Belinda Nana Ekua Amoah, better known in showbiz as Mzbel, has lamented the pitiful amount of money paid to musicians as royalties for their creativity.
She stated, “Looking at my previous hit songs, I’m supposed to be enjoying huge royalties, but unfortunately, that’s not the reality on the ground.”
“In Ghana, when it comes to royalties, you’d be there for a long time and some coins will come, I mean some paltry amount,” Mzbel said in an interview monitored by MyNewsGh.com.
Mzbel, who first appeared on the music scene around two decades ago and has produced several hit songs over the years, revealed on Kastle FM that she sometimes receives royalties as low as GH200.
“The system here, the structures have not been properly put in place, which is why it does not favor us creatives,” she continued.
Mzbel explained to the host, “However, royalties are supposed to be paid based on how frequently and how many times your songs are played.”
“However, in our case, the monies are collected and distributed amongst the registered members who are musicians, so you might get around GH200, which is even funny to mention,” she concluded.