Gospel singer Piesie Esther says the Ghana Music Rights Organization’s plan to collect royalties from churches is an ‘abomination’ and unfair to the churches.
Speaking on Adom Fm, Esther joined her voice to several Christian artists who have expressed opposition to the new policy announced by GHAMRO.
The organization says churches must pay for using the music of its members during services, but Chrisitians are pushing back on the plan.
Rapper Trigmatic has already called it an extortion scheme and Esther said it would be an abomination.
“Not all money is to be consumed. The house of God is there to praise Him and worship Him, is God who gives us the strength to write and sing the songs so after this if you take royalties, I think it is unfair. They should not attempt taking any royalties. It is an abomination to even think of taking royalties from the churches”, she said.
“Those who pay taxes at home are the same people who go to church. We the musicians are sometimes given fuel when invited to perform at churches so it will not be fair for GHAMRO to charge them. GHAMRO should hold on to this unpopular decision”,