SPOTIFY AND MAGNUS MEDIA JOIN FORCES TO LAUNCH THE STREAMING PLATFORM’S FIRST EVER LATIN VIDEO
‘LA FAMILIA’ SHORT DOCUMENTARY, STARRING MUSIC LEGEND MARC ANTHONY AND HIS FATHER FELIPE MUÑIZ PREMIERES ON SPOTIFY FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD.
Spotify continues its celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month through a special collaboration with Marc Anthony’s MAGNUS Media to launch La Familia, With Marc Anthony & his Father Felipe Muñiz. View the trailer.
Spotify’s first ever Latin music documentary, directed by Pedro Blanco and Manuel Perez Matos, is set for release on Friday, September 23rd and profiles legendary recording artist Marc Anthony as he delves into the story and process behind one of the most exciting passion projects of his career: recording a new bolero-flavored track ‘Dejé de Amar’ – the debut recording by his father, 81 year old Felipe Muñiz. Joining them is multiple Grammy Award winning producer Sergio George.
In this intimate session, Marc and his father come together to discuss family, play music, and to celebrate the sound that was passed down from father to son, a gift that ultimately produced one of the biggest Latin stars in the world.
Rocio Guerrero, Spotify’s Global Head of Latin Content programming said: “We believe there is no better way to show the world how important Latin music is to Spotify than through this collaboration. To see an iconic artist in such an intimate performance with his father is a truly moving experience for us, and it’s one that we can’t wait to share with all music lovers around the globe.”
Michel Vega, CEO Magnus Media commented: “We couldn’t be more thrilled to partner with Spotify on the launch of their new video streaming capability. This vehicle, coupled with Spotify’s massive reach, provides the perfect platform for content creators to tell their stories.”
All episodes will be available on mobile and desktop inside Spotify’s Latin category in the United States & Latin America.
A brief description of the episodes for Spotify Latino Presents: La Familia, with Marc Anthony & Felipe Muñiz are included below.
1 – ‘Now It’s His Turn’ with Marc Anthony and Felipe Muñiz
Marc Anthony shares a touching tribute to the man that first introduced him to music. After a life of hard work and providing for his family, Felipe Muñiz is about to release his first hit record at the age of eighty one.
2 – ‘The Creation of Dejé de Amar: Felipe Muñiz featuring his son Marc Anthony’
The making of an instant classic. After decades of creating global megahits, Marc Anthony collaborates with his 81 year old father on a new hit record. Unprecedented access to the father and son’s recording process documents what might be the most emotionally charged project in the iconic superstar’s career.
3 – ‘Music Video: Dejé de Amar featuring Marc Anthony’
Marc Anthony and his father, Felipe Muñiz, come together for a music video featuring Felipe’s new song: Dejé de Amar.
The new single “Dejé de Amar”, written by Medardo Rovayo, with Felipe Muñiz featuring Marc Anthony, will be available the same day globally.
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Founded by international music icon Marc Anthony and veteran music agent Michel Vega in April 2015, MAGNUS Media comprises of operating divisions handling artist management, music publishing, digital and video content creation, a music label, a sports division, and an entertainment-centric marketing practice focused on leveraging the power of top Latino content creators worldwide.
Since 2015, MAGNUS has been assembling a roster of artists and athletes that includes Latin music icons Marc Anthony and Alejandro Sanz, urban music stars Gente de Zona, and Chino y Nacho, award winning producers Sergio George and Motiff, and radio personality Enrique Santos, among others. The Magnus Sports division encompasses a roster of over 60 athletes including Chicago Cubs’ Aroldis Chapman and Jorge Soler, in addition to Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos and Marcelo Vieira, among others. www.magnusmedia.com