-Up-and-coming regional Mexican star Germán Montero has signed with SESAC Latina. The young singer/songwriter, formerly a vocalist for La Arrolladora Banda El Limón, launched his solo career last year with his album “Pensando en Ti.” Two of Montero’s compositions—“Se Terminó” and “Ha Llegado el Amor”—are included on his current Fonovisa release, “Comprendeme.” Montero is managed by the M Lopez agency.

-Mexican authorities arrested five people and seized over 600 CD and DVD
burners, over 3 million blank CD-R/DVD-Rs, about 100,000 pirated CDs and DVDs, and about 5 million inlay cards in a series of anti-piracy operations April 16-24, according to labels body IFPI. A total of 18 warehouses and manufacturing sites were raided in Tepito, Mexico City, while one raid occurred in Merida, Yucatan. Customs officials also seized product from containers that lacked the proper invoice documentation, according to IFPI.