THE 9TH ANNUAL LATIN MIXX CONFERENCE AND DJ CHOICE AWARDS RETURNS TO NEW YORK CITY JULY 10TH.Â LEGENDARY MUSICIAN JOHNNY VENTURA TO BE HONORED WITH LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
Two-day event features an all-star line up of hit-makers, influencers, industry panels and celebrities at Stage 48
The Latin Mixx Conference & DJ Choice Awards (http://www.latinmixx.com), the nationâ€™s premiere Latin DJ forum-returns to Manhattanâ€™s Stage 48 for itâ€™s 9th edition on Thursday, July 10th at 6 P.M. The event, the only of itâ€™s kind, celebrates the contributions of todayâ€™s must influential Hispanic entertainers, honoring a collective of DJs from coast-to-coast, across fifteen award categories. The show spotlights key musical genres, including pop, tropical, hip-hop, electronic dance music (EDM) and more. This year, hundreds of innovators, entrepreneurs and artists are expected to once again participate in the two-day experience, which kicks off with a night of networking during a VIP mixer, DJ showcase and panel discussion on July 9th, followed by the red carpet award presentation the following day.
Legendary Dominican merengue composer and singer Johnny Ventura will be the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. â€œHis music has impacted the tropical music genre for decades and DJs everywhere consistently electrify their audiences on radio and on the dance floor by playing his classicsâ€, said Dominican-American entrepreneur and event founder, Kevin â€œPillsâ€ Montano, who created the program in 2006. The title is awarded annually to talents who exhibit exemplary contributions to the Latin music industry and to the DJ set. The 2013 honorees included LMX Icon Award recipient, RubÃ©n Blades and LMX Trailblazer Award honoree Fat Joe.
â€œLatino DJs have been moving the needle on global pop-culture through our watermarks in not just Latin music, but with all categories of American song. Latin Mixx prides itself in creating a platform to honor and empower our DJ collective with a place to connect, create and celebrate their contributions to culture, community and entertainmentâ€, added Montano.
The LMX DJ Choice Award nominees are nominated and voted on by their DJ peers and fans. The highly-coveted celebration culminates with a red-carpet award show where winners are honored, and an afterparty where fans and industry have a chance to celebrate the nightsâ€™ successes with winners and honorees.
The primary focus of LMX, which boasts over 3,500 Hispanic DJs on their roster, is to provide key insights to DJs in the areas of business, promotion, music trends and advancements in technology, among other areas, which broaden their abilities and effectiveness as artists.
On the cusp of a celebrating a decade in the â€œMixxâ€, LMX, continues to invigorate audiences nationwide with lead-up events in Chicago, San Antonio, Houston, Los Angeles and itâ€™s home city, New York City, delivering inimitable networking events, educational panels, workshops, artist exhibitions, fashion shows and award presentations.
FORD will extend its cultivated alliance with LMX with their Voces de SYNC, a platform that reveres emerging Latino talents through showcases and DJ exposure. Additional sponsors and partners of the 9th Annual Latin Mixx DJ Choice Awards include Universal Music Latin, BMI, Loop Labs, Music Choice, La Mega 97.9FM New York, Monster Headphones and the Liga de JustiÃ§a.
ABOUT LATIN MIXX
The Latin Mixx Conference and DJ Choice Awards platform is a national celebration of culture, community and Latinos in entertainment. It is exclusively coined as the premier DJ conference, creating a unique and effective forum that unifies the innovators within the space, including DJs, fashion designers, entrepreneurs and artists