Positive Dancehall and reggae music in Jamaica.
Hello my people am at it again with my thoughts all over the place about dancehall and reggae music.
Have you ever stop and think that all of the albums that are nominated or has won the Grammy for 'Best Reggae Albums', are not played on Jamaica's Radio station until they are nominated or has won the Grammy?.
Do you remember when Lee 'Scratch' Perry won the Grammy?. Most Jamaican was asking who was this man and where was he from.
It was then one of our TV station decided to do a profile on him..smh
I think positive dancehall and reggae music are not played on Jamaican radio station, although I must say Irie Fm tries.
One of my friend once told me that he approach a prominent radio disc Jock to have his artiste music played on his show and he ask him for $2,500us for him to rotate the song for two month.
As my granny told me "Money is the root of all Evil". What this is saying, no matter how good, positive and uplifting your song is, no money no air play.
In 2012, no reggae/dancehall artiste sold over 60,000 copies of their album worldwide...hmm. I say that to say this, the reggae artiste from Europe, Canada and the USA are doing better than the artists from the mecca (Jamaica).
I think Jamaica's radio stations should play more positive reggae and dancehall music.
As I said, am just thinking and wondering what is happening to our music.
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