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Grammy and multi-Latin Grammy winner singer/songwriter/composer, Carlos Vives to be honored with the Latinovator Award at Hispanicize 2014 luncheon on Thursday, April 3rd. In addition, Vives’ will be making major announcements at an exclusive press conference on Friday, April 4th.

The Latinovator Awards recognize Latino celebrities, business professionals and other high achievers who have become crossover successes or whose stories of achievements are remarkable or inspirational.

“Carlos Vives countless achievements in music industry make him a standout entertainer who has lasted the test of time,” said Manny Ruiz, organizer and creative director of Hispanicize 2014. “Like other Latino visionaries, Carlos embodies what a Latinovator is, a star who holds his country close to his heart. Being a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF and having so many charitable efforts alone, are admirable.”

In addition to being honored with a Latinovator Award, Carlos Vives will be collaborating with Coca-Cola in a special session on Wednesday, April 2nd, and will also hold a press conference at Hispanicize Event on Friday, April 4th, announcing the launch of his new album “Mas + Corazon Profundo,” which will be released on May 13th. Vives’ will also premier a new music video for the #1 hit single “El Mar De Sus Ojos” Feat. ChocQuibTown.

Sponsorship and Registration Information

The presenting sponsor and exclusive beauty care sponsor of the event is Procter & Gamble. As of today, other announced sponsors include: 3M, Toyota, Google, McDonald’s, Sherwin-Williams, Crest, Home Depot, Coffee-mate, Burson-Marsteller, Transitions, Fox News Latino, NASDAQ’s GlobeNewswire, Vme TV, Florida Blue, The Zocalo Group, Visit Philadelphia, The Axis Agency, Sensis Agency, Hispanicize Wire, Textter, Balsera Communications, El Sol Newspaper, Latinum Network, BodenPR and many more consumer products, food, fashion and lifestyle, toy and travel brands who will shortly be disclosed. Media partners include Being Latino, NPR’S Latino USA, Latin Heat, Media Moves, PRODU, OVN Latino and iBlog Magazine.

Sponsorship information is available by contacting sponsorship@hispanicizeevent.com or calling 203.364.4779. To reserve a hotel room visit:

http://www.ihg.com/intercontinental/hotels/gb/en/miami/miaha/hoteldetail?qAdlt=1&qChld=0&qRms=1&qIta=99801505&qGrpCd=SKS&qPSt=0&qSmP=3&qWch=0&qSHp=1&qBrs=6c.hi.ex.rs.ic.cp.in.sb.cw.cv&qSrt=BRAND_SORT&qRpp=25&qRRSrt=rt&qFRA=1&srb_u=1&icdv=99801505

About Carlos Vives
Carlos Vives, composer, actor, and entrepreneur, was named the most important artist of 2013 in Latin America. Considered one of the biggest and most influential artists in music who has transcended boundaries for over 2 decades, with more than 20 million albums sold, a Grammy and 7 Latin Grammys, 23 nominations by the Recording Academy (American & Latin), and multiple gold and platinum albums. He became the first Colombian artist to take home a Gramophone from the Recording Academy. Carlos Vives in less than 5 months charted two singles at #1 without releasing a new album that year. In 2012 he participated as a judge on La Voz Colombia (The Voice Colombia), and his album, “Corazon Profundo” debuted at #1 in sales and has produced four consecutive #1 singles in Colombia. The songs, “Volvi a Nacer”, “Como Le Gusta a Tu Cuerpo” y “Bailar Contigo” were all #1 on Billboard, also reaching #1 in Mexico, Venezuela, Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, Peru, and Central America. He was the big winner at the 2013 Latin Grammy Awards and nominated for an American Grammy as well as Latin Billboards.

About Hispanicize 2014
Now in its fifth year, Hispanicize 2014 (http://www.HispanicizeEvent.com) (#Hispz14) is the iconic, largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in social media, journalism, advertising, PR, technology, film and music. Co-chaired by award winning journalist Maria Hinojosa of NPR’s Latino USA and Patricia Pineda, Group Vice President of the Hispanic Business Strategy Group of Toyota Motor North America, Hispanicize 2014 is expected to gather more than 1,700 of the nation’s most influential Latino professionals from the industries of blogging, journalism, technology, music, marketing, film and business over four full days. Featuring U.S. Hispanic thought leaders and celebrities, the 5th anniversary edition of Hispanicize will be taking place at the InterContinental Miami hotel with several offsite events at major cultural venues. The event is a launch pad for creative endeavors, new products, technologies, marketing campaigns, films, books and more targeting Latinos in the U.S. and/or Puerto Rico. Hispanicize 2014, a partnership of the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA), Hispanicize and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), will be held at the InterContinental Miami hotel, April 1-4, 2014 in downtown Miami.

