DanceBEAT

Management, Production, Distribution, Promotion and Publishing of Caribbean Music. Objective - To take Caribbean Music to the global market

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Set up in Sweden during 1993 by John Francis.
Initially representing African and Caribbean artists, musicians and producers wanting to establish themselves in Scandinavia.
Impact Music business was in the areas of management, concert tours, studio productions and music publishing.
Within its first three years, became the prime mover for African and Caribbean artists and bands performing in Scandinavia.
Also the distribution of World music in the Sweden, Norway, Denmark & Finland
BUNNY WAILER, THE WAILERS, GREGORY ISAACS, ASWAD, ARROW, SPARROW , LORD NELSON
MANU DIBANGO, YOUSSOU N’DOUR, MORY KANTE, OSIBISA

Prominent presence in the world of Digital Distribution of Music.
By 1999 a dynamic website dealing with the largest music portals
Deo.com (Sweden)
Vitaminic.com (Italy)
e-music.com (USA)

Impact Music Publishing set up by John Francis
Impact Music publishes over 200 titles by some 50 writers.
Many of these songs are released by major record labels.
The first song published Impact Music: “Nyah Luv” by Steel Pulse.
Impact Music Publishing work with international copyright agencies:
- British based: Performing Rights Society and Mechanical Copyright Protection Society.
- Scandinavian based: STIM/NcB
- US based: ASCAP and BMI


DEVELOPMENT OF DANCBEAT RECORDS – CARIBBEAN
Over 20 professional years
DanceBEAT Records Caribbean.
First international record label on St Kitts, Nevis.
DanceBEAT Records and affiliated companies are set to give the face of Caribbean music a complete lift.
DanceBEAT Records secured firm contacts and contractual relationships within music industry.

DancceBEAT Records offer artists, musicians, songwriters, labels and managers
professional advice
talent development
professional marketing and distribution
CHALLENGE FOR CARIBBEAN MUSIC
HISTORICAL BACKGROUND SUMMARY
Over the years the Caribbean region have failed to develop, operate and sustain an effective distribution of records, cassettes and compact discs.
DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION OF CARIBBEAN MUSIC
CARIBBEAN MUSIC IN THE 21 CENTURY
DanceBEAT Records with its affiliated companies have created, developed a website to exclusively distribute and sell Caribbean Music via the internet and mobile distribution
Online music distribution company specialised in the digital download market.
Market and sell music products customised for digital and mobile distribution.
Recordings are converted, formatted and compiled then distributed, marketed and sold via all major internet sales channels.
Products are marketed and sold via a wide range of on-line music stores and mobile distribution operators

participating in

  • WOMEX 2006

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