ATOM has finally broke his silence on the on the going Apple $20,000 pay out.
CEO of Events Republic, Mel Kwasi Davis told HAPPY FM‘s SHOWBIZ XTRA that the Y3wo Krom hitmaker lied to Ghanaians about the deal.
“Bozoma Saint John came to Ghana for a vacation and was sampling some Ghanaian songs. She wanted to take some of our music to the world. It’s my cousin who is a silent partner of Events Republic who is related to Bozoma. It was Gideon, Paa John and others who help her pick a couple of songs. Later she asked for Atom’s number and so she personally handled those negotiations.
“Even Atom and his team didn’t know how to charge so Apple gave him an offer. Even people whose names were mentioned on that stage were compensated. This was on June 15th and only for Atom to come on radio to say Apple used his song and he demanded for compensation. Bozoma’s cousin called me and asked what was happening because of the reports he heard.”
But ATOM insists he wrote a letter to get the money.
“Due to some reason I cant put my lawyer’s name out.” He told Kasapa FM. “We wrote to Apple. We emailed them. We told them that we understand they used the song. They said they thought someone has sort us out so we should give them 45 days and they will sort us out. I went to Europe so I left everything for someone to handle. So when I returned, I was giving between $20,000-$50,000. No one called me, I contacted them direct. When I saw the video, we emailed the Apple company.
“I have never met the lady who played the song, I dont know she was from Ghana. If someone went behind me to speak to the woman, then thats miscommunication. Why would I go chase someone who has paid me to use my song only for me to go back and request for another money.
“May be someone went to represent me. I left everything on behalf of a friend called Nana Yaw.. I had to even record a video to send Apple a video.”
“I never said I sued apple.”