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Mr Aborga Writes: Simple Approach To Music Publishing



Many Ghanaian artists have ignored the topic of music publishing, or should I say they had no idea it exists? Either way, artists in Ghana, especially the young ones, have no idea what this is all about.

There is little to no education on this, and I will blame the masterminds running the music business in Ghana, especially the Performing Rights Organization. I say this because publishers work hand in hand with them, and it’s only fair they share this side of music with artists


Now, music publishing is a complicated topic but, one doesn’t need to know the inside out of the whole thing. The important thing is knowing how it helps you as an artist to collect royalties on all your songs no matter where it’s played or used commercially.

How the publisher monitors your songs and collects your royalties shouldn’t be your headache. Your concern is understanding what original content means and how many rights you have to your song.

Last but not least, anyone that participated in making that piece of music must have some amount of publishing rights unless written otherwise in a recording contract or split-sheet.


In a nutshell, music publishing means giving a Publisher the rights or power to monitor your songs exclusively and collect all types of royalties on your behalf. I will write about the type of royalties artists are entitled to in another article soon.

To do this, you have to be the original copyright holder of the song or owns a part of the copyright percentage.

Most Publishing contracts are exclusive, and by exclusive, it simply means only one publisher or publishing company has the right to collect all royalties across the universe on your behalf. In certain cases, there are non-exclusive publishing deals, but it’s not very common.


One of the advantages of having a publisher is the peace of mind to make music instead of chasing and monitoring your songs yourself. Secondly, publishers can pitch your songs to moviemakers, advertisers, and all sorts of places for Sync placements. (I will explain Synchronization in another article as well.

Getting a publisher is very easy these days. Distribution platforms like Beatstars (also a beat store), CD Baby, Ditto Music, and others have music publishing integrated into their platform. This way, you distribute your music and get it on publishing on one platform.

To conclude, all artists need to have a publishing deal to enjoy maximum royalty collection across the universe.


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Delay pens down ten (10) commandments for women to help build a better life.




Multiple award winning media personality Deloris Frimpong-Manso, better known in radio and media fraternity as Delay has pen down a worth reading ten (10) commandments for her fellow women.

Deloris Frimpong Manso

The renowned Ghanaian radio personality and host of the delay show on YouTube took to her Facebook page on Friday, 14th January, 2022 and outlined ten practicing advise to all women in helping build a better life.

In Delay’s Ten Commandments, she highlighted the following;

My 10 Commandments For Women!!!

1. Don’t be in a hurry to move out of your parents house.


2. Dont wait for a man before u start living. U can live a fulfilled life as a single woman.

3. Stay away from alcohol. It has killed others and u are not special.

4. Don’t entertain a wrong number call, especially at night. Its not the right way to find a lover.


5. Develop a healthy eating habit. Always take breakfast and avoid sweets.


6. Dress well: impression count. People will judge u by d way u dress even before they talk to u.


7. Dont use sex as proof of love. Sex is no proof of love, he’ll leave u after the sex.

8. Dont marry for the money, else you’ll become one of his possessions.

9. Add value to yourself – get a career. Dont be fooled that a man will solve all your problems.


10. Beauty is not everything. If its all you have, you’ll lose your place to someone

less beautiful but more matured and competent.

Source: Sintim Media


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