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SGAE's Copying Levy Income Outstrips Record Sales

SGAE's Copying Levy Income Outstrips Record Sales

During a miserable year for Spanish sales, for the first time ever Spanish authors body SGAE collected more money from a home-copying levy on consumer electronics/blank media than it did in mechanical royalties from records.
Rock In Rio Madrid Sales Up, Says Organizer

Rock In Rio Madrid Sales Up, Says Organizer

With two weeks to go before the start of Madrid's five-day Rock in Rio festival on June 4, the organization said it has sold 10% more tickets than at this stage before the city's first Rock in Rio in 2008.
Sony Links With Spanish Social Network Tuenti

Sony Links With Spanish Social Network Tuenti

Sony Music Spain and Tuenti, the country's biggest social network in Spanish, has reached a strategic alliance that will give 8 million users access to videos by Sony acts.
Berklee Honor For Paco De Lucia

Berklee Honor For Paco De Lucia

Spain's internationally renowned flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia will be invested doctor honoris causa of music May 8 by the Berklee School of Music in Boston, U.S.A.
Shakira, Juanes Among Stars Supporting 'Ay Haiti'

Shakira, Juanes Among Stars Supporting 'Ay Haiti'

Thirty Spanish and Latin American artists and soccer players say that almost every cent raised by a song and video they have produced to aid victims of the Haitian earthquake three months ago, will go to relief efforts in the country.

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