-- Mexican indie label Movic Records has signed an international licensing deal with EMI. Movic previously distributed through Warner, and achieved platinum sales in Mexico for its rock group Panda under that arrangement. Under the deal with EMI, Movic artists including Panda, Los Claxons, Insite and Nina Pilots will get distribution and marketing in Mexico, the U.S., Latin America and Spain. Movic also incorporates management, booking, production and other services. The first Movic/EMI release will be Panda's "Poetics," due Sept. 22 in Mexico and Oct. 8 in the U.S.

-- Mana guitarist Sergio Vallín is releasing his solo debut, "Bendito Entre Las Mujeres," on Warner Music Latina Sept. 22. The album, produced by Vallín and Sebastian Krys, features vocals from the likes of Natalia Jimenez (from pop group La Quinta Estacion), Ely Guerra, Joy Huerta (of Jesse & Joy), Rosana, Ana Torroja, Maria Jose, Janette Chao and Raquel del Rosario. Vallín wrote and arranged the songs.

-- After 11 years with Banda el Recodo, singer Luis Antonio Lopez, "Mimoso" is going solo. The band, which has a second vocalist, is expected to announce a replacement for Lopez shortly. The singer told a press conference that his departure from the band was "mutual and amicable," and he'll put out his solo album with the group's production company.