The premise of compiling a special collection of songs on a tape or CD and sharing with a friend or love interest hasn’t gone away in the digital age.

Daddy Yankee is helping Komen Puerto Rico and has offered 50% of the revenues generated by his new video.  



Every now in then in your life you need to take some time off and travel along the mystic side of the river trail for whatever reason.  My case, a full knee replacement last week, a TV and an iPhone.  Watching TV with an elevated leg that I was icing aggressively after therapy, I came across a documentary on Starz Network about a 1970s trovador out of Detroit of Mexican decent called Rodriguez that frequented the local dive bars and belted out lyric and tunes that motivated the day that would make Bob Dylan look “more’ than twice.  By Gene Bryan / HispanicAd

Brands that market to multicultural audiences have found music as a key approach to connecting across generations. But multicultural marketers sometimes overlook the many facets differentiating their target audiences, ranging from differing countries of origin to local cultures and experiences. To truly connect, marketers must craft precise messages for specific segments rather than treating the multicultural community as a singular audience.

Yet it is in New York City where the legend of Rafael Hernández maintains a strong, almost mythical footprint—52 years after his death. Of the more than 3,000 songs he composed, several of the most enduring tunes were written here in New York, including the unofficial Puerto Rican anthem, “Lamento borincano,” which is said to have been composed in New York at the music shop he once owned with his sister, Victoria. The aforementioned Mike Amadeo would later purchase the store and he remembers wandering across it as a young man.

Discover the fascinating musical fusions that propelled Latin music to the top of the US charts with LATIN MUSIC USA, coming back for audiences on Fridays, April 28th and May 5th at 9:00 P.M. ET (check local listings).

At a time when the topic of cultural diversity is at an all-time high, LA-based Latino soul band Chicano Batman and Johnnie Walker released a reimagined version of the iconic American folk song “This Land Is Your Land,” along with an immersive music video, that is poised to be an inspirational message of hope for modern America.

By Gonzalo López Martí / Creative director, etc -

  • The good news: urban music is coming of age.
  • Urban as in hip hop, reggaetón, etc.

This highly anticipated report provides comprehensive coverage of the year in music from the coveted Nielsen Music Year-End charts, presented by Billboard, to insights on the most important industry trends from sales and streaming to social media and overall consumer engagement across today’s most popular platforms.

Radio-style services are amping up their streaming offerings to give users control over what they listen to; at the same time, streaming services are pushing to provide more programmed experiences for users, who don’t always want to create their own playlists.

Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. (“SBS”) announced the addition of a full video channel line-up to its LaMusica music streaming app.

Nielsen presents the 2016 U.S. music mid-year report for the six-month period of Jan. 1, 2016, through June 30, 2016.

On a typical Monday, women (60%) are significantly more likely to say that they have too little motivations compared to men (51%).

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced that Maná will be honored with the 2,573rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. PST. The star in the category of Recording will be dedicated at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard in front of Live Nation.

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.