1 5 Solz : Showcase Artist Pop, r & b, Latin rhythms and songs in Spanish with a bit of English thrown in are the characteristics that identify 5 Solz, the only musical group among the artists roster at Top Stop Music, record label of renowned music producer Sergio George.The first song that 5 Solz recorded with Top Music is Sexy Attitude, coauthored by Charly (Hernández), Sergio George, and Guianko Gómez. 5 Solz s clear and harmonized voices can be heard in this track, one in which happiness and feeling, along with a touch of mischief, go perfectly hand in hand. Bahigh Acuna : New Markets Lead, Spotify Latin America Bahigh Acuna is focused on Spotify's efforts in Latin America. Prior to joining Spotify, Bahigh led the operations team at Monster.com responsible for Monster's expansion into Latin America sitting in the management team committee for emerging markets. Bahigh is an experienced media and technology professional within the Latin-American ecosystem with significant experience in marketing and business development at organizations such as: Publicis Groupe, PepsiCo and IBM, among others. Industrial Engineer, MBA and part-time professor at Universidad Anahuac in Mexico City; Bahigh is a frequent speaker of the subjects of new media and leadership at Universities and business forums. Justino Billboard Associate Editor for Latin Music
2 Justino Águila is an award-winning journalist who joined Billboard in 2011 as associate editor for Latin music and special features. He has been a staff reporter at the San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Times, Orange County Register and the L.A. Daily News. A music critic and arts and entertainment contributor, he has also written for Time Out New York, Entertainment Weekly and CBS covering everything from the Academy Awards to the Latin Grammys. He has been awarded Associated Press and L.A. Press Club awards for his work. Akwid : BASH Performer The brothers Sergio Gomez and Francisco Gomez are the explosive union known as Akwid. They are defined as "hip-hoperos" who are faithful to their own fusion of the Mexican Regional genre. Protagonists and pioneers of the Hip-Hop/Urban Movement that continues having them as the leaders. They continue working and progressing from their cultural trench in Los Angeles, California. They are attentive to the feeling of the streets and alert upon the evolution of their convictions. Winners of four Latin Billboard Awards for their certified sales and five times nominated for the GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY. Akwid has also received multiplatinum albums certified by the RIAA in the United States and several gold records in Mexico. Showcase Artist The meaning of AlfaBeto is twofold. AlfaBeto is for the letters he uses to formulate the words in his lyrics. Also, in the Greek Alphabet, Alfa in Spanish, or Latin for Alpha, means A, which is the initial to his name. Beto, is what his childhood friends called him as they ran in the streets of the Mexican border town of Matamoros, Tamaulipas. It also is a reference to Beta which is B in the Greek alphabet, which stands for
3 Bert or Bertie, his common used name from very close friends and family members.while music has surrounded his life since birth, it is Bert s deep faith in God, his love of family and friends, and their unwavering support that provides the fuel to write, rap, and dream. Almas Band : Showcase Artist A funk-rock-reggae fusion with juicy hooks, Almas Band s Caribbean-via-Nawlins joyful jams from the minds of the Brothers Colón will move your soul as you move your hips. Lorena Ares : Showcase Artist In July she followed up on those events by releasing her first single Can You Feel It, a duo with Italian sensation Enzo Amos from his song called :La Favola followed up by the song Ya Llego La Navidad, a colaboration with Dani Ambrojo.This year she decided to take it one step further by deciding to record with Rama Music under the Leadership of the legendary, grammy winning producer, Frankie Biggz, a man who has produced hits for people in the range of Eminem, 50 Cent, Kanye West, Mariah Carey among others. This is definitely the move who is going to set her over the top and when asked about her new album she said I feel very lucky to have been blessed to work with a producer like Frankie, thanks to him I was able to open the doors to the Americas and meet the people who will finally help out to take my music to the next level. We spent long days and nights recording but it was definitely all worth it, I feel great about the new album. A Band of Bitches Showcase Artist
