Music Industry Technical Camp2018-07-10T21:21:49+00:00


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The Music Industry Technical Camp is a partnership between DianJen and the Ministry of Community Development, Culture & the Arts. It is a 6-week intensive programme of study for music practitioners in the technical and business management aspects of the music industry. This year the programme is designed to prepare participants for showcasing their talents at international Cultural Festivals such as Carifesta. It is aimed at developing the specialist business skills required to establish and manage independent production and music management outfits such as: Live and studio sound companies, music management firms, music marketing agencies and a variety of community music organisations such as Steelbands, Chutney and Calypso tents.


By the end of this course, participants should:

  • Explain fundamental music management and music production theories, without assistance.
  • Compare international music industry models with those in the Caribbean, with minimal assistance.
  • Co-operate with peers on music management and music production projects, with supervision.
  • Create music business plans for oneself, or a client, at a level judged satisfactory by the instructor.
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Course Content:

  • Music Management in the Digital Age
  • Copyright & Neighbouring Rights
  • Writing & Producing Hit Songs
  • Mixing & Mastering Indigenous Music
  • Publicity & Marketing in the Music Business
  • Publishing & Licensing Local Music
  • Managing Egos & Conflict in the Entertainment Business
  • Business Protocol & Etiquette for Entertainers


Participant groups will create a full studio production using techniques studied during the workshop. For this production they will also create an accompanying digital strategy for marketing and release of the production. The various recordings will be distributed to iTunes, AmazonMp3 and other digital services and will be launched at the final showing ceremony. In addition to the group project, each participant will create at least one business document for their personal enterprise. This could be: An Invoice Template, One Page Marketing Plan, Press Kit or other similar documentation studied during the programme.

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Duration: Saturday 28th July, 2018, 9:00am- 12:00 Noon – September 2nd, 2018!

Meeting Times: Saturday’s 9:00am- 12Noon, Mondays 5:00PM- 8PM & Wed 5PM- 8PM- All Session MUST be attended!

Certification: Participants attending at least 90% of the sessions and completing all the course work activities will be awarded a Certificate of Completion. Participants that do not complete all course work activities but have an attendance of 75%- 89% of the sessions will be awarded a Certificate of Participation.

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Farley J. Joseph
Farley J. JosephProgramme Designer & Lead Instructor
Mr Farley J. Joseph has operated in various segments of the Music Industry and possesses significant experience in the fields of Music Management, Production and Music Education. He has worked on various projects in Trinidad and Tobago and New York as: Audio Engineer, Music Business Consultant and Educator since 2009.

Mr Joseph earned various post graduate qualifications in general Music, Music Business, Music Technology, Business Management and Instructional Design- his highest being his Master of Arts in Music Business and Music Technology from New York University (NYU). As lead instructor and programme designer, he looks forward to presenting another immensely successful Music Industry Technical Camp in 2018.

Fabien Alfonso
Fabien AlfonsoInstructor, Neighbouring Rights
Fabien Alfonso has been actively involved in the creative cultural sector for the past 30 years. He is an avid advocate for the overall development of our local Music Industry. He is very passionate about the appropriate administration of Copyright and Neighbouring Rights in Trinidad and Tobago. He has proven to have a strong independent voice on this topic.
Mr. Alfonso, lobbied for the updating and passing of the Copyright Amendment Bill (2008), the signing of World Intellectual Property Organisation Performances and Phonograms treaty (WPPT). A treaty which identifies and outlines the rights of Producers and Performers.
He has conducted workshops and lectures on copyrights, related rights and calypso history with institutions such as UTT, Costaatt, Servol, and a number of private and public music schools
Darrell Bereaux
Darrell BereauxInstructor, Mixing and Mastering
A graduate of FullSail University with a major in Recording Arts and Entertainment Business Mr Darrell Bereaux’s career spans some over 12 years in the Recording Industry. Owning his own recording Facility BEX Audio, he has worked numerous artists both locally and internationally. Mentoring young artists, audio engineers and producers he is known for his work with the youth constantly engaging and opening his facility to mentor and share his knowledge with the next generation of creatives.

An Audio technician for the Lord Kitchener Auditorium at NAPA, and the Senior Audio Technician for SAPA, he was able to expand his skill set to include live audio engineering and theatrical sound effects design.

Leveraging these skilled he has opened his own company BEXtronics, a company focused on sound, offering services of sound proofing, to recording studio design and construction, to professional audio installation to name a few.

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When You Join This Year You Also Get

  • Free Learning Materials
  • Access to Our World Class Learning Management System
  • Ultra Modern Facilities
  • Guest Lectures
  • Access to Audio Journals & Magazines
  • Special Workshops & Seminars
  • Recording Opportunities
  • Live Sound Engineering Experience
  • Access to Internships and Practical Opportunities
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The programme runs from Saturday 28th July, 2018, 9:00am- 12:00 Noon – September 2nd, 2018!  Meeting times are: Saturday’s 9:00am- 12Noon, Mondays 5:00PM- 8PM & Wed 5PM- 8PM

All Session MUST be attended!

Yes! Participants attending at least 90% of the sessions and completing all the course work activities will be awarded a Certificate of Completion. Participants that do not complete all course work activities but have an attendance of 75%- 89% of the sessions will be awarded a Certificate of Participation.

This programme is 100% free to participants!

No. This programme is run once per year at our Gasparillo location, in partnership with the Ministry of Community Development, Culture & the Arts!

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