21st Hapilos Anniversary and Digital Awards


21st Hapilos Digital Distribution is one of a number of companies that make up Hapilos Entertainment Group - a New York City based corporation located in the heart of mid town Manhattan with a major office in the “Golden Triangle” area of New Kingston, Jamaica. Before 21st Hapilos, there were no major digital distributors for Dancehall music, except for  VP Records.  21st Hapilos Digital Distribution emerged from the need for an avenue for local music to tap into the international market. The distribution of music was evolving and 21st Hapilos saw digital distribution as the future of music distribution.  The company’s goal is to open up markets and help take Reggae and Dancehall music to the heights which it has never been taken before while administering the services needed by the clients to facilitate that journey. 

While our Clients are mostly located in Jamaica and the United States, we recognize Jamaica as the home of Reggae and Dancehall and this reflects in the impact the genres have on the country’s culture.  However, the real players who helped build this industry have not been given much credit locally throughout the years.  It was out of this lack of recognition that the 21st Hapilos Digital Awards was born. The Digital Awards is strictly about giving back, recognizing, thanking and awarding the artists and the producers for their successes and achievements in the global digital market place. The first award was held as part of 21st Hapilos’ Anniversary Celebrations in May 2011 at the Village Blues Bar & Café which erupted with support from Artists such as Tarrus Riley, Bugle, Charley Black, T.O.K, Natalie Storm, Konshens, Denyque and producers such as Rvssian, TJ Records, Cash Flow, Chimney Records, Ward 21 and ZJ Chrome and many more. The overwhelming support received encouraged 21st Hapilos to make it a yearly event.  The Digital Awards has grown from a Producer’s award to include categories such as  Top Video, Top Selling Single, Top Riddims and Top Reggae Singles  to name a few. The winners for the Digital Awards are selected from raw sales data and this is what makes the 21st Hapilos Digital Awards different from the others.  

This year, 21st Hapilos Digital Distribution has partnered with Appleton Special to host a bigger and better awards. The awards is sponsored by The RJR Communications Group, Zip 103 fm, Suncity Radio, Dam Good Brownies, Hype TV, E-Plus, Dancehall Connections, MD TV, Hype TV and will feature live performances by Bugle, Konshens, Denyque, J Boog, Stylo G (from the UK) and will be backed by Di Blue Print Band. Blue Carpet begins at 6:00 pm, hosted by Deborah Bissoon. Showtime begins at 9:00 Pm, hosted by the Fame Fullhouse Crew. Admission is free, however tickets are required for entry, which can be obtained via invitations from Hapilos Entertainment or via ticket giveaways on the company's facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. 



Hapilos Entertainment Group celebrates anniversary with Digital Awards

Hapilos Awards flyer21st Hapilos Digital Distribution Inc. will mark their 4th anniversary as the most recognized distributors of dancehall, reggae and Caribbean music. The highlight of their celebration is set to be the annual 21st Hapilos Anniversary and Digital Awards which seeks to recognize, reward and honor various clients and artistes for their successes and achievements in the global digital marketplace. “The sky is the limit for 21st Hapilos Digital. We are in our 4th year as major distributors and we are very excited about celebrating all our successes with the public and our clients” shared Hapilos, President of Hapilos Entertainment Group.

Hapilos Entertainment Group is a New York-based corporation that was established to market, effectively distribute and support the Reggae, Dancehall and Gospel genres of music. With the inclusion of new genres of Caribbean music, Hapilos Entertainment became a leading force behind the revenue generation of Caribbean music. Additionally, with the provision of a variety of services including Management, Administrative support to artistes and entertainers, bookings and promotional events coordination, the force behind Hapilos Entertainment’s success is unstoppable.

With 4 years of growth under their belt; 21stHapilos Digital Distribution has managed to stay ahead of the competition by catering to their clients on a personal level. Executive Vice Presiden,t Johnny Wonder shared that, “We provide various support services to our clients including very basic things like assistance with setting up their Twitter accounts to help them promote their own music; Vevo accounts for their videos; Paypal and bank accounts so they have different options in accessing their earnings, one on one training seminars so they can better understand the digital marketplace”.

With these basic services in addition to the company’s core services, the high level of customer service offered and through pioneering foresight, Hapilos Entertainment launched other branches of their organizations, including Hapilos Teens and Hapilos Junior, in response to the need to tap into the next generation market with wholesome and age appropriate entertainment and musical education.

