The T&T Music Company Ltd (MusicTT) recently completed its three-day music business virtual conference which was packed with keynote presentations, panel discussions, performances and networking sessions on various digital platforms.
RVRB Experience consisted of 18 events with 40 speakers from eight different countries: Canada, USA, Dominica, Barbados, England, Costa Rica, Guyana and T&T. MusicTT partnered with various organisations, both local and international to bring RVRB Experience to life.
These organisations included: Motif Music Services, Kin Sound Studios, Caribbean Ideas Synapse, Koru Green Ltd, New Fire Festival, Sound Diplomacy and Digipreneur Academy.
The opening ceremony began with an address by Senator Paula Gopee-Scoon, Minister of Trade and Industry, who said: “As we continue to make T&T a hub for the music industry in the region, it is envisaged that RVRB Experience will be the event that music professionals attend to learn about Caribbean music, discover Caribbean artistes and musicians and network with Caribbean music professionals.
“The Government is cognisant that the creative and cultural industries are an engine of growth and development, and an important driver of innovation and productivity, particularly in developed countries.
“In this regard, the sector is being targeted through the Roadmap to Recovery Report, as a pillar for economic diversification and export growth to boost competitiveness, productivity and employment in T&T.”The RVRB Experience received more than 28,100 views over the course of the three days. Those who attended were treated to insightful keynotes and well-informed and engaging panel discussions centred on the event theme—The Future is Bright.
Each day focused on a different topic presented by a different keynote speaker: Rebirth and Transformation with John Arnold, chairman, MusicTT; Data Driven Future with Keron Rose, online business strategist, Digipreneur Academy and Dr Jo-anne Tull, academic co-ordinator/lecturer Carnival studies programme and postgraduate diploma in arts and cultural enterprise management programme, University of the West Indies.
The panels consisted of industry professionals from various countries, including: Local artiste, marketing consultant and entrepreneur, Marcus Braveboy; Chester Wilkins, an ISRC/UPC expert from Dominica and Sonja Norwood, entertainment manager (Music, TV & Film)—consultant who also manages her children, Grammy winner Brandy and multiplatinum artist Ray J, USA.
Attendees took to social platforms and commented on the event boasting “insightful gems,” and having “great panels” with “great contributions.”