Billboard Latin Music

  1. Analyst: Latin America Poised For Mobile Growth

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Latin America holds tremendous promise for over-the-air mobile track sales, but not online music sales, according to a study presented at the Billboard Latin Music Conference today (Wednesday). "The potential is clearly in mobile, where a pay ...

  2. MTV Tr3s, mun2 Panel Discusses Latino Youth

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Latino youth feel ignored by mainstream media and brands, and yet consume both in great quantities -- a quandary discussed today (April 8) by the general managers of bilingual music channels MTV Tr3s and mun2. The two organizations discussed their ...

  3. Panel Discusses 'New Music Business' Strategy

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT One size doesn't fit all artists when it comes to new business models and ways of dividing Latin music revenue, a Billboard Latin Music Conference panel concluded today (Tuesday). Declining record sales have spawned new ways of slicing up the ...

  4. Experts Consider Alternative Ways To Move Product

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Latin album sales were down 17% in the first quarter, though Latin digital albums were up 29% for the period, according to Nielse n SoundScan. Geoff Mayfield, director of charts/senior analyst for Billboard, presented those figures today (April 8) ...

  5. MySpace Latino To Launch With New Communities

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After a year in a beta testing phase, MySpace Latino will get its official launch this Friday (April 11) with several new communities directed at U.S. Latinos. The bilingual site, accessible via latino.myspace.com , has spent the last year getting ...

  6. PDs Weigh Role Of Local Programming

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Programming locally in markets with diverse Spanish-speaking populations can present a challenge, but also an opportunity to discover new talent, program directors said today at the Billboard Latin Music Conference. Julie Garza, on-air personality ...

  7. Spanish-Language Listenership Jumps

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bucking a trend of declining listenership at English-language radio, Spanish-language radio has seen its audience grow 10 percent in the last decade among listeners aged 18-34. Citing Arbitron studies, Gary Stone, Univision Radio's COO, gave ...

  8. Panel Debates PPM Effectiveness

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT What's a better measurement of radio listenership: numbers that show all levels of exposure to a radio station, or numbers that show how many people are actually paying attention to what they're hearing? That question was debated between ...

  9. Santos, Ferrero Return To Miami Airwaves March 13

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Univision radio morning personalities Enrique Santos and Joe Ferrero, famous for their prank phone call to Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez impersonating Fidel Castro, will return to the Miami airwaves March 13. Santos and Ferrero will host mornin ...

  10. Iglesias Set For Billboard Latin Music Conference

    February 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Spanish superstar Enrique Iglesias will be the "Star Q&A" artist at the 19th annual Billboard Latin Music Conference, taking place April 6-10 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. Iglesias is the latest of a ...

  11. Billboard Latin Confab Rates Highly In Zogby Poll

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST A poll on Miami conducted by international polling company Zogby found that the Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards was one of the two best-known events in the city. The national poll, which was conducted in January and included over 7,0 ...

  12. Juanes Breaks Silence At Latin Confab Keynote

    April 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In his first U.S. interview in more than a year, Colombian pop-rock star Juanes shared his creative process and commitment to social activism during the keynote Q&A today (April 25) at the Billboard Latin Music Conference in Miami. At a packed ...

  13. Industry Moves To Cash In On Latin Mobile Surge

    April 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With Latin mobile entertainment use outpacing that of the mainstream market, wireless aggregators, labels and artists are all looking to cash in on a surging, fragmented Latin market. The parties discussed the opportunities and challenges in the s ...

  14. Latin Teens Reveal Keys To Music Discovery, Purchasing Behavior

    April 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A panel of Latin teens told a Billboard Latin Music Conference audience Tuesday that they rely mostly on radio to discover new artists, and on illegal downloads to get single tracks -- but that they're willing to pay up for concert tickets an ...

  15. Digital Distribution Bright Spot For Latin Acts

    April 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Though digital distribution has proven to be a boon for unsigned and indie artists, panelists at the Billboard Latin Music Conference in Miami revealed it's not merely a shortcut around the label system. Nielsen SoundScan figures presented by ...

  16. Latin Social Networks Bolstered By Artist Participation

    April 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Latin social networks and artist Web sites are offering more ways than ever for artists to reach existing fans and find new ones directly. But the more the artists themselves participate in the process, the more effectively those sites can be used ...

