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.
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
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.
Jorge A. Plasencia selected to 2019 CLIO Music Awards Jury
Republica Havas Co-founder, Chairman and CEO Jorge A. Plasencia has been selected to serve on the judging panel for the 2019 Clio Music Awards. The awards celebrate the visceral power of music to connect consumers and brands around the world.
NGL Collective partners with Universal Music Latin Entertainment
NGL Collective announced a multi-platform partnership with Universal Music Latin Entertainment offering advertisers turn-key access to top Universal Music Latin Entertainment artists.
The State of Play in Home Entertainment [REPORT]
Many are pressing play, but who’s willing to pay? In the past year, digital video viewing is on the rise for both free and paid content. And more teens are willing to pay for digital content, with 63% saying they purchased digital video in the past year, up from just 45% in 2016.
Why Millennial Talent Matters: A Music Industry Perspective
At Columbia Records, I had the chance to work with incredible talent. Adele. Beyoncé. Rachel Platten. One Direction. Passion Pit. Ruth B. The lifeblood of the music business is talent. It’s about discovering talent and then letting that talent connect with an audience. At the label, everyone, no matter how big or small their role, exhibited a real sense of pride about making an artist successful. By Elliot Lum, head of talent acquisition at the ANA’s Educational Foundation
Univision expands Uforia Music Platform and launches U-Lab
As part of Univision Communications Inc.’s (UCI) expanding integrated music strategy, Uforia Music has partnered with Casa Limon to launch U-LAB, a Music Innovation Center.
Thanks to Strong Sales, Vinyl Albums Are Off and Spinning
First it was 8-track tapes, then cassettes, then compact discs and now, it’s digital. And for a long time, it looked like digital auditory advancements would ultimately kill off vinyl–perhaps the most potent, transcendent and game-changing form of music content discovery to date.
2014 Top Played Jukebox Songs & Artists
TouchTunes, an in-venue interactive entertainment platform in North America, released its annual Year-End Music Charts reporting on the top played songs and artists of 2014. Based on songs played across its domestic network of over 60,000 jukeboxes, TouchTunes’ Year-End review provides unique insight into the music choices of bar and restaurant patrons regionally and nationwide.
Pitbull on exclusive SiriusXM Channel
SiriusXM announced it has joined with global music superstar Pitbull to create a channel featuring music by the international pop star as well as his personal musical selections.
Juanes’ New Album “Loco de Amor” in his First On-Stage Concert Streamed Online with “Terra Live Music” [VIEW VIDEO]
Terra presented Latin music Superstar Juanes for the first on-stage performance of his new album “Loco de Amor” (Crazy from Love) in a world-wide digitally-streamed concert that took place earlier this month in Miami.
Three-faceted music: Crossbreeding, Syncretism and Hybridization in LatAM (16th to 20th Centuries).
Three-faceted music: Crossbreeding, Syncretism and Hybridization in Latin America, offering a visual and acoustic perspective on the indigenous, Hispanic and African cultural roots of Latin American music.