Univision America Radio Bows
Univision Radio is launching on July 4 a new AM radio network covering nine U.S. markets and featuring local, national and international news in addition to entertainment items, traffic and weather updates. Programming on the newly launched Univision America network will also spotlight politics, health, family matters and education. The network will be available in Miami, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Texas cities Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, McAllen and El Paso.
Myriam Hernandez SET TO Tour
Starting June 9, Chilean pop singer Myriam Hernandez will perform in 20 cities across South America and the United States. Her Seduccion tour will coincide with the release of the single "Todo en Tu Vida," a duet with Mexican singer Cristian Castro. Considered one of the top-selling artists in her native country, the songstress also appears on the TV show "El Mejor de Chile." Hernandez's album "Seduccion" (Universal Music) received a Latin Grammy Award nomination last year.
Indies Added to Latin Content Service
Photo service Getty Images and MuuseMe.com, a digital platform showcasing Latin music for commercial placements, are partnering to create a Hispanic music division with a roster of 3,000 Spanish-language indie acts that can be licensed in the United States, Latin America and Spain. MuuseMe will curate content for Getty, according to officials, who say that most acts in the new division are "smaller, lesser-known indie bands" looking to expand their reach through distribution outlets ranging from ad agencies to broadcast producers. MuuseMe co-founder Robert Filomena says his company's role is to provide Getty with music that didn't previously exist in its portfolio. Artists, he adds, will receive 50% of the licensing fees, with the other half split between Getty and MuuseMe.