4 Unassociated with any known musical genre on planet Earth, A Band Of Bitches arrives as a group consisting of unknown entities who appear to come from another planet (with a vast trajectory that has perhaps taken them far from their home planet). They possess a deep knowledge of world culture, futuristic sounds and a style of composition that s definitely light years away from what s known on Earth. Their energy and intense power define them as unique in their genre, and their spellbinding, exciting live show might just make your head spin. Banda La Leyenda Showcase Artist Con Una Gran trayectoria artística el Grupo Regiomontano La Leyenda sigue coosechando éxitos en México la Unión Americana convirtiéndose en una de las agrupaciones más exitosas del momento. Con Temas como "Atáscate Que Hay Lodo", "Por eso te destroce el corazón", "Más Fuerte que Hécules" y su más reciente dueto con la banda de rock mexicana Genitallica "Con Cualquiera" han logrado colocarse en los primeros lugares de popularidad a nivel nacional. Banda Yurirense : Showcase Artist La historia de la banda comienza hace 27 años durante 1985 los integrantes se oganizan y acuerdan darle el nomre de Banda Yurirense, debido a que provienen de la cuidad de Yuriria guanajuato, despues de varios años toman la decision de cambiar de domicilio e iniciar su primera grabacion discografica. Ubicandose en el pueblo de Santo Tomas huatzindeo, Salvatierra Guanajuato. Bajo la direccion artistica de Sr. Jorge Lopez, de aqui comienzan a crecer a pasos agigantos, estos son solo algunos temas que los dieron a conocer y se escucharon en la radio. " Los Castigados", "Como Ayer", "El Ranchero Chido", "Mis Amores", "Tormenta Del Desierto", "De Gaballito Y Quebradita", "Rumbo a la Gañada," "Palabras Tristes", "Inolvidable Amor", "La Marrana", " Amor Gieco", " No Te Olvidare", "El Yurirense", entre otros. Melissa crash Barrera: BASH Host
5 Animated, magnetic and outrageous: Melissa Barrera, better know by her on air moniker Crash, is a whirlwind of creative energy and magnetic charm whose crowd-pleasing connection has deemed her one of mun2 s most beloved hosts. As the co-host of 18 & Over Live and Have You Cine? Crash ventures deep inside the entertainment industry. 18 & Over Live spotlights the top music of the week, while Have You Cine? brings a cast of Hollywood s hottest actors who are currently lighting up the screen into the studio for revealing asides and candid conversations. Jacobo Bergareche CEO, Wake App Jacobo Bergareche has worked as a screenwriter and executive producer from 2004 to 2011, producing and creating prime time fiction shows for most major Spanish Networks. In 2010 he cofounded Wake App, an app Publisher that creates and develops native and innovative products for new devices. In the last two years, Wake App has been awarded several times for some of its groundbreaking apps, such as "n by Jorge Drexler" which was finalist at the SXSW Interactive Awards. Angello Black : Showcase Artist 2013 brings to the Latin Trance Scene a revolutionary twist "Angello Black" with the popular sounds of EDM and Dubstep mix with a Latin and mainstream flavor. Angello Black is capturing the ears of many with his new single "Vamos Todos" which targets all soccer fans from Mexico to all of Latin American's for the World Cup in Brazil 2014."Angello Black is taking it to the Latin Side Of EDM Feel! Watch out for this Summer!"
