Disa Records

  1. El Shaka Shot Dead

    June 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sergio Vega - known as El Shaka - has been shot dead just hours after he denied reports he had been murdered. The 40-year-old Mexican singer was shot and killed on Saturday (June 26) while driving his red Cadillac, according to Mexican media. He w ...

  2. Disa Records Founder Returns To Label

    August 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Domingo Chavez, who founded regional Mexican powerhouse label Disa Records with his family more than 30 years ago, has returned to the label as its president, Billboard has learned. Based in Los Angeles but dividing his time between Mexico and the ...

  3. UMG Completes Univision Acquisition

    May 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After an extraordinary seven-year run, Univision Music Group has been acquired in full by Universal Music Group. The final acquisition, announced today following the Federal Trade Commission's approval of the deal, makes UMG the largest Latin ...

  4. Univision: Music Business Sale Priced At $153 Million

    March 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Univision Communications on Monday disclosed that it received $153 million for the sale of its music recording and publishing business to Universal Music Group -- a deal announced last week at an undisclosed sum . Univision, in a regulatory filing ...

  5. Universal Music Group To Acquire Univision

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Following months of protracted negotiations, Universal Music Group has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Univision Music Group. The deal will include Univision's music recording and publishing division. The acquisition, which is sub ...

  6. Univision Launches Budget Catalog Line

    January 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST As Univision Music Group awaits announcement of its sale by its parent company, the label group launched its newest budget catalog line, Epoca Dorada, to retail today (Jan. 8). The series, which features product by top regional Mexican acts, will ...

  7. Disa Preps Live K-Paz Release

    December 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Disa Records will release "K-Paz En Vivo Desde El Auditorio Nacional" Feb. 19. The live CD will be packaged with video of one of the duranguense group's Sept. 2007 concerts at the Mexico City venue. The live album features duets wit ...

  8. Brazeros Musical Keyboardist Dies

    December 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Juan Filiberto Valdez Aguirre, keyboardist for the Disa Records act Brazeros Musical de Durango, died Monday after being hit by a pickup truck on the Mexico City-Queretaro highway. He was 28. The group had been preparing for a promotional tour in ...

  9. Disa Extends Los Creadorez Deal

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Chicago-based "duranguense" group Los Creadorez del Pasito Duranguense has renewed its contract with Univision Music Group's Disa Records label. Los Creadorez, a spin-off from popular Chicago-based duranguense group, Grupo Montez de ...

  10. Univision Revs Up In Q4

    February 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Univision Communications' net revenue increased 6.5% in the fourth quarter to $546.9 million, from $513.5 million in Q4 last year. Net income in the quarter grew to $99.7 million from $27.4 million for the same period in 2005. Led by the Span ...

  11. Univision Names Young VP Sales

    December 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Jeff Young has been appointed VP of sales for Univision Music Group. Young was previously the senior VP sales and marketing for indie Disa Records, which Univision recently acquired in full. Young will be in charge of sales for all UMG labels: Uni ...

  12. Univision Completes Disa Acquisition

    November 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Purchases remaining 50% of company. As expected , Univision Communications Inc. has purchased the remaining 50% of Mexico-based Disa Records and Edimonsa Publishing. Univision purchased 50% of Disa from the Chávez family of Monterrey, Mexico, in J ...

  13. Disa Sues Univision Music

    July 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Claims breach of contract in lawsuit. Latin music label Disa Records said on Tuesday (July 18) it has filed a breach of contract lawsuit against the music unit of Hispanic media company Univision Communications Inc. Mexico's Disa Records said ...

  14. Univision To Fully Acquire Disa Records

    June 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Indie sold 50% stake in 2001. Univision Music Group is slated June 30 to complete its acquisition of Disa Records from the Chavez family in Mexico. Disa, one of the mightiest forces in regional Mexican music, commands nearly 14% of the Latin music ...

  15. Univision Sees Q3 Gains

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Univision Communications entered the fourth quarter of the year with a bang, announcing strong financial results for the third quarter ending Sept. 30. Univision Communications entered the fourth quarter of the year with a bang, announcing strong ...

  16. Univision Reports Q3 Increase

    November 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Reggaeton fueled net revenue. Univision Communications is kicking off the fourth quarter with a bang, revealing strong financial results for the third quarter ending Sept. 30. The company posted a net revenue increase of 4%, up from $477.4 million ...

  17. Univision Music Group Posts Gains

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST revenues reach $178.6 million. Univision Music Group posted net revenues of $178.6 million for 2004, according to parent company Univision Communications. Net revenue for the music group -- which includes Fonovisa Records, Univision Records a ...

  18. Univision Tops 2003 Latin Sales

    January 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST In a first, an independent label has taken the lead in sales of Latin music in the U.S. California-based indie Univision Music Group, founded three years ago, was the top-selling label in the genre la In a first, an independent label has taken the ...