Ghana Musicians’ Union (MUSIGA) Acting President Bessa Simons said MUSIGA has instituted life insurance for all of its members and some are already reaping the benefits.
According to him, MUSIGA is on “calm waters”, and they have formed an electoral committee and the monitoring begins on Monday, October 25, 2021.
Speaking on GTV’s Breakfast Show, Bessa Simons said MUSIGA has done so many good things since becoming interim president.
âWe have organized a lot of workshops, royalties, publications, and we have also created life insurance for our members, some of whom have started to benefit from it, and then we are working on getting pensions for our members.â
He further added that MUSIGA is a spokesperson for musicians and that it gets stronger when everyone joins together.
âIf you go to the UK, Elton John, all of these musicians are members of MUSIGA,â he revealed.
Mr. Simons also urged young people to join MUSIGA. In response to this, the show’s host, Valarie Danso, said that most of the musicians she has spoken to say MUSIGA members don’t even receive royalties and because of that they don’t. are not motivated to join.
Mr. Bessa clarified by saying that MUSIGA does not make royalties. Royalties are paid by GHAMRO (Ghana Music Rights Organization).
âWe take care of the best interests of the musician. If you have a contract we have lawyers who will review it, if anyone wants to cheat you or in any way MUSIGA represents you and that’s what we do.
Bessa Simons concluded by urging voters to vote for him to become the next president of the Musicians’ Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) because he had a lot to offer.
Below is the full interview;