Speakers & Performers
Leslie Zigel : Principal, ZIGLAW
Leslie José Zigel is the principal and founder of ZIGLAW (www.ziglaw.com), Miami’s premier multimedia entertainment law firm. ZIGLAW focuses on both the creative and business sides of the entertainment industries in the music, television, film and new technology sectors. Leslie Zigel’s past legal experience includes: VP, Business and Legal Affairs for BMG Latin America and shareholder and head of Greenberg Traurig’s Miami Entertainment Law Department. Prior to practicing law, he was a concert promoter and producer, working for Festival Productions (Newport Jazz Festival, New Orleans Jazz Festival). Mr. Zigel has received the “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell, representing its highest rating for “very high to preeminent legal ability” and the highest ethical standards.
Tere Aguilera: Correspondent, Billboard
Nació en la Ciudad de México . En 1992 empezó su carrera profesional en la radio , Radio Capital (Grupo Acir) fue su puerta de entrada a los medios, su pasión por la música la llevó a especializarse en este ámbito , al principio de su carrera en el pop y el rock y posteriormente el género Regional Mexicano para en el que desde hace varios años ha trabajado intensamente.
Alina Arboleda : International Business Director, IDA Program
Alina Arboleda is the International Business Director of the IDA Program, which was founded by Rudy Perez, David Frangioni, Jon Secada and Mark Hudson. IDA is dedicated to Inspiring and Developing music artist from around the world to reach their maximum potential. Alina has been instrumental in developing the IDA program in the United States as well as spear heading it’s recent International launch to Mexico and Puerto Rico. She currently serves as a board member for the Phil and Orianne Collins Little Dreams Foundation, helping underprivileged children obtain the resources needed to study music and pursue their dreams. Alina was a key player in brining the “Dreaming on the Beach Concert” to the Fillmore in Miami Beach where Laura Pausini, Richard Marx, Alejandra Guzman and Gigi D’Alessio performed to a sold out crowd in support of the Little Dreams Foundation.
Darian Alvarez: Showcase Artist
J Alvarez / @JAlvarezFlow : Artist
Javid David Álvarez Fernandez was born in Rio Piedras, PR, on December 13, 1983. When Alvarez was 12 years old he sang in front of several of his classmates and teachers, his first ever song "Lo Que Ella Trae" (What She Brings). He listened to many artists from the reggeaton genre, and paid much respect to artist Tego Calderon. Then, through his cousin, he met with Dj Nelson, and a working chemistry soon emerged between the two. He was then signed to Flow Music in 2009. Later that year, his debut album “El Dueño Del Sistema” was released. A special edition was later released on January 7, 2010. Otro Nivel De Musica, his second studio album was released on September 20, 2011 and featured the hit single "La Pregunta". A special edition was later released, on May 1, 2012, titled Otro Nivel De Musica: Reloaded. This album was very well received among fans and was nominated for Best Urban Music Album for the 2012 Latin Grammy Awards.
J Balvin: Recording Artist
28-year-old Latin GRAMMY® award nominated emcee/singer, J Balvin, burst onto the music scene with critically acclaimed debut album, La Familia, in 2013, and has become one of the most promising new talents in urban music. “La Familia” and signature summer smash hit “6AM” secured a nomination in every urban category to the 15th Annual Latin GRAMMY® Awards. J Balvin also received an impressive five Premio Lo Nuestro nominations, including a nod as the only debut act in the “Artist Of The Year” category. His breakthrough single, “6AM” spent 2 weeks atop Billboard’s Latin Airplay Chart and 35 weeks within the Top 10 on the Hot Latin Songs Chart, Latin Airplay Chart and Latin Rhythm Airplay Chart. The breakout Colombian star was also been the only artist to consistently join established superstars in the Top 5 of the “Hot Latin Songs” Chart across most of 2014.
Alejandra Barraza: Celebrity Make-Up Artist/ Co-Owner of TNT Agency, Inc.
Alejandra Barraza, also known as @makeupartistALE in the social media realm, has been a professional platform make-up artist for over 18 years. She is the founder and co-owner of TNT Agency, TNT Make-Up Academy and TNT Cosmetics. Originally from Arequipa, Peru, Alejandra quickly picked up the art of aesthetics from her mother. Her beauty articles have been published in several key beauty magazines and other industry publications. She has worked with notable photographers, music video directors and network producers. Her work has won Best Hair & Make-Up four years in a row at the Latin Grammys Red Carpet. For the past 5 years, she has been giving make-up & hair styling tips as a weekly beauty expert on Univision and other networks. Some of her past and present clients include: Alejandra Guzman, Shaila Durcal, Lili Estefan, Marco Antonio Solis, Luis Enrique, William Levy and many more!
Elisabeth Bohlmann: VP, New Business, InPulse Digital
Elisabeth is VP of New Business at InPulse Digital Marketing. For the past 6 years, she has been one of the masterminds behind the company’s next-level social media strategy and the success of clients such as Universal Music Latin Entertainment, Warner Music, E! Online Latino, Sony Entertainment Television, AXN, and Marco Antonio Solís, among others. She lives between Miami and Uruguay, has studied and lived in Germany, California, the Netherlands and South America, has a degree in Behavioral Economics and International Business from Bonn University, and is fluent in German, English and Spanish. Her versatile background allows her to truly think multi-cultural, making her a fixture in conferences throughout Latin America, Europe and the US.
Descemer Bueno: Songwriter
He’s a rap-singing, bass-playing, jazz-improvising monument to the versatility and exportability of Cuban music today. Of course, there’s no guarantee he’ll still be in the Plaza Vieja when you come looking for him – he might even vanish before this interview is done – because Descemer Bueno is the kind of monument that doesn’t sit still for long.Yerba Buena’s songs showed up in American movies and Pepsi commercials, but Descemer Bueno moved on. He left Yerba Buena and New York, and started spending more time in Cuba. He started popping up as producer, arranger or composer on what seemed to be every noteworthy album coming off the island. He produced “Haydée” for Haydée Milanés; “La Isla Milagrosa” for William Vivanco; “Breathe” for Yusa; and at the time of this interview he is working on an album with rising star Diana Fuentes. He also produced the score for the film “Havana Blues,” which won him Spain’s Goya award for Best Original Music in 2006.
