LAMC Announces is 2015 Industry Panelists

"LAMC Announces is 2015 Industry Panelists"

LAMC Welcomes Panelists From Verizon,
Spotify, Live Nation, NBC Universo, Sony Latin,
Pandora, Chrysler, Kickstarter and More

Featuring Special Q&A With Vicentico (LFC),
Chris Frantz and  Tina Weymouth (Talking Heads / Tom Tom Club)
& R21 Presentation by Charly Alberti (Soda Stereo)

Industry Panel Topics and Line-Ups
Announced For The 16th Annual
Latin Alternative Music Conference

“This expertly assembled conference — a series of panels, concerts
and exhibitions designed to highlight emerging Latin artists working
outside the mainstream — always elicits unforgettable performances.”

“The Latin Alternative Music Conference… personifies the energy
and diversity within the contemporary Latin music community.”

Thursday July 9th @ 11am – 12:15pm

Searching for Value in Free Music

Thursday, July 9th @ 12.30 pm1:00pm

R21 Foundation Remarks from Charly Alberti

Thursday, July 9th @ 2pm – 3:15pm

#TBT: A Look Back at 15 Years of LAMC Panelists’ Predictions & Innovations

Friday, July 10th @ 10.30am12:00pm 


The 20th Anniversary of Los Fabulosos Cadillacs’ Album ‘Rey Azucar’

Hosted by Raul Campos of KCRW

Friday, July 10th @ 1pm – 2:15pm 

How Real-Time Data Is Changing the Latin Music Industry


Friday, July 10th @ 3pm – 4:30pm 

Rebooting the Indie Latin Artist in the Digital Era

Presented By: Muzicol


This summer, thousands of entrepreneurs, musicians, journalists, marketers, executives, managers, filmmakers, programmers and all kinds of music lovers will gather in New York City from July 7-11th for the 16th annual Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC).

Today, the LAMC has announced the line-ups and topics for the annual series of industry panel discussions, to be held at the Affinia Manhattan Hotel at 7th Avenue and 31st Street.

On Thursday July 9th at 11am, the first panel will be Searching for the Value in Free Musicmoderated by Lisa Hresko  (CMJ) and featuring Linda Bloss-Baum (SoundExchange), Paul Dryden (ATO Records/ Red Light Management), Valerie Miranda (Spotify), Molly Neuman (A2IM), Diana Rodriguez (Criteria Entertainment), and Enrique Rubio (Rdio).

Also on Thursday at 12:30 PM, we’ll hear Charly Alberti (formerly of Soda Stereo) remark on his environmental-awareness foundation, R21.

Later, at 2PM, the second panel, #TBT: A Look Back at 15 Years of LAMC Panelists’ Predictions & Innovations, will commence. Moderated by Josh Norek (Regalias Digitales), and featuring Anita Benner (Mood Media), Pablo Douzoglou (Beggars Group/XL Recordings), Yvonne Drazan (peermusic), Larry Gold (SOB’s), Manny Gonzalez (Moet Hennessy USA), and Angel Zamora (NBC Universo).

Friday July 10th will kick off at 10:30 am with a Q&A moderated by Raul Campos (KCRW) between Vicentico (Los Fabulosos Cadillacs), Chris Frantz, and Tina Weymouth (Tom Tom Club/Talking Heads) to discuss the 20th anniversary of Los Fabulosos Cadillacs’ seminal album “Rey Azucar” (which they produced).

Also on Friday, July 10th at 1pm, the LAMC will explore “How Real-Time Data is Changing the Latin Music Industry” with Brian Iglesias (Verizon), Marcos Juarez (Pandora), Cat Kreidich (The Orchard), Eri Komazaki (Sony Japan/Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra), Juan Paz (Sony Latin), Sean Striegel (Live Nation), Juan Manuel Torreblanca (Torreblanca).

The final panel, beginning at 3pm on Friday will cover “Rebooting the Indie Latin Artist in the Digital Era” and feature Javier Farfan (Verizon), Rudy Lopez Negrete (Lopez Negrete), Jeremy Norkin (The Agency Group), Bryant Pino (SiriusXM), Michel Poignant (Muzicool), Hayley Rosenblum (Kickstarter), Alejandro Solorio (Brown-Forman), and Juan Torres (Chrysler).

In addition to the industry panels and networking opportunities on-site at the conference, the LAMC also offers free concerts at parks from Brooklyn to Harlem, plus intimate private showcases at iconic venues around the city.

On Tuesday, July 7th, the LAMC will present performances by Our Latin Thing and DJ Afroat St. Mary’s Park in The Bronx.

On Wednesday, July 8th at Central Park SummerStage, the LAMC will present an eclectic line-up of electronically-tinged heavy-hitters featuring Compass, Helado Negro, andSystema Solar with DJ sets by artists from the Pirotecnia Label.

Also that night, the first indie showcase kicks off at the Highline Ballroom with performances from Nicole, Diamante Electrico, Callate Mark, Centavrvs, Buscabulla, and Maria y Jose.

On Thursday July 9th, the second edition of the LAMC’s indie showcase will kick off at the Highline Ballroom featuring Mr. Pauer, Alvaro Diaz, Pedrina y Rio, Gepe, Ceci Bastida, andTorreblanca.

Also on the 9th, the LAMC will present a performance by Spanish indie rockers Triangulo de Amor Bizarro and artists from the Pirotecnia label.

On Friday, July 10th we return to Celebrate Brooklyn at Prospect Park for a free show featuring Kinky, Los Autenticos Decadentes, and Astro.

The LAMC will close on Saturday July 11th with another free show at Summerstage, featuring Vicentico, Ximena Sariñana, No Te Va Gustar and DJ Sets by artists from thePirotecnia Label.

Registration is currently discounted to $199 at, but only until June 28th.  Walk-up registration will be $299.


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