Speakers & Performers
5 Solz /@5solz : Showcase Artist
Pop, r & b, Latin rhythms and songs in Spanish with a bit of English thrown in are the characteristics that identify 5 Solz, the only musical group among the artists’ roster at Top Stop Music, record label of renowned music producer Sergio George.The first song that 5 Solz recorded with Top Music is Sexy Attitude, co-authored by Charly (Hernández), Sergio George, and Guianko Gómez. 5 Solz’s clear and harmonized voices can be heard in this track, one in which happiness and feeling, along with a touch of mischief, go perfectly hand in hand.
Bahigh Acuna / @Bacusha : New Markets Lead, Spotify Latin America
Bahigh Acuna is focused on Spotify's efforts in Latin America. Prior to joining Spotify, Bahigh led the operations team at Monster.com responsible for Monster's expansion into Latin America sitting in the management team committee for emerging markets. Bahigh is an experienced media and technology professional within the Latin-American ecosystem with significant experience in marketing and business development at organizations such as: Publicis Groupe, PepsiCo and IBM, among others. Industrial Engineer, MBA and part-time professor at Universidad Anahuac in Mexico City; Bahigh is a frequent speaker of the subjects of new media and leadership at Universities and business forums.
Justino Aguila/ @musicscribeLA: Billboard Associate Editor for Latin Music
Justino Águila is an award-winning journalist who joined Billboard in 2011 as associate editor for Latin music and special features . He has been a staff reporter at the San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Times, Orange County Register and the L.A. Daily News. A music critic and arts and entertainment contributor, he has also written for Time Out New York, Entertainment Weekly and CBS covering everything from the Academy Awards to the Latin Grammys. He has been awarded Associated Press and L.A. Press Club awards for his work.
Akwid / @Akwids : BASH Performer
The brothers Sergio Gomez and Francisco Gomez are the explosive union known as Akwid. They are defined as "hip-hoperos" who are faithful to their own fusion of the Mexican Regional genre. Protagonists and pioneers of the “Hip-Hop/Urban Movement” that continues having them as the leaders. They continue working and progressing from their cultural trench in Los Angeles, California. They are attentive to the feeling of the streets and alert upon the evolution of their convictions.
Winners of four Latin Billboard Awards for their certified sales and five times nominated for the GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY. Akwid has also received multi-platinum albums certified by the RIAA in the United States and several gold records in Mexico.
Alfabeto/ @AlfaBetoOficial: Showcase Artist
The meaning of “AlfaBeto” is twofold. AlfaBeto is for the letters he uses to formulate the words in his lyrics. Also, in the Greek Alphabet, “Alfa” in Spanish, or Latin for Alpha, means “A,” which is the initial to his name. “Beto,” is what his childhood friends called him as they ran in the streets of the Mexican border town of Matamoros, Tamaulipas. It also is a reference to “Beta” which is “B” in the Greek alphabet, which stands for Bert or Bertie, his common used name from very close friends and family members.While music has surrounded his life since birth, it is Bert’s deep faith in God, his love of family and friends, and their unwavering support that provides the fuel to write, rap, and dream.
Almas Band / @ALMASBAND : Showcase Artist
A funk-rock-reggae fusion with juicy hooks, Almas Band’s Caribbean-via-Nawlins joyful jams from the minds of the Brothers Colón will move your soul as you move your hips.
Lorena Ares / @LorenaAresMusic : Showcase Artist
In July she followed up on those events by releasing her first single “Can You Feel It”, a duo with Italian sensation Enzo Amos from his song called :La Favola” followed up by the song “Ya Llego La Navidad”, a colaboration with Dani Ambrojo.This year she decided to take it one step further by deciding to record with Rama Music under the Leadership of the legendary, grammy winning producer, Frankie Biggz, a man who has produced hits for people in the range of Eminem, 50 Cent, Kanye West, Mariah Carey among others. This is definitely the move who is going to set her over the top and when asked about her new album she said “ I feel very lucky to have been blessed to work with a producer like Frankie, thanks to him I was able to open the doors to the Americas and meet the people who will finally help out to take my music to the next level. We spent long days and nights recording but it was definitely all worth it, I feel great about the new album.”
A Band of Bitches / @abandofbitches: Showcase Artist
Unassociated with any known musical genre on planet Earth, A Band Of Bitches arrives as a group consisting of unknown entities who appear to come from another planet (with a vast trajectory that has perhaps taken them far from their home planet). They possess a deep knowledge of world culture, futuristic sounds and a style of composition that’s definitely light years away from what’s known on Earth. Their energy and intense power define them as unique in their genre, and their spellbinding, exciting live show might just make your head spin.
Banda La Leyenda / @grupolaleyenda: Showcase Artist
Con Una Gran trayectoria artística el Grupo Regiomontano La Leyenda sigue coosechando éxitos en México la Unión Americana convirtiéndose en una de las agrupaciones más exitosas del momento. Con Temas como "Atáscate Que Hay Lodo", "Por eso te destroce el corazón", "Más Fuerte que Hécules" y su más reciente dueto con la banda de rock mexicana Genitallica "Con Cualquiera" han logrado colocarse en los primeros lugares de popularidad a nivel nacional.
Banda Yurirense / @BYurirense : Showcase Artist
La historia de la banda comienza hace 27 años durante 1985 los integrantes se oganizan y acuerdan darle el nomre de Banda Yurirense, debido a que provienen de la cuidad de Yuriria guanajuato, despues de varios años toman la decision de cambiar de domicilio e iniciar su primera grabacion discografica. Ubicandose en el pueblo de Santo Tomas huatzindeo, Salvatierra Guanajuato. Bajo la direccion artistica de Sr. Jorge Lopez, de aqui comienzan a crecer a pasos agigantos, estos son solo algunos temas que los dieron a conocer y se escucharon en la radio. " Los Castigados", "Como Ayer", "El Ranchero Chido", "Mis Amores", "Tormenta Del Desierto", "De Gaballito Y Quebradita", "Rumbo a la Gañada," "Palabras Tristes", "Inolvidable Amor", "La Marrana", " Amor Gieco", " No Te Olvidare", "El Yurirense", entre otros.
Melissa “crash” Barrera: BASH Host
Animated, magnetic and outrageous: Melissa Barrera, better know by her on air moniker “Crash,” is a whirlwind of creative energy and magnetic charm whose crowd-pleasing connection has deemed her one of mun2’s most beloved hosts. As the co-host of 18 & Over Live and Have You Cine? Crash ventures deep inside the entertainment industry. 18 & Over Live spotlights the top music of the week, while Have You Cine? brings a cast of Hollywood’s hottest actors who are currently lighting up the screen into the studio for revealing asides and candid conversations.
Jacobo Bergareche / @JacBergareche: CEO, Wake App
Jacobo Bergareche has worked as a screenwriter and executive producer from 2004 to 2011, producing and creating prime time fiction shows for most major Spanish Networks. In 2010 he cofounded Wake App, an app Publisher that creates and develops native and innovative products for new devices. In the last two years, Wake App has been awarded several times for some of its groundbreaking apps, such as "n by Jorge Drexler" which was finalist at the SXSW Interactive Awards.
Angello Black / @angelloblack1 : Showcase Artist
2013 brings to the Latin Trance Scene a revolutionary twist "Angello Black" with the popular sounds of EDM and Dubstep mix with a Latin and mainstream flavor.
Angello Black is capturing the ears of many with his new single "Vamos Todos" which targets all soccer fans from Mexico to all of Latin American's
for the World Cup in Brazil 2014."Angello Black is taking it to the Latin Side Of EDM Feel! Watch out for this Summer!"
Edwin Bonilla / @edwin_bonilla: Showcase Artist
Edwin Bonilla y Su Orquesta has performed live in the “Fiesta Salsa y Toro” in France,
in San Francisco, Seattle Washington, Toronto Canada, New York City in S.O.B’s, and
in The Miami International Salsa Congress. Miami Calle Ocho yearly Festival from 2005
thru 2011, Tampa Salsa Congress, Guayaquil Ecuador Salsa Fest, and we have also,
recorded live performances in TLC’s show “Fak’n It”. The Orquesta appearance and
original music featured in Paramount Pictures New TV Series “South Beach” produced
by Jennifer Lopez, staring, Vanessa Williams and Steven Baur. Music also features in
instructional dance video by The Salsa Lovers School for Dancers, founded by Rene
Geitz. Edwin y Su Orquesta has also performed live with Cuban Pete & Barbara
Craddock (the legendary New York City’s Palladium’s Mambo Dancers.)
Lena Burke / @Lena_Burke : Showcase Artist
In 2006 received two coveted Latin GRAMMY nominations as "New Artist of the Year" and "Record of the Year" for "My Heart", and was nominated for Premio Lo Nuestro 2006 as "Artist of the Year". The big dream that his music would be known, was beginning to be a safe steps. Para LENA… su música es un viaje interminable… un continuo aprendizaje y crecimiento, un legado de familia; un reflejo de sentimientos, de sensaciones, de influencias musicales que la llevan ante los portales del pop, del rock, de la música tradicional cubana acompañada de la nueva trova y de un piano melódico perfumado con días de un ayer melancólico y un brillante futuro. Como ella misma lo describe…“Yo no escogí la música…ella me escogió a mi”. Para los que ya la conocen y han podido disfrutar de su gran don artístico, entienden que este mágico encuentro ya tenía destino.
