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  1. Online Video Going Long, Live and Mobile: Ooyala Study

    November 15, 2012 3:00 AM EST Just two years ago, conventional wisdom held that online videos should not last longer than three minutes because viewers have the attention span of a LOL cat. Fast forward to this fall, and 30% of total video viewing time on tablet devices are sp ...

  2. Veteran Promoter Jose Muniz Joins Evenpro Group, XYZ Live

    October 03, 2012 6:04 PM EDT Latin American concert promoter Jose Muniz has joined Evenpro Group and XYZ Live, according to the companies. The Evenpro Group, which has equity in the Brazil-based XYZ Live, has offices in Miami; Caracas, Venezuela; Bogota, Colombia; San Jose; C ...

  3. Bogota Brothers Burn Up Charts

    August 30, 2012 12:55 PM EDT Cali & El Dandee target the U.S. after scoring hits in Latin markets. Scanning through iTunes' top 10 singles lists throughout Latin America and Spain during the past few months, one would invariably come across "Yo Te Esperare" ...

  4. Twitter 140: Page 13

    July 26, 2012 7:54 PM EDT « PREVIOUS | NEXT » RETURN TO INDEX Toy Selectah DJ/Producer/A&R @ToySelectah Selectah is known industry-wide for his creative savvy and is most recently credited for discovering one of Latin music's biggest DJ acts, 3BallMTY. But the pro ...

  5. Fandalism Gives Musicians Their Own Social Network

    April 30, 2012 4:06 PM EDT Fandalism homepage features performance videos from musicians in such disparate places as New Zealand, Sweden and Connecticut. (screen shot) If you're a musician, or you want to keep track of up-and-coming and unknown musicians, you should re ...

  6. Mana Announce New North and South American Tour Dates

    January 17, 2012 10:26 AM EST With a concert at State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, TX., April 3, Mexican rockers Maná will kick off the second leg of their "Drama y Luz" U.S. tour. The group (@manaoficial), which had one of the top five Latin tours of the year in 2011 and ...

  7. Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards 2011: The Hottest Concerts

    April 25, 2011 6:39 PM EDT Every sector of the Latin music industry will convene for the Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards, presented by State Farm in association with AT&T, at the Eden Roc Renaissance in Miami Beach on April 25-28. Artist showcases are a hi ...

  8. SGAE-backed Latin America Tour Set To Launch

    November 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Spanish collecting society SGAE's promotion arm Fundación Autor tomorrow (Nov. 16) kicks off its 11th annual Rock en Ñ tour of Spanish and Latin acts in Latin America. The tour takes in seven concerts on Colombia, Argentina and Mexico until D ...

  9. Colombia's Rock al Parque Fest Set For July 3-5

    June 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT More than 50 bands will play the 16th annual Rock al Parque fest in Bogotá, Colombia, July 3-5, which is billed as the largest free-admission rock fest in Latin America. The festival last year drew over 320,000 attendees over a three-day span. Thi ...

  10. Latin Briefs: Jorge Villamizar, MTV, Selena

    January 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST - Colombian singer-songwriter Jorge Villamizar has signed a new worldwide management deal with The Sixth House. The next solo album from the ex-Bacilos frontman, who just won a Latin Grammy for his co-write of Luis Enrique's "Yo No Sé Ma ...

  11. Worlds Collide At Premios MTV Latinoamerica

    October 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Wisin & Yandel and Panda were the big winners at Thursday’s Premios MTV Latinoamerica, an event that highlighted the tricky balance of pleasing a pan-regional audience. The reggaeton duo took home “tongue” statuettes for artist and video of th ...

  12. Panda, Wisin And Yandel Winners At Los Premios MTV

    October 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Mexican rock bands and reggaeton artists were big winners at Los Premios TV in Los Angeles, where the political leanings of the host, Calle 13's Residente, also had some time in the spotlight. Host Nelly Furtado opened the show Thursday with ...

  13. 60,000 Join Madrid's VivAmerica Celebration

    October 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Some 60,000 people, mainly Latin American, danced and sang their way down a central Madrid boulevard for four hours late Oct. 11, on the eve of the Oct. 12 Day of Hispanity, which marks the anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus to the ...

  14. Snoop Dogg, Placebo Join MTV Latin America Lineup

    September 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Snoop Dogg and reality show star Kim Kardashian will be presenters at the 2009 Los Premios MTV Latin America awards. British rockers Placebo and pop duo Jesse & Joy have joined a line-up of performers that includes Wisin & Yandel, P ...

