9 Advance into the MusicTT Spotlight
Port of Spain, 9th May 2019: The Trinidad and Tobago Music Company Limited (MUSICTT) hosted Spotlight: An APDP Showcase at the Bungalow, St. Clair on Friday, May 3rd 2019. 14 artists performed for a chance to take their talents to the next level through MUSICTT’s Artist Portfolio Development Programme (APDP) to an entertained crowd and panel of judges.
Advancing into the second cohort are Alison 'Dazzle' Deleysia, Shawn 'Mr. Spexx' Thomas, Ju-né Thomas, Jiselle “Singer” Singh, Sherisse Collymore, Dillano “Noche Blanca” Rapsey, Jessie “JWVE“Mc Barrow, Raihana “Rai” Khan and Daniel Hamilton. They will be joining Dezii, an artiste from the previous cohort, in receiving customized training to enable capacity development in areas spanning across the business of music.
The journey began for these chosen nine on 22nd March 2019 when they were selected from a pool of 41 local artistes to be a part of the Spotlight: APDP Showcase. “We are excited for these 9 talents to move on to the next cohort of our programme. We remain committed to developing the musical talent and, by large, industry of Trinidad and Tobago through this and other initiatives under our purview.“ Melissa Jimenez, General Manager MusicTT.
Spotlight - an Artist Portfolio Development Programme (APDP) was conceptualized with the intention of refining a portfolio of musical artists annually who can be shopped to the world. Not all artists, however, are ready for the global stage in terms of quality and export-readiness. The APDP seeks to identify those who have the international potential for export, grooming them to leverage their creative talent on the worldwide market.
For more information on Spotlight, visit www.musictt.co.tt/apdp.
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