In Reggae Roadblocks, the cultural and political environment that gave birth to, and affect the development of Reggae music is examined, as well as the attitudes of local music practitioners to international music business structures, norms and trends. Particular emphasis is placed on the impact of Rastafari on the development and global marketing of Reggae music.
REGGAE ROADBLOCKS is targeted at persons directly and indirectly involved in the business of Reggae at the creative and representational levels, as well as the ordinary Reggae music fan. It also provides very interesting and informative reading for students, academics, and policy makers with interests in music industry development from a developing country perspective, in an era of increased globalization and digitization.
The issues highlighted are based on the experiences of the author in his activities as an entertainment attorney and music business consultant, and are gathered from his work over three decades in Jamaica, the Caribbean, Africa, Latin America, North America, Europe and Asia.