45 episodes

The podcast series featuring news, interviews and analysis of all the music from the islands.

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The podcast series featuring news, interviews and analysis of all the music from the islands.

    Investing In Caribbean-based Music Festivals

    Investing In Caribbean-based Music Festivals

    Laura and Nigel host a panel at the MusicTT RVRB X Conference in Trinidad on Festivals as the new investment opportunities for the regional music industry, with Dr. Jo-Anne Tull from Barbados and Sobers Esprit from Dominica. They speak on the development and business opportunities for growth and data capture of the live music festival industry, with a goal of finding a workable template for effective private and public sector investment.

    • 41 min
    Globalisation and Commercialisation of Caribbean Music

    Globalisation and Commercialisation of Caribbean Music

    Laura and Nigel welcome UK-born Barbadian emeritus professor of Recording Industry, author and consultant Mike Alleyne to the podcast as he discusses the efforts and "adjustments" made by the global the recording industry to successfully market indigenous Caribbean music and artistes; Bob Marley, Rihanna, and more.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Valuing Caribbean Music: The Jamaica Example

    Valuing Caribbean Music: The Jamaica Example

    Laura and Nigel have a conversation with Donovan Watkis of World Music Views about how his push to chart and certify Jamaican music's global sales and streams is converting cultural capital into financial capital. His strong entrepreneurial spirit comes through as he pursues the task of putting dancehall and reggae music on a level playing field within the global music streaming ecosystem, to accurately identify its value.

    • 58 min
    Memoir, Management, Machel Montano

    Memoir, Management, Machel Montano

    Laura and Nigel have a conversation with Elizabeth Lady Montano, mother of Caribbean music superstar, Machel Montano, and author of his new coffee-table memoir/biography King of Soca. Published to coincide with the 40th anniversary of his professional career, Lady speaks her truth about Machel, she being the ultimate insider, the former manager, and the archiver of more than forty years of memories.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    The Post-Pandemic Future of Caribbean Festivals and Music

    The Post-Pandemic Future of Caribbean Festivals and Music

    Laura and Nigel have a conversation where they ponder the future of the Caribbean music industry after the disruption of the two-year COVID-19 pandemic. The evolution of music festivals and Carnivals, the new economy of music for new and legacy artists, the coming-of-age new audiences in and outside the islands.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Breaking Caribbean Music in America: What Needs to be Done?

    Breaking Caribbean Music in America: What Needs to be Done?

    Laura and Nigel speak with Caribbean-American music executive Nolan Baynes on the ins and outs of the modern US music industry, as he lays out what needs to be done by Caribbean artists and music business to get a significant space in that market. They analyse a few case studies of Caribbean music entrepreneurship and creativity.

    • 1 hr 16 min

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