Billboard Latin Conference Schedule 2017
Apr24

Billboard Latin Conference Schedule 2017

 Billboard Latin Conference 2017 SCHEDULE: MONDAY, APRIL 24 1:00PM-3:00PM – REGISTRATION 3:00PM-5:00PM – ONE-ON-ONE SESSIONS Participants: Leslie Ahrens, VP, Creative, Latin America, Kobalt Music Mel Diaz, Founder & President, Media Force Global Brands German Gonzalez, President, EMAX Entertainment Larazo Hernandez, SR. Manager of A&R, US Latin & Latin America, Warner/Chappell Nanette Lamboy, Founder and President, Artist Solutions Matthew Limones,  Artist & Label Relations Specialist, SoundExchange Kevin “Pillz” Montano, President, Creative Media Group Ana Luisa Patino, VP, Altafonte US Bryant Pino, Director, Latin Music Programming, Sirius XM Radio Christopher Reardanz, A&R Director, We R 1 Music Group Celeste Zendejas, Director, SESAC Latina  7:00PM-9:00PM – OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION Salon 1 & 2  Ritz Carlton Performances provided by Top Stop Music Powered by Deezer Featuring: Genesis Samuel Perez X2 (Ezequiel and Jeremiah) Aymee Nuviola  9:00PM-11:00PM – BILLBOARD KICK OFF SHOWCASE BY EMAX New World Symphony Performers: Buika, Singer Casilda, Singer Railrod, Group Juank Indigo, Recording Artist Jeloz, Singer Bianca, Singer TUESDAY, APRIL 25 –  8:00AM-5:00PM  REGISTRATIONS & EXHIBIT TABLES  9:00AM-9:15AM  WELCOME ADDRESS, STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 2017 Leila Cobo, Executive Director, Latin Content & Programming, Billboard 9:15AM-9:45AM THE INDUSTRY KEYNOTE MASTERCLASS From streams to multi-right deals: The new paradigm for songwriters, publishers and songs. Moderator: Leila Cobo, Executive Director Latin Content and Programming, Billboard PANELISTS: Jorge Mejia, president, Sony/ATV Music Publishing Latin America and US Latin Danny Strick, Co-President, Sony ATV Music Publishing U.S. 10:00AM-10:45AM – POP+ URBAN=THE PERFECT MARRIAGE The Billboard charts are currently dominated by urban/reggaeton/pop fusions. These artists are leading the fray Moderator: Enrique Santos, iHeartRadio Panelists: Ozuna, Recording Artist, Composer Reik, Music Group Silvestre Dangond, Recording Artist, Composer Tostao, Member of Colombian Music Group Chocquibtown Wisin, Artist/Producer 11:00AM-11:45AM – LATIN MUSIC STREAMING EXPLOSION The explosion of Latin music streaming in services around the world has tipped the balance for the genre. How can artists best use various platforms for discovery and promotion? Sponsored by: Stingray Remarks By: Mathieu Peloquin, SVP of Marketing & Communications, Stingray Panelists: Oscar Castellano, CEO Americas, Deezer Rocio Guerrero, Head of Latin Culture, Shows & Editoral, Spotify Sandra Jimenez, Head of Label & Artist Partnerships, YouTube and Google Play Music, Latin America Mathieu Peloquin, SVP of Marketing & Communications, Stingray Luis Rivera, Senior Manager, Music Choice  11:45AM-12:30PM –  SHOW ME THE MONEY! You hit the 1 million streaming mark; now what? Our panel of legal and business experts breaks down how money is divided in the new digital age. Brace yourself. MODERATOR: Leslie José Zigel, Esq., chair, Entertainment Law Group, Greenspoon Marder Law PANELISTS: Rodrigo Belmonte, LATAM Commercial Manager, Shazam Stefan Heinrich, head of LATAM/ES, Musical.ly Matthew Limones,  Artist & Label relations specialist, SoundExchange David Ring, Managing Director,  David Ring Media LLC 12:30PM-2:00PM – BREAK 2:00PM-5:00PM – THE MARKETING EXCHANGE Hosted by NBCU Hispanic (Telemundo & Universo) – 2:00PM-2:45PM THE LIFE OF JENNI...

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Excitement is in the air = @PremiosJuventud 2016
Jul06

Excitement is in the air = @PremiosJuventud 2016

 Excitement is in the air as Premios Juventud is quickly approaching and @webcitygirls will be sharing their fun experience on social media next week at rehearsals and during the show! This year is the 13th edition of the awards show and we’re going to see a TON of music, TV, film, sports, and social media stars hitting la alfombra roja y el escenario. Hosted by Alejandra Espinoza and William Levy, along with Emeraude Toubias, Becky G, Luis Coronel, and Prince Royce, the show’s theme is “Throwback Thursday”—make sure you use #TBTPJ en las redes—so we can expect lots of surprises and exciting performances! Make sure to get your Premios Juventud Tickets!!! @princeroyce, @emeraudetoubia, @willevy, @alejandraespinoza, @luiscoronelmusic y @imthebeckyg dirán presente como conductores de #PremiosJuventud 👏 A photo posted by univision (@univision) on Jun 29, 2016 at 8:47am PDT We can’t wait to see Maluma perform, who tops the nominees list with eight (chequea nuestra lista of reasons why we love him here). We’ll also see performances from Anahí, Farruko, Prince Royce, Jesse & Joy, Sofía Reyes, Becky G, y nuestra amiga italiana Laura Pausini. Karol G will perform for the very first time on the Premios stage, and, in keeping with the Throwback Thursday theme, it’s just been announced that Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull will be there and are rumored to be performing “Messin’ Around,” which includes a sample of REO Speedwagon’s classic hit from 1980, “Take It On the Run.” There will also be five new categories this year: Producers Choice (Music), My Favorite Twitter Celebrity (Social Media), Six Seconds of Fame (Social Media), “From Cover to Cover” (Social Media), and My Favorite Fan Army (Social Media). Premios Juventud airs live from AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami on July 14 at 7 PM ET/PT (6 PM Central) on Univision. Find the full list of nominees at premiosjuventud.com. Let us know your favorites to win in the comments below and be sure to follow us en las redes the night of the show okis!...