  15. MTVNLA Opens Colombia Office

    August 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks Latin America has opened a new office in Bogota, Colombia. Headed by country manager Christian Prada, who formerly represented Televisa Networks in Colombia, the office will handle ad sales, affiliate sales and marketing for MTV, VH1, ...

  16. Latin Briefs: Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, MTV, 'Descarga'

    June 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT - Los Fabulosos Cadillacs have canceled their headlining performance at Central Park’s SummerStage July 11, to be replaced by Calle 13. According to a statement from Cadillacs management, the cancellation came as a result of having to reschedule t ...

  17. Vallenato Legend Rafael Escalona Dies

    May 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Colombian composer Rafael Escalona, an icon whose name is synonymous with Colombia’s typical vallenato music, died May 13 of respiratory failure in Bogotá, Colombia. He was 81 years old. A legend in Colombia, where his compositions—including " ...

  18. Latin Briefs: Cafe Tacvba, Pee Wee

    May 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -A May 27 show in Bogota by Mexican band Cafe Tacvba has not been canceled due to swine flu as previously speculated, according to news reports quoting the city's health secretary. Fears of infection had already caused postponements of a show ...

  19. Cafe Tacvba Announce World Tour

    April 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Mexican rock legends Café Tacvba announced details of their 20th anniversary world tour today. The trek will take the Grammy and Latin Grammy winners to 20 cities in Central and South America, the U.S. and Europe. Also as part of the anniversary, ...

  20. Spanish Icon Raphael Plans Trek

    March 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Spanish icon Raphael is preparing to kick off the North and South American leg of his 50th anniversary celebration tour with a show April 16 in Buenos Aires' Luna Park. Last year, Raphael released the album "Raphael 50 Años Después" ...

  21. Venegas Launches Multi-Artist Latin America Tour

    October 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The ninth "Rock en Ñ" Spanish-language tour of Latin American countries starts today (Oct. 30) with a concert by Mexican singer Julieta Venegas in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas. This year's annual tour to promote "rock en esp ...

  22. Celia Cruz Exhibit/Album Offer To Hit In 2009

    October 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A museum exhibit featuring memorabilia from the late salsa legend Celia Cruz will begin traveling next summer, starting at Colombia's National Museum in Bogota. Nelson Albareda, CEO of entertainment company Eventus, tells Billboard.biz that v ...

  23. Cuban Pianist Valdes Honored At 90th Birthday

    October 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Cuban pianist Bebo Valdes has celebrated his 90th birthday in Madrid ahead of a tour of Spain with his son Chucho. The pair have toured the country together before, and between Oct. 23 and Nov. 15 they will perform in eight Spanish cities. Bebo Va ...

  24. Columbus Celebration VivAmerica Wraps In Madrid

    October 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT More than 50,000 people danced through the streets of central Madrid for the finale of Festival VivAmerica, a week of cultural events including concerts by Latin American and Spanish artists in several city venues. VivAmerica is organised by the C ...

  25. Jorge Villamizar Signs Deal With Cabeza De Raton

    July 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ex-Bacilos leader and solo artist Jorge Villamizar has signed with Bogota-based firm Cabeza de Raton to represent him in his native Colombia. The two-year management deal is the latest for the upstart firm, founded last year and headed by Rodolfo ...

  26. Promoter Sues RBD Over Tour Cancelation Row

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST A Colombian concert promoter is suing Mexican pop group RBD and the group's U.S. concert promotion reps over a series of canceled tour dates in August. The lawsuit was instigated by Bogota-based Shows Business and Entertainment against RBD, i ...

  27. Huecco Replaces Melendi For Mexico City Concert

    November 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Warner Music-signed Spanish artist Huecco will take the place of multi-platinum singer Melendi at a Nov. 17 Rock En Ñ concert in Mexico City. Melendi has decided not to appear following a Nov. 13 incident on an Iberia state aircraft en route from ...

  28. Heavy Ticket Demand Is Maiden Heaven

    November 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Iron Maiden's upcoming world tour is pulling-in the punters. The Nordic leg of Iron Maiden's "Somewhere Back In Time" world tour has proven particularly hot, with three stadium dates in Sweden and Finland selling out in less th ...

