We have incorporated several new steps with the purpose of continue providing the Latin Recording Academy with a dynamic flavor that follows the movements and trends of music.
To start with, the Latin Recording Academy has announced that Miguel Bosé will be honored this year as the 2013 Latin Recording Academy’s Person of the Year honoree. The ceremony will take place on November 20, 2013 at The Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, and more details will be shared as soon as they take shape.
Miguel Bosé is one of the most respected performers in modern times and during his more than 37 years he has always brought fresh ideas to the music scene. He is one of those artists that has the capacity to bring together several generations of fans at the same time. His impact –as well-travels beyond his native country, Spain and impacts Argentina as well as Mexico; or Chile and Colombia. He safely travels through his voice and talent wherever he wants to go…dream and sing.
From an Awards point of view, we initiated a new way to enter sound recordings. Our online process has been extremely successful (we found very few problems, mostly with members who do not like to follow instructions…like me). After our initial evaluation, we may deduct that this has been the country (in the story of The Latin Recording Academy) with the highest number of entries ever recorded. This will give the Staff, Committees and voting Members a lot to digest but it’s always positive to have excess as the problem rather than scarce product.
Now we hope to find excellence and quality in most of the product to be able to provide each and every entry with opportunities and chances of success.
As part of our expansion program, The Latin Recording Academy retained the services of a new Digital Strategy Manager, who will be working along with the staff in keeping our website, social networks and digital policies up to speed as our members demand. Make sure you interact with each and every one of our platforms and we ask you to send feedback, suggestions and questions to our attention to making sure we keep in the edge of the technological race.
Our initial intention is not only to establish The Latin Recording Academy’s website and social networks as a resourceful place to go to; but also as a meeting point among members, the media and anyone interested in the world of Latin music. We all are part of this effort!
In addition to our Award Process (that entails a hard work of Screening and Nomination Committees), our office is planning more Latin GRAMMY in the School initiatives, Acoustic Concerts, Street Parties, International Initiatives and the never ending planning of our main events (Special Awards, Person of the Year, Pre-Telecast Ceremony, Latin GRAMMY Street Parties and Official Latin GRAMMY After Party).
Each one of the mentioned events serves a different purpose and provides the members, music makers and nominees with opportunities to promote their talent, creativity and messages. It is important to remind all our members that our Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards Ceremony constitutes a great opportunity to conduct network activities; so necessary and useful for everyone who faces the current challenges that are part of the music industry world.
In a few more weeks, we will provide many more details that refer to all of our events; including the names of our Special Award Honorees (Lifetime Achievement Awards and Trustees Awards).Gabriel Abaroa
The Latin Recording Academy