Wikipedia:WikiProject Latin music

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Welcome! ¡Bienvenidos! Bem-vindos! To the Latin music WikiProject!
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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.
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

The term "Latin music" has an ambiguous meaning in the music industry due to the fact that musicologists, music critics, and other sources have different views of what makes an artist or recording "Latin". Because defining "Latin music" can be difficult, the consensus for the project is to have its scope be primarily based on Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences's (LARAS) definition of "Latin music" as a result of their commitment to Latin music culture and international recognition.

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 in Spanish and Portuguese from Latin America, Europe, and the United States such as pop, rock, and urban.
  • Instrumental music from Ibero-America (including Spain and Portugal)
  • Music performed in any of the indigenous languages and dialects from Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula.
  • 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, composers, 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:
    • Records in Spanish, Portuguese, or any of the indigenous languages and dialects from Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula.
    • Performs any of the Latin genres listed above
  • For musicians:
    • Performs any instrumental music from Ibero-America
  • Composers, 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
    • Its genre being from a region listed above or is contemporary
    • 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 such as Basque, Catalan, Nahuatl, Quechua, Galician, Valencian, and Mayan are accepted by the project as well.
  • For instrumental recordings, the project encompasses any music 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). All genres of Latin instrumental recordings are allowed.
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Before starting a new article! - Notability is a concern that must be adhered to. See Wikipedia:Notability (music) for more information.
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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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