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Jamaica Music Conference 2017 – November 9 to 12 in Kingston, Jamaica

The Jamaica Music Conference returns to the Reggae capital, Kingston, for the 5th annual conference under the theme ‘Reclaiming Identity.’

 

With the rise of the global impact of Reggae and its’ offspring (Dancehall, EDM, Ska and Hip Hop to name a few genres), a global assortment of music industry professionals will hold sessions in multiple venues in Kingston to discuss items such as Entertainment as an Export, The Business of Reggae, and an Artist Showcase.

 

In the past five years, industry professionals in Jamaica and the Diaspora have recognized the importance and value of the Jamaica Music Conference.  Seen as a powerful platform, the conference, allows participants to catch up on the latest trends, network, and identify stars of tomorrow up close and in person.

 
Registration is now open for the annual event via the Jamaica Music Conference website and tickets can be purchased locally 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.

 

The official after party for the conference, called POW, takes place on Saturday November 11th and is produced by Niyah of MYC Entertainment.  Taking place at the legendary Grafton Studios, home of the iconic producer Mikey Bennett (2B Grafton Rd), performers that evening will be Iyara, Turbulence, Don Husky and more.  Music will be supplied by CD Fantasy, Supa Hype, Hotta Ball and more.  Admission is $1,000JA and runs from 8pm to 2:30am (performances start at 11pm).  Conference ticket holders pay $800 JA.
 
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. This year sees a focus on answering long lingering questions. How can Jamaica and its Diaspora retain the lion share of ownership within the Reggae / Dancehall space? How can the enduring international popularity of our genres embrace the global landscape to benefit Jamaica and Jamaicans at home and abroad?

 

For more information visit: www.jamaicamusicconference.com 

 
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