6 Edwin Bonilla Showcase Artist Edwin Bonilla y Su Orquesta has performed live in the Fiesta Salsa y Toro in France, in San Francisco, Seattle Washington, Toronto Canada, New York City in S.O.B s, and in The Miami International Salsa Congress. Miami Calle Ocho yearly Festival from 2005 thru 2011, Tampa Salsa Congress, Guayaquil Ecuador Salsa Fest, and we have also, recorded live performances in TLC s show Fak n It. The Orquesta appearance and original music featured in Paramount Pictures New TV Series South Beach produced by Jennifer Lopez, staring, Vanessa Williams and Steven Baur. Music also features in instructional dance video by The Salsa Lovers School for Dancers, founded by Rene Geitz. Edwin y Su Orquesta has also performed live with Cuban Pete & Barbara Craddock (the legendary New York City s Palladium s Mambo Dancers.) Lena Burke : Showcase Artist In 2006 received two coveted Latin GRAMMY nominations as "New Artist of the Year" and "Record of the Year" for "My Heart", and was nominated for Premio Lo Nuestro 2006 as "Artist of the Year". The big dream that his music would be known, was beginning to be a safe steps. Para LENA su música es un viaje interminable un continuo aprendizaje y crecimiento, un legado de familia; un reflejo de sentimientos, de sensaciones, de influencias musicales que la llevan ante los portales del pop, del rock, de la música tradicional cubana acompañada de la nueva trova y de un piano melódico perfumado con días de un ayer melancólico y un brillante futuro. Como ella misma lo describe Yo no escogí la música ella me escogió a mi. Para los que ya la conocen y han podido disfrutar de su gran don artístico, entienden que este mágico encuentro ya tenía destino. Jae : Showcase Artist Jae Camilo. Nació en la ciudad de, Nueva York.De descendencia, dominicana a temprana edad con apenas dos anos, su madre la expuso siempre a escuchar diferente géneros de música, tales como Música Latina, por ejemplo R&BBalada, Pop, Bachata, Música BluesCountry. Music, entre otros Géneros más adelante cuando cumplió sus cinco anos de edad su madre noto que ella poseía una gran fuerza en la voz. Luego la observo cantar y bailar una canción que sonaba en la radio. Fue en ese momento que su madredescubrió que su hija,es definitivamente única en su. Clase,Jae Camilo inspira al público con la profundidad de sus liricas y la diversidad, de interpretar y componer sus canciones esta inquieta joven poseedora de un estilo
7 Judy Cantor-Navas Managing Editor Billboard en Español, Correspondent, Billboard Judy Cantor-Navas is the Managing Editor of Billboardenespanol.com, and a Latin music contributor to Billboard Magazine. Her past gigs include Manager of Latin and World Music for MTV Digital and Rhapsody music service, staff writer and Latin music critic for the Miami New Times, and rock and film critic for the Buenos Aires Herald. Previously she worked for CBS Records four person Latin division, and started her career as a reporter on the New York City Desk of the Associated Press. Judy has created soundtracks for events and exhibitions, and won numerous writing awards, including a National Music Journalism Awards first prize, the Society of Professional Journalists' Green Eyeshade award for criticism, and an Inter American Press Association fellowship. A noted Cuban music expert and chronicler of Cuban culture, she is the author of the book and music project Cuba on Record. Listen to music curated by Judy on German Chavez : Managing Director, Discos Sabina El decidió volver a empezar de cero y crear su propio sello. Fue así como resurge Discos Sabinas, y posteriormente Remex Music; la primera creada para la selección, distribución y venta de discos; mientras que Remex se dedica a vender las fechas de su elenco artístico. Ahora el negocio es venta de disco y venta de fechas del artista. Entre el elenco artístico de su empresa se encuentra El Pelon del Mikrophone, Banda la Trakalosa, Cardenales de Nuevo León, Banda Tierra Sagrada, Colmillo Norteño, Los Hermanos Vega, entre otros. German Chavez ha logrado en muy poco tiempo que tanto su compañía disquera como de representación sean reconocidas, tan es así que Discos Sabinas fue nominada en el 2011 a Los Premios Billboard en la categoría de Sello Discográfico del Año. Chino Y Nacho Artists
