I received the following email yesterday about an online petition to have Soca Music recognized on itunes, read, sign and forward to your friends!
The issue is that itunes recognizes all island music as either Latin or Reggae music. I have written them numerous times, long diatribes about what is Calypso and Soca with no positive feedback, in fact they I got a politely worded letter basically telling me to bugger off. So I cant take that sitting down. It hurt my little Trini heart to find a listing for Lord Kitchener's music as Reggae - he is probably rolling over in his grave.
I created a group on face book asking people to email to itunes on the issue and am doing all I can to get this issue publicized because I think it is gross disrespect. The fact is we should stop the nonsense about taking Soca music to the Grammy's. Nobody watches TV, the world is run over the internet - OK that is a stretch but still. Soulja Boy made millions on ring tone downloads and Yael from Israel had a song chosen to launch the new MACBOOK AIR and went from obscurity to selling the number one album on itunes and then there was Feist from Canada with the 1234 song - you get the picture.
Any way a recommendation was made to send in some petitions to the itunes folks and since I cant remember the last time I signed a piece of paper that wasn't a credit card slip I developed an online petition.Here is the link to the petition please sign it!
The music of TNT is genius, you know what it takes to make not one but a few hit songs every year, year after year consistently that is what Calypsonians and Soca artists do - and this ability has to be respected. Damn even the Beatles stop making music after a few years.
Spread this message and let us use" we Trini loudmouth" for something to benefit us .Please the same way you bombard folks with the forwards about the free computer that Bill Gates will never be sending can you forward the info on the petition to all your friends in your inboxes.