Who We Are?
Black Tears started out around 1988 with Marc St Omer aka Jabba as a concert and Dancehall promoter. Jabba became well-known in the industry by putting successful events in Jamaica, St Lucia, The Bahamas, St Vincent and other islands around the Caribbean.
After building a roster of several reggae bands in the Cleveland Ohio area, Jabba did shows in New York and Ohio as one of the top reggae & dancehall promoters. The biggest shows Jabba promoted, took place at the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, Cleveland Indians Baseball Team Arena and Football Hall Of Fame. Expanding the Black Tears Media services, Jabba performed as a touring manager in several States like Florida, Texas, New York and others.
Throughout the years, Black Tears worked with many legendary reggae superstars like Beenie Man, Shabba Ranks, Ninjaman, Junior Demus, Chaka Demus & Pliers and many more. Today Black Tears focuses on the crossover music market, like reggae-pop or dancehall-pop with the major artist being a hot upcoming indie-pop band G9 originating from Moscow, Russia.
Having a great and successful history as well as reach Jamaican heritage, Black Tears Label & Management company provides a wide range of services from publishing and music promotion to music producing, management and touring support. The goal of the company is to promote Peace & Love through its artists’ music and help unite different communities who share the same values, facilitating cultural exchange.
Marc St Omer
Marketing Director /a&r