Ismael Cala: Host, CNN en Español
Ismael Cala es presentador, productor de radio y televisión, periodista, autor inspiracional y conferencista. Está a cargo del programa de entrevistas de CNN en Español, Cala, un espacio íntimo que recorre los personajes más poderosos y relevantes de la escena internacional, desde políticos, escritores, filósofos, artistas y celebridades, hasta científicos y estrellas del deporte.
Es colaborador oficial en el show "Despierta América", de la cadena Univisión, escribe una columna semanal para más de 20 publicaciones de América Latina y Estados Unidos, y dirige la revista digital "Cala 3.0" —una exitosa aplicación para iPad, iPhone, Android y PC— y es uno de los conferencistas inspiracionales más aclamados del continente.
Ana Maria Canseco: Television Personality
Ana Maria Canseco, one of the most popular TV personalities loved by viewers across the nation, returned to television as co-host of Telemundo’s morning show, “Un Nuevo Día.” Friendly by nature and known for her catchphrase "Échate pa'cá" (“Come on over here”), she became a favorite amongst U.S. Hispanic audiences during her time on “Despierta América.” Prior to that, she was an entertainment anchor of Telemundo’s KVEA station in Los Angeles and also served as a reporter and host in Texas.
Ana María, who was named one of People en Espanol’s 50 Most Beautiful, was master of ceremonies for the White House’s “Cinco de Mayo” celebration with President George W. Bush and the First Lady.
Pedro Capo: Recording Artist
Tim Castelli : President, National Sales, Marketing & Partnerships, iHeartMedia
Luis Coronel: Recording Artist
LUIS CORONEL has conquered the Billboard charts, become a fixture on top-rated television shows, tours consistently to sold-out venues and has recorded signature songs of love that have catapulted the singer/songwriter into the hearts of America, and beyond. A social media phenom with followers in the millions, a highly spirited fan base and a rapidly rising career of fever-pitch proportions, the charming teen star embodies and inspires the best of the youthful, smart and savvy millennial generation. Radio stations, concert venues, television programs and social media platforms from Facebook to Instagram have placed LUIS’ career on an upward trajectory. Since breaking out two years ago, the DEL Records/Empire Prods. star has become a strong, bold and vibrant singer with a global following.
Yunel Cruz: Songwriter
Nominated in the “Best New Artist” category in 2012 Premios Lo Nuestro (Univision) Yunel Cruz new Hit Single "AY AMIGA" was the number 1 Latin Tropical Song in the country the week of April 7, 2015.Nominated for “Best New Artist” in the Dominican Republic’s famed Premios Casandra – Equivalent of The Grammys in the Dominican Republic,His hit single “Dominicanita” lasted over 20 weeks in the Billboard Top 10 tropical chart, reaching “Greatest Gainer” status multiple times,His single “Made For You” reached #4 on the Billboard Tropical charts and charted for three consecutive months Yunel’s single “Besame” also reached the Top 10 of the Billboard Tropical charts. Close to 20 million views on Youtube from his combined music videos
Christian Daniel: Recording Artist
For the past two years Christian Daniel has been focused entirely on the production of his new album, which will arrive in stores on February 2015. This new album is based on personal experiences and in the search of his own musical style. The album features the participation of great composers such as Gianko Gómez, Edgar Barrera and Andrés Castro who also stands out as producer. Christian Daniel is currently promoting his new single entitled "Me Vuelvo Un Cobarde” Co-written by Christian, "Me Vuelvo Un Cobarde" made its debut on radio and digital stores on November 3rd. The music video of the song was recorded in Puerto Rico under the direction of Christian Suao and will be premiered in the upcoming months.
Bruno Del Granado: Agent, CAA
Bruno del Granado is a Music Agent at leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA). He works closely with many top musicians, including Ricky Martin and Eugenio Siller, among others, while helping to create opportunities for the agency’s clients in the multicultural marketplace.Del Granado joined CAA in 2013 from RM Entertainment Group, which he formed in partnership with Ricky Martin. He was an integral part of the team that orchestrated the joint venture between RM Entertainment Group and Zodiak Entertainment to establish RM 5to Elemento. This new company helped to spring board RM Entertainment in to the television space, by allowing it to sell and produce Zodiak Entertainment’s range of products to the Latin American and U.S. Hispanic markets.
Yvonne Drazan: VP Latin Division, West Coast, peermusic
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Yvonne Drazan has been an active participant in the music industry for over 25 years. Yvonne joined peermusic in 2003 and is currently the Vice President Latin Division, West Coast where she discovers, mentors, and signs talented songwriters, artists and producers at every stage of their careers, as well as oversees catalog acquisitions, and maintains a deep, wide-spanning roster of Latin, Pop, and Urban writers for the US and Mexico including Prince Royce, Gloria Trevi, El Komander, the production team of Alcover and Xtassy (aka A&X) Micky Huidobro (Molotov), Chayanne, ChocQuibTown, A Band of Bitches and most recently producer Junior Cabral among many others.
Luis Enrique: Showcase Artist
Farruko: Recording Artist
En corto tiempo, Farruko ha convertido todas sus canciones en éxitos locales e internacionales. Sus canciones se han filtrado a través de las redes sociales y sitios de Internet frecuentados por la juventud latinoamericana, logrando alcanzar altos niveles de popularidad. Farruko nos presentó en el 2011 “El Talento del Bloque”, su primer álbum como solista el cual contiene 13 temas compuestos en su mayoría por el propio artista. Destacan las participaciones de José Feliciano en “Su Hija Me Gusta” y “Romper La Discoteca” junto a Daddy Yankee. También ofreció al público grandes éxitos internacionales como “Hola Beba”, “Hoy” y “Cositas Que Hacíamos”.
Javier Figueroa: Marketing Director, MetroPCS
Javier Figueroa is currently the Marketing Director for MetroPCS, the nation’s fifth largest wireless provider, headquartered in Richardson, Texas. Javier is responsible for leading Total market communications efforts for the nationwide wireless provider. Javier oversees marketing plan development and leads all advertising agency partners. Prior to his tenure at MetroPCS, Javier was the Director of Hispanic Marketing at RadioShack. He was responsible for the strategic vision, research, marketing plan development, launch, on-going management, and measurement of all Hispanic marketing efforts for the electronics retailer. Javier has over 10 years of experience providing marketing and product management for consumer goods companies globally with emphasis in the Caribbean, Latin America and United States market for brands such as KFC, PepsiCo and Rums of Puerto Rico.
