Wikipedia:WikiProject Latin music/Resources
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This page contains useful sources including charts, certifications, awards, and other useful links to help our members for a specific article or project they wish to expand or cleanup. You may add any sources that you feel could be potentially useful to the project. Ensure that the source satisfies WP:IRS before adding it to the list.
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Charts and certifications
Below are charts that listed as reliable sources by Wikipedia. See WP:CHARTS for more available charts. Charts marked with an asterisk (*) means that the chart must be manually archived using online services such WebCite or Wayback Machine as the site does not have a database.
CAPIF (albums only):
- Official website
- Mirror site
- For chart positions before 2010, refer to the Billboard Hits of the World which only be accessed from the physical magazines (see below).
- Certifications Down as of December 2011. It is uncertain if or when it will be available again. At the moment, an archive for all certifications up to 2010 can be found here. Until then, certifications for Argentina will have to come from a reliable source. For diamond certifications, see here.
- Official website
- Albums chart (see Sourcing guide on how to use the Brazilian albums chart.)
National-Report* (singles chart):
- Official website. Use only the "Top Nacional" as chart listings by cities are not allowed.
AMPROFON (albums only):
Monitor Latino* (singles chart):
AFP (albums only):
PROMUSICAE (albums and singles chart):
- For album and singles chart before 2004, they can be found on Billboard Hits of the World (see above). They may also be found on the book Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (2005) by Fernando Salaverri.
- United States
You may use also Allmusic as an alternative source for Billboard chart positions. The charts are listed under the "Awards" section. However, Billboard should be preferably used as Allmusic lists singles released in the same year are arranged alphabetical order and takes two weeks to update chart positions.
Physical scans can be found on Google Books. Note that not all issues may be available.
If a recording receives a Latin certification, be sure to note it in the article. If a recording receives both a standard and a Latin certification, it is recommended that you use the certification with the higher shipment value.
Record Report* (singles chart):
For certifications of other Latin American countries see  (as of 2005)
- Latin music awards
Billboard Latin Music Awards
Latin American Music Awards
Latin Grammy Awards
Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame
Lo Nuestro Awards
Los Premios 40 Principales
- Awards with "Latin" or music categories
American Music Awards
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Awards
Billboard Music Awards
Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) Awards
Premios Tu Mundo
Society of European Stage Authors and Composers (SESAC)
Possible sources for editors
- Allmusic Latin page
- American Sabor
- Billboard Latin music articles
- Diaz Ayala Cuban and Latin American Popular Music Collection at Florida International University
- Center for Iberian and Latin American Music at University of California
- Foundation for Iberian Music the Brook Center at The City University of New York Graduate Center
- Google Newspapers
- Terra Música music section of Terra Networks (Spanish)
Note that the sources below may not focus on music exclusively
- Suplemento Sí, part of the Clarín newspaper.
- Suplemento No, part of the Página/12 newspaper.
- Jedbangers, a Heavy Metal magazine.
- Billboard Brasil, the Brazilian edition of Billboard.
- Estadão Cultura, the culture section of O Estado de S. Paulo, one of the largest newspapers and news portals in Brazil.
- Folha Ilustrada, the culture section of Folha de S.Paulo, one of the largest newspapers and news portals in Brazil.
- O Globo - Cultura, the culture section of O Globo, one of the largest newspapers and news portals in Brazil.
- Jornal do Brasil - Cultura, the culture section of Jornal do Brasil, one of the largest newspapers and news portals in Brazil.
- Rock Brigade, a traditional magazine about heavy metal/rock.
- Rolling Stone Brasil, the Brazilian edition of Rolling Stone
- Tenho Mais Discos Que Amigos!, a notorious music website, and a good source for indie stuff.
- Terra Música, the music section of Terra Networks, a large Spanish-Brazilian news website.
- UOL Música, the music section of UOL, a news portal and a sister project to Folha de S.Paulo.
- Zero Hora Música, the music section of Zero Hora, one of the largest newspapers and news portals in Brazil.