A dizzying blitz of corporate-generated hits blasts the ears of today's songsmiths, plaguing them with a sense that if their music does not sell, it does not matter. That sense is especially sharp in Miami. The boom of the Latin-music industry brings to our beaches the platinum pop idols of the Americas and makes local acts feel the pressure to produce not just records but record sales, not just music but money. Nevermind that few consider the best-selling acts to be... More >>>