Where are the women in the music industry?
One thing that makes Fonsi different from many male music performers, Ender thinks, is that he loves getting women’s input when he collaborates with them. Women, it concluded, are definitely missing in the entire music industry: Only 21.6% are artists, 12.6% are songwriters and 2.6% are producers. “There is a sizable gender gap in the entertainment industry, which is even more pronounced for Latinas,” said Iveliesse Malave, senior vice president for communications at the Latin Recording Academy. “It demonstrated that women in the music industry are severely underrepresented.”The study concluded that women in the music business still face discrimination, low earnings and under-recognition regardless of their racial or ethnic identity. For three years in a row, the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) in New York City has included a panel on “Wonder Women of Latin Music” that’s meant to empower, mentor and provide a powerful networking platform for women.mlive.com
Tributes, performances galore at 'Premio Lo Nuestro' awards
Edwin Cazares, left, of Grupo Firme, and Chesca perform at Premio Lo Nuestro at American Airlines Arena on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021, in Miami. (AP Photo/Jim Rassol)MIAMI – Bad Bunny topped Univision's “Premio Lo Nuestro” awards with seven wins on a night that included a tribute to late Mexican singer-composer Armando Mazanero and performances by some of the biggest names in Latin music. Among the winners at Thursday's show were pop singer Camilo and the Mexican band Grupo Firme, which took home five awards apiece. Bad Bunny’s awards included the night’s top honor, artist of the year, as well as album of the year and best urban artist of the year. A total of 147 artists were nominated in 34 categories honoring various musical styles, including pop, urban, tropical and regional Mexican.
New this week: Foo Fighters, 'Malcolm & Marie' and Snoopy
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. Directed by Goro Miyazaki (Hayao Miyazaki’s son), “Earwig” follows a 10-year-old orphan girl who gets some unconventional adoptive parents. — AP Film Writer Lindsey BahrMUSIC— Foo Fighters’ 10th album was originally supposed to be released last year but was one of many projects delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Fela’s son and grandson, Femi Kuti and Made Kuti, will release a double album called “Legacy +” on Friday. Ad— “Peanuts” puppy Snoopy gets top billing in “The Snoopy Show,” an Apple TV+ animated series debuting Friday on the streaming service.
The catchiest (or most annoying?) song is now YouTube’s most viewed video ever
There’s a new number one on YouTube. One of the catchiest, or some would say annoying, children’s songs ever created is now the most viewed video on the online video-sharing platform. “Baby Shark” doo doo doo doo doo doo, now has 7.05 billion views and counting. It has passed “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee which has 7.04 billion. The song was originally uploaded to YouTube on June 17, 2016.mlive.com
Bad Bunny, Daddy Yankee top Billboard Latin Music Awards
Bad Bunny, left, accepts the award for social artist of the year at the Billboard Latin Music Awards on April 25, 2019, in Las Vegas and Daddy Yankee accepts the award for favorite male artist at the Latin American Music Awards at the Dolby Theatre on Oct. 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. Bad Bunny and Daddy Yankee triumphed at the Billboard Latin Music Awards Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, claiming seven trophies apiece at the pandemic-delayed show. (AP Photo)SUNRISE, Fla. – Bad Bunny and Daddy Yankee triumphed at the Billboard Latin Music Awards Wednesday, claiming seven trophies apiece at the pandemic-delayed show. Daddy Yankee won six of his awards for his hit “Con Calma,” which featured the 1990s artist Snow. His honors included the hot Latin song aware, and song of the year honors for streaming and airplay and digital platforms.
Trump fuels spread of altered Biden video, tweeting it twice
In the altered video, N.W.A.’s “F—- Tha Police” plays. A Twitter spokesperson told The Associated Press that the manipulated media tag was added to the tweet based on the platform's policy on synthetic and manipulated media. The United Spot shared the altered video of Biden with the caption, “Joe Biden has just ONE thing to say and it ain’t good. The official account for the Trump campaign, Team Trump, shared an altered version of the video with audio saying, “I've loved kids jumping on my lap." In June, Twitter applied the label to an altered video shared by Trump that showed a white toddler running toward a Black toddler.