Duranguense

  1. 3BallMTY, Pepe Aguilar, Julion Alvarez y su Norteno Banda To Perform at Billboard Mexican Music Awards.

    October 01, 2012 3:12 PM EDT BallMTY attend the 2011 Billboard Mexican Music Awards on Oct. 20 in Los Angeles (Getty Images) Performers at the Billboard Mexican Music Awards will include 3BallMTY, the group of young DJs that leads the finalists for the awards with nods in 12 ...

  2. Jenni Rivera, Gerardo Ortiz, Intocable, Larry Hernandez, Shaila Durcal To Play Billboard Mexican Music Awards

    September 28, 2011 9:32 AM EDT A stunning roster of Mexican stars--including leading diva Jenni Rivera, leading finalists Gerardo Ortiz and Larry Hernandez, Julión Alvarez y su Nortño Banda, iconic group Intocable, Grupo Montez de Durango, Banda Los Recoditos, Los Horóscopos de ...

  3. Regional Mexican Act Alacranes Musical Attacked On the Road

    May 09, 2011 2:00 PM EDT Less than a month after regional Mexican singer Gerardo Ortiz was shot at leaving a night gig in Mexico, an attack that left his manager dead, yet another regional Mexican act came under gunfire in Mexican territory. Alacranes Musical, the durangu ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Apodaca Promotions Wins $100K Judgment

    February 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST Houston-based Apodaca Promotions has won a judgment of $100,000 plus attorneys' fees and interest against parties it sued last year over alleged trademark infringement and unfair competition with Colombian cumbia act La Sonora Dinamita. Apoda ...

  6. Latin Briefs: Jazmin Lopez, Mun2, Border Media Partners

    January 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST - Fonovisa duranguense artist and MTV Tr3s "ReMexa" host Jazmin Lopez has affiliated with SESAC Latina . Lopez, whose 2009 "Jazmin" album was a set of covers, is planning a new album this quarter with the goal of including some ...

  7. Jenni Rivera Takes Top Honor At Premios De La Radio

    November 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST Banda diva Jenni Rivera was named artist of the year Tuesday night at the tenth annual Premios de la Radio, the regional Mexican music awards show presented by Liberman Broadcasting. Rivera, who was also named female soloist of the year, capped of ...

  8. Regional Mexican Artist Representative Murdered

    August 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Juan Carlos Casillas Castañeda, whose company Producciones Esperanza booked and managed regional Mexican artists, was shot to death as he left a wedding in Puerto Vallarta on Saturday night, according to published reports. Casillas, who until six ...

  9. Feud Over Alacranes Musical Naming Rights Sparks Lawsuits

    June 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A feud that has split one of regional Mexican music's most successful groups has raised several legal issues as well as the age-old question: What's in a name? Alacranes Musical, the youthful Chicago group that blends an urban image and ...

  10. Conjunto Atardecer Drummer Killed

    March 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Roberto Villa, drummer of regional Mexican group Conjunto Atardecer, was killed in an attack by armed commandos that left four other people dead. He was 24 years old and an original member of Atardecer, a duranguense group that, since its creation ...

  11. Nokia Music Store Launches In Mexico

    February 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Nokia has quietly opened its Nokia Music Store in Mexico. Though the handset maker has yet to launch its all-you-can-eat Comes With Music service in Mexico, a visit to the store reveals downloadable music from Warner, EMI and Sony. Albums sell for ...

  12. Former, Current K-Paz Members Prep Albums

    January 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Majestad de la Sierra, a group formed by several former members of duranguense superstars K-Paz de la Sierra, is scheduled to release its debut album "Nueva Ilusion" on Disa Mar. 10. The band, led by vocalist Humberto Duran and musical d ...

  13. Indie 103 Flips To 'El Gato'

    January 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST As expected, Entravision Radio's KDLD & KDLE/Los Angeles has flipped to the company's new regional Mexican format "El Gato," after dropping alternative "Indie 103.1" on Thursday (Jan. 15) . The "El Gato" ...

  14. Grupo Montez De Durango Saxophonist Injured

    January 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST A musician who played saxophone with Grupo Montez de Durango was beaten outside a disco in Durango, Mexico, not shot in the head as had been previously reported, claims the group's U.S.-based manager. Martin Fabian tells Billboard that the du ...

  15. Latin Album Sales Slip In 2008

    December 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST Latin album sales dropped 21.1% in 2008, according to Nielsen SoundScan's year-end report, from 31.9 million units in 2007 to 25.1 million in 2008. Only country and classical albums experienced a worse decline, with drops of 24% and 26%, resp ...

  16. Regional Mexican Revival

    October 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In mid-September, youthful duranguense group Alacranes Musical debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart with its album "Tu Inspiración" (Fonovisa). With 20,000 copies scanned, it was Alacranes' best-selling week e ...

  17. Promotores Unidos, AEG Live Onboard For Billboard Regional Event

    August 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Billboard has joined forces with Latin concert promotion association Promotores Unidos and AEG Live to produce Billboard Regional Mexicano Noche Premmusa. The event, taking place Oct. 8 at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, will feature performances by ...

  18. Trevi, Los Horoscopos De Durango Team

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mexican pop star Gloria Trevi and duranguense powerhouse band Los Horoscopos de Durango have paired up for a duranguense rendition of Trevi's single "Cinco Minutos." The track, in its original pop version, was originally included in ...