8 Jesús Alberto Miranda Pérez, y Miguel Ignacio Mendoza, mejor conocidos como Chino y Nacho, son dos jóvenes que a fuerza de talento, constancia y mucha entrega se convirtieron en los soberanos absolutos del reggaetón venezolano para luego probar con otros sonidos propios de la movida urbana. Nacidos para la música y convertidos en destacados intérpretes y compositores gracias al trabajo junto a distintas agrupaciones, estos artistas decidieron emprender camino como dúo en 2007 y su nombre se ha convertido en sinónimo de éxito, lucha, entrega, constancia, versatilidad, música y una madurez que han logrado desde su primer año de trabajo gracias a vivencias dentro y fuera de los escenarios. Leila Cobo Executive Director of Latin Content & Programming, Billboard A Fulbright scholar from Cali, Colombia, Leila Cobo is the executive Editor for Latin Content and Programming for Billboard. Ms. Cobo is considered one of the country s leading experts in Latin music. Under her tenure, Billboard has expanded its coverage of Latin Music in all its platforms, including Spanish-language website Billboardenespanol.com. Ms.Cobo works closely Telemundo on the Billboard Latin Music Awards and the Billboard Mexican Music Awards in addition to programming the yearly Billboard Latin Music Conference, the largest gathering of the Latin music industry in the U.S. Ms. Cobo is also host and executive producer of Estudio Billboard, the TV show that features in-depth interviews with top Latin acts.a classical pianist and novelist, Ms. Cobo has degrees in piano performance and a MA in communications. She has published two novels with Grand Central Publishing/Hatchette and her biography on Jenni Rivera will be published by Penguin in March. Trinity Colón : Vice President of Programming, SiriusXM
9 Trinity Colón is a Vice President of Programming at SiriusXM, the world s largest radio broadcaster measured by revenue. SiriusXM has more than 24 million subscribers. Colón oversees content for multiple music genres, including 10 Latin music formats ranging from Tropical to Regional Mexican, Rock to Urban, Contemporary to Classic, guiding strategy and program development. Colón has more than 25 years of broadcast experience in radio and television. She came to XM Radio in 2001 as one of the first programmers for the satellite radio service. Previously, Colón worked in programming and as an on-air host for Clear Channel, CBS Radio and BET Networks. Kat Dahlia Showcase Artist Without a doubt one of the hottest new artists to watch in 2013, rising Latin pop star Kat Dahlia is a 22-yearold Cuban-American singer-songwriter whose electrifying sound is a sultry mix of pop, Latin, hip-hop and reggae influences. A natural-born storyteller, she deftly alternates between unleashing pure, infectious lyrical fire and poetically pondering heartbreak and relationships. "I feel like a messenger," she explains. "I want to send a positive message of love and put out good music that constantly challenges me as an artist." Dany Dayan : Showcase Artist This explosive Duet of young Venezuelan siblings offers their audiences a refreshing new style in their poprock music. Now present their newest production: Sabe Bien interpreted by DanyDayan Ft. Cabas, a single theme produced by a well known Venezuelan music producer named Yasmil Marrufo. This excellent production is included in the second disc of DanyDayan. No doubt a promising new production of the great DanyDayan duet!
10 Sylvia la bronca del Valle: BASH Host Drawn to entertainment, she also considered a career as a psychologist, but left Santa Monica City College for lack of funds. Her father offered to pay for schooling at a private communications college, and an internship landed her on television. Hired by the national network Radio Unica, she was an on-air sidekick, and eventually, the host of her own syndicated show on the Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS) in the Bay Area. When her show began airing on KLAX Radio, she moved back to to Los Angeles. Whether behind the microphone or in front of a camera: Silvia Del Valle known as La Bronca to her dedicated fans exudes irrepressible energy and empathy. With daily radio shows in top U.S. radio markets, she established herself as a dynamic presence on the airwaves. Now, as a commentator on Mun2, she is taking her career to the next level as an on-camera personality. Niña Dioz Showcase Artist Straight from the underground of Monterrey, Mexico, Niña Dioz is a part of the Nueva Escuela (New School) of MCs in Mexico and has been making a name for herself in the male dominated scene for the past few years. Her unique style and look set her apart immediately and it was not long before she began to catch the attention of many of the most important acts in the genre. She has spent the last few years creating music, releasing mixtapes, and setting up her own tours that have taken her all across Mexico, as well as Argentina, Chile, Los Angeles, New York City and even Nepal! She has worked with well known producers in Mexico such as Alejandro Rosso from Plastilina Mosh and Toy Selectah from Control Machete and also recently signed a management deal with Molotov s managers, who are preparing to break her out of the underground and into the mainstream Latin Market. Yvonne Drazan: A&R Director, peermusic
