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No Love for international Social Media Pan Fans because of the competitive spirit and lack of technology for the promotion of the art

So 5 bands playing Good Morning 
And each one decided not to give the public a little preview via social media and that's ok
My question is are they scared that other Bands steal their arrangements or just don't want their Music out there before it is judge. 
I can see all the no recording signs in the various pan yards and that's ok 
But hear the catch panmen are still thinking competition and not income. 
These same panyard judging can be live stream with a subscription or and online membership of $10.00 minimum Which I would gladly pay to see my Band and others on separate accounts. Now if a thousand people subscribe that's $10.000.00 If my maths are on point
So what do panmen & Women want the Glory of being Champions every year and walk around with no financial progress. or use social media and step out of the box of Trinidad & Tobago/Pan Trinbago
Band against Band mentality and sell yourself In your Panyard performances and walk away with at least $50.000.00 US ...by live streaming your Band on a professional level.  

Hollywood and even the NFL use live and reality TV and making big Money
And we in the pan world have a product that people spend millions to travel to our country to see and hear the Greatest show on Earth 
And we are not utilizing our Media Power and stifling the industry
I will make my Picks after I hear the Various
Bands from the preliminaries

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Comment by patrick on January 30, 2017 at 9:51pm

If I am an arranger looking to win the panorama competition, I may  not want anyone at this time to sample my music unless I feel comfortable with the music and the entire band. Yes it's a competition, it's not east to win. What amazes me, people just cannot seem to understand that competition is what drives the panorama excitement. Can anyone tell me what pan competition outside of Trinidad is better or even close to TT pamorama at carnival time? I want to know. Or any pan show that's gaining popularity. Yes,something needs to be done after TT carnival so panmen can make financial progress. The government can't pay for everything.

Comment by Lance Dowrich on January 30, 2017 at 9:48pm
Sterling.....you are stung by the inability of the management of steelbands to leverage their obvious popularity at this time of the year. In the same way that they shun fans by failing to use social media they also do not capitalize on the opportunities for merchandising. It is still impossible to purchase jerseys and other memorabilia of your favorite bands. Even after Panorama no memorabilia is available.
Comment by ARTHUR W TRAVERSO on January 30, 2017 at 9:15pm

The whole pan movement is stagnant and has been like that from the beginning.Unless there are more people like you Sterling with innovative ideas to make money for the players and they get rid of the present body pan has no where to go. After panorama 95% of the pan players crawl back into their holes till next year. Trinbagonians are their worst enemies and other countries like Japan is reaping fortunes and getting credit for our art form.  

Comment by Ajamu Nyomba on January 30, 2017 at 8:45pm

The leadership of the so-called "World Governing Body for the Steelpan" is too busy filling their pockets to consider ways to earn additional income for pan players. Why not capitalize on the Internet for Pay-Per-View opportunities. Pan lovers worldwide would love to be able to pay for a live streaming of bands rehearsing,etc.

Comment by Roderick M. Aqui on January 30, 2017 at 8:33pm
Ok Sterling, no Sampling for you and that is how it's done!
As if you didn't know.

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