We had a great 2013 partnering with Tr3s Networks to discover and expose the latest in emerging Latin music. Let’s look back one last time to announce the winner of the Tr3s “El Headliner” Competition, Kewin Cosmos.
With a diverse set of influences that include Marc Anthony, Juan Luis Guerra, Ricardo Arjona, Sin Bandera, Usher, Jamie Foxx, Brian McKnight, and Celia Cruz, it’s no wonder that the judges, including special guest judge Toby Love, found Cosmos’ smooth blend of Latin elements into pop music so compelling. Though the field of the El Headliner channel was competitive, his song “Imaginate” stood out for it’s balanced approach to modern Latin pop, not to mention Cosmos’ natural talent as a singer.
Watch out Spotify, there’s a new streaming service in town. Created by Jimmy Iovine, Dr. Dre, Luke Wood, Ian Rogers, and Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, Beats Music will finally see its long awaited launch next Tuesday, Jan. 21, with AT&T as their exclusive carrying partner.
According to the Beats website, users will “[g]et playlists, curated by the best music experts. Recommendations, served up based on your interests. And you can even tell Beats Music where you are, what you’re feeling, and who you’re with, and we’ll deliver the perfect stream of music.”
Plans will start at $10, and AT&T will offer a family plan that allows five accounts to use the service for just $15/month.
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This past Friday, the 56th Annual Grammy Awards nominations were announced during the Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night which featured performances by Taylor Swift, Lorde, Katy Perry, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.
Among the nominees were the above mentioned performers, along with a slew of others that you’d expect including Daft Punk, Zedd, Michael Bublé, The National, and Vampire Weekend. Check out the full list of nominations below. (more…)
I can’t count the number of times I’ve reached for my phone in the hopes that I could make use of my free Spotify subscription, only to be reminded that without paying the $10/month fee, it just isn’t going to happen. But thanks to a new rollout by Spotify, it looks like all that is about to change this Wednesday, December 11th. Sort of.
The new platform, which will offer a free, ad supported service for mobile users with a working WiFi connection, will allow you to select 15 tracks to play in random rotation. Think of it as the streaming version of the iPod Shuffle. Except that Spotify will also give your playlist an expiration date, eventually requiring you to switch it up with a new list of songs.
More details will be announced during a press conference this Wednesday.
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Congratulations to our latest El Headliner winner, Mateo. Bringing his music all the way from Ecuador, Mateo has made a significant impact on Latin markets across the U.S., including our own Tr3s Latin Music Channel. With new tracks in the works, Mateo’s grand prize of spotlight features on Tr3s Network’s Top 20, Music My Güey, Descubre y Download, and Blogamole, couldn’t come at a better time. We know Mateo is destined for great things, and could not be more excited to be a part of his journey to the top.