11 Yvonne joined peermusic in 2003 as Latin Creative Manager and currently serves as Latin Director of A&R, West Coast and Mexico. Yvonne seeks and signs new talent, oversees catalog acquisitions, and maintains a roster of Latin, Pop, and Urban writers for the US and Mexico. Throughout her tenure at peermusic, Yvonne has signed worldwide deals with artists including Gloria Trevi, Anahi, Horoscopos de Durango, and Plastilina Mosh and was instrumental in the creation of a joint-venture publishing company and music label with The Sixth House. Under the banner of peert6h Music, they have signed and released Ninel Conde, Christopher Von Uckermann, and Cristian Chavez s single and music video Libertad. Yvonne also oversees the work of Micky Huidobro (Molotov), ChocQuibTown, and developing writers Niña Dioz, LaLa Romero as well as writer/producer Luigie Gonzalez. Jorge Drexler : Singer/Songwriter Jorge Drexler, Uruguayan Madrid-based musician who won wide acclaim after becoming the first composer ever to win an Academy Award with a song in Spanish. He won the Oscar for composing the song "Al Otro Lado del Río" from the film The Motorcycle Diaries. In the last few years he has received nominations in three consecutive Grammy Awards and four consecutive Latin Grammy Awards, and has won two Spanish Music Awards.Jorge Drexler is beloved for the beauty and intricate construction of his music and for the deft poetry of his lyrics. Critics have also hailed him as a keen observer of complex, timely themes such as technology and global interconnectedness, in addition to romance. Dyland Y Lenny : Showcase Artist
12 Tras un año de arduo trabajo, en el mes de febrero de 2013, sale a la venta la nueva producción discográfica de Dyland & Lenny titulada My World 2 bajo el sello de SONY MUSIC. En esta producción, el dúo trabajó en varias colaboraciones con artistas de la talla de Victor Manuelle, Pitbull, Beatriz Luengo, J. Alvarez, Yomo, Cosculluela, Ángel Lopez, entre otros.dyland & Lenny nos han mostrado un poco de lo que se trata esta nueva producción, con temas como Pégate Más y Sin Ti feat. Pitbull y Beatriz Luengo, el más reciente corte promocional de My World 2, un tema muy movido, con un sonido distinto a lo que han presentado los artistas en ocasiones pasadas, que utiliza el coro del muy sonado tema I Don t Want to Miss a Thing popularizado por Aerosmith en el Sin duda alguna, Dyland & Lenny continuarán cosechando éxitos y cautivando públicos a nivel internacional. Gloria Estefan : Artist The Cuban-born, International Superstar, has sold over 100 million albums worldwide, earned 7 Grammy awards, and is credited for being one of the most successful cross-over artists of all time. The Gloria Estefan Foundation promotes good health, education and culture. Javier Farfan: Senior Director of Cultural Branding, PepsiCo Javier Farfan, Senior Director of Cultural Branding at PepsiCo, joined PBA in June 2010 to oversee PBA s efforts to build brands and drive volume with key cultural groups (including Hispanic, African-American, and Asian-American consumers and influencers). Javier is responsible for leading the strategy, program development, communications for these groups, working closely with brand teams across Pepsi. Robert Fernandez CEO, Mr. 305 Inc
13 Robert Fernandez Is a Cuban American businessman and Founder / CEO of Famous Artist Music the company focuses on the development and management of artist such as Elvis Crespo, El Cata, Maffio, Sensato, Santaye, Motif and others. Robert has been involved in the music business since 1993 in various roles. His most memorable role is the launch and development of the artist known as PITBULL. The artist PITBULL has been responsible for various hits with sales totaling over 25 million units collectively. Robert currently heads up Mr 305 Inc which is home to the International artist Pitbull and several other artist. Mr 305 Inc is moving aggressively to become a Latin Powerhouse Entertainment Company. Foco: Showcase Artist FOCO es Acmed Tuesta, nació en Lima Perú. Desde niño sintió pasión por la música y el canto, a los diez de años edad comenzó a practicar instrumentos de viento sudamericanos como la zampoña y la quena, dos años mas tarde el charango y posteriormente la guitarra. Su amor por la música y el arte popular lo llevo a integrar grupos como Expresión Wayanay y fundar la agrupación Los Chopkjas en el Perú. En 1996 después de una gira con esta ultima agrupación decidió continuar su labor musical en los Estados Unidos trabajando con agrupaciones como Andean new age, Andean Fusion y Wayanay Inka. donde cuenta ya con 7 álbumes, proyecto con el cual mantiene sus raíces y acervo cultural.estos años de camino no pasaron en vano para este canta-autor que hoy trabaja en un nuevo proyecto llamado FOCO brindándonos una nueva fusión musical plasmando una variedad de ritmos y melodías, que nacen de su alma y sentimiento. Kany Artist
