From September 22 – 23, industry stakeholders will meet in New York to explore and examine the Caribbean Entertainment Industry. The annual Caribbean Cultural Conference (CCC), through dialogue and the sharing of ideas amongst industry stakeholders, is seeking to, “Bring to the fore, strategies that will positively affect issues related to production, management, intellectual property, distribution and marketing of the Caribbean entertainment product.”
The CCC, which is run and produced by the Caribbean American Cultural Caucus Inc., will set the pace for the two day conference with a networking session at Negril Village, which will run from 7:30pm until midnight.
Day one of the conference will take place at Marriott Marquis from 9am until 5pm, and will feature the following panel discussions: Inside the production booth, A look at music publishing, Pitch it (featuring www.Jamaicanmusic.com) and Brand Building/Endorsement/Marketing music in the digital age (presented by ASOM Productions).
Day two of the conference will return to the Marriott Marquis, again from 9am until 5pm, and will feature more panel discussions, this time on Artist management, Navigating the new music business, Financial management tips for music business practitioners, Do’s and Don’ts of touring (presented by Tower Isle) and The changing face of radio and how the artist can use radio effectively (presented by Red Stripe).
After the final panel on day two, a feature showcase will run from 6:30 to11:00pm, highlighting three talented artists and one DJ;the concert, featuring Lyrikal (Trinidad and Tobago), Mario Evon (Jamaica), Ed Robinson (Jamaica) and DJ Mastermind (Caribbean/America), will take place at Webster Hall. Some of the panellists this year will include Computer Paul, Alex Morrissey, James Caruso, Heather Cunningham, Johnathan Jones, David Weiss, Karen Mason, Oliver Milwood, Erica Smith, Copeland Forbes.
For more information on the CCC, the panellists or the artists involved, go to www.caribbeanculturalconference.com or www.caccus.org.