Tuff Gong Worldwide was founded in 2006 as an offshoot of the original Tuff Gong label, which was founded in 1965 by Bob Marley with the vision of producing, distributing, and promoting his music free from the constraints of corporate label politics. Decades before artist-owned record labels were commonplace, the legendary Bob Marley’s vision was characteristically well ahead of its time. Now, nearly a half-century later, his dream is being realized. Today, Ziggy Marley is a completely independent artist – owning all his master recordings since 2006 and all his compositions with Isthi Music – his publishing company. Marley’s robust business goes far beyond music, into book publishing, film, and television.