Starting November 4, a live performance series will commence in Georgetown, Guyana, to launch Creative Titans GY—a subsidiary of Creative Titans Music, Inc.
“All the acts chosen are in the Creative Titans family through management, publishing, or music consultancy. These acts are staples in the dancehall community for Guyanese. Bringing these acts to Guyana in a more intimate setting will set the tone for what’s to come, all of our clients will be within reach and are open to new sounds of collabs,” Ron Teflord, founder and CEO of the entity, told DancehallMag.
The three-part series that is being powered by Audiomack will see performances from the ‘Wardlord’ Bounty Killer alongside Bling Dawg on the first night at the Outside Lounge.
In December, the live performance series continues with a high-energy show featuring Busy Signal and Popeye Caution.
The final date of the series will coincide with Mashramani, a cultural celebration dear to the hearts of the Guyanese people. On this special day, Creative Titans GY plans to raffle a car to one lucky attendee. To qualify for the raffle, attendees must keep all three ticket stubs from the series.
According to Telford, a Grammy Award-winning music executive, the decision to expand Creative Titans to Guyana was inspired by a desire to invest in the talents in his home country.
“Well, I was actually born in Guyana and moved to the USA when I was 4-years- old. My mother moved back when I was 17 and we (my sister and I) would visit her often,” he shared. “I fell in love with Guyana and always wanted to find a way to connect with the people. Through music I’ve been blessed with music business intelligence that I can pass on to, not only, artists in the area but individuals within government to advance the culture.”
Starting out as a management agency, Creative Titans was officially founded in 2017. The company expanded as bidding wars ensued amongst publishing companies to sign CT and it’s undeniable roster. Telford entered a joint venture deal with Concord Music Publishing, part of a Grammy-award-winning record label Concord Records.
Currently, the Creative Titans team of writers and producers are responsible for nearly 40% of the music coming out of the Caribbean and Latin America, including hit records such as Koffee’s Toast from her 2020 Grammy-winning album, Reggaeton duet kings Wisin Y Yandel for their latest hit single Recordar, that dropped last December and Jorja Smith’s Be Honest featuring Burna Boy.
The company previously expanded to Canada in 2022. Telford revealed that his team also has its eyes set on Grenada, Colombia and Haiti.
Additionally, the construction of a multi-purpose recording studio in Guyana has been ongoing. Telford said that it should be open to the public by the end of 2023.
“We started the process in March of 2022. We aren’t skipping any steps and it will be the go-to facility for music recording and education in Guyana,” he said.
Telford said that with the investments made by his entity in Guyana, he hopes to see an improvement in the local music scene, especially with regard to bringing in capital.
“The most important hope is that Creative Titans GY can show local acts that is possible to make it as an international artist and earn six to seven figure USD income. We also want to show individuals that you don’t necessarily have to be an artist, producer or writer to earn a living in music – we will highlight music executive and administrative roles,” he said.
“Lastly, we would hope to educate the government of the need for more music programs and push for music copyright initiatives, so that Guyana can tap into this $31.2B industry.”