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  1. Anonymous Hacks Warner Music's Website in Argentina

    July 03, 2014 8:17 AM EDT The attack is a protest revenge against local government for blocking The Pirate Bay on Monday. BUENOS AIRES – Activist network Anonymous hacked Warner Music’s Argentine website Wednesday as a protest against the local government's decision t ...

  2. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Soundgarden, Arcade Fire Confirmed For Lollapalooza’s Expanded South America Trek

    November 05, 2013 12:37 AM EST Red Hot Chili Peppers, Soundgarden, Arcade Fire, Nine Inch Nails, Pixies and Phoenix are among the headliners confirmed for Lollapalooza’s 2014 South American trek. The run includes the first-ever Lollapalooza Argentina , set to take place April ...

  3. Lollapalooza Expands to Argentina, Buenos Aires Fest Planned for 2014

    September 06, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Lollapalooza organizers will announce today the expansion to Buenos Aires with Lollapalooza Argentina, a partnership between Lolla founder Perry Farrell, festival co-owner William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, Austin-based promoter/producer ...

  4. Illya Kuryaki Wins Big at Argentina’s Premios Gardel

    August 22, 2013 12:52 PM EDT Illya Kuryaki & The Valderramas, the funky rap-rock duo comprised of Dante Spinetta and Emmanuel Horvilleur, were the big winners at the Premios Gardel in Buenos Aires last night (August 21). They won five awards, more than any other artist, ...

  5. Neil Diamond, Kenny Chesney, Sandra Bernhard Light Up Billboard Touring Awards With Humility, Humor

    November 09, 2012 11:35 AM EST Humility is a quality that becomes a legend most, and Neil Diamond showed it in spades while accepting the Legend of Live award at Billboard's Touring Awards Thursday night, honoring his more than 45 years as a performer. Roger Waters, Bruc ...

  6. Back In Black: Billboard Touring Conference & Awards Celebrate Live Music's Comeback

    November 07, 2012 7:04 AM EST The artice below on this year's Billboard Touring Conference and Awards is from a Special Feature in the new issue of Billboard on the conference and the state of touring. You can buy this issue -- which also features a cover story on Alicia ...

  7. Roger Waters, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Coldplay, Kenny Chesney Among 2012 Billboard Touring Awards Finalists

    October 30, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Finalists for the 2012 Billboard Touring Awards boast a diverse mix of genres, touring strategies, venue types, and positions on the career arc and their broad geographic footprint points to the increasingly global nature of the touring industry. ...

  8. Waters Wall To Wall

    July 18, 2012 7:35 PM EDT "By the way, which one's Pink?" inquires the label executive caricature on the Pink Floyd album cut "Have a Cigar" from the 1975 album "Wish You Were Here." The band did very little to promote individual members ...

  9. Varied Bills Boost Boxscores as Touring Biz Sees Strong Midyear Results

    July 18, 2012 7:05 PM EDT Varied Bills Boost Boxscores as Touring Biz Sees Strong Midyear Results Big-event tours and superstars are supposed to sell tickets, so the best indicator for the success of the touring industry is when the list of top tours also includes a health ...

  10. Roger Waters' 'The Wall Live' Tops Billboard's Mid-Year Touring Chart

    July 18, 2012 12:40 PM EDT Roger Waters' The Wall Live tour is continuing on its blockbuster pace, finishing as the highest-grossing year so far in Billboard's Midyear Charts, according to Boxscore. The midyear numbers are based on concerts reported to Billboard B ...

  11. Madonna Kicks Off World Tour in Israel

    May 31, 2012 6:50 PM EDT Madonna's stage being erected at Ramat Gan Stadium in Tel Aviv (Photo: Via Madonna's Facebook Page) JERUSALEM (AP) -- Pop music star Madonna treated tens of thousands of ecstatic fans in Israel to the inaugural show of her "MDNA&quo ...

  12. Spain Touring Notes: Sizzla Dates Canceled; Dylan Headlining FIB; James Murphy, Lana Del Rey at Sonar; More

    March 28, 2012 2:52 PM EDT Line-up for Spain's 2012 Festival Internacional Benicassim featuring headliner Bob Dylan Jamaican reggae artist Sizzla Kalongi had three April concerts in Spain canceled under intense pressure from gay rights groups over lyrics, seriously ups ...

  13. Ultra Music Fest Expanding To Six International Sites

    February 17, 2012 6:02 PM EST The Ultra Music Festival, which has long been a staple of Miami, is branching out in a big way. It was announced via a video uploaded on YouTube yesterday that the electronic dance music festival would be expanding beyond its Miami home base (Marc ...

