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Island Music Conference 2024: A Global Gathering of Music Powerhouses

Major corporations and countries unite in support of the highly anticipated event, featuring top-tier Artists and government officials

IMC Chairman Shaggy (Photo: Jamar Cleary)

The Island Music Conference 2024 is set to commence on Wednesday, February 21st, boasting support from numerous major entities and corporations, as well as enthusiastic backing from various countries. This, of course, complements the impressive assembly of top-tier artists and key stakeholders.

According to IMC co-founder Sharon Burke, companies including YouTube, Meta, Spotify, Audiomack, Amazon, Warner Records, and Ineffable Records will grace the conference this week. Notably, Sirius XM, VP Records, and United Masters are among the music powerhouses attending IMC, offering exclusive one-on-one consultations.

Co-founder Judith Bodley (Photo: Jamar Cleary)

Simultaneously, countries such as Guadeloupe, Trinidad, and even Zimbabwe have demonstrated their support for this year's inaugural event. "I can say the Caribbean is very supportive of this," Co-founder Judith Bodley revealed at a recently-held press event.

"Guadeloupe is coming here with a 20-member delegation of government officials, artistes, producers and managers. Grenada’s delegation is coming, but is a bit smaller. Zimbabwe is coming with their delegation. we are growing ourselves as one Caribbean and beyond through music," she added.

Numerous Caribbean artists have confirmed their participation, including Kes and Skinny Fabulous from Trinidad, Admiral T and Krys from Guadeloupe, Krystian Mark from St. Vincent, and a delegation from SVG, among others.

The spotlight will shine on government officials from Barbados, Guadeloupe, and Zimbabwe on Saturday, February 24th, during the "Industry and Government Policies/ Partnerships for Success Forum" from 10:00 am to 11:30 am.

International recording artists such as Wyclef Jean, Mya, Sean Paul, Teejay, Kes, Stonebwoy, Bounty Killer, Aidonia, Masicka, Marcia Griffiths, Jesse Royal, and Konshens are also set to participate.


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