It is with great to learn that Sting is releasing a Reggae Album in 2018. Here is what I found so far about his latest venture:
The British singer-songwriter has admitted on his website that he and the Jamaican-American rapper got together last year "to jam and create music that reflects their mutual love of Jamaica, its music, people and culture" and, as a result of their time in the studio, they've come up with some "Caribbean-flavoured songs."
Written by Mitch Santell
On behalf of our team here @BigReggaeMix, we want to extend a heartfelt thank you and a big heart hug to all of our listeners and supporters. We are now into our 4th year on the air!
2018 promises to be another shifting year for content creators and streamers as more and more content goes online. We remain true to providing you 24/7 with the best "Top Shelf Reggae" on the planet!
Written by Mitch Santell
The music industry is shifting rapidly. Can you feel it? First, we had the physical product, then we had illegal (via Napster) and legal (via iTunes) downloads.
Now we have 24/7 streaming from various services. Each time I think I want to sign up for a service, I will admit I hesitate.
Here at Big Reggae Mix, we pay to be on the air legally to all of the performance rights organizations. Over the past year, I've read numerous articles about Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, Amazon Prime, Groove, Tidal and many others.
The most significant challenge right now is all of the stories that I hear from established artists who get millions and millions of streams but don't receive any substantial income from their exposure.
These significant companies in the music business will tell you that they are "paying a fair wage." The artists will tell you otherwise. Since we pay to remain legally compliant, I do sincerely wonder where all of this is going!
Commentary by Mitch Santell
The internet has changed so much since 2012 that sometimes it is hard to get my head around it.
Did you know that 90% of the content that you will find on the internet has only been online since 2012?
Did you know that over 50% of all internet traffic is streamed directly to smartphones?
Did you know that in 2008 there were approximately 616 Million Web sites, but now there are over 1.2 Billion?
The technology and the incredible method of distribution available to us globally has never been this swift. The critical element is not even the technology; it is the quality of the content.
Here are the things I have learned as a producer since our launch of Big Reggae Mix on November 5, 2014:
One) You must listen to your audience at all times. If something is not working and you get negative feedback, change it right away.
Two) You are not streaming to a local audience anymore. Eighty Per Cent of our listeners is not here in San Diego, California. Our listeners are all over the planet with most of our listeners in Asia, Europe, Africa and in the Middle East.
Three) It is better to deal with reggae artists directly. I avoid big three labels, agents, managers and anyone who is on the INSIDE of the "business." Go to the source and ask the artist directly.
Four) You can keep your content pure if you stay true to the objectives of your station.
Five) Build your brand first, don't focus on the money, the money will find you.
You can't keep a good thing down. You can't stop the progress of humanity. For all of us here @BigReggaeMix, we can't do this without you our listeners. We are humbled and honored that you have put so much faith in us.
Thank you so much to all of our listener's worldwide who tune into @BigReggaeMix on a daily basis.
On November 5th of this year, we quietly celebrated our third-year online streaming 24/7.
On behalf of 5 times Grammy Award Winning Producer Errol Brown, Scott T. Brown, my partner and the program director here and yours sincerely, your content producer Mitch Santell, it is you hearing us in Europe, in Asia, in Africa along with schools offices and the like. We are here for you 100%.
Anytime you need to reach out to us; please use our contact page located on our homepage: http://www.bigreggaemix.com
My heart and prayers go out to all the people who were injured or killed in Las Vegas over this past weekend.
Watching the video from the Mandalay Bay Hotel was like watching a bad film. What was the worst part? It turns out that a woman and her girlfriends were told "You are all going to die! The young lady and her friends were so scared after being yelled at that they exited the event, went back to their hotel about 10 minutes before the shooting started.
Here is a link to the original video: http://bit.ly/2xNa60i
Here are additional links to the story:
Who was the shooter and what was his motive?
Over 50 People Killed and over 400 Injured. in Las Vegas Shooting.
