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Sting 2012: Artists were revealed for Sting 2012 that will take place on December 26th (United Reggae)
At the launch of Sting 2012 dubbed The Truth, there were all indications that the organizers are determined that this year’s show will remind us why its slogan has always been ‘the greatest one night show on earth’. The launch held at the Wyndham Kingston Hotel on Wednesday, November 28th gave patrons a preview of what can be expected on December 26th (Boxing Day). On this its twenty-eighth anniversary; the event is being jointly presented by Supreme Promotions and new comers Down Sound Records.
Ninja Man to launch clash talent show (The Jamaica Star)
Iconic dancehall artiste Ninja Man is gearing up to launch his own talent show in 2013 called ‘The Ninja Man Star Search’.
It’s no surprise the show will take the shape of a clash competition and will feature aspiring dancehall acts from Jamaica’s 14 parishes.
The deejay explained that his inspiration to start the talent show was born out of his interest in preserving authentic dancehall/reggae music.
“We have our legacy, and it must be passed down to the other generation. Ninja Man is one of the greatest deejays that Jamaica has ever seen and I have been through so much trials and tribulations and I survived. I just want to pass down all I learnt and my experience to the next generation so that we can have more rounded performers to entertain people,” Ninja Man said.
More bad blood – Entertainment publicists continue to be labelled unprofessional (The Jamaica Gleaner)
The proliferation of publicists in the music industry initially produced good results for artistes who were learning for the first time about the business of marketing.
In a Gleaner article a few weeks ago, at least one manager pointed to the unprofessional nature of those purporting to represent artistes.Now two others from the belly of the music industry are voicing agreement.
The claim is that ‘robot’ publicists are collecting huge sums of money while promising publicity. However, some rarely fulfil those promises.
According to Stampede Lammie, a record producer and promoter of much acclaim because of his street charts, it is unwise to trust someone who proclaims to be a publicist and has no experience or street connections.
No breakthrough (The Jamaica Observer)
More than two years after his death, police are yet to make an arrest for the murder of Voicemail member Oneil Edwards.
The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica’s (PSOJ) Crime Stop initiative has offered a reward of $100,000 “for information leading to the arrest and charge of those responsible” for killing the dancehall artiste in 2010.
Edwards was critically wounded after being shot several times as he entered his home in Duhaney Park, St Andrew, on the morning of May 10. According to police reports, his licensed firearm was found beside his body and his car ransacked, but nothing appeared to be stolen.The entertainer succumbed to his injuries 16 days later at the Kingston Public Hospital.The Jamaica Observer spoke with Prudence Gentles, manager at Crime Stop, who commented on the investigation’s latest developments.