Feel the Beat Music Symposium
MusicTT will be hosting Feel the Beat Music Symposium, an event featuring international, multi-platinum recording producer Salaam Remi. This event takes place on Thursday 27th September at Central Bank Auditorium, Port of Spain at 9:00 a.m.
This Symposium will:
focus on music production at both local and international levels
address current issues in Intellectual Property
discuss how to create and exploit opportunities in the music business ecosystem
discuss advancements in technology to better equip individuals aspiring to make music and/or its derivative industries a full-time lucrative career.
Tickets cost $300 and are available via Sun Tixx Express at all NLCB outlets nationwide.
Headlining the symposium is Salaam Remi (‘Ray-Me’), multi-platinum award-winning music producer with over 30 years of experience the international music industry. He is the former Executive VP of A&R and Music Production across all Sony labels. Salaam’s roots to the Caribbean lies with his Trinidadian father – Van Gibbs who is also a music producer and musician. Those days spent tinkering with demo-tracks and remixing songs from the radio were a precursor for the man who would go on to remix and produce songs for The Fugees, NAS, Wyclef Jean, Toni Braxton, Santana, Sade, Sting (feat. Mary J. Blige), Lauryn Hill, Alicia Keys, Usher, Miguel, Jazmine Sullivan and Amy Winehouse to name a few – which went on to sell millions of records domestically and internationally. Salaam has also produced film scores for Sex and the City, Blood Diamond, The Departed, Mike Tyson’s Documentary, Rush Hour 3 and more.
The symposium will also feature local music industry virtuosos:
Anthony Vieira, Intellectual Property Attorney at Law, has been practicing law since 1983 and is also a certified mediator and arbitrator with a background in International Relations. Anthony worked at Mair and Company where his practice concentrated on corporate and commercial work; with a special interest in intellectual property, telecommunications and entertainment law. Among other things, in 1996 he was retained by government to train officers of the Ministry of Consumer Affairs on Consumer Legislation and practice. Over the years Anthony has represented and advised the National Carnival Bands Association, the Queens Hall, the Film Company, media houses, advertising agencies, actors, artists, designers, musicians, film makers and writers.
1st Klase, producer and CEO of 1st Klase Records, is a music producer, dancer, singer, song writer and most recently deejay. 1st Klase may be considered by some to be relatively new to the industry however, that view has not stopped the talented young man, who was signed to Wonda Music in 2012. This being the label of hit producer, Jerry Wonda, who has worked with The Fugees, Shakira, Whitney Houston and Justin Bieber, to name a few of the top names in the business. His unwavering love for music is the main motivation of this self-taught producer, making him one of the most sort after producers in the industry. And this drive has allowed him to produce for numerous entertainers locally, regionally and internationally. These entertainers include Machel Montano, Bunji Garlin, Kes The Band, Sean Paul, Beenie Man, Vybz Kartel, Konshens, Davis Guetta, Becky G, Ding Dong, Snoop Dogg, Miguel, Busta Rhymes, Major Lazer and many others.