MusicTT GM Melissa Jimenez

For the first time ever, the T&T Music Company Limited (MusicTT) will be present at The Music Imbizo. The Music Imbizo is a fast-growing international music business conference and exhibition held annually in Durban, South Africa.

Adapting to the restrictions of the global Covid-19 pandemic, The Music Imbizo 2020 will be a fully virtual conference, taking the best parts of what makes The Music Imbizo great and creating a conference experience, that will live fully online from Wednesday, August 26 to Saturday, August 29. The conference hosts various music industry stakeholders in one arena to map new and exciting ways for advancement of the music industry. It is a platform to exhibit, network and share expertise and knowledge.

MusicTT will also be represented at the conference on two of the major panel discussions. MusicTT’s chairman, John Arnold, will be part of the panel Protection of Copyright – The Role of Intellectual Property In Economic Growth on Wednesday, at noon SAST (6 am, Wednesday local time). MusicTT’s general manager, Melissa Jimenez, will also be a panellist on the Women In Music Roundtable on Friday, August 28, at 3 pm SAST (9 am, August 28 local time).

The Caribbean will have five companies participating in The Music Imbizo exhibition. One will be from Jamaica and four from T&T. Present alongside MusicTT are Aspire Agency, a registered artiste management and event company, Tova Group, a branding, digital marketing and music services company, Ambitious Media Productions, a company that works for production houses/indie-record labels, songwriters, and self publishers; and, from Jamaica, the Gussie Clarke Music Group, which has five companies that cover opportunities and development through partnership for songwriters and creators of music (PitchWorks Music), music publishing (Dub Plate Music Publishers), recording studios (Anchor Recording Studios), media duplication and packaging (Anchor Media Products & Services) and online mixing and mastering (Anchor Mix and Mastering).

Over the past ten years, The Music Imbizo has hosted over 200 speakers from all over the world. The conference prides itself in attracting top level management as part of the main panellists and speakers and has hosted companies such as Google, Warner Bros, SAMRO, VICE Media, Durban Film Office and many others.