Y3wo Krom’ hitmaker days ago revealed in a radio interview that he made some good money after Apple played his smash hit single at their conference last June.
He said in that interview;
“After they played the record at the conference, my team and our lawyer contacted Apple and we got between $20,000 to $50,000. We did it in a cool way, if we went hard we could have made more.” He told Pluzz.
But CEO of Events Republic, Mel Kwasi Davis has 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.”
“After Y3wo Krom was played on that stage, the song became the number one most downloaded song in West Africa. The plan was to pave way for Ghanaians to be on some Apple sponsored events around the world. As I sit here, I can’t say if Apple will like to deal with us anymore.”