Jae Camilo/ @JaeCamilo1 : Showcase Artist
Jae Camilo. Nació en la ciudad de, Nueva York.De descendencia, dominicana a temprana edad con apenas dos anos, su madre la expuso siempre a escuchar diferente géneros de música, tales como Música Latina, por ejemplo R&BBalada, Pop, Bachata, Música BluesCountry. Music, entre otros Géneros más adelante cuando cumplió sus cinco anos de edad su madre noto que ella poseía una gran fuerza en la voz. Luego la observo cantar y bailar una canción que sonaba en la radio. Fue en ese momento que su madredescubrió que su hija,es definitivamente única en su. Clase,Jae Camilo inspira al público con la profundidad de sus liricas y la diversidad, de interpretar y componer sus canciones esta inquieta joven poseedora de un estilo
Judy Cantor-Navas / @BillboardLatin: Managing Editor Billboard en Español , Correspondent, Billboard
Judy Cantor-Navas is the Managing Editor of Billboardenespanol.com, and a Latin music contributor to Billboard Magazine. Her past gigs include Manager of Latin and World Music for MTV Digital and Rhapsody music service, staff writer and Latin music critic for the Miami New Times, and rock and film critic for the Buenos Aires Herald. Previously she worked for CBS Records’ four person Latin division, and started her career as a reporter on the New York City Desk of the Associated Press. Judy has created soundtracks for events and exhibitions, and won numerous writing awards, including a National Music Journalism Awards first prize, the Society of Professional Journalists' Green Eyeshade award for criticism, and an Inter American Press Association fellowship. A noted Cuban music expert and chronicler of Cuban culture, she is the author of the book and music project “Cuba on Record”. Listen to music curated by Judy on http://www.mixcloud.com/JCN/
German Chavez / @Discos_Sabinas : Managing Director, Discos Sabina
El decidió volver a empezar de cero y crear su propio sello. Fue así como resurge Discos Sabinas, y posteriormente Remex Music; la primera creada para la selección, distribución y venta de discos; mientras que Remex se dedica a vender las fechas de su elenco artístico. Ahora el negocio es venta de disco y venta de fechas del artista. Entre el elenco artístico de su empresa se encuentra El Pelon del Mikrophone, Banda la Trakalosa, Cardenales de Nuevo León, Banda Tierra Sagrada, Colmillo Norteño, Los Hermanos Vega, entre otros. German Chavez ha logrado en muy poco tiempo que tanto su compañía disquera como de representación sean reconocidas, tan es así que Discos Sabinas fue nominada en el 2011 a Los Premios Billboard en la categoría de Sello Discográfico del Año.
Chino Y Nacho / @ChinoyNacho: Artists
Jesús Alberto Miranda Pérez, y Miguel Ignacio Mendoza, mejor conocidos como Chino y Nacho, son dos jóvenes que a fuerza de talento, constancia y mucha entrega se convirtieron en los soberanos absolutos del reggaetón venezolano para luego probar con otros sonidos propios de la movida urbana. Nacidos para la música y convertidos en destacados intérpretes y compositores gracias al trabajo junto a distintas agrupaciones, estos artistas decidieron emprender camino como dúo en 2007 y su nombre se ha convertido en sinónimo de éxito, lucha, entrega, constancia, versatilidad, música y una madurez que han logrado desde su primer año de trabajo gracias a vivencias dentro y fuera de los escenarios.
Leila Cobo / @leilacobo: Executive Director of Latin Content & Programming, Billboard
A Fulbright scholar from Cali, Colombia, Leila Cobo is the executive Editor for Latin Content and Programming for Billboard. Ms. Cobo is considered one of the country’s leading experts in Latin music. Under her tenure, Billboard has expanded its coverage of Latin Music in all its platforms, including Spanish-language website Billboardenespanol.com. Ms.Cobo works closely Telemundo on the Billboard Latin Music Awards and the Billboard Mexican Music Awards in addition to programming the yearly Billboard Latin Music Conference, the largest gathering of the Latin music industry in the U.S. Ms. Cobo is also host and executive producer of “Estudio Billboard,” the TV show that features in-depth interviews with top Latin acts.A classical pianist and novelist, Ms. Cobo has degrees in piano performance and a MA in communications. She has published two novels with Grand Central Publishing/Hatchette and her biography on Jenni Rivera will be published by Penguin in March.
Trinity Colón : Vice President of Programming, SiriusXM
Trinity Colón is a Vice President of Programming at SiriusXM, the world’s largest radio broadcaster measured by revenue.
SiriusXM has more than 24 million subscribers. Colón oversees content for multiple music genres, including 10 Latin music formats ranging from Tropical to Regional Mexican, Rock to Urban, Contemporary to Classic, guiding strategy and program development. Colón has more than 25 years of broadcast experience in radio and television. She came to XM Radio in 2001 as one of the first programmers for the satellite radio service. Previously, Colón worked in programming and as an on-air host for Clear Channel, CBS Radio and BET Networks.
Kat Dahlia / @KatDahlia: Showcase Artist
Without a doubt one of the hottest new artists to watch in 2013, rising Latin pop star Kat Dahlia is a 22-year-old Cuban-American singer-songwriter whose electrifying sound is a sultry mix of pop, Latin, hip-hop and reggae influences. A natural-born storyteller, she deftly alternates between unleashing pure, infectious lyrical fire and poetically pondering heartbreak and relationships. "I feel like a messenger," she explains. "I want to send a positive message of love and put out good music that constantly challenges me as an artist."
Dany Dayan / @DanyDayan : Showcase Artist
This explosive Duet of young Venezuelan siblings offers their audiences a refreshing new style in their pop-rock music. Now present their newest production: “Sabe Bien” interpreted by DanyDayan Ft. Cabas, a single theme produced by a well known Venezuelan music producer named Yasmil Marrufo. This excellent production is included in the second disc of DanyDayan. No doubt a promising new production of the great DanyDayan duet!
Sylvia “la bronca” del Valle: BASH Host
Drawn to entertainment, she also considered a career as a psychologist, but left Santa Monica City College for lack of funds. Her father offered to pay for schooling at a private communications college, and an internship landed her on television. Hired by the national network Radio Unica, she was an on-air sidekick, and eventually, the host of her own syndicated show on the Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS) in the Bay Area. When her show began airing on KLAX Radio, she moved back to to Los Angeles. Whether behind the microphone or in front of a camera: Silvia Del Valle – known as “La Bronca” to her dedicated fans ¬– exudes irrepressible energy and empathy. With daily radio shows in top U.S. radio markets, she established herself as a dynamic presence on the airwaves. Now, as a commentator on Mun2, she is taking her career to the next level as an on-camera personality.
Niña Dioz / @ninadioz: Showcase Artist
Straight from the underground of Monterrey, Mexico, Niña Dioz is a part of the “Nueva Escuela” (New
School) of MCs in Mexico and has been making a name for herself in the male‐dominated scene for the
past few years. Her unique style and look set her apart immediately and it was not long before she
began to catch the attention of many of the most important acts in the genre. She has spent the last
few years creating music, releasing mixtapes, and setting up her own tours that have taken her all across
Mexico, as well as Argentina, Chile, Los Angeles, New York City and even Nepal! She has worked with
well‐known producers in Mexico such as Alejandro Rosso from Plastilina Mosh and Toy Selectah from
Control Machete and also recently signed a management deal with Molotov’s managers, who are
preparing to break her out of the underground and into the mainstream Latin Market.
Yvonne Drazan: A&R Director, peermusic
Yvonne joined peermusic in 2003 as Latin Creative Manager and currently serves as Latin Director of A&R, West Coast and Mexico. Yvonne seeks and signs new talent, oversees catalog acquisitions, and maintains a roster of Latin, Pop, and Urban writers for the US and Mexico. Throughout her tenure at peermusic, Yvonne has signed worldwide deals with artists including Gloria Trevi, Anahi, Horoscopos de Durango, and Plastilina Mosh and was instrumental in the creation of a joint-venture publishing company and music label with The Sixth House. Under the banner of peerT6H Music, they have signed and released Ninel Conde, Christopher Von Uckermann, and Cristian Chavez’s single and music video “Libertad”. Yvonne also oversees the work of Micky Huidobro (Molotov), ChocQuibTown, and developing writers Niña Dioz, LaLa Romero as well as writer/producer Luigie Gonzalez.
Jorge Drexler : Singer/Songwriter
Jorge Drexler, Uruguayan Madrid-based musician who won wide acclaim after becoming the first composer ever to win an Academy Award with a song in Spanish. He won the Oscar® for composing the song "Al Otro Lado del Río" from the film The Motorcycle Diaries. In the last few years he has received nominations in three consecutive Grammy Awards and four consecutive Latin Grammy Awards, and has won two Spanish Music Awards.Jorge Drexler is beloved for the beauty and intricate construction of his music and for the deft poetry of his lyrics. Critics have also hailed him as a keen observer of complex, timely themes such as technology and global interconnectedness, in addition to romance.
Dyland Y Lenny / @dylandylenny : Showcase Artist
Tras un año de arduo trabajo, en el mes de febrero de 2013, sale a la venta la nueva producción discográfica de Dyland & Lenny titulada “My World 2” bajo el sello de SONY MUSIC. En esta producción, el dúo trabajó en varias colaboraciones con artistas de la talla de Victor Manuelle, Pitbull, Beatriz Luengo, J. Alvarez, Yomo, Cosculluela, Ángel Lopez, entre otros.Dyland & Lenny nos han mostrado un poco de lo que se trata esta nueva producción, con temas como “Pégate Más” y “Sin Ti” feat. Pitbull y Beatriz Luengo, el más reciente corte promocional de “My World 2”, un tema muy movido, con un sonido distinto a lo que han presentado los artistas en ocasiones pasadas, que utiliza el coro del muy sonado tema “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” popularizado por Aerosmith en el 1998.
Sin duda alguna, Dyland & Lenny continuarán cosechando éxitos y cautivando públicos a nivel internacional.
Gloria Estefan / @GloriaEstefan : Artist
The Cuban-born, International Superstar, has sold over 100 million albums worldwide, earned 7 Grammy® awards, and is credited for being one of the most successful cross-over artists of all time. The Gloria Estefan Foundation promotes good health, education and culture.