Gain detergent and GRAMMY® award winning band La Santa Cecilia are teaming up to bring fans a joyful experience through the “Música para tu Nariz” campaign for Gain flings!, the newly launched single-use laundry pacs that are proven to be music to your nose.

“We are ecstatic to have La Santa Cecilia as our ‘partners in joy’ to bring our #musicaparatunariz program to life,” said Diana Bañuelos, P&G Brand Manager for Gain. “Through their music, the band embodies the joy and passion that we strive to bring to our consumers with our Gain flings! scent experience.”

La Santa Cecilia will be doing a special performance at Gain’s “Música Para Tu Nariz: Best Smelling Concert”, taking place Friday, April 4th at 4pm ET at Hispanicize 2014, the annual Latino trends event for bloggers, journalists, marketers and other Latino influencers. Fans can follow the band’s journey and join the conversation on Twitter through @GainLatino and @LaSantaCecilia, using the hash tag #musicaparatunariz, as well as on Instagram through @Gainlaundry.

Scent is a passion point for consumers– this is particularly true of Hispanics, for whom scent is usually at the center of their product experience. Hispanic consumers have long celebrated the joyful feeling Gain detergent gives them. However, many times they are not able to easily describe the exact feeling that the scent of Gain brings to their everyday lives.

To help articulate this feeling, Gain commissioned a study led by renowned scent expert Dr. Alan Hirsch and Innerscope Research, with Gain users to see how their feelings for Gain flings’ scent measured up to one of their favorite pastimes: listening to their favorite music. The results impressively showed that the scent of Gain flings! gives you more joy than your favorite music, and it can also make listening to your favorite music more enjoyable.

“We are very excited to be working with Gain flings! to bring this scent experience to our fans,” said Miguel Ramirez, La Santa Cecilia percussionist. “We love the joy that the aroma of Gain awakens for us, especially when we are out of tour for long periods of time. It is very comforting to open our luggage and smell the wonderful aroma of Gain, which reminds us of home,” added Ramirez.

“Something that we have in common with Gain is that we love surprising our fans with joyful experiences,” said La Santa Cecilia lead vocalist, La Marisoul. “As Gainiacs, we could definitely relate to the study results for two reasons: music has been a source of joy for us since we were little, and most importantly, we love smelling good so we can put our best face forward to our fans!”

As part of the partnership, Gain and La Santa Cecilia will be creating exclusive content for fans to promote the new Gain flings!, including turning consumer reviews and comments into song. This content will be shared on the brand’s digital platforms and @GainLatino page on Twitter.

In addition, La Santa Cecilia will be doing a special performance at Gain’s “Música Para Tu Nariz: Best Smelling Concert”, taking place Friday, April 4 at Hispanicize 2014, the annual Latino trends event for bloggers, journalists, marketers and other Latino influencers. Fans can follow the band’s journey and join the conversation on Twitter through @GainLatino and @LaSantaCecilia, using the hash tag #musicaparatunariz, as well as on Instagram through @Gainlaundry.

Gain launched new Gain flings!, the best Gain ever, earlier this year. Scientifically proven to be music to your nose, Gain flings! bring a new level of joy to the laundry room experience that is unlike any other laundry pac. Each Gain fling! is packed with the best Gain scent experience yet, plus the odor removal power of Febreze and the extra cleaning power of OxiBoost.

Visit www.ilovegain.com/flings or www.yoamogain.com/flings for more information.

About Gain®

Gain detergent is currently available at drug, grocery and mass stores. With detergents and fabric softeners, dryer sheets, dish washing liquids, scent boosters, dryer bars and more, Gain will fill every room in your home with scents that are music to your nose. For more Gain laundry fun visit yoamoagain.com, http://www.youtube.com/Gain or follow Gain Laundry on Facebook and Twitter.

About Procter & Gamble

P&G serves approximately 4.8 billion people around the world with its brands. The Company has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Ace®, Always®, Ambi Pur®, Ariel®, Bounty®, Charmin®, Crest®, Dawn®, Downy®, Duracell®, Fairy®, Febreze®, Fusion®, Gain®, Gillette®, Head & Shoulders®, Iams®, Lenor®, Mach3®, Olay®, Oral-B®, Pampers®, Pantene®, Prestobarba®, SK-II®, Tide®, Vicks®, Wella®, and Whisper®. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide. Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and in-depth information about P&G and its brands.

About La Santa Cecilia

La Santa Cecilia consists of accordionist and requintero Jose “Pepe” Carlos, bassist Alex Bendana, percussionist Miguel Ramirez, and lead vocalist La Marisoul, whose captivating voice sings about love, loss and heartbreak. Their influences range from Miles Davis to The Beatles, Led Zeppelin to Janis Joplin and Mercedes Sosa to Ramon Ayala. Their common love of music and openness to all genres led them to the concept of La Santa Cecilia in 2007 – named after the patron saint of musicians. In 2013, the band released their major label debut Treinta Dias (30 Days), which featured a captivating collaboration with fan Elvis Costello on “Losing Game.” Now, just after their GRAMMY® win for Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album, the band presents their new album Someday New. The album features seven new tracks, which include a heartfelt Spanglish rendition of The Beatles iconic “Strawberry Fields Forever”, plus their new unforgettable Mexican classic “Como Dios Manda”; as well as a fresh new radio-edit of their single “Monedita” and the full version of their moving, and militant “ICE – El Hielo.”

About Hispanicize 2014

Now in its fifth year, Hispanicize 2014 (http://www.HispanicizeEvent.com) (#Hispz14) is the iconic, largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in social media, journalism, advertising, PR, technology, film and music. Co-chaired by award winning journalist Maria Hinojosa of NPR’s Latino USA and Patricia Pineda, Group Vice President of the Hispanic Business Strategy Group of Toyota Motor North America, Hispanicize 2014 is expected to gather more than 1,700 of the nation’s most influential Latino professionals from the industries of blogging, journalism, technology, music, marketing, film and business over four full days. Featuring U.S. Hispanic thought leaders and celebrities, the 5th anniversary edition of Hispanicize will be taking place at the InterContinental Miami hotel with several offsite events at major cultural venues. The event is a launch pad for creative endeavors, new products, technologies, marketing campaigns, films, books and more targeting Latinos in the U.S. and/or Puerto Rico. Hispanicize 2014, a partnership of the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA), Hispanicize and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), will be held at the InterContinental Miami hotel, April 1-4, 2014 in downtown Miami.

About Universal Music Group

Universal Music Group is the world’s leading music company with wholly owned operations in 60 territories. Its businesses also include Universal Music Publishing Group, the industry’s leading global music publishing operation. Universal Music Group’s record labels include A&M/Octone, Decca, Def Jam Recordings, Deutsche Grammophon, Disa, Emarcy, Fonovisa, Geffen Records, Interscope Records, Island Records, Lost Highway Records, Machete Music, MCA Nashville, Mercury Nashville, Mercury Records, Motown Records, Polydor Records, Universal Music Latino, Universal Republic and Verve Music Group as well as a multitude of record labels owned or distributed by its record company subsidiaries around the world. The Universal Music Group owns the most extensive catalogue of music in the industry, which includes the last 100 years of the world’s most popular artists and their recordings. UMG’s catalogue is marketed through two distinct divisions, Universal Music Enterprises (in the U.S.) and Universal Strategic Marketing (outside the U.S.). Universal Music Group also includes Global Digital Business, its new media and technologies division and Bravado, its merchandising company. Universal Music Group is a unit of Vivendi, a global media and communications company.

 

 

From Collaborator to Rising Star

Wednesday, April 2nd 3pm

Moderator: Amanda Taylor, MARCA, Las Gringas Blog

Speakers:

  • Fito Blanko-composer/recording artist
  • Motiff-producer, composer, musician artist
  • Robert Fernandez- ceo mr. 305 inc
  • Yvette Medina director of marketing mr 305 inc


In this session you will hear how independent label, Mr. 305 inc. approaches developing an artist. Recording artists Fito Blanko and Motiff will share the work they have done prior and during their developing stages which include composing and producing songs, collaborations with other artists, mixtapes and touring. Hear the tools needed prior to approaching a label, how they go about discovering talent, and how social media marketing plays a key role in the success of any artist. Youll also get a sneak peak of what Mr 305 inc has in store for 2014 and the exclusive look at motiff’s new video for “I’ll Be Fine.”

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Hispanicize Event today announced that Puerto Rican singer “Sie7e” will perform at the first annual Positive Impact Awards, a national program fully sponsored by 3M that recognizes outstanding Latinos who give back to their community selflessly and in big ways.

Sie7e’s musical style is a fusion of rhythms in which one can find reggae, batucada and bomba. His lyrics are accompanied by social, humor, irony and love. Many describe Sie7e’s music as happy or “Feel Good Music”.

“Sie7e’s intention is to spread positivity and the message of happiness, peace and love through his music. Our awards are about uplifting our Latino community and inspiring others to reach for their dreams by being role models in their communities, it’s a perfect match” said Hispanicize Event co-founder, Katherine Johnson.

Sie7e found great success in 2011 with “Tengo Tu Love,” the first single of his third album, “Mucha Cosa Buena,” which immediately reached the top of Billboard’s radio and sales charts. It was with this song that he achieved international fame, 30 countries in Latin America and Europe were familiar with his music.  During Hispanicize, Sie7e returns with the first single of what will be his fourth production. “So What” is the title of the new song that sounds both retro and modern.

The Positive Impact Awards red carpet will begin at 6:30pm, show time is set for 7p.m on Thursday, April 3rd.  Tickets for Hispanicize Event—an event that brings together Latino trendsetters in the fields of music, film, tech, journalism, PR and marketing, and brands—are on sale at www.HispanicizeEvent.com. Hispanicize runs from April 1-4th at the Intercontinental Hotel in downtown Miami.  In addition to Sie7e, the awards gala will include several celebrity appearances and close with a performance by a legendary Latin musician that is to be announced.

Sponsorship and Registration Information
The presenting sponsor and exclusive beauty care sponsor of the event is Procter & Gamble. As of today, other announced sponsors include: 3M, Toyota, Google, McDonald’s, Sherwin-Williams, Crest, Home Depot, Coffee-mate, Burson-Marsteller, Transitions, Fox News Latino, NASDAQ’s GlobeNewswire, Vme TV, Florida Blue, The Zocalo Group, Visit Philadelphia, The Axis Agency, Sensis Agency, Hispanicize Wire, Textter, Balsera Communications, El Sol Newspaper, Latinum Network, BodenPR and many more consumer products, food, fashion and lifestyle, toy and travel brands who will shortly be disclosed. Media partners include Being Latino, NPR’S Latino USA, Latin Heat, Media Moves, PRODU, OVN Latino and iBlog Magazine.

Sponsorship information is available by contacting sponsorship@hispanicizeevent.com or calling 203.364.4779. To reserve a hotel room visit:

http://www.ihg.com/intercontinental/hotels/gb/en/miami/miaha/hoteldetail?qAdlt=1&qChld=0&qRms=1&qIta=99801505&qGrpCd=SKS&qPSt=0&qSmP=3&qWch=0&qSHp=1&qBrs=6c.hi.ex.rs.ic.cp.in.sb.cw.cv&qSrt=BRAND_SORT&qRpp=25&qRRSrt=rt&qFRA=1&srb_u=1&icdv=99801505

About Hispanicize 2014
Now in its fifth year, Hispanicize 2014 (http://www.HispanicizeEvent.com) (#Hispz14) is the iconic, largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in social media, journalism, advertising, PR, technology, film and music.

Co-chaired by award winning journalist Maria Hinojosa of NPR’s Latino USA and Patricia Pineda, Group Vice President of the Hispanic Business Strategy Group of Toyota Motor North America, Hispanicize 2014 is expected to gather more than 1,700 of the nation’s most influential Latino professionals from the industries of blogging, journalism, technology, music, marketing, film and business over four full days. Featuring U.S. Hispanic thought leaders and celebrities, the 5th anniversary edition of Hispanicize will be taking place at the InterContinental Miami hotel with several offsite events at major cultural venues.

The event is a launch pad for creative endeavors, new products, technologies, marketing campaigns, films, books and more targeting Latinos in the U.S. and/or Puerto Rico.

Hispanicize 2014, a partnership of the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA), Hispanicize and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), will be held at the InterContinental Miami hotel, April 1-4, 2014 in downtown Miami.

The Quiet Riot and Ozzy Osbourne bassist to share insights on his musical journey from  playing local gigs in Miami to touring and recording with legendary rock bands.

Hispanicize today announced the first artist of the “Exclusive Artist Q&A “ series, which is to become a staple during the annual Latino trends event.  Rockstar bassist Rudy Sarzo will debut the first Q&A on Tuesday, April 1st at 3pm ET at Intercontinental Hotel, Miami, FL. Te Para Tres host, Pili Montilla, and Musician Interviews host/guitarist Anu Gunn, will lead the conversation. The intimate session will explore Sarzo’s mark in the history of rock, his contributions in the English-speaking music industry, as well his role in the Latin music industry for over 20 years.

As a member of Ozzy Osbourne’s band Sarzo has toured the world. As a member of Quiet Riot, Rudy recorded the multi-platinum albums “Metal Health”, the first Heavy Metal debut to reach #1 on the Billboard charts, and as a member of Whitesnake, Rudy recorded the multi-platinum album “Slip of the Tongue”. Rudy Sarzo’s recordings with all of these artists combined has sold over 30 million copies.

Rudy is also the author of the book “Off The Rails: Aboard the Crazy Train in the Blizzard of Ozz,” an insight into the late great guitar virtuoso Randy Rhoads’ life. Today, Rudy Sarzo is touring the world participating in various projects, including Queensrÿche, Animetal USA and Rock n’ Roll Fantasy Camp.

To RSVP for this EXCLUSIVE ARTIST Q&A please visit http://bit.ly/1nopgy6

For tickets to 4-day conference please visit www.HispanicizeEvent.co Or contact info@hispanicizeevent.com

Sponsorship and Registration Information
The presenting sponsor and exclusive beauty care sponsor of the event is Procter & Gamble. As of today, other announced sponsors include: 3M, Toyota, Google, McDonald’s, Sherwin-Williams, Crest, Home Depot, Coffee-mate, Burson-Marsteller, Transitions, Fox News Latino, NASDAQ’s GlobeNewswire, Vme TV, Florida Blue, The Zocalo Group, Visit Philadelphia, The Axis Agency, Sensis Agency, Hispanicize Wire, Textter, Balsera Communications, El Sol Newspaper, Latinum Network, BodenPR and many more consumer products, food, fashion and lifestyle, toy and travel brands who will shortly be disclosed. Media partners include Being Latino, NPR’S Latino USA, Latin Heat, Media Moves, PRODU, OVN Latino and iBlog Magazine.

Sponsorship information is available by contacting sponsorship@hispanicizeevent.com or calling 203.364.4779. To reserve a hotel room visit:

http://www.ihg.com/intercontinental/hotels/gb/en/miami/miaha/hoteldetail?qAdlt=1&qChld=0&qRms=1&qIta=99801505&qGrpCd=SKS&qPSt=0&qSmP=3&qWch=0&qSHp=1&qBrs=6c.hi.ex.rs.ic.cp.in.sb.cw.cv&qSrt=BRAND_SORT&qRpp=25&qRRSrt=rt&qFRA=1&srb_u=1&icdv=99801505

About Hispanicize 2014
Now in its fifth year, Hispanicize 2014 (http://www.HispanicizeEvent.com) (#Hispz14) is the iconic, largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in social media, journalism, advertising, PR, technology, film and music.

Co-chaired by award winning journalist Maria Hinojosa of NPR’s Latino USA and Patricia Pineda, Group Vice President of the Hispanic Business Strategy Group of Toyota Motor North America, Hispanicize 2014 is expected to gather more than 1,700 of the nation’s most influential Latino professionals from the industries of blogging, journalism, technology, music, marketing, film and business over four full days. Featuring U.S. Hispanic thought leaders and celebrities, the 5th anniversary edition of Hispanicize will be taking place at the InterContinental Miami hotel with several offsite events at major cultural venues.

The event is a launch pad for creative endeavors, new products, technologies, marketing campaigns, films, books and more targeting Latinos in the U.S. and/or Puerto Rico.

Hispanicize 2014, a partnership of the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA), Hispanicize and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), will be held at the InterContinental Miami hotel, April 1-4, 2014 in downtown Miami.

Hispanicize 2014 today announced the line-up of “The Artists on The Rise” stage, a special concert stage that starting this year will become a new tradition of the annual Latino trends event, April 1-4 in Miami.

The “Artists on the Rise” stage is an exclusive, high profile platform in the event’s largest exhibition space that every day will enable artists of all genres to showcase their talent in front of marketers, bloggers, journalists, record labels, radio executives and other top Latino influencers.

The “Artists on the Rise” stage will activate every day at 4 p.m. as part of a special “Musical Happy Hour” that will refresh attendees with a nice break of fun and music after a long day of sessions and presentations.

“This stage is part of a larger effort by Hispanicize to showcase the talents of indie music artists before a strategic gathering of Latino media and influencers that is unparalleled in the United States,” said Katherine Johnson, co-director of the music showcase of Hispanicize 2014. “Through this special stage and many other components of our music program, Hispanicize this year will make deeper and deeper inroads into the music scene.”

In addition to the indie artist performances, Hispanicize 2014 has partnered with Tr3s to conduct exclusive artist interviews, which will be broadcasted on Tr3s’ Top 20 shows on Saturday, April 12 from 12pm-2pm ET.

The fifth annual Hispanicize event will have a strong focus on helping attendees discover new music and bringing new fans to indie artists. Event organizers feel there’s a huge gap between Latin top 20 artists and indie-music artists, and this gap needs to be merged.

“We’ve heard you loud and clear and we’re paying attention! You want more music and we’re on target to give you just that this year. Music is the universal connector and here at Hispanicize I’m excited to be collaborating with the thinkers and the innovators who aren’t afraid to push the limits. We provide a platform for all forms of Latino music to be heard, felt and seen” said Hispanicize Music Director Vanessa James.

Artist on the Rise Schedule

Tuesday, April 1

“Indie Rock Day”
Magazine Society
Delpaxton

Wednesday April 2

“Crossover Pop & Bachata Day”
El Chevo
Renzo

Thursday April 3

“Singer Songwriter Day”
Periko y Jessi Leon
Rigu

Friday April 4

“Urban Funk & Regional/Mexican Cumbia Day”
Los Rakas

Sponsorship and Registration Information
As of today, announced sponsors include presenting sponsor Procter & Gamble, 3M, Toyota, Google, McDonald’s, Sherwin-Williams, Crest, Burson-Marsteller, Transitions, Fox News Latino, NASDAQ’s GlobeNewswire, Vme TV, Florida Blue, The Axis Agency, Sensis Agency, Textter, Balsera Communications, El Sol Newspaper, Latinum Network, BodenPR, Visit Philadelphia, Colectiva Latina and more consumer products, food, fashion and lifestyle, toy and travel brands who will shortly be disclosed. Media partners include Being Latino, NPR’S Latino USA, Latin Heat, Media Moves, PRODU and OVN Latino.

Sponsorship information is available by contacting sponsorship@hispanicizeevent.com or via phone at (203) 364-4779.

About Hispanicize 2014
Now in its fifth year, Hispanicize 2014 (http://www.HispanicizeEvent.com) (#Hispz14) is the iconic, largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in social media, journalism, advertising, PR, technology, film and music.

Co-chaired by award winning journalist Maria Hinojosa of NPR’s Latino USA and Patricia Pineda, Group Vice President of the Hispanic Business Strategy Group of Toyota Motor North America, Hispanicize 2014 is expected to gather more than 1,700 of the nation’s most influential Latino professionals from the industries of blogging, journalism, technology, music, marketing, film and business over four full days. Featuring U.S. Hispanic thought leaders and celebrities, the 5th anniversary edition of Hispanicize will be taking place at the InterContinental Miami hotel with several offsite events at major cultural venues.

The event is a launch pad for creative endeavors, new products, technologies, marketing campaigns, films, books and more targeting Latinos in the U.S. and/or Puerto Rico.

Hispanicize 2014, a partnership of the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA), Hispanicize and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), will be held at the InterContinental Miami hotel, April 1-4, 2014 in downtown Miami.

 

Hispanicize 2014 (www.HispanicizeEvent.com), the nation’s largest gathering of Latino influencers in blogging, journalism, film, marketing, music and tech is now right around the corner April 1-4, 2014.  The 5th anniversary edition is expected to bring more than 1,700 attendees and for the second year will feature a Music Showcase directed by Vanessa James, owner and principal of Vanessa James Media, a multi-media personality, national Voicoever actor and content curator with over 13 years of experience in the music and media industry.national voice over actress, event producer and former radio host.

We recently sat down with Hispanicize event co-founder, Katherine Johnson and Vanessa, to learn what’s in store for Music at Hispanicize 2014.

Are there any special performances or collaborations that you can announce? 

VANESSA: Yes! We’re excited to announce our new “Music Coalition” which is a collective of strong leaders in the Hispanic music community who shine in their perspective fields. We’ve tapped each of them this year to lend their expertise and guidance to the music platform. Katherine and I are pleased to welcome Diane Baes of Secret Road Records, Loren Medina-President of Digital Girl, and Edwin Hincapie of Culture 8 Agency who will lend their knowledge, expertise and ears. With regards to special performances, let me be the first to say “Get ready for an awesome week jam packed with sabor”. A full lineup of performances and a few surprises will be revealed in the coming weeks.

KATHERINE: First off, we’re approaching music differently than we have in years past. After an overwhelming response, we understand that attendees of Hispanicize are music lovers and want more of it. We plan to give our guests just that. This year, you can expect a music sensory overload every night of the conference. We’re going to satisfy your palette by showcasing a full range of Latino artists on the rise, signed artists and A-listers. There won’t be one day that’s better than the other, so make sure that you are in Miami April 1-4th.

How will you showcase Indie-Bands this year? 

VANESSA: We are pleasantly overwhelmed with requests from bands wanting to perform at Hispanicize this year. We’ve had requests come in from all across the country and we’re excited to showcase some of the nations brightest and boldest talent in all genres of Latin Music. and also serves as a platform for artists on the verge.

KATHERINE: A great example is Universal Latino band “La Santa Cecilia” who in one year since their performance at Hispanicize, got signed to a label, locked in a national tour, and most recently won a Grammy. With that being said, look for the #Hispz14 team to turn up the heat with amazing performances each day on the main stage which will be located on the main exhibitor floor. No need to leave the scene, we’re bringing the action and the bands to you.

Why is it valuable that musicians or music industry professionals attend the event?

KATHERINE: In only 5 years as a conference, and 2 years since our Music Showcase and track launched, our value proposition in the industry has become undisputable and nationally recognized. What makes Hispanicize special is the ability for these artists to engage with their audience right there on the spot. An audience that is not only just Hispanic, as we have many cultures and ethnicities represented at our event, but also influential in their individual industries.

In what other event will you find yourself hanging out with a Grammy-winning band, an award-wining journalist, a nationally syndicated TV host, a radio programmer, a Tech blogger, a mom blogger, a brand representative, an Oscar- winning actor, a VP of an advertising agency, a publicist, a film producer and the VP of a major Studio, all in the same room?

That level of intimacy and direct connection with true decision makers is what continues to make Hispanicize special. It’s a place where you come to make true music connections.

VANESSA: In addition to the amazing talent and panels with key industry executives, Hispanicize Event provides every single-ticket holder with Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, cafecito, Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks! In those  four days you will be fed like royalty, at no additional charge to you. This is important because we want everyone to have as much networking time together as possible. Food is such an important social activity in our culture and we want everyone to experience this together and come out with lasting friendships.

 

Is there anything artists can do to get their music featured during Hispanicize and possibly perform? 

KATHERINE: Indie-artists and recently signed artists will be featured front and center this year as apart of our “Artists on the Rise” main stage which is located on the exhibitor floor. Slots are mostly filled up, as we only have 2 performances per day for this particular case. If anyone is interested in submitting an artist or band for consideration, please send your requests to music@hispanicize.com. The music coalition will listen to all submissions, but we can only respond to those who have been selected.  Please note we will not be accepting any bands/artists after February 15th.

 

 

Hispanicize 2014, the annual Latino trends event for influencers in music, media, social media, film and marketing, is partnering with Latin Mixx to be the official DJ collective partner of the event.

Led by Dominican-American entrepreneur Kevin “Pills” Montano, Latin Mixx was founded in 2006 and today is known as the nation’s premier DJ collective for Hispanic DJs with more than 3,500 in their roster and the industry’s annual DJ conference, LMX Conference & DJ Choice Awards, that takes this July in New York City.

“We’re proud to be working with Latin Mixx because they are the gold standard of Latino DJ collectives,” said Manny Ruiz, founder and organizer of the Hispanicize event. “Their talented DJs were a hit in 2013 and we know they will once again elevate our event’s musical activities in 2014.”

“We’re very honored to partner with Hispanicize because the company is passionate and supportive of the evolution of today’s Latino DJ. Hispanicize aligns the Latino DJ movement with the influential brands that continue to engage with this highly-coveted market” said Montano.

As part of the partnership, Latin Mixx will be the exclusive DJ partner for all on-site and off-site Hispanicize 2014 events that include exhibit areas, off-site concerts, official event receptions and more.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available
Sponsorship information is available by contacting sponsorship@hispanicizeevent.com or calling (203) 364-4779.

Hispanicize 2014’s social media agency partner is Burson-Marsteller.

About Hispanicize 2014
Now in its fifth year, Hispanicize 2014 (http://www.HispanicizeEvent.com) (#Hispz14) is the iconic, largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in social media, journalism, advertising, PR, film, music and innovation.

Co-chaired by award winning journalist Maria Hinojosa of NPR’s Latino USA and Pat Pineda, Group Vice President of the Hispanic Business Strategy Group of Toyota Motor North America, Hispanicize 2014 is expected to gather more than 1,700 of the nation’s most influential Latino professionals from the industries of blogging, journalism, music, marketing, film and business over four full days. Featuring U.S. Hispanic thought leaders and celebrities, the 5th anniversary edition of Hispanicize will be taking place at the InterContinental Miami hotel with several offsite events at major cultural venues.

The event is a launch pad for creative endeavors, new products, technologies, marketing campaigns, films, books and more targeting Latinos in the U.S. and/or Puerto Rico.

Hispanicize 2014, a partnership of the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA), Hispanicize and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), will be held at the InterContinental Miami hotel, April 1-4, 2014 in downtown Miami.

About Latin Mixx
The LMX Conference & DJ Choice Awards (www.latinmixx.com) franchise is a national celebration of culture, community and Latinos in entertainment. It is exclusively coined as the nation’s premier DJ forum–creating a unique and effective platform that unifies the innovators within the space, including DJs, entrepreneurs and artists. The primary focus of LMX is to educate DJs in the areas of business, promotion, music and advancements in technology, among other areas which broaden their abilities and effectiveness as an artist.

The Latin Re:Mixx Series builds momentum, awareness and excitement around the LMX franchise as a whole, leading up to the Conference & DJ Choice Awards. The Re:Mixx Series launches the nationwide celebration of the Latino DJ within national and entertainment-focused events taking place in Miami, San Antonio, Houston, Los Angeles, Chicago and Orlando.

LMX Conference is a dynamic networking event which honors and empowers Latin DJs of all genres. Featuring educational panels, workshops, artist exhibitions, fashion shows, over 100 exhibitors, as well as pre and post parties.

The LMX DJ Choice Awards celebrates those DJs who have accomplished outstanding achievements. DJs are nominated and voted on by their peers and fans. The highly-coveted celebration culminates with a red-carpet award show where winners are honored, and post-party where fans and industry have a chance to celebrate the nights’ success with winners and honorees. The LMX DJ Choice Awards presentation is peppered throughout with an A-list artist showcase.

Hispanicize 2014, the annual Latino trends event for influencers in music, media, social media, film and marketing, is partnering with Latin Mixx to be the official DJ collective partner of the event.

“We’re proud to be working with Latin Mixx because they are the gold standard of Latino DJ collectives”

Led by Dominican-American entrepreneur Kevin “Pills” Montano, Latin Mixx was founded in 2006 and today is known as the nation’s premier DJ collective for Hispanic DJs with more than 3,500 in their roster and the industry’s annual DJ conference, LMX Conference & DJ Choice Awards, that takes this July in New York City.

“We’re proud to be working with Latin Mixx because they are the gold standard of Latino DJ collectives,” said Manny Ruiz, founder and organizer of the Hispanicize event. “Their talented DJs were a hit in 2013 and we know they will once again elevate our event’s musical activities in 2014.”

“We’re very honored to partner with Hispanicize because the company is passionate and supportive of the evolution of today’s Latino DJ. Hispanicize aligns the Latino DJ movement with the influential brands that continue to engage with this highly-coveted market” said Montano.

As part of the partnership, Latin Mixx will be the exclusive DJ partner for all on-site and off-site Hispanicize 2014 events that include exhibit areas, off-site concerts, official event receptions and more.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Sponsorship information is available by contacting sponsorship@hispanicizeevent.com or calling (203) 364-4779.

Hispanicize 2014’s social media agency partner is Burson-Marsteller.

About Hispanicize 2014

Now in its fifth year, Hispanicize 2014 (http://www.HispanicizeEvent.com) (#Hispz14) is the iconic, largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in social media, journalism, advertising, PR, film, music and innovation.

Co-chaired by award winning journalist Maria Hinojosa of NPR’s Latino USA and Pat Pineda, Group Vice President of the Hispanic Business Strategy Group of Toyota Motor North America, Hispanicize 2014 is expected to gather more than 1,700 of the nation’s most influential Latino professionals from the industries of blogging, journalism, music, marketing, film and business over four full days. Featuring U.S. Hispanic thought leaders and celebrities, the 5th anniversary edition of Hispanicize will be taking place at the InterContinental Miami hotel with several offsite events at major cultural venues.

The event is a launch pad for creative endeavors, new products, technologies, marketing campaigns, films, books and more targeting Latinos in the U.S. and/or Puerto Rico.

Hispanicize 2014, a partnership of the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA), Hispanicize and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), will be held at the InterContinental Miami hotel, April 1-4, 2014 in downtown Miami.

About Latin Mixx
The LMX Conference & DJ Choice Awards (www.latinmixx.com) franchise is a national celebration of culture, community and Latinos in entertainment. It is exclusively coined as the nation’s premier DJ forum–creating a unique and effective platform that unifies the innovators within the space, including DJs, entrepreneurs and artists. The primary focus of LMX is to educate DJs in the areas of business, promotion, music and advancements in technology, among other areas which broaden their abilities and effectiveness as an artist.

The Latin Re:Mixx Series builds momentum, awareness and excitement around the LMX franchise as a whole, leading up to the Conference & DJ Choice Awards. The Re:Mixx Series launches the nationwide celebration of the Latino DJ within national and entertainment-focused events taking place in Miami, San Antonio, Houston, Los Angeles, Chicago and Orlando.

LMX Conference is a dynamic networking event which honors and empowers Latin DJs of all genres. Featuring educational panels, workshops, artist exhibitions, fashion shows, over 100 exhibitors, as well as pre and post parties.

The LMX DJ Choice Awards celebrates those DJs who have accomplished outstanding achievements. DJs are nominated and voted on by their peers and fans. The highly-coveted celebration culminates with a red-carpet award show where winners are honored, and post-party where fans and industry have a chance to celebrate the nights’ success with winners and honorees. The LMX DJ Choice Awards presentation is peppered throughout with an A-list artist showcase.