‘It was like a mob’: Las Vegas shooting survivors
seek to make sense of chaos of tragedy
#lasvegasshooting #lasvegasshootings #LasVegasShooting victims #StephenPaddock
Written and researched by Mitch Santell
These are the latest reggae stories reported globally. Have a blessed Sunday and remember to call someone special that you love today and just say "I love you!"
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Reggae Artists Sly & Robbie Cancel Jerusalem Show Due To Hurricane IRMA
Reggae Revellers Dance Despite Drizzle
Vetren Reggae Musician, 'The Rainmaker,' Celebrate 30 Years on Stage
Commentary written by Mitch Santell
It is not always easy to watch a culture that is losing its desire for self-preservation.
Houston has been through hell over the past two weeks. It is not easy watching thousands of people lose their homes and their livelihood.
While Houston has been fighting massive battles with "Mother Nature," there are a lot of us who do not believe this is mother nature.
Let me ask you a couple of questions that you may not be asking yourself right now, ready?
When was the last time you looked up at the Sky? When was the last time you asked yourself "Why does the Sky look so weird?"
Through out the years, many have noticed particularly strange sky and felt obligated and compelled to share with others the truth.
One of my favorite people on this planet who saw what a mess our environment is in is Scott Stevens.
Find Scott at:
Another person I connected with on my journey was Dane Wigington. Like Scott Stevens, Dane is committed to waking people up in regards to the Geo-Engineering and Spraying above our heads every day!
Find Dane at:
When I am not working on @BigReggaeMix with Scott Brown and Errol Brown, making it the best Reggae Internet Station it can be, I openly research on my down time to uncover what is happening in our world.
My journey started in 1993 and after 9/11 shifted America from the Constitutional Republic into a Police State, like so many ~ I began to ask questions.
The constant daily spraying of our environment from various commercial airliners as well as private contractors who simply "carry out their orders," is ridiculous in my view. We have even had pilots who have tried even to warn us what is going on above our heads.
The video above has been posted on hundreds of You Tube Channels.
The chemicals sprayed on us daily are harming the future of humanity. Our environment is so deeply affected by the spraying that there was a dust storm in Germany back in 2008 when there was no wind. The video is placed here so you can see it for yourself.
Here is an animated image of what you are breathing. The particles attach to your neurological system within your body.
Sofia Smallstorm has also researched chemtrail and contrails extensively and has written about it at length. You can find Sofia on the internet here: http://www.aboutthesky.com/
Here is what Sofia Smallstorm had to say about our chemical skies:
A Covert Operation
Okay, that is enough for one day! Now back to the Reggae, Boom!
Hey BRM fans! I recently found a listing of the leading reggae festivals around the world. As you continue your musical journey in the world of Reggae, on behalf of everyone here @BigReggaeMix, I sincerely hope you find this of help to you!
This is a list of notable reggae festivals by country. This list may have some overlap with list of jam band music festivals.Reggae festivals may include classic reggaeand related or derivative genres such as ska,dancehall, dub, hip hop, ragga, reggae fusion, and drum and bass. Reggae originated inJamaica in the late 1960s, influenced by Rastafarian culture, Jamaican dance music, traditional mento and calypso music, as well as American jazz and rhythm and blues, and evolved out of the earlier genres ska and rocksteady. By the 1970s, large festivals in Jamaica were being held featuring notable reggae bands, and theWonder Dream Concert in 1975 in Jamaica was one of the first internationally noted festivals to focus on reggae. In 1979 Reggae Geel became the first reggae festival in Europe, and these concerts soon spread to other locales, becoming popular in regions such as Northern California. With the introduction of the electronic reggae genre ragga in the 1980s, reggae began to be featured at electronic music festivals as well.
Here are some of the leading Reggae Music Stories that around the web for Tuesday, August 29, 2017.
It’s Not Just Reggae, Says Chronixx: Call It ‘Black Experimental Music’
One Love One Heart Reggae Festival returns to Woodland
5 Reggae Albums to Listen to While High
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