Luz CasaL inks SESAC Latina deal
Spanish pop-rock singer Luz Casal, who will receive a lifetime achievement honor at the Latin Grammy Awards in November, has signed with SESAC Latina for the United States and Puerto Rico. In a statement, Casal said she signed with the organization because of the hands-on support its artists receive. SGAE, Spain's main collecting society for songwriters, composers and publishers, represents Casa in most regions globally. She's well-known for working with Spanish film director Pedro Almodovar.
SBS Radio, TUNEIN partner
Spanish Broadcasting System is now offering access to SBS Radio in a partnership with TuneIn, the free streaming service with 40 million-plus listeners. Fans of music and talk radio can tune in to such programs as "El Vacilon de la Manana," "DJ Laz Morning Show" and "El Circo de la Mega." TuneIn offers more than 200 platforms through smartphone apps, vehicle dashboards, Internet home entertainment systems and TuneIn.com. "SBS Radio will significantly grow its audience by exposing our content to new listeners," SBS VP of digital sales Andrew Polsky says. One of the largest publicly traded, Hispanic-controlled U.S. media and entertainment companies, SBS owns and/or operates 21 radio stations in markets like New York, Los Angeles and Miami.
Mana performs for Obama in Las Vegas
Mana, one of the world's most successful Spanish-language rock bands, recently performed at a rally for President Barack Obama in Las Vegas. In his bid for re-election, Obama continues to reach out to Latino communities. Latin acts supporting Obama include Ricky Martin, Marc Anthony and Los Tigres del Norte. Anthony joined Obama in Miami Beach during the summer to help raise money and to perform the national anthem at the Democratic National Convention.