A number of key music business insiders will discuss issues affecting the Jamaican industry, and present solutions.
Ibo Cooper, head of music at Edna Manley College, Karen Mason, who has worked with major records labels including Elektra, lawyer Kendall Minter and artiste manager Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, are among the panelists/presenters.
Kwasi Bonsu, CEO of the Jamaica Music Conference, said a diverse list of events is meant to address the challenges Jamaican musicians, producers and administrators face.
“The objective of the conference is to provide education, networking and business opportunities for Jamaica’s independent music professionals. The conference accomplishes these goals through a service day as well as a series of events, panels and workshops all designed to deliver service, education, entertainment,” Bonsu explained. “The organisers are very concerned with the state of the reggae industry.”
Bonsu noted that the achievements of Jamaican music and artistes will also be recognised.
The conference is being held at three locations: University of the West Indies’ Mona campus, Nanook and the Haile Selassie High School.