14 Heralding a new generation of Latin music artistry, Kany García is leaving her mark on Spanish-language pop and finding interesting ways to communicate her thoughts. In just five years of writing and recording at the professional level, this talented singer has won the respect of fans, her fellow musicians and music-industry pros. She s renowned for the potency of her voice and her extraordinary skill at composing memorable songs. She always gives imaginative, witty and incisive takes on romantic and social topics. Pepe Garza Composer, Musician, Radio Programmer Su especialidad es el desarrollo en radio de nuevos talentos musicales,así como locutores y personajes radiofónicos. Ha participado como productor ejecutivo y colaborador en discos de gran éxito en el genero Hip Hop y regional mexicano. Actualmente forma parte del jurado del show Tengo Talento mucho Talento de Estrella TV que se transmite diariamente en Prime Time a todo el país con grandes ratings e invitados como Vicente Fernandez, Gloria Trevi, Pepe Aguilar entre otros. Como PD ha logrado posicionar en los primeros lugares de popularidad todas las estaciones que ha dirijido creado tendencias musicales que son seguidas por cientos de emisoras de radio. Es creador el slogan Aquí suena la Quebuena y el nombre de estación de radio La Raza. Es fundadores Arpa Music, editora de música ganadora de 3 premios de editora del año por BMI, consolidandose como la promotora de nuevos compositores de música en español. Aldo Gonzalez A&R Manager, UMLE & Machete Music In 2012, he put together the collaboration between Chino Y Nacho and Universal Republic/Cash Money artist Jay Sean on the song Bebe Bonita which hit # 1 on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs, in addition to putting together the remix for Enrique Iglesias Finally Found You featuring Daddy Yankee. He also engineered bringing together Sky Blu from LMFAO and 3BALLMTY for a one of a kind performance at the Latin Grammys, and was also involved in bringing international superstar Psy to Sabado Gigante for his first ever appearance on a Latin TV show Sabado Gigante watched by millions. Skander Goucha: SVP Digital, UMLE
15 Mr Goucha is currently SVP of Digital at Universal Music Latin Entertainment (UMLE) leading the development and implementation of UMLE s digital business and strategy in the US and Mexico. Mr. Goucha possesses more than 12 years of experience as a leading strategist in the digital music arena. His multi-cultural background includes serving as Director of Digital for Universal Music Latino, and managing mobile and operations at Universal Music Latin America. Prior to joining UMG's Latin music division, he was in charge of developing mobile music products and services across Europe at Universal Music Group International. Mr. Goucha joined Vivendi in 2000 as a part of Vivendi's Internet investments division. Mr Goucha started his career in the financial industry as a Risk Manager at BNP Paribas. Mr Goucha is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique (Paris, France) and of Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l Administraion Economique (Paris, France). Leslie Showcase Artist In May, she embarked on an extensive promotional tour in most major cities throughout the country, culminating in a history-making event: at just 17 years old, Leslie Grace is the youngest female singer to reach #1 on Billboard s Latin Radio Airplay chart. As part of her promotional tour, she also appeared on Premios Juventud 2012 to great reviews, and stopped along the way at the well-known, long-lived Sábado Gigante show, with Don Francisco. Bruno del Granado : CEO, RM Entertainment Group, Manager, Ricky Martin
