Latin Alternative Music

  1. Tomas Cookman on LAMC: ‘Years Ago Ricky Ricardo On Conga Drums Was Latin Music…’

    July 16, 2013 4:56 PM EDT Behind a black curtain in the corner of the second floor of the New Yorker Hotel is Tomas Cookman , a former punk rock musician and the founder of the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC). Here he was slowly tearing down his makeshift off ...

  2. Twitter 140: Page 3

    July 26, 2012 5:02 PM EDT « PREVIOUS | NEXT » RETURN TO INDEX Karen Civil Blogger/Online Marketer, Young Money @KarenCivil Karen Civil got her start as an assistant to DJ Funkmaster Flex, but made her name leading social media strategy for Lil Wayne through her own Always ...

  3. Latin Alternative Music Conference Day Two: Much Ado About the Media

    July 13, 2012 11:29 AM EDT The panel room at the Latin Alternative Music Conference. (Photo: Karlo Ramos) On day two of the 13th Latin Alternative Music Conference in New York, the conversations kept coming back to evolving media opportunities for the "Latin Alternativ ...

  4. Backbeat: A Latin Alternative Christmas At Nacional Records

    December 19, 2011 7:36 AM EST Billboard's Judy Cantor-Navas with Nacional Records President Tomas Cookman and drummer Clem Burke of Blondie fame. The Latin Alternative crowd toasted the holidays with tequila and tacos at Nacional Records' annual gathering at the labe ...

  5. New Sounds, New Approaches, Old Challenges Are Hot Topics at Latin Alternative Music Conference

    July 11, 2011 2:29 PM EDT NEW YORK -- Hanging like a specter over the 12th annual Latin Alternative Music Conference , which concluded Saturday, was the hulking shadow of Pitbull -- or "Pit," the endearment favored by his associates. He didn't attend, but hi ...

  6. TR3S: MTV, Musica y Mas, Nacional Records Announce "La Hora Nacional"

    July 07, 2011 12:48 PM EDT Bilingual network for U.S.-based Latinos Tr3s: MTV, Música y Más and Tomas Cookman, the founder of the indie label Nacional Records, are joining forces to create a new program, "La Hora Nacional," featuring alternative Latin artists for ...

  7. Clouds In The Forecast For Latin Alternative Conference

    May 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT This year’s Latin Alternative Music Conference, taking place July 6 –10 at New York City’s Roosevelt Hotel, will feature panels on cloud streaming and film and TV placements, among other topics. Those include “The Future of Digital Music; Sobre La ...

  8. Latin Briefs: Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, MTV, 'Descarga'

    June 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT - Los Fabulosos Cadillacs have canceled their headlining performance at Central Park’s SummerStage July 11, to be replaced by Calle 13. According to a statement from Cadillacs management, the cancellation came as a result of having to reschedule t ...

  9. LAMC Reveals Lineup For 10th Anniversary Event

    June 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Latin Alternative Music Conference has announced its lineup of showcases and panels for this year's 10th anniversary event, taking place July 7 - 11 in New York. In addition to previously-announced Central Park SummerStage and Celebrate B ...

  10. Latin Briefs: Orfeon, LAMC, Flakiss

    May 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -Mexican independent label Orfeon has secured worldwide digital distribution through IODA. Orfeon’s catalog includes Agustin Lara, Celia Cruz, Pedro Infante and many other heritage acts in such genres as cumbia, tejano, vallenato and salsa. The la ...

  11. Spain's Grupo Zeta Launches Label

    September 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Spanish media conglomerate Grupo Zeta is launching a "360-degree" music label called El Volcan Musica. The Barcelona-based group says its new arm has three chief aims: to árecord and release "quality Spanish music made in Spain" ...

  12. LAMC Announces Lineup

    June 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Julieta Venegas, Plastilina Mosh and DJ Bitman will play Central Park's SummerStage July 12 as part of the 9th annual Latin Alternative Music Conference in New York City. The July 8-12 conference's other performances include Brazilian Gi ...

  13. LAMC Set For July

    February 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST The 9th annual Latin Alternative Music Conference will take place July 8 - 12 at New York City's Roosevelt Hotel. In addition to panel discussions, artist showcases, film screenings and art exhibits, the conference will put on free concerts a ...

  14. IODA, MultiMusic Expand Reach Via Partnership

    July 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Independent Online Distribution Alliance (IODA) and Mexican indie licensor MultiMusic have inked a reciprocal deal to make each other's content available on digital and mobile platforms. Under the partnership, revealed at the Latin Altern ...

  15. Virgin Retail Hits Sales Highs At Festivals

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Entertainment Group North America announced today (May 17) that it set new sales records at two music festivals it recently sponsored, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Coachella Virgin Entertainment Group North America a ...

  16. Cookman Int'l Bows Nacional Label

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Aterciopelados among acts on roster. Tomás Cookman, president of artist management/promotion firm Cookman International, is expanding his company's reach with the launch of Nacional Records. The newly created label, based out of Cookman' ...