During the previous two years, international consciousness and consumption of Latin music in Spanish has grown enormously, fueled by streaming platforms which have allowed the music to journey like by no means earlier than. But what does 2019 maintain in retailer?
Billboard Latin editors have created a want record anticipating what might or will occur musically throughout the brand new 12 months. Check it out under.
Leila Cobo: More [new] pop, rock and every little thing in between. Don’t get us improper: we love reggaetón. We’ve additionally grown to like entice. And, man, will we ever love seeing Latin music prime international charts. Now, let’s use that open door to usher in a fair better number of Latin music. Netflix has already made a nod towards nice Latin melodies and rhythms a variety of sequence -- from Narcos to Casa de las Flores -- that remember music of all genres and stripes. Our problem is to not have a look at pop as classic, however modern; made not solely by icons, but additionally by a slew of nice songcrafters and interpreters, from Kany Garcia and Mon Laferte to Vicente Garcia and Christian Nodal.
Judy Cantor-Navas: With Netflix broadening its worldwide content material choices and the current response to Roma, Casa de Papel (Money Heist) and different Spanish-language movies and exhibits, the streaming platform is changing into an essential income and promotion for various Latin artists and composers who're reaching new audiences by way of Netflix productions' soundtracks. Expect to listen to much more Latin music on Netflix in 2019, and for different platforms to observe swimsuit with extra Spanish-language and Latinx-focused programming -- and corresponding soundtrack alternatives.
Jessica Roiz: The Regional Mexican and Urban scenes are two of the strongest scenes within the Latin music trade. Also, contemplating that collaborations had been an enormous deal in 2018, a fusion between each genres could be one thing I'd wish to see occur in 2019. Even although teams comparable to Arsenal Efectivo are already altering the sport with their Trap Corridos, think about a observe between Christian Nodal and Ozuna or one thing alongside the traces of Bad Bunny and Vicente Fernandez.
Suzette Fernández: More albums, as opposed too many singles. Many Latin stars are on the brink of come out with a full album, together with Luis Fonsi, Nicky Jam, Ozuna, Natti Natasha and Don Omar. But the truth is that yearly, fewer albums are being launched. I would like 2019 to be the 12 months that Latin artists make an announcement by giving followers nice music all at as soon as, relatively than observe by observe.