Thu | Dec 13, 2018

Ja Music Conference runs November 15 - 18

Published:Monday | September 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Entertainers and music industry professionals are set to gather in Kingston from November 15 - 18 for the 2018 Jamaica Music Conference (JMC). The conference, now in its sixth year, is slated to offer a series of enlightening and resourceful panel discussions aimed at ensuring that industry professionals have the tools, education, networking opportunities and resources necessary to maximise their financial opportunities, as well as benefit from the digitalisation of music.

According to the organisers, there will also be discussions on other matters relating to the entertainment industry, including solidifying a stake in the global music market. Entities interested or involved in any aspect of music and culture are invited to attend. Hundreds of participants are anticipated and registration is now open at www.jamaicamusicconference.com. Open to all creatives and professionals across music genres, the JMC is hoping to set the landscape for building and sustaining a healthy Jamaican music industry.

 

Discussion platform

 

Participants at the conference will be given a platform to discuss current industry challenges with peers and music industry influencers and identify solutions under the theme "Constructive Conversations: Dialogue, Discussion and Development'.

More than 15 critical panel discussions, workshops, independent music artiste showcases, and a community service day are slated to be held at various venues, including the Edna Manley College of Visual and Performing Arts, University of the West Indies (Mona), House of Dancehall, Jamnesia, Kingston Dub Club, and Boardwalk Beach in Portmore.

Past performers and panelists in Olivia Grange, Tony Rebel, Ronnie Burke, Robert Livingston, Nikki Z, Michie Mee, Winford Williams, Michael Skolnik, Bob Andy, Junior Reid, Copeland Forbes, King Addies and Kilamanjaro sound systems, selectors Ricky Trooper and Rory, promotional team Irish and Chin, and Ibo Cooper of the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA).

The JMC was founded by Kwasi Osei Bonsu, Julian Haffner, and Kairee 'S.I.G.H.' Griffin.