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The Jamaica Music Conference (JMC) is a four-day event where attendees experience multiple facets of Jamaica’s dynamic music industry. The JMC features a variety of intensive and relevant panel discussions, topic-focused breakout sessions, artist showcase, and networking opportunities with Industry insiders and veterans. 

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OFFICIAL PRESS LAUNCH - RAIN OR SHINE
2017 JAMAICA MUSIC CONFERENCE

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2017
PRESS LAUNCH: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
WELCOME RECEPTION: 9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
@Nanook, 20 Burlington Avenue, Kingston

MEDIA ACCREDITATION PACKETS FOR PICK-UP AT REGISTRATION - CLICK HERE TO RSVP (REQUIRED)

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PRESS RELEASE
Date: November 1st, 2017
** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE **

Jamaica Music Conference 2017 - Big Year 5 for Music Business Conference

JAMAICA MUSIC CONFERENCE IS PREPARING FOR ITS BIGGEST STAGING TO DATE WITH PROTOJE, COPELAND FORBES, NADINE SUTHERLAND, NIKKI Z, BRENDON SHARPE AND NUMEROUS LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL MUSIC INDUSTRY AFICIONADOS PREPARING TO NETWORK AND STRATEGISE AROUND THE THEME OF “RECLAIMING OUR IDENTITY”.

KINGSTON JAMAICA, November 1st, 2017 ‒—. On November 9-12, 2017 a global assortment of music industry professionals will converge at multiple venues across Kingston Jamaica for the 5th annual Jamaica Music Conference (JMC). This 5th staging has been themed, “Reclaiming Our Identity: The rising impact of Jamaica’s music, content and culture”. This landmark 5th staging sees more than 40 music industry groupings lending their official endorsement of the annual event. It importantly marks the first year for NY-based Irie Jam, Caribbean Airlines and the Florida-based Irie Foundation’s participation as major partners.

In recent years there has been increased national effort to truly tap into the social and economic potential of the Jamaican music industry. Past stagings of the Jamaica Music Conference have identified key areas of focus for foundational industry development, and the need for greater collaboration between local and diaspora-based music industry professionals as priorities. This year’s schedule of panels and showcase events addresses both concerns in topic selection and an impressive list of featured presenters. The Jamaica Music Conference is preparing for its biggest staging to date with Protoje, Copeland Forbes, Nadine Sutherland, Nikki Z and Brendon Sharpe are among the list of over 30 music industry aficionados who have signed on to share insights, strategise, and network over the course of the 4 day event.

The Jamaica Music Conference is a platform for independent music professionals, to discuss the challenges and opportunities in the Jamaican music industry, and propose solutions to these issues. Registration is now open for the annual event via the Jamaica Music Conference website (www.jamaicamusicconference.com.) and tickets can be purchased at Bookophilia and Fontana Pharmacy. The fifth staging will feature 7 venues and 10 separate sessions including: the JMC - JaRIA Symposium at JAMPRO headquarters; a Sound System Summit at Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts; panel discussions at U-Tech TIC Innovation Centre; the Jamaica Music Conference Showcase at Jamnesia; a Beach Day with panels at Boardwalk Beach; and closes at Skyline’s Kingston Dub Club, ensuring that international attendees get a real feel for Kingston Music City.

For more information visit: www.jamaicamusicconference.com 

For interviews contact: Joan Webley (876) 285 3659 or Kwasi Bonsu (202) 997 5289

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PRESS RELEASE
Date: October 17th, 2017
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Jamaica Music Conference 2017 - Service Day
IRIE Foundation, Alpha Boys & a Spotlight on St. Catherine

JAMAICA MUSIC CONFERENCE ANNOUNCES SERVICE DAY PARTNERSHIP WITH FLORIDA-BASED IRIE FOUNDATION. MORNING LAUNCH OF ALPHA BOYS SCHOOL - DJ ACADEMY PROJECT, TO BE FOLLOWED BY AFTERNOON CONNECTIONS AT THE ST. JAGO HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM WITH MUSIC STUDENTS FROM 4 ST. CATHERINE BASED HIGH SCHOOLS.

KINGSTON JAMAICA, October 17, 2017 ‒—. On November 9-12,2017 a global assortment of music industry professionals will converge at multiple venues across Kingston Jamaica for the 5th annual Jamaica Music Conference (JMC). This 5th staging has been themed, “Reclaiming Our Identity: The rising impact of Jamaica’s music, content and culture”. As is customary the Jamaica Music Conference begins with an invitation-only Service Day event. It is part of an ongoing effort to forge meaningful connections between diaspora/international music industry and the institutions which nurture the development of future talents.

The Jamaica Music Conference Service Day continues its long-standing association with the Jamaica Best School Band’s competition and its Founder, Rayven Amani. Content for the upcoming season of JBSB will be filmed on the Service Day. However, we are excited to announce a new partnership with Florida-based Irie Foundation. This collaboration will see an expansion of the Service Day reach that will now include 5 schools, across two locations. Activities will include a breakfast discussion on the DJ Academy proposed for Alpha Boys School before we shine an afternoon “Spotlight on St. Catherine”.

In recent months St. Catherine based high schools have been in the media for all the wrong reasons. The Jamaica Music Conference Service Day “Spotlight on St. Catherine” will highlight and reward the positive pursuits of music students from Bog Walk High School, Pembroke Hall High School, St. Catherine High School and the host St. Jago High School. Brendon “Daddy Barnz” Sharpe (manager of Chronixx and St. Jago High School alum), Louis Grant (Irie Jam Director and St. Jago High alum) and DJ Irie of the Irie Foundation will be amongst invited guests who will be speaking with students at the event in an attempt to encourage them to continue to play a part in the music industry, and in reclaiming our identity.

The Jamaica Music Conference is a platform for independent music professionals, to discuss the challenges and opportunities in the Jamaican music industry, and propose solutions to these issues. Registration is now open for the annual event via the Jamaica Music Conference website (www.jamaicamusicconference.com.) and tickets can be purchased at Bookophilia and Fontana Pharmacy. The fifth staging will feature 7 venues and 10 separate sessions including: the JMC - JaRIA Symposium at JAMPRO headquarters; a Sound System Summit at Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts; panel discussions at U-Tech TIC Innovation Centre; the Jamaica Music Conference Showcase at Jamnesia; and closes at Skyline’s Kingston Dub Club, ensuring that international attendees get a real feel for Kingston Music City.

For more information visit: www.jamaicamusicconference.com 

For interviews contact: Joan Webley (876) 285 3659 or Kwasi Bonsu (202) 997 5289

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