Ayala Ben-Yehuda

Kumbia All-Starz Prep Tour

Kumbia All-Starz Prep Tour

Urban/Tejano pop fusionists the Kumbia All-Starz will kick off their US tour in Odessa, Texas May 4, to be followed by dates in Arizona, Colorado and Minnesota.
Down aka Kilo

Down aka Kilo

It's about a two-hour drive between Long Beach-Compton and Oxnard, Calif., but for rapper Down aka Kilo, the hub of West Coast hip-hop and his seaside agricultural hometown couldn't be closer.
Juanes Breaks Silence At Latin Confab Keynote

Juanes Breaks Silence At Latin Confab Keynote

In his first U.S. interview in more than a year, Colombian pop-rock star Juanes shared his creative process and commitment to social activism during the keynote Q&A at the Billboard Latin Music Conference in Miami.
Latin Anti-Piracy Strategies Shift

Latin Anti-Piracy Strategies Shift

As piracy in the Latin recorded music market moves from physical to digital, trade associations and labels are updating their approaches to keep up.
Industry Moves To Cash In On Latin Mobile Surge

Industry Moves To Cash In On Latin Mobile Surge

With Latin mobile entertainment use outpacing that of the mainstream market, wireless aggregators, labels and artists are all looking to cash in on a surging, fragmented Latin market.
Latin Teens Reveal Keys To Music Discovery, Purchasing Behavior

Latin Teens Reveal Keys To Music Discovery, Purchasing Behavior

A panel of Latin teens told a Billboard Latin Music Conference audience Tuesday that they rely mostly on radio to discover new artists, and on illegal downloads to get single tracks -- but that they're willing to pay up for concert tickets and even CD's for the artists they love.
Digital Distribution Bright Spot For Latin Acts

Digital Distribution Bright Spot For Latin Acts

Though digital distribution has proven to be a boon for unsigned and indie artists, panelists at the Billboard Latin Music Conference in Miami revealed it's not merely a shortcut around the label system.

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