MIAMI, FL – March 28, 2016 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – Organizers of Hispanicize 2016 today announced that veteran multimedia host and music industry insider Vanessa James returns for the fourth consecutive year as the co-director of the event’s music festival in conjunction with Music Director and Hispanicize Partner, Katherine Johnson Gunn.

With past collaborations including the performances of acclaimed artists Luis Fonsi, Jesse & Joy, Chino y Nacho, Gente de Zona, Carlos Vives, La Santa Cecilia, Sheila E, Danay Suarez, James’ goal is to continue to grow the music track, which includes the signature Artist on The Rise Stage, music panels and concert performances.

“It’s been a joy to watch this platform flourish and evolve into one of the most anticipated tracks within the 5-day event that is sought after by both labels, artists and brands each year over year. Curating experiences like Hispanicize is at the heart of my brand, so I’m excited to be able to give my audience a behind the scenes perspective on the end-to-end music experience of #Hispz16,” said James.

Carefully curated panels, artist performances, exclusive Q&As and brand activations all sync during the week long track of music activities set for Hispanicize week April 4th- 8th.

“Our dedication to the enhancement of the Latin music space is an important one. Vanessa recognizes the importance of serving as an industry voice for artists, labels, and independent entrepreneurs looking to expand their social reach and transcend audiences. It’s always a pleasure to work with those who share in your vision.” said Katherine Johnson Gunn.

In addition, to curating the music festival, James is impacting Hispanicize by leveraging her relationships with brands such as: Hennessy, Monster Products, and Microsoft, all of which will be activating at Hispanicize this year for the first time.

About Vanessa James Media (VJM):
Vanessa James Media is a comprehensive and interactive company that leverages the versatile talents of Vanessa James; media influencer and content creator. Her expertise in social media, music, digital media, event production, brand endorsements, event promotion, and voice-overs are a complement to her success in radio and television. Follow Vanessa for the social experience during Hispanicize week April 4th- 8th live on Periscope, Snapchat and Instagram via @vanessajamesmedia and on Twitter at @MsVanessaJames or at For more information, visit

About Hispanicize 2016
Now in its seventh year, Hispanicize 2016 Week ( (#Hispz16) is the iconic, largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in digital content creation, journalism, marketing, entertainment and tech entrepreneurship.
Hispanicize 2016 is expected to gather more than 3,000 of the nation’s most influential Latino professionals from the industries of digital content creation, journalism, music, marketing, film and business over five days. The event will take place in downtown Miami’s InterContinental hotel, April 4-8, 2016.

The Hispanicize 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.

The Hispanicize event can be found on Facebook, Instagram (@HispanicizeEvent), Twitter and Periscope (@Hispanicize)