Baha Men signs with Sony Music
Bahamas Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry Gladstone Christie, during a press conference on May 24, congratulated the music group Baha Men who will soon sign a formal recording contract with Sony Music Entertainment.
Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Gladstone Christie congratulates Baha Men on hearing the news that the group will sign a formal recording contract with Sony Music Entertainment
“They are each in their own right, experienced musicians and artists, and connectively they are a very strong and potent force,” the Prime Minister said. “They have the capacity to again impact the world.”
He told the group members’ that they are a wonderful example for other aspiring Bahamian musicians, and they will be able to promote the country with the backing of a company with influence all over the world.
Besides members of Baha Men, also present were Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe; Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Dr. the Hon. Daniel Johnson; Afo Verde, President, Sony Music Entertainment, Latin American Division and Fernando Cabral, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Sony Music Entertainment, Latin American Division.
The Prime Minister noted that this is the perfect time for such an announcement to be made, as the government made its commitment to developing the arts known in the Speech From the Throne read during the Opening of Parliament the day before.
Prime Minister Christie met with Sony executives prior to winning the general elections, with the intention that if he won, a strategy would already be in the works to enable the company to promote The Bahamas in various facets around the world.
He also wanted to establish a relationship with Sony, so that Bahamian recording artists could be signed to contracts on an annual basis. “The same way we have won gold medals in the Olympics, or produced top heart and neurosurgeons in our country, the talent is there in music and the performing arts,” the Prime Minister said.