  17. Latin Anti-Piracy Strategies Shift

    April 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As piracy in the Latin recorded music market moves from physical to digital, trade associations and labels are updating their approaches to keep up. At a Recording Industry Association of America-sponsored panel at the Billboard Latin Music Confer ...

  18. MySpace Targets Latinos With New Sites

    April 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MySpace en Espanol, a Spanish-language version of MySpace targeting US Latinos, and pan-regional site MySpace Latinoamerica have launched to service the Latin social networking space. Though MySpace currently counts about 6 million US Latino users ...

  19. Daddy Yankee To Hit The Road

    April 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Reggaeton superstar Daddy Yankee will support his upcoming album "The Cartel: The Big Boss," due June 5 via El Cartel/Interscope, with a 40-city tour of the U.S. and Latin America, starting Aug. 31 at the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Billb ...

  20. Billboard Latin Music Awards Performers Revealed

    April 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Joan Sebastian, David Bisbal, R.K.M. & Ken-Y, Los Creadorez del Pasito Duranguense, Los Horoscopos de Durango, Diana Reyes and Mariano Barba are the first performers announced for the 2007 Billboard Latin Music Awards. The event will air live ...

  21. Newcomers Top Billboard Latin Award Finalists

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Rakim and Ken-Y, the reggaeton newcomers who aptly blended romance with dance beats on their debut album, "Masterpiece: Nuestra Obra Maestra" (Pina/Universal Latino), lead the list of finalists for the 2007 Billboard Latin Music Awards. ...

  22. Juanes Set For Billboard Latin Conference

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Colombian superstar Juanes will sit for an exclusive interview at Billboard's Latin Music Conference, to be held April 23-26 in Miami. This will be The artist's first public interview since the end of his world tour in the fall of 2006. ...

  23. Shakira Makes Chart History

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Peaks on Hot Latin Songs, Mainstream Top 40. “Hips Don’t Lie,” the new single by Shakira with Wyclef Jean, has simultaneously shimmied its way to the No. 1 spot on the Hot Latin Songs and Hot 100 Airplay chart this week. Although another Latin act ...

  24. Billboard Awards Latin Superstars, Newcomers

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Staged April 27 in Hollywood, Fla. The 2006 Billboard Latin Music Awards sent a clear message that the Latin audience has accepted new sounds, from reggaetón to rock to progressive tropical music. The producer of the year award went to the reggaet ...

  25. Is Reggaeton Losing Its Purity?

    April 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Day 2: 'Rhythm, Rap & Reggaeton' panel. Reggaeton may have fostered unity in the Latin music community when it blew up in the mainstream a year ago, but panelists at the Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards in Miami addr ...

  26. Daddy Yankee Exclusive Q&A

    April 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT DAy 2: Billboard Latin Music Conf & Awards. Daddy Yankee demonstrated his star presence during an exclusive Q&A with Billboard Latin Bureau Chief Leila Cobo at the Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards in Miami. Amid a wall-lin ...

  27. Day Two: Breaking Age-Old Perceptions

    April 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Panel discussed moving brand forward. Breaking age-old perceptions and moving the brand forward were the goals of “Not Your Father’s Regional Mexican Music,” which opened the second day of the annual Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards. ...

  28. Pricing Debated At Billboard Latin Music Conf

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT CD cost a bigger issue than downloading. The price of the CD and how Apple's iTunes store have affected the perceived value of music inspired a passionate discussion today (April 25) at the Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards in Mia ...

  29. Latin Execs Debate CD Pricing

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The price of the CD and how Apple's iTunes store have affected the perceived value of music inspired a passionate discussion today (April 25) at the Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards in Mi The price of the CD and how Apple ...

  30. Billboard Latin Music Conf & Awards Kick Off

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Promo impact of TV debated on first panel. The promotional impact of television and the "American Idol" model were ideas in focus at the “TV Star” panel which opened this year's Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards in Miami ...

  31. Billboard, MSN Partner For Latin Web Site

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Billboard Latin Conf taking place April 24-27. Billboard has partnered with MSN to produce a co-branded, Spanish-language Latin music Web site featuring exclusive Billboard content. Billboard Magazine and Billboard.com will provide artists intervi ...

