FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Reggae music has a new dedicated streaming home as the Artekal Music streaming service launches to support reggae music creatives and fans. Artekal is also announcing the launch of it's reggae Grammy explorer just in time for the upcoming Grammy awards.
Artekal music joins the music streaming fray with a focus on the reggae music genre. The streaming service offers mobile apps on IOS and Android with all users getting 30 day trials to kick the tires. Music is delivered and segmented into the various sub-genres of reggae music. Those being roots rock, lovers rock, dancehall, ska, dub, and mento. The service is also launching with the Relevant Reggae Music podcast hosted by UK based radio DJ Mix Master Jay, with veteran artist Shinehead gearing up to launch his exclusive music podcast on the service as well. Artekal Music president Jamahl Hanna said "reggae has gone from a feature to a solo," further clarifying that while reggae music is available on other platforms, it gets top billing on Artekal. The service aims to embrace a worldwide audience of reggae fans who are starved for consistent access to reggae.
Just in time for the Grammy awards, the music service is also unveiling it’s Best Reggae Album Grammy explorer on its website. The online interactive gives a visual representation to 34 years of reggae music's recognition at the awards. With over 170 reggae musicians being honored over that time, the Artekal Music reggae Grammy explorer gives exposure to the creative work of talented musicians who typically do not get televised exposure for their nomination and award as the best reggae album Grammy award is not televised. The Grammy explorer gives visibility to those artists and allows fans to take a deeper look at how the genre has performed creatively during that time.
Artekal Music is a reggae streaming music subscription service based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The company also delivers an online reggae magazine published through its blog called the Artekal Big Chune blog. The service works with reggae music creatives and distributors to deliver the best editorial and curatorial reggae music experience on the planet.