LAMC Welcomes Panelists From Verizon,
Spotify,Â Live Nation, NBC Universo,Â Sony Latin,
Pandora, Chrysler, Kickstarter and More
Featuring Special Q&A With Vicentico (LFC),
Chris Frantz and Â 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
â€œThis expertly assembled conference â€” a series of panels, concerts
and exhibitions designed to highlight emerging Latin artists working
outside the mainstream â€” always elicits unforgettable performances.â€
– NEW YORK TIMES
â€œThe Latin Alternative Music Conference… personifies the energy
and diversity within the contemporary Latin music community.â€
– WALL STREET JOURNAL
Thursday July 9th @ 11am – 12:15pm
Searching for Value in Free Music
Thursday, July 9th @ 12.30 pm – 1:00pm
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 @ 10.30am – 12:00pmÂ
The 20th Anniversary of Los Fabulosos Cadillacs’Â Album ‘Rey Azucar’
Hosted by Raul Campos of KCRW
Friday, July 10th @ 1pm – 2:15pmÂ
How Real-Time Data Is Changing the Latin Music Industry
Friday, July 10th @ 3pm – 4:30pmÂ
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 atÂ 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 Â (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, weâ€™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 Panelistsâ€™ 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 (SOBâ€™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 Cadillacsâ€™ seminal album â€œRey Azucarâ€ (which they produced).
Also on Friday, July 10th at 1pm, the LAMC will explore â€œHow Real-Time Data is Changing the Latin Music Industryâ€ 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 â€œRebooting the Indie Latin Artist in the Digital Eraâ€ 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,Â July 7th,Â 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, andSystemaÂ 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,Â 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 SariÃ±ana, No Te Va Gustar and DJ Sets by artists from thePirotecnia Label.
Registration is currently discounted to $199 atÂ www.LatinAlternative.com, but only until June 28th. Â Walk-up registration will be $299.
For more information on theÂ Latin Alternative Music Conference,
Â please visitÂ www.LatinAlternative.com