By Chris Kornelis At the time of his death, in May 1981, Bob Marley was 36 years old, reggae's biggest star, and the father of at least 11 children. He was not, however, a big seller. For Dave Robinson, this presented an opportunity. Two years after Marley's passing, Chris Blackwell, the founder ... More >>
One day, you're part of the most successful pair of Extraterrestres in reggaeton, taking home a collection of Billboard Latin Awards, selling 500,000 albums, and getting millions of hits on Youtube. The next day, you wake up, realize you're one hot papi, and think to yourself, "Why don't I make some ... More >>
So So Recordings founder Fabian "Jazzy Eyewear" Giannattasio.Last month, we here at Crossfade highlighted Miami's five best electronic music labels, including a small local imprint, So Sound Recordings, boasting some heavy duty sonic ammunition. The brainchild of DJ-producer Fabian Giannattasio ... More >>
Pitbull's gonna drop it on the floor at the Billboard Latin Awards.We're now officially entering the final week of the Last Chance registration phase for this year's Billboard Latin Music Awards and Conference. The absolute deadline is April 25. So all you wannnabe música Latina superstars and ... More >>
For Florida ska-punk survivor Less than Jake, self-sufficiency and longevity go hand in hand.
Dennis Rodmans favorite band keeps on rockin in the free world.
This open mike sounds nice.
An independent record store finds its own level
Bribing DJs used to be expensive, but now mere trinkets will do the trick
An underground band self-destructs in the hands of its damaged leader
Back in Los Angeles after an uneven Miami performance, the folks behind the Latin Grammys still have issues
Miami producers Cool & Dre make their mark with Epidemik Records
305hiphop.com wants to turn rap beef into a full-course meal
The music industry's ongoing problems continue to affect the local dance community
This year age triumphed over youth in world music
If Babylon isn't ready to embrace Buju Banton yet, give it time
How one little record shop climbed to the top of the reggae world
Dancehall producer Troyton Remi takes his Black Shadow label to the top with "Gimme the Light"
South Florida's radio war is all about the Benjamins
Put away those glow sticks -- rave culture needs electro-shock therapy
The State Department's antiterrorism effort keeps Cuban acts off Latin Grammy Awards
Just because the labels can charge royalties doesn't mean they should
Minding the store with Boca Raton turntablist DJ Hardware
The music industry says online piracy's killing the biz. A UTD prof says it ain't.
A brand-new label takes a chance on a little orphan has-been -- and wins
Or: How Mark Cuban would have--and could have?--saved the music biz
At SXSW, it's all about the buzz, not the Buzz Band
Forget crossover: Selling a Colombian rock band in the United States is a mission for the custodians of culture -- or a very powerful magician
At MIDEM 2001 it's no more Mr. Nice Download
Can one man convince millions of people to pay for their "free" music?
Cuba's musicians are anxious to cash in on the overseas market. But in the process they could sell out their sound.
VH1 vice president's novel about the music business mourns an era just since passed
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How can Miami ever develop a decent music scene when its best bands keep leaving town?
Repeatedly sideswiped by fame, singer-songwriter Dennis Britt braces for one last lunge at the big time
Love him or hate him, Miami Sound Machine architect and Crescent Moon Records visionary Emilio Estefan is a major force in contemporary Latin music
Miami just can't afford to support one of its finest cultural resources
At Blue Note the old music world's en garde for exploring