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.

Nominees for 2024 Premios Juventud, the Summer’s Hottest Bash, Set to Air on July 25 Live from Puerto Rico

Univision announced the nominees for the 21st edition of Premios Juventud, with music stars Carín León, Maluma, and Peso Pluma leading with seven nominations each. Returning to heat up the summer in Puerto Rico, the season's hottest party celebrates the bold and entrepreneurial spirit of youth under the theme "Atrévete a Más."

Carlos Vives named 2024 Latin Recording Academy ‘Person of the Year’

The Latin Recording Academy® announced that Latin GRAMMY and GRAMMY winner, Carlos Vives, will be the 2024 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year.

Entravision unveils “Poder Latino” Concert Series

Entravision Communications Corporation announced the launch of its highly-anticipated “Poder Latino” concert series. This groundbreaking initiative represents a fusion of music, entertainment and community engagement aimed at mobilizing and informing the Latino community.

Year-End 2023  U.S. Latin Music Revenue [REPORT]

Latin music in the U.S. has increased in popularity and value over the last eight years, outpacing overall recorded music each year across this period of strong growth. In 2023, the genre hit its highest mark yet at $1.4 billion, representing 16% growth over 2022. Adjusted for inflation, Latin music market revenues in 2023 are now 14% above the previous peak in 2005.

The Latin Recording Academy announces the 25th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards Return to Miami

The Latin Recording Academy announced that the 25th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards® will be held in Miami at Kaseya Center on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2024, in partnership with Miami-Dade County and the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB).

The 2024 LATIN AMERICA MUSIC AWARDS on Univision, UNIMÁS and Galavision

Under the theme “We Speak Música”, the annual awards show will broadcast live for the second consecutive year on Univision, UNIMÁS y Galavisión and will also be available on ViX for the first time.

Music with Substance , by the numbers – Residente’s “313”

The always controversial Puerto Rican rapper from Calle 13, “Residente” has released a new album under the moniker “Las Letras Ya No Importan” (Letters No Longer Matter), but even the title ironically conveys his unique style and original approach to music.  By Luis Miguel Messianu- President-CCO- MEL

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.

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."


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 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.

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