Tag: music


Taylor Swift Continues Her Winning Ways At The Grammy

Taylor Swift won Album of The Year at the Grammy Awards for “Midnights,” breaking the record for most wins in the category with four. She began her speech by thanking her producer and friend Jack Antonoff and added, “I would love to tell you this is the happiest moment of my life,” she told the crowd but said she feels […]


Chris Gayle Set To Make Grammy Debut

Chris Gayle, Jamaica, and West Indies former cricket star and now a newly minted recording artist, is seeking to have his name etched in the annals of the Grammy. The legendary batsman has committed to entering ‘The Tropical Houses Cruises to Jamaica: The Asian Edition’ album for consideration for nomination ahead of the 66th staging of the Grammy Awards in […]


Grammy 2023 — Who Won?

The 65th Annual Grammy Awards was filled with pomp, pageantry, and a lot of bling. It was a night full of historic moments and celebrations of music and songs covering a wide body of works. Beyoncé again could not be stopped as she made history with her 32nd Grammy win, now the most all-time. Bad Bunny earned the award show’s first album of […]


Spotify Set To Cut Workforce

According to press reports, Spotify is set to cut 6% of its workforce. This comes against the background of tech companies ‘great layoffs.’ Spotify, the Swedish music-streaming company, has argued that the company needs to improve efficiency, thus the need for a cut of about 10,000 employees. The company’s chief, Daniel Ek, reportedly said his investment goals were initially too […]


Apple Set To Discontinue iPod Touch

Apple has announced it is discontinuing its original music player, the iPod Touch.  The firm says it will remain available to buy while stocks last. It was last updated in 2019. The iconic MP3 player was launched in 2001 and could up to store 1,000 tracks.  It was designed by Tony Fadell, who later invented the iPhone. Support The Readers […]


Jamaicans Overseas Get To Vote For Festival Song

The Jamaican Diaspora, for the first time this year will get the chance to vote for their favorite 2020 Jamaica Festival Song. This year there are 10 finalists vying for the crown and the lineup is an exciting and interesting one. It includes the following: Buju Banton (I am a Jamaican) Freddie McGregor (Tun up Di Sound) Toots & The […]


Jamaica Set To Put Revival Music On UNESCO Heritage List

Jamaica is seeking to have Revival Music inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. This was disclosed recently by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment, and Sports Denzil Thorpe, at an event dubbed: ‘Salute to the Parish of St James’, at the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ). “It is our intention […]


Eric “Cherry Oh Baby” Donaldson Gets Icon Awards

Six-times Jamaica’s National Festival Song Competition winner Eric Donaldson was one of the recipients of the Icon Awards at the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association Honor Awards held recently at the Little Theatre in St. Andrew. Donaldson has earned bragging rights by winning the competition over the years with songs such as, Cherry Oh Baby 1971, Sweet Jamaica 1977, Land of My Birth 1978, Proud to Be Jamaica 1984, Big […]


Reggae Music Icons Set To Get Gold Awards

According to a JIS report, Fifty Jamaicans, who have played a major role in the development of Reggae music, will be honored at the Reggae Gold Awards ceremony to be held at the National Indoor Sports Centre in Kingston on February 27, beginning at 7:00 p.m. The function is one of the highlights planned for Reggae month celebration during February. […]


President Obama Continues Tradition Of Sharing Favorite Year-End List

President Obama, recently took to his Facebook page to share the books, music, and movies that not only held his interest but also were his favorites of 2018. The President noted, “As 2018 draws to a close, I’m continuing a favorite tradition of mine and sharing my year-end lists. It gives me a moment to pause and reflect on the […]