The Latin Mixx DJ Choice Awards franchise was launched in 2006, and put together to celebrate those DJs who have accomplished outstanding achievements. Through an interactive online submission process, DJs are nominated and voted on by their peers and fans. The highly-coveted celebration culminates with a red-carpet award show where winners are announced.
New for 2013, the LMXX DJ Choice Awards has flourished into an action-packed experience for music lovers. The LMXX DJ Choice Awards presentation will be peppered throughout an A-list artist showcase, enriching fans with a surround sound approach to live entertainment. Top artists within the Bachata, Salsa, Merengue, Reggaeton and Regional genres will be featured and serve as the glue in between DJ Choice Awards presentations.
• Open nominations are over a 2 month time frame (02-15-13 thru 04-15-13)
• DJs can nominate themselves or be nominated by their peers or fans
• Nominees are selected by the amount of votes received
• Criteria also consists of validity (extensive background research)
- via social media platforms, website and venues worked
• Once nominees are selected, they are placed in a category based on region and skill
• Nominees announcement
- Nominees are announced via press conference on LatinMixx.com in conjunction with media partners
- All nominees are contacted and provided a digital press kit in addition to voting instructions as well as a Latin Mixx point of contact for all inquiries
Winners will be selected as follows:
• 50% popular vote (25% Text-to-Vote + 25% online votes)
• 50% panel of judges
Each judge will visit a nominee’s event where they will be critiqued on the follow criteria:
- Mic Skills
- Record Selection
- Blending / Artistry
- Crowd reception and participation
How Do I Know If I am Nominated?
Nominations are announced via press release 3 months prior to The Latin Mixx Conference & Awards. Our team will as send you an email congratulating you on your nomination as well as a phone call.
What Do I Get If I am Nominated?
All nominees will recieve one complimentary pass for all 3 days of The Latin Mixx Conference, as well as a ticket for you to attend the LMX DJ Choice Awards.
When Are The Winners Announced?
The winners of The 2013 LMX DJ Choice Awards are announced at Awards Show, Thursday July 11, 7pm at The Times Center, NYC
Meet the Latin Mixx Awards Board of Directors:
The Latin Mixx Awards Board of Director select the final nominees for the different categories after the public has submitted their recommendations. They also oversee the voting process...
Tone Capone is the former executive vice president of Latin music for Universal Motown Records/CMG. Tone Capone has held executive positions
for Jive Records, Sony BMG, and TVT Records and is currently in a Dual executive position for EMI Distribution in a fully funded joint venture
for his Play Tone Music Imprint through EMI. Tone Capone is also the executive producer of New York’s Hot 97, Street Soldiers. And oversaw
the producing of “The Way She Moves” Zion & Akon (2007) “The Perfect Melody” Universal Motown Records (Gold Album) as well as many
other collaborations and mash ups for his labels releases.
Zhamyr "Sammy" Cueva, harlem-born Ecuadorian has a Masters from New York's Columbia University in Economics, lives in Riverdale, and has proven to be a successful entrepreneur while coordinating events. His company Soulatino has a weekly repertoire at various clubs and locations.
Soulatino was created in 1994 in an attempt to bring young professionals from the Latin Community in the New York metropolitan area together at a place to network and socialize. What transpired was a large following - finally there was a place where a new generation of latino's in the workforce could socialize and relate to others that are exactly like themselves. Since its inception, Soulatino has grown to be an institution among the Latin population. SouLatino has allowed many others from other backgrounds to embrace our rich and diverse Latin Culture and break the stereotypes associated with it.
Sammy started promoting while attending undergradute studies at Syracuse University to help bring revenue to his fraternity Lambda Upsilon Lambda. What transpired was a lucrative business. Today that business is the most recognized Latin event planning and networking company in New York city, also known as Soulatino.
Sammy credits three factors for his success - his family who gave him the blue print for his success, his friends for their support and his neighborhood where he learned street smarts. Those three factors have inspired him to create a business that gives back to his community.
Born and raised in Miami, Angela "Angie" Martinez attended the University of Miami, wherefrom in 1997 she received a BA in Political Science and Criminal Justice, with a minor in Business Law. After graduation, she pursued a law degree from Florida State University, College of Law.
In August 2005, Angie decided to hang up her shingle and start her own law firm. During which time she has represented various recording artists, producers, songwriters, production companies and other entertainment-related executives fulfill their dreams. Specifically, she manages the day to day operations pertaining to the various entertainment and non-entertainment ventures entered into by many of her clients, including contract administration of negotiating, re-negotiating and administering recording, music publishing, production, merchandising agreements, performance and licensing agreements and overseeing other legal and business affairs issues.
Angie encourages all artists and entertainment related personnel to know their rights and consult an attorney before signing anything. She also encourages her clients to educate themselves in the fundamental business principles which govern their industry.
Porfirio Piña is BMI’s Writer & Publisher Relations Senior Director-Latin. At BMI, he establishes and maintains relationships with Latin songwriters and publishers and handles BMI’s New York Latin department administrative and creative functions. He also assists with the planning and execution of BMI’s Annual Latin Awards gala, serves as the Director of the BMI Foundation’s peermusic Latin Scholarship, Co-Chairman of NARAS NY Chapter Latin Music Committee (Grammy).
Before joining BMI, he managed talented songwriter Nicolas Tovar (Cristian Castro, Paulina Rubio, and Ricky Martin) and was instrumental in the development/creation of the pioneers of Merengue Hip Hop’s Proyecto Uno, Ilegales and Sandy & Papo MC. The groups that he has managed have received numerous Gold and Platinum Records Awards, Latin Billboard Awards, Premio Lo Nuestro Awards, Orquidea de Oro (Venezuela), ACE Awards (New York), El Casandra Awards (Dominican Republic) Grammy and Latin Grammy Nominations.
Joe Bernard joined mun2 in 2003 and is in charge of supervising all advertising sales activities of the network within the United States, in addition to developing promotional strategies to deliver mun2’s target audience.
Prior to joining mun2, Bernard served as Director of Sales and Marketing for Urban Latino Magazine and its subsidiary branded initiatives including the nationally syndicated Urban Latino TV, and the new University Latino collegiate publication. Previously, he worked at Telemundo where he represented the company’s television stations across 57 markets nationwide.
Being an avid supporter of Latinos in all art form, Bernard currently serves on the board of the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Education Center in New York City, where he helps create culturally relevant programs expressing the Latino story to the theatre and film communities.