  14. Luis Alberto Spinetta, Argentine Rock Pioneer, Dead at 62

    February 10, 2012 7:40 AM EST Luis Alberto Spinetta, one of the fathers of South American rocanrol and an archetypal Argentine rebel whose music became arallying cry against political repression in the 1970s, died Wednesday, February 8, in Buenos Aires. Spinetta died of lung c ...

  15. Believe Digital Partners With Absolute Marketing & Distribution

    October 18, 2011 4:04 PM EDT European digital distributor and services provider Believe Digital has teamed up with London-based Absolute Marketing & Distribution to form a new strategic partnership. Effective immediately, the deal will provide Absolute with access to Beli ...

  16. Backbeat: Deer Tick Plays Private WFUV Show, Then Books to Buenos Aires

    October 06, 2011 11:25 AM EDT Alt-country act Deer Tick made a quick pitstop in New York's West Village Tuesday night for a half-hour set at a private WFUV listeners' event (which also featured singer-songwriter Rachel Yamagata ) at the legendary Electric Lady Studio ...

  17. Facundo Cabral Murder Suspects Detained

    July 12, 2011 3:29 PM EDT GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- Two suspects detained in the slaying of Argentine folk singer Facundo Cabral were gunning for a Nicaraguan businessman who was accompanying him, and they may not have known who Cabral was, authorities said Tuesday. Chief pro ...

  18. Watch the Billboard Latin Music Conference Video Report

    April 26, 2011 11:32 PM EDT The Billboard Latin Music Conference opened Tuesday (April 26) by taking a long look at the state of the industry in today's tough economic times. But even when discussing the challenges of a changing industry, music insiders were optimistic ...

  19. Girl Talk Releases New Album, 'All Day,' For Free Online

    November 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Not only has mash-up mastermind Girl Talk announced the title and track list of "All Day," his fifth sample-heavy full-length, but the Pittsburgh DJ has already released the album in full. The follow-up to 2008's "Feed The Anim ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. Spain's Sonar Fest Heads To Chicago

    June 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sonar, Barcelona's experimental and electronic music festival, is to hold its first event in Chicago between Sept. 9-11. Sonar was founded in 1994, but since 2002 has held parallel events outside Spain. Its first excursion into the United Sta ...

  22. Rocker Gustavo Cerati Hospitalized In Argentina

    June 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Rocker Gustavo Cerati was flown to his native Argentina June 7 and is currently hospitalized in the intensive care unit of FLENI, a center that specializes in neurological disorders. The 50-year-old Cerati, who was long the frontman of Soda Stereo ...

  23. Argentine Artist Gustavo Cerati Remains Hospitalized

    May 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Argentine rocker Gustavo Cerati remains hospitalized after suffering from cerebral ischemia following a concert in Caracas, Venezuela. The 50-year-old singer, who was long the frontman of Soda Stereo (with whom he reunited to tour in 2007), had pe ...

  24. @SXSW: Spoon, Sharon Jones, Drive-By Truckers Open Music Fest

    March 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Hundreds of bands, thousands of registrants, and countless numbers of music fans poured into Austin, Texas, Wednesday for the start of the music week of the annual South by Southwest Music + Media Conference. At the Austin Convention Center, more ...

  25. Top Argentine Acts Throw Benefit Concert For Chile

    March 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Some of Argentina’s top musical artists, including Gustavo Cerati, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Gustavo Santaolalla and Andres Calamaro, gathered March 13 to perform a massive free concert to help their Chilean neighbors. An initiative of Argentine si ...

  26. Guns N' Roses Plan 'Secret' Shows In South America

    March 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST Guns N' Roses will play three private shows in Brazil and Argentina during the band's current tour of South America, the organizer said. The shows are set for undisclosed locations in Sao Paulo on Thursday (March 11) and Buenos Aires on ...

  27. 'Suena Conmigo' Production To Begin Next Month

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Nickelodeon Latin America, Televisa and Illusion Studios will begin co-production in Buenos Aires next month on tween musical novela "Sueña Conmigo." Casting has begun for the 120 episodes executive produced by Sofia Ioannou, managing di ...

  28. Alejandro Sanz To Open Tour With 4 Mexico City Dates

    January 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST In the wake of the fall release of his album "Paraiso Express," Spaniard Alejandro Sanz will kick off his "Tour Paraíso" Feb. 23 with four concerts at Mexico City's Auditorio Nacional. Sanz will then play Guadalajara and M ...

  29. Legendary Argentine Crooner Sandro Dies

    January 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST Argentine balladeer Sandro, an iconic singer whose trademark, emotional voice touched generations of listeners from the 1960s to today, died Monday night in a hospital in Mendoza, Argentina. He was 64. The singer, whose real name was Roberto Sánch ...

