The Music Business Technical Camp is the only programme of its kind in the Caribbean. The programme is a free six week intensive programme of study for music practitioners in the technical and business management aspects of the music industry. The programme is designed to develop the specialist business skills required to establish and manage independent production and music management outfits such as: Live and studio sound companies, music management firms, music marketing agencies and a variety of community music organisations such as Steelbands, Chutney and Calypso tents. Typical workshop participants would be those who are currently operating home studio operations, persons skilled in traditional business management but wish to acquire music management competencies, as well as others who wish to undertake outreach work in the community, for example, professional musicians, steelband captains, arrangers, calypsonians and chutney artistes who want to develop in this area but do not necessarily want to move into a formal teaching environment.
The Music Business Technical Camp has been developed:
· To equip participants with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success in current and future practise in their respective organisations.
· To support aspiring local music entrepreneurs in a pervasive competitive and business like industry.
· To provide opportunities for participants to focus on the development of higher level industry relevant skills.