The Kingston, St. Andrew, and St. Catherine areas will have an extra special buzz in the coming weeks. Between November 15 and 18, the Jamaica Music Conference will set the parishes to a new high. For the purpose of “Constructive Conversations: Dialogue, Discussion and Development”, there is high expectation of global participation. It is predicted that there will be hundreds of participants for this years staging. In a recent press release, the conference officials have stated the following;
Aimed at ensuring industry players have the tools, contacts and resources to solidify their position and stake in the global music marketplace, the conference has seen yearly participation by the who’s who of Reggae Dancehall music, emerging talent, as well as players from various countries like the US, Canada, the UK, Europe, Jamaica and other parts of the Caribbean. Open to everyone across music genres, entities with an interest in any aspect of today’s international music trends are invited to get involved in this unique, open exchange of knowledge on the current status of the music/industry, forecasting of where to next, and insightful strategies on how to get there.
The conference boasts a fully packed 4 days of enlightening panels, workshops, performances, beach fun, a CLEAN sound clash, authentic nightlife experiences and wellness sessions (yoga, cardio, dancehall queen fitness). Something for everyone who is interested in the music industry and have a need to feel the Jamaican vibe. Some of the venues that are hosting events for the conference are Kingston Dub Club, University of the West Indies (Mona), Edna Manley College of Visual and Performing Arts, House of Dancehall, Jamnesia and Boardwalk Beach.
Aiming to put a major spotlight on Jamaica’s export of Reggae and Dancehall, the conference will be highlighting the global relevance, and audience for our nation family. If you are interested in, or work in, the music industry, this is a conference you don’t want to miss.
Dancehall princess, Tifa, will be on a panel and will perform on a showcase. SunCity CEO, Steve Billings will be on a Radio Roadmap panel. Sound system icon, Jack Scorpio, will be on a panel at the Sound System Summit. Legendary Marcia Griffiths will be on an up close and person one-on-one interview. Pat Meschino of Billboard will curate a workshop on publicity
Good News Jamaica is a proud media partner of the conference and will be sponsoring 4 high schools’ participation in the Youth Summit at Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts. Last years conference was fun, exciting and insightful. This year will be that plus an over sized bag of amazing. We hope to see you all there.
You should register at www.jamaicamusicconference.com.
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