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Welcome to WikiProject Latin music
Several Wikipedians have formed this collaboration resource and group dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of Latin music and the organization of information and articles on this topic. We welcome anyone interested in music in Spanish and Portuguese as well as other musics from Ibero-America. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions and various resources; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians interested in the topic. If you would like to help, please join the project. We also maintain a Twitter account if you wish to follow us! WikiProject Latin music on Twitter
Goals edit
  1. To improve Wikipedia's coverage of Latin music, by creating and improving articles related to the subject
  2. To be involved in discussions and debates relating to "Latin music" including and not limited to:
    merges, citations, other references, image issues, splits, cleanup, formatting, and expansion.
  3. Reduce trivial information, speculation, point of view, and anything else that violates Wikipedia's core article policies.
  4. Bring numerous articles to Good Article, Featured Article, and/or Featured List status.
  5. Maintain and improve the Latin music portal.
Scope edit

"Latin music" has an ambiguous meaning in the music industry due to musicologists, music journalists, and other music sources having different views of what makes an artist or a recording "Latin". Because defining "Latin music" can be a complicated process and to ensure its many musical styles are covered, the consensus for the project is to use the Latin Recording Academy's definition of "Latin music" as its project scope as a result of their international recognition and commitment to the Latin culture.

Therefore, the Latin music project focuses on the following:

  • Spanish- and Portuguese-language music from Latin America, Spain, Portugal, and the Latino United States.
  • Contemporary music sung in Spanish and Portuguese from Latin America, Latin Europe, and the United States.
  • Instrumental music from Ibero-America (including Spain and Portugal)
  • Music sung in any of the indigenous languages and dialects from the Hispanophone and Lusophone regions of Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula such as Basque, Catalan, Nahuatl, Quechua, Galician, Valencian, and Mayan.
  • Musical acts from other countries who often crossover to the Latin music field.
  • Personnels associated with the Latin music industry including, but not limited to producers and record labels.
Criteria for inclusion

A biography that has met the notability requirements outlined at WP:BIO may be included within this project if it meets one of the following criteria.

  • For artist and bands:
    • Any artist or band who originates from one of the regions listed above and generally records in Spanish or Portuguese.
    • Artists from other countries may be included if they frequently cross over to the Latin music field by recording in Spanish or Portuguese and achieve recognition in the Latin regions.
    • Performs music sung in any of the indigenous languages or dialects from Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula.
  • For musicians:
    • Musicians from Ibero-America who records any instrumental music.
    • Musicians who performs any genre of Latin instrumental music
  • Composers, songwriters, producers, and any other music executives or personnels who are heavily involved with the Latin music industry fall under the project scope as well.

A recording that has met the notability requirements outlined at WP:NMUSIC may be included within this project if it meets one of the following criteria.

  • For vocal recordings:
    • 51% or more of its content recorded in Spanish or Portuguese
    • The genre either originates from one of the regions above or is a contemporary recording performed in either language.
    • Spanish- or Portuguese-language versions of a song originally recorded in another language are included in project scope if said version meets WP:NMUSIC.
    • Spanish- or Portuguese-language cover versions of a song recorded in another language are allowed in the project if it satisfies WP:SONGCOVER.
    • Indigenous languages and dialects from Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula are accepted by the project as well.
  • For instrumental recordings, the project encompasses any compositions from Ibero-America. This includes works by an Ibero-American musician and works interpreted by an Ibero-American musician (even if the original composition was not done by an Ibero-American composer and satisfies WP:SONGCOVER). All genres of Latin instrumental recordings are allowed.
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I. Use references. This is an encyclopedia, so remember to include a ==References== section listing websites, newspapers, articles, books and other sources you used to write the article. New articles and statements added to existing articles may be deleted if unreferenced or referenced poorly. See Wikipedia:Verifiability, Wikipedia:Cite_sources and Wikipedia:References for more information.
II. Use proper spelling and grammar. This is a very important aspect of an article. "We want to learn editors to write proper" There are helpful guidelines in regards to styles. See Wikipedia:Manual of Style (music) for more information.
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IV. Write a good lead. Be sure to write a lead that concisely summarizes the entire article into one or two paragraphs, which make sense to someone who may know nothing about the subjects in question. See Wikipedia:Lead section for more information.
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VI. Keep it simple. Remember that the average reader should be able to comprehend the erudition. Although you should use a broad vocabulary of regular, non-technical terms, do not provide such a quantity of locutions as to impel those who aspire to derive serviceable information from the article to consult a dictionary.
VII. Use images if possible. Images enhance articles greatly, but only use them when they are necessary, and ensure that their copyright status has been specified and we are allowed to use it on Wikipedia. See Wikipedia:Images
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