Port of Spain, 19th July 2022: The Trinidad and Tobago Music Company Limited (MusicTT) held its second annual music conference, RVRB Experience, from the 13th – 15th July, 2022. The conference took attendees “Into the Musicverse” and focused on Building, Navigating and Expanding the Musicverse. The interactive three-day conference, viewed by approximately 3000 persons from 17 countries, was jam-packed with exciting and pertinent information, tools and opportunities for anyone who wanted to either pursue a career in music or has been in the Musicverse for quite some time and wanted to grow within it.
This year, RVRB Experience hosted 47 speakers across 21 events which included keynote interviews hosted by Laura Dowrich-Phillips, LoopTT/Digicel with Simon Batiste, Question Mark Entertainment, Dr. Portia Sabin, Music Business Association and Jabari Winchester, Tropical Paradise Records; highly anticipated panel discussions with TikTok (LatAm), Audiomack (US), C15 Studios, Music Business Association (US), So Stereo (US), Creator Labs and MusicTT; thought-provoking interviews presented by Now My Selectah; 2 workshops conducted by Music Marketing Music Ally (UK) and Koru Green Ltd; and a special Women in Music segment. The content from the conference is currently available to the public until 14th August 2022 via the website www.rvrbexperience.com.
“Music is both a passion and a complex world of sounds, visual elements, and arts that are constantly evolving as a result of technological advancement. We often speak about technology enhancing productivity and the importance of being willing to embrace change. Now so more than ever, I encourage all music industry professionals whether you are an artiste, songwriter, or producer to adapt technology use in the running of your business. The mission I wish to leave with you, is this: If you are not yet digitally ready to carve your own space in the Musicverse, I hope that you will be able to do so at the end of RVRB Experience 2022,” challenged John Arnold, Chairman, MusicTT.
RVRB Experience was the perfect blend of education and entertainment. Each day of the conference ended with a music showcase opened by one of the 3 headline performers: Jimmy October, Freetown Collective and Kalpee. There were 32 performances total, including local artistes, instrumentalists and bands such as Jiselle Singer, Circle Square, Da Face, EJ Entertainment, Jonnelle Manwaring, Mudder In Law, Hail the Hatter to name a few.
“On Behalf of [Senator the Honourable Paula Gopee Scoon, Minister of Trade and Industry] let me commend MusicTT’s ongoing efforts to promote artiste development through the well-subscribed RVRB Experience, Webinars and Workshops which continue to educate music stakeholders about relevant niche music business topics and do-it-yourself (DIY) activities.” – Frances Seignoret, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Trade and Industry.
“The Musicverse is a vast space to explore, and we hope that RVRB Experience 2022 provided the tips, tricks and tools to navigate through it. MusicTT is extremely grateful to have had with us this year the Music Business Association, Music Ally, TikTok LATAM, Audio Mack and so many others sharing their knowledge and experiences with us. We would also like to recognize our sponsor NGC as well as our local and international partners. We graciously thank them for their commitment to making this conference a success. If you haven’t yet, there is still time for you to step “Into the Musicverse” via our website. Enjoy the journey!” – Melissa Jimenez, General Manager of MusicTT.
For more information on RVRB Experience, or to view the content from the conference, visit www.rvrbexpereince.com or follow @musicoftt on Instagram and Facebook for updates.
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