New York, NY, September 13, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Tropical Records expands its already impressive artist roster with the impressive new reggae artist, Major Banton.
Major Banton was born on the West Indies Island of Jamaica and he has started recording his debut CD with Rod Millwood producing it, in Philadelphia (PA). "Banton" is a Jamaican word referring to someone who is a respected storyteller, and that was evident to Don Lichterman, the head of Tropical Records just after “hearing about 20 seconds of the first song Rod (Millwood) turned over to me last month.” He “then watched the New Creation video which happens to be featured at My Space in their video section, and I knew that I had to release this CD at Tropical and I knew that I had to do it this year.” Lichterman and his Tropical Records went around their signing freeze that had been in place at Sunset (Tropical Records is a Sunset company) since its old distributor (CBuJ) filed bankruptcy in July. Lichterman and Tropical already boasts to having signed some of the most renowned reggae artists (I Kong, Mabrak, Cryout, Stondie) and two of the top dancehall reggae artists (Original Black Pantah, Alayna) in the world today.
Lichterman also says that is Tropical Records will get this out this year and that they are currently shooting for a mid November release day. The working title for Tropical records and Rod Millwood is New Creation.
About Tropical Records / Sunset Records
Tropical / Sunset is a privately owned Don Lichterman Company. Sunset is one of the leading independent record labels and entertainment companies in the world. The Sunset Group of Entertainment Companies, and its global operation, acquire, develop, and distribute major music recording artists, home visual entertainment products, online-digital entertainment technologies and music and filmed entertainment worldwide. Sunset's four major divisions are the Sunset Distributed Label Group, the Sunset Strategic Marketing and Licensing Division, the Radio Sunset Network and the Sunset Filmed Entertainment Division.