The U.S. Copyright Office is skeptical about Fresh Prince of Bel-Airactor Alfonso Ribeiro's ownership claim over the signature "Carlton Dance," which became famous after a 1991 episode of the Will Smith series.
Billboard sat down with Sean O’Connell to discuss how Hangout has remained competitive for a decade, how he keeps the lineup fresh and how the festival recovered from a disastrous oil spill in Alabama its first year.
Seemingly overnight, the once-niche genres of Latin trap and reggaetón have moved to the forefront of pop, with reggaetón’s driving, Jamaican dembow-influenced riddim and Latin trap’s Southern hip-hop-derived beats taking over both the Latin and mainstream charts. But música urbana’s arrival in the American mainstream has actually been decades in the making.
He scored over 50 hits and a top 20 debut rapping and singing exclusively en español, when he wasn’t painting his nails or tweeting about body positivity. How Bad Bunny taught American pop a new language.
Scooping up talent and doubling down on new distribution strategies, companies like Noah Assad’s Rimas Entertainment are reaping big rewards for artists like Bad Bunny -- and making traditional deals beside the point.