Billboard Latin Music

  1. @Billboard Latin Conf.: Marc Anthony Talks New Album, Jennifer Lopez

    April 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Marc Anthony previewed his new album and explained how music and Jennifer Lopez changed his life during an in-depth Q&A Wednesday at the Billboard Latin Music Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Anthony is set to perform at the Billboard Lati ...

  2. @Billboard Latin Conf.: Universal CEO Lopez Talks Anti-Piracy, Digital and More

    April 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT All parts of the Latin music industry must unite and lobby for their common interests in order to survive piracy and the digital transition, the chairman/CEO of Universal Music Latin America/Iberian Peninsula Jesus Lopez said Wednesday. Lopez' ...

  3. @Billboard Latin Conf.: Execs Debate Roles In The 'New Touring' Biz

    April 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Leaders of Latin music's concert industry wrestled with tough questions about their changing roles Tuesday at the Billboard Latin Music Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico. At the "Playing Musical Chairs (In the New Touring Arena)" ...

  4. @Billboard Latin Conf.: Elvis Crespo Takes The Stage

    April 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Elvis Crespo brought laughs to the Billboard Latin Music Conference on Tuesday, as he held forth on tropical music and the state of the industry. In a one-on-one session with Billboard’s executive director of Latin content and programming Leila Co ...

  5. @Billboard Latin Conf.: 3 Branding Deal Pitfalls

    April 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Don’t sponsor artists just because they’re a big name. Artists and brands, be transparent about what you need from each other in a campaign. And use social media in a pinpointed, strategic way. Hispanic marketing experts pointed out some common pi ...

  6. Universal Music Group, Mozes Engage Fans In Spanish

    April 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group is partnering with mobile marketing service provider Mozes for Spanish-language content and fan engagement tools. UMG is already a Mozes client, but will be using the Mozes Connect platform for direct-to-consumer promotions i ...

  7. Expansion Team: Broadcaster SBS Beefs Up Entertainment Division

    April 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Best-known as an owner and operator of radio stations, Spanish Broadcasting System is expanding its footprint in live entertainment. Through its SBS Entertainment division, the Coconut Grove, Fla., media company has promoted Latin music concerts s ...

  8. Marc Anthony, Wyclef Jean To Perform At 2010 Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Superstars Marc Anthony, Wyclef Jean, Paulina Rubio and Chayanne are the newest addition to the roster of performers for the 2010 Billboard Latin Music Awards , presented by State Farm live from Puerto Rico. The awards will air April 29 on the Tel ...

  9. El Compa Chuy, Los Dareyes Storm Billboard Stage

    April 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT CDs, bras and shoes went flying at the stage Saturday night at the Los Angeles installment of "Billboard en Concierto," the nationwide Latin concert series leading up to the Billboard Latin Music Awards. Regional Mexican stars El Compa C ...

  10. Aventura Opens Online Merch Store

    April 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Urban bachata act Aventura is opening an online merch store on its official Web site . The store, powered by Global Merchandising, will sell t-shirts, tank tops and posters initially, with a target launch date of next week. "We will start sim ...

  11. Marco Antonio Solis, Wisin y Yandel Confirm Billboard Latin Music Awards Performances

    April 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Nelly Furtado, Ricardo Montaner, Wisin y Yandel, Luis Fonsi, Marco Antonio Solis, Jencarlos Canela, Banda Los Recoditos, and Gilberto Santa Rosa have confirmed performances for the 2010 Billboard Latin Music Awards presented by State Farm, broadca ...

  12. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: Lopez Negrete Communications President Alex Lopez Negrete

    April 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Name: Alex Lopez Negrete Title: President, CEO/CCO, Lopez Negrete Communications Panel: Branding For Music/Music For a Brand (Tuesday, April 27, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.; more information at billboardlatinconference.com. ) At this moment in time, what mo ...

  13. Billboard Latin Music Awards' 'Finalists' CD Released

    April 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Billboard Latin Music Awards’ “Finalists 2010” compilation is out today. The Universal-distributed collection, available only at Target, target.com and on itunes.com/target, reflects songs and artists that are finalists for this year’s awards. ...

  14. Billboard Latin Music Awards To Honor Marc Anthony, Los Temerarios

    April 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Superstar Marc Anthony and iconic Mexican group Los Temerarios will be honored with the Billboard Spirit of Hope and Billboard Lifetime Achievement Awards, respectively, during the 2010 Billboard Latin Music Awards presented by State Farm, airing ...

  15. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: David LaPointe, Director of LP Marketing and Promotions

    April 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Name : David LaPointe Title : Director, LP Marketing and Promotions Panel : Indie Nation (Wednesday, April 28, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.; more information at billboardlatinconference.com . 1. What needs to change in the Latin music business? I think that ...

  16. Latin Briefs: Univision, Gracenote, Thalia and More

    April 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT - Univision and Gracenote have teamed up on a searchable lyrics database on Univision.com. The site is accessible from Univision.com's music page and provides both English- and Spanish-language lyrics from the four major publishers as well as ...

