Music can affect audience emotions and make your ad memorable. Used wisely, brave and bold choices can help you differentiate, re-brand and set your advertising apart from the crowd.
Univision unveiled the complete list of nominees for the 36th edition of PREMIO LO NUESTRO (LO NUESTRO AWARDS), the longest-running Latin music awards show in the U.S. Leading the nominations is Colombian pop star Maluma with 14 nods, followed by Regional Mexican heavyweights Peso Pluma and Grupo Frontera with 13 and 10 recognitions respectively. Additionally, the multi-award-winning urban stars Karol G and Feid earned 9 nominations each.
ATABAL is a Puerto Rican fusion band founded in 1983 by Héctor Rodríguez “Atabal.” At the time, there were few Bomba and Plena groups, and folkloric music was in danger of disappearing. In a 2022 interview with Hector Aviles, Hector explained that the idea for the band came from watching the Cuban percussion and vocal group ‘Los Papines.’ They had a music and show concept where they played and sang Guaguancó with a bit of comedy. This inspired Hector, who wondered why they couldn’t do the same with Puerto Rican rhythms. Despite people telling them that it wasn’t a good idea commercially, they believed Bomba and Plena were just as danceable as Salsa. So, they went ahead with the concept of a voice and percussion group. To form the unnamed group, Hector was joined by Garcia and Jorge Arce (of Haciendo Punto en Otro Son), and Ramon Pedraza, a street “plenero.”
Mic Drop: Global Artist Camilo Joins Ritmo y Color McDonald’s, Inviting Fans Nationwide to Vote for Concert Destinations
Fans across the country are in for the hottest music and art mashup of the summer with the return of Ritmo y Color. This year, McDonald’s USA is taking the third annual celebration of Latino pride and culture to a whole new level with a fiery lineup featuring three headline performances by Colombian singer-songwriter and five-time Latin GRAMMY® winner, Camilo, plus augmented reality art installations by seven visual artists across select U.S. McDonald’s restaurants.
Eduardo Caballero The Godfather of Hispanic Marketing & Radio in our Industry has passed. For those that work with Eduardo Caballero and those that knew Eduardo will be eternally impacted by the man, the professional, the pioneer and the Industry Advocate.
Despite a much larger English-speaking market, Latin American artists are taking the world by storm faster than some of the world’s top superstars.
Bad Bunny created a YouTube account in 2014, and in half the time has reached views superior to Taylor Swift's while approaching Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran's. Those artists have been on YouTube since around 2006-2007.
Telemundo announced the first line-up of stars who will be performing at the 2022 Billboard Latin Music Awards. Camilo, Carlos Vives, CNCO, Eslabon Armado, Grupo Firme, Maluma, Pablo López, Pepe Aguilar and Tini promise astounding performances at the prestigious awards show, which will broadcast live on Telemundo on Thursday, September 29 at 7pm/6c from Watsco Center in Coral Gables, Florida.
Estrella Media will bring its Premios de la Radio awards ceremony back to Mexico City on Thursday, November 3. The original Regional Mexican music awards show will air and stream on EstrellaTV channels in the U.S. and will be simulcast in Mexico on broadcast partner TV Azteca’s Azteca Uno.
Revenues for Latin music in the U.S. grew 37% to $407 million in the first half of 2021 (1H 2021), continuing their recovery. Latin music’s growth outpaced that of overall U.S. music revenues, growing in share to 5.8%. Revenues from streaming formats grew 37% versus the prior year, and at $393 million comprised 96% of total revenues.
Telemundo and Billboard announced the date and venue for the 2021 edition of the Billboard Latin Music Awards, produced by MBS Special Events and Telemundo, will feature live performances by today’s top Latin artists to celebrate the best in Latin music.
The Board of Trustees of The Latin Recording Academy® has appointed Manuel Abud as CEO of the organization effective August 1, further solidifying its future through the execution of its 10-year strategic plan.
The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation, the philanthropic arm of The Latin Recording Academy, has appointed Tanya Ramos-Puig as President of the organization, effective immediately.
The purpose of the investigation is to provide an updated understanding of how the music industry fares with regard to gender and race/ethnicity across artists, songwriters, and producers of popular music. Additionally, we continue to examine major Grammy® nominations for inclusion.
Technology has radically changed how we listen to music, news and stories. Just a century ago, the first commercial radio broadcast in the U.S. delivered the results of the Harding-Cox presidential race. The success of that broadcast would define public radio and the distribution of news for years to come.
Often overshadowed by their male counterparts in Peruvian culture, these talented women are deserving of the spotlight. The women — vocalists, Araceli Poma, Rosa Guzmán, Charo Goyoneche, Sofía Buitrón, Maricarmen Padilla, Milagros Guerrero, Victoria Villalobos, percussionists, Catalina Robles and Gisella Giurfa — aspire to a future free of racism and sexism in Peru.