Miami Beach will be buzzing with excitement when the 28th edition of the Billboard Latin Music Conference kicks off at the Ritz-Carlton Miami Beach April 24-26.
The oldest and most exclusive conference dedicated solely to Latin music returns for three-days of jam-packed musical panels, superstar Q&A sessions, workshops and an array of musical showcases featuring top Latin music industry artists and influencers.
TUESDAY, APRIL 25
8:00AM-5:00PM REGISTRATIONS & EXHIBIT TABLES
9:00AM-9:15AM WELCOME ADDRESS, STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 2017
9:15AM-9:45AM THE INDUSTRY KEYNOTE MASTERCLASS
From streams to multi-right deals: The new paradigm for songwriters, publishers and songs.
10:00AM-10:45AM POP+ URBAN=THE PERFECT MARRIAGE
The Billboard charts are currently dominated by urban/reggaeton/pop fusions. These artists are leading the fray
11:00AM-11:45AM LATIN MUSIC STREAMING EXPLOSION
The explosion of Latin music streaming in services around the world has tipped the balance for the genre. How can artists best use various platforms for discovery and promotion?
11:45AM-12:30PM SHOW ME THE MONEY!
You hit the 1 million streaming mark; now what? Our panel of legal and business experts breaks down how money is divided in the new digital age. Brace yourself.
2:00PM-5:00PM THE MARKETING EXCHANGE
2:00PM-2:45PM THE LIFE OF JENNI RIVERA
How the family and network worked together to create an authentic look into her life.
2:45PM-3:00PM ITALIAN TRADE AGENCY PERFORMANCE BY ANNALISA
3:00PM-3:45PM ME, ME, ME
Why Latin Acts Are a Hot Commodity for Memoirs and Biopics
4:00PM-4:30PM SOCIALIZING MALUMA
How the Colombian star works his social media
4:45PM-5:45PM MARKETING PANEL/ CASE STUDY
How three top brands successfully married their message to music and artist.
6:00PM-7:00PM COCKTAIL HAPPY HOUR
7:00PM-9:00PM ASCAP SHOWCASE
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26
8:30AM-5:30PM REGISTRATION & EXHIBIT TABLES
9:15AM-9:30AM OPENING REMARKS
9:30AM-10:15AM POWER PLAYERS
Latin music’s top movers and shakers pow wow on new talent, the age of 360 deals, the role of management, the role of the record label and more in this rapid fire question session.
10:15AM-10:45AM SUPERSTAR Q&A WITH MIGUEL BOSÉ
11:00AM-11:45AM ICONIC SINGER/SONGWRITER Q&A
12:00PM-1:00PM THE LATIN TRAP SESSION
1:00PM-1:15PM AVIONICA SPECIAL PERFORMANCE
2:30PM-3:15PM THE BILLBOARD SUPERSTAR MANO A MANO: J BALVIN AND NICKY JAM
The two superstars and friends on the state of Latin music, social responsibility and global domination through Latin music.
3:15PM-4:00PM I WANT TO BE NUMBER 1!
What does it take for a song to become a radio hit? Lyrics? Hook? Chorus? Production? It all starts with the programmers, who greenlight what makes it to their airwaves. In a unique, only at Billboard panel, the nation’s leading programmers analyze your songs, live.
4:15PM-5:00PM SONGWRITERS, THE NEW GENERATION
Top composers on the inspiration behind their songs.
5:00PM-5:45PM LATINX ACTIVISIM
Giving voice to a new social rising
6:15PM-8:15PM LOS 4 PERFORMANCE PRESENTED BY EVENTIME AND JUST DIZLE
Ritz Carlton Ballroom
THURSDAY, APRIL 27
10AM-1PM LAST CHANCE FOR TICKET PICK-UP
7:00PM-11PM THE BILLBOARD LATIN MUSIC AWARDS 2017