Buenos Aires

  1. Britney, Justin Join Madonna In Los Angeles

    November 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Madonna had a little help from some friends at the Los Angeles stop of her Sticky and Sweet tour last night (Nov. 6) at Dodger Stadium, as both Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake turned up as surprise guest stars. The former wowed the crowd duri ...

  2. Britney, Justin To Play With Madonna In L.A.?

    November 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Madonna will get a lift from Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake at her show tonight (Nov. 6) at Los Angeles' Dodgers Stadium, according to KIIS-FM personality Ryan Seacrest. Spears and Timberlake have rarely been in the same place, much les ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. SGAE Gets ARTeria Pumping

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Spanish authors and publishers collecting society SGAE has opened its second cultural center outside Spain as part of its ARTeria project to promote and foment music and other cultural activities. ARTeria is a division of SGAE's promotion arm ...

  5. Madonna Adds Buenos Aires Show Amid Sellouts

    September 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Following three sellouts of Madonna's "Sticky & Sweet" concerts at Buenos Aires' River Plate stadium, promoters Live Nation and Time 4 Fun have added a fourth show at the Argentine capital's venue. The Dec. 3 date, ann ...

  6. Madonna's Buenos Aires Stop Sells Out In Three Hours

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Three hours and one day of presale was all it took for Madonna's Dec. 6 stop in Buenos Aires, at the River Plate Stadium, to sell-out 70,000 tickets. The show is part of her "Sticky & Sweet Tour." The one-day presale, offered to ...

  7. BAFIM Conquers Argentine Music Devotees

    September 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With over 100,000 visitors, a four-day agenda of specialized talks and 60 live shows which included Fito Páez, local hip-hop star Dante and a DJ set by Soda Stereo’s Zeta Bosio, Buenos Aires' International Music Fair (BAFIM) closed its most c ...

  8. Live Nation Moves Into Latin America

    August 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has made a major foray into South America in cutting a five-year exclusive distribution deal with CIE and T4F (Time For Fun), giving LN a huge presence in Brazil and Mexico. CIE is the third largest concert promoter in the world, accor ...

  9. Best Buy Snags Police Live CD/DVD Exclusive

    August 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Best Buy will be the exclusive retailer for the Police live CD/DVD "Certifiable," due Oct. 7. As first reported here, the set was filmed last December in Buenos Aires. It will be available as a 2 DVD/2 CD set, a single disc Blu-ray/2 CD ...

  10. Authorities Raid Argentina's 'La Salada' Pirates' Market

    July 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT For the past 15 years, the Argentine market of “La Salada” has been known as a mecca for counterfeit product, and was identified by the European Union as one of the most notorious examples of illegal and counterfeit commerce in the world. Located ...

  11. Woody Allen Drafts Little-Known Band For 'Barcelona'

    June 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Like Woody Allen's new film, "Vicky, Cristina, Barcelona," the song "Barcelona" by the band Giulia y los Tellarini is about what comes of chance meetings and subsequent love affairs, including one with the city itself. &qu ...

  12. 'Cafe de los Maestros' Set For Summer Release

    May 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "Café de los Maestros," a documentary about the making of the 2005 Gustavo Santaolalla-produced tango albums of the same name, will be released in Argentina in June and in Europe in July or August, Santaolalla tells Billboard.biz. " ...

  13. Latin Superstars Highlight Poverty Benefit

    May 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A lineup of Latin mega-stars including Shakira, Ricky Martin, Juan Luis Guerra, Alejandro Sanz, Miguel Bose and Los Tigres del Norte performed simultaneously on stages in Buenos Aires and Mexico City on Saturday, raising awareness for the needs of ...

  14. Latin Stars Set For Charity Concerts

    May 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT When 25 top Latin acts take the stage on May 17 in support of philanthropic organization ALAS, they will be bolstered by a financial commitment of more than $200 million from Mexican millionaire Carlos Slim Helú and philanthropist Howard Buffett. ...

  15. Latin Stars Sign On For Free Concerts

    April 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Shakira, Juanes, Maná and Juan Luis Guerra are part of an all-star lineup of Latin acts set to perform free concerts May 17 on behalf of impoverished children in Latin America. The ALAS (América Latina en Acción Solidaria) organization is putting ...

