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ACA Marketing marks milestone: Over 150 Out-of-Home Latin Music Campaigns Across Six Continents in 2023

The Latin music industry has experienced a remarkable expansion, becoming a global cultural phenomenon, setting new milestones, and captivating audiences worldwide. As part of this extraordinary journey, out-of-home advertising (OOH) has emerged as a pivotal element in the success of Latin music marketing strategies.

2023 Hispanic Content, Data & Social Report – Available for download FREE

HispanicAd offers its annual report on key Content usage strategies, along with the importance of using Data strategies to engage the US Hispanic Consumer. Social Marketing strategies are reviewed for their performance value.

Enrique Iglesias and Infuencer Media join force

Diamond-certified GRAMMY® Award-winning recording artist and songwriter Enrique Iglesias and music rights platform Influence Media Partners (Influence Media) have announced a new major partnership deal. Influence Media and Iglesias are partnering on the rights management of his pre-2021 recorded music rights including his independent masters and the Universal recorded music royalties along with Name, Image, and Likeness ("NIL") rights to expand future licensing opportunities.

Many Reggaeton artists sued for rhythm copyright infringement

According to CNN, "The foundational drum beats come from Jamaican dancehall duo Steely & Clevie, composed of Wycliffe Johnson and Cleveland Browne, who co-wrote “Fish Market” in 1989. The heavily sampled “Dem Bow” rhythm comes from a song of the same name co-authored with Shabba Ranks, which itself takes from “Fish Market.” Johnson passed away in 2009."

THE 2023 BILLBOARD LATIN MUSIC AWARDS ON TELEMUNDO

Billboard and Telemundo announced the first group of Latin music stars set to perform at the 2023 Billboard Latin Music Awards. The star-studded ceremony will feature Calibre 50, Chiquis, El Alfa, Eladio Carrión, Justin Quiles, Los Ángeles Azules, Manuel Turizo, Marshmello, Myke Towers, Peso Pluma, Tini and Yandel.

MANÁ Launches First-Ever Local Social Impact Initiative as Part of Second Leg of U.S. tour

Following decades of world-wide service and advocacy, MANÁ, Latin America's most influential band, has announced the launch of their first ever local social impact initiative as part of the second leg of their wildly successful US tour. The band will donate a portion of proceeds from their México Lindo y Querido tour to chosen local organizations providing need-based services and advocating for structural change in markets. A total of 11 local organizations were chosen, along with four national advocacy and voter registration partners: Latino Victory Foundation, PoderLatinx, Mi Familia Vota and Mamas Con Poder.

NFL expands Hispanic focused music partnership

The National Football League, together with NTERTAIN Studios and music label NEON16, led by Latino industry giants Tainy and Lex Borrero, announced an expansion of their partnership for the 2023 season.

At 50 years old, Hip Hop is more than a music genre; it’s an influential force in modern culture

Music is and will always be an essential element of culture, but seldom is a music genre so pervasive it changes the cultures around it.

THE 24TH ANNUAL LATIN GRAMMY AWARDS to be held in Sevilla

The Latin Recording Academy® announced that, for the first time in the history of the organization, the 24th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards® will be held at the Conference and Exhibition Centre (FIBES), in Sevilla, Spain.

Shakira to receive Latin Woman of The Year Award

Telemundo announced that Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Shakira will be honored with the 2023 Woman of the Year Award at Billboard Mujeres Latinas en la Música. Hosted by Ivy Queen and Jacqueline Bracamontes, the first-ever Latin Women in Music event will take place at Watsco Center in Miami, FL, to be taped on Saturday, May 6, 2023 and air on Sunday, May 7, 2023 at 9 PM/8 CT on Telemundo and Universo. The show will also stream simultaneously on the Telemundo app and on Peacock.

Ana Bárbara named BMI Icon at 30TH ANNUAL BMI LATIN AWARDS

BMI will honor revered singer/songwriter Ana Bárbara with the BMI Icon Award at the 30th Annual BMI Latin Awards. The private ceremony will be hosted by BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill and BMI Vice President, Creative, Latin, Jesus Gonzalez.

Telemundo to introduce new music specials and content

Telemundo and Billboard announced an expanded partnership for 2023, underscoring the importance of live events and music specials on the network and across all its platforms. Under the new agreement, the companies will collaborate to present the first ever Latin Women in Music, a new music franchise focused on women’s impact in the music industry, complimenting the most prestigious awards show in Latin music, the Billboard Latin Music Awards. The companies will also collaborate throughout the year to bring viewers broader multi-platform offerings with new content and formats that will appeal not only to the core musical audience, but also offer more variety catering to different demographics. 

Raquel “Rocky” Egusquiza joins The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® As Executive Director

The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation, the philanthropic arm of The Latin Recording Academy, has appointed Raquel “Rocky” Egusquiza as Executive Director of the organization, effective immediately.

TelevisaUnivision acquires rights to Latin American Music Awards from Dick Clark Productions

TelevisaUnivision has acquired the rights from dick clark productions to the Latin American Music Awards (Latin AMAs), the biggest cultural celebration of contemporary Latin music.

Canela Music and Verizon joins forces

Canela Media announced it will exclusively feature season 2 of The Rockstar Show by Nicky Jam on Canela Music, its new app that offers a unique blend of Latin music programming.

PUNK In Translation – A deep dive into the history of influential LatinX punk icons

Much of the rule-breaking sound and style of punk’s music and political attitude was created and defined by Latinx punk pioneers in the U.S. and Latin America, starting with Question Mark and the Mysterians, the sons of Mexican migrant workers who formed the first band ever to be described as "punk rock" in a music magazine.  

2022 GRAMMYs Postponed

After careful consideration and analysis with city and state officials, health and safety experts, the artist community and our many partners, the Recording Academy and CBS have postponed the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards Show

SBS Entertainment announces ‘Mi Casa Es Tu Casa Live Music Series’

SBS Entertainment, the entertainment division of Spanish Broadcasting System, Iinc. (SBS), announced Mi Casa Es Tu Casa Live Music Series, launching Friday, April 24. The series will feature one-hour of commercial-free live music and positive messages by top Latin artists across some of SBS’s leading regional Mexican and Latin urban radio stations in key Hispanic markets and LaMusica app. The star-studded line-up includes Pitbull and Calibre 50, who will kick-off the series respectively, as well as Christian Nodal, Maluma, Natti Natasha, Gerardo Ortiz, Banda MS, Sebastian Yatra and many others.

Uforia presents Television Special ‘Uforia Celebra Explosión Urbana – La Época de Oro’

Uforia presents “Uforia Celebra Explosión Urbana – La Época de Oro” (Uforia Celebrates Urban Explosion: The Golden Age) a televised music special that dives deep into the Latin Urban movement that has taken over the world, featuring exclusive concert footage and interviews with the artists that have propelled a ‘Golden Era of Latin Music.’

RIAA releases 2019 Mid-Year Latin Music Industry Revenue Report

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) released a report that shows that in the first half of 2019, the U.S. Latin music business continued to grow at a double digit pace.

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