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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.

    Hard Truths: A Conversation on soca with Jaiga TC

    Hard Truths: A Conversation on soca with Jaiga TC

    Laura And Nigel speak with soca entrepreneur and facilitator, Terron Callender, JAIGA TC, on the way forward for the music genre. This TV producer, radio announcer and hit soca writer and artiste, among his other qualifications, gets real on the possibilities of soca in the global music industry highlighting pluses and pitfalls.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    A new season, a new beginning for the Caribbean music industry

    A new season, a new beginning for the Caribbean music industry

    Laura and Nigel begin the fourth season of the podcast with a conversation on the outlook and some of the recent happenings within the Caribbean music industry after 20 months of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • 47 min
    Soca begins GRAMMY Best Global Performance contention

    Soca begins GRAMMY Best Global Performance contention

    Laura and Nigel speak with soca producer Kasey Phillips and former Grammy Awards genre manager Marlon Fuentes about the clear opportunities towards recognition of the genre within the Recording Academy by their facilitation of the soca producers' significant membership drive in 2021. This first step is a real world initiative that can move the needle on Caribbean music's growth in a rebranded World music category.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Licensing and global collaborations: Braveboy to the World

    Licensing and global collaborations: Braveboy to the World

    Laura and Nigel speak to Trinidad and Tobago EDM and hip hop artist and songwriter Braveboy about his many unique collaborations with global artistes from Albania to Taiwan, and almost everywhere in between. Those connections have produced music licensing deals that are more important in a world recovering from a pandemic. Lessons learned, advice shared in this wide ranging conversation about Caribbean possibilities in the music world.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    What's Chrending? A Music business Conversation with Fay-Ann Lyons Alvarez

    What's Chrending? A Music business Conversation with Fay-Ann Lyons Alvarez

    Laura and Nigel chat with soca star and music entrepreneur, Fay-Ann Lyons Alvarez on her music career, live and recorded, during the pandemic and her move into streaming music platform development with the launch of her new service, Chrending, and moves to expand Caribbean music.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Digital Innovation in the Caribbean Music Industry

    Digital Innovation in the Caribbean Music Industry

    Laura and Nigel have a conversation on the implications of the small steps in innovation happening in the digital music space of the Caribbean music industry. As the pandemic continues with the future dependent on outside forces, Caribbean music creators and business people have to move to the leading edge of the innovation curve to remain relevant. With the proliferation of digital solutions existing, we have to pivot the business models to our situation in the islands.

    • 1 hr

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