Federal Judge Orders Trial in Copyright Dispute Over Sugar Minott Photo Used by Napster

A federal judge in Seattle has denied summary judgment to both parties in a copyright infringement lawsuit concerning a photograph of the late Reggae and Dancehall artist Lincoln “Sugar” Minott. The case is now set to go to trial. The legal battle was initiated by British photographer Adrian Boot against Rhapsody International Inc., the operator […]

Popcaan to Appear in Court After Festival Incident

Reggae star Andre ‘Popcaan’ Sutherland is heading to court on January 10. This comes after a bit of trouble at his Unruly Fest in Yallahs, St Thomas last month. Things didn’t go as planned, and now he’s facing several charges. The festival ran over its scheduled time, leading to a clash with police. Popcaan is […]

Dancehall Reigns Supreme in Atlanta’s Soundscape at Red Bull Culture Clash

Dancehall vibrancy took center stage in Atlanta, where the beats of the Caribbean thundered with unmatched energy, epitomized by the triumph of Rum Punch Brunch at the Red Bull Culture Clash. Andre “Dreggae” Ruddock and Allan “Boom” Williams didn’t just aim to entertain; they sought to infuse the Gateway Center Arena with the spirit of […]

Teejay Strikes Again on the Billboard Charts

Dancehall artist Teejay continues to assert his presence on the international music stage, this time by debuting on the Billboard Rhythmic Airplay Top 40. His summer anthem “Drift” has captured the attention of listeners, landing at number 36 and marking another accolade in his growing list of achievements. The track previously garnered attention on the […]

Devin Di Dakta & The Power of Musical Ownership: A Dancehall Lesson

In an era where musicians make pennies on the dollar for streams and where the industry often benefits more than the creators themselves, Devin Di Dakta’s recent proclamation on his “X” platform page – formerly known as Twitter – serves as a stark reminder of the significance of ownership within the music realm. The Dancehall […]

Serani’s ‘No Games’ Achieves Gold Certification in Germany. Marking Another Milestone for the Dancehall Hit

In 2008, the singer-producer Serani released “No Games,” which has now achieved gold status in Germany. The Federal Music Industry Association (Bundesverband Musikindustrie or BVMI) recently confirmed in their 2023 report that “No Games” surpassed 200,000 sales, awarding it a gold certification. This isn’t the song’s first recognition; it was certified platinum by the British […]