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Kingston this weekend

Posted by Sista Irie 
Kingston this weekend
February 19, 2008 01:12PM
Here is a little background on the Reggae Academy. I am a member and looking forward to this weekend's awards. The daytime conferences look very interesting as well.

The REGGAE ACADEMY has been established through the initiative of the Recording Industry Association of Jamaica (RIAJam) with a view to creating necessary infrastructure for the planning and presentation of the Reggae Academy Awards, an annual recording industry award catering to the Jamaican and international Reggae music communities.

The REGGAE ACADEMY is conceived in recognition of the need to create an award event to recognize and celebrate excellence in the work of creative and technical persons in the local and international Reggae music communities such as producers, songwriters, vocalists, engineers and music video directors. Annual membership to the Academy is secured by way of application and the payment of dues and is open to Jamaican as well as foreign nationals.

Sessions are scheduled for all day Friday the 22nd and half day Saturday the 23rd. The half day is designed to facilitate participation in the
Africa Unite Smile Jamaica Bob Marley concert at James Bond Beach.

Day 1
Opening message from Hon. Olivia “Babsy” Grange, Minister of Information, Culture, Youth and Sports

o Jamaican music - catalyst for cultural industries development (Friday Feb. 22nd 9.30 AM)

Moderator Leachim Semaj
Lead Presenter Olivia Grange Jamaica, Min. of Information, Culture, Youth and Sports
Presenter Andrea Davis, Jamaica – Jamaica Arts Holdings Limited
Presenter Sydney Bartley, Jamaica – Director of Culture
Presenter Josanne Leonard, Trinidad – Miribai Communication

o Investing in Reggae/Jamaican music – a case for private and public funding (Friday Feb 22nd 11.00)

Moderator Errol Gregory
Lead Presenter Clyde McKenzie, Jamaica or JTI/JAMPRO Rep
Presenter Dave Betteridge, UK – Synergy Artistes
Presenter Gary Pusey, Jamaica – Partners Financial and Investment
Presenter Levent Karahan, Jamaica/Germany - ReggaeInc.com/president music cluster group

o Back to basics – product development challenges (lyrics, work ethics, quality standards and contractual relationships (Friday Feb. 22nd 2.00 PM)

Moderator David “Squeeze” Annakie, Ja/USA – Link Up Media
Lead Presenter Kennedy Mensah, JA/UK – Westbury Music Publishing
Presenter Wayne Jobson, JA/USA - Attorney at Law, Producer, Radio DJ
Presenter Robert Livingston, Jamaica - Big Yard Music Group
Presenter Jeremy Harding, Jamaica – 2 Hard Productions
Presenter Ivan Berry, Canada – IB Entertainment

Day 2

o Role and importance of collective rights management societies and trade associations (Saturday 23rd Feb. 9.00 AM)

Moderator Dianne Daley, Jamaica – Foga Daley, Attorneys at Law
Lead Presenter Evon Mullings, Jamaica – Jamaica Music Society/JAMMS
Presenter Erica Smith, Barbados – COSCAP
Presenter Raul Vasquez, USA - IFPI, Latin America and Caribbean

o Reggae music business in the digital, Internet and mobile communication world (Saturday 23rd Feb. 10.30 AM)

Moderator Chuk Cameron, Jamaica – Digital Dubz
Lead Presenter Pierce Stacey, USA - Attorney at Law, IODA - Digital Distribution
Presenter Paul King, UK – thebizmo.com
Presenter Chris Edmonds, Jamaica – Rebel Mix

For each panel the Lead Presenter shall deliver a written presentation which shall be approximately 15 minutes long. Other speakers will present for 5 to 10 minutes. The audience in attendance will be invited to participate in the question and answer segment of the panel.

Photo: Copeland Forbes, Mutabaruka and Carole Guntley

"love shines brighter than the morning sun"
Re: Kingston this weekend
February 19, 2008 03:04PM
are you going to kingston this weekend? man i wish i was for the Twelve Tribes 40th Anniversary Celebration. a

"Love The Life You Live & Live The Life You Love" Papa Briggy
Re: Kingston this weekend
February 19, 2008 06:25PM
is there a large version of this flyer we can view?!
Re: Kingston this weekend
February 19, 2008 06:28PM
Morgan Heritage, Tarrus Riley, Luci, Chinna Smith, Ken Boothe, and Mr. Lincoln Minott all on one bill? and only $700 J at the gate?

shows like this are one of the biggest reasons I miss JA, next to the weather and the food

Dr. Suess (aka Ras James)
Irie Sounds International
Re: Kingston this weekend
February 19, 2008 08:11PM
sorry thats the only size i found online
Re: Kingston this weekend
February 19, 2008 08:21PM
Is that Billy Mystic? pon the flyer?

Man was jus rockin to some MR yesterday.
Re: Kingston this weekend
February 19, 2008 08:28PM
his song a chapter a day is a big twelve tribes song
Re: Kingston this weekend
February 19, 2008 11:30PM
I'll be attending this with any luck, what a thing what a thing!
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