The Jamaica music industry get a boost with the launch of the Jamaica Music Institute (JAMIN).

The Music Institute, which is located in the birth place of reggae music, Trench Town, will increase the islands capacity to train world class musicians, producers and sound engineers.

JAMIN was made possible through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)/Jamaica Violence Prevention, Peace and Sustainable Development Programme.

JAMIN will consist of a recording studio with a state-of-the-art C24 digital recording console, which will produce high quality, professional material.

“For the sake of having a very high standard of recording, we went for this kind of equipment. Plus, it will also have a training laboratory, which will consist of six work stations on which we will train sound engineers,” Reverend McDowell, manager of Music Business Technology Trainers said. “One of the significant things about it is that this studio will be Jamaica’s (and the Caribbean’s) first international certification laboratory, certifying persons in the use of the industry standards, and Pro Tools software.”

Revered McDowell said the establishment of the music institute will not only enhance employment prospects, and increase knowledge for music producers and technicians, but will bring people into the community and “that means the perception of Trench Town for being a dangerous place must be erased.”

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