EMI Spain

  1. Coming To America: Pablo Alboran Develops U.S. Fan Base

    November 19, 2012 12:31 PM EST Pablo Alborán sings and plays the guitar -- a timeless combination. But his particular pairing has struck the kind of collective chord that only comes along every decade or so. His self-titled debut album, released in February 2011, was the to ...

  2. FAQ on Approval of Universal Music - EMI Deal

    September 21, 2012 1:50 PM EDT As Universal Music Group's acquisition of EMI Music's recorded music division today received approval from both European and U.S. regulators , details have emerged about the exact steps Universal must take to win European Commission supp ...

  3. Backbeat: Shakira Brings Out Stars, Execs @ Latin Grammys Person Of The Year Gala

    November 11, 2011 8:03 AM EST The Person of the Year Award honoring Shakira gathered a wide array of artists and executives from around the planet. Here is what we heard and saw: EMI Spain debut artist Pablo Alborán flew from Spain with his parents to celebrate his nominations ...

  4. Spain's Luz Casal Honored By French Govt

    November 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Spanish singer Luz Casal has received France's prestigious National Order of Arts and Letters from French culture minister Frédéric Mitterrand in Paris. She had brought French prime minister François Fillon and the rest of a packed Châtelet T ...

  5. UPDATED: Michael Jackson Mourned By Friends, Fans, Fellow Musicians

    June 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson died June 25 after reportedly being found unconscious in his Bel Air, Calif., home. Paramedics rushed the 50-year-old icon to UCLA Medical Center, where he was declared dead. Below, a round-up of the music industry's reaction ...

  6. 8th Flamenco Festival Line-Up Unveiled

    January 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Major Spanish flamenco music and dance artists will take part in the 8th Flamenco Festival five-country tour, which starts Feb. 6 in Los Angeles and ends May 25 in Brussels. The full bill for this year's festival was unveiled today (Jan. 14) ...

  7. Film Director Almodovar Releases Double CD

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Spanish film director Pedro Almodóvar has culled 29 songs from his films over the years into a double CD, 'B.S.O. Almodóvar' (EMI Spain). The set includes songs from all Almodóvar's films. "The music in my movies is never backg ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Melendi Held By Cops After Air Incident

    November 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Spanish pop star Melendi was being held for questioning by Madrid police today after an incident on an Iberia state aircraft en route to Mexico. Press reports say the singer was involved in altercations with crew members who refused to serve him m ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Bose Takes Charge Of EMI Iberia

    March 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Simone Bosé has been promoted to run EMI's operations in Spain and Portugal, EMI said today. In the role as managing director of EMI Music Iberia, Bosé takes over from Manolo Díaz, who steps down April 1 as president and CEO of EMI Music Iber ...

  12. Spanish Biz On The Slide

    January 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST Spanish music shipments slumped 15.3% in retail value last year at €345 million ($445 million), compared to €407 million ($525 million) in 2005, labels' body Promusicae said today (Jan. 17). It was the 6th consecutive annual fall in sales, du ...

  13. Santander Voted Latin Academy Board Chairman

    June 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Producer takes over from Díaz. Producer/songwriter Kike Santander has been elected chairman of board of trustees for the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. Santander, a multiple Grammy-winner and one of the top Latin music pr ...

  14. Manolo Diaz Named Chief Of EMI Spain

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In a move that has surprised insiders, EMI has appointed Latin music industry veteran Manolo Diaz as president/CEO of EMI Spain, Billboard.biz has learned. In a move that has surprised insiders, EMI has appointed Latin music industry veteran Manol ...