  29. Rock En Ñ Tour 2007 Details Unveiled

    November 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST The 8th Rock En Ñ annual tour of Latin America from Nov. 16 to Dec. 6 this year takes in four countries - Argentina, Mexico, Venezuela and Colombia. Organized by Spanish authors' and publishers' society SGAE, this year's participati ...

  30. Hispanic Women Power 25

    October 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In selecting the 25 Hispanic Women in Entertainment, The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard focused exclusively on behind-the-scenes players within the film, TV and music industries and only included performers who are also active as producers, writ ...

  31. MTVLA, Smirnoff Team For Band Contest

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MTV Latin America and Smirnoff are partnering for a pan-regional talent competition in which the best unsigned musical act wins a recording contract and a music fan wins a trip to Smirnoff-sponsored nightlife events around the world. As part of th ...

  32. Soda Stereo Announces Reunion Tour

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Celebrated Argentine rock trio Soda Stereo announced a reunion tour that will hit Latin America and the United States this fall. Rumors of a Soda Stereo reunion have been gaining momentum in the last few months, but the band, which split in 1997, ...

  33. Bisbal Unveils World Tour Plans

    February 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Spanish pop star David Bisbal unveiled details of his "Premonicion 07" world tour today (Feb. 26) in Madrid. The trek will kick off in Bogota, Colombia March 10, and continue on with 30 shows in Latin America before beginning a Spanish l ...

  34. Soraya Services Set

    May 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT To be held 6:30 PM Friday (May 12) in Miami. Funeral services for Soraya, who died May 10 at age 37 , will be held 6:30 PM Friday, May 12 at Unity on the Bay at 411 NE 21st Street in Miami. In lieu of flowers, organizers are requesting a contribut ...

  35. Latin 'American Idol' To Begin Auditions

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST "American Idol" is going Latin. Beginning at the end of next month, Sony Entertainment Televisión and Fremantlemedia will begin hosting auditions for "Latin American Idol." The Latin American version "American Idol" i ...

  36. Raid In Columbia Seizes 210K CD-Rs, 100K DVD-Rs

    January 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST A joint operative between police, prosecutors and anti-piracy teams in Colombia resulted in the seizure of 210,000 recorded music CD-Rs, along with nearly 100,000 counterfeit DVD-Rs, 1.1 million inlay A joint operative between police, prosecutors ...

  37. Gutirrez To Retire From Sony BMG Colombia

    December 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Label vet signed Shakira. Carlos Gutiérrez, the longtime president of Sony BMG's operation in Colombia, will retire Dec. 31, Billboard.biz has learned. Gutiérrez spent 34 years as president of CBS Records, Sony Music and finally, Sony BMG Col ...

  38. Sony BMG Names U.K., Ireland, S.A. Execs

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Entertainment U.K. and Ireland chairman/CEO Rob Stringer has appointed his executive team for those territories. Sony BMG Entertainment U.K. and Ireland chairman/CEO Rob Stringer has appointed his executive team for those territories. BMG ...

  39. Sony BMG Names Key S.A. Exec

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Music Entertainment has named Carlos Gutierrez as president for Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela (CEV). Sony BMG Music Entertainment has named Carlos Gutierrez as president for Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela (CEV). Gutierrez will continue ...

  40. Sony BMG Names Key S.A. Exec

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Music Entertainment has named Carlos Gutierrez as president for Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela (CEV). Sony BMG Music Entertainment has named Carlos Gutierrez as president for Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela (CEV). Gutierrez will continue ...

  41. Colombia's Patricia Téllez Dead At 47

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Patricia Téllez, former manager of Shakira and the singer's longtime representative in her native Colombia, died Aug. 17 in Bogota of a heart attack. She was 47. Patricia Téllez, former manager of Shakira and the singer's longti ...

  42. UMG Colombia Names Sossa Managing Director

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music in Bogota, Colombia, promotes Sandra Sossa managing director for its operations in Columbia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru. She previously was financial controller. NEW YORK-- Universal Music in Bogota, Colombia, promotes Sandra Soss ...

  43. NYC Residents, Club Owners Battle Over Noise

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST LOS ANGELES--A New York City night-life ordinance is unlikely to see the light of day in 2004. But supporters say the law, which seeks to soften club noise for Manhattan residents, will eventually be Licensing Deals Abound In Wireless Market NYC R ...

  44. Universal Names MD In South America

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sandra Sossa has been appointed managing director of Universal Music in Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru, effective April 1. She was previously financial controller for the company. Sandra Sossa has been appointed managing director of Univers ...