Good News: Trace Jama To Pay Ghanaian Musicians For Playing Their Songs On DSTV

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Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku
Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku
Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku is a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

An official of DSTV has revealed how Ghanaian musicians will benefit from the network’s Trace Jama Channel.

The DSTV official, known as Nii said in an interview with Andy Dosty on Hitz FM which was monitored by that musicians who would have their contents used on the DSTV platform will have their due.

“The International module is such that…music video used on International platforms, copyright is paid to the International Copyright Authority. In Ghana, we respect the copyright laws here so we do the due diligence with the copyright authorities in the country. We comply with international and local copyright laws…those are the channels through which the artistes will get their due,” he stated.

Since DSTV is not having any local broadcasting facility, Nii revealed they deal with the International Copyright Authority.

He educated that songs giving a unique identity will help to track copyright of songs.

According to him, a lot of Ghanaian musicians are missing out on copyright because their songs will be found on Whatsapp and other platforms within a few minutes of its release.

The DSTV official disclosed that reps of Trace intend to create education opportunities for people in the art and entertainment to understand some of the basic things that need to be done when it comes to registration of songs that will be played and also registration on International Copyright platforms.

Multichoice announced the preparation to launch a new music channel ‘Trace Jama’ dedicated to Ghanaian music in 2020 last year.

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