With an international client base, 21st Hapilos Digital Distribution has become one of the major driving forces behind the promotion of Dancehall and Reggae music in the global sphere.

“The goal is to open up markets and help take reggae and dancehall music to the heights of which it has never been taken before and to administer the services needed by our clients to facilitate that journey”, added Hapilos. 21st Hapilos Digital Awards is slated for Saturday, April 19, 2014 at the Chinese Benevolent Association; blue carpet begins at 6:00 pm, show time at 9:00 pm. The event is powered by Appleton Jamaica Rum, RJR Communications Group, Zip FM, Hype TV and Dam Good Brownies to name a few.

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FW: Get "Toasted" and "#Win", from Dancehall Diva Tifa to Cham, Check out 21st Hapilos Weekly Dancehall & Reggae Hottest Releases!

U.S.A, JA (21st Hapilos News) - Digital distributor giants 21st Hapilos who have revolutionized the entertainment industry through online distribution, keep delivering the hottest hits from the biggest and upcoming names in dancehall and reggae music.

This week spotlights features:

  • Please raise your glasses and drink together in honor of "Toasted Riddim" produced by TJ Records and Teetimus. The riddim features international superstar Vybz Kartel "Pussy me Say" and "You Me Say", dancehall star Konshens "Big People Thing", legendary Mad Cobra "Ordinary", Aidonia "Boom Flick", Voicemail featuring Ding Dong "Sivva", Teetimus Rock Star "Nuh Fraid A Nuh Bwoy", Masicka "Wine and Don't Stop" and Ninja Kid "Who Say". "Toasted Riddim" is available on itunes via 21st Hapilos Digital.

  • Fresh Ear Productions presents "#Win Riddim". The riddim is indeed a winner as it features Grammy award winner Beenie Man with "Me and My Links", Bugle "Music", Charly Black "Life Of The Party", Chevaughn "My Heart", Demarco "We Want Some More", Konshens & Delus & Javada "One Life" (Shell Weh), T.O.K "Top Setter Girls" and Voicemail "My Baby". Distributed by 21st Hapilos Digital "#Win Riddim" is now available on itunes.

  • Cr203 Records / ZJ Chrome presents "No Romance Without Finance" performed by the princess of dancehall "Tifa". The fashionista songstress armed with sassy and witty lyrics has become a voice for her female fans with her various anthem singles, such as the hit  "No Romance Without Finance". The hit bound single is now available on itunes distributed by 21st Hapilos Digital.

  • I Octane delivers "Lowe Badness" produced by Markus Records. Spearheaded by Markus Myrie, eldest son of legendary Grammy award winner Buju Banton, Markus Records has become a highly sought after production company responsible for chart topping hits both locally and internationally. Brand ambassador for the Caribbean soft drink Busta, philanthropist, winner of numerous awards, dancehall star I-Octane shows no sign of slowing down as he delivers a slew of hits. Distributed by 21st Hapilos Digital, "Lowe Badness" is out now on itunes.

  • 21st Hapilos Digital Productions presents Corry Dip & Fa Real "We Got It" (Money Cash Flow). The young Brooklyn based rising artists are a product of their generation as they blend their influences of dancehall and hip hop to deliver a sure hit. Distributed by 21st Hapilos Digital, "We Got It" (Money Cash Flow) off #Brooklyn Riddim Project is out now on itunes.

  • Randy Rich Productions presents "Yardie Party" performed by Grammy Award-nominated artist "Cham". Previously known as Baby Cham, dancehall artist Cham has collaborated with many hip-hop and R&B stars such as Foxy Brown, Alicia Keys,Akon and many more. With this latest single, the dancehall star is taking you along for a "Yardie Party". The song is now available on itunes via 21st Hapilos Digital.

  • Popular dancehall artist W.A.S.P is thankful for his many blessings and with the help of Sounique Records,  W.A.S.P testifies with "Praise Mi God". Distributed by 21st Hapilos Digital, "Praise Mi God" is now available on itunes.

  • Kheil Stone Music presents "Acid Wash Riddim" featuring Chevaughn "Love", Da'Ville "No Behavior", Kappa "Gyal Magnet", Delly Ranx "Put It In Deh", Esco "Turn It", Voicemail "Tun Up Loud", Da Professor "Come In My Room", and Kibaki "Sell Out". "Acid Wash Riddim"  is out on itunes via 21st Hapilos Digital.

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