Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) named Jorge “Pepo” Ferradas president of UCI’s music division. In this newly created position, he will be responsible for the development of an integrated music strategy for all music-focused efforts across the company including UCI’s music tentpole events and working with the Company’s radio programming team.

The Latin Explosion: A New America celebrates the music, the artists and the visionaries who have pioneered this sea change, exploring how the growing Latino community is impacting American culture for the better. Anchoring the film are exclusive interviews with the musicians at the center of Latino power and influence in this country, including Gloria Estefan, Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull, Ricky Martin, Romeo Santos, members of Los Lobos, Rita Moreno, Jose Feliciano and others. They talk about their lives and music, as the film celebrates their mega crossover hits that have defined the American experience and set the stage for the "Latin Explosion" in all aspects of American life.

Music marketing and brand experience agency Momentum Worldwide has conducted a research study aimed specifically at identifying the connection between live and digital music behaviors. Among the findings is that millennials, defined as people ages 18-34, want to see brands in the music space and enjoy seeing them there.

There’s no stopping the music industry’s digital transformation, based on recent research. According to data from the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), digital music revenues worldwide rose nearly 7% last year to hit $6.85 billion, tying physical sales in share for the first time, at 46% each. The remaining 8% was from performance rights and synchronization.

Tiesto, Skrillex, Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Afrojack and Avicii are not household names to anyone 35 years old and over. Skrillex and Afrojack may sound like appliance names or an over the counter hair gel to older folks. But to Millennials (generally defined as Americans born between 1982 and sometime in the early 2000′s), these Electronic Dance Music (EDM) DJs are celebrities producing music that is defining and giving an identity to their generation.

Music knows no boundaries in America. It’s the great equalizer among consumers of different ages, languages, races, incomes, genders and geographies. People often find that music is a mirror of and a bridge to an increasingly diverse society

Nielsen reveals 2014 mid-year U.S. music sales, airplay and streaming data for the six-month period of Dec. 30, 2013 through June 29, 2014. Nielsen SoundScan measures U.S. point-of-sale of recorded music product.

Just about everyone connects with music, but where we live plays a big part of how we listen to, buy and engage with our tunes.

If you like Salsa, the Fania All Stars and dancing, the name Cheo Feliciano is synonyms with Greatness.  Cheo Felicano passed away after be involved in an accident in Puerto Rico.

Terra, a global digital media company and content producer with a presence in 19 countries, is proud to announce "Terra Live Music in Concert" with Juanes, an exclusive live-streaming music performance featuring the vibrant Grammy-winning superstar Juanes, on Wednesday, March 12th at 10:00pm ET to debut his upcoming new album "Loco de Amor" ("Crazy from Love") which will be released globally the day prior.

Rebecca Drucker who has enjoyed a career in the US Hispanic advertising and marketing industry with several media companies such as Univision, Telemundo, Terra.com and the William Morris Agency has joined Ricky Martin’s management team.

U.S. Hispanics Over-Index Other Demographics in most Social Media, Entertainment,  & Mobile Usage.   by Peggy Dold / Navigation Partners LLC

{Why it is crucial to connect the dots between the consumer, music discovery, music consumption, and copyright monetization}  by Peggy Dold / Navigation Partners LLC

Oscar D'León, Juan Formell, Roberto Menescal, Totó La Momposina, Palito Ortega, Eddie Palmieri, and Miguel Ríos will be honored with The Latin Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award, and Mario Kreutzberger aka "Don Francisco" and Pedro Ramírez Velázquez are the recipients of the prestigious Trustees Award, it was announced by The Latin Recording Academy.

From live local newscasts via mobile to time-shifted season finales in the living room, the rising wave of streamed content continues to engage our eyes and ears. And digital music plays a big part of the swell, keeping our toes tapping and heads bobbing

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