Power players in the Latin music industry got a preview of both pop singer/songwriter Natalia Jimenez’s upcoming album and Barefoot Wine’s new Refresh brand on Tuesday at the second annual Billboard Most Influential Women in Latin Music luncheon. The lunch was held at the JW Marriott Marquis in Miami, where the Billboard Latin Music Conference presented by State Farm in association with Pepsi starts Tuesday.
If some Latin TV executives sounded confident, at times even giddy, as they prepared for the upfront presentations in May, it was clear why. In April, Univision, the leading Spanish-language network in the United States, marked nine weeks at No. 4 or higher on Nielsen's ranking of the most-watched networks. Telemundo, meanwhile, reported its best quarter in the network's history, up 7% from a yea