16 Del Granado began his music career in 1986 as a marketing staffer at CBS Records. He later joined MTV in the company's music programming department, relocating to Miami for the launch of MTV Latin America in Over the ensuing years, he quarterbacked EMI Music Publishing's Latin America division, served as marketing advisor to Enrique Iglesias, and spearheaded a music video channel for RTVE Spain s stateowned television network. He was part of the Sky TV Latin America launch team and produced/hosted TV specials for CNN "World Beat" and The Music Room, VH-1's "Latin Explosion, Universal TV and PolyGram TV. In late 2004, he joined Ricky Martin's management team handling all of the superstar's endeavors outside of the United States. While there, he produced from the management side the Person of the Year tribute to Ricky Martin at 2007 s Latin Grammys as well as negotiating and coordinating Mr. Martin's performance on the telecast. Anya Grundmann : Anya Grundmann has guided the launch and growth of NPR Music as a premiere award-winning source for music discovery and innovative multi-platform journalism, in close partnership with 13 public radio stations and major NPR news programs. In 2013, Billboard Magazine named her as one of the "Power 100" in the music industry, and Fast Company noted that Anya and her team are "re-inventing public radio for the postradio generation." Every month more than 3 million people visit NPR Music online and via mobile devices, including the NPR Music ipad and iphone apps and video channels. Tens of millions more hear music coverage on NPR's flagship radio programs. Popular features include Alt.Latino, All Songs Considered, First Listens, Tiny Desk Concerts, major festival coverage, exclusive videos, live concerts and blogs covering classical, jazz, indie rock, Latin alternative and music news. Grupo Treo BASH Performer El 2012, GRUPO TREO presentó su segundo corte promocional Mi Amor, un tema en donde Danny, Chucho y Rey, le cantan al amor de su vida, con un ritmo fresco, melódico y bailable. De autoría de Danny Daniel Díaz y bajo la producción de Daniel Espinoza y Yein Gonzales, Mi Amor logró escalar a la posicion # 3 del Chart Tropical de Billboard en USA y fue #1 por mas de 3 semanas consecutivas en su natal Venezuela, fueron invitados a DESCARGA MUN2 en el City Walk. A mediados de año lanzaron su sencillo Sin Miedo que logró top 10 del Chart Tropical Billboard y se mantuno en el top 5 de Venezuela por mas de 6 semanas consecutivas. Arthur Hanlon Artist
17 Arthur s latest release is the groundbreaking Encanto del Caribe: Arthur Hanlon & Friends, recorded live as a public television special at 500-year-old Castillo San Cristobal in Puerto Rico, a US National Monument that for the first time ever allowed filming inside its walls. Featuring Arthur on his signature 9-foot blue piano, Encanto del Caribe features guest artists Marc Anthony, Italian superstar Laura Pausini, New York Yankee and guitar virtuoso Bernie Williams, Puerto Rican legend Cheo Feliciano, Grammy-winning Spanish diva Natalia Jiménez and rising Puerto Rican star Ana Isabelle. The album spent eight weeks on the Top 10 of Billboard s Top Latin Pop Albums chart. Evan Harrison : EVP Content and Entertainment, Univision Radio Evan Harrison is executive vice president, Content and Entertainment of Univision Radio, a division of the premier Spanish-language media company in the United States, Univision Communications Inc. Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio broadcaster in the U.S., owns and operates 70 radio stations in 16 of the top U.S. Hispanic markets and five stations in Puerto Rico. Mr. Harrison is responsible for strengthening Univision Radio s programming and growing its audience share through new content initiatives and innovation on digital platforms, live event integration, mobile marketing and other non-traditional media. Claudia Hoyos General Manager, Marca Colombia
18 Reconocida periodista que durante 9 años condujo la sección del noticiero CM&. Desde hace 2 años ocupa el cargo de Gerente General de Marca País Colombia. Asumiendo el reto de crear la Marca que identifica a los colombianos en el exterior. Además de estrategias de comunicación qué generen identidad, nombre, reputación y recordación qué permanezcan en el tiempo, es la encargada de liderar la creación de campañas internacionales para atraer mayor inversión, turismo y negocios importantes para el país en la coyuntura de globalización y un diferencial que permita generar mayor desarrollo. Memo Ibarra Artist, Alerta Zero. Memo Ibarra is a young talented singer that has been in the music industry since he was a teenager, he was the front man of the Latin Grammy award winning band Alacranes Musical. After splitting from Alacranes Musical he formed the band Alerta Zero, since then, they have released two albums under Fonovisa Records and both have debuted on Top of the itunes Charts. On May 11th, Memo Ibarra along with Alerta Zero will premiere their very own reality show on mun2 Network. The reality is about the new band trying to make it in the music industry and facing new and tougher challenges. Jeo: Showcase Artist The JEO tribe is created for the creatures that move their lives through music. Only JEO reflects the entertainment business bipolarity in all aspects, using urban contemporary music as an expression. This is her constant experiment, where she joins her writings, poetry, her experiences, your stories, the arts, her body and fantasy. JEO comes from all melodies, doesn t reflect one style and trough her mask, she belongs to music. Marcos Juárez: Latin Music Curator & Programmer, Pandora