Javier Farfan: Senior Director of Cultural Branding, PepsiCo
Javier Farfan, Senior Director of Cultural Branding at PepsiCo, joined PBA in June 2010 to oversee PBA’s efforts to build brands and drive volume with key cultural groups (including Hispanic, African-American, and Asian-American consumers and influencers). Javier is responsible for leading the strategy, program development, communications for these groups, working closely with brand teams across Pepsi.
Robert Fernandez / @Mr305_Inc: CEO, Mr. 305 Inc
Robert Fernandez Is a Cuban American businessman and Founder / CEO of Famous Artist Music the company focuses on the development and management of artist such as Elvis Crespo, El Cata, Maffio, Sensato, Santaye, Motif and others. Robert has been involved in the music business since 1993 in various roles. His most memorable role is the launch and development of the artist known as PITBULL. The artist PITBULL has been responsible for various hits with sales totaling over 25 million units collectively. Robert currently heads up Mr 305 Inc which is home to the International artist Pitbull and several other artist. Mr 305 Inc is moving aggressively to become a Latin Powerhouse Entertainment Company.
Foco: Showcase Artist
FOCO es Acmed Tuesta, nació en Lima – Perú. Desde niño sintió pasión por la música y el canto, a los diez de años edad comenzó a practicar instrumentos de viento sudamericanos como la zampoña y la quena, dos años mas tarde el charango y posteriormente la guitarra. Su amor por la música y el arte popular lo llevo a integrar grupos como “Expresión Wayanay” y fundar la agrupación “ Los Chopkjas” en el Perú . En 1996 después de una gira con esta ultima agrupación decidió continuar su labor musical en los Estados Unidos trabajando con agrupaciones como “Andean new age”, “Andean Fusion” y “Wayanay Inka”. donde cuenta ya con 7 álbumes, proyecto con el cual mantiene sus raíces y acervo cultural.Estos años de camino no pasaron en vano para este canta-autor que hoy trabaja en un nuevo proyecto llamado FOCO brindándonos una nueva fusión musical plasmando una variedad de ritmos y melodías, que nacen de su alma y sentimiento.
Kany Garcia/ @kanygarcia: Artist
Heralding a new generation of Latin music artistry, Kany García is leaving her mark on Spanish-language pop and finding interesting ways to communicate her thoughts. In just five years of writing and recording at the professional level, this talented singer has won the respect of fans, her fellow musicians and music-industry pros. She’s renowned for the potency of her voice and her extraordinary skill at composing memorable songs. She always gives imaginative, witty and incisive takes on romantic and social topics.
Pepe Garza / @pepegarza: Composer, Musician, Radio Programmer
Su especialidad es el desarrollo en radio de nuevos talentos musicales ,así como locutores y personajes radiofónicos. Ha participado como productor ejecutivo y colaborador en discos de gran éxito en el genero Hip Hop y regional mexicano. Actualmente forma parte del jurado del show Tengo Talento mucho Talento de Estrella TV que se transmite diariamente en Prime Time a todo el país con grandes ratings e invitados como Vicente Fernandez, Gloria Trevi, Pepe Aguilar entre otros. Como PD ha logrado posicionar en los primeros lugares de popularidad todas las estaciones que ha dirijido creado tendencias musicales que son seguidas por cientos de emisoras de radio. Es creador el slogan Aquí suena la Quebuena y el nombre de estación de radio La Raza. Es fundadores Arpa Music, editora de música ganadora de 3 premios de editora del año por BMI, consolidandose como la promotora de nuevos compositores de música en español.
Aldo Gonzalez / @UniversalMusica: A&R Manager, UMLE & Machete Music
In 2012, he put together the collaboration between Chino Y Nacho and Universal Republic/Cash Money artist Jay Sean on the song “Bebe Bonita” which hit # 1 on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs, in addition to putting together the remix for Enrique Iglesias “Finally Found You” featuring Daddy Yankee. He also engineered bringing together Sky Blu from LMFAO and 3BALLMTY for a one of a kind performance at the Latin Grammys, and was also involved in bringing international superstar Psy to Sabado Gigante for his first ever appearance on a Latin TV show “Sabado Gigante” watched by millions.
Skander Goucha: SVP Digital, UMLE
Mr Goucha is currently SVP of Digital at Universal Music Latin Entertainment (UMLE) leading the development and implementation of UMLE’s digital business and strategy in the US and Mexico. Mr. Goucha possesses more than 12 years of experience as a leading strategist in the digital music arena. His multi-cultural background includes serving as Director of Digital for Universal Music Latino, and managing mobile and operations at Universal Music Latin America. Prior to joining UMG's Latin music division, he was in charge of developing mobile music products and services across Europe at Universal Music Group International. Mr. Goucha joined Vivendi in 2000 as a part of Vivendi's Internet investments division. Mr Goucha started his career in the financial industry as a Risk Manager at BNP Paribas. Mr Goucha is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique (Paris, France) and of Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administraion Economique (Paris, France).
Leslie Grace/ @IAMLeslieGrace: Showcase Artist
In May, she embarked on an extensive promotional tour in most major cities throughout the country, culminating in a history-making event: at just 17 years old, Leslie Grace is the youngest female singer to reach #1 on Billboard’s Latin Radio Airplay chart. As part of her promotional tour, she also appeared on Premios Juventud 2012 to great reviews, and stopped along the way at the well-known, long-lived Sábado Gigante show, with Don Francisco.
Bruno del Granado : CEO, RM Entertainment Group, Manager, Ricky Martin
Del Granado began his music career in 1986 as a marketing staffer at CBS Records. He later joined MTV in the company's music programming department, relocating to Miami for the launch of MTV Latin America in 1993. Over the ensuing years, he quarterbacked EMI Music Publishing's Latin America division, served as marketing advisor to Enrique Iglesias, and spearheaded a music video channel for RTVE – Spain’s state-owned television network. He was part of the Sky TV Latin America launch team and produced/hosted TV specials for CNN "World Beat" and “The Music Room”, VH-1's "Latin Explosion”, Universal TV and PolyGram TV. In late 2004, he joined Ricky Martin's management team handling all of the superstar's endeavors outside of the United States. While there, he produced from the management side the Person of the Year tribute to Ricky Martin at 2007’s Latin Grammys as well as negotiating and coordinating Mr. Martin's performance on the telecast.
Anya Grundmann / @npranya :
Anya Grundmann has guided the launch and growth of NPR Music as a premiere award-winning source for music discovery and innovative multi-platform journalism, in close partnership with 13 public radio stations and major NPR news programs. In 2013, Billboard Magazine named her as one of the "Power 100" in the music industry, and Fast Company noted that Anya and her team are "re-inventing public radio for the post-radio generation."
Every month more than 3 million people visit NPR Music online and via mobile devices, including the NPR Music iPad and iPhone apps and video channels. Tens of millions more hear music coverage on NPR's flagship radio programs. Popular features include Alt.Latino, All Songs Considered, First Listens, Tiny Desk Concerts, major festival coverage, exclusive videos, live concerts and blogs covering classical, jazz, indie rock, Latin alternative and music news.
Grupo Treo / @GrupoTreo: BASH Performer
El 2012, GRUPO TREO presentó su segundo corte promocional “Mi Amor”, un tema en donde Danny, Chucho y Rey, le cantan al amor de su vida, con un ritmo fresco, melódico y bailable. De autoría de Danny Daniel Díaz y bajo la producción de Daniel Espinoza y Yein Gonzales, “Mi Amor” logró escalar a la posicion # 3 del Chart Tropical de Billboard en USA y fue #1 por mas de 3 semanas consecutivas en su natal Venezuela, fueron invitados a DESCARGA MUN2 en el City Walk. A mediados de año lanzaron su sencillo Sin Miedo que logró top 10 del Chart Tropical Billboard y se mantuno en el top 5 de Venezuela por mas de 6 semanas consecutivas.
Arthur Hanlon / @arthurhanlon: Artist
Arthur’s latest release is the groundbreaking “Encanto del Caribe: Arthur Hanlon & Friends,” recorded live as a public television special at 500-year-old Castillo San Cristobal in Puerto Rico, a US National Monument that for the first time ever allowed filming inside its walls. Featuring Arthur on his signature 9-foot blue piano, Encanto del Caribe features guest artists Marc Anthony, Italian superstar Laura Pausini, New York Yankee and guitar virtuoso Bernie Williams, Puerto Rican legend Cheo Feliciano, Grammy-winning Spanish diva Natalia Jiménez and rising Puerto Rican star Ana Isabelle. The album spent eight weeks on the Top 10 of Billboard’s Top Latin Pop Albums chart.
Evan Harrison : EVP Content and Entertainment, Univision Radio
Evan Harrison is executive vice president, Content and Entertainment of Univision Radio, a division of the premier Spanish-language media company in the United States, Univision Communications Inc. Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio broadcaster in the U.S., owns and operates 70 radio stations in 16 of the top U.S. Hispanic markets and five stations in Puerto Rico. Mr. Harrison is responsible for strengthening Univision Radio’s programming and growing its audience share through new content initiatives and innovation on digital platforms, live event integration, mobile marketing and other non-traditional media.
Claudia Hoyos / @MarcaColombia: General Manager, Marca Colombia
Reconocida periodista que durante 9 años condujo la sección 1 2 3 del noticiero CM&. Desde hace 2 años ocupa el cargo de Gerente General de Marca País Colombia. Asumiendo el reto de crear la Marca que identifica a los colombianos en el exterior. Además de estrategias de comunicación qué generen identidad, nombre, reputación y recordación qué permanezcan en el tiempo, es la encargada de liderar la creación de campañas internacionales para atraer mayor inversión, turismo y negocios importantes para el país en la coyuntura de globalización y un diferencial que permita generar mayor desarrollo.
Memo Ibarra / @MEMOALERTAZERO: Artist, Alerta Zero.
Memo Ibarra is a young talented singer that has been in the music industry since he was a teenager, he was the front man of the Latin Grammy award winning band Alacranes Musical. After splitting from Alacranes Musical he formed the band Alerta Zero, since then, they have released two albums under Fonovisa Records and both have debuted on Top of the iTunes Charts. On May 11th, Memo Ibarra along with Alerta Zero will premiere their very own reality show on mun2 Network. The reality is about the new band trying to make it in the music industry and facing new and tougher challenges.
