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The Inaugural State of the Music Symphosium, March 1st & 2nd, 2014, Kingston

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What: University of theWest Indies, Mona presents The Inaugural State of the Music Symphosium in association with JaRIA & JAMPRO “Putting Music First”

When: March 1st & 2nd, 2014, 12 – 6PM

Where: The JAMPRO Business Auditorium

More Info: As Reggae month comes to a close, the University of the West Indies is teaming up with Jamaica Promotions (JAMPRO) and the Jamaica Recording Industry Association (JARIA) to view in depth the ‘State of Music’.
The Symposium is being hosted over two days and will look at significant areas which can be improved, enhanced, and developed while showing the gaps to be filled in order to refocus the music industry into a clearer business model.

“The involvement of the University of the West Indies’ is to boost the research and development aspects of the business of music to ensure that the facts and figures are communicated to the major stakeholders of the industry on a regular basis and to enhance the profile and hence build on the capacity,” according to the conference  Dr. Sonjah Stanley Niaah.
Among the topics to be discussed are:

  • State of Music Education – Seretse Small and Ibo Cooper have confirmed to spea
  • Music Production – How Relevant are Professional Recording Facilities with the rise of home-studio technology – Mikie Bennett has confirmed to speak
  • Changing Business Models will be addressed by a wide range of practitioners among them are Roy ‘Gramps’ Morgan, Dr. Dennis Howard, Kelissa and Dr Ray Hitchins

The two-day event starts at 12 noon each day and will be held at the JAMPRO Business Auditorium. There is a nominal fee of J$500 for entry to cover basic costs for the event.
The Public is invited to attend.

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