KINGSTON JAMAICA, November 6th, 2017 ‒—. On November 9-12, 2017 a global assortment of music industry professionals will converge at multiple venues across Kingston Jamaica for the 5th annual Jamaica Music Conference (JMC). This 5th staging has been themed, “Reclaiming Our Identity: The rising impact of Jamaica’s music, content and culture”. This landmark 5th staging sees more than 40 music industry groupings lending their official endorsement of the annual event. It importantly marks the first year for NY-based Irie Jam, Caribbean Airlines and the Florida-based Irie Foundation’s participation as major partners.
In recent years there has been increased national effort to truly tap into the social and economic potential of the Jamaican music industry. Past stagings of the Jamaica Music Conference have identified key areas of focus for foundational industry development, and the need for greater collaboration between local and diaspora-based music industry professionals as priorities. This year’s schedule of panels and showcase events addresses both concerns in topic selection and an impressive list of featured presenters. The Jamaica Music Conference is preparing for its biggest staging to date with Protoje, Copeland Forbes, Nadine Sutherland, Nikki Z and Brendon Sharpe are among the list of over 30 music industry aficionados who have signed on to share insights, strategise, and network over the course of the 4 day event.
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. Registration is now open for the annual event via the Jamaica Music Conference website (www.jamaicamusicconference.