The range of Barbadian talent in music and entertainment spans all segments of this dynamic and creative field. Barbados’ musical accomplishments are being recognised and acknowledged worldwide with artistes and performers the likes of Rihanna (Def Jam), Rupee (Atlantic Records), Edwin Yearwood (VP Records), Shontelle (Universal Motown), Livvi Franc (Jomba Label Group) and Hal Linton (Universal Motown) gracing stages across the globe.
Barbados' annual Crop Over Festival and Barbados Music Awards have also generated additional oportunities for Barbadian music as they showcase the best in local styles and talent.
Supporting our artistes are producers and management agencies which have established a name for themselves internationally. Pyramid Entertainment, Hit Island Inc., Good Vibes Inc., Timeless Barbados Inc and CRS Music & Media are some of the noted management agencies marketing the Barbados music brand and developing strategic linkages within the Caribbean region and across the globe.
Barbados also provides production studios of an international standard. One of the well known studios is Blue Wave Recording Studio, located at Bayley's Great House in St. Philip. This studio, as well as the Ice Records label, are owned and operated by international recording artiste, song writer and producer Eddy Grant. Ice Records owns the largest catalogue of Caribbean music in the world.
Other capable production facilities include Caribbean Records (B'dos) Limited, Commercial Music Inc (CMI), Tropical Wave Productions Inc. and Lethal Studio.