Reward artistes in their lifetime  – CIPAG to music societies



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The Center for Intellectual Property Advocacy Ghana (CIPAG) has extended its condolence to the family of the late dancehall songstress, Priscilla Opoku Kwarteng, Ebony.

In a statement, convenor for CIPAG, Kwame Kodua Atuahene, descibed Ebony's talent as extraordinary attributing it to the number of hits the artiste had released in a year.

He however called on music rights collection societies in the country to strengthen its system to make music rewarding for artiste and their families during their hay days and even after their demise.

"While, we mourn with her family, friends, fans, the music and creative industry fraternity, this sad loss provides a very rude reminder of the early demise of other talented artistes and yet another opportunity for music right collection societies in Ghana to strengthen their system to make music very rewarding for creators during their lifetime and for their families when they depart", he added.

Ebony Reigns died in a gruesome road accident that occurred late Thursday evening on the Sunyani-Kumasi road.

 

Below is the full statement

 

The Center for Intellectual Property Advocacy Ghana (CiPaG) like many music enthusiasts is extremely worried by the demise of the cheery Dancehall Queen known in Entertainment circles as Ebony Reign. She demonstrated enormous creativity to underline the abundance of talent in Ghana. The fact that she impacted the music landscape for only eleven months with successive hits is enough emphasis of this extraordinary talent.

While, we mourn with her family, friends, fans, the music and creative industry fraternity, this sad loss provides a very rude reminder of the early demise of other talented artistes and yet another opportunity for music right collection societies in Ghana to strengthen their system to make music very rewarding for creators during their lifetime and for their families when they depart.

It is instructive that, the Copyright laws of Ghana, provides that, the rights of authors including

their economic rights are protected during the life of the author and seventy (70) years after the death of the author among others.

It remains our expectation that, this sorry experience will serve as the catalyst required to rally the industry around to advance existing economic opportunities as a better tribute for the memory of Priscilla Opoku-Kwarteng (Ebony Reign).

Thank you

Kwame Koduah Atuahene

Founder/Convenor

 

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