  19. Panel Discusses 'New Music Business' Strategy

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT One size doesn't fit all artists when it comes to new business models and ways of dividing Latin music revenue, a Billboard Latin Music Conference panel concluded today (Tuesday). Declining record sales have spawned new ways of slicing up the ...

  20. TV Show 'El Takonazo' To Debut In April

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Billing itself as the first regional Mexican TV program produced in New York City, "El Takonazo" debuts Friday, April 4 on Azteca America channels in New York and Chicago. The weekly show -- produced by Navarro Entertainment -- airs Frid ...

  21. K-Paz Tops Latin Albums Chart In Debut

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST K-Paz de la Sierra's "En Vivo Desde El Auditorio Nacional" debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart this week. The Disa release is the second K-Paz title to top the chart since the December murder of lead singer Se ...

  22. Ex-Manager's Murder Shakes Mexican Music Community

    January 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Roberto del Fierro Lugo, former marketing manager of Mexican musician Jesus "El Flaco" Elizalde, died early Wednesday after he was shot on Tuesday in Guadalajara, Mexico. Del Fierro Lugo, 47, died from a single shot to his head, the newe ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. K-Paz Sales Jump In Wake Of Singer's Murder

    December 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Following the murder in Mexico of Sergio Gómez, lead singer of duranguense group K-Paz de la Sierra, the group's most recent album, "Capaz de Todo Por Tí," jumped to No. 1 on Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart for the week endi ...

  25. Mun2 Plans Gomez Tribute

    December 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST Bilingual entertainment channel mun2 is paying tribute to slain K-Paz de la Sierra singer Sergio Gomez with special programming this week. Current and older videos by the band will be rotated throughout the week, including within an all-duranguens ...

  26. Mexican Trumpet Player Aquino Found Dead

    December 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST A trumpet player was found dead with his hands and feet bound and a nylon bag over his head in southern Mexico, in what authorities said was apparently the country's third murder of a musician in less than a week. Jose Luis Aquino, 33, had be ...

  27. K-Paz De La Sierra Singer Gomez Murdered

    December 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST Sergio Gómez, lead singer of the duranguense band K-Paz de la Sierra, was kidnapped and later executed Sunday morning (Dec. 2) in Mexico's Michoacán state. He was 34. Accompanied by Victor Hugo Sánchez and Javier Rivera, K-Paz' Mexico- a ...

  28. New Regional Mexican Acts Topic At Summit

    October 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A new generation of regional Mexican acts is redefining a genre steeped in tradition -- and they're doing it by reflecting the second-generation audience itself. Up-and-coming groups and the increasingly bilingual world in which they thrive, ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. Former K-Paz Member Launches New Band

    September 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Gerardo Ramirez, former keyboardist of regional Mexican band K-Paz de la Sierra, has launched his new group, AK7, after announcing his split with K-Paz earlier this year. Ramirez, plus other ex-members of K-Paz, make up AK7, who will release their ...

  31. Premios Premmusa Nominees Announced

    August 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nominees for the 2007 Premios Premmusa, which honor artists in the regional Mexican genre, were announced Aug. 15 by the Promotores Unidos concert promoters' association. The awards will round out the Billboard Regional Mexican Summit and wil ...

  32. Rivera, Reyes, Terrazas To Speak At Billboard Summit

    July 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Jenni Rivera, Diana Reyes and José Luis Terrazas, leader of Grupo Montez de Durango, are among the artists confirmed to speak at the Billboard Regional Mexican Summit, taking place Oct. 1-3 at the Universal Hilton in Los Angeles. The Billboard sum ...

  33. Mexico's Grupo Montez Teams With Orjuela

    April 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In an indication of changing times for regional Mexican music, one of the biggest groups in the genre -- Grupo Montez de Durango -- has inked an exclusive sponsorship representation agreement with Orjuela Entertainment. Under the agreement was sig ...

  34. Billboard Latin Music Awards Performers Revealed

    April 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Joan Sebastian, David Bisbal, R.K.M. & Ken-Y, Los Creadorez del Pasito Duranguense, Los Horoscopos de Durango, Diana Reyes and Mariano Barba are the first performers announced for the 2007 Billboard Latin Music Awards. The event will air live ...

  35. Peermusic Extends Reach In Latin Market

    March 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Peermusic has entered into a worldwide joint venture publishing agreement with Vicky and Marisol Terrazas, the sisters who head Los Horóscopos de Durango, one of the top-selling duranguense groups in the market. The company, called Black & Blo ...

  36. Mexican Albums Run Hot Stateside

    February 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST For the first time in the Nielsen SoundScan era, each of the top five regional Mexican albums exceeded sales of 10,000 copies last week. Also, in a first for the genre since June 2004, the releases swept the top five slots on Billboard's Lati ...

  37. 2007's Best Bets: Global Uprising

    January 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST In the Latin music world, international hits come from unexpected places, with slickly produced pop often vying for the top spot in the charts with the most regional of sounds. As the new year kicks off, we queried executives and industry observer ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. Oscar Fernando Medina Dies In Car Crash

    August 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Oscar Fernando Medina, son of Patrulla 81 lead singer José Angel Medina, died Aug. 16 of injuries sustained in a car crash. Oscar Fernando Medina, son of Patrulla 81 lead singer José Angel Medina, died Aug. 16 of injuries sustained in a c ...

  40. 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 ...