|COTT award for Gayelle |
Tuesday, October 23 2007
GAYELLE The Channel has chalked up another performance record through its demonstration in paying up promptly for the use of the works of our artistes.
For its compliance not only in royalty payments but also for submitting music cue sheets in electronic format, the Copyright Music Organisation of Trinidad and Tobago (COTT) will present Gayelle with the Treasure Licensee Award at the COTT Foundation’s Gala Benefit Dinner.
The event comes off at the Hilton Trinidad and Conference centre on Thursday from 7 pm.
The black-tie dinner will also feature performances from David Rudder, Patasar and Pantar, Rizon, H20 PHLO and other nominees who are expected to “ignite the music.”
This event will kick off a week of activities leading up to the COTT Music Awards on November 1 at Queen’s Hall, St Ann’s from 6.30 pm.
Along with Errol Fabien, Gayelle has been developed by local production company Banyan headed by Christopher Laird, Bruce Paddington and Anthony Hall. The station began broadcasting in 2004.
Gayelle, which airs on Cable television Channel 7, was formed with the objective of producing and transmitting community television, broadcasting at least 90 percent local and regional programming.
The station has experimented with a number of new approaches to television programming, from news to leisure.
Since its inception Gayelle’s programming has gained quite a following with local audiences who have warmed to and certainly identify with programming which reflects various aspects of TT culture in its live and recorded broadcasts.
The COTT Foundation’s Gala Benefit Dinner will be hosted by David Bereaux and Natacha Jones.
Guests will be treated to a welcome cocktail reception sponsored by Angostura 1919.
Along with Gayelle, six other nominees will be presented with awards at the Gala Benefit Dinner.
The Golden Achievement Award:
the Mighty Duke
Classic of the Year
Chutney of the Year
Jingle of the Year
Parang of the Year
The Jazz/World Music Composition