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Latin Women Take The Reins: Insights From the Latin Alternative Music Conference

Expect a sea change in the Latin music business as women both on and offstage assume leadership roles and fight back against an industry that is legendary for sexism. At the Latin Alternative Music Conference in New York City on July 12, a panel of female leaders in publishing, promotion, management and booking, moderated by Criteria Entertainment’s […]

Dave Matthews Band violinist Boyd Tinsley accused of sexual misconduct: Report

What started as a chance encounter at a San Francisco café and later morphed into a long-term professional relationship has become the latest story in the #MeToo movement. Following online musings and private legal action, a former colleague of Dave Matthews Band violinist Boyd Tinsley has made public accusations of sexual assault, harassment, and long-term grooming. James […]

How Daptone Records Is Betting On Mambo For Its Own Latin Crossover

Daptone Records, a Brooklyn-based label critical in revitalizing soul and funk — it released seven albums from Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, whose bandmembers also backed Amy Winehouse on Back to Black — is answering the post-“Despacito” Latin-music craze with its own, first-ever Latin release, a typically left-of-mainstream pick: a mambo album from big band Orquesta Akokán. True to its name — Orquesta Akokán translates […]