At Artekal Music our motto is “Real. Reggae. Music”, and we are excited to work with Young Veterans to bring reggae fans real reggae music.
Music marketing, release scheduling, anticipation building must become part of the craft along with the art. Fanbase building, ensuring music discoverability, doing out reach and achieving visibility.
Waiting for managers, producers, investors or record labels to keep you busy is not just frustrating it is a career death sentence.
As reggae artists who were ignorant to the business of music become more educated on the ins and outs of copyright law, music rights, performance rights and as their managers and agents become more savvy, we will finally see artists receive financial compensation for the use of their work.
Bob Marley for example did not exist by himself in the Reggae music sphere. He had progenitors and contemporaries who recorded an enormous amount of quality music.
Android users can get the free app from the Google Play store here, http://artek.al/android/. iPhones users can get the app from the Apple app store here, http://artek.al/ios. Links to the apps are also available through our main website, https://www.artekal.com.
We are working on a few other online interactives that we will be releasing in the coming weeks and months. As those come online, we will be announcing them here on our blog.
Good music communicates, inspires, and lives on no matter when it was released.
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.