Luis Fonsi: Recording Artist
Singer-songwriter Luis Fonsi has been leading a new generation of Latin music for more than 15 years. Throughout his
successful career, the Billboard Latin Music Award winner has released seven studio albums and earned multiple
platinum and gold album certifications. Fonsi has performed around the world including notable singing presentations
for Pope John Paul II and the Nobel Prize ceremony for President Barack Obama. In early 2014, Fonsi released the first
single “Corazon en la Maleta” from his upcoming album due in the spring of 2014. The album was recorded live in the
renowned Kensaltown Studios and was mastered in the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London
David Frangioni: Technologist
David Frangioni, is an award-winning music technologist, producer, engineer and musician. David is considered a pioneer in the surround sound world and he co-produced / engineered the first 5.1 digital surround sound music mixes ever on CD for DTS in 1995. Frangioni is the recipient of dozens of gold and platinum albums as technical consultant, engineer, and/or programmer since 1987. His credits include the Stones, Ringo Starr, Elton John, Sting, Bryan Adams, Journey, Styx, Shakira, Rascal Flatts, Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne, Cher and hundreds more. David is the chief technologist for the group Aerosmith. He has built their personal recording studios and high-end A/V systems. He served as their in-house engineer for the records "Get a Grip," "Big Ones," "South of Sanity," "Nine Lives” & “Just Push Play.". David gained worldwide notoriety as the official technologist for "The Osbournes" and appeared in multiple episodes of their hit MTV show.
Jackie Gagne: VP, Multicultural Marketing, HBO
Kany Garcia: Recording Artist
In 2006, García signed a recording contract with Sony Music releasing her debut album "Cualquier Día" (2007), which was a commercial success spawning four top 40 singles on the Billboard Latin Tracks. Her second studio album, "Boleto De Entrada" (2009), peaked within the top five of the BillboardLatin albums chart, and produced her first US Top 20 hit single, "Feliz" on Billboard Hot Latin Tracks.She has been nominated for 6 Latin Grammy awards and 2 Grammy Awards, and has won Best Female Pop Vocal Album for "Cualquier Día" and Best New Artist in 2008. She released her third studio album “Kany García” on July 31, 2012, where it debuted at #1 on Billboard Latin Pop Charts. Kany released her fourth and first live album En Vivo: Kany Garcia on August 19, 2014. Kany received her highest-charting album to date with “En Vivo” on Billboard's Top Latin Albums, debuting at #4 in its first week. Kany released the music video to “Pasaporte" on February 14, 2015.
Giselle Gastell: Showcase Artist
A true profesional, this native from New Jersey, started singing classes at 5 and later studied music and musical theatre at the prestigious “Lee Strasberg Institute” in NY.Giselle released her first EP, including the single “Miénteme,” which was a hit in the US and led her to appear on America TeVe, MundoFox, Telemundo, Mega TV, Univison among others channels. Some memorable presentations include: Calle Ocho, Monitor Latino Awards, Six Flags Atlanta, NY Latin Fashion Week, NY Dominican Awards, the Puerto Rican Parade, and the NJ Cuban Parade where she was named Queen. Giselle’s new single, “Estúpida Canción,” is musically oriented by Alfredo Matheus. Promotionally, Giselle is with Cerro Music Group y Andres Salce. Connect with Giselle: www.gisellegastell.com / FB, Twitter, Instagram @gisellegastell.
Tony Gervino : Editor in Chief, Billboard
Tony Gervino is the Editor-in-Chief of Billboard Magazine. He was previously Executive Editor of Hearst Magazines International, where he oversaw the editorial direction of Hearst’s international Home Design, Men's Enthusiast, Teen and Women's Network groups, including world-renowned publications Esquire, Seventeen, Popular Mechanics, Cosmopolitan, Car and Driver and Robb Report. Additionally, Gervino has contributed widely to The New York Times, and between 2010 and 2011, he also served as a contributing editor to The New York Times Magazine, where he worked closely with the editor-in-chief. Before that, he was the editor of two cult-favorite publications in New York publishing: Slam (basketball) and Antenna, a men’s fashion and lifestyle magazine. He was the founding executive editor of XXL. When he’s not working, Gervino enjoys gardening on his rooftop terrace and rocking out to Norwegian black metal.
Tracey Gill: Global Marketing Manager, CD Baby
Tracey Gill Miller is the Global Marketing Manager with CD Baby, the leading music distribution platform for independent musicians. She is in charge of strategy, implementation and management of all international marketing campaigns for the company in Spanish, Portuguese and Japanese via social media, email, digital ads, video, and content creation (blogging – MusicoDIY.com and SomosMusica.com.br). Tracey’s efforts to reach the hispanic music community through content creation and industry education have led to consistent growth over the last few years, and to the creation of a number of useful guides and resources in Spanish to help artists understand the digital music scene, music monetization, and publishing rights. She is a Fulbright Scholar who completed her International MBA at IE Business School in Madrid, Spain, and speaks fluent Spanish. She has lived and worked Argentina, Spain, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Panama, Japan, and China and has visited countless more.
Isabel González Whitaker: Deputy Editor, Billboard
As Billboard’s Deputy Editor, Isabel González Whitaker helps ideate, shape and produce edit content especially around lifestyle. Prior to Billboard she was the features editor at InStyle magazine where she edited and wrote cover stories and celebrity fashion features. Isabel was previously the Editor in Chief of Tu Vida, a Latin women’s lifestyle publication for Hearst Magazines and before that she was Special Projects Editor at Teen People. Isabel is the co-author of the award-winning cookbook Latin Chic: Entertaining with Style and Sass (HarperCollins) and has been a Latina brand ambassador for Sony, Macy’s, the National Pork Board, among others.
She began her career as a producer for the Cartoon Network. She has written numerous culture and lifestyle articles for Time Magazine, The New York Times and The Washington Post among other national outlets. She appears on television news and entertainment shows including the Today Show, Good Morning America, and Entertainment Tonight.
Ha*Ash: Recording Artist
More than a decade of a successful musical career, sisters Hanna and Ashley make up Ha*Ash, today pop’s most solid duet.
