Hispanicize 2014 today announced the line-up of “The Artists on The Rise” stage, a special concert stage that starting this year will become a new tradition of the annual Latino trends event, April 1-4 in Miami.
The “Artists on the Rise” stage is an exclusive, high profile platform in the event’s largest exhibition space that every day will enable artists of all genres to showcase their talent in front of marketers, bloggers, journalists, record labels, radio executives and other top Latino influencers.
The “Artists on the Rise” stage will activate every day at 4 p.m. as part of a special “Musical Happy Hour” that will refresh attendees with a nice break of fun and music after a long day of sessions and presentations.
“This stage is part of a larger effort by Hispanicize to showcase the talents of indie music artists before a strategic gathering of Latino media and influencers that is unparalleled in the United States,” said Katherine Johnson, co-director of the music showcase of Hispanicize 2014. “Through this special stage and many other components of our music program, Hispanicize this year will make deeper and deeper inroads into the music scene.”
In addition to the indie artist performances, Hispanicize 2014 has partnered with MTV3 to conduct exclusive artist interviews, which will be broadcasted on MTV3’s Top 20 shows on Saturday, April 12 from 12pm-2pm ET.
The fifth annual Hispanicize event will have a strong focus on helping attendees discover new music and bringing new fans to indie artists. Event organizers feel there’s a huge gap between Latin top 20 artists and indie-music artists, and this gap needs to be merged.
“We’ve heard you loud and clear and we’re paying attention! You want more music and we’re on target to give you just that this year. Music is the universal connector and here at Hispanicize I’m excited to be collaborating with the thinkers and the innovators who aren’t afraid to push the limits. We provide a platform for all forms of Latino music to be heard, felt and seen” said Hispanicize Music Director Vanessa James.
Artist on the Rise Schedule
Tuesday, April 1
“Indie Rock Day”
Wednesday April 2
“Crossover Pop & Bachata Day”
Thursday April 3
“Singer Songwriter Day”
Periko y Jessi Leon
Friday April 4
“Urban Funk & Regional/Mexican Cumbia Day”