Women are becoming more recognized in the music industry every year and people are taking notice. The Latin Alternative Music Conference is taking their hats off to females by hosting the Wonder Women of Latin Music awards during the 2020 virtual conference. Those recognized include Rebeca Leon (Lionfish Entertainment), Jennifer D’Cunha (Apple Music), Yvonne Drazan (peermusic) and Leila Cobo (Billboard).
The conference will be presented by Amazon Music. It will be taking place June 9-13. In addition to honoring these women, the conference will be offering panels, workshops, showcases, Q & A and more. There will also be a Wonder Women of Latin Music panel taking place on June 11. The panel will be hosted by the global head of Latin music for Amazon music, Rocio Guerrero and it will feature some of this year’s honorees. Here’s what Guerrero said about the decision to include the Wonder Women awards this year.
Latin music "has more global influence than ever before, so it’s crucially important that we spotlight and recognize the women artists and executives who have driven this movement. Amazon Music and LAMC have long been dedicated to supporting the women whose hard work has made Latin music a global phenomenon, which is why we’re thrilled to present the very first Wonder Women of Latin Music awards at this year’s conference."
Usually an in-person event, this year, it has been taken to an online forum due to the pandemic. LAMC founder Tomas Cookman weighed in on the decision to move the conference.
"As we face new challenges as an industry, we feel the need for the LAMC and other conferences is essential right now. Providing a forum to discuss the issues we face and the potential solutions that lie ahead is key as we look towards the future. Although the days ahead may be slightly different for a time, we should always keep in mind there is very much a future as music is a human and global emotion. We are lending our hand by making the conference free for all and having a team of professionals join us in making sure the LAMC experience is as informative and technologically seamless as can be."
Because the event is moving to an online platform, it will be completely free to watch. Those interested in viewing will need to register first. Then they can tune into the event at latinalternative.com. The full schedule will be announced in the coming weeks.
2020will mark the 21st anniversary of the Latin Music Alternative Conference. The conference has worked to make music that was once considered alternative mainstream. Past performers at the event include Calle 13, Mon Laferte, Ana Tijoux, Julieta Venegas and Jorge Drexler.
This year’s event may be online but the Wonder Women awards are just one of the reasons it will be worth tuning in to. Be sure to mark your calendars so you don’t miss out.
Here is a full list of the women who will be recognized at the Wonder Women awards:
Rosa Lagarrigue - RLM
Luana Pagani - Seitrack US
Leila Cobo - Billboard
Rocío Guerrero - Amazon Music
Colleen Theis - The Orchard
Rebeca León - Lionfish Entertainment
Mia Nygren - Spotify
Jennifer D'Cunha - Apple Music
Itzel González - Ocesa
Emily Simonitsch - Live Nation
Gabriela Martínez - Warner Latin
Alejandra Fierro - Radio Gladys Palmera
Livys Cerna - LARAS
Yvonne Drazan - peermusic
Diana Rodríguez - Criteria Entertainment
Inma Grass - Altafonte
Laura Tesoriero - The Orchard
Janette Berrios - Symphonic