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Pay Day Music - One of the best

kevlarr.jpgWhat more is there to be said about a production company that takes pride in getting paid so much so that a simple merger of two words becomes their titled moniker.
That was the vision Austin Yolando Green otherwise known as Kevin had for his Productions Label when he started it almost 2 years ago back in the summer of 2006 and till this day still believes strongly in its underline meaning.

The proud owner of PAYDAY MUSIC PRODUCTIONS Kevin is no stranger to the local Dancehall fraternity having been in the industry as a Producer / Engineer since 1998 when he started mixing tracks at Gargamel Records for the masterful DJ Buju Banton.

As a producer he has worked with some of the biggest local artists in the business including Bounty Killer, Mavado, Busy Signal, Bugle and Sizzla not to mention Beres Hammond. As for album projects he's done mixes for Buju on both "Too Bad" and "Magic City" and is currently taking on the task of fine tuning a few singles for Bounty Killer's upcoming album Extra Bullet.

A savvy entrepreneur Kevin spent sometime with in this Q&A session to discuss the future of PayDay.
What made you decide to start a Music Production Label?

Well I always wanted to be my own boss, I'm a very creative person who likes to use my energy, I don't like to wait on other people to sign off on or promote my thing. I like to manifest my own ideas without asking questions.
How did the name "PayDay" come about?

The name came about because of my work in the industry its like I was working for people for years and they were the only one getting paid so I created my own network, my own Pay Day were I determined my cash-flow thus the name PAYDAY.
Who are some of the artists on PayDay Music Productions?

Well in the camp we have artist like Bad Cash, Mental, Martina, Boom Steppa, Lando, Acid and Fiery but I also work alongside the Alliance. PAYDAY produce artists like Bounty Killer, Busy, Mavado, Einstein and a whole lot of other people.
What's the latest Production out of PayDay Music?

The latest is the Prayer Riddim featuring Bounty, Busy Signal, Mavado Bad Cash and the PAYDAY family. There is also the Riches Riddim which is going to feature Vybz Kartel, Aidonia, Busy Signal, Boom Steppa and the of the PAYDAY family as well.
5 Years from now where would you like to be in the industry?

I believe the youths not getting the right break, too much talent is being wasted so my plan is to open a complex for new acts whereby I could try promoting them weekly. I'm talking about a mega structure, a complex with even a CD Burning Plant, 6 different Studios, and my own Distributions. I want to be the first major local distributor to distribute internationally so people like the Sony or a VP Records would have to come to us for music.
At the moment I’ve merged with a company in Atlanta called Solid Sound and the owner Desmond Shirley and I have joined forces to build a complex and furnish the dream.


Comments (3)


Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2008 6:41 AM


Posted by thunda | February 29, 2008 1:45 PM

respect him talk bout young artist a get stiffle,true words mi youth.mek sure unuh look out fi eXile di brave

Posted by alrick | February 21, 2011 11:13 AM

belize love you Tiana...i love the interview you did on More fm yuh sound sooooo sweat and humble .

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