Ruben Blades Named 2013 LMX Icon Award Recipient

Latin Mixx Conference and DJ Choice Awards Announces 2013 LMX Icon Award Recipient


The 2013 LMX highlights the work and accomplishments of nine-time
GRAMMY Award winner and Emmy nominated Latin legend Rubén Blades

New York – Now in its eighth year, the Latin Mixx Conference and DJ Choice Awards is proud to announce its official content line-up for the highly coveted franchise. In addition to the empowering and celebratory slate of events, this year’s highlights include a tribute to Rubén Blades– one of the most influential Latino artists of our generation. Also this year, LMX introduces “La Mega Next in the Mixx” a unique contest for DJ´s to enter and win an exclusive opportunity to spin LIVE on the #1 Latin Radio Station in the Tri-State area.

The events kick-off July 9th and extends to the LMX DJ Choice Awards presentation on July 11th, which will take place at an all-new venue this year, hosted by one of the country´s most prominent and recognized DJs/Radio Personalities Alex Sensation, alongside fitness and cover model, Vida Guerra.

Corporate sponsors include Ford Motor Company, Universal Music Latino Entertainment, Jack Daniels, BMI, Monster, La Mega 97.9, Music Choice, Send 2 Print NYC, and Porfirio Piña Entertainment.

This year´s programming includes:
Tuesday, July 9th
The Latin Mixx Artist & Turntablist Showcase
Location: Tetté Club • Doors open at 7pm701 W 135th Street, NYC

– Emerging artists will be showcasing their talents to celebrate the opening night of The Latin Mixx Conference. Trick DJs will be showing off their best turntable skills.

– Winners of the LMX DJ Choice Awards will be announced. Surprise celebrity guests presenters and amazing performances. Icon Award presented to Latin music legend Rubén Blades

Wednesday, July 10th
The Latin Mixx Conference Presented by Ford Motor Company
Location: NASDAQ Marketsite • Doors open at 10am
4 Times Square, NYC (corner of 43rd & Broadway)

– Art Exhibition

– Custom Sneaker Exhibition

Featured Panel Discussions
– When “Double-Taps” Equal Dollar Signs!- How marketers today’s are “tapping into” millennial’s for their Social Branding efforts
Hosted by: Joe Bernard, Sr. Vice-President Sales, Mun2

– Social Media Music Power players – Who’s leading the pack and how can Latino DJs and artists on the rise get their attention
Hosted by: Vanessa James, Vanessa James Media /Hispanicize

– Urban Tropical – The melting pot of the new generation Latino artist.

Karlos Rose, Recording Artist / Taino Entertainment
Yunel Cruz, Recording Artist /Universal Music Latin Machete
JR, Recording Artist / 848 Entertainment
Jean, Recording Artist / 2 Strong Entertainment
J-Martin, Recording Artist/ El Movimiento Inc
Hosted by: Porfirio Piña, Porfirio Pina Entertainment

– Mobile DJ panel
Hosted by: Jack Bermeo, LJ Productions

Thursday, July 11th
The Latin Mixx awards
Location: Stage48 – 605 W 48th St, New York, NY
Red Carpet: 6:30 pm / Showtime 7:30 pm

– Winners of the LMX DJ Choice Awards will be announced. Surprise celebrity guests presenters and amazing performances. Icon Award presented to Latin music legend Rubén Blades
Hosted by: Alex Sensation and Vida Guerra

Thursday, July 11th
The Latin Mixx Awards BASH
Location: ZBar (Rooftop), 605 W 48th St., NYC
Doors open: 10:00pm – 4:00am

This year’s programming promises to bring together some of music’s biggest influencers and brand executives to celebrate and highlight the work of those that define Latin music, pop-culture, and entertainments- the 2013 Latin Mixx trendsetters. “We truly appreciate the contributions of Rubén Blades as an artist in the music and film industries, as well as his political and philanthropic contributions to the communities he represents. He has been an inspiration to many generations of Latino artists who aspire to succeed not only within the Hispanic market, but beyond,” says President and Founder Kevin ¨Pills¨ Montano.

“Whenever someone considerably younger than me cites my music as an influence my feeling is one of gratefulness and of surprise. I appreciate and thank everyone for their kind words and support” says Ruben Blades.

About Latin Mixx
The Latin Mixx Conference and DJ Choice Awards platform is a national celebration of culture, community and Latinos in entertainment. It is exclusively coined as the premier DJ conference, creating a unique and effective forum that unifies the innovators within the space, including DJs, fashion designers, entrepreneurs and artists. For more about Latin Mixx, please visit htp://

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