Lots in Store for 7th Annual Jamaica Music Conference (JMC) During Reggae Month
By: MPR CONSULTING
Via illustrious partnerships with Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JARIA), Solid Agency, and other industry stakeholders, JMC has notably solidified its place in Jamaica's famed Reggae Month landscape and calendar and has expanded its offerings respectively, promising Reggae music industry professionals, artists and creatives an intense and enhanced, multifaceted program. Moreover, Reggae entertainment stalwart Sharon Burke's involvement as co-producer has yielded a wealth of increased industry, corporate and artist participation and partnership including the addition of giant music streaming platform Youtube to the program.
"This partnership was inevitable as Solid Agency has stood strong as a forerunner in the entertainment industry for years. We could not pass up an opportunity to partner with JMC to further contribute to the most far reaching aspect of Jamaica's culture, the music", states Solid Agency founder and CEO, Sharon Burke.
Panel discussions, workshops, plenaries, networking opportunities, entertainment showcases, artist features, exhibitions and special events are planned. "The industry-trusted workshops, panels and activities are celebrated staples of the JMC," says Kwasi Bonsu Esq., JMC Co-founder and Washington, DC based member of the diaspora. "But through an expanded mission, exciting new partnerships and increased performance showcases, the JMC will attract a wider audience of music industry professionals and entrepreneurs."
A host of superstar guests and music industry luminaries are confirmed for the exciting schedule, with a series of special announcements planned for the weeks leading up to the JMC. Even before the official news alerts, industry insiders have already started buzzing over the participation of renowned music producer and DJ Walshy Fire at the JMC Youth Summit.
New to the revitalized conference is "JMC Emerge: Artist Showcase Series," which weaves six hours of solid performances from emerging artists through-out the 4-day conference. Special events such as the JMC Youth Summit, JMC Sound System Summit, JMC Clean Clash, Irie Jam Celebrity Football Match and the JMC Jamnesia Artist Showcase are also some of the conference's planned annual attractions.
With a mention from Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment & Sport the Honorable Olivia"Babsy"