JARIA- Jamaica Reggae Industry Association Limited. This company was formed on February 3, 2009.
It's the vehicle, through which the Jamaican music industry professionals can continuously collaborate with each other, also lobby the Jamaican government, the loyal opposition and international organization and speak as one united independent collective of interests.
To unite and further the common interests of all individuals, institutions, organizations and firms directly and indirectly involved in music and the music industry in Jamaica.
Other features are
To promote and provide opportunities for the continued development of Members by facilitating access to networking, education, training and capacity building.
To facilitate access to information about all possible financial support and opportunities available within the public and private sectors locally and overseas for Members.
To provide a forum for Members to discuss industry concerns and opportunities and, where relevant, to lobby The Jamaican government and its agencies to protect and preserve the industry and its members.
To canvas and lobby international organizations, agencies and foreign governments in collaborative efforts.
To reposition Jamaica as the center of the global Reggae movement and culture.
To commence the complex process of repatriating our musical birthright and patrimony.
To play a lead role in the annual planning and organizing of reggae month, including its program and activities.
To be an exemplary global music community for broadly increasing the economic, social and cultural wealth of Jamaica and its members in particular.
On Tuesday, December 20, 2011, Jamaica Recording Industry Association and Association Reggae Sun Ska (ARSS) signed an extensive Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Bob Marley Museum, 56 Hope Road, St Andrew.
Under the agreement, Sun Ska becomes an overseas affiliate member of JaRIA and is mandated to "actively promote JaRIA and encourage like European entities to become members of JaRIA" and "only engage Jamaican acts who are members of JaRIA in good standing".
For its part, It is committed "for the avoidance of doubt" to "provide accurate information with respect to members' authorized representatives" and "provide objective assessment, analyses and/or verification of the credentials and associates of industry professionals".
There is an agreement to
collaborate on technical improvements and training, ARSS endeavoring to
"provide training and international certification to Jamaican technical
staff who are members of JaRIA", while "They will facilitate a programme
of education, training and/or apprenticeship in Jamaican music for
French music-industry professionals and students as identified by ARSS".