Lloyd Stanbury

Reggae Roadblocks

Written by Lloyd Stanbury

 

Reggae Roadblocks discusses key issues that have affected the development of the business of Jamaican Reggae at both the national and international levels. The issues raised reflect the perspective of the author, Lloyd Stanbury, from his vantage point as a Jamaican music business professional with substantial international industry experience. The cultural and political environment that gave birth to, and affect the development of Reggae music is examined, as well as the attitudes of local music practitioners to international music business structures, norms and trends. Particular emphasis is placed on the impact of Rastafari on the development and global marketing of Reggae music.

 

Reggae Roadblocks is targeted at persons directly and indirectly involved in the business of Reggae at the creative and representational levels, as well as the ordinary Reggae music fan. It also provides very interesting and informative reading for students, academics, and policy makers with interests in music industry development from a developing country perspective, in an era of increased globalization and digitization.

 

 

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