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Is Peter Tosh’s Popularity Waning?

Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:23 pm
by rocketman83
Is Peter Tosh loosing relevance to the reggae genre? On Sunday, The Jamaica Observer reported that internet searches for Peter are on the decline, compared to the last few years. Tosh had previously held a strong second place (behind Bob) in searches for popular reggae musicians. It seems since April, Tosh has been outpaced by relative newcomers like Vybz Kartel and Mavado. In fact, Vybz Kartel is being searched for a significant 37% more than Tosh. Check out the article (link below) for a more detailed breakdown. I beg to differ with the auther. I suspect the decline in online popularity has a lot to do with the Tosh’s smaller online footprint. His official site isn’t much more than landing page at the moment (although it looks like a full site is set to launch soon) and his social network pages have just recently become active. Peter Tosh is an icon and a legend, and more relevant today than ever, I suspect.

What do you think? Is this a sign that the younger generation of reggae fans hold Tosh in less regard or is the new generation of artists better at using the internet to reach their audience?

Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:41 pm
by Sven Killer Robot Spacema
1535

Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 3:12 pm
by Ad
Sven Killer Robot Spacema wrote:1535


This makes my shortlist for best reply of the year.

Re: Is Peter Tosh’s Popularity Waning?

Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:20 pm
by Jake
rocketman83 wrote:His official site isn’t much more than landing page at the moment (although it looks like a full site is set to launch soon) and his social network pages have just recently become active.


Gee, rocketman83, your user name wouldn't happen to suggest that you work for Rocket Science, Premier Label Services Engine, whose clients include Peter Tosh, would it?

If so, that might indicate that your post is actually...spam.

Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 5:22 pm
by DJMurphy
Gosh, I wonder what Peter thinks of all of this. Too bad we can't ask him.

But remember, you can't blame the youth of today...

Re: Is Peter Tosh’s Popularity Waning?

Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 11:11 pm
by Greenwood The Sock Monkey
Jake wrote:Gee, rocketman83, your user name wouldn't happen to suggest that you work for Rocket Science, Premier Label Services Engine, whose clients include Peter Tosh, would it?

If so, that might indicate that your post is actually...spam.


My nominee for "most obvious street teamer of 2009".

Let's try to guess what the "83" stands for. 83 hits this year on the Peter Tosh website?

Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:58 pm
by stickman45
Sven Killer Robot Spacema wrote:1535


Sven gave me an inappropriate Giggle Boner.

My co-workers are less than enthused and less than impressed:-(