Josh Norek is the president of Regalías Digitales LLC, a firm that helps hundreds of Latin recording artists collect their music royalties and license their songs to film and television productions. He is a co-founder of the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC), and is also co-host of the nationally syndicated public radio show ‘The Latin Alternative,’ which airs on more than 50 radio stations across the United States.
Previously, Norek served for ten years as VP of Business Affairs & Digital for Nacional Records, the leading record label for Latin rock and hip-hop. At Nacional he managed the label’s digital retail and licensing strategies, as well as the company’s sister publishing company Canciones Nacionales. Norek has overseen the launch of albums from Grammy-winning artists like Manu Chao, Ana Tijoux & Nortec Collective, and guided Manu Chao’s “La Radiolina” album to #1 on the Billboard sales charts. Norek also spearheaded the national launch of Starbucks’ first Latin-themed compilation, “Café Con Música,” which spent two weeks at #1 on the Billboard Latin & World music charts in 2013.
Mr. Norek is an artist advocate who fights for artists to receive every penny that they deserve. In 2015 he was invited to Washington, DC to speak with members of Congress about copyright law reform, and the need to create an AM/FM radio music royalty for recording artists. Josh Norek has also served on the boards of advocacy organizations A2IM (American Association of Independent Musicians) and Voto Latino.
Josh Norek is a graduate of Cornell University and Southwestern Law School.