Their creativity and talent have led them to obtain important awards such as ASCAP (USA), DIAL (Spain) OYE! (Mexico) and four albums gold and platinum certified. Their previous album "A Tiempo" toured over 180 dates in Latin America & sold out four Auditiorio Nacional, Mexico.These musicians who recorded their first album in 2003, are now triumphant, strong, beautiful spirited women, able to conquer even the largest audience. For their talent and successful career Ha*Ash becomes the youngest group to record a concept album under "Primera Fila”; their best album so far and will indeed mark a before and after. Thanks to their consistency and quality of music they have earned a place as unique and special as their name, but the best is yet to come.
Nicky Jam: Recording Artist
Nick Rivera Caminero, Nicky Jam, one of the pioneers of Reggaeton in the world. Born in Boston USA, in 1981. As a child he moved to Puerto Rico with his family, where he became interested in music. At 11 years old he recorded his first album called "Diferente a los demas" which gave him recognition among djs and artists in the streets of their country.Nicky Jam reached the height of his career to achieve several radio hit's: yo no soy tu esposo, me voy pal party, fiel a tu piel, la combi completa, among others ... which led him to travel the world Full and become one of the greatest exponents of the genre worldwide.In 2013 presents its new image and return stronger than ever again achieving more than 5 consecutive radial Hit's with songs like piensas en mi, Curiosidad, juegos proividos, boy a beber and Travesuras. Given an increase in their social networks over 3000%. Which positions it in late 2014 as one of the greatest and most beloved by the public in the urban genre artists
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.
Ken-Y: Showcase Artist
Kenny Vázquez quien se inició en el mundo del reggaetón respaldado por su talento para la composición, la instrumentación y la interpretación, fue bautizado artísticamente en el año 2002 como Ken-Y. En un género en el que predominaba el chanteo, llegó para establecer la diferencia, con un estilo interpretativo que entremezclaba el rhythm & blues con los sonidos caribeños, la picardía del género y el romanticismo moderno. En el 2014, escribe una nueva página en su carrera musical lanzándose en solitario bajo el sello Fresh Production, que apuesta a su madurez y a su capacidad de trascender los estereotipados sonidos urbanos y mezclarlos con la esencia caribeña que el artista lleva en la sangre. Su sencillo “Sentirte Mía” es una bachata moderna y romántica que ya se escucha con fuerza en las ondas radiales y que le reafirma como uno de los exponentes urbano-tropicaes de mayor acogida, al colocarse #1 del chart Tropical de la revista Billboard y su primero como solista.
Krisizz KP: Showcase Artist
Karen Patterson “Krisizz KP” is a Latin Dancehall artist who was born August 6, 1991 in Bluefield Nicaragua. KP moved to Miami at the age of 13 and dedicated her spare time to writing songs while she attended highschool. At the age of 17 KP decided that music was the one thing she really loved to do and decided to strictly focus on making songs no matter how hard the road became at times. She mostly writes songs that people can feel inspired by, songs to motivate people through their every day struggles. She officially started working with Sky Flo Record in 2013.
Hugo Langras: Artist Manager, Montana ECI BV
Hugo Langras is founder and CEO of Montana ECI, one of the foremost management firms in Dance Music. Montana ECI played a vital part in many artist’s careers and currently manages Grammy© winner Afrojack, Apster, Bassjackers, D-wayne, Far East Movement (Co-Management with Stampede), Reez, Sidney Samson and Suyano.Montana ECI is based in the Netherlands but operates globally. Montana ECI makes use of an extensive international network of partners in fields such as social media, publicity, finances, taxes, legal, A&R and marketing. Montana ECI built its own social media team focused on Asia, based in Shanghai, and will start a subsidiary in Los Angeles in 2015.Hugo studied Business Administration and worked in venture capital in the early days of E-commerce. In the nineties, he started his career in music as an MC for artists like DJ Rob, Pulsedriver and Klubbheads. Before founding Montana ECI, Hugo worked as A&R manager for record labels like Arcade, ID&T and as COO of Digidance.
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.
Jay Maly: Showcase Artist
Johnny Marines: Manager, Romeo Santos
Johnny Marines, a native New Yorker from the Lower East Side, has been a monumental force in the meteoric rise to stardom for the Latin American group Aventura and more recently, International Latin Superstar, Romeo Santos, who brought Johnny on board to continue being his manager. Before entering the music business, Johnny was an NYPD sergeant. During his tenure as a police officer, which included the height of the crack epidemic in the 90s, Johnny made and assisted in more than 1,000 arrests. Throughout his career, Marines was awarded 12 Excellent Police Duty medals as well as 4 Meritorious Police Duty medals for 4 separate Bribery arrests.
Angela N. Martinez: Attorney, AMP Law
Angela "Angie" Martinez started her music business career, while in law school, as an intern at BMG US Latin's Legal and Business Affairs Office. Angie was thereafter hired by various multinational entertainment companies including Universal Music Publishing Group as Manager of Business Affairs and EMI Music Latin America as VP of Business Affairs. Angie has represented high profile recording artists, producers, songwriters, production companies and other entertainment-related executives. Following the EMI acquisition, Angie partnered with Universal Music Latin Entertainment on a creative venture: MeccaLani, a boutique entertainment company focusing on cross over bilingual and bicultural artists and also consults for EMPIRE to support independent artists and their pursuits.
As of late, Angie has also started working with social media personalities (i.e. Lauren Giraldo) and is vested in connecting the dots between technology and the music business.
Angie Martinez: Radio Personality
Known as “The Voice of New York,” Angie Martinez is the reigning queen of radio and quickly becoming an empire in her own right. With nearly 20 years of on-air experience, the Power 105.1 host is also an author, actress, television host, recording artist, brand spokesperson and activist for youth and health awareness.Starting as a station intern when she was just a teenager, fetching coffee and driving the street team’s van, Angie has grown up in the radio world alongside her mother, a program director at a smooth-jazz station. Angie has an interview roster that reads like a who’s-who of today’s top power players, getting up close and personal with icons ranging from President Obama to Jay Z and Beyonce and from Kim Kardashian to Naomi Campbell. But she is more than just a voice on the airwaves- Angie is a passionate voice for her community- and an icon all her own.