19 As Latin Music Curator and Programmer at Pandora, Marcos Juárez is responsible for maintaining and enhancing the Latin music offering for the leading internet radio service. Prior to joining Pandora in 2012, Marcos spent more than a decade working in the music retail business. Marcos earned his BA in Latin American Studies with a focus on music and culture from the University of California, Berkeley, where he is currently the music director and a DJ at the campus radio station, KALX. Born in Oakland, the city where Pandora s headquarters are located, Marcos also spent years studying the Mexican folk variant, son jarocho. Mathieu Le Roux Managing Director Latin America, Deezer Mathieu Le Roux joined Deezer as Managing Director for Latin America in October Based in the company s São Paulo office, Le Roux oversaw Deezer s launch in Brazil and is now managing the expansion of Deezer into Latin America, one of the world s fastest growing digital music markets. With a huge population, growing economy and high levels of social media use in Latin America, Le Roux is focused on growing Deezer s footprint to provide access to new music, local editorial expertise and up and coming music talent across the region. Prior to joining Deezer, Le Roux spent many years in the Venture Capital market within various technology-based companies and worked at an innovation consultancy in California s tech hub Silicon Valley. Jessi Leon: Showcase Artist
20 Jessi Leon is a Latin American young Singer Songwriter, her musical sense, her voice and her lyrics makes her and artist like no other with a natural freshnes and perceivable by simply listening to her music.jessi conveys in all her songs all the social conflicts, all the happiness and sadness that anybody at her young age feels. She invites you to be her accomplice in her life, where the idea of moving from one place to another was always present. That is precisely the name of her first album, Mudanza. In the middle of her Journey Jessi meets a peruvian musician named "Periko" and they wrote the song "Me vuelvo Loco" which made a lot of people dance and enjoy their music. This song made a drastic change in Jessi's career and made her jump into a different type of music, Latin Pop. In 2012, Jessi records a Featuring with a Colombian band named "Bonka" and made a hit with "A Escondidas" Ruben Leyva: SVP Business Development, Latin Region, Spain & Portugal, Sony Ruben Leyva is the Senior Vice President of Business Development for Sony Music in Latin America and the Iberian region. He is responsible for new business strategies that focus on Music & Entertainment, and creating strategic alliances between Corporate Brands, Artists and Content. Most recently, he spearheaded the International multiplatform partnership between the legendary Tony Bennett and his Viva Duets project, and the city of Fort Lauderdale s Convention and Visitor s Bureau. He started with Sony Music US Latin in 2003 as Vice President of Sales and eventually rose to the position of Managing Director/President, which he held from 2008 through He was responsible for signing such artists as Pitbull, Romeo Santos & Daddy Yankee as well as overseeing an artist roster that included: Shakira, Ricky Martin, Marc Anthony, Thalia, Victor Manuel, Calle13 and many more. Angel Showcase Artist Angel Luis Lopez of Puerto Rican descent released his first solo album self entitled Angel where it was obvious his influence of many styles of music, such as Hip hop, R&B, Reggae, and Pop. In 1993 he released his second album entitled You and I where he participated in his own TV Spot in Telemundo for two months. In 1996 he became the fourth member of the group that gave him international recognition as the lead singer of Son By 4, and sold over five million copies worldwide with their hit A Puro Dolor, which was declared the most requested song of the decade. The group went on to be nominated for a Latin Grammy Award in 2001 as well as won "Premios Lo Nuestro" Best new group, best song pop and best tropical category that same year.
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