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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The Changing Role of Jamaican Radio: My Two Cents

I started taking note with some anxiety a few years ago, regarding the changing role of radio in Jamaica and the fact that many didn’t seem to understand the major implications for our music business. I attempted to have some discussion on this at the first State of the Music Symposium (SOMS) in 2014 but … Continue reading

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‘Putting Music First’: Etching Jamaica’s Road Map to a Viable Industry

In March 2014 I had the opportunity to speak to industry insiders at a UWI initiative under the theme – The State of the Music Symposium. It was conceptualized based on a number of conversations over the past three years with Jamaican music business insiders about development of a music industry based on an urgent need … Continue reading

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Let’s Do the Rocksteady

I have become a regular reader of Heather Augustyn’s work. This fascinating piece on rocksteady is worth a read so I republish it here for those with an interest in Jamaican music and performance practice… A few months ago I shared the advertisements that Ronnie Nasralla had made showing how to dance the ska. These … Continue reading

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