Luis Miguel, Latin Music Video Network Debuts, and Lokixximo
Luis Miguel tops Texas Fest
Pop singer Luis Miguel will headline the People en EspaÃ±ol Festival Sept. 1-2 in San Antonio. The Warner Music artist, who rarely performs at festivals, will be joined at the Alamodome by Daddy Yankee, Prince Royce, Tito "El Bambino," Larry Hernandez, 3BallMTY and DJ Juan Magan, among others. During the day, the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center will host presentations on a variety of topics, including music. The family of late Tejano singer Selena will discuss maintaining her legacy. The festival is free, while tickets to the shows start at $40.
Latin Music Video Network Debuts
Comcast and Music Choice launched a multiplatform video music network for Xfinity TV MultiLatino customers. Subscribers can now access a broad collection of Latino-themed music clips and original artist content on demand and at Xfinity.com/latinotv. The videos will include genres like Latin pop, rock en Espanol, regional Mexican and tropical. Music Choice, which delivers music programming to consumers throughout the United States, will provide additional behind-the-scenes content and performance footage for on-demand customers during Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15).
Lokixximo Takes TR3S Prize
Up-and-coming artist Lokixximo has won MTV Tr3s' "Dame un Break" ("Give Me a Break") competition. The urban act from the Dominican Republic won the support of the OurStage.com online audience, which voted him the best talent. As the winner, Lokixximo will receive a remastered version of his song "Noche Europea" ("European Night") from Grammy Award-winning producer Sebastian Krys, a trip to Los Angeles to shoot a new video for the track (to air on Tr3s) and $2,500. The contest, sponsored by Wendy's, was hosted on OurStage, which features more than 200,000 artists competing in monthly contests.