Florida based Jamaican entertainment attorney and international music business consultant Lloyd Stanbury announces the release of his first book "REGGAE ROADBLOCKS, A Music Business Development Perspective". The book is published by Abeng Press in Canada, and will be officially available on August 20 in digital e-book format as well as hard copies through Amazon, the Abeng Press official website www.abengpress.com and Stanbury's own official websitewww.lloydstanbury.com .
There will be a full colour edition, as well as a black and white edition, both including photographs taken by Austin Texas based photojournalist Beverly "Sista Irie" Shaw
According to Stanbury, REGGAE ROADBLOCKS discusses key issues that have affected the development of the business of Jamaican Reggae at both the local and international levels, as seen from his vantage point as an industry practitioner for over 30 years. The cultural and political environment that gave birth to, and affect the development of Reggae music is examined, as well as theattitudes of local music practitioners to international music business structure, 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 avid Reggae music fan. It also provides very interesting and informative insights for students, academics, and policy makers with interest in music industry development from a developing country perspective, in the context of increased globalization and digitization
The book includes quotations and interview excerpts from several Reggae music practitioners and influencers, including Copeland Forbes, Chris Blackwell, Neville Garrick, Tanya Stephens, Etana, Dermot Hussey, Wayne Jobson, and others. Several previously published articles and commentaries by Stanbury are also referenced in thebook.On August 22, Stanbury will make his first official public presentation of REGGAE ROADBLOCKS as a panel participant at the Reggae University sessions during Rototom Reggae Sunspash in Benicassim, Spain.