Port of Spain, 26th October 2022: On Friday 14th October 2022, Micro-Sponsorship Awardees met with MusicTT and its Board of Directors to share their testimonies on how the micro-sponsorship grants awarded by MusicTT benefited their music business export activities and their continued achievements. Present were Carla Hobson, Rosezanna Winchester, Delicia Patterson, FareniteFire, Reuel Lynch and Marcus Braveboy. They met with MusicTT’s General Manager, Melissa Jimenez, as well MusicTT’s Chairman, John Arnold, and Director, Francis Escayg.
MusicTT, under its Music Export Academy umbrella, held an Open Call for Micro-Sponsorships (MSOC) in February – July 2022. MusicTT invited local music industry stakeholders to apply for the micro-sponsorships which would assist them in physically attending and networking at regional or international music business conferences or workshops, songwriting camps, showcase at festivals or trade fairs, or performing on tour. Ten (10) Sponsorships were awarded to Carla Hobson, a.k.a. Yasha Mani, Marcus Braveboy, Freetown Collective, Rosezanna Winchester, Delicia Patterson, Gregory Marc Isaacs, Melissa Fuentes, Samuel Selkridge, Reuel Lynch and Kersha Garner.
The Micro-sponsorships have assisted artistes to perform on various international stages, including the Hands Across Africa Festival and South Africa Reggae Festival Tour, Third Horizon Film Festival, and The Great Escape; network with international music labels and executives and attend this year’s Caribbean Marlin Gospel Music Awards where Trinidad and Tobago Artists received 136 nominations in total and brought home 18 awards.
“MusicTT is proud to have assisted our local music industry practitioners in successfully achieving their international music business goals via its Micro-Sponsorship grants. We look forward to continuing our efforts to create further international linkages and develop the local music industry.” – Melissa Jimenez, General Manager, MusicTT.
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