  17. Billboard En Concierto Series Kicks Off In Miami

    April 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Newcomer Jencarlos Canela and comeback kid Luis Enrique played for nearly 2,000 fans at the inaugural "Billboard en Concierto" show at Miami's Fillmore Theater. Presented by State Farm, the show was the first of five performances pr ...

  18. Juan Luis Guerra, Thalia, Pitbull Confirm Billboard Performances

    April 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Juan Luis Guerra, Camila, Thalia, Tito “El Bambino,” Joan Sebastian, Pitbull, and David Bisbal are the first confirmed performers at the 2010 Billboard Latin Music Awards, presented by State Farm live from Puerto Rico. The awards show will broadca ...

  19. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: Urban Artist Tito El Bambino

    April 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Name: Tito El Bambino Title: Artist, a finalist for 18 Billboard Latin Music Awards thanks to his hit "El Amor" from his album "El Patron." Panel: Rising Above - The Evolution of the Latin Urban Movement (Tuesday, April 27, 4:0 ...

  20. Juan Gabriel, The Flamboyant Master Of Mexican Popular Music, Prepares His First Album In Seven Years

    April 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Nobody cuts off Juan Gabriel. After performing a rousing mariachi number at November's Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas, it turns out the 61-year-old Mexican entertainer/composer was just getting warmed up. As the lights dimmed, one of his gu ...

  21. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: Digital Girl President Loren Medina

    April 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Name : Loren Medina Title : President, Digital Girl Panel : Social Studies: real-Time Social Networking Review (Tuesday, April 27, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.; more information at billboardlatinconference.com . What needs to change in the Latin music busine ...

  22. Additional Panelists Announced For Billboard Latin Music Conference

    April 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A roster of established and developing artists, executives and producers will take part in the annual panel discussion on urban Latin music that has become a staple of the Billboard Latin Music Conference. "Rising Above: The Evolution of the ...

  23. Better Know A Panelist: Pedro Guzman, VP A&R, Universal Music Latino/Machete

    April 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Name : Pedro Guzman Title : VP A&R, Universal Music Latino/Machete Panel : "Rising Above: The Evolution of the Latin Urban Movement" (Tuesday, April 27, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.; more information at billboardlatinconference.com . At this mom ...

  24. Aventura Reveals Latin American Leg Of Tour

    March 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST Urban bachata act Aventura, which had the top-selling Latin album in 2009 with "The Last" and sold out four nights at New York's Madison Square Garden during its recently completed 21-date U.S. tour, announced the Latin American leg ...

  25. Marc Anthony Set For Billboard Latin Music Conference

    March 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST Superstar Marc Anthony will sit down for a rare interview during the Billboard Latin Music Conference, during which he will discuss of his upcoming release and different artistic and business ventures, including his film career and his purchase of ...

  26. 'El Bambino,' Wisin & Yandel Lead Billboard Latin Awards Finalists

    February 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Urban-leaning acts led the finalists' charge for the 2010 Billboard Latin Music Awards, with Tito "El Bambino" competing for 18 awards for his album "El Patrón" (Siente/Universal) and the single "El Amor." Foll ...

  27. 2010 Billboard Latin Music Awards Heads To Puerto Rico

    November 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST For the first time in its more than 20-year history, the Billboard Latin Music Awards will take place in Puerto Rico, marking the first time the show goes on the road from its traditional Miami homebase. The awards, presented by State Farm, will b ...

  28. The Billboard Q&A: Walter Kolm

    September 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT When Universal Music Group (UMG) restructured its U.S. Latin operations last year in the wake of its acquisition of Univision Music Group, it put its Latin pop, urban, tropical and rock repertoire under the leadership of Walter Kolm, formerly seni ...

  29. New Regional Mexican Act Focus Of Telemundo Reality Show

    September 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Spanish language network Telemundo has teamed up with State Farm Insurance to produce an eight-hour reality show documenting the creation and launch of a new musical act. "La Banda del Pueblo" (The People's Band) premieres Sept. 13 ...

  30. Latin Radio Broadcasters Lobby Against Royalty Act

    May 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Lazer Broadcasting is a significant player in the Hispanic radio world on the West Coast. The Oxnard, Calif.-based operation, headed by president/CEO Alfredo Plascencia, owns and operates 18 Spanish language radio stations in 10 California markets ...

  31. Study: Music Sponsorships To Hit New High In 2009

    April 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT North American-based companies will spend $1.08 billion to sponsor music venues, festivals and tours in 2009, a 3.8% increase from the $1.04 billion spent last year, according to IEG Sponsorship Report, which tracks money spent on sponsorships. In ...

  32. Flex Takes Eight Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Propelled by the runaway success of his hit single "Te Quiero," Felix Danilo Gómez, the Panamenian DJ and singer better known as Flex, was the big winner at the 2009 Billboard Latin Music awards presented by State Farm Insurance on April ...

  33. Los Tigres del Norte Onboard With Verizon

    April 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Verizon announced its first national partnership with a regional Mexican band, Los Tigres del Norte, at the Billboard Latin Music Conference. Flanked by Jorge and Hernan Hernández, founding members of the iconic norteño group, Ed Ruth, director of ...

