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NewWaveJamaica Event is like the KingstonBETA for Reggae Music

I am night person and explorer. So it's natural for me to leave my home at 11 pm, 12midnight, even 1am in the morning to go check out something new or something familiar that I love. I love tech, I love live music and I love bars that cater to those proclivities of mine. So out I went to StonesthrowBar because I'd seen in Instagram that it was NewWave Night and I was curious and tired of working at my laptop. I said I was only going to spend an hour and that was more than enough to experience what I've called the Kingston BETA of Reggae Music. I had 60mins of sights and sounds at Stonesthrow Bar Jamaica. It was NewWave night which I heard is done by Reggae music star Protoje and his The IndiggCollective x KGN Collective on Mondays.  For me the experience was  like Kingston Beta for music. Emerging beat makers, producers and artists use the AuxCord segment ( like the Pitch segment we do at every Kingston Beta event) to showcase what they've made and what they are working on. They get to plug in their Smartphone, iPad or laptop and introduce the music they are about to play. They get to play one song which plays for an average 3 minutes. The audience is open and listens and gives their reaction with headnods, hands in the air or by dancing. It's a platform to discover who and what's coming next. It's also an event, a space

Digital Clout: Top 10 Jamaican Brands and Celebrities on Facebook and Twitter Today

With Brand Jamaica getting ALOT of love recently with Usain Bolt, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Marlon James achievements to name a few, plus copious about of dotcom time on Vogue.com and column inches in National Geographic - it does beg the question - who or what is behind this mega media bump. And while this is great for Brand Jamaica ahead of the start of tourist season starting December 15, we are still pretty curious. In fact I did a Facebook Status exploring this very question. " I'd love to know what's going on and who and what is behind this recent rise of JAMAICA in places such as Vogue, Nat Geo etc. I am curious...is it the JTB? Sir Usain Boltness, The work of some global super connectors like Jon Baker or can be attributed partly to the Marlon James Effect or is it being led by established traditional media brands seeking to diversify their content, seeking edge and a timely update on the Most Stunning Cultural Force to hit the world ever - Our Jamaica. And then I will ask my fellow Entrepreneurs and Creatives...how are YOU leveraging all of this attention, a scarce commodity in this Digital Age? " So we decided to look at the status of Brand Jamaica online via its Digital Ambassadors by securing the stats of which Jamaican brands have the most social currency, the largest social communities at this time. We went to SocialBakers.com to know which Jamaican Brands are leading the Digital trend on the top

Vybz Kartel not being so smart about the Internet?

After all this hullabaloo Vybz Kartel must be thanking his lucky stars that someone invented the Internet, since it is turning out to be such a great agent of promotion for him. Various blogs, Facebook and twitter are perpetually aflutter with people opining about his activities, the latest being his UWI appearance, video of which has been shared 1240 times on Facebook. 4594

Best of 2010: The Most Interesting and Innovative Music Start-ups

The end of the year is approaching rapidly, and a lot has happened in the music industry over the past twelve months! There have been many incredible albums released this year, some of which surprised the public and even became nominated for Grammy awards. You see all of these “best of/worst of” lists pop up around this time every year, but personally I’m bored of the formula. This year, I’d like to compile a list of the most unique, interesting, and innovative music technology companies, regardless of whether they managed to generate any revenues for the year. More Related Posts JamaicanMusic.com’s Founder launches online dancehall/reggae game The Age of Music Piracy Is Officially Over THE MUSICAL MIDDLE CLASS OF THE CARIBBEAN

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