Within the music industry in the
First Born emerged during the late nineties and since then has become a formidable force with which to reckon in the genre of Reggae. They have even taken their music to
After a somewhat indifferent start, and also after serious dedication and commitment to hard work, Tameka Marshall is indeed showing us Guyanese that she truly has what it takes to be a star. She made a very serious statement last year with her song entitled Hush released on the Indiscretion Riddim produced by Shane C Brown for Jukebox Productions. Working along with Peter Morgan from Morgan Heritage and some other renowned Jamaican producers, Tameka is proving that she could indeed hold her own in the industry. When Donovan Germaine from Penthouse Records decides to work with an artiste, it sends a strong message about the quality of that artiste. Tameka is doing work for Penthouse Records presently.
Adrian Dutchin did work with Krosfyah which is arguably the biggest band coming out of
Jumo came out of EC Connection, a Guyanese band that played the local dance circuits in the late nineties. He joined the elite roster of well respected singers to lead the legendary Byron Lee and the Dragonaires Band from
As Guyanese I know that we are proud of these relatively new trail blazers in the music industry who are representing our Country in fine style.
However, there is something common about all the artistes this Country has ever produced that went on to make it big in the music business. They all had to leave these shores for other Countries to ply their trade. Why is that so? Let’s examine some of the acts being discussed in this letter. Why did First Born have to go to
At this time internationally the world is looking at tweaking copyright laws to accommodate the mp3 generation who prefer to digitally download music instead of physically visiting a music store to purchase Compact Discs (CDs). These laws are intended to ensure that artistes benefit from the iPod generation. Just recently a
It is high time
Mr. Dave Martins of the Tradewinds who himself resides on the
We boast of having recording studios that can produce good quality tracks, but what is the use of those if there are no laws that govern how the studios and artistes can benefit from all the hard work they would have put in to produce their music. We want to hear form the Kross Kolor Krew, Brutal Recordings, and Platinum Records. They all must rise up and lobby seriously for copyrights laws to be passed in Parliament.
Copyright laws in