Speaker Profile

Cobo Leila

Job TitleExecutive Director of Content and Programming for Latin Music

Company NameBillboard (USA)


Billboard Latin Music Conference, including her signature Q&A sessions with the top Latin stars. Cobo has a degree in piano performance from Manhattan School of Music and a  master's in communication from the Annenberg School at University of Southern California.

She has published two award-winning novels with Grand Central Publishing/Hatchette ("Tell Me Something True," and "The Second Time We Met"). With Penguin, she published a best-selling biography on the late Jenni Rivera; "Apunta a las estrellas," a guide for aspiring Latin artists; and Ednita Nazario's just-released new memoir, Una Vida.


Billboard is the world's most influential music brand, built on the most complete and well-respected database of charts across all music genres. The Billboard charts define success in music. From the iconic Billboard magazine to Billboard.com, the ultimate consumer-facing destination for millions of passionate music fans, to the industry's most elite conference series and influencer eventsincluding the Power 100 and Women in Music - the Billboard brand has unmatched authority among fans, artists and the industry alike. Billboard was named the leading U.S. brand on Twitter, surpassing the NFL, ESPN, BuzzFeed and MTV, with 6.1 million engaged actions in Q3 2015, and named an overall Top 10 U.S. Media Publisher in December 2015 with 11.8 million social actions. Billboard has a social media footprint of 14.8 million social followers across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Billboard magazine has published major news-generating covers recently including Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Selena Gomez, Fifth Harmony, Justin Bieber, an open letter to Congress signed by 180+ of the music industry's biggest stars and executives. In December 2016, the Billboard Women in Music ceremony, which honored Madonna as Woman of the Year, was presented to a mass audience via Lifetime, the exclusive broadcast partner.

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