Ne-Yo Launching Raggae Label


R&B star Ne-Yo is launching a new label called Compound Island, a new reggae-focused arm to his Compound Entertainment imprint. Compound Island will focus on signing and nurturing Jamaican musicians via an online talent search.

“We chose Jamaica because of its rich legacy of producing some of the world’s biggest recording artists, be it in notoriety or album sales,” said Ne-Yo’s manager Tishawn Gayle. Ne-Yo added, “Reggae music is global music; you can go anywhere to hear it. You can go to Australia and hear it.”

Ne-Yo is also finishing his latest album. “I don’t have a title for it yet, and I’ve not identified the tracks, but it should be ready by September,” he said.

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