5 Uplifting Moments in Latin Music This Week (February 11)

From career milestones and new song releases to major announcements, Billboard’s editors cover the latest in Latin music news every week. Here’s what happened in the world of Latin music this week.

Puerto Rican artist Residente teams up with Academy Award-winning screenwriter Alexander Dineraris (birdman & ghost) to co-write his new film Puerto RicoThe film is a historical drama set in the 19th century and based on the life of Puerto Rican revolutionary José Maldonado Roman, known as Aguila Blanca (The White Eagle). Maldonado Roman fought colonialism by leading a gang of 17 ex-convicts to defend Puerto Rico as it sought a national identity.

Porto Rico will be the first film to be released by 1868 Studios, a joint venture between Residente and Sony Music Entertainment’s premium content division.

NEON16 Partners with University of Michigan

Music company NEON16 collaborated with the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business for a marketing course. According to a press release, the partnership will give students the opportunity to “experience marketing in a real work environment.” They are assigned to create a complete marketing plan for the upcoming release of Tainy’s debut album. dataThe plans are reviewed by both Dr. Michael Metzger and NEON16’s creatives and one strategy/plan is selected to execute the actual album release marketing strategy.

“We are honored to share our views on business, culture and creativity at such a prestigious university as Michigan/Los Angeles. We are able to create effective marketing plans that are relevant to the consumer market.” Rex Bolerofounder and CEO of NEON16, said:

Lex Borrero, Founder and CEO of NEON16, Ivan Rodriguez, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of NEON16, and Jack Miller, Head of Electronic Music Division of NEON16, are graduating from the Los Angeles School of Business at the University of Michigan. I attended the “Culture Change Makers” panel.

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The First Latin Female Music Ever Is Happening

with Telemundo billboard announced an expanded partnership for 2023. Under the new deal, the two companies will work together to present her first-ever Latin Women in Music, her two-hour musical special, set to air on Telemundo in May. Artists, executives and creatives actively working for positive change, inclusion and gender equality in the music industry. Additionally, the annual Billboard Latin Music Awards are on his October 5th.

Viña del Mar

The complete line-up for the 2023 Viña del Mar has been announced. After Maná announced the band would cancel a performance due to a knee injury to his Fher Olvera, the Chilean festival announced that his three additional artists, TINI, Emilia and Rels B, would be joining the event. Did. Over five days, the event will feature superstars, up-and-coming singers and local artists competing for the name of the award: silver, gold and platinum ‘Gaviotas’.

The face of Celia Cruz in the US quarter

The face of the legendary Celia Cruz will be painted on the US quarter, according to the US Mint. The late Cuban singer, widely known as the Queen of Salsa, will be featured in the U.S. Quarter alongside her four other exemplary women in history as part of the 2024 American Her Women’s Quarters program. was chosen as Latina that appears on coins.

Other honorees include Patsy Takemoto Mink, the first woman of color to serve in Congress. Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, women’s rights advocate and Civil War-era surgeon. Pauli Murray, poet, activist and lawyer. Native American author, composer, and educator Zitkalasha. Her four-year program “celebrates the achievements and contributions of women in America,” the official website says.

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