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We can count the loss of numerous ultra talented musicians across numerous music genres in the dawning years of their lives and careers. Garnett Silk is and was one of Reggae music's brightest and potentially most impactful artists.
There are very few Reggae acts who have figured out a winning formula that leads to significant sales, chart toppers, and popularity in general. Artistry is not an issue in Reggae.
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He would have lyrically shot the sheriff of poverty and strife and encouraged one love and unity because we have only one life.
Music streaming will never kill music purchases and downloads, which is a big concern of a lot of artists and labels. They will coexist. To what degree will be decided by the marketplace.
Reggae videos on YouTube routinely rack up millions of views. If just 1% percent of the fans who watch a reggae video on YouTube for example, went out and bought that song it would have a ginormous impact.
Sean Paul's direct appearance in music videos has racked up close to 2 billion cumulative views on Youtube. The first and only Reggae artist to do so.
Artists need to take more control of their careers, be innovative and think like an entrepreneur. Form key alliances for distribution, create web only albums, join forces with other artists.
It’s the first day of 2018, and while I don’t believe in new year resolutions, I do have 7 wishes for the Reggae music genre for the new year.
Good music communicates, inspires, and lives on no matter when it was released.
There will never be a dancehall Grammy award for example, but there will always be a reggae Grammy, which Dancehall artists have always been nominated for and even won at times.
Jamaicans in general still dominate the Reggae category for the Grammy award however J Boogs and Common Kings, who are Pacific Islanders, being included in the current crop of nominees have a shot at being the first non-Jamaican to win a reggae Grammy.