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More Support Could Boost Music Industry

Bahamian singer Lattia is urging Bahamians to throw more support behind local artists in a bid to boost revenue, reinvigorate the music industry and keep money in the country.

Lattia added that Bahamian artists do not make the kind of money they should be making when compared to other artists around the world.

“I don’t think we as Bahamian artists get what it is that we’re worth when it comes to performances because frankly an artist like myself will not make any money to perform,” she said.

“You work for free, they bring in big artists and pay them $100,000 plus and we as Bahamians work just as hard or even harder than they do because we are hustling. I love what Baha Men did. They went away then came back and the people supported them so sometimes you have to go off to pursue your passion and then come back home so people can realise your worth.”

Lattia spoke to the Journal Business last week about the support she has received thus far and support that Bahamian music artists receive in general.

“Support is always good,” Lattia said.

“I think that we can get more support. I don’t think there is any such thing as enough support. If you think about what US artists make when compared to what we do, we aren’t supported for the hard work and the dedication that we put into our music. I’ve been doing music for 13 years and I’ve been that voice that you hear but just don’t really know who it is and for myself and other artists I just don’t think we get enough play on the radio.”

Lattia has released her first single set to be released on her EP album before the end of the year.

The single – Sign Me Off – is the first of several songs that the artist hopes will be well-received by Bahamians.

Lattia is based in Delray Beach, Florida and was home over the weekend promoting her new single.

She has worked with Julien Believe, Angelique Sabrina and has been working in the industry for more than 13 years.

“I wanted to infuse a little bit of my classical training background,” she said.

“I was actually classically trained so I wanted to infuse that with the dance/pop feel so I wanted to do something that a lot of people said could not and would not be done. It’s a good song and I hope people like it.”

If you want to reach Lattia, you can find her on Google Plus, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and also through her website at

Written by Jones Bahamas

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