Highly Spiritual Music has responded to viral reports about a song theft involving its artiste, Mr Drew.
The reports started making wave after YouTube pulled down a video of Mr Drew’s new song ‘Eat’ which featured Stonebwoy based on copyright issues.
Following these reports, High Spiritual Music has issued a statement to clarify things.
In a statement copied to the media, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Highly Spiritual Music, David Kojo Kyei (Kaywa) said his artiste did not steal the song as it is reported within the Ghanaian media space.
He explained that the song was a cover version and the owner was duly credited.
“Our attention has been drawn to news circulating that our artiste, Mr Drew has stolen a song “Love Riddim” belonging to Rotimi, an America/Nigerian artiste. The song was a ‘cover version’ a remake or revival of the original performance and on every occasion our Artiste credited the originator ‘Rotimi’.
“We want to state emphatically that our Label is previewed to all the copyrights Infringement Laws and as such we wouldn’t do such a thing intentionally,” part of the statement read.
The statement added: “There was a little miscommunication between our digital publisher and that of Rotimi’s which caused them to block the video on copyright grounds. Moreover, the label is in talks with the rightful outfit and Mr Drew is in a friendly conversation with Rotimi.
“We unequivocally take the blame and promise to make sure this never happens again in the future.”