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LAMC Announces The Panelists For Its 2008 Conference
Published June 9, 2008

This year's highly-relevant and timely panels include many of the music industry's most prominent decision-makers. Among the leading acts performing at this year's LAMC are Julieta Venegas, Plastilina Mosh, Brazilian Girls and Miranda.

The Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) has announced its full panelist lineup for 2008. With a warm welcome from the Big Apple, the biggest event in the world for cutting-edge Latin music will return to the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City from July 8th-12th. Featuring leading artists as well as many of the music industry's most prominent decision-makers, the 9th-annual LAMC is a "must play" event for developing and established acts alike.

Thursday, July 10th - 11:00 AM
WIDENING LATIN MUSIC'S GLOBAL REACH: How new tour markets and new technologies are creating opportunities at home and abroad
(SPONSORED BY CYLOOP) Bruce Moran - Live Nation
Demian Bellumio - Cyloop/Hoodiny
Alfonso Carbone - La Feria (Chile)
Rebeca Leon - AEG Live / Goldenvoice
Jorge Naranjo - Cardenas Marketing Network Events
Jose Tillan - MTV/VH1 Latin America Thursday, July 10th - 1:30 PM
CAN I OUTSOURCE MY RECORD LABEL (OR NOT)? New business models in a changing marketplace I> Ayala Ben-Yehuda - Billboard
Ray Farrell - Royalty Share
Erik Gilbert - IODA
Toy Hernandez - Control Machete/Toy Selectah
Jose Luis Pardo - Los Amigos Invisibles
John Reilly - Rogers & Cowan Thursday, July 10th - 3:30 PM
HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE: How the U.S. Latin listener hears new music
(SPONSORED BY BATANGA) Alex Espinoza - Muzak
Rick Marroquin - Batanga
Ariana Morgenstern - KCRW 89.9/
Angel Sepulveda -
Jenny Landaverde - Sirius Satellite Radio Friday, July 11th - 11:30 AM
BLOGUEANDO: How Latino-oriented and indie music blogs and bloggers are helping artists connect with new audiences and brands Cindy Cazares -
Paula Gonzales - Scenestar
Camilo Lara - EMI Mexico / Mexican Institute of Sound (MIS)
Cesar Menendez - Zune
Nuria Net -
Maegan "la Mala" Ortiz -
Mike Spinella - AOL Spinner Friday, July 11th - 3:30 PM
FROM UGLY BETTY TO TIGER WOODS: Licensing opportunities for new Latin sounds
Javier Escobedo - OLE Agency
Nic Harcourt - KCRW 89.9/ Music Supervisor
Raphaelle Lima - EA Games
Michael Nieves - Sugaroo!
Ruben Parra - Warner-Chappell Music Publishing
Jenn Pennington - Creature/Pacifico Beer Friday, July 11th - 2 PM

"Major music events like the 9th Annual Latin Alternative Music Conference draw music fans from around the world to New York City," said Mayor Michael Bloomberg. "Through the work of the Latin Media and Entertainment Commission, New York has been able to attract and retain major Latin events generating millions in economic activity for our city. As we continue to showcase the talent and rich cultural diversity of Nueva York, hosting events like the LAMC helps us as we stake our claim as the Latin media and entertainment capital of the world."

With past conferences averaging more than 1,250 music industry attendees and 25,000 concert fans each year, LAMC 2008 promises to be an exciting year yet again. This multi-day conference provides networking opportunities with the genre's leading artists, label executives, journalists, marketers, managers, retailers and programmers. It is the most extensive Latin music conference to date. LAMC will be returning for its second year in Mexico City and Buenos Aires on September 5th and September 22th-24th, respectively.