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Sumfest Shifts Gear

REGGAE Sumfest’s live performances will be scaled down from three nights to two, according to Josef Bagdonovich — new chairman of Summerfest Promotions — organisers of the event. “This will help to re-engerise the event,” he told the Jamaica Observer yesterday. “Sumfest is a great Jamaican brand promoting dancehall and reggae. I have a lot […]

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Joe Bogdanovich acquires Reggae Sumfest

CEO of DownSound Record (DSR), Joe Bogdanovich has acquired ownership to popular music festival, Reggae Sumfest. According to reports, the acquisition took place three weeks ago. DSR will be working closely with previous principals Johnny Gourzong, Robert Russell and Tina Davis who have developed the brand for 25 years for the 2016 staging of the […]

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Joe Bogdanovich Buys Sumfest Brand

Joe Bogdanovich of Downsound Records has announced the acquisition of the Reggae Sumfest brand, with plans to restructure the show over the next two years and boost earnings to the economy beyond US$6 million annually. The acquisition represents the latest in a line of quick purchases by Bogdanovich. The deal announced on Tuesday in a […]

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DOWNSOUND RECORDS CHIEF, BOGDANOVICH BUYS REGGAE SUMFEST

Summerfest Productions, the official promoters of Reggae Sumfest has announced Downsound Records CEO, Josef Bogdanovich as their new chairman, taking over from Robert Russell. The American businessman, who previously worked with another major stage show, Sting in 2014 – his label sponsored the event and he partnered with Sting organizers to stream the event live […]

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YOUR EDM PREMIERE: NATURE – LOVE YOU (LONDON FUTURE REMIX)

Coming at you straight out of Ultra Music today is a set of new remixes, and they are based around reggae/pop artist Nature‘s uplifting ‘Love You.’ The featured reworks come courtesy of Le P and the highly talented London Future – the latter we have an exclusive premiere of. With softly tinkering drums and lots […]

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Ishawna happy with YVA’s wins

Ishawna happy with YVA’s wins

FRESH from her win at Saturday’s Youth View Awards (YVAs), singjay Ishawna is busy promoting her new songs: Long Fingernail, A Bay and Social Media. “We are putting in a lot of work and I am currently working with several international producers and writers, a few of whom are from London and Los Angeles. I […]

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Ishawna Fires Back at Foota, Nikki Z

Like any true champ, our guest in this segment is using disparaging comments made about her to her advantage. Two weeks ago when asked about Ishawna’s status in Dancehall ex boyfriend Foota Hype had something very specific to say.

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Reggae Wednesdays ends on high

Reggae Wednesdays ends on high

THE impending election has curtailed this year’s staging of Reggae Wednesdays. However, that didn’t prevent the artistes on this week’s show from delivering some inspiring performances inside Mandela Park in Half-Way-Tree. The night of stirring performances truly got going with exponents of the gospel genre. Omari and Rondell Positive represented well and got the crowd […]

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Reggae is Jamaica’s answer to Trinidad’s oil — Bogdanovich

Reggae is Jamaica’s answer to Trinidad’s oil — Bogdanovich

DownSound Records (DSR), led by entrepreneur Josef Bogdanovich who partnered with Sting’s Isaiah Laing to stream the island’s largest annual concert live to 179 countries worldwide, indicated on Wednesday that it is planning to deliver its own international staging of artistes before year end. With Swiss bankers UBS in tow, Bogdanovich announced at a conference […]

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Nature goes Ultra

Nature goes Ultra

DOWNSOUND Records artiste Nature has signed an album deal with North American electronic dance music company Ultra Music. The deal was signed late last year. According to Downsound Records (DSR) CEO Josef Bogdanovich, Ultra showed an interest in Nature and an offer was made. “I got a call from Ultra saying they were interested in […]

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