The Gospel Music Association is proud to partner with AJ RAMOS, music executive, speaker, and multimedia influencer, to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, observed September 15 through October 15. To celebrate, the GMA and AJ will be presenting dedicated Instagram live events focusing on unity, expertise in the Latin Christian music space, and diverse musical influences.
“It’s impossible to ignore the impact that Latin Music has had and continues to have on culture. We’re honored to be able to share our platform and shine a light on some of the amazing artists from the Hispanic community,” Justin Fratt, Executive Vice President, Gospel Music Association.
Hosted by AJ RAMOS, the Instagram live events will include artists and industry professionals like Maverick City Música, Gateway Worship Español, Blanca, Social Club Misfits, Tribl Records, Samuel ASH, and Reach Records.
“I am thankful to have been approached by the GMA to lead this series. It is exciting and a privilege to continue cultivating and serving our community. When we worked on curating these conversations, we wanted to make sure that we achieved a balance of genres and cultures, but with the same purpose: bring light to Hispanic artists that are generating impact on a global scale while promoting unity and faith,” expresses AJ RAMOS.
Follow the live broadcasts through the Gospel Music Association’s Instagram account HERE at the following times:
Friday, September 16, at 11 am CST / 12 pm EST:AJ RAMOSMaverick City MúsicaStephanie Valcarcel, of Tribl Records and co-founder of Maverick City Music/ Música
Friday, September 30, at 11 am CST / 12 pm EST:AJ RAMOSBlancaGateway Worship Español
Friday, October 14, at 11 am CST / 12 pm EST:AJ RAMOSSocial Club MisfitsDee DíazSamuel ASH
ABOUT THE GOSPEL MUSIC ASSOCIATION:
Since 1964, the Gospel Music Association’s mission has been to expose, promote and celebrate the Gospel through music. As a trade organization, the GMA serves creatives and professionals within the Christian and Gospel music industry. It supports this richly diverse community by providing for basic needs through the GMA Foundation, preserving the legacies of the genre’s trailblazers through the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame, and celebrating the work of today’s artists through events like the GMA Dove Awards – which reaches millions of people around the world annually.For more information about the Gospel Music Association, visit www.gospelmusic.org. Join the GMA social communities on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.
ABOUT AJ RAMOS:
AJ RAMOS is a renowned Latin music and culture Executive, and multimedia public figure. AJ felt drawn to music and art from a very young age and, while growing up in the Abbott district of Hudson County, he built the resilience and wit needed to thrive in the music industry. His first 10 years in the industry were spent on radio (terrestrial and satellite) and television. He helped establish the first Reggaeton radio station in the United States, La Kalle 105.9FM, and climbed the corporate ladder at some of the most credible communication networks including Univision, CBS, Sirius XM, and Telemundo. In 2015, AJ joined the first Latin music team at Spotify, where he educated the entire industry on the nuances of streaming, and led Latin music curation for Urban, Tropical, and Christian genres. In 2019, the now two-time Billboard Power Player joined YouTube Music/Google as Head of Artist Partnerships. There, Ramos builds and fosters strong relationships between the platform and recording artists, and facilitates partner activation strategies that offer impactful visibility and growth. With over 16 years of experience in the music industry, AJ’s work has left an imprint on many; from burgeoning artists to the biggest names in Latin music history. Today, he is a referent and a respected curator of Latin American culture, as well as an influential music executive, influential content creator, and executive producer.