  30. Argentina Extends Copyright Term

    December 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Argentina has extended the term of protection on sound recordings from 50 to 70 years. The move, which will benefit labels and performers, was announced at the "Tango National Day" celebrations in Buenos Aires when the modification to Ar ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. Argentina's CAPIF Staging 'Record Store Night'

    October 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In an effort to breathe new life into the concept of record stores as a gathering place for music lovers, Argentina's Chamber of Record Producers (CAPIF) is organizing its first "Record Store Night." During the event, taking place O ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. Rock En N Tour Heads To U.S., Colombia, Argentina

    October 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The 10th Rock en Ñ tour organised by Spanish collecting society SGAE and its promo division Fundación Autor this year takes in the United States, Colombia and Argentina between Oct. 11 and Nov. 13. Top-selling pop-rock band Amaral, alternative gro ...

  35. Spain's SGAE To Offer 7 Berklee Scholarships

    October 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Spanish collecting society SGAE is to issue seven scholarships to study at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass., as it prepares to open the first permanent Berklee center outside the U.S., in Valencia, on Spain's south-ea ...

  36. Argentine Icon Mercedes Sosa Dies

    October 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Mercedes Sosa, the Argentine singer known as one of the leaders of the "nueva cancion" movement and whose songs became synonymous with social change for generations of Latin Americans, has died in Buenos Aires, aged 74. The cause of her ...

  37. Cafe Featuring Digital Download Kiosks Opens In Argentina

    October 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A new chain of cafes in Argentina, Stars Café Digital, opened its first location in a mall in Buenos Aires today, Aliado Digital reports . The cafes feature machines where patrons can legally download music to their phones, mp3 players, CDs or USB ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. Madonna To Set Record With Sticky & Sweet Tour

    September 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Madonna's Sticky & Sweet wraps today with the second of two shows in Tel Aviv, Israel Sept. 1-2, putting the lid on what looks to be a record setting tour. With a gross of $408 million, Sticky & Sweet is the top-grossing tour by a sol ...

  40. 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, ...

  41. Kiss Makes 'Sonic Boom' Set A Wal-Mart Exclusive

    August 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The self-proclaimed "hottest band in the land" is following the hottest trend in classic rock. Like Journey ("Revelation") and Foreigner ("Can't Slow Down") before it, Kiss' new "Sonic Boom" is a t ...

  42. Swine Flu Forces Cancellation Of Argentina's Premios Gardel

    July 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT This year’s ceremony honoring finalists and winners of Argentina’s music industry awards, the Gardel Awards or Premios Gardel, has been suspended due to the nation’s swine flu health emergency. The announcement was made today (July 15), by Argenti ...

  43. Ricardo Montaner To Launch Tour in Argentina

    June 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Venezuelan superstar Ricardo Montaner will officially kick off his "Las Cosas Son Como Son" world tour with a series of concerts in Argentina. Montaner launches the tour Aug. 8 at the Orfeo Superdome in Córdova and will then continue for ...

  44. M.I.A. Protege Rye Rye To Join A-Trak Tour

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT M.I.A. protégé Rye Rye will go on tour for A-Trak's "Hamburger" tour, taking off in Shangai, China, on May 28 and capping off at Hard Festival in Los Angeles August 8. "I was out one day and [DJ] Blaqstarr called me saying I sh ...

  45. 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, ...

  46. 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" ...

  47. Latin Briefs: El Tigrillo Palma, Jose Luis Gonzalez, Zizek Club

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST -El Tigrillo Palma scores his best sales week and highest position on the Top Latin Albums chart this week. "Al Cien Por Millon" on Fonovisa debuts at No. 2 with 4,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. -Jose Luis Gonzalez, host of ...

  48. Radiohead Snags Kraftwerk For Spring Shows

    January 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Radiohead has drafted legendary German electronica act Kraftwerk to support its spring tour of Latin America, which begins March 15-16 in Mexico City. Kraftwerk will also play headlining shows April 25-26 in Wolfsburg, Germany. However, the group& ...

  49. Latin Briefs: Vicente, La Quinta Estacion, Alanis in Latin America

    December 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST -Vicente Fernandez continues his reign at the top of Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart this week, with his live set "Primera Fila" up 3% in sales to 11,300 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. All albums in the top 10 gained in ...

  50. Madonna Postpones Concert In Buenos Aires

    December 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Madonna has postponed the first of four shows in Argentina. Representatives of River Plate Stadium say they have postponed the pop star's opening concert at the request of the production company. She will still perform as scheduled in Buenos ...

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