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ENTERTAINMENT

Nadine toasts Koffee

With her win for Best Reggae Album at last Sunday’s Grammy Awards, Koffee became the first solo female artiste to win that category,...

ENTERTAINMENT

Raymond Wright gets Strikly Real

Singer Raymond Wright offers a variety of musical styles on his latest album Strikly Real . Released last December by Vibes Point Music,...

ENTERTAINMENT

Sforzini continues battle

Despite not winning a Grammy Award for his album, The Final Battle: Sly And Robbie vs Roots Radics, Argentinian producer Hernon Sforzini says...

ENTERTAINMENT

Quada gets March 5 court date

Dancehall deejay Quada was given a March 5 mention date when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court in Half-Way-Tree,...

ENTERTAINMENT

Live boost for shows

IN a bid to promote live reggae shows, promoter of Jamaica Liv, David White plans to host the event monthly. “We don’t want...

Amazon

After suing Spotify for mistreatment, independent music company files 10 copyright infringement lawsuits against YouTube, Apple and others

In November, Spotify was hit by a lawsuit from Florida-based, Jake P. Noch-owned Sosa Entertainment LLC and its sister company, royalty collection firm...

Article 13

Article 13 binned by UK Government as Brexit looms

Article 13 of the EU Copyright Directive has been one of the music industry’s most controversial topics over the past few years. Passed...

Analysis

Grammys 2020 TV audience fell by over a million viewers versus last year, as just 5.4% of 18-to-49-year-olds tuned in

The Grammys were watched by a live TV audience of 18.7m on Sunday night in the United States, down 6% year-on-year. That’s according...

News

Lewis Capaldi signs global neighbouring rights deal with Kobalt

Kobalt has signed Lewis Capaldi to a global neighbouring rights deal. Previously represented by PPL for worldwide collections, Capaldi’s deal offers him a...

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#GrammyKid makes industry proud

Congratulations continue to roll in for Koffee, the teenager who made history as the first woman to walk away with the Grammy Award...

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New Jamaican urban drama series unveiled

New Kingston Films, in association with the LAB and the Jamaica Film Commission, JAMPRO, officially announced its production of Jamaican urban drama series...

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Xodus has the Remedy – Ready to claim ‘baddest band’ title

With just over two months to go before the highly anticipated Carnival Road March, the competition is on to see who will be...

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Streaming a sound foundation – Symposium updates industry professionals

The idea of filling up a portable music-playing device with carefully selected digital files is probably as distant in some music listeners’ memories...

ENTERTAINMENT

DEATH IN THE DANCE

Dancehall choreographer Stacy Xpressionz, co-creator of the Chuck Tru dance move, is pleading to her colleagues to exercise caution before attempting it. This...

ENTERTAINMENT

Mighty Diamonds mark milestone

VETERAN reggae trio, The Mighty Diamonds is marking their 50th annivesary with a year-long celebration with a series of shows locally and overseas,...

ENTERTAINMENT

Koffee comes in with Rapture

COCOA Tea, the man credited with giving Koffee her big break, said he was confident the female singjay would take home the Grammy...

ENTERTAINMENT

Charly Black takes stance

Charly Black believes artistes can do more to help stem the tide of domestic violence by delivering positive messages through their music. His...

ENTERTAINMENT

Shirley Caesar’s moment

AMERICAN gospel singer Shirley Caesar delivered a powerful sermon at Sister’s Praise, a benefit concert, held on the grounds of the Immaculate Conception...

Carnival World Music

Wyclef Jean’s Carnival World Music Group raises $25m

Wyclef Jean’s Carnival World Music Group has raised $25 million in capital funding, reports Forbes. The new music publishing and distribution company is...

Discovery Networks

Victory for composers as Discovery Networks U-turns on rights buyout plan

Media company Discovery Networks has scrapped controversial plans to stop paying performance royalties to composers for shows aired in the US across its...

Analysis

SoundExchange paid out $908m to artists and labels in 2019

US performance rights org SoundExchange paid artists and labels $908.2m across the 12 months of 2019, it has confirmed. That figure was down...

Club Ville

Granville take pole

PIN-POINT: Though not having one of his better days in the middle of the park, Kamali Powell makes one of his trademark accurate...

Bike accident

The Good Son

Simon Guthrie, in happier times, shares a light moment with his mother, Kerene Scott Mother remembers son killed in bike accident Michael Nattoo...

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Me know from long time – Cocoa Tea was certain Koffee would take reggae Grammy

“Me know from long time, me never have to get the news from anywhere.” These were the words of veteran reggae singer and...

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Mello Vibes celebrates 19 years of wholesome fun

GLK Entertainment’s signature retro event Mello Vibes, dubbed hits of the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s, have been entertaining patrons for almost two decades,...

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Spragga Benz ready to unleash the hits at Footloose

It has been a while since ’90s deejay Spragga Benz made his presence felt on local stages. Come this Saturday, he plans to...

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Artwalk patrons toast Koffee’s Grammy win

At exactly 4:50 p.m. on Sunday, the selector who was pumping some heavy dancehall basslines, sending bodies gyrating in sync at the Kingston...

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Canadian gospel act to release debut album

Toronto-based gospel artiste Highly Favoured Blake will be releasing her debut album, ‘ Breaking Me to Bless Me’, in February. “I am looking...

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Anthony Malvo and Buju Banton team up

Known for hit collaborations, including ‘ Come Back To Me’ with Tiger, ‘ Guns And Roses’ with Bounty Killer, and ‘ Can’t Draw...

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BQ ready for the spotlight

Cayman Islands-based dancehall artiste BQ is ready to make a big impact on the local music scene. The Portland-born deejay is confident that...

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