Veteran music producer Da Hammer thinks the beef between MOG and Shatta Wale is a step to shaping the Ghana music industry.
In a video, he thanked MOG and Wale for giving a voice to a debate that has been going on for a long time.
He said: “I thank MOG and i thank Wale for giving this issue a voice, I’m glad that this issue has a voice eventually. Despite the back and forth with the two parties, I’m looking beyond their differences and i’m looking at the issue. Ithink they have raised a big issue, a big conversation that needs to be addressed”.
He then stated that, their generation is guilty of not working out things well concerning royalties and streams.
“I’m guilty of this, i feel our generation is the guilty party here, we didn’t do things right. At the time, streaming didn’t exist, we didn’t really feel anything about our royalties, we didn’t respect our royalties, the role of our royalties and our franchise because at that time we were doing CD rights, we were selling CD rights, we were selling cassettes with Big Ben, we didn’t look far and so we didn’t think we were doing wrong. MOG did this situation because of us.”
He also stressed on how Jayso was branded as a too known producer when he was doing splits at the time.
“I remember Jayso was the only person who use to take splits serious, Jayso was tagged too know producer. Just because when you go Jayso ein studio, after the work he will do split, he will present you a split sheet, you fill everything before you even take your song out. Jayso was branded a too know producer but he was doing the right thing”.
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He the urged all producers to join a zoom conference possibly within this week for a master class studies so they know how to handle their splits.