Wikipedia:WikiProject Latin music

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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. 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. No knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese is required to join the project.
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
Defining "Latin music"

In the music industry, "Latin music" has a broad definition due to music journalists, musicologists, and other music sources having different views of what makes an artist or a recording "Latin". For the purpose of this WikiProject and to simplify its meaning, The Latin Recording Academy's definition of "Latin music" will be used as the guideline for the project's scope due to past discussions as well as their dedication to improve the quality of life and the cultural condition for Latin music and its makers. Therefore, the Latin music project scope mainly focuses on the following:

  • Spanish- and Portuguese-language music from Latin America, Spain, Portugal, and the Latino United States.
  • Music performed in languages, dialects or idiomatic expressions recognized in Ibero-America such as Basque, Catalan, Nahuatl, Quechua, Galician, Valencian, and Mayan.
  • Latin instrumental music genres from Ibero-America (including Spain and Portugal) as well as compositions performed or interpreted by an Ibero-American musician.
  • Artists and bands from other countries who perform in Spanish or Portuguese and have commercially released their recordings in any of the regions listed above.
  • Personnel involved in the Latin music industry.
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:
    • Generally records their music in Spanish and/or Portuguese.
    • Have released their recordings in Latin America, Spain, Portugal, or the United States.
    • They may also perform music sung in any of the languages, dialects or idiomatic expressions recognized in Ibero-America (including Spain and Portugal).
  • For musicians:
    • Performs any Latin music genre recognized in Ibero-America or is of Iberian-American heritage.
  • Composers, songwriters, producers, and any other music executives or personnel involved with the Latin music industry falls 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, Portuguese, or in languages or dialects in Ibero-America or any combination of these languages.
    • Commercially released in North America, Central America, South America, the Caribbean nations, Spain or Portugal.
    • Spanish or Portuguese-language versions of a song originally recorded in another language are included in project scope if said version meets WP:NSONGS.
    • Spanish- or Portuguese-language cover versions of a song recorded in another language are also included in the project if it satisfies WP:SONGCOVER.
  • For instrumental recordings, any recording containing works by Ibero American authors and composers (no matter who plays) or it is interpreted by Ibero American artists, even though the work is authored by someone other than an Ibero American. Includes all genres of Latin instrumental recordings. To be included in the project scope, the instrumental recording should either be:
    • Recognized Latin rhythms such as genres from Ibero-America
    • Performed by a musician of Latin heritage
    • Or performed by someone of Ibero-American heritage and does not lend itself to confusion (for example, a song that has Greek elements but was composed/interpreted by a Latino are excluded from the project scope, because the nature of the work does not correspond to any Latin genre).
    • Per the Latin Recording Academy, the inclusion of classical music recordings in the project scope depends on participants being predominantly Latino composers, directors or performers in any of its forms: composition, performance, direction. Due to the nature of the genre, works recorded in German, Italian, Latin or French may, at the decision of the article's main contributor(s), be allowed in the project scope when the composer is of Ibero-American origin.
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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.
III. Use footnotes. Take advantage of the footnote ability Wikipedia has, instead of including html links inside the context include them as footnotes. See Wikipedia:Footnotes on how to use them.
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.
V. Stay on topic. Many articles are criticized for length; sticking to the subject matter helps eliminate this. See Wikipedia:The perfect article for more information.
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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