Enzo Mazza: President, F.I.M.I.
49 years old, a bachelor's degree in political science , he began his career as a press officer at a major bank. After working in a public relations agency, he becomes responsible for Italy BSA , Business Software Alliance , a worldwide association of software producers. In 1996 he was appointed General Secretary of FPM , the Federation against Musical Piracy , from 1998 to 2005 he held the position of General Manager and is now president of FIMI , the Federation of the Italian Music Industry. He chairs the Intellectual Property Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy and in 2010 he became President of SCF (Phonographs Consortium)
Amaya Mendizabal: Latin Charts Manager, Billboard
Amaya Mendizabal, a former Miami resident, is manager of Latin charts for Billboard in New York, in charge of analyzing and reporting on airplay, sales and streaming activity for all Spanish-language genres.
Luis Miguel Messianu: President/CEO, Alma-- Juror
Luis Miguel Messianu is the Founder, President and Chief Creative Officer of Alma, currently the sixth largest Hispanic advertising agency in the United States, and also Ad Age’s Multicultural Agency of the Year for two years consecutively. In a 35-year advertising career, Messianu has played an influential role in the most important developments in the modern U.S. Hispanic market.Messianu’s career is defined by a conscious effort to help pioneer the melding of marketing niches into a nuanced and evolving total market. His award-winning and genre-bending work with multinationals such as McDonald’s, State Farm, Clorox, Anheuser Busch, General Motors, Coca-Cola, Nestlé and L’Oreal, among others, is a testament to that effort. He is an innovator, a mentor and an example followed by many distinguished professionals in the multicultural marketing community.
Valerie Miranda: Label Relations, Spotify
Valerie is currently responsible Labels and artists relations in Spotify for Mexico and Latin market in the US.
She has an extensive experience in the music industry in Mexico as one of the founders of Cassette, an independent music services company, where she was responsible for directing marketing efforts to promote digital movies, music and artist management .She also launched and edited Noisey, Vice magazine.s music platform in Latin America, and she developed her career as Marketing Manager of National Culture Red Bull in Mexico, where created the concept of Panamerika (redbull.panamerika.fm), the musical initiative for hispanic public with most success of Red Bull, which is currently one of the blogs / radio shows most influential in Latin America.
Kevin “Pills” Montano: President, Creative Media Group
This year marks the 10th Annual Latin Mixx Conference & DJ Choice Awards and Kevin continues to lead the charge of this empire built to emphasize leadership and success. He has been called upon by major corporations for partnerships, such as Billboard, SBS Entertainment, SBS Radio, Universal Music Group, Hispanize Digital, Ultra Music Conference, Winter Music Conference, BMI, Latin Grammy Academy, The Latino Film Festival, State Farm, Moet Hennessy USA, Coors, Heineken, Ford, Monster Cable and Los Premios Juventud. His work with Creative Media Group and Latin Mixx has given him the opportunity to work with amazing artists such as Don Omar, Tego Calderon, Juan Luis Guerra, Jenny Rivera, Omega, Pitbull, Ivy Queen, Tito El Bambino, Chino Y Nacho and Romeo Santos to name a few. To further pay it forward, in 2005, Kevin formed “Mixx Cares”—an organization designed to aid multiple non-profits that specialize in specific areas that impact Latinos.
Glenn Monroig: Songwriter
Con cuatro décadas de carrera profesional Glenn Monroig es considerado uno de los artistas más versátiles y vanguardistas de Puerto Rico. Cantante, músico, arreglista y productor de varios tipos de estilos musicales, tales como pop contemporáneo, tropical, jazz, rock y R&B, entre otros, a Monroig también se le atribuye la grabación de la primera canción de rap en español.Ese conocimiento profundo de los géneros que maneja, su facilidad en afiliarse a diferentes movimientos musicales y su búsqueda constante de la re-invención de su propia música hace de este heredero musical un artista único.
Eden Muñoz: Recording Artist , Calibre 50
Calibre 50 es un grupo originario de Mazatlán Sinaloa y como su nombre lo indica, esta agrupación es una bala que avanza velozmente sin que nada lo detenga. Se ha distinguido por tener un estilo único al combinar instrumentos característicos de su estado como son la tuba, la guitarra de 12 cuerdas, el acordeón y la batería. Aunque su fama la ha adquirido por cantar corridos, la agrupación interpreta también otros ritmos como cumbias, rancheras, charangas, polkas y chicoteadasEl grupo está integrado por cuatro talentosos jóvenes: Edén Muñoz , Alejandro Gaxiola , Erick García , y Armando Ramos.CORRIDOS DE ALTO CALIBRE’, contó con temas inéditos de puros corridos, generó múltiples éxitos y se coloco dentro del gusto del público gracias a su contenido y ritmo inigualable único en CALIBRE 50.
Alex Lopez Negrete: President/CEO,Lopez Negrete Communications, Inc.- Juror
Since co-founding Lopez Negrete Communications, Inc., in 1985, Alex's passion and vision have led the company to become one of the country’s most influential Hispanic marketing agencies. Alex started the Houston-based agency with his wife and partner, Cathy, and the conviction that thoughtful, relevant, fully integrated, in-language and in-culture communications is the best way to reach the exceedingly important Hispanic market.In his role as company president and CEO, Alex is intricately involved in providing invaluable strategic counsel and creative direction to agency clients. Alex credits the agency's success to its team of multicultural, multinational communications professionals.The agency continues to grow, with 2013 capitalized billings at $215 million and over 200 employees and offices in Houston, Burbank, New York City and Mexico City.
Delia Orjuela : VP, Latin Writer/Publisher Relations, BMI
Delia Orjuela is Vice President of Latin Music within Broadcast Music, Inc.’s Writer-Publisher Relations department. In this role, Orjuela is responsible for recruiting new songwriters and publishers, assisting writers and publishers with administration needs and serving as a liaison between the Latin music community and music industry at large. She joined BMI in 1997 as Regional Manager, Latin Music, and later rose to Associate Director, Director, Senior Director and then to Assistant Vice President, before taking over leadership of the department in 2006. Prior to joining BMI, Delia Orjuela was the West Coast Publicity Director and Promotions Representative at RMM Records in Los Angeles. Previously, she was a Freelance Field Producer for CNN Spanish, a Freelance Production Assistant at Turner Entertainment Report and an on-air Entertainment Reporter for KBRG 104.9 FM in San Jose.
