Coxsone Dodd's Studio One had lost thrust, as it failed to capitalize on the emergence of the new beat other recording studios and entertaining artists was enjoying with their labels and records! The Wailers during this time had given Coxsone's Studio One a wide berth never to record for Clement Seymour Dodd again, and moreover, Bob Marley was distinctly disenchanted with the financial proceeds that Coxsone handed out for the Wailers hit-making songs and therefore set about opening up his own record shop and label known as the "Wail 'n' Soul "M" label! The Wailers later became Bob Marley and The Wailers!
Anyone could set up a name for a label if they were prepared to hire musicians and a recording studio, make a record and placing the label on the record disc. For that reason, Jamaica is in the "Guinness Book of Records" as the country that is most prolific in the world at producing musical recordings on discs per square meter. India for a time was the most prolific. The sale of records operated under a unique Jamaican system. First, an acetate is cut as an exclusive for a main sound; next, a small amount of records pressed for DJ's on outpost sound systems for special distribution!
Those special records at a price ranging from f5.00 up to £10.00 each, then they sold limited editions on white blank labels for about £1.00 each. After awhile titles would be on general release on recognized labels. This type of process took a month or longer to complete, culminating in a five-figure sales. The earliest titles were recorded and pressed at Federal Recording Studios, but in 1963 Dodd opened a new Recording Studio at 13 Brentford Road in Kingston, built by Headley Jones, and track facilities installed by Clement Dodd's cousin: Sid Bucknor!