Ne-Yo sets up Compound Island label in Jamaica | Music News

American R&B star Ne-Yo has set-up a division of his Compound label in Jamaica. Compound Islands aims to nurture future Jamaican talents.

“We’re looking for fresh talent, people we can mould,” said the father of one last week during his trip to Jamaica. They will hold searches for singers, groups, songwriters and producers.

“The reason we decided to do this here, besides the obvious talent, is that the Jamaican market is very single-driven, where you have that one special song. We believe that is where the music business is heading right now, that singles matter more than the album.”

“Reggae music is global music, you can go anywhere to hear it, you can go to Australia and hear it.” I like that quote – top lad. After utilising a dancehall influence in a few of his hits such as “So Sick” and “Miss Independent” (controversially used by the controversial Vybz Kartel for the controversial “Ramping Shop” – yep, three controversial‘s), it’s nice to see. Hopefully something comes from it.

[Source: Jamaica Observer]