Kevin Ortiz: Recording Artist
Nacido en Pasadena, CA., KEVIN es el cuarto de cinco hermanos, entre ellos la estrella regional mexicana, Gerardo Ortiz.
Con tan sólo dos años y medio de carrera, KEVIN se ha posicionado como uno de los principales exponentes del género regional mexicano en los Estados Unidos y México. El joven artista ha sido reconocido como “Solista con Mayor Futuro” en Premios de la Calle 2012, “Nueva Revelación Juvenil” en Premios Juventud 2013, “Artista Banda del Año” y “Favorito de la Noche” en Premios Tu Mundo 2014 y este año se encuentra nominado como “Artista del Año Debut”” en los Premios Billboard a la Música Latina.El primer álbum de KEVIN titulado “CON LA MISMA SANGRE” fue editado por Badsin Records, la compañía discográfica de su hermano, Gerardo Ortiz, y no sólo debutó en la posición #1 de iTunes Latino, sino que también lideró la lista de ventas del género Regional Mexicano de la prestigiosa revista Billboard
Horacio Palencia: Songwriter
Horacio Palencia es uno de los compositores mexicanos más exitosos del panorama contemporáneo; tras ese hombre de corta edad, de carácter sencillo y de personalidad afable y sincera, vive un genio creativo que día con día le entrega a su público y a sus intérpretes lo mejor de su arte. Horacio Palencia es uno de los cantautores mexicanos con mayor ejecución pública a nivel internacional; la Organización BMI, por cuarta ocasión, lo acaba de nombrar.EL COMPOSITOR DEL AÑO en la vigésimo segunda edición de los premios BMI LATIN AWARDS, celebrada en Miami hace unos días. Haciendo a un lado su carrera de cantante, Horacio ha probado ser el compositor que por la calidad de sus canciones ha podido armar mancuernas con triunfadores como “ARROLLADORA”, “JULION ALVAREZ”, “RECODO”, “BANDA MS”, “RECODITOS”, “LA ADICTIVA”, “ORIGINAL BANDA EL LIMON” y muchos artistas más, no solo del Regional Mexicano.
Johnny Phillips: Co-Owner, Select-O-Hits
Johnny Phillips , VP of Select-O-Hits and President of Selecto Latino started working in the music business at the age of twelve in his father Tom’s music retail store in Memphis, TN. Select-O-Hits was founded by Tom and his brother Sam Phillips, the founder of the legendary Sun Records label.This year marks the 55th Anniversary of Select-O-Hits and through the years he and his brother Sam have constantly adjusted to the changes in the music industry to the point where they are one of largest independent record distributors in the United States and Puerto Rico with a focus on independent Latin Music and International distribution.
Bryant Pino: Director of Latin Programming, SiriusXM Satellite Radio
Bryant Pino is Director for Latin Music Programming for SiriusXM satellite radio. At SiriusXM, he has created 10 Latin music channels that expanded the variety of genre-specific Latin Music for SiriusXM subscribers to choose from. The array of channels includes: La Mezcla: a bilingual hybrid channel that plays hits in both Spanish and English; La Kueva: plays classic and today’s best Latin Rock and Alternative Artists; Viva: plays the best in Pop, Rock and Ballads; Flow Nación: plays Latin Urban music; Rumbón: plays music by legendary singers of salsa’s golden era and more. Mr. Pino also ensures that the channels have presence and interaction with social media. Mr. Pino is a firm believer that SiriusXM music channels are content-driven by making sure the hottest artists visit SiriusXM studios for interviews, in-studio performances, live broadcasts, guest DJ specials and world premieres.
Plan B: Recording Artists
Jorge Plasencia: CEO, República
Jorge A. Plasencia is co-founder, chairman and CEO of República, one of America's leading independent, cross-cultural advertising, digital and communications agencies. Prior to co-founding República in 2006, Jorge served as vice president and operating manager of Univision Radio. Before Univision, Jorge was vice president of Estefan Enterprises, Inc., while there, he played a key role in the management of several international artists, including Gloria Estefan and Shakira. Earlier, Jorge was the first director of Hispanic marketing for the Florida Marlins.
Jorge co-founded Amigos For Kids in 1991, a nonprofit organization supporting underprivileged children and families. He is chairman of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) and vice chairman of the Miami Dade College Foundation.
A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Jorge was named Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young, and CEO of the Year by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.
Ivy Queen: Recording Artist
El 21 de agosto de 2012, la Reina del octavo álbum de estudio Musa fue liberado. Debutó y alcanzó su punto máximo en el número 15 en la lista Billboard Top Latin Albums. Dijo que pasar dos años alejado de los medios de comunicación ha ayudado emocionalmente y mentalmente. También dijo que el álbum es "muy maduro y completo", ya que, aunque su estilo es urbano y el reggaeton también incluye fusiones de ritmos e instrumentos con su propio estilo.La Reina del Reggaeton Ivy Queen sigue hacienda historia con su nueva produccion : Vendetta. Vendetta estara disponible en 4 cds que incluyen diferentes generos de la musica popular de salsa, urbano, hip hop y bachata. Vendetta es un proyecto ambicioso e historico. En este proyecto la Artista ofrece su versatilidad y talent a traves de los diferentes generos musicales a sus millones de fanaticos a traves del mundo.
J Quiles : Recording Artist
Sofia Reyes: Recording Artist
Sofia Reyes is a nineteen-year-old Mexican singer songwriter, the first artist to be signed under Prince Royce's label: D'Leon Records in collaboration with Warner Music and Bakab Records, who was anointed by Billboard as ''Tomorrow's hit''. Sofia has collaborated with top writers/producers in the music industry, including, Toby Gad (Fergie, John Legend), Lil Eddie (Cody Simpson) and Shari Short (Miley Cyrus). The teen phenomena, who has over 7 million views on her YouTube platform, released “Muévelo” feat Wisin as her first single under D’Leon Records and Warner Music, reaching international success with over 4 million views on YouTube. The single has maintained its position in Billboard's Latin Pop Top 20 chart for over 20 weeks and entered iTunes' Top 10 Latin Pop downloads. In addition, Sofia entered Spotify's Top 200 Global Chart, currently the only Mexican act amongst other artists such as: Ed Sheeran, Charli XCX, Meghan Trainor...
Leandro Rios: Recording Artist
Rosana: Recording Artist
Three times LatinGrammy nominee for Best Singer-Songwriter Album (2010, 2012 and 2014).
Rosana has the opportunity to join the biggest stages in the world sharing with people from different ages, providing a unique performance full of energy, good music, complicity and closeness with her audience.
Jesus Salas: EVP, Programming, SBS
Jesus Salas is the Executive Vice President of Programming and Multi-Platform Coordinator for Spanish Broadcasting System. Initially an on-air personality for a local Spanish-language station, Salas has experienced considerable success in the business of Latin music; radio programming; and entertainment, for over two decades.Currently, Jesus Salas oversees the radio programming of the #1 most listened to Latin station in the nation (WSKQ-FM Mega 97.9, in New York) and of the SBS stations in the top Hispanic markets throughout the United States, including: Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Puerto Rico. In addition to his considerable success in the professional radio community, Jesus Salas also makes a consistent and concerted effort to strengthen the local community. He is a member of the Children Youth Life Foundation for terminally ill children, and the Chapman Partnership for the Homeless Outreach Committee.
George Sanchez: Talent Manager, Insane Management
This self-made EDM promoter started around 2002 doing shows at clubs during WMC in Miami. Shortly, he began helming the most powerful events in Colombia with DJs like Tiësto, David Guetta, Swedish House Mafia, Deamau5 and many others. Back then he met Grammy winner Cedric Gervais with whom he started a friendship that grew through years of work developing his career, touring with him and promoting his work in South America.Eager for a new challenge, George co-founded Insane Management and now he wields power in another way: representing the best Latin American Dance Producers. Insane’s talent has released records at world’s best labels such as Spinning Records, Musical Freedom, Ultra Records among others; and also performed at the most important festivals and clubs: Tomorrowland, EDC Orlando, LIV, Avalon, Pacha NYC
Carlos Santana: Recording Artist
Delivered with a level of passion and soul equal to the legendary sonic charge of his guitar, the sound of Carlos Santana is one of the world's best-‐known musical signatures. For more than four decades—from Santana's earliest days as a groundbreaking Afro-‐Latin-‐blues-‐rock fusion outfit in San Francisco—Carlos has been the visionary force behind artistry that transcends musical genres and generational, cultural and geographical boundaries. Long before the category now known as “world music” was named, Santana's ever-‐evolving sound was always ahead of its time in its universal appeal, and today registers as ideally in sync with the 21st century’s pan-‐cultural landscape. And, with a dedication to humanitarian outreach and social activism that parallels his lifelong relationship with music, Carlos Santana is as much an exemplary world citizen as a global music icon.
Romeo Santos: Recording Artist
Credited by Billboard with "More #1 Chart Hits Than ANY Other Latin Music Artist This Decade," Santos-- a singer, song-writer, and producer--has been heralded for "redefining crossover" while firmly establishing himself as the leading Spanish language music artist in The United States in terms of airplay, record sales and concert tickets. Santos closed out 2014 with his 10th #1 single as a solo artist, making him one of the biggest artists of the year. With additional career #1 tracks from his time as the lead singer of Aventura, Santos now joins Enrique Iglesias and Ricky Martin as one of the top-three artists with the most #1 songs at Latin Radio.
Seth Schachner: Managing Director, Strat Americas
Seth Schachner is a digital business executive, with experience in entertainment, digital media and international business. Schachner is Managing Director of Strat Americas, a business development enterprise which provides strategic guidance and helps global clients connect for partnerships, including digital and mobile content partnerships. Schachner spent eleven years with Sony Music, where he held senior digital leadership roles in Latin America and for Sony’s Jive Records label group in North America. Schachner’s background includes Business Development roles at Microsoft Advertising, Liberty Media and Viacom Interactive. Seth was one of AOL’s first business development executives, negotiating its first content deals with the American music industry.
Alex Sensation: Recording Artist/ DJ
Among his countless accomplishments as a prominent DJ and radio personality, Alex is the recipient of the ACE Award (the Association of Latin Entertainment Critics), the Global Spin Award, and the Latin Mix Award. In 2014, Alex was invited to attend the Latin Grammys as an honorary guest and hosted the official Latin Grammys after-party. Alex has played at over 10,000 venues across the United States and abroad in the past twenty years. He's delighted the world with his mixes, playing internationally in Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Colombia, Canada, Mexico, Aruba, and St. Martin. He is so loved, in fact, that it's not uncommon for fans to storm the stage for a photo. Alex has been featured on a multitude of TV shows on Mun2 and MundoFOX, as well as major reality shows on MTV. He has appeared in publications such as The New York Times, Latin Trends, Billboard en Espanol, and People en Espanol.
Tatiana Simonian: VP, Branded Music, Nielsen Entertainment
Tatiana Simonian is Vice President of Branded Music for Nielsen Entertainment. She is the former Head of Music for Twitter and has also worked for Disney Music Group, Hot Topic LLC in addition to freelancing as a music journalist for LA Times, LA Weekly and Rolling Stone. She’s an advisor to subscription vinyl start up Vinyl Me Please and spent many years as a touring (read: broke) musician.
Johnny Sky: Showcase Artist
Johnny Sky es un artista completo. Con tan solo 18 años, sus grandes cualidades vocales y su versatilidad artístico-musical han llamado la atención de expertos, instituciones académicas especializadas y conocedores del mundo discográfico.Su pasión por la música se puso en evidencia desde muy pequeño, algo que sus padres, familiares y personas a su alrededor notaron y no dudaron en aconsejarle encaminándolo por el mundo del entretenimiento con clases de canto, piano y asignaturas teóricas musicales.La magia de Johnny Sky no solo ha llamado la atención de sus seres queridos. Ha tenido la oportunidad de compartir con famosas figuras de la industria, como el mundialmente reconocido tenor Plácido Domingo, quien ha contribuido a su crecimiento en el arte.
Raquel Sofia: Recording Artist
Raquel SOfia is the indie phenomenon that has come out of the Latin market in 2015. With credentials of performing/writing for worldwide sensations like Shakira and Juanes, Raquel Sofia already has made a name for herself without putting out an album.
Singer/Songwriter Raquel Sofia was born and raised in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, she plays the guitar and sings in Spanish, English and Portuguese. After Raquel Sofia's releaseof her single "Agridulce", NPR invited her to record their prestigious "tiny Desk Concert". Raquel Sofia's single "Agridulce" has grossed over 2.9M streams on Spotify in just 6 months. Raquel Sofia was recently asked to write and perform on HBO's Game of Thrones 2015 Mix Tape. Raquel Sofia has also been chosen as Spotify's Artist to watch in 2015, recently released her first EP "Te Odio Los Sabados" featuring hit song " Te Amo Idiota" and will be performing at SXSW
Sebastian Solano: CEO, Life in Color
Sebastian Solano is a global strategy expert and creative visionary behind one of the biggest and most revolutionary events in the music industry. From a college dance music pioneer to the overall operations manager, Solano’s six-years of leadership have taken LIFE IN COLOR to the next level. From a small college event to a worldwide brand with over 200 events and over 500,000 tickets sold annually, with event audiences ranging from 5,000-25,000 people, LIFE IN COLOR continues to expand with new offices opening in Amsterdam and Asia in 2014. SFX Entertainment acquired LIFE IN COLOR in 2012 making it part of the biggest movement in dance music to date. Sebastian remains as C.E.O. of LIFE IN COLOR and also plays a role in the global strategy of SFX and in 2014 was included in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list for music
Jose Tillan: Principal, babyelvis
José Tillán is an award winning, multifaceted and multicultural media executive with over 25 years of experience in the cable television and recorded music industries. He is a founder partner at babyelvis llc, a content/media development and production company.Prior to babyelvis, Tillan was the former Executive Vice-President/ General Manager of MTV Tr3 - VIACOM's US Hispanic entertainment cable network. During his tenure at VIACOM, Tillán held numerous executive roles leading the production, programming, development, music and creative departments for MTV and VH1 in Latin America.
Tillan is currently an Adjunct Professor of Music Business at the University of Miami School of Music as well as the Executive Producer for the Latin Recording Academy’s Person of the Year and Acústico series.He is the recipient of three Latin Grammys for his production work with Ricky Martin (2007), Julieta Venegas (2008) and Juanes (2012).
Jorge Valenzuela: Recording Artist
JORGE VALENZUELA es un joven intérprete nacido en Culiacán, Sinaloa, quien desde los seis años de edad se dio cuenta que la música era su pasión, iniciando así estudios de guitarra al tiempo que cumplía con los deberes escolares. A los 13 años comenzó a estudiar acordeón y en 2012 inició su carrera profesional como cantante.Ahora, en el 2014 lanza “NADA NOS DETIENE”, álbum producido por Cástulo Valenzuela, el cual estará a la venta en formato digital y físico en Estados Unidos y México.El sencillo con el que se da a conocer de forma masiva lleva por título “EL AGÜITADO”, original de Lenin Ramírez, con el que el joven intérprete ya se escucha en la radio.El disco contiene temas románticos, que llevan un mensaje, algunos con música de banda y otros con sonido norteño.
Remmy Valenzuela: Recording Artist
REMMY VALENZUELA forma parte de la nueva generación de jóvenes que emprenden una carrera dentro del competido género del Regional Mexicano, pero con mayor aprendizaje, considerado un multi-instrumentalista, quien a sus escasos 23 años de edad se ha convertido en todo un suceso de la música bravía gracias a su talento innato y un derroche de carisma.Terco como él solo, REMMY persevera hasta lograr sus sueños, una forma de ser que comparte con su equipo de management y por la que ha llegado a donde ha llegado. Es versátil, y aunque su instrumento predilecto es la batería, también toca piano, guitarra y acordeón. Pero con todos los instrumentos, incluso su voz, toca de la misma manera: de corazón ya sea para una persona o para 100 mil.Como parte de una nueva generación de artistas, REMMY VALENZUELA aporta al género del Regional Mexicano su estilo de voz interpretativo siempre de la mano de su fiel acompañante el acordeón con canciones rancheras, románticas, corridos y hasta cumbias.
Mariana Vega: Recording Artist
Mariana Vega is a Latin GRAMMY-winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, born in Venezuela. This talented young artist’s music is influenced not only by her native country, but also by the international folk/ pop sounds of Canada, where she moved with her family at age 15 and got her University degree in Psychology, and inspired by Mexico’s rich musical scene, where she lived and worked for several important, formative years. She is now living and writing from her home base in Miami.
Manager of Kevin Costner’s music project, Kevin Costner & Modern West - 8 years
Tour Accountant for Kanye West on the Kanye / JayZ “Watch the Throne” tour. 80+ shows globally
Tour Director for Kanye West “Yeezus” tour that wrapped up March 2014
Awarded Tour Accountant of the Year 2012
Just finished 36 show sold-out Enrique Iglesias / Pitbull tour as Tour Accountant
Florida resident, living in St Augustine, FL.
Daddy Yankee: Artist
The most influential Latin urban artist, Daddy Yankee jumpstarts 2015 as the new Coach in the upcoming third season of Telemundo's "La Voz Kids". He is a top-selling, award-winning artist with over 11 million albums sold and 36 million fans combined fans across social media networks. He has been awarded eleven Premios Juventud Awards, nine Billboard Latin Music Awards, four Premio Lo Nuestro Awards and two Latin Grammys. Daddy Yankee owns his own production house, El Cartel Records, as well as an award-winning film company and a tequila brand named El Cartel.
Jeff Young: CEO, Venetian Marketing Group
Jeff has been the key factor in the successful careers of singers such as Chayanne, Ricky Martin, Shakira, Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan, Jennifer Lopez, Selena, Alejandro Fernandez, Son By Four, Elvis Crespo, Carlos Vives, Paulina Rubio, Ednita Nazario, Ana Gabriel, Montez de Durango, Marco Antonio Solis and Los Tigres De Norte, among many others. In 2008 he established his company Venetian Marketing Group to service and fill a niche in the industry, by providing independent artists and boutique music labels with specialized Sales and Marketing advice as well as overall label consulting, planning, setup and execution of an artist musical release. What he calls a "Label within a Label", to focus on and implement the necessary details to launch a successful release/career.