Reggae Artist outpricing themselves
By Sherry Southe
As the global economy heads into a tailspin, it is expected that it will have a profound effect on many sectors in Jamaica. I believe that one of the sectors that will be greatly impacted is the music industry.
In difficult times music can be a life savior and as the exacerbated events continue in this economic environment, one comes to the realization that things like stage shows will have to remain competitive, yet affordable, if they want patrons to attend.
People in general will start prioritizing and balancing their needs...
Air Jamaica has unveiled its 2009 Business Plan, which is designed to respond to the current global economic downturn, quickly stem the substantial cash losses at the company, and position the airline on a path to financial stability going forward.
The goal of the 2009 Business Plan is to eliminate cash losses by:
-Exiting loss-making markets and revising schedules in others
-Improving aircraft utilization by more than 25%, and
-Executing an efficiency plan that will improve productivity and bring Air
-Jamaica’s unit costs in line...
Vybz Kartel and Spice's 'Rampin Shop' has been ordered to be destroyed and pulled from all radio, television stations and the Internet by EMI Music Publishing.
This is what the email sent to Kartel states: "'Ramping Shop' by Vybz Kartel and Spice infringes the copyright in 'Miss Independent' (Smith/Hermansen/Eriksen). Clearance of this use of 'Miss Independent' has not been sought or obtained and I am informed that clearance will not be forthcoming. Accordingly 'Ramping Shop' cannot be released or exploited in any way. Please confirm your...
Jimmy Riley is one of Jamaica’s hard-hitting reggae icons whose artistic excellence lives on in his son Tarrus. However the reggae star has a bit of a lesson to learn about keeping the heavyweight act for the studio and stage, rather than following up belligerence with physical violence.
Last week Riley appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court and faced the serious charge of hitting his wife. Sandra Bramwell-Riley was also present in the court, where she backed up her police report, given on January 4 at the Stony Hill...
The school kids in Kingston are showing there allegiance to both the Gully the Gaza Empire... recent reports have indicated that they tagged themselves with labels such as "Gaza Muma" .."First Ladies of Gaza" ..'Mavado' and Kartel .. the kids said that its a way to protect themselves from bullies.... police have already intervened and warned the students ..to be careful or else..
But dem pickney very much into these things than then books... I hear some likkle tiny tots can sing the whole raw version of 'Rampin Shop'... .. I think we...
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According to this clip... the Portmore Empire violate Jamaicalive... the host Summer.. is cross angry and miserable.. to the point where she will destroy her radio if she hear any Portmore...
Ri Acclaimed reggae star Richie Spice returns to the airwaves with his latest single, "Street Life." Produced on the Chemistry Riddim, which currently sits at number one on the reggae charts with D'Angel's "Stronger," Spice paints a poignant tale of knowing what life is like growing up in poverty, and dealing with the harsh realities of street life.
The year haven't started well for some artiste at all.. especially Bounty Killa. Once again the War Lord is in trouble with the law. It has been reported that the DJ is to appear in court in early February to answer to charges of dangerous driving among other traffic offences. One of the charges slapped on the Five Star General is the breaking of seven red traffic lights ..in one early morning session with his entourage after returning from an event in Kingston.
At the time of the incident the Bounty...
early March 2009, one of the most talked about dancehall artists Mavado will unveil the second chapter of his stirring street narrative,
Mr Brooks…A Better Tomorrow, on VP Records.
Mavado is making dancehall a big screen production. The talented singjay from Kingston, Jamaica’s toughest ghetto Cassava Piece, has crafted his strongest album yet — a bittersweet struggle over the dichotomies in his world — past vs. present, hope vs. despair, and freedom from strife.