Welcome to Music Matters: The Caribbean Edition

The podcast series featuring news, interviews and analysis of all the music from the islands.
Music business conversations with hosts Laura and Nigel focused on the Caribbean.

This podcast is not associated or affiliated with Music Matters on BBC3.


Listen to the latest episodes here.

Episode 4:
Caribbean music, broadcast and IP

April 14, 2018 | 41 minutes

Laura and Nigel chat about the reality of the slightly behind-the-curve business models and thinking about broadcast media and its role in distributing music and creating economic rights for artists, composers, producers and performers in the Caribbean.

Episode 3:
A Conversation with Josanne Leonard

March 3, 2018 | 36 minutes

Laura and Nigel chat with Josanne Leonard, regional music industry expert, on the music industry in Trinidad and Tobago with links to the wider Caribbean music industry and preferred strategies going forward in light of the ongoing state-dominated industry thrust toward its further development.

Episode 2:
The Globalisation of Soca

February 9, 2018 | 30 minutes

Laura and Nigel continue the discussion on the relative global spread of this music born in Trinidad. The wider international thrust by singers, DJs and producers from America, Europe and Africa to put the music on the same public consciousness as reggae and dancehall, for example, is considered.

Episode 1:
SOCA: A Caribbean Phenomenon

January 9, 2018 | 37 minutes

Laura and Nigel discuss the spread of soca music from its base in Trinidad and Tobago to encompass rhythms and musical cues from other islands in the Caribbean. Producers, singers and fans from all the islands make this music more than Trinidad Carnival music.

Show Hosts

Laura Dowrich-Phillips is the regional lifestyle editor at LoopTT and the premier entertainment reporter in Trinidad and Tobago. Follow Laura at:

Nigel A. Campbell writes on music and the business of music. He is the founder of iRADIO.tt
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