Thursday 21 March, 2019

MusicTT to discuss budget measures at stakeholders' forum

Jeanelle Frontin, General Manager of MusicTT

Jeanelle Frontin, General Manager of MusicTT

The Trinidad and Tobago Music Company Ltd. (MusicTT) will be hosting a stakeholder engagement forum to discuss the creation of a live music district among other initiatives.

The live music district was among the measures announced in the budget to help develop the music industry.

"Engaging with our stakeholders, and factoring in their feedback has always been a priority for MusicTT. Hosting a National Stakeholder Engagement at this juncture is crucial now more than ever as we have begun implementation of four flagship initiatives that will assist in transforming the sector into a commercially sustainable industry in the long-term. These are namely Trinidad and Tobago’s first Live Music District, the Music Tech Platform, the Artist Portfolio Development Programme and its Music Export Academy," said Jeanelle Frontin, General Manager of MusicTT.

"Since its mention in the 2017/2018 national budget presentation by The Honorable Colm Imbert, Minister of Finance, the sector has been abuzz anticipating the establishment of the Live Music District. This creative, cultural and entertainment district will open in March 2018 and will address some of the challenges currently facing our local musicians, namely access to music performance spaces as well as securing year-round performances. The District will also actively create revenue streams and jobs through entertainment, tourism and hospitality opportunities,” she added.

Speaking about the flagship initiatives in general for this fiscal year, Frontin explained that the National Stakeholder Engagement Event is a must-attend for anyone seeking firsthand information and details on these projects.

There will be a dedicated Q&A session on the flagship initiatives detailing their current implementation and what stakeholders can expect.

The forum will take place on Monday, October 30 at Queen’s Hall, St. Ann’s from 5:00 pm.

Persons interested in attending the National Stakeholder Engagement can register at www.musictt.co.tt/elevate. For more information, visit www.musictt.co.tt or call 622-1455.

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