  32. Daddy Yankee, RBD Lead Billboard Finalists

    February 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Reggaetón star Daddy Yankee and Mexican pop phenomenon RBD—both part of the youth movement that dominated Billboard’s Latin charts last year—are the leading finalists for the 2006 Billboard Lat Reggaetón star Daddy Yankee and Mexican pop phenomeno ...

  33. Official Bad Boy Latino Launch Revealed

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Diddy, Estefan partner for label. Producer Emilio Estefan and Sean "Diddy" Combs are set to formally reveal the launch of Bad Boy Latino during a party in Miami on Aug. 25, Billboard.biz has learned. The joint venture label, a spin-off f ...

  34. Latin Notas

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST The upcoming Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards reserves a seat for Chayanne at its Q&A session. Read Leila Cobo's column. The upcoming Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards reserves a seat for Chayanne at its Q ...

  35. Billboard To Fete Solís, Guerra

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Two of Latin music's biggest stars, Marco Antonio Solís and Juan Luis Guerra, will receive special honors at the 2005 Billboard Latin Music Awards on April 28 at the Miami Arena. Two of Latin music's biggest stars, Marco Antonio ...

  36. Solís Leads Billboard Latin Awards Finalists

    February 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Show set for April 28 in Miami. The diversity of Latin music is evident in the list of finalists for the 2005 Billboard Latin Music Awards, which will air live April 28 on Telemundo. The awards will bring to a close the 16th annual Billboard Latin ...

  37. 'Billboard Latino' To Bow On Azteca

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Weekly show to showcase Latin charts. "Billboard Latino," a weekly one-hour entertainment magazine show, will premiere Feb. 5 on the Azteca America television network. The program, which will air Saturdays at 9 p.m. ET, is co-produced by ...

  38. 'Billboard Latino' To Bow On Azteca

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Weekly show to showcase Latin charts. "Billboard Latino," a weekly one-hour entertainment magazine show, will premiere Feb. 5 on the Azteca America television network. The program, which will air Saturdays at 9 p.m. ET, is co-produced by ...

  39. BMG U.S. Latin Restructures

    April 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT On the heels of BMG's recent label restructuring, the company's BMG U.S. Latin division is being transformed, according to Maarten Steinkamp, president, international, BMG, into an entity similar to " On the heels of BMG's rece ...

  40. Indies Picked To Jumpstart Latin Biz Rebound

    April 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The bulls outnumbered the bears during the first day of this year's Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards. Optimistic attendees at the 15th annual confab at the Eden Roc Hotel in Miami Beach s The bulls outnumbered the bears durin ...

  41. Latin Music

    April 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Billboard Latin Music conference this week throws the spotlight on the Latin genre, with panels, performances, interviews and other events leading up to Thursday's awards gala. The Billboard Latin Music conference this week throws the spo ...

  42. Production Exec To Bow Web-Based Latin Label

    April 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A new Latin-music label whose products will be sold exclusively through the Internet is set to launch next week in Miami. A new Latin-music label whose products will be sold exclusively through the Internet is set to launch next week in Miami. Emu ...

  43. Production Exec To Bow Web-Based Latin Label

    April 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A new Latin-music label whose products will be sold exclusively through the Internet is set to launch next week in Miami. A new Latin-music label whose products will be sold exclusively through the Internet is set to launch next week in Miami. Emu ...

  44. New Management For Paulina Rubio

    April 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Cookman international has signed Paulina Rubio for worldwide management. Cookman international has signed Paulina Rubio for worldwide management. Rubio was previously managed by Caresse Henry through Caliente Management. Rubio is in the midst of p ...

  45. Latin Notas

    February 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Paulina Rubio will be the subject of the Billboard Latin Music Conference's one-on-one interview. Paulina Rubio will be the subject of the Billboard Latin Music Conference's one-on-one interview. News Paulina Rubio ...

  46. Rubio To Speak At Billboard Latin Confab

    February 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Mexican diva Paulina Rubio will be the featured artist at the one-on-one interview that has become the centerpiece of the Billboard Latin Music Conference. Mexican diva Paulina Rubio will be the featured artist at the one-on-one interview that has ...

  47. Cruz Leads Finalists For Billboard Latin Awards

    February 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Celia Cruz tops the finalists for the Billboard Latin Music Awards, to be presented April 29 at the Miami Arena in Miami. The late "Queen of Salsa" is up for seven honors, including top Latin albums a Celia Cruz tops the finalists for th ...

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