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#BOBO Nuevo Sencillo @JBalvin
May13

#BOBO Nuevo Sencillo @JBalvin

  Con su gran estreno en iTunes, Spotify y Vevo, La nueva canción del verano nos relata que todos hemos sido el “Bobo” de una relación en algún punto u otro, pero hasta el más bobo de todos (#YoSoyCarlosDavid) también puede encontrar amor. “Bobo” le da seguimiento a GINZA, el mega hit internacional y video que rompió los esquemas –será el próximo sencillo del esperado álbum de J Balvin que se estrenara próximamente.  Al igual que Ginza, el nuevo sencillo cuenta con el regreso de los colaboradores Colombianos – producido por Sky con composición de Bull Nene y Mosty.  El cautivante video de “Bobo” fue grabado en México, donde J Balvin continúa con su participación en “La Voz” como juez durante esta temporada. “La historia de éxito para un artista nuevo más grande que ha visto la música latina en años… J Balvin hoy ocupa un lugar permanente en las listas de popularidad” …’Ginza’ establecio el record en el listado Hot Latin Songs: haciendo historia como el #1 con más tiempo en la lista por un artista sin colaboraciones…y fue la única canción Latina en la lista “most streamed viral songs of 2015” de Spotify. Balvin también fue nombrado el artista Latino del año…Balvin escribe coro’s memorables, y con esta nueva canción “Bobo”, el reggaetonero Colombiano promete contagiar con sus letras y melodías” – Billboard...

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Latin American Celebrities Support Bilingual #BeNumberless MOVEMENT!
May01

Latin American Celebrities Support Bilingual #BeNumberless MOVEMENT!

 Gracias de corazón Chiqui Delgado, Chino y Nacho, Gabriel Coronel, J. Balvin y todos los amigos de la industria apoyando este gran movimiento: #SerSinNumero porque ya basta de que la sociedad nos limite por un número de edad. NO somos un número, somos corazón, somos inteligencia, somos experiencia, somos seres humanos llenos de energía imparable. Nuestro talento NO expira!!!! The #BeNumberless movement aims to change the critical mentality in our culture regarding a woman’s age and to encourage the world to STOP defining women by a number, an obstacle faced by women of all ages. Ponder invites women to drop the number and become unstoppable by joining #BeNumberless movement. Chiqui Delgado Pertenece a MOVIMIENTO #SerSinNumero Chino y Nacho Apoya MOVIMIENTO #SerSinNumero Gabriel Coronel Apoya MOVIMIENTO #SerSinNumero J. Balvin Apoya MOVIMIENTO #SerSinNumero...

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Positively Impacting: @JBALVIN
Apr19

Positively Impacting: @JBALVIN

 @webcitygirls loves @JBALVIN!!! There are many heartening lessons we can learn from J Balvin. He is an excellent example of the amazing things that can happen when you fight for your dreams. But perhaps what is to be admired most about this inspired dreamer is his resilience. Although he is now flying high on the success of his hits “6AM,” “Ay Vamos,” and “Ginza,” the latter of which he performed this past February during Italy’s Sanremo music festival, many might not know the obstacles he’s overcome on the way to fame. This feature from Billboard recounts his remarkable journey in detail. As he has stated over and over again, he just wants to be real. To me, being real can only mean one thing, and that’s being true to oneself. At one point early in his career, Balvin did lose sight of his true self, including his passion for music, but he recognized that and fought to reclaim what he had lost–and that is admirable. He didn’t spiral into darkness or let himself be lead down a self-destructive path. Every time he has been in danger of sacrificing himself, he recognized it and prevented the situation from escalating into catastrophe. webcitygirls are big dreamers and we LOVE that he so appropriately emphasizes the importance of dreaming as well. His dreams are now becoming his reality, after all. Still, he acknowledges that dreams require hard work to achieve. In the Billboard interview, he stated: “There’s no dream without sacrifice,” and his eyes reveal that he has indeed made plenty of sacrifices to get to where he is today. Heavy and wise and filled with kindness, they sparkle with the excitement of dreams yet to be fulfilled. And after everything he’s been through he still doesn’t take himself too seriously. He knows how to have fun, that’s for sure. If you follow him on Instagram, where he has an astronomical 9.5 million + seguidores, you will see that this is the place where his personality truly shines. From sharing his morning coffee in short clips on Instagram to his goofy videos with amigo Nicky Jam, fans can delight in his lighthearted hijinks. BUENOS DÍAS, BUENOS DÍAS , BUENOS DÍAS !!A TROTAR !!! 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🏃🏃🏃🏃☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️ A video posted by J Balvin (@jbalvin) on Apr 14, 2016 at 4:39am PDT It is also through social media that you will see the crucial role fashion plays in his identity as an artist, y el fashionista has admitted his admiration for the fashion ventures of producer/rapper Kanye West and the business savvy of mogul Jay Z. Now it is not a matter of if but WHEN Balvin will become the next mogul of not only the Latin music industry,...

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