Jeo: Showcase Artist
The JEO tribe is created for the creatures that move their lives through music. Only JEO reflects the entertainment business bipolarity in all aspects, using urban contemporary music as an expression. This is her constant experiment, where she joins her writings, poetry, her experiences, your stories, the arts, her body and fantasy. JEO comes from all melodies, doesn’t reflect one style and trough her mask, she belongs to music.
Marcos Juárez: Latin Music Curator & Programmer, Pandora
As Latin Music Curator and Programmer at Pandora, Marcos Juárez is responsible for maintaining and enhancing the Latin music offering for the leading internet radio service. Prior to joining Pandora in 2012, Marcos spent more than a decade working in the music retail business. Marcos earned his BA in Latin American Studies with a focus on music and culture from the University of California, Berkeley, where he is currently the music director and a DJ at the campus radio station, KALX. Born in Oakland, the city where Pandora’s headquarters are located, Marcos also spent years studying the Mexican folk variant, son jarocho.
Mathieu Le Roux / @matleroux: Managing Director Latin America, Deezer
Mathieu Le Roux joined Deezer as Managing Director for Latin America in October 2012. Based in the company’s São Paulo office, Le Roux oversaw Deezer’s launch in Brazil and is now managing the expansion of Deezer into Latin America, one of the world’s fastest growing digital music markets. With a huge population, growing economy and high levels of social media use in Latin America, Le Roux is focused on growing Deezer’s footprint to provide access to new music, local editorial expertise and up and coming music talent across the region. Prior to joining Deezer, Le Roux spent many years in the Venture Capital market within various technology-based companies and worked at an innovation consultancy in California’s tech hub Silicon Valley.
Jessi Leon: Showcase Artist
Jessi Leon is a Latin American young Singer Songwriter, her musical sense, her voice and her lyrics makes her and artist like no other with a natural freshnes and perceivable by simply listening to her music.Jessi conveys in all her songs all the social conflicts, all the happiness and sadness that anybody at her young age feels. She invites you to be her accomplice in her life, where the idea of moving from one place to another was always present. That is precisely the name of her first album, Mudanza. In the middle of her Journey Jessi meets a peruvian musician named "Periko" and they wrote the song "Me vuelvo Loco" which made a lot of people dance and enjoy their music. This song made a drastic change in Jessi's career and made her jump into a different type of music, Latin Pop. In 2012, Jessi records a Featuring with a Colombian band named "Bonka" and made a hit with "A Escondidas"
Ruben Leyva: SVP Business Development, Latin Region, Spain & Portugal, Sony
Ruben Leyva is the Senior Vice President of Business Development for Sony Music in Latin America and the Iberian region. He is responsible for new business strategies that focus on Music & Entertainment, and creating strategic alliances between Corporate Brands, Artists and Content. Most recently, he spearheaded the International multiplatform partnership between the legendary Tony Bennett and his Viva Duets project, and the city of Fort Lauderdale’s Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.
He started with Sony Music US Latin in 2003 as Vice President of Sales and eventually rose to the position of Managing Director/President, which he held from 2008 through 2011. He was responsible for signing such artists as Pitbull, Romeo Santos & Daddy Yankee as well as overseeing an artist roster that included: Shakira, Ricky Martin, Marc Anthony, Thalia, Victor Manuel, Calle13 and many more.
Angel Lopez/ @angellopezmusic: Showcase Artist
Angel Luis Lopez of Puerto Rican descent released his first solo album self entitled Angel where it was obvious his influence of many styles of music, such as Hip hop, R&B, Reggae, and Pop. In 1993 he released his second album entitled You and I where he participated in his own TV Spot in Telemundo for two months. In 1996 he became the fourth member of the group that gave him international recognition as the lead singer of Son By 4, and sold over five million copies worldwide with their hit “A Puro Dolor”, which was declared the most requested song of the decade. The group went on to be nominated for a Latin Grammy Award in 2001 as well as won "Premios Lo Nuestro" Best new group, best song pop and best tropical category that same year. They also won Paoli Award for album of the year 2002, Latin Heritage Award best Pop song and Tropical song of the year winner 2002, and many more.
Gustavo Lopez / @GusLopez2479: EVP Brand Partnership & Digital, UMLE
Gustavo Lopez is the Executive Vice President – Brand Partnerships/Digital US Hispanic and Mexico of Universal Music Latin Entertainment (UMLE), the world’s number one Latin music company. UMLE has a commanding 50 percent share and an unparalleled success record of new artist development. Gustavo leverages his expansive knowledge as a leader in the music industry working with superstars such as Juanes, Los Tigres Del Norte, Jenni Rivera, Espinoza Paz, Enrique Iglesias, Alejandro Fernandez, David Bisbal, Wisin y Yandel, and Don Omar while introducing the future of Latin music with the likes of 3BallMty, Chino and Nacho, Roberto Tapia, Horacio Palencia and Jean Carlos Canela, to name a few. Gustavo was also the President and Founder of Machete Music, the nation’s leading urban Latin music company thanks to such chart-topping, multi-platinum selling artists such as Daddy Yankee, Don Omar, Wisin & Yandel, Luny Tunes and Hector "El Father," among others.
Toby Love/ @TheRealTobyLove : Showcase Artist
Most recently Toby Love released his second single “Todo Mi Amor Eres Tu” (I Just Can't Stop Loving You). The song delivers a delightful bilingual adaptation of the 1987 Michael Jackson hit, “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You”, which was originally written and performed by The King of Pop himself and adapted to Spanish by the legendary Ruben Blades.“Todo Mi Amor Eres Tu” (I Just Can't Stop Loving You) which also was produced by Sergio George, is quickly rising to the top of the charts and has just garnered the #1 position on Billboard’s Tropical Airplay Chart.
La Quilombera / @La_Quilombera : Showcase Artist
La banda puertorriqueña La Quilombera, es una agrupación de espíritu independiente con una sólida vértebra musical, que fusiona el rock con folklore del Caribe, Centro y Suramérica, y con sonidos urbanos y contemporáneos. Esta amplitud musical es la que le permite al grupo ser accesible a público de distintos gustos. Sobre esta base musical el grupo crea una propuesta matizada con mensajes de crítica social.En noviembre de 2012 La Quilombera lanzó su EP titulado “QUILOMBO Y BARBARIE”, con el que se presentó en la costa oeste de los Estados Unidos en lugares como Rockit Room en San Francisco, Casa Sorrento en Salinas, y La Cita Bar en Los Angeles, California entre otros
Magic Juan / @MAGICJUANELDURO : Showcase Artist
He tratado con mi trabajo de sumarle valor a la música latina” Hijo de padres dominicanos, con un bagaje multicultural que fue adquiriendo en su crianza en la ciudad de Nueva York y con la música como eje de su vida. Así se define John Wilson, quien desde principios de la década de los 90 es conocido en el mundo artístico como Magic Juan. “Para mí es crucial que se mencione siempre mi origen, porque aunque nací en Washington Heights, mis raíces son ciento por ciento latinas y nunca he renegado de mi herencia porque ella, como mi pasión por mi trabajo, me han hecho quien soy al día de hoy”, sentencia el artista.
Andre Marcel: Showcase Artist
Born in France from Colombian parents, Andre Marcel debuted in 2012 with "Nina Bonita" featuring Reykon. Marcel's latest tour included countries like Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Ecuador and Colombia. His music is a fusion of pop with other rhythms that make his songs infectious on the dance floor. In 2013 he presents "Vamos a Darno Tiempo" and "Latino Soy" which promises to be an anthem for latinos worldwide.
Johnny Marines / @JohnnyMarines : Manager, Romeo Santos/Aventura
Johnny Marines, a native New Yorker from the Lower East Side, has been a monumental force in the Latin American group, Aventura’s, rise from a local Bronx iconic set to national and international stars. Johnny met Romeo, lead singer/songwriter and co-producer of Aventura, in 2002 and initially performed security functions for them. In 2003 Johnny became the group’s personal manager, a function he continues to carry out today. Johnny appointed a professional, dedicated staff to assist him in his endeavors, and then he immediately organized the ranks. He also worked in conjunction with Aventura’s record label, Premium Latin Music, to forge a more fruitful relationship, which would allow him to obtain better opportunities for the group. Largely due to his efforts, the group’s career has been on a continual upswing, which has so far culminated at the White House’s Fiesta Latina in October 2009, wherein they performed and personally met the President of the United States.
Marger / @MARGERMUSIC : Showcase Artist
Marger is a venezuelan singer, actress and songwriter.
Her career started in Mexico while performing live in musical theatre. In 2009, she released her first solo album production, in which the single "Como te Digo" climbed to the top of the charts in Venezuela and Bolivia. Famous for the strength and personality of her melodic voice, Marger just completed writing and singing "Laberinto", the love theme of Telemundo's current top Telenovela "la Patrona". Laberinto was produced and co-written by Iker Gastamina and Juan Carlos Rodriguez. Next month Marger will showcase music for Nickelodeons new hit series "1111 en mi cuadra nada cuadra". As a composer, she collaborated with tv series Grachi and El Artista del Año in Argentina. With her mesmerizing new show, Las Divas del Soul, Marger refreshes her passion and returns to musical theatre.
Florencia Mauro / @florencia_mauro: Music Coordinator, Telefe, Argentina
Florencia Mauro is the Music Coordinator at the Music Department of Telefe (Argentina´s top-rated network). Ms Mauro works as industry liaison seeking musical artists for all Telefe programs and telefe.com, as well as everything the network needs regarding music. She also collaborates in the search of new businesses and sheis an international music executive producer and music correspondent.
Florencia spent more than twelve years working in Telefe Internacional as a producer of the TV show Especial Musical and twenty years working in different places, always linked to Latin music.
