laws and so many things put in place in our systems can we make it work?”.

Comparing Ghana’s music management system to ones abroad, Diana reiterated that she receives liable information on her music from music management companies outside Ghana who as well provide a breakdown of how her music has been disseminated.

“When I release a song and I hand it over to cedi baby, all I do is sit back and every two weeks I get a cheque through the mail. There is a breakdown of who played your song, which club or church played my song, which radio and tv station played my song. There’s a breakdown of how much it costs them to play my sing,” she said.

She added that, “I know what every outlet is bringing me. I know what my biggest shop is. Whether its iTunes, boom play or Amazon. There is also the royalty’s side. There are systems that are here, can we make them work here too.”

Diana Hamilton is not the only industry player who has bemoaned on the inconsistencies in the Ghana Music Industry especially with the distribution and dissemination of music as well as payment of royalties.

It can be recounted that artistes like D-Black, kwaw Kese, King Promise and other artistes vented similar concerns and industry players are seeking a positive change sooner.

SOURCE: 3NEWS

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Young ladies are demanding, I prefer older ones – Lasmid

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MTN hitmaker winner and “Sika” Singer Lasmid had revealed that he is more interested in dating older women than young ladies.

In an interview with Multicdb, he revealed his preference for the former since their experience and maturity can help mold one’s life.
He claimed that young ladies are demanding which put extra pressure on their partners.

Lasmid entreated women, especially older ones to have no issues approaching him and he will welcome them with open arms.

Source – Multicdb

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Africa Rising Music Conference Announces International Artist Showcase Line-up

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Anticipation for the Africa Rising Music Conference (ARMC) is at an all-time high as the countdown to the conference and its unprecedented artist showcase. ARMC attendees are primed to enjoy world-class performances from the exceptional line-up that boasts artists from various countries, including focus territory, The Netherlands.

The pivotal talents of Eritrea-born vocalist Rimon, Ghanaian artist based in the South East of Amsterdam, BnnyHunna and South African-Dutch singer-songwriter Joya Mooi are set to ignite the stage, highlighting their musical style, genre and impeccable skillset.

This cohort of Global musical aptitude will also feature Producers Spanker (one of the biggest Dutch Hip-Hop producers), Yung Dada (a multi-instrumentalist and producer who has worked with prominent artists and is now working on a solo project), and esteemed artist Frenna (a vocalist and one of the most renowned artists in the Netherlands).

ARMC 2022 themes: Women’s Voices: Amplifying them in the music business
Building Bridges: Exchange between Africa and the world
Independent Africa: Developing, understanding and creating new opportunities

Heavily music-focused, ARMC sets itself apart by bringing a cocktail of international artists to merge with the South African market, focusing on ambassadors, panels, and podcasts.

The showcase format will see local acts and acts perform over two nights across the electronic & urban genres from The Netherlands, Germany, and Austria perform.

Says DME: “We as the Dutch Music Export are truly proud to create such a versatile space for connecting, learning and building within the music industry.”

Buy your ticket now online via Howler.
Tickets are limited.

ARMC By Night – 24th May 2022

-Bnnyhunna
-Joya Mooi
-Rimon

A reminder of the unique, all-female ambassador lineup:

Tumi Mogapi (South Africa) Women In Music South Africa
Money Ba Doo (South Africa) Artist / Songwriter
Anyiko Owoko (Kenya) Anyiko PR
JAMIIE (Germany) Artist, Producer, Afrohouse Beatport Curator
Dieuwertje Heuvelings (Netherlands) – Dutch Music Export

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Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie marries and welcomes a child with another actress; wife curses

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‘France Ambassador to Ghana is working harder than our Creative and tourism ministry’ – Guru

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