First Note: More airplay for Reggae, BBC hails Busy Signal, Warlord freed

More airplay demanded for Reggae music (The Jamaica Star) Music industry players are begging members of the media, in particularly radio, to share air time evenly between reggae, dancehall and foreign music. They claim reggae is not getting sufficient air…

First Note: Snoop Lion’s next single, Marley at NYU and Interview with Toots Hibbert

‘Here Comes The King’: Snoop Lion Drops Another Major Lazer-Produced Reggae Single (The Huffington Post) Rapper turned reggae star Snoop Dogg Lion has a new single he’d like you to hear: “Here Comes the King” off “Reincarnation,” is a dubby reggae track…

First Note: 09.27.2012

Jamaica: The loudest island on the planet? (BBC News) Everywhere you go in Jamaica, you hear music – loud music. Although authorities recently enforced an island-wide musical curfew, there is a growing campaign to relax the restrictions. Why has the Caribbean…

First Note: 09.24.2012

Positive Signal: Judge impressed by Busy’s transformation (The Jamaica Observer) IT’S not customary for an accused to rejoice when given a prison sentence, but deejay Busy Signal broke that trend last Friday. A judge in the United States ruled that the…