Doug McVehil / @McVevo: SVP, Music Programming, Talent & Content Operations, VEVO
Doug McVehil oversees VEVO’s global music programming, talent, operations and industry relations, working closely with artists, labels, managers and content owners. McVehil is based in VEVO’s New York City headquarters. Prior to joining VEVO in 2011, McVehil was SVP of Digital at Sony Music’s Epic Records, where he oversaw all aspects of the label’s digital marketing campaigns, artist website development and music video promotion strategies. Previously, he spent 11 years running Epic’s Video Promotion department. Prior to his tenure at Epic, McVehil held posts at Atlantic Records and Endless Music.
Diana Mogollón / @mun2: General Manager, Mun2
Diana Mogollón is General Manager of mun2, the leading Hispanic lifestyle and entertainment cable network. Mogollón is responsible for developing and driving the overall mun2 television strategy and providing operational leadership across the business. She is responsible for developing and driving the overall mun2 network strategy and providing operational leadership across the Telemundo, NBCUniversal and Comcast business units. In 2012, she has led the network to numerous #1 Hispanic cable network positions in the highly coveted adults 18-34 demo, as well as the fastest-growing Hispanic cable network in all key demos with double-digit increases year-over-year. In the past 24 months, Mogollón led mun2 to achieve its best ratings, revenue, and highest season deliveries ever in the history of the network; she also leads an innovative programming grid that reflects the dynamic and diverse cultural and dual language world that the audience reflects.
Jonathan Moly/ @JonathanMoly : Showcase Artist
Becoming known in Latin America through video clips, and winning the hearts of thousands of fans that support him strongly through social networks, Jonathan stands behind more than 50 fan clubs dedicated to his music. His album entitled
"A Mi Manera" rapidly achieved Gold with just a few days of its release and conquered three first places in the Venezuelan Billboards with his songs, "DimeComo Hacer", "Mi Nina" and "Carita de Cristal".On October 19, 2012 Jonathan Moly signed a recording contract with Top Stop Music. Noting the great potential to become a relevant and influential artist,
renowned music producer Sergio George had no hesitation in signing Jonathan
Luis Carlos Monroy / : Artist
Actualmente Radico En La Ciudad De Los Ángeles California, Donde Preparo Mi Quinto Trabajo Discográfico, Con Temas Propios En Coautoria y En Co-producción Con Adrian Pieragostino. En Mi Carrera Como Autor He Tenido La Fortuna De Tener Como Interpretes De Mis Temas a Artistas Como: Alejandro Fernandez, Cristian Castro, Rocio Durcal, Shaila Durcal, La Original Banda El Limon, Margarita "la Diosa de la Cumbia", Jorge Celedon,Victor Garcia, Bobby Pulido, Reyes de Arranque, Emilio Navaira, Grupo Pesado Entre Otros. En el Año 2012 Tuve La Fortuna De Salir Nominado Al Grammy Latino En La Categoría "Mejor Canción Regional Mexicana" Con Dos Temas "El Dia Que Me Fui" interpretado Por Shaila Durcal y "El mejor Perfume" Interpretado Por La Original Banda El Limon De Salvador Lizarraga. En Ese Mismo Año Resulte Ganador Del Grammy Latino a La Mejor Canción Regional Mexicana, "El Mejor Perfume" Interpretada Por La Original Banda El Limon.
Erica Moreira: Attorney, AMP Law PLLC
Erica Moreira began her bilingual practice at Angela Martinez, P.A, where she represented some of the world's most well-known entertainers and music producers as they entered into multimillion dollar agreements, including, various endorsement and sponsorship deals. Almost a year ago, Erica founded AMP Law, PLLC with offices in Miami and NYC. The music industry’s new reality is that brands and labels need each other more than ever. As traditional revenue streams dry up, record labels (and music publishing companies) need to work with brands and agencies to help subsidize artist’s marketing and promotional efforts. In the meantime, brands are seeking to connect with consumers on an emotional level vis a vis artist’s (and their twitter accounts). It’s a perfect marriage. Anyone need a pre-nupt?
Carla Morrison / @CarlaMorrisonmx : Artist
Mexican Songstress Carla Morrison returned in a big way with her follow-up to 2011 Latin GRAMMY nominated album Mientras Tu Dormias with Dejenme Llorar (Out On Carla Morrison Musica/Cosmica Records OUT NOW) Her most personal and fully realized record to date. The record had been nominated for FOUR Latin GRAMMY Awards including Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Alternative Album of the Year, and Alternative Song of the Year. Carla came away with 2 Latin GRAMMY wins (Best Alternative Album & Best Alternative Song) (2012) and was also nominated for a GRAMMY in the category Best Latin Rock, Urban, or Alternative Album(2013).
Sebastian Mourra : CEO & Co-Founder, Razz Interactive
Sebastian Mourra is the CEO & Co-Founder of Razz Interactive, an innovation-focused, technology and social media marketing company that continually pushes the boundaries of digital strategies for artists and brands. Prior to Razz, Sebastian was the Senior Manager of Product Development for Universal Music Latin Entertainment, the world’s number one Latin music company with over 50 percent market share. During his tenure at Universal, Sebastian was instrumental in developing successful digital marketing and product development strategies for some of Latin music’s biggest artists including Enrique Iglesias, Don Omar, Juanes, Wisin & Yandel and Jenni Rivera. Sebastian also lead the development of digital solutions for brand partnerships including integration of music into leading brands marketing campaigns such as Pepsi, Dunkin Donuts, Corona and Dewar’s, among many others. As a graduate of the University of Miami, he currently holds a B.A. in Music Business with a minor in Marketing.
Victor Muñoz / @VictorMunozVzla : Showcase Artist
Victor Munoz Latin singer from Venezuela. Its versatility allows interpretive walk with elegance and virtuosity from Caribbean music to the romantic ballad. Big hits like "Tu Guardian", "Corazon Abierto" and "Mi Princesa" have become classics of Latin-Pop Hispanic, this young talent continues to position itself in the charts and billboards in the continent and in the heart of the public who passionately follows. Victor just sing with the multinational Record Label Sony Music "Mi Princesa" and a company that represent him in the US Acoch Music. The Single "Mi Princesa" right now is in the top of the latin Billboard Tropical Chart.
Tito Nieves/ @Tnievesoficial : Showcase Artist
Most recently Toby Love released his second single “Todo Mi Amor Eres Tu” (I Just Can't Stop Loving You). The song delivers a delightful bilingual adaptation of the 1987 Michael Jackson hit, “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You”, which was originally written and performed by The King of Pop himself and adapted to Spanish by the legendary Ruben Blades.“Todo Mi Amor Eres Tu” (I Just Can't Stop Loving You) which also was produced by Sergio George, is quickly rising to the top of the charts and has just garnered the #1 position on Billboard’s Tropical Airplay Chart.
Debi Nova/ @debinova: Showcase Artist
Already an established artist in her native country, Debi Nova, a Costa Rican singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, has amassed an impressive body of work. She has been involved in seven Grammy-nominated projects, and her first single "One Rhythm" was the #1 song on the dance charts in 2004. Having written and performed her own songs since she was 14 years old, Debi signed her first songwriting contract at age 17. Soon after she began collaboarting with artists such as RBD, Black Eyed Peas, Mark Ronson and Ricky Martin.
Don Omar / @DONOMAR:
Don Omar is one of the most recognized Latino artists for his success in the musical genre of Reggaetón. Dynamic, is the word used to describe "The King" of Reggaetón's voice. Don Omar has declared himself as a versatile artist and is the epitome of constant innovation. He's equipped with it all, in order to create a unique sound, with flow, harmony, melody and superb instrumentation--not to mention his incomparable energy and domination of the scene at every concert he offers. Don Omar stands out for always giving the best live performances his fans have ever witnessed. He's influenced by rhythms such as Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Bolero and even Rock. Don Omar counts on his versatile ability to rap, dance and sing simultaneously. Don Omar had the most nominations at the last celebration of the Billboard Latin Music Awards 2012, competing for 16 awards in 14 categories.
Delia Orjuela / @Sunflowerbmi: VP, Latin Writer Publisher Relations, BMI
Delia Orjuela, Vice President, Latin Music, BMI, Los Angeles, oversees BMI’s Latin music department and is responsible for affiliating new songwriters and publishers, assisting writers and publishers with administration needs and serving as a liaison with the Latin music community and industry at large. Some of the many writers she has signed and worked with since joining BMI include Juanes, Pitbull, Gustavo Santaolalla, Cristian Castro, Molotov, Café Tacuba, Los Tucanes de Tijuana, Chino y Nacho, Ximena Sariñana, Kinky, Espinoza Paz, Jenni Rivera, Banda el Recodo, Kalimba, Tigres del Norte, Sergio Vallin of Maná, Cesar “Vampiro” Lopez of Jaguares, amongst others. She is a member of The Latin Association of Recording Arts and Sciences (LARAS), and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism from California State University Long Beach.
Ale Ortega / @ale_ortega : Showcase Artist
Ale Ortega es un cantautor pop melódico Argentino. En 2008 lanzó su primer disco" No puede ser verdad" y en poco tiempo sus canciones sonaban en radios de Holanda, España y Latinoamérica.En la actualidad se encuentra grabando su segundo material discográfico, producido casi en su totalidad, por el reconocido productor Rey Nerio. Con todas canciones compuestas por Ale, el mismo contará también con algunos duetos y con “Dulce y Eterno”, un tema compuesto por Claudia Brant y Luis Fonsi.Luego de haber sido opening de Laura Pausini y Luis Fonsi en el Estadio Luna Park (Buenos Aires, Argentina); de que sus canciones suenen en reconocidas teleseries de su país; y de compartir escenario con Alejandro Sanz en la Fiesta Nacional de la Vendimia (segunda celebración del vino más importante del mundo) ante más de 25 mil personas, Ale Ortega resentará por primera vez su música en un escenario de Estados Unidos.