  16. Fabulosos Cadillacs Plan Album, Tour

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A rumor began to circulate throughout Buenos Aires on Friday (April 4): the Fabulosos Cadillacs are getting back together. The band that became famous in Argentina in the late eighties and who propelled Latin rock into the international spotlight ...

  17. Percussionist Gerardo 'Toto' Rotblat Dies

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Gerardo "Toto" Rotblat, the percussionist for Argentina's Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, has died at the age of 38. Argentina's Clarín newspaper reports the cause of death on Saturday night as pulmonary edema. Rotblat played with roc ...

  18. MTV Networks Argentina Ups Guerra

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Paula Guerra has been promoted to senior VP and managing director of MTV Networks Argentina. She has served as general manager of the company since 2002. Guerra will continue to be based in Buenos Aires and report to Pierluigi Gazzolo, president o ...

  19. Escudero Joins MTV

    November 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Axel Escudero has been named to the newly-created position of corporate communications director for MTV Networks Latin America. Escudero will oversee MTVNLA's media relations in Argentina as well as the company's pan regional communicati ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. EMI Wins WIPO Domain-Name Case

    November 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST EMI Group has won a "cyber-squatting" case filed with the World Intellectual Property Organization. EMI entered a complaint with the Geneva-based patents and intellectual property authority on Aug. 14, disputing the Web site emi-musicgro ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. Soda Stereo Continue Reunion Run

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Argentine rockers Soda Stereo have added a sixth show at the 60,000-capacity River Plate stadium in their hometown of Buenos Aires, Argentina, as part of their reunion tour. The six-show run, which will host 360,000 fans, makes Soda the record hol ...

  24. Big Screen Concert Debut For Spain's Heroes

    October 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Some 14,000 fans of Heroes del Silencio will by the weekend have seen the group "live" in concert, via cinema screens hundreds of miles away in a soccer stadium in the legendary Spanish rock band's home city of Zaragoza, northern Sp ...

  25. Chayanne Cancels Shows

    October 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT For the first time in a career that spans more than two decades, Puerto Rican pop singer Chayanne has canceled performances. In the midst of his "Mi Tiempo" tour, Chayanne was forced to give an early close to a show before 50,000 people ...

  26. MTVLA Taps Gaston As VP

    August 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MTV Latin America has named Fernando Gastón VP of content for MTV and VH1 Argentina. The move follows the network's decentralization plan, having recently named top content executives in Mexico and Brazil. In his new role, Gastón will develop ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. AEG Live To Produce Spice Girls Dates

    June 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT AEG Live will produce arena shows by the reunited Spice Girls in New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and London. The ‘90s pop sensation announced the reunion at the O2 Arena in London yesterday. The five-piece group will perform shows in 11 cities i ...

  29. 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, ...

  30. MTV Latin America Relocates Teams

    June 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As part of a regional localization strategy, MTV Networks Latin America will decentralize its programming and production operations from Miami to local teams in Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo and Mexico City. The move puts Jose Tillan, currently senior V ...

  31. Dylan, Bjork, Wilco, Stripes Lead Austin City Limits Bill

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan, Bjork, Wilco, the White Stripes, the Killers, My Morning Jacket, Muse, Queens Of The Stone Age and the Arcade Fire lead the lineup for the sixth Austin City Limits Music Festival, to be held Sept. 14-16 in the Texas capital's Zilke ...

  32. Velvet Revolver Sets July Date For 'Libertad'

    April 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After scrapping the original May 29 release date, Velvet Revolver has settled on July 3 to unveil its second RCA album, "Libertad." Impacting in mid-May, the first single from the set will be "She Builds Quick Machines," one of ...

  33. Serrat Unveils South America Tour

    January 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST Iconic Spanish singer/songwriter Joan Manuel Serrat will launch a 23-date concert tour throughout Latin America, beginning Jan. 22 in Argentina. Serrat will play three dates at the Gran Rex theater in Buenos Aires, then will continue with more dat ...

  34. Argentine Officials Wrap Up CD-R/DVD Investigation

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Culminating a one-month investigation, Argentine customs officials seized three million blank CD-Rs and DVDs Jan. 4 at the port of Buenos Aires. The investigation was prompted by discrepancies between the declared and actual weight of the shipment ...

