Music Matters: The Caribbean Edition

Music Matters: The Caribbean Edition

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The business of music in the Caribbean.
10: Public Money, Commercial Music - A Caribbean Case Study
Nov 8 • 39 min
Laura and Nigel have a candid conversation with Melissa Jiménez, General Manager of the Trinidad & Tobago Music Company Ltd., a State-Owned company, as a follow-up to Episode 5 in which the live music industry in the Caribbean was discussed with a…
9: The Business of Calypso in the 21st century
Oct 16 • 40 min
Laura and Nigel chat with Meagan Sylvester of the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians Organisation (TUCO) about the role and business of calypso in the 21st century. A modern perspective from an official source is given to identify a calypso renaissance both…
8: The New Breed: Soca 3.0
Sep 16 • 37 min
Laura and Nigel discuss this new generation’s efforts at breaking soca and calypso into the international marketplace. They chat with artist/songwriter Jimmy October about his “New Calypso” and producer David ‘Millbeatz’ Millien about his “Caribbean Wave”…
7: The Bajan Soca Industry
Aug 5 • 49 min
Laura and Nigel chat about the Bajan soca industry after the recent Crop Over on the island of Barbados. As a conclusion to the cycle of 2018 Caribbean Carnivals, they have a better overview of soca in the Caribbean. Includes a wide-ranging interview with…
6: A Conversation with Freetown Collective
Jul 12 • 41 min
Laura and Nigel sit down with Muhammad Muwakil and Lou Lyons of FREETOWN Collective to discuss their new album, Born In Darkness, and to chat about that album in the context of the modern music industry. As a bellwether of new full length album production…
5: The Live Music Industry in the Islands
Jun 16 • 40 min
Laura and Nigel discuss the state of the live music industry in Trinidad and Tobago in the context of the government’s plan to create a Live Music District in Port of Spain to act as a tourism magnet for visitors to the island. The experience and results…
4: Caribbean music, broadcast and IP
Apr 14 • 41 min
Laura and Nigel chat about the reality of the slightly behind-the-curve business models and thinking about broadcast media and its role in distributing music and creating economic rights for artists, composers, producers and performers in the Caribbean.
3: A Conversation with Josanne Leonard
Mar 3 • 35 min
Laura and Nigel chat with Josanne Leonard, regional music industry expert, on the music industry in Trinidad and Tobago with links to the wider Caribbean music industry and preferred strategies going forward in light of the ongoing state-dominated…
2: The Globalisation of Soca
Feb 9 • 30 min
Laura and Nigel continue the discussion on the relative global spread of this music born in Trinidad. The wider international thrust by singers, DJs and producers from America, Europe and Africa to put the music on the same public consciousness as reggae…
1: SOCA: A Caribbean Phenomenon
Jan 9 • 36 min
Laura and Nigel discuss the spread of soca music from its base in Trinidad and Tobago to encompass rhythms and musical cues from other islands in the Caribbean. Producers, singers and fans from all the islands make this music more than Trinidad Carnival…