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Octane's management severs ties with LiveJam

Published:Wednesday | July 9, 2014 | 12:00 AM

The management team of internationally acclaimed reggae singer, Byiome Muir, more popularly known as I-Octane, has released a statement to the media, declaring that they are completely distancing themselves from Barcelona-based LiveJam Entertainment and Stefano Ingrosso.

According to the release, effective immediately, LiveJam Entertainment is not authorised to accept bookings or deposits on behalf of I-Octane and is not in a position to negotiate any contractual or other arrangement on behalf of the singer, whether in Europe or any other part of the world.

"All bookings must be done through Khool International Agency and or I-Octane's manager, Ray Alexander," the management team stated in the release, adding that it was very unfortunate that it has become necessary for them to take this drastic step.

I-Octane, a multiple award-winning artiste whose demand on the international stage has surged dramatically in the last two years, will be performing live on two festivals only in Europe this summer - Reggae Geel 2014 in Belgium and Reggae Jam in Germany, scheduled for August 2 and 3, respectively. Both concerts had been booked through LiveJam Entertainment, but unforeseen and totally unacceptable circumstances have placed the artiste in a challenging position.

Despite this, I-Octane and his management team have pledged to honour their contractual obligations.

Ups and downs

"We have a tremendous amount of respect for the fans and the promoters, therefore, we have no choice but to honour the agreement, even though it means that we will be out of pocket. We know that in music business, there is always the positive and the negative, and we therefore embrace this challenge and move on. It's all part of the journey," the management stated.

I-Octane, who is promoting his critically acclaimed sophomore album, My Journey, and who is also the headline act for Reggae Sumfest Dancehall Night (Thursday July 17), leaves for Europe at the end of July.