5 Uplifting Moments In Latin Music This Week (Dec. 18) – Billboard

From career milestones and new music releases to major announcements and more, Billboard editors highlight the latest news buzz in Latin music every week. Here’s what happened in the Latin music world this week.

Grupo Firme at SoFi Stadium

Grupo Firme has announced their first-ever stadium show in the U.S. On May 28, 2022, the chart-topping and touring titan norteño septet will perform at L.A.’s SoFi Stadium. The announcement comes after an extraordinary 2021 for the Latin Grammy-winning band who made history with seven back-to-back sold-out shows at the Staples Center over the summer becoming the first Latin act to perform the most shows in a single calendar year at the venue. (The only other artist who has done more in one year is Adele, with eight performances in 2016.)


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In 2021, Firme grossed a total of $18,625,726 in 19 shows, according to Billboard Boxscore, making their tour one of the top Latin tours of the year. Presented by Music VIP, TuStreams, Orjuela Entertainment, Nederlander Concerts and Live Nation, ticket info for the SoFi Stadium show can be found here.

Sech Gives Back

Panamanian artist Sech handpicked Fanlyc, a hospital that supports children with cancer in his native Panamá, to sing his new original song “Carta Navideña,” making for a magical Christmas moment for the kids. “‘Carta Navideña’ is an original song inspired by the holiday spirit felt around the world,” Sech said in a statement. “You can recognize the sounds often heard in the classics, but with my unique style and emotions. The lyrics express my fondest holiday memories and traditions. I hope it becomes a popular classic, too, resonating with fans and reminding them to create many happy memories and give thanks always.” 

Yotuel & Camila Cabello Collab

Songstress Camila Cabello has tapped Cuban singer-songwriter Yotuel for her a new upcoming song titled “Lola.” “With that name in a song, I’m sure this will be a blessing in my life,” Yotuel wrote on Instagram. “Thank you for choosing me and long live Lola.” The news comes on the heels of Yotuel’s Latin Grammy win, where he — alongside Beatriz Luengo, Gente de Zona, Descemer Bueno, El Funky and Maykel — took home song of the year for their Cuban revolution anthem “Patria Y Vida.”

Arthur Hanlon’s Christmas Concert

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Google AI Tool Creates Music from Written Descriptions – VOA Learning English

This week, Google researchers published a paper describing results from an artificial intelligence (AI) tool built to create music.

The tool, called MusicLM, is not the first AI music tool to launch. But the examples Google provides demonstrate musical creative ability based on a limited set of descriptive words.

AI shows how complex computer systems have been trained to behave in human-like ways.

Tools like ChatGPT can quickly produce, or generate, written documents that compare well with the work by humans. ChatGPT and similar systems require powerful computers to operate complex machine-learning models. The San Francisco-based company OpenAI launched ChatGPT late…….


Bringing music to the masses… on a tram – BBC

French pianists, Hervé Billaut and Guillaume Coppola, brought a piano on to a tram in Nantes, as part of the opening of the annual La Folle Journée classical music festival.

They played to passengers all afternoon on Wednesday.

Mr Billaut said that they wanted to bring music to places you don’t expect it: “Perhaps someone, a child, a young person or a pensioner will have a musical shock.”