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  1. Ultra Music Fest May Be Two Weekends in 2014, Organizers Say

    March 30, 2013 11:53 AM EDT Despite only announcing one weekend at the close of a YouTube broadcast on Sunday night, the Ultra Music Festival may indeed be a doubleheader again in 2014, organizers told Billboard.biz. "The 16th Annual Ultra Music Festival will take ...

  2. Ultra Music Co-Founder to Debut UR1 Festival During Miami's Art Basel 2012

    May 15, 2012 11:00 AM EDT UR1 Music Festival is going to try to shake up the concept of what a festival can be when it debuts this December 8-9 in Miami. The brain child of Alex Omes and Emi Guerra of GO BIG Productions, the two-day music and arts festival will coincide wi ...

  3. Billboard Latin Music Awards Score Highest Ratings in 14-Year History

    April 30, 2012 10:12 AM EDT Averaging more than 2.4 million viewers, Telemundo experienced its highest-rated telecast in its 14-year history of broadcasting the Billboard Latin Music Awards, which aired live from Miami on Thursday (April 26), the network has announced. Hoste ...

  4. Avicii Announces North America Arena Tour

    March 22, 2012 2:30 PM EDT Electronic dance music DJ/producer, Avicii has announced that he will embark on another massive North American Tour from May to June. Called the "Le7els" tour, promoters are billing this as the first all-arena North American tour by an e ...

  5. Ne-Yo, Cee Lo, Gym Class Heroes, More to Headline Revamped Orange Drive Miami Beach Music Fest

    December 12, 2011 6:05 PM EST With eyes set on making Miami Beach an essential New Year's party destination, New York-based Union Square Agency and Miami's Orange Bowl Committee have partnered to produce the 2nd annual Orange Drive Miami Beach Music Festival. The fes ...

  6. Backbeat: First-Ever Rola Music Fest Brings 30 Latin Acts To Miami: Oscar D'Leon, Diego Torres, Julieta Venegas, More

    November 22, 2011 6:47 AM EST It was one genre and different countries for every night. Venezuela's Oscar D'Leon represented salsa. (Photo: Sergio Alvarez/Imagine Entertainment Group) Miami hosted the first-ever Rola Music Fest, a three-day music festival that brough ...

  7. Cee Lo Green To Christen L.A.'s Universal CityWalk 5 Towers Venue

    June 30, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Having wrapped the first season of NBC's "The Voice" last evening, Cee Lo Green is set to celebrate the opening of Universal CityWalk's 5 Towers outdoor concert arena. He will take the stage at the high-tech venue on Thursday, ...

  8. Mana Sells Out Three L.A. Shows in Hours, Will They Break Their Own Touring Record?

    May 01, 2011 12:25 PM EDT In a matter of hours, Mexican rock band Mana sold out the three shows at Los Angeles' Staples Center which kick off their U.S. Tour. Mana's first show, slated for June 23, sold out less than an hour after tickets went on-sale at 10 a.m. ...

  9. Watch Charlie Crist's Gratuitous Apology To David Byrne For Unauthorized Use Of His 'Unique Voice' In Campaign Ad

    April 12, 2011 10:30 AM EDT Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist has settled a lawsuit filed by Talking Heads singer David Byrne after Crist used one of the group's songs without permission in a campaign ad last year, both parties confirmed Monday. Terms of the settlement ...

  10. Outgoing Florida Gov. Wants Jim Morrison Pardoned

    November 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Outgoing Florida Gov. Charlie Crist wants a state pardon for long-dead rocker Jim Morrison, who was convicted of exposing himself at a raucous 1969 concert in Miami. Morrison was lead singer for the Doors and a Florida native. He was appealing the ...

  11. De Luna Fest Donating Half Its Profits To Ecological Causes

    July 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The organizers of the inaugural De Luna Fest in Pensacola Beach, Fla., aren’t going to let the Gulf of Mexico oil spill halt their plans to host the two-day music event in October. Despite a drop in summer tourism in Pensacola Beach as a result of ...

  12. Op-Ed: A Cultural Gateway

    March 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST Latin music is currently enjoying a greater level of popularity in the United States than at any other time in its long history. Spanish radio has become a leading format in major markets like Los Angeles, New York, Miami and Houston, while growin ...

  13. Marilyn Manson, Former Bandmate Settle Lawsuit

    December 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST Court filings show a contentious lawsuit between Marilyn Manson and a former band mate has been settled. The agreement calls for attorneys representing former Manson keyboardist Stephen Bier to be paid $380,000. Bier sued Manson for $20 million in ...

  14. Caliente! Music Festival Heads To Miami

    October 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Caliente!, the Latin music festival that is staged every year in Zurich, will celebrate its 15th anniversary with a Miami edition Nov. 21. The fest will take place at the AmericanAirlines arena and will feature performances by Colombia's Grup ...

  15. Layoffs Impact Miami's William Morris Endeavor Office

    September 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Nearly five months after the William Morris-Endeavor merger was announced, sources say the agency has let go several agents in its Miami office, including Latin music agent Jeremy Norkin. William Morris Endeavor Entertainment VP/head of Latin musi ...

  16. New Music Festival To Launch In Miami

    August 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The city of Miami will launch a music festival designed to promote and expose new and developing acts. The first "Miami Music Festival" will take place Dec. 10-12 in different clubs and venues in the city's Brickell and downtown are ...

  17. Florida A.G. Files Suit Against Arbitron

    July 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Arbitron's problems with the rollout of its portable people meter service just won't go away. The Florida Attorney General Tuesday (July 14) filed suit against Arbitron in an attempt to prevent the ratings company from releasing its port ...

  18. Source: Estefans Buying Stake In Dolphins

    June 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Dolphins are merging with Miami Sound Machine and Margaritaville. Singer Gloria Estefan and her husband, producer Emilio Estefan, are buying a “very small” ownership stake in the NFL team, a person familiar with the deal said Monday. The perso ...

  19. Jimmy Buffett Teams With Miami Dolphins

    May 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jimmy Buffett has accepted a business role with new Miami Dolphins owner and longtime friend Stephen Ross. The team was mum Friday on details, despite reports that Dolphin Stadium might be renamed "Landshark Stadium" for at least one sea ...

  20. Anti-Performance Fee Resolution Gains Support

    March 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST "The Local Radio Freedom Act," the NAB-backed resolution circulating on Capitol Hill that opposes the introduction of "any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge" on radio stations, has picked up nine more backers a ...

  21. Slow Ticket Sales Sink Langerado Festival

    February 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Langerado Music Festival in Miami is the first large-scale U.S. festival to fall victim to a poor economy in 2009. The seventh annual event, which was set for March 6-8 at Bicentennial Park, has been cancelled "due to sluggish ticket sale ...

  22. Langerado Festival Headed To Miami In 2009

    September 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The 2009 edition of Florida's annual Langerado Music Festival will be held at Bicentennial Park in Miami, marking the event's fifth venue change since launching seven years ago, according to festival co-producer Ethan Schwartz. Next year ...

  23. Live Nation In Talks To Launch Florida Festