MIAMI, FL – March 5, 2014 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – Hispanicize 2014 today announced the line-up of “The Artists on The Rise” stage, a special concert stage that starting this year will become a new tradition of the annual Latino trends event, April 1-4 in Miami.

“This stage is part of a larger effort by Hispanicize to showcase the talents of indie music artists before a strategic gathering of Latino media and influencers that is unparalleled in the United States”

The “Artists on the Rise” stage is an exclusive, high profile platform in the event’s largest exhibition space that every day will enable artists of all genres to showcase their talent in front of marketers, bloggers, journalists, record labels, radio executives and other top Latino influencers.

The “Artists on the Rise” stage will activate every day at 4 p.m. as part of a special “Musical Happy Hour” that will refresh attendees with a nice break of fun and music after a long day of sessions and presentations.

“This stage is part of a larger effort by Hispanicize to showcase the talents of indie music artists before a strategic gathering of Latino media and influencers that is unparalleled in the United States,” said Katherine Johnson, co-director of the music showcase of Hispanicize 2014. “Through this special stage and many other components of our music program, Hispanicize this year will make deeper and deeper inroads into the music scene.”

In addition to the indie artist performances, Hispanicize 2014 has partnered with Tr3s to conduct exclusive artist interviews, which will be broadcasted on Tr3s’ Top 20 shows on Saturday, April 12 from 12pm-2pm ET.

The fifth annual Hispanicize event will have a strong focus on helping attendees discover new music and bringing new fans to indie artists. Event organizers feel there’s a huge gap between Latin top 20 artists and indie-music artists, and this gap needs to be merged.

“We’ve heard you loud and clear and we’re paying attention! You want more music and we’re on target to give you just that this year. Music is the universal connector and here at Hispanicize I’m excited to be collaborating with the thinkers and the innovators who aren’t afraid to push the limits. We provide a platform for all forms of Latino music to be heard, felt and seen” said Hispanicize Music Director Vanessa James.

Artist on the Rise Schedule

Tuesday, April 1

“Indie Rock Day”
Magazine Society

Wednesday April 2

“Crossover Pop & Bachata Day”
El Chevo

Thursday April 3

“Singer Songwriter Day”
Periko y Jessi Leon

Friday April 4

“Urban Funk & Regional/Mexican Cumbia Day”
Los Rakas

Sponsorship and Registration Information
As of today, announced sponsors include presenting sponsor Procter & Gamble, 3M, Toyota, Google, McDonald’s, Sherwin-Williams, Crest, Burson-Marsteller, Transitions, Fox News Latino, NASDAQ’s GlobeNewswire, Vme TV, Florida Blue, The Axis Agency, Sensis Agency, Textter, Balsera Communications, El Sol Newspaper, Latinum Network, BodenPR, Visit Philadelphia, Colectiva Latina and more consumer products, food, fashion and lifestyle, toy and travel brands who will shortly be disclosed. Media partners include Being Latino, NPR’S Latino USA, Latin Heat, Media Moves, PRODU and OVN Latino.

Sponsorship information is available by contacting [email protected] or via phone at (203) 364-4779(203) 364-4779.

About Hispanicize 2014
Now in its fifth year, Hispanicize 2014 ( (#Hispz14) is the iconic, largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in social media, journalism, advertising, PR, technology, film and music.

Co-chaired by award winning journalist Maria Hinojosa of NPR’s Latino USA and Patricia Pineda, Group Vice President of the Hispanic Business Strategy Group of Toyota Motor North America, Hispanicize 2014 is expected to gather more than 1,700 of the nation’s most influential Latino professionals from the industries of blogging, journalism, technology, music, marketing, film and business over four full days. Featuring U.S. Hispanic thought leaders and celebrities, the 5th anniversary edition of Hispanicize will be taking place at the InterContinental Miami hotel with several offsite events at major cultural venues.

The event is a launch pad for creative endeavors, new products, technologies, marketing campaigns, films, books and more targeting Latinos in the U.S. and/or Puerto Rico.

Hispanicize 2014, a partnership of the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA), Hispanicize and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), will be held at the InterContinental Miami hotel, April 1-4, 2014 in downtown Miami.