  34. Don Omar Gives Keynote At Billboard Latin Music Confab

    April 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT God, a savvy embrace of technology, and a unique artistic vision have been the driving forces in Don Omar's success, the urban music star told a packed house today (April 22) at the Billboard Latin Music Conference in Miami. The artist and fo ...

  35. Latin Execs Discuss Industry Shifts

    April 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Is the Latin music industry finally transforming itself into a content provider, regardless of platform? That idea seemed to have taken hold among the top executives speaking at today's "View From The Top" panel at the Billboard Lat ...

  36. Radio Panel Debates PPM, Audience Retention Strategies

    April 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Programmers were torn about the benefits of the portable people meter (PPM), during the "Radio Days" panel held April 21 at the Eden Roc Resort as part of the Billboard Latin Music Conference. Al Fuentes, PD/host for Spanish BRaodcasting ...

  37. Latin Conf. Day 2: The Evolving Digital World

    April 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Independent Latin artists have lost their right to complain about labels not signing them, according to "The Evolving Digital World" panel at the Billboard Latin Music Conference in Miami. Before the digital age, "the biggest hurdle ...

  38. Latin Panel Discusses Audience Reach Of Urban Acts

    April 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT When the going gets tough, the tough get creative, industry professionals agreed on the first day (April 20) of the Billboard Latin Music Conference in Miami. That held true just as much for urban artists trying to reach a fragmented audience with ...

  39. Touring Panel Debates Strategy, Developing Acts, 360s

    April 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Fifteen veteran artists. That's what the U.S. Latin touring circuit relies on, according to a panel of live events professionals on the first day of the Billboard Latin Music Conference on Monday. Setting aside regional Mexican, "new tal ...

  40. Execs, Superstars Set For Billboard Latin Conference

    April 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The 20th annual Billboard Latin Music Conference, presented by State Farm in association with Verizon, kicks off April 20 with back-to-back panels on touring, music and media and Billboard’s first Urban MIXX day, presented in conjunction with Crea ...

  41. Iglesias, Daddy Yankee Set For Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Superstars Enrique Iglesias, Daddy Yankee, Aventura, Wisin & Yandel, Akon and Rubén Blades and his legendary band, Los Seis del Solar, have been added to the lineup of performers for the 2009 Billboard Latin Music Awards. They join a roster of ...

  42. 'Hola Miami' To Debut On Romance 106.7

    April 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After more than a month's hiatus following the departure of morning show host Javier Ceriani and his show "Zona Cero," SBS Miami pop station Romance 106.7 (WRMA) has finally announced a new morning drive show. "Hola Miami" ...

  43. Billboard To Honor Santana, Daddy Yankee, Alarcon

    March 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As part of the 20th anniversary celebration of its Latin Music Conference and Awards, Billboard will honor icon Carlos Santana, reggaetón star Daddy Yankee and industry maverick and impresario Raul Alarcón Sr. with special discretionary awards. Sa ...

  44. Finalists Announced For Billboard Latin Music Awards

    February 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST A varied list of artists, from veteran to newcomers, dominates the finalists for the 11th annual Billboard Latin Music Awards, taking place April 23 in Miami. Icons Vicente Fernandez, Marco Antonio Solis and Mana, along with pop star Enrique Igles ...

  45. Billboard Latin Music Awards Return To Telemundo

    January 21, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Billboard Latin Music Awards will air live April 23 on the Telemundo network, both in the United States and internationally. The Latin music industry's most prestigious award show returns to Telemundo following the extension of Billboard& ...

  46. Updated: 'El Cucuy' Exits KLAX

    September 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Renowned Latin radio DJ Renán Almendarez Coello, better known as El Cucuy de la Mañana, is leaving his morning slot at Los Angeles station La Raza (KLAX, 97.9 FM). Almendarez, recognized as one of the premiere figures in Spanish language broadcast ...

  47. Cafe Tacvba Leads Latin Grammy Nods

    September 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Alternative Mexican band Cafe Tacvba is the leading nominee for the ninth annual Latin Grammy Awards , garnering six nods including album of the year (for "Sino") and song of the year (for "Esta Vez"). Juanes netted five nomina ...

  48. Ballas-Traynor Named People En Espanol Publisher

    July 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After a lengthy career in television, Lucia Ballas-Traynor has been named publisher of People en Español. She will take up her new post August 18. Ballas-Traynor was most recently senior VP and GM of bilingual TV network MTV Tr3s, which she helped ...

  49. Iglesias Sits With Billboard For Keynote Q&A

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As a child, Enrique Iglesias dreamed of being a soccer player, a professional surfer or a singer, but he made his career in the latter by playing to his strengths. Iglesias told the stories behind his career moves Wednesday during a keynote Q& ...

  50. Full Coverage: Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Full coverage from the Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards, which ran April 7 – 10, in Hollywood, Fla. Array Of Acts Score Big At Billboard Latin Music Awards April 10, 2008 Rare eclecticism marked the 19th annual Billboard Latin Music A ...

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