  35. Argentine Officials Seize Disc Shipment

    August 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT CDs and DVDs valued at more than 300K. Argentine customs officials seized a suspicious shipment of about 1 million blank recordable CDs and DVDs the week of Aug. 19, IFPI Latin America reported. According to the recording industry organization, sh ...

  36. Argentine Officials Seize Disc Shipment

    August 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT CDs and DVDs valued at more than 300K. Argentine customs officials seized a suspicious shipment of about 1 million blank recordable CDs and DVDs the week of Aug. 19, IFPI Latin America reported. According to the recording industry organization, sh ...

  37. Uni Mexico & Central America Names Chief

    June 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gonzalez previously MD of South Cone. Victor Gonzalez has been named president of Universal Music Mexico & Central America, and Manuel Peña has been named as managing director of South Cone (Argentina, Chile and Uruguay). Gonzalez is based in ...

  38. Pink Stays At No. 1 In Europe

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As Pink's "I'm Not Dead" (Laface/Arista) starts a third week at the European Top 100 Albums summit, Eurochart Hot 100 Singles welcomes a new No. 1 in the form of Rihanna's "S.O.S. (Rescue Me)" (SRP/De As Pink ...

  39. Pink Stays At No. 1 In Europe

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As Pink's "I'm Not Dead" (Laface/Arista) starts a third week at the European Top 100 Albums summit, Eurochart Hot 100 Singles welcomes a new No. 1 in the form of Rihanna's "S.O.S. (Rescue Me)" (SRP/De As Pink ...

  40. Calamaro Wins Big At Argentina's Gardel Awards

    April 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Event took place April 5 in Buenos Aires. Rocker Andrés Calamaro was the big winner at Argentina's 8th annual Gardel Awards—the country's most prestigious awards event—taking home four honors, including album of the year for "El Reg ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. Rock Acts Grab Premios Gardel Award Nods

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Babasónicos garnered seven nominations. Argentina’s 2006 Premios Gardel award nominations were revealed today (March 9) with rock artists leading the charge. The pop/rock outfit Babasónicos garnered a total of seven nods, including album and rock ...

  43. Death Cab, Franz Ferdinand Make Touring Team

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Modern rock heavyweights Death Cab For Cutie and Franz Ferdinand will begin a North American co-headlining tour March 22 in Portland, Ore. The trek will visit a mix of theaters and college campuses th Modern rock heavyweights Death Cab For Cutie a ...

  44. Sony BMG Sur Names President

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Argentine producer Afo Verde to take reins. Argentine producer Afo Verde has been appointed president of Sony BMG Sur, which comprises Argentina and Chile. The announcement was made by Frank J. Welzer, chairman/CEO of Sony BMG's Latin region, ...

  45. Deadly Club Fire Forces Security Overhaul

    January 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Buenos Aires inferno claims 175. Buenos Aires inferno claims 175. News ...

  46. Deadly Club Fire Forces Security Overhaul

    January 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST In the aftermath of the nightclub fire in Buenos Aires, Argentina, that left 175 people dead and more than 700 hurt, local government officials say they would no longer allow live concerts in dance ha In the aftermath of the nightclub fire in Buen ...

  47. Sony BMG Names Additional Execs

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT <b>Lisa Weiss</b> has been named senior VP/general counsel/secretary of Sony BMG Music Entertainment, reporting to CEO Andrew Lack. Legal: Lisa Weiss has been named senior VP/general counsel/secretary of Sony BMG Music Entertainment, r ...

  48. Sony BMG Names Latin Execs

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Frank Welzer, the newly named head of Sony BMG Music Entertainment's Latin operations, has made three key appointments. Frank Welzer, the newly named head of Sony BMG Music Entertainment's Latin operations, has made three key appointment ...

  49. Sony BMG Names Latin Execs

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Frank Welzer, the newly named head of Sony BMG Music Entertainment's Latin operations, has made three key appointments. Frank Welzer, the newly named head of Sony BMG Music Entertainment's Latin operations, has made three key appointment ...

  50. Revered Conductor Carlos Kleiber Dies, Age 74

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Conductor Carlos Kleiber died July 13 after a long illness and was buried four days later in Konjsica, Slovenia. He was 74. Conductor Carlos Kleiber died July 13 after a long illness and was buried four days later in Konjsica, Slovenia. He was 74. ...

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