Billboard’s first-ever virtual Latin Music Week kicks off today (Oct. 20) with can’t-miss panels, Q&As and showcases scheduled throughout the day.
The first day starts off with Anuel AA and Jamie Foxx taking center stage for the Music, Cars and Movies panel moderated by Billboard’s hip-hop editor Carl Lamarre. From there, we’ll go to The Latin Producer: The New Stars panel, moderated by Jessica Roiz, Latin’s assistant-editor, featuring Bizaarap, Eduardo Cabra and Juan Pablo Vega.
Three other panels are scheduled for Oct. 20 along with Nicky Jam’s Superstar Q&A and two showcases. The New Sounds of Spain, presented by Mr. and Mrs. Entertainment, will kick off featuring Victor Pérez, Leyvan and Ely Rosex.
Colombian singer-songwriter Camilo will wrap up the day with a special performance where he’ll sing “Favorito” and “Vida de Rico.”
Here’s what’s on the schedule for today, Oct. 20:
Music, Cars and Movies: Anuel AA and Jamie Foxx on Latin music’s Hollywood bid
Carl Lamarre, hip-hop editor, Billboard (moderator)
The Latin Producer: The New Stars
Bizzarap, Juan Pablo Vega and Eduardo Cabra on their dual careers as producers and recording artists
Jessica Roiz, Assistant-Editor Latin, Billboard (moderator)
Bizarrap, music producer
Juan Pablo Vega, music producer
Cabra, music producer
Breaking Through: Latin Music Goes Mainstream
As weekly audio streams for Latin hit 1 billion streams, it is more important than ever to tune in to the Latin Music Listener. Join us as we unpack trends in Latin music including: drivers of Latin music consumption, who is the Latin Listener and how to reach them.
Vita Molis, Director, Global Research & Insights MRC Data/Nielsen Music
Dealmakers and Starmakers
Managers and entrepreneurs Rebeca León (Rosalía, Lunay), Noah Assad (Bad Bunny, Rimas Entertainment) and Polo Molina (Gerardo Ortiz, Black Eyed Peas) on launching their own companies, identifying talent and creating new business models.
Leila Cobo (moderator)
Noah Assad, Co-founder CEO, Rimas Entertainment
Polo Molina, Artist Manager, Grassroots Music
Rebeca León, Founder and CEO, Lionfish Entertainment
Anatomy of a Tour
How do you plan and manage a concert tour for both growing and established artists?
Leila Cobo, VP/Latin Industry Lead, Billboard (moderator)Rodrigo Nieto-Galvis, VP & team leader, Miami Entertainment Banking, CN Bank Fabio Acosta, Founder of Vibras Lab and Manager of Balvin, Cazzu and Manuel Medrano, among others
Ivan Alarcon, Manager, Vibras Lab
Richard Lom, Agent, WME
The Superstar Q&A
Sony ATV Iconic Songwriter Q&A Chart topping songwriter Nicky Jam sits down for an intimate one-on-one conversation with Leila Cobo about maturing in the public eye, the future of reggaeton, and the power of vulnerability in songwriting.
Leila Cobo, VP, Latin Industry Lead, Billboard (moderator)
The New Sounds of Spain featuring Victor Pérez, Leyvan and Ely Roset Victor Pérez performs Ponte Bonita, Leyvan performs Denbrow and Ely Roset performs Mientene Lento in this showcase, presented by Mr. and Mrs. Entertainment.
Billboard Latin Music Week Presents: Camilo
Camilo performs “Favorito” and “Vida de Rico”