Luana Pagani: President, Seitrack US
After a successful tenure of 17 years at Sony Music, where she was an active part of the worldwide success of artists such as Ricky Martin, Shakira, Chayanne and others and the development in Latin America of Beyonce, Alicia Keys, John Meyer etc she left the company to pursue and independent career. In 2010 she partnered with Ocesa Seitrack's Alex Mizrahi and Octavio Padilla to form SeitrackUS, managing in this territory the careers of Alejandra Guzman, Belinda, Paty Cantu, Zoe, Maria Jose and Rio Roma among others.Some of the achievements of the new company are the association of Paty Cantu for a national Mastercard/Univision campaign, her association as well as Jotdog's with Subway for "Artista Fresco", the first 30 US cities sold out tour of rock band Zoe and numerous awards received by Alejandra Guzman in the past 2 years.
Beto Perez / @ZumbaBeto: Co-Founder & CCO, Zumba Fitness
Beto is the creative genius behind the Zumba® program, the fitness formula that has revolutionized the way millions of people think about exercise. Beto began as a fitness instructor in his home city of Cali, Colombia, and upon arriving to teach class one day realized he had left his traditional aerobics music at home. In a moment of spontaneity, he unpacked his personal salsa and merengue tapes from his backpack, popped them into the sound system and taught his first Zumba® class. After a successful career as a trainer and choreographer in Colombia, Beto made the big move to the United States. Armed only with his personal charisma and unstoppable will power, he sold all his belongings and moved to Miami in search of the American Dream.
Lulo Perez: Showcase Artist
Miami-based, Cuban-born Producer, Writer/Arranger and Multi-instrumentalist Lulo Perez is enjoying Multi-Platinum Sales and Grammy success. He brings his musicianshipto numerous mega releases by international artists to include Alejandro Sanz - No Es Lo Mismo and Alex Ubago - Que Pides Tu .
Perez who wrote tracks for Ricky Martin's and Alexandre Pires' current albums, produced Spanish alternative act, Cafe Quijoano's Extraordinaria Paradoja del Sonido has worked on numerous albums to include: Emmanuel's Sentirme Vivo & Emmanuel Presenta... Vicente Amigo's Ciudad de Las Ideas , Ana Belen's Peces de Ciudad , Rosa's Rosa ; Joaquin Sabina's 19 Dias Y 500 Noches .Perez co-produced Grammy winner 'No Es Lo Mismo' with singer/songwriter superstar Alejandro Sanz which sold one million copies in its first week of release. The album awarded Alejandro with four additional Grammys at the Latin Grammy Awards held in Los Angeles on September 1st, 2004.
Alberto Perlman / @albertoperlman: Co-Founder & CEO, Zumba Fitness
Alberto Perlman is the chief executive officer and co-founder of Zumba Fitness, LLC, the largest branded dance-fitness company in the world. The global lifestyle brand fuses fitness, entertainment and culture into a dance-party experience and has more than 14 million weekly participants in 140,000 locations across 180+ countries. Perlman oversees day-to-day operations, manages brand and product development, and negotiates strategic partnerships with fitness clubs and organizations around the world.
Silvio Pietroluongo/ @silpiet: Director of Charts, Billboard
Silvio Pietroluongo, a Bronx, N.Y. native, is director of charts for Billboard, responsible for all chart-related content and chart development for the print magazine and its companion websites.
Johnny Phillips: President, Select-O-Hits
Johnny Phillips is the President of Selecto Latino and VP of Select-O-Hits distributor in Memphis, TN. He grew up in the music business. His father was Jerry Lee Lewis’ manager and his
uncle, Sam Phillips, founded the legendary Sun Record label. For the past ten years he has been the driving force behind Select-O-Hits’ Latin Music division, Selecto Latino. Select-O-Hits is now the #1 Independent Latin Music distributor in the US and Puerto Rico.
Plan B / @PLANBLIVE : BASH Performer
Orlando J. Valle y Edwin F. Vázquez, conocidos en el mundo artístico como Chencho y Maldy, comenzaron su carrera en el año 2000. Desde muy temprana edad, los jóvenes nacidos en la ciudad de Guayama, Puerto Rico, sentían una gran afinidad por el género de música urbana. PLAN B, fue el título del primer tema musical que los dio a conocer y tanto fue su éxito, que decidieron adoptarlo como el nombre oficial del dúo. Actualmente, el dueto nominado a los Premios Billboard 2013 como “Duo Latin Rhythm”, se prepara para lanzar el tema musical “Zapatito Roto” junto a Tego Calderón, como antesala a su nueva producción discográfica, “Love and Sex”, que saldrá al mercado para el verano de 2013.
Pumva / @MR_PUMVA : Showcase Artist
PUMVA (el de la voz suave) es sin duda un excelente y muy versátil artista, el cual interpreta estilos como REGGAETON, SALSA, MERENGUE, HIP HOP, BACHATA, R&B, REGGAE y DANCE HALL, siendo también compositor y arreglista de sus temas.
En Enero del 2012 Forma la empresa internacional PUMVA MUSIC LLC la cual se forma para poner su talento y como Artista Exclusivo Y PROPIETARIO de la misma (RENIER AGUILERA a.k.a PUMVA) inicia el desarrollo del álbum DE TI DE MI, de este se desprende el primer sencillo llamado ES UNA DIOSA, producido por Hulyonthebeat y Javier Voltaje, donde participa también el reconocido Saxofonista y bajista Livan Trujillo.ES UNA DIOSA, es un tema muy rítmico con mucho sonido electrónico, muy actual que contiene un sabor musical que invita a bailar, gozar y disfrutar con toda tu gente, (Dice el propio PUMVA) es un tributo a la belleza de la mujer donde alude que todas ellas son como UNA DIOSA.
Yarel Ramos / @YAREL_RAMOS : BASH Host
Yarel was recently featured in a Cox Communications campaign that reached out to Latino viewers with On Demand content and public service announcements as part of its partnership with The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC). The campaign, in Arizona, California, Las Vegas, Oklahoma and New England markets, included 30 and 60 second Spanish and English-language television and radio ads, direct mail, print, online banners and a social media presence on Facebook and Twitter. The campaign was designed to drive traffic to Cox retail locations, calls into the call centers in Spanish or English and Cox’s websites. Yarel’s visibility in the Latino community was a vital key to the success of the program.
On camera, conducting incisive interviews, or shining in the spotlight on the red carpet, Yarel Ramos radiates with the vivacious verve and sparkling charisma that has defined her as one of the bilingual media’s most captivating personalities.
Anton Reixa: President, SGAE
At present, he combines his role as author with business manager tasks in the cultural sector, through various projects of the audiovisual production company Filmanova, which he presides since 1999. The activity of the production company, formed by a group of media companies, currently comprising Filmanova S.L. (a company for management and production, content creation and film and TV services), Filmanova Show S.L. (a TV production company specializing in TV music, advertising and TV formats), and Filmanova Invest S.A. (a cinema investment company), focuses on the creation and production of audiovisual content and services for television, advertising, film and multimedia.
Daniel Rene : Showcase Artist
At 14, he joined Menudo/MDO where he sang "No Puedo Olvidarme de Ti", one of MDO's biggest hits. He has been nominated for several awards, including Premio lo Nuestro's "Best New Artist", no doubt a result of having worked with legends such as Jon Secada, Diane Warren, Emilio Estefan and Rudy Perez. After his first 2 solo albums, "Daniel René" and "Adicto", he created his own production studio "The Rhythm Rehab". In 2012, The Rhythm Rehab released "Rebirth", an experimental compilation album, on which Daniel is not only one of the performers but is also a co-writer and producer. This summer he will be releasing his third solo album, an electro-pop, adult contemporary fusion where he once again shows off his production skills. "No Soy Tuyo", the first single, is already promising to be a big summer heartbreaking hit!
Jose Luis Revelo: Director Business Development & Music Strategy, Man Made Music
In 2012, Revelo joined Man Made Music as Producer, Latin Markets. He is part of the team that created a global Sonic Strategy for Univision, and is co-producer of the brand's Sonic Identity, which includes dozens of new executions, spanning from the brand anthem and sonic logo, to the television identity package, news, sports, radio networks, and the launch of the male-skewing Unimas channel. He also co-executive produced select Latin market activations for AT&T, in support of Man Made's role of Sonic Agency of Record for the brand.In his new position, Revelo will lead Man Made's Hispanic market efforts globally, across business development, partnerships and creative disciplines, and reports jointly to Allison Meiresonne, President, Brand Partnerships and company founder, Joel Beckerman.
Kevin Riva/ @KevinRivaMusica: Showcase Artist
Kevin Rivadeneyra , AKA "Kevin Riva" is a young artist of the urban genre. He is only 14 years old. He was born on May 17, 1997. He has an older brother who is 17 years old named Sean Rivadeneyra, AKA "Sean Riva". Kevin, with his brother Sean, began to sing together and released their first album "Los Insuperables" and their first songs together. As time went on, still making songs together and some solo songs. Now they are almost completely separated and of course still being brothers. Now Kevin Riva is prepared and is working hard to ensure you get your next album called "The one and only" soon.
Sean Riva / @seanrivamusica: Showcase Artist
Su nuevo álbum recibe el nombre de "Insuperable" y estará en el mercado de Norte, Centro y Sur América para Febrero de 2013. En esta nueva producción, SEAN RIVA ha tenido la oportunidad de grabar con estrellas de la talla de Arcangel, Jadiel y Jenny La Sexy Voz entre otros. Este disco cuenta con la producción de Isidro Infante quien fuera el genio productor del recordado sello RMM (5 Premios Grammy y 47 nominaciones al Grammy) también han trabajado en "Insuperable" el productor DJ Playero (Vico C, Daddy Yankee, Baby Rasta, Alberto Style, Don Omar, Tego Calderón, Tito El Bambino) e Iván Joy (Zion y Lennox, Ivy Queen, Julio Voltio entre otros).
