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Jamrock Welcomes Solid Agency – Sharon Burke Named Head Of Int’l Marketing For Leading Caribbean Publication

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Kingston, JA/New York, NY – March 22, 2007 – Solid Agency, the leading promoter of Caribbean music and entertainment has joined forces with LinkUp Media-owned JAMROCK Magazine, the leading lifestyle publication for Caribbean-Americans, becoming the magazine’s official international advertising and sales agency with Sharon Burke, Solid Agency founder and CEO, recently named the International Director of Advertising and Sales.

Under the banner ONE Music, ONE Culture, ONE Love, JAMROCK has become the predominant publication for Caribbean-Americans, blending the music, culture, trends, and lifestyle of all Caribbean nations into one comprehensive full-color glossy magazine. Attracting high profile Caribbean celebrities such as Sean Paul, Rihanna, Ziggy Marley, and Shaggy-who is currently on the cover of the March/April issue, JAMROCK is natural fit for Solid Agency, a cornerstone in Caribbean entertainment outfits.

“JAMROCK Magazine speaks to the Caribbean-the music, the culture, the people,” states Sharon Burke. “Because Solid Agency has earned a big name and reputation in Caribbean entertainment and culture in the Caribbean, it is a natural fit for us to work together. JAMROCK will take Caribbean culture worldwide and I personally have to be a part of it.”
“Sharon Burke is an entertainment institution,” states LinkUp Media Chairman and CEO David “Squeeze” Annakie. “It is only natural that Solid Agency, the best promoter of Caribbean entertainment make the link with JAMROCK Magazine, the best lifestyle magazine for Caribbean people.”

Founded in 1992 by Burke and Jerome Hamilton, Solid Agency was born of the vision of bringing a sense of professionalism to the then disconnected Reggae industry. Today Solid is a leader in the Caribbean entertainment industry, promoting and producing events around the world, in addition to representing the biggest names in Caribbean music, including Bounty Killer, Wyclef Jean, and Shaggy among many more.
For more information about JAMROCK Magazine call 1-877-526-6242 or visit www.jamrockmagazine.com. For more information about Solid Agency call 1-876-755-4042 or visit www.solidagency.com.

JAMROCK Magazine is a New York-based publication distributed bimonthly across the U.S. and the Caribbean. In keeping with our vision “ONE MUSIC ONE CULTURE ONE LOVE,” our goal is to bring readers the music, culture and lifestyle of ALL Caribbean countries in ONE magazine.

JAMROCK Magazine is a subsidiary of LinkUp Media, a New York-based media company that services the Caribbean Diaspora. JAMROCK is owned and operated by President/CEO David Annakie. For more information, visit jamrockmagazine.com

Founded in 1996 by President-CEO David “Squeeze” Annakie, Link Up Media, Inc. is multimedia firm providing content and culture for the Tri-state’s 2 million+ Caribbean-American consumers. Link Up Media is presently the largest Caribbean-owned media company, comprised of Link Up Radio 93.5FM WVIP, Winners Circle Radio (with veteran Conroy Allison formerly of WLIB NY) the Caribbean Link weekly newspaper, JAMROCK Magazine, PLUSH TV, JAMROCK Reggae Fest and the Vintage Reggae Fest. The organization recently formed a major alliance with Philip Benn, the president of the Streets of New York, the strongest distribution and promotional company in the New York area. For more information, log onto www.linkupmedia.com.

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