MTV Iggy: MTV’s New Global Pop Music Brand


Are you into emerging music from around the world? Then you need to check out the recently re-launched website, What is MTV Iggy is MTV’s new global pop music brand. The website has a cache of scintillating music videos from cutting edge acts, including artists from the Congo, Nigeria, Mexico, Argentina, Denmark, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, S. Korea, India, Japan, China, as well as breaking videos from the UK, USA and Canada. MTV Iggy covers music scenes with live music, artist interviews, reviews of albums, videos and MP3s facilitate music discovery in genres like rock, pop, electronica and R&B as well as global trends like dubstep, Zef, bhangra and cumbia.

I am loving the fact that MTV Iggy features Latin artists and that the website has content in Spanish as well. This week they are featuring two Latin artists Omar Rodríguez-López known for his psych rock sounds and Madame Ur performing Tijuana cabaret pop. I was unfamiliar with both of these musical genres and now I am feeling the sounds of Madame Ur y Sus Hombres.

Check out Madame Ur’s interview and dramatic performance below to see what I am talking about.

Linda Castillo is the Founder and Executive Editor of She writes on topics that empower and inspire Latinas including art, motherhood, green living, culture, travel, and issues transforming the Latino community. Linda has earned a B.S. in Business and a M.S. in Mass Communications from San Jose State University.