Metronome Music

 

"Metronome Music" is an independent publishing company, created and run by Harris BB Seaton former lead singer of the original vocal group the Gaylads from Studio One.

 

Since it started in 1991, the accomplishments of Metronome Music has been extraordinary, boasting a perpetually growing catalogue of some of the most prolific songwriters in Reggae such as Delano Stewart, Harris BB Seaton, Noel Bailey, Joe White, Wain Seaton, Jimmy London, DJ Trigga, Obi Igwe, Jessie James and a new signing from New London Connecticut the hip hop group “Jon Doe“.

 

The catalogue consists of Vintage Reggae, Roots & Culture, Dub Music, Hip-Hop, Lovers Rock, & Ska.

 

This includes ownership on albums from the likes of UB40's Labour of Love Vol.2 "Stay A Little Bit Longer", “Whole World Is Down On Me" by Beats International, Movie directed by Olly Blackburn currently entitled “Donkey Punch “Performed by Nightmares On Wax “Flip ya lid” written by Nightmares On Wax & Harris Seaton / "Love Come Tumbling Down" & "Forgive Them Lord" Compilation “RARE GROOVES REGGAE 4” licensed by NOVA RECORDS - FRANCE, "Get Ready To Rocksteady" (Musical Documentary) "Freedom Street" 50%, "People Do Rocksteady" 100% with GRTR PRODUCTIONS (MUSE).

 

Hit singles: “The Whole World Is Down On Me“(Covered by Beats International)", "Stay A Little Bit Longer" (Covered by UB40) “Rainbow Love”, “Miss My Schooldays”, “My Jamaican Girl” (Covered by Freddie Mc Gregor, K-oss & Fab 5), “No Good Girl”, “Saddest Moment Of My Life”, “Time To Leave Daddy”, “Who Really Cares“, “Love Come Tumbling Down“, “Forgive Them Lord“, “Laugh It Off“, “Give Love A Try“, “I Feel Like Daniel“, “Hallelujah“, "Joy In The Morning" (Covered by Freddie Mc Gregor, Blackstones & Alton Ellis), "Soul Sister", Africa Is Paradise", "Africa" & "Funny Feeling" (Covered by Dennis Brown), "Noh Badda Wid It" by AswadMaxi Priest - "Love Will Crossover" 34%, "Swing & Dine" by the Melodians.

 

Throughout his musical career he has written numerous hit songs for Jamaican and International artists like Ken Boothe, Marcia Griffiths, Dennis Brown, Delroy Wilson, Freddie Mc Gregor, The Chosen Few, Aswad , Jimmy London, The Melodians, The Uniques, Ruddy Thomas, Saint & Campbell, Judy Boucher, Jennifer Laura, Winston Francis, AJ Franklyn, Denzil Dennis, Home T 4, Busty Brown, Tinga Stewart, K-oss, Ras Obi and King Sounds.

 

He served as executive member and Vice President for the Jamaica Federation of Musicians, served as a member of the Prime Minister’s performing Arts and festival awards committee. He received the El Suzie award as best song writer and the Jamaican Cultural Development award, for pioneering Jamaican music as one of Jamaica's most recognized singers and Songwriters, the MKB & Denoes & Geddes  Award for his 38 years of invaluable contribution to the development and growth of Jamaican music since 1959; he received the IRWMA (International Reggae & World Music) life time achievement in the Hall Of Fame Award in 2007 & the Reggae Heritage Award in 2008, the BRIA (British Reggae Industry Award 2013), Jamaican High Commission Award for (Contribution to the UK reggae Industry 2013).