November 8, 2017

The Business of Music panel discussion at the Alpha Institute is presented by the Irie Foundation in conjunction with the Jamaica Music Conference. The panel will bring together music makers, performers and instructors for a discussion about music and the business of music today. Panelists include DJ Irie and Drop from Miami. The panel will be hosted by DJ Denvo from Kingston. Alpha Institute postgraduates will assist with production and post-production of audio content. Current students, Alpha music staff, Jamaica Music Conference attendees and local Industry practitioners are invited to attend the breakfast from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and the panel discussion begins at 10, ending at 11:15.

With credentials that include official disc jockey of the 3-time NBA World Championship Miami HEAT, Carnival Cruise Lines, and superstar Jamie Foxx, DJ IRIE is driven by an enthusiasm and larger-than-life personality. He is also a major supporter of local, national and international non-profit organizations, including the Alpha Institute, through IRIE WEEKEND and Irie Foundation.

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Cuban American Miami-based record producer DROP achieved recognition for his work with P. Diddy, KanyeWest, Pitbull, Gloria Estefan, Kelly Rowland and many more. He works with artists from all music genres conceptualizing, producing and mixing songs from start to finish.

Our host, DJ DENVO, is a senior presenter at Jamaica’s FAME FM radio station, founder of Jamaica’s first disc jockey training program, a frequent disc jockey on Kingston’s music circuit and Alpha’s first instructor in Disc Jockey Techniques funded by the Irie Foundation.

IRIE FOUNDATION works year round to positively impact the lives of under-served youth. Our programs are meticulously curated to provide valuable educational experiences, mentorship and opportunities for professional development. For more information, visit

The ALPHA INSTITUTE ( music program recently expanded its 100+-year music program to include disc jockey training with the support of Irie Foundation in partnership with the AMERICAN FRIENDS OF JAMAICA ( The AFJ and Alpha also partnered in the introduction of music technology training including pro tools, radio broadcasting and beat making skills training.