Confusion Hits Dave Joy Camp Over Copyright Concerns

Confusion has started brewing in the camp of Ghanaian-based record label Dave Joy Productions over who owns a song between two of its former artistes.

The duo, Patrick Mensah who performs under the stage name, MP Nation, and female gospel singer, Jayana, have released and currently promoting the same song, unknowingly.

The budding gospel singers have opened up regarding the song to Osu-based Power 97.9FM in an interview.

According to MP Nation, while still under the Dave Joy Productions he co-authored a song with the label boss, David Adu-Gyamfi, which depicts his humble beginning and how he lost his left arm.

Subsequently, a management team member of Dave Joy Productions who introduced him to the label bought the copyright to the song and gifted it to him.

MP Nation, however, after leaving the label together with his manager released the song.

On her part, Jayana stated emphatically that after MP’s exit from the label she was given the green light to record the song.

Born Jemima Annor-Yeboah released the same captivating song after parting ways with the Dave Joy Productions.

David Adu-Gyamfi known professionally as Dave Joy has since responded to the bewilderment.

Speaking with Power Entertainment host Agyemang Prempeh on Saturday, July 18, the renowned music producer said both artistes do not own copyright to the song, per the terms of the label.

According to him, the song belongs to the label, and as such, MP Nation and Jayana cannot claim ownership of it because they’re no longer part of the recording label.

He intimated management and family members of both parties involved will meet on a scheduled date to sought things out. Hopefully, Dave said, one of the singers will be given the song.

Meanwhile, the two musicians have agreed to solve the issue amicably urging radio presenters and disc jockes to halt the song promotion.

Dave Joy Productions is owned by music producer David Adu-Gyamfi and his entangled wife Joyce Blessing, a gospel minstrel.

By: Bernard Ralph Adams/Mypowerfmonline.com/Ghana

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