A group of songwriters and producers have convereged on the Rockhouse Hotel in Negril as part of the C2W Songwriting Camp which started last Saturday.
The participants includes reggae singer Etana, Jukebox from Los Angeles, who has worked with Willow Smith, Chris Brown and Ludacris; Rob 'Tron' Wells (Toronto), whose résumé includes Justin Bieber, Backstreet Boys and Selena Gomez; Rupert Gayle (Jamaica/Canada), who has worked with Mindless Behaviour, Amber Riley (Glee), Rachel Crow (X-Factor); Carlos Battey, known for his work with Madonna, Flo Rida, Sean Kingston, and Ron Isley.
The camp is the seventh staged in the Caribbean but the first in Jamaica.
For Berry, it is an opportunity to show how much money can be made from the music industry. "I wanna see that we create wealth for our Caribbean songwriters and shareholders, and prove that we can be accountable and transparent while creating wealth," he stated.
Berry, who hails from the island of St Kitts, says the Caribbean has never been short on musical talent. He points out that more attention should be paid to artiste development.
The camp will come to a close on Friday. According to Berry, he is expecting big things from the sessions.