David Massry

  1. Ritmo Latino Buyer Alberto Uribe Dies

    August 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Alberto Uribe, the longtime head buyer for Latin music retail chain Ritmo Latino, passed away Aug. 4. The cause was lung cancer, diagnosed earlier this year. A native of Colombia and avid music fan who vocally supported new acts, Uribe spent years ...

  2. Largest Indie Latin Retailer Shutters Stores

    February 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Ritmo Latino, the country's largest independent Latin music retailer, has closed 10 locations, sources say. The exact timing of the closures couldn't be determined as of press time, but six locations have been converted by Ritmo presiden ...

  3. Retail Execs Talk 'Magic Price' At BRM Summit

    October 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Pricing was a key issue at the retail discussion during the Billboard Regional Mexican Music Summit yesterday, with a CD price of $10 often cited as a magic number. "Price is a very, very, very key factor," said David Massry," presi ...

  4. Ritmo Latino Vows Iglesias Boycott

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ritmo Latino, the nation's largest independent Latin music retailer, says it is holding off on selling Enrique Iglesias' "Insomniac," which hits stores June 12 via Interscope, to protest what president David Massry calls " ...

  5. Retailer Pulls Jennifer Lopez CDs Off Shelves

    March 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music retailer Ritmo Latino has pulled all of Jennifer Lopez' music off its shelves in retaliation for what it says are the singer's plans to skip in-stores at Latin retail. Lopez signed autographs at an FYE store in the Bronx on Wednesd ...

  6. Shakira Album Back On Ritmo Shelves

    June 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A dispute that has kept Shakira's top-selling new album, "Fijación Oral, Vol. 1" (Epic), out of most Ritmo Latino stores has been resolved with a handshake and a smile -- and the recording back o A dispute that has kept Sha ...

  7. Ritmo Refuses Shakira Set

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Shakira's new album, "Fijación Oral, Volumen 1," may break sales records. But it will not be with the support of Ritmo Latino. The nation's largest Latin retail chain is not selling the album in Shakira's new albu ...

  8. Ritmo Refuses Shakira Set

    June 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Shakira's new album, "Fijación Oral, Volumen 1," may break sales records. But it will not be with the support of Ritmo Latino. Shakira's new album, "Fijación Oral, Volumen 1," may break sales records. But it ...