The 9th Annual Latin Mixx Conference and DJ Choice Awards to Honor Legendary Musician Johnny Ventura
Two-day event features an all-star line up of hit-makers, influencers, industry panels and celebrities at Stage 48
The Latin Mixx Conference & DJ Choice Awards (http://www.latinmixx.com), returns to Manhattan’s Stage 48 for it’s 9th edition on Thursday, July 10th at 6 P.M. The event, the only of it’s kind, celebrates the contributions of today’s must influential Hispanic entertainers, honoring a collective of DJs from coast-to-coast, across fifteen award categories. The show spotlights key musical genres, including pop, tropical, hip-hop, electronic dance music (EDM) and more. This year, hundreds of innovators, entrepreneurs and artists are expected to once again participate in the two-day experience, which kicks off with a night of networking during a VIP mixer, DJ showcase and panel discussion on July 9th, followed by the red carpet award presentation the following day.
Legendary Dominican merengue composer and singer Johnny Ventura will be the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. “His music has impacted the tropical music genre for decades and DJs everywhere consistently electrify their audiences on radio and on the dance floor by playing his classics”, said Dominican-American entrepreneur and event founder, Kevin “Pills” Montano, who created the program in 2006. The title is awarded annually to talents who exhibit exemplary contributions to the Latin music industry and to the DJ set. The 2013 honorees included LMX Icon Award recipient, Rubén Blades and LMX Trailblazer Award honoree Fat Joe.
“Latino DJs have been moving the needle on global pop-culture through our watermarks in not just Latin music, but with all categories of American song. Latin Mixx prides itself in creating a platform to honor and empower our DJ collective with a place to connect, create and celebrate their contributions to culture, community and entertainment”, added Montano.
The LMX DJ Choice Award nominees are nominated and voted on by their DJ peers and fans. The highly-coveted celebration culminates with a red-carpet award show where winners are honored, and an afterparty where fans and industry have a chance to celebrate the nights’ successes with winners and honorees.
The primary focus of LMX, which boasts over 3,500 Hispanic DJs on their roster, is to provide key insights to DJs in the areas of business, promotion, music trends and advancements in technology, among other areas, which broaden their abilities and effectiveness as artists.
On the cusp of a celebrating a decade in the “Mixx”, LMX, continues to invigorate audiences nationwide with lead-up events in Chicago, San Antonio, Houston, Los Angeles and it’s home city, New York City, delivering inimitable networking events, educational panels, workshops, artist exhibitions, fashion shows and award presentations.
FORD will extend its cultivated alliance with LMX with their Voces de SYNC, a platform that reveres emerging Latino talents through showcases and DJ exposure. Additional sponsors and partners of the 9th Annual Latin Mixx DJ Choice Awards include Universal Music Latin, BMI, Loop Labs, Music Choice, La Mega 97.9FM New York, Monster Headphones and the Liga de Justiça.
For a full list of nominees, award categories and celebrity participants please visit Latin Mixx’s official website, www.LatinMixx.com and follow @LatinMixx #LMX2014.