Lloyd Stanbury, O.D. is a Jamaican music industry professional with a wide range of international experience. His expertise includes entertainment law practice, artist management, music production, event promotion, research, creative industries policy development, and lecturing. He started his journey in the business of music in 1983 as a concert promoter in Jamaica, and was instrumental in the establishment of the world’s first all reggae radio station, IRIE FM, in 1990. He has organized many music events, and was chairman of the Caribbean Music Expo convention and trade fair for four years.
As a consultant, Stanbury has conducted research and rendered music business training services in collaboration with the Government of Jamaica, CARICOM, UNESCO, and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). His activities as a consultant include interface with Departments of Culture, musicians and music associations in Africa and the Caribbean. He has been a regular participant in international music business conventions such as MIDEM, WOMEX, and South By Southwest in Austin, Texas. As an attorney, he has represented artistes including Chronixx, Protoje, Agent Sasco, Half Pint, Steely & Clevie, Kumar and Queen Ifrica.
Stanbury was instrumental in the establishment of music associations in Jamaica, including the Jamaica Association of Composers Authors and Publishers (JACAP), the Jamaica Music Society (JAMMS), and the Recording Industry Association of Jamaica (RIAJam). From March 2011 to March 2015 he served as a member of the UNESCO Pool of Experts for culture and governance in developing countries. He is the author of the book “REGGAE ROADBLOCKS, A Music Business Development Perspective”, and received the Order of Distinction (O.D.) from the Government of Jamaica in August 2017. He is currently a partner in the arts, culture and entertainment agency Majesty Media.