Luis Rivera : Senior Programmer, Latin Music & Videos, Music Choice
Luis Rivera, Sr. Programmer for Music Choice, oversee al the Latin video and audio content for Music Choice's free On Demand network, its dozens of audio channels and its free online music service. He develops and oversees the creation of compelling multicultural content; in addition to managing the video and audio music programming that has make Music Choice's Latin content - one of the network's most popular music formats. Luis works closely with record labels, artists and their managers, industry representatives and our cable affiliates to demonstrate the power of Music Choice to expose both emerging and established artists to millions of consumers via their televisions, online and mobile devices.
Cathey Rod: Showcase Artist
Catherine Rodriguez better known as Cathey Rod is a young Canadian singer-songwriter with Hispanic origins; Niece of the well-known artist Jose Luis Rodriguez (El Puma). Cathey has been and continues to be the Hispanic image of commericals on television and print publicity for Walt Disney World; she has been a part of television programs for Nickelodeon and Discovery Health Channel; she has shared the stage with famous singers such as Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, ElvisCrespos as well as others. Her musical influences include Michael Jackson, Selena, Shakira, Britney Spears, etc. Recently, she is promoting her new single “Siente El Ritmo” Spanish version as well as “Turn My Music Up” the English version.
Fernando Rodriguez: CEO, Terra Networks USA
Fernando Rodríguez joined Terra Networks in 2000 as Chief Financial Officer and as a founding member of the team that launched Terra.com. In 2004 he took on the position of Chief Executive Officer and he now oversees the operations of Terra Networks in the US, with headquarters based in Miami and offices in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. He has played a key role in the growth of the organization and in consolidating Terra Networks USA’s position as the leading Internet portal for the US Hispanic market.
Mario "Jochy" Rodriguez: East Coast Marketing and Promotions, Universal Music Latino
age 17 started DJing in top Clubs in the are of NY and NJ, after years of DJ i was offered a Job by Legend Merengue Group Oro Solido to form part of their team, later became the Official Promotor of the group and years later was hired by Platano Records to Directed the Promotion Department were most of the artist were Bachata including Anthony Santos, Luis Vargas, Raulinn Rodriguez and Others.When Univision Music Group was formed became Director of Promotions for the North East, i was incharge of the promotions and Marketing of artists like Jenifer Peña, Objetivo Fama WInner Anais and alll the Trpical act of la Kalle Record directed by Sergio George and AL Zamora. Three years later was offered the East Coast Promotions and Marketing Director for Universal Music Latino, here i was responsible for the promotions of many artist like Juanes, Enrique Iglesias, David Bisbal, Paulina Rubio, DOn Omar, Wisin y Yandel and others. Jochy has been in the music industry for over 12 Years.
Rio Roma / @RioRomamx:
Breakthrough singer-songwriter duo, Rio Roma, is composed of Mexican born Jose Luis and Raul Ortega Roma, brothers by birth and profession. Rio Roma released their first album, Al Fin Te Encontre in 2011, which became a huge success and launched Rio Roma into stardom in Mexico. This duo has been on the scene for some time now, composing music for other world-renowned artists, including "Todo Cambio" written with Mario Domm, and "Dia De Suerte" written with Alejandra Guzman as the theme song for the soap opera, Una Familia Con Suerte. The talented duo currently composes music for themselves, releasing platinum-selling records and award-winning albums with their romantic compositions and vocal intensity.
Emilio Romano: President, Telemundo
Emilio Romano was named President of Telemundo Media in October 2011. Romano leads the Telemundo broadcast network, its 15 owned stations, the Entertainment Division and Telemundo Studios – the number one producer of original Spanish-language primetime content for U.S. Hispanics. Additionally, he oversees the Emmy® Award-winning news and sports divisions, Telemundo International, Telemundo’s digital media group, and the network’s sales and marketing units. He also has oversight of mun2, the fastest growing lifestyle cable network for young bicultural Latinos.
Karlos Rose / @Karlosrose : Artist
Carlos de la Rosa, mejor conocido como Karlos Rosé en el ambiente artístico, es un joven artista nacido en República Dominicana radicado en Estados Unidos desde los 6 años. Es conocido también por la fusión en su música de géneros como R&B, Pop y Bachata. Joven compositor, guitarrista, amante de la música romántica y admirador de artistas como Romeo Santos, Marc Anthony y Juan Luis Guerra los cuales le han servido de inspiración en este lanzamiento artístico.
Carlos Saavedra: Director, Brand Engagement-Multicultural, Pepsi
Carlos Saavedra is the Director of Culture Marketing for PepsiCo's soda brands, including its flagship Pepsi and Mountain Dew brands. In this role, he is leading the effort to step-change the organization's cultural fluency in order to build brands and grow volume with key cultural groups (with particular emphasis on Hispanics). Specifically, Carlos steers strategic planning, creative development, and program execution in close partnership with brand & consumer engagement (media, digital, sports, & packaging) teams. He is also spearheading a joint collaboration with PepsiCo's Latin American team to deliver relevant content and drive synergies. A 12-year PepsiCo veteran, Carlos has held a variety of brand marketing and innovation roles on the Gatorade, Tropicana, and Sierra Mist brand teams. He also spent several years in the Foodservice Division delivering innovation for customers such as Taco Bell, Arby's and Panda Express.
James G. Sammataro /@305entertainlaw: Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan
Recognized by Law 360 as one of country’s top entertainment attorneys, James has handled several high profile litigations, including matters involving MTV, Bad Boy Records, Arbitron, Pitbull, Lindsay Lohan, Anna Nicole Smith’s estate, the National Football League, Top Stop Music, and Latin talents, Alexis Valdes, Maria Elvira Salazar, Fernando del Rincon, Prince Royce, Javier Ceriani and Adriana Fonseca. Mr. Sammataro has also negotiated media-related deals involving Ice Cube, Rick Ross, DJ Khaled and Victoria Secret models, Rosie Huntington-Whitely and Alessandra Ambrosio. James is a prominent figure in the Spanish-language music scene, representing Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. and its twenty-one radio stations (including assisting SBS in bringing DJ Laz to 106.7 F.M.), as well as negotiating concert events featuring a who’s who of Latin recording artists: Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Ricky Martin, Alejandro Saenz, Ricardo Arjona, Don Omar and Daddy Yankee.
Daniel Santa Cruz: Showcase Artist
2013 is the year where Daniel Santacruz will present his fourth studio album which includes the single: "Si digo te amo…" written by Santacruz and already hitting all the radio stations in USA and all around the world. His last album "Bachata Stereo" was nominated as "Best tropical contemporary album" in the 2011 Latin Grammy's the same thing happened in 2009 with his album "Radio Rompecorazones" with 2 nominations. Santacruz has already won several awards in 2013 for songs written for other artists. Right now Santacruz is one of the most successful tropical artists in countries like Argentina, Chile, Spain and Italy. 2012 was a year of success for Santacruz as a songwriter, songs like "Tu veneno" by Hector Acosta "El Torito" and "Incondicional" by Prince Royce
Kike Santander / @KSantander : Composer
Kike Santander, is a Colombian composer, record producer, arranger and entrepreneur. He is considered to be one of the principal Latino composers of the day, having worked with artists such as David Bisbal, Cristian Castro, Thalía, Chayanne, Diego Torres, Alejandro Fernández, Olga Tañón, Bacilos, José Luis Rodríguez «El Puma» and Gloria Estefan among others. More than 25 of his songs have won the coveted Top Ten, as reflected in the Latin charts for Billboard since 1999. More than 15 of his songs are featured within the top 100 played songs by the BMI Association of Authors and Composers. His songs and productions have surpassed 25 million albums worldwide  and Santander has won also prizes and awards that are given in the music industry on multiple occasions: Grammy Awards, Billboard, Lo Nuestro Awards, Premios TVyNovelas", El Heraldo, and BMI in which he has received the most awards in its Latin division, and many more.
Henry Santos / @henrysantos : Artist
Henry Santos es un consumado artista bilingüe, productor, cantante y compositor, músico innovador nacido en Moca, República Dominicana, que emigró a Nueva York a la edad de 13 años. Con 15 años de experiencia como miembro de Aventura, Henry se considera un “artista nuevo” en su aventura. Su primera producción discográfica “Introducing Henry Santos”, en la cual su primer sencillo promocional “Poquito A Poquito” fue muy bien recibido por la radio y fanáticos, seguido por “Por Nada”, segundo sencillo de su álbum debut, el cual alcanzó los primeros lugares en Billboard en la categoría Canción Tropical. Henry se siente orgulloso de haber escrito 11 de las canciones incluidas en el disco.Después de su gran éxito en uno de los más importantes programas de la cadena Univisión “Mira Quien Baila”, en el cual resultó ganador, el joven cantautor está listo para continuar su exitosa carrera con “My Way”, primer sencillo promocional de su próximo álbum titulado “My Way”
América Sierra / @America_Sierra : Artist
a cantautora más importante del momento, se encuentra lanzando su primera producción discográfica, de la cual se desprende el sencillo que actualmente está conquistando al público a través de la telenovela mexicana “Porque el amor manda”. Y éste es precisamente el título del tema que América Sierra promociona actualmente en la radio de México y Estados Unidos y que el pasado 4 de diciembre se lanzó a la venta digital a través de Itunes. El disco completo será lanzado al mercado discográfico en el próximo mes de mayo, y el cual está integrado en su totalidad por temas de su propia autoría. América Sierra cuenta con una exitosa carrera como compositora, y como cantante ha sido pieza clave en el éxito de la agrupación regiomontana 3BallMTY, quienes ahora la acompañan en el tema “Porque el amor manda”.
