Awards honor best use of music in marketing & advertising. Billboard, in association with the CLIOs, has officially opened the call for entries to the 2015 Latin Music & Marketing Awards. The awards honor the use of music in marketing and advertising campaigns in nine categories and will be judged by a panel of senior …

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Wal-Mart plans to increase hourly pay to all of its U.S. workers to at least $9 per hour by this April. By next year they will raise their minimum wage to $10 per hour. Wall Street Journal reports the increased rate of pay will beat the federal minimum wage by 24 percent and dig into …

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A court in December banned Uber Technologies from providing ride share services in Spain, so the company has reemerged as a service to deliver prepared meals, reports the Wall Street Journal. Uber announced Thursday that it opened a food delivery service in Barcelona, which is similar to the one it operates in California. Prepared meals …

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U.S. Latinos were found to have mixed views on the Cuban embargo, but the difference in opinion could depend on an individual’s income. Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Business and Economics Polling Initiative (BEPI) polled Latinos about lifting the embargo. Polling results found Latinos with high incomes were most likely to support lifting the U.S. embargo …

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Colombia’s capital Bogota aspires to become the main business center of music in Latin America. The initiative, presented by the city’s chamber of commerce, seeks to promote a cluster of music platforms for artists, entrepreneurs, composers and groups, among others, to “communicate and collaborate.” The plan is to “host musical events and export the talent …

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The “Sex and Love” album has proved that Enrique Iglesias needs to give his English songs a rest. All of the English-language singles he’s released from his tenth studio album have tanked on the Hot 100. What happened? He’s just lost his ‘spark’ and ‘originality’ when it comes to his party-ready English songs. 2010 is …

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The group, of course, was One Direction, and they’ve since achieved global stardom and reigned supreme in this modern age of boy-bandery. But now, it looks like Cowell might be trying to give the British babes some competition. Cowell’s Syco Entertainment is partnering with Univision for a brand-new reality competition show called “La Banda” (The …

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International music superstar, Ricky Martin, has been named executive producer and the first judge to be revealed for Univision Network’s highly anticipated music-based reality entertainment competition “La Banda,” set to premiere in September 2015. Ricky Martin, together with the entire “La Banda” team, will focus on finding the ultimate Latino boyband through the largest talent …

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Miami.- Dominican crooner Romeo Santos won six Premio Lo Nuestro awards Thursday night, one of them for collaborating with the song “Loco ” (crazy) and the night’s top winner together with Enrique Iglesias, AP reports. “I thank God, you, and this guy who confided in me,” said Santos to receive the best tropical song award …

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MIAMI (WSVN) — A longtime Miami service group unveiled three announcements Thursday as they counted down to Carnaval 2015. The Kiwanis Club of Little Havana has been active in South Florida for 40 years. For 38 of those years, they have hosted Carnaval Miami. Kiwanis Club of Little Havana president Tony Lorenzo said the event …

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What do you get when you combine fiercely talented Latinos, award-winning multi-instrumentalists, artists, and a Peruvian-American musical arranger who loves salsa and Michael Jackson? The first-ever Latin album salute to the King of Pop called “Unity: The Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson,” which is the brainchild of producer/multi-instrumentalist/arranger Tony Succar. Succar, a young Peruvian-American percussionist …

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Awards to Air Live April 30 on Telemundo Following groundbreaking years that saw them set records in multiple arenas,Romeo Santos and Enrique Iglesias lead the list of finalists for the 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards, presented by State Farm. Santos, who made history last year when he played back to back shows at Yankee Stadium, …

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Check out February tour dates for Smiley Miami! For bookings please email eddiehd@lamezcla.com or text/call 305-928-8122!

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Instagram is more popular for Latinos and African-Americans than it is for whites, according to Pew Research. According to USA Today, a survey on Latino, African-American and white adults found that eight out of 10 Internet-connected adults in those ethnic groups use at least one of the five main social networks: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest …

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Latin America is in bad shape when it comes to the world’s most murderous cities. According to a recent report, Latin American cities claim 43 of 50 top spots for the highest homicide rates in 2014. The world’s most dangerous cities were chosen based on the number of murders per capita, but the high number …

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