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I think most would find it hard to argue that the overwhelming majority of names on the list belong there.
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.
Bob Marley's music was chart topping all over the world when he and Stevie met and their mutual respect was apparent when they shared the stage performing Bob's "I Shot The Sheriff" and Stevie's "Superstition".
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.
Music listeners all over the world love reggae. But, the success of a genre is measured more by the staying power of premiere artists and their constant chart positioning, which show the public’s willingness to spend on it, than by the public’s acceptance of it’s entertainment value.
Most agree that Hip Hop began in New York in the late 70’s. Anyone serious about tracing the roots of Hip Hop will find themselves researching Sir Coxsone, Duke Reid, Daddy U-Roy and Yellowman to name a few.
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.
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.