Sophi / @sophiofficial : Showcase Artist
Sophi, born Sophia Alvarez, is a sexy 19-year old native Miamian, with stardom set in her sights, has been singing all of her young life. She says of her childhood, “I remember I first started singing when I was very young, maybe 2 or 3 years old. My mom told me I would hold everything from my hair brush to straws as microphones. My grandfather was a musician in Barquisimeto, Venezuela so whenever he would come visit he would play piano and I would sing (scream) along. When I got to St. Patricks Elementary School (in Miami), I joined choir and sort of solidified my passion for music.” Her debut track, “This is Our Love” (“Asi Es El Amor”), which is being initially released via the Crescent Moon label, has just recently been launched simultaneously to U.S. Anglo and Latin djs as well as to UK djs for impact in time for the upcoming Winter Music Conference, March 15-24, in Miami.
Olga Tañón / @OLGATANON1313 :
Olga Tañón has been a force in Latin Music ever since she recorded her first solo album titled, Sola for record label WEA Latina in 1992. For over twenty years this superstar has brought audiences to their feet in some of the most important theaters, concert halls and arenas around the world. She is one of the few artists who can cross all boundaries with the ability to comfortably interpret flawlessly between the various genres of Latin music from merengue to salsa and pop consistently weaving both "danceable" and "romantic" styles of music. From her native Puerto Rico to all of Latin America, Spain and the United States, she has established herself as one of the most accomplished and revered Latin artists in the world today.
Jeffrey Toig: SVP, Muve Music
As senior vice president of Muve Music for Cricket Communications, Inc., Mr. Toig is responsible for managing the Company’s Muve Music service.
Mr. Toig has more than a decade of experience in wireless and digital media and an in-depth background in product development, marketing strategy, business development and mobile content. He joined the Company in 2008 as vice president of product management. Prior to joining Cricket he was a partner with the strategy consulting firm CSMG, which specializes in the telecommunications and media industries. Prior to CSMG, Mr. Toig worked at Virgin Mobile USA where he was a member of the founding team and ran the messaging and mobile content, built the company's retail distribution footprint and oversaw the channel marketing organization.
Rafael Toro: Director of Public Relations, Goya Foods
In 1985, Rafael joined Goya Foods, Inc. as Director of Public Relations where he first set out to extend Goya’s community outreach to the Dominican, Mexican, South and Central American communities. As the Hispanic market grew in the United States, so did Goya Foods’ facilities, product lines and the company’s marketing and public relations departments. In turn, Rafael’s responsibilities expanded and led him to play a role in Goya’s crossover of the Hispanic market into mainstream America.
Emeraude Toubia / @EmeraudeToubia : BASH Host
Her big break came in 2008, when she was cast to participate in the reality TV competition “Nuestra Belleza Latina.” After Emeraude’s rigorous training in acting, hosting, dance, and related activities, her appreciative fans selected her as the first finalist to the crown. In 2010, she joined the "mun2 Arena" as a co-host with Guad Venegas, adding her uniquely female point of view to the sports and entertainment highlights show. She continues to be a host on mun2's “18 & Over” music and lifestyle countdown show, and audiences will recognize her from her commercials including Maybelline, Garnier Fructis, Sony, State Farm, and AT&T.
Jose Valle: President, Univision Radio
Jose Valle is president of Univision Radio, a division of the premier Spanish-language media company in the United States, Univision Communications Inc. Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio broadcaster in the U.S., owns and operates 70 radio stations in 16 of the top U.S. Hispanic markets and five stations in Puerto Rico. Mr. Valle oversees the expanding portfolio and operations for Univision Radio. Mr. Valle, a veteran broadcast executive, most recently served as vice president and general manager of Univision Radio Los Angeles. In that role, he oversaw the Company’s radio station cluster in the LA market, which includes KLVE-FM, KSCA-FM, KTNQ-AM and KRCD/KRCV-FM.
Sergio Vallín: Guitarist, Mana
Sergio Vallín es un músico altamente reconocido desde hace más de una década. Su talento ha destacado sobre todo por su papel como guitarrista de Maná, la banda de rock latino más trascendente.
Guad Venegas: BASH Host
Guad’s an on-air personality balances his sharp comedic instincts with a smooth charm. Viewers might recognize Guad from national spots for Volkswagen, KFC, Budweiser, Home Depot and Time Warner. He’s also hosted World Party!, a travel guide to the world’s biggest festivals, parties, and events, and guested on eight episodes of the telenovela ¿Dónde está Elisa?
At mun2, his loyal viewers communicate with him from across the country via the network’s website, as he showcases the top 18 videos of the week on 18 & Over. An ally to modern music’s most formidable hit makers, Guad tracks their progress in the show, and he says that the selection process for videos is democratic and viewer-driven. “It seriously goes by the votes on the website combined with what sells the most in stores and what gets played on the radio.”
Mariana Vega/ @MarianaVega: Showcase Artist
Su primer CD, producido por Sebastian Krys, ganador de 12 premios Grammy y por Luis Romero, productor musical de Franco de Vita por 18 años, alcanzo doble Disco de Oro y Disco de Platino en Venezuela. De este disco se lanzaron 3 sencillos: Háblame, No me queda nada y Nadie me dira como quererte, todos llegaron al primer lugar de la cartelera pop nacional en Venezuela y No me queda nada alcanzo el Primer Lugar en la cartelera general a nivel nacional.
Viajero: Showcase Artist
The young singer/songwriter known as Viajero (Traveler) has a crystal clear idea of his place in the world and the role that his music has to play.
Born in Nicaragua to a Nicaraguan father and a Costa Rican mother, Viajero strongly believes that travel is not only the best way to keep growing as a person, but an appropriate metaphor for life. “Living something of a nomadic life has enriched my artistic career,” he says.He spent all of 2012 writing and recording his international debut album El Viaje (The Journey). By juxtaposing elements of pop, Latin trova and singer-songwriter genres, he has created a sweeping, fascinating record with a signature sound.
Jorge Villa-Mizar: Showcase Artist
Founded in 2009 by Multi-Grammy Award winning producer Sergio George and entrepreneur Gregory Elias, Top Stop Music has grown into the leading Latin independent label in the U.S. in its few years of existence. The label boasts an array of talented and successful artists including Tito Nieves, Villa-Mizar (Jorge Villamizar formerly Bacilos), Leslie Grace, Toby Love, Jonathan Moly and 5 Solz and is also credited for developing the careers of triple platinum selling, Latin Grammy nominated Prince Royce and Grammy Award Winning Salsa artist Luis Enrique. The record label has already received multiple awards and recognition including Latin Billboard Awards, Premio Lo Nuestro y Latin GRAMMY® nominations.
Sergio Villanueva: Senior VP of Global Manufacturing, Fender
Villanueva joined Fender Musical Instruments Corporation in 1987 and has held a series of increasingly-responsible positions, such as Import/Export Documentation Manager in Ensenada, Mexico, Director of Operations, Vice President of Manufacturing - Mexico, and Vice President, Global Operations and Production.In 2008, Villanueva became Fender’s Senior Vice President of Global Manufacturing with responsibility for production across the company’s California, Connecticut, Mexico and South Carolina operations.
Carlos Vives / @carlosvives:
In 2012 Carlos Vives began a new era in television and music. In a world where few idols reinvent themselves, Vives initiated a new era with grace, experience and vision.
With more that 40 songs written in the last year by the Grammy winning singer-songwriter, the new album set to be released in April 2013 will feature 12 tracks. The first single, "Volvi a Nacer" off the highly anticipated new album was released in September and went straight to #1 on Billboard. The second single, "Como Le Gusta a Tu Cuerpo" featuring Michel Telo will be released in late January 2013. Carlos also graced the small screen for all Colombia to see when he joined fellow artists Ricardo Montaner, Fanny Lu, and Andrés Cepeda as one of the coaches for the first season of the vocal competition series phenomenom The Voice Colombia, which premiered October 2012 via Colombian TV network Caracol TV.
Bill Werde / @Bwerde : Editorial Director, Billboard
As Billboard’s Editorial Director, Bill Werde leads the editorial strategy and vision for the brand, which includes the weekly print publication, leading music fan site Billboard.com, business site Billboard.biz and other digital content offerings, as well as industry-leading conferences and events. Mr.Werde frequently appears as a guest expert on the music industry for CNN, NPR, Today show, The Early Show, NBC Nightly News, Nightline, MSNBC, Fox Business, the O'Reilly Factor and others.
Wise / @WiseTheGoldPen: Artist
De sus más recientes éxitos:”Por esa mujer” incluido en el nuevo álbum de Chayanne que continúa arrazando en las listas de los más vendidos y escuchados. Estadísticas certifican que sus temas tienen un 96% de probabilidades de convertirse en #1. De quince temas escrutados en 4 categorías Hot Latin Song, Latin Rhythm Airplay, Latin Tropical Airplay y Latin Pop Airplay, once temas de WISE alcanzaron el primer lugar dentro de estas prestigiosas listas. Con estas quince canciones el cantautor logró 27 posiciones entre los primeros 10 lugares en las 4 categorías ratificándolo como el ÚNICO compositor en colocar simultáneamente cinco temas en las primeras posiciones en Billboard entre otros éxitos. Sus composiciones están garantizadas y su trayectoria como compositor lo consolida como el “Hitmaker” con mayor cantidad de éxitos en la industria de los géneros Tropical y Urbano, haciendo historia en las carteleras de Billboard.
Jeff Young: President/CEO, Venetian Marketing Group
He was Director, Vice President and Executive Vice President of companies such as: Capitol/EMI Latin/SBK, Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Latin Entertainment, Disa Records, Univision Music Group and Crescent Moon, owned by the icon, Emilio Estefan.In 2008, he decided to establish his own Consulting Company, Venetian Marketing Group, specifically dedicated to independent and boutique music labels and focusing on Advising, Planning, Sales and Marketing. It did not take long to have the most remarkable success stories in the Latin music industry, with artists like Luis Enrique, Jencarlos Canela, Prince Royce, Yomo, Cultura Profetica, Fuego, Siete, Andrés Cuervo, Bocatabú, etc.