Apr 24 2019

Billboard Unveils First Latin Committee for She Is the Music Inclusion Initiative

Anitta, Claudia Brant and more are on board. She Is The Music (SITM), the nonprofit working in partnership with Billboard to increase the number of women in the music industry, has unveiled its first-ever Latin Committee. Artists like Anitta and Claudia Brant join the new committee's ranks, alongside executives from the realms of labels, live events, publishing and more. The wide-ranging list aims to reflect the organization's mission to uplift women in all corners of the global industry, from songwriters to choreographers, engineers, producers and labels.  The committee, announced by Billboard Latin...

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Jul 13 2018

Latin Women Take The Reins: Insights From the Latin Alternative Music Conference – Billboard

Executives and artists spoke about proactively creating change and opportunity.   Source: Billboard Magazine by Jessica Lipsky   Expect a sea change in the Latin music business as women both on and offstage assume leadership roles and fight back against an industry that is legendary for sexism. At the Latin Alternative Music Conference in New York City on July 12, a panel of female leaders in publishing, promotion, management and booking, moderated by Criteria Entertainment's Diana Rodriguez, highlighted how musical and cultural trends are allowing more...

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Jan 26 2010

Billboard.biz Q&A: Diana Rodriguez, Senior VP of Capitol Latin

  As the recently appointed senior VP of Capitol Latin, Diana Rodriguez is the first woman to head a U.S. Latin label, overseeing the path of artists such as Juan Luis Guerra, Ricardo Montaner, Belinda, Anahí and Vico C.   Rodríguez takes over a Latin division which is more integrated to Capitol's overall operations than before, reporting to both Billy Mann, president of new music, international as well as global artist management for EMI Music; and to Colin Finkelstein, regional president for EMI...

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