MusicTT Turns on the Spotlight
Photo Caption: Spotlight artistes from cohort 2 at their private, informal recording session with Kasey Phillips of Precision Productions.
Port of Spain, 3rd March 2020: The Trinidad and Tobago Music Company Limited (MusicTT) has once again launched Spotlight: An Artiste Portfolio Development Programme. The call is open to all artistes and instrumentalists within the local music industry who would like to take their career to the next level.
The Spotlight: An Artiste Portfolio Development Programme was conceptualized with the intention of refining a portfolio of musical artistes annually who can be shopped to the world. The programme seeks to identify those who have international potential for export and equip them with the knowledge and tools to leverage their creative talent on the worldwide market.
In December 2017, 10 artistes were selected to be a part of a pilot cohort via a showcase reviewed by an independent panel of international music executives. In 2019, cohort 2, consisting of 9 artistes, successfully completed the first year in the programme; gaining valuable knowledge in the areas of Stage Performance and Vocal Training, Branding and Styling, Business of Music, Social Media Management and Entertainment Law. Since its conception, the Spotlight programme has also facilitated exclusive training sessions with well known music industry professionals such as international multi-platinum recording producer Salaam Remi, international multi-platinum award winning song writer Theron Thomas and local veteran music producers Kit Israel of AdvoKit Productions and Kasey Phillips of Precision Productions.
“MusicTT is proud of the many achievements these artistes have been able to accomplish through the Spotlight programme,” stated Melissa Jiménez, General Manager of MusicTT. “Each artiste has shown significant growth and we are looking forward to seeing what a new cohort can bring and how we can help them reach their maximum potential and export readiness.”
For more information on Spotlight, or to register for a chance to be a part of it, visit www.musictt.co.tt/spotlight.
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