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ENTERTAINMENT

Wheel and come again

PLAYERS in the local music industry are being encouraged to formalise themselves and take advantage of global business opportunities facilitated by JAMPRO, the...

ENTERTAINMENT

The Mighty Diamonds are forever

The Jamaica Observer c ontinues its ‘Reggae 50’ feature on people, organisations, and events that have made an impact on reggae over the...

ENTERTAINMENT

Silk Legend aims for lasting career

Silk Legend is hoping for a lasting music career and believes the old policy of ‘hard work pays off’ will help him achieve...

ENTERTAINMENT

Sanchez & Friends set for March 30

ST Andrew Technical High School (STATHS) Alumni Association is hoping that the second staging of Sanchez & Friends slated for the Chinese Benevolent...

ENTERTAINMENT

Yardie making the rounds

Yardie , which marks actor Idris Elba’s directorial debut, is in its second week at local cinemas. The film, which opened last Wednesday,...

AI

Warner Music Group signs deal for records made by an algorithm

That headline’s not supposed to be a cheap shot at the notion of homogenization of pop music in 2019. And if you subscribe...

Danny Bennett

Dickon Stainer takes over Verve Label Group in reshuffle as Danny Bennett exits UMG

Universal Music Group has unveiled plans to consolidate all of its classical and jazz repertoire under New-York based Verve Label Group – which will...

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Professor Kwame Dawes honoured with Windham-Campbell Prize

Professor Kwame Dawes is one of two Jamaicans among the eight recipients of this year’s prestigious Windham-Campbell Prizes. The literary award recognises writers...

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For the Reckord | EMCVPA School of Music’s Parallel Paradox

There seems to have been a communication failure among the three performing arts schools at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and...

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IRAWMA returns to Jamaica for Reggae 50

For its 37th anniversary, the International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) returns to Jamaica for the fourth time. Heralded as a global...

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Reggae’s impact undeniable! – Stadium to be upgraded after Buju concert

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange has said that Buju Banton’s Long Walk to Freedom concert, held on Saturday,...

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5 Questions with Yanah

Singer-songwriter Yanah has been honing her craft since the release of her debut single So Shy in 2017. Born Hanay Lawrence, she is...

BPI

A stark warning for record labels: UK industry revenues FELL after inflation in 2018

Uh oh. After a run of positive news for the recorded music industry of late comes a reminder today (March 21) that this...

Big Hit Entertainment

BTS label Big Hit Entertainment banks $44.5m net profit in 2018 – report

The company behind K-Pop superstars BTS, Big Hit Entertainment, made a net profit of ₩50.2 billion ($44.5 million) in 2018. That’s according to KPOP...

Apple Music

Zane Lowe on why Apple Music is ‘in the storytelling business’ – and why Billie Eilish is ‘magic’

Zane Lowe believes in Billie Eilish. The influential Apple Music exec first became aware of the 17-year-old pop prodigy a few months after...

ENTERTAINMENT

A ‘Boom’ return

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 When DJ Buju Banton walked onto the stage for his long-awaited and anticipated ‘Long Walk To Freedom Concert’ on...

ENTERTAINMENT

IRAWMA comes home for good

Jamaica is the new home of the International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA), according to event conceptualiser Ephraim Martin. He made this...

ENTERTAINMENT

York Castle ahead in band contest

YORK Castle High School came out on top in the first of two preliminary rounds of season six of Jamaica Best School Band...

ENTERTAINMENT

Don Mafia hits out against evil

Don Mafia is urging Jamaica’s youth to stand against wrongdoings in his latest single Pure Evil . The song will officially be released...

AWAL

In2une Music promotes Elana Riggle to Vice President, Promotion

Elana Riggle has been promoted to the position of Vice President, Promotion, in2une Music The radio promotion and music marketing firm was acquired by...

News

Songtradr completes $12m Series B funding round

Santa Monica-based music licensing platform Songtradr has completed a Series B funding round of $12m million. This latest funding round brings Songtradr’s total...

Hipgnosis Songs Fund

Merck Mercuriadis buys 3 new song catalogs, including No.1 hits by Usher, Beyoncé and Mariah Carey

Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited, the publicly-traded UK company set up by veteran music executive Merck Mercuriadis has acquired three new song catalogs. Included...

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An emotional connection to our history

Between 1738 and 1740, the Jamaican Maroons battled the British for their freedom. Centuries later, Dr Andrew Marshall, at the request of Steven...

News

T-Series briefly claims No.1 YouTube channel position from PewDiePie

Swedish gaming vlogger PewDiePie was briefly relegated to the No.2 most-subscribed YouTube channel spot behind India’s T-Series today (March 20). As reported by Variety, today...

Catherine Hall

Catherine Hall erupts

Michael Nattoo – Staff Reporter On Monday morning, the middle-class community of Catherine Hall in St. James was a mixture of clouds of...

HoriPro Entertainment Group

Nashville’s HoriPro Entertainment Group acquired by Mojo Music

Mojo Music & Media Group has acquired Nashville-based HoriPro Entertainment Group for an undisclosed sum. Mojo Music was founded by Spirit Music Group...

ENTERTAINMENT

‘Let’s do this in JA’

After performing at an all-star show celebrating reggae’s 50th anniversary in London, singer Freddie McGregor says a similar event should be held in...

ENTERTAINMENT

In our America tops Billboard

In Our America , the first solo album from American singer Aaron Nigel Smith, debuts at number one on this week’s Billboard Reggae...

ENTERTAINMENT

Schen bats for women

US-based singer Schen is giving a nod to independent women in her upcoming release Get Vex Money on the Abscott Entertainment label on...

ENTERTAINMENT

Brinsley Forde finally sees Babylon

AFTER a 40-year wait, Brinsley Forde recently attended the premiere of the film, Babylon, in which he plays the lead role. The event...

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