Warner Music Spain and Warner Chappell Music Spain are hosting a summer songwriting camp in Madrid.
The event at The Music Station is bringing together some of the biggest Spanish and Latin American artists and songwriters to create new music and perform in the live venue at The Music Station. The camp comes as Latin music and particularly Música Mexicana is exploding on the global charts. Currently five of the top six songs on Spotify’s Global Top 50 chart are by Latin music artists.
WM Spain and WCM Spain have welcomed a large line-up of domestic artists and songwriters, including Spanish musicians such as Álvaro de Luna, Andreew, Beret, Blas Cantó, Leo Rizzi, Paul Alone, Recycled J, Soge Culebra, Vanesa Martín, Walls, Xavibo and Yoly Saa. While international stars such as Yng Lvcas, DannyLux, Yami Safdie, El Arturo, Franco Rey, Gino Mella, Leon Leiden, Natalie Perez, Angela Torres, Dahro and Dahili have all travelled to Madrid.
Producers such as 3KMKZ, Andres Saavedra, Dodo Foie, FakeGuido, Garabatto, Jorge Chapas, Kabasaki, Kickbombo, Lowlight, Menend and Nuviala are on hand to facilitate and drive the studio sessions.
The Music Station’s interview set is also providing a platform for in-depth discussions and behind-the-scenes glimpses of the songwriting camp for media outlets including Los40 Urban, Los40 USA, and Amazon Music.
Latin music is an increasingly important part of the global recording industry. Figures from IFPI estimate the combined Latin American, Portuguese, and Spanish recorded music markets at around $1.7 billion last year. Separate figures from the RIAA show Latin music generated $1.09 billion in the US, growing four times faster than the overall pace of the US recorded music market.
“Latin music continues to grow around the world, and it’s important that we build an environment where our local artists have the opportunity to create and propel the music beyond our borders,” adds Guillermo Gonzalez, President of Warner Music Iberia.
“The team has reimagined the concept of a songwriting camp, pushing the experience beyond its limits by inviting DSPs and content creators to participate. This fosters a collaborative environment where artists, writers, and producers can showcase their talents in The Music Station, while also opening the doors for fans and other music professionals to join.”