September 1, 2000 |
Organizers of the new Latin Grammy Awards said Thursday that criticism of their event by Fonovisa, the nation's largest independent Latin label, is unfair. Fonovisa's general manager, Gilberto Moreno, earlier this week said Fonovisa would not support the Sept. 13 Latin Grammys ceremony in Los Angeles because he feels the event does not adequately represent Mexican regional artists and that it favors Miami-based producer and music mogul Emilio Estefan and the Sony Music labels.
June 23, 1999 |
Living in Los Angeles, it might be easy to think that most Latinos are brown-skinned and of Mexican descent; after all, about 80% of the city's Latino population identifies as Mexican. Listening to Spanish radio in Los Angeles, it might seem that Latin music means only ranchera, banda and mariachi, or, most recently, the pop stylings of Ricky Martin and Enrique Iglesias.
June 21, 1999 |
If a huge meteor were to plummet onto Miami Beach today, the Americas would instantly become a much quieter, sadder place. That's because thousands of the most influential people in the music business from North America, Central America and South America have descended upon this trendy town for a week of networking, performing, partying and general hustling known as MIDEM Americas.