Champion sound! When Huddersfield ruled the British reggae scene

Stephen Burke, founder of the Huddersfield sound system Earth Rocker, with his system. Photograph: Stephen Burke/One Love Books It came late to my attention but as they say, better late than never. The full history of reggae is fascinating and somewhat unknown to many.  David Simpson (2014) reminded us that in 1970s and 80s, “big … Continue reading

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Global Reggae Conference – Call

GLOBAL REGGAE CONFERENCE “DANCEHALL, MUSIC AND THE CITY” FEBRUARY 9 – 11, 2017  Call for Papers The Institute of Caribbean Studies and the Reggae Studies Unit at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus announce the fifth bi-ennial Global Reggae Conference  under the theme “Dancehall, Music and the City”. This conference is being staged … Continue reading

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Is YouTube Building A New Music Industry?

Originally posted on Music Industry Blog:
Complexity and opacity continue to act as brakes on the digital music market. For all the progress of companies like PledgeMusic and Kobalt, this emerging ‘alternative’ music industry is still very much at a formative stage. Some years from now this generation of companies could underpin the emergence of…

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