Information Officer II
Department of Information and Public Relations (GIS)
Young music aspirants will hear the truths of the music industry at a ‘One Night Only: Music Edition’ event on Sunday, April 23.
Director for the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports, Mrs. Brenda Lettsome-Tye said the aim of ‘One Night Only: Music Edition’ is to show young musicians what it takes to succeed and excel in music.
She said the event will be an informal setting with professionals, Andrew Scott and Natasha Cobham sharing their thoughts, experiences and encouragement to young aspiring musicians.
Mrs. Lettsome-Tye said, “We have encountered a significant amount of young talented musicians here in the Territory, especially since the launch of our Gen-Y Factor talent showcase and competition. Thus, our department has seen the significance of encouraging and providing realistic guidance to these aspiring musicians on their journey to a professional musical career.”
Accomplished producer, Andrew Scott and award-winning Intellectual Property Attorney, Natasha Cobham will facilitate the sessions.
Scott is an accomplished musician who plays several instruments, including piano, guitar, drums and several brass including the trumpet, tuba, and cornet. He has worked on music with Omarion, Roc Nation recording artist Bridgette Kelly, and Dawn Richard’s Golden Heart album.
As Chief Executive Officer of ASA Public Relations, Mr. Scott is also a multi-faceted entrepreneur. He wrote and produced a variety of songs for major artists including Fantasia, Kelly Rowland and Nick Jonas. He executive produced, Armor On, the acclaimed solo project for Dawn Richard former member of Danity Kane and Diddy’s Dirty Money. The independent release hit the top of the iTunes chart, was a Top 5 album on Billboard’s indie Heatseakers Chart, a Top 30 album on their R&B/Hip-Hop Chart, and made the Billboard Top 200.
Meanwhile, leading Entertainment and Intellectual Property attorney Ms. Natasha Cobham was born in Trinidad but spent most of her life in London, England where she pursued a career in Law. She has legally represented Destra Garcia, Shurwayne Winchester, Ricky Jai, Devon Matthews and has served on a legal team to represent Machel Montano.
All locally established artists and bands are urged to make an effort to attend and learn more about the entertainment industry, especially as it relates to intellectual property and other legal services.
The ‘One Night Only: Music Edition’ event will be held at the Training Division, Conference Room on the 2nd floor of the Betteto Frett Building at 3:00 p.m.
For more information, persons should contact the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports at 468-4949.
Photo Caption: One Night Only: Music Edition Official Poster. (Poster Design: GIS/Devaughn Callwood)