PRESS RELEASE – Growing the multi- million dollar Caribbean Music Industry will be a major focus of the 3rd CARIFORUM-EU Business Forum which will be held April 15-16 at the Hilton Rose Hall, Montego Bay Jamaica.
Billy Grant, founder of 2Point9 Records, who will be speaking at the 3rd CARIFORUM-EU Business Forum, has stated of the Caribbean music industry:
“The Caribbean has had some successes but remains wholly untapped. As a united force, the Caribbean could actually be quite powerful. Opportunities therefore exist for forward-thinking companies and artists to forge link with Caribbean artists, producers and labels, to create new exciting up-and-coming music.”
Caribbean music has carved out its unique niche with its rich history, distinctive sounds and magnetic world appeal for an ever expanding range of music genres which is estimated to surpass over 100.
They range from the Jamaican mento, ska, reggae and dancehall, to the Trinidadian calypso and soca (soul calypso). They also include kaiso, zouk, meringue, salsa, and bachata.