Fitting, with its diverse musical offerings among this year's Billboard Latin Music Awards awards, the show's afterparty headed to similarly unexpected ground at a sprawling warehouse in Miami's Wynwood neighborhood. Here artists like Toby Love, Awkid and Wisin y Yandel rubbed shoulders with exes from Telemundo, Mun2 and Caporaso Entertainment.
Don Omar, an artist who in the past few years has been defined by his hit singles, and Jenni Rivera, whose chart success was driven by album sales, were the top winners at the 2013 Billboard Latin Music Awards.
Don Omar, an artist who in the past few years has been defined by his hit singles, and Jenni Rivera, whose chart success was driven by album sales, were the top winners at the 2013 Billboard Latin Music Awards. The awards, presented by State Farm, were broadcast live on the Telemundo network from the BankUnited Center in Miami.
It's rare to see a tuba or an accordion onstage at a trendy South Beach nightclub, but such was the beauty of Wednesday night's Billboard Bash, a pre-party the night before the Billboard Latin Music Awards in Miami, featuring myriad execs and performers.
This past Tuesday, April 16, Telemundo scored a rare coup for a Hispanic television network. Thanks to its original novela, El Señor de los Cielos, the station took the top ratings spot at 10 p.m. on Friday for all adults age 18 to 34 -- of any network, regardless of language. That's no surprise to Telemundo's president, Emilio Romano, who starred in a panel at the Billboard Latin Music Conference late Wednesday afternoon for a live interview with Bill Werde, Billboard's editorial director.
Surf YouTube for music videos long enough, and you'll eventually wind up watching a clip powered by VEVO. But the streaming music video service isn't just branding within YouTube -- it's a rapidly expanding platform that stands on its own.
Top Stop Music, the tropical label headed by Gregory Elias and Sergio George, presented a showcase at Miami's Grand Central last night as part of the Billboard Latin Music Conference. The six disparate artists - salsero titan Tito Nieves, Bachata singer Leslie Grace. ex-Bacilos Jorge Villamizar, emerging boy band 5 Solz, heartthrob Toby Love and crooner Jonathan Moly -- were united in their fiery sets.