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    NEWS

    Most Streamed Jamaican Artistes

    Jamaican Artists with over a Billion streams on Spotify

    Among the Top 10 most-streamed Jamaican artists on Spotify, several have joined the Billion Streams Club, according to data from Spotify obtained by WMV.

    Spotify launched in Jamaica and 80 other markets in March 2021. In an exclusive interview with World Music Views, Spotify’s communications manager Julia Lavender mentioned that there will likely be more local activities related to music in Jamaica. This indicates Spotify’s plans to boost local consumption and promote Jamaican artists and content.

    This aligns with global trends. According to Goldman Sachs’ “Music In The Air” report, music revenue in the US alone is expected to more than double to around $150 billion by 2030, with more people legally streaming music on their smartphones than ever before. This shift has positively impacted the reception of Jamaican music overseas. Jamaican artists are thriving with features and collaborations that are gaining popularity in regions beyond the diaspora, where streaming is becoming fully integrated.

    The Top 10 are:

    1. Sean Paul – 10.8 Billion
    2. Bob Marley & the Wailers – 8.4 Billion
    3. Shaggy – 3.5 Billion
    4. Rvssian – 2.2 Billion
    5. Omi – 2.1 Billion
    6. Damian Marley – 1.6 Billion
    7. Popcaan – 1.5 Billion
    8. Lyla – 1.4 Billion
    9. Vybz Kartel – 930 Million
    10. Konshens – 913 Million.

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    NEWS

    Miseducation of Lauryn Hill Tops

    10 Best Albums of all time by Apple Music

    “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” has achieved a groundbreaking feat, topping Apple Music’s esteemed list of the greatest albums of all time. This recognition marks a significant departure from the traditional dominance of classic rock icons like the Beatles and The Rolling Stones, signaling a shift towards honoring hip-hop and R&B luminaries.

    Released in 1998, “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” is hailed for its raw, introspective exploration of spiritual themes, offering profound insights into both the artist herself and the cultural zeitgeist of its era. Following her success with The Fugees, Hill’s solo debut garnered widespread acclaim, earning her five Grammy Awards and cementing her status as a once-in-a-generation talent.

    Apple Music’s methodology for compiling the list involved collaboration with artists, songwriters, producers, industry professionals, and their own editorial team. Unlike rankings based solely on streaming data, this list serves as a tribute to the albums that have left an indelible mark on music history and continue to influence contemporary artists and listeners alike.

    The inclusion of “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” at the pinnacle of this list underscores the album’s enduring relevance and cultural significance. Its fusion of R&B, hip-hop, and poignant lyricism resonates across generations, transcending genre boundaries and speaking to universal themes of love, identity, and self-discovery.

    While traditional music media has long celebrated the rock titans of the Baby Boomer generation, Apple Music’s Best 100 list reflects a more inclusive and diverse perspective on musical greatness. By recognizing the contributions of hip-hop and R&B artists, the list reflects the evolving landscape of music appreciation and acknowledges the rich diversity of voices that shape our collective musical heritage.

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    The revolution of Music Publishing

    The music industry has undergone significant changes in recent years, and one of the most significant trends has been the evolution of music publishing. As technology continues to advance, the music industry is adapting to new ways of distributing and monetizing music.

    One of the most prominent trends in music publishing today is the rise of music streaming services. Services like Spotify, Apple Music, and Tidal are becoming increasingly popular among listeners, and this has led to a shift in the way artists and record labels release and promote their music. Instead of releasing full albums, many artists are now releasing singles and EPs to keep up with the fast pace of streaming.

    Music streaming services have also changed the way artists make money. While record sales used to be the primary source of revenue for artists, streaming services now account for a significant portion of their income. However, streaming services often pay artists very small amounts per stream, which has led to some controversy over whether artists are being fairly compensated.

    Another trend we’re seeing is the use of social media to promote music. Many artists are leveraging platforms like TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube to reach new audiences and build their fan base. By creating engaging content, collaborating with other artists, and using hashtags effectively, artists can gain exposure and connect with fans in a more personal way.

    Finally, there’s also been a rise in the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in music publishing. AI is being used to help identify popular songs, analyze trends, and even create new music. For example, some AI systems can analyze streaming data to identify emerging trends and predict which songs are likely to be successful. Other AI systems can generate music based on certain parameters, such as genre or mood.

    In conclusion, the music industry is constantly evolving, and music publishing is no exception. Streaming services, social media, and artificial intelligence are just a few of the trends that are changing the way we consume and create music. As these trends continue to develop, it will be fascinating to see how they shape the future of the music industry

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    Artists,  Writers

    MasterLink

    Singer on the Rise

    Where few can claim their music represents their actual life experiences: MasterLink can. His worldview?…the same. Hailing from the streets of Central Kingston, Jamaica, MasterLink out maneuvered the odds of those streets and is living to tell the tales. Evidently, what make his songs so infectious is that “they’re real”. The secret sauce to great songs is good storytelling, and he’s a true griot.

    His singing style is a montage and gentle reminder of reggae veterans such as Mykal Rose, Dennis Brown meets Barrington Levy( If that makes sense) . But there’s no mistaking his own unique flair with a modern Reggae- Pop finish.