February 16, 2012
By Leila Cobo (@leilacobo), Miami
Billboard will host a Q&A with superstar Pitbull as part of the 23rd annual Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards, presented by State Farm and taking place April 23-26 at the JW Marriott Marquis in Miami. The intimate, in-depth conversation will take place April 25 as part of the renowned schedule of events that make up the Billboard Latin Music Conference.
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Pitbull, real name Armando Perez, an entrepreneur who has become one of the most relevant figures on Billboard’s charts in the last year, epitomizes the spirit of this year’s conference, whose motto is “Your Music, Your Deal, Your Way.” Pitbull will talk about both his artistic process and his multiple business ventures and branding alliances at a time when new business has grown to be essential for artistic success.
The Billboard Latin Music Conference unites today’s top Latin music artists and key Latin music industry influencers for informative panel discussions, live music showcases, networking opportunities, The Billboard Latin Music Marketing Awards, The Billboard Bash – a pre-Billboard Latin Music Awards party featuring performances by some of this year’s finalists. Billboard’s Latin week culminates with The Billboard Latin Music Awards, presented by State Farm – the longest running and most prestigious awards show in the Latin music industry. The show, produced and broadcast live by Telemundo, honors the biggest stars based on the Latin Billboard charts, and features performances by top artists across all genres of Latin music.
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The conference also features “The Marketing Exchange,” a block of programming dedicated to the ins and outs of branding, sponsorships and partnerships, sponsored by Telemundo and mun2. Panels include Reaching the New Latino – How brands and agencies are targeting the “New” US Born Latino via music and music branded events, and Targeting Music – Winning strategies from music mogul Emilio Estefan and Target VP of Entertainment John Butcher.
The Superstar Q&A with PITBULL at the Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards, presented by State Farm, is taking place April 23-26, 2012 at the JW Marriott Marquis, Miami. Registration is open now. Register by March 9th for the Early Bird Rate and save $175. Visit www.BillboardLatinConference.com for details.
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