The PAY PER VIEW MARKET is an EXPAT MARKET. So they should be culturing and respecting that market for what it is and stop fooling themselves into thinking that people from OUTSIDE THE CULTURE will be rushing to sign up for that PAY PER VIEW.
This is why I have been encouraging them (begging them) to put out a GREATEST HIT PANORAMA PRODUCT (I cannot say "CD" people does STUPID over that choice of word) as a MARKET TEST PROJECT.
From my observations, THE EXPATS are maturing into a more generous sense of recognition relating to the need to support THE CULTURE financially. It is up to PAN TRINBAGO and the MINISTRY OF CULTURE to capitalize financially on THIS SENTIMENTALITY.
(People should go dig up some of the postings of ARTHUR TRAVERSO to get an understanding of what I am talking about here.)
And the LOCAL MUSIC is a primary vehicle. If any LEADER in PAN TRINBAGO ever wakes up with the SENSE to integrate these TWO ENTITIES -- we could take our music to THE WORLD from that PLATFORM.
It is EXPATS who took PAN MUSIC to the WORLD. And, today, it is EXPATS who are the BIG SUPPORT BRANCH OF PANORAMA -- NOT WHITE TOURISTS!!!
Let KENNY PHILLIPS go dig through the 900 people who ordered the 2019 PAY PER VIEW and he will tell allyuh that 97 out of every 100 orders were from EXPATS.
If you seriously running a BUSINESS -- you should really take a minute to IDENTIFY your clientele. That is why PAN TRINBAGO needs a SERIOUS ERO and a SERIOUS PRO to BUILD BRIDGES with the EXPAT COMMUNITY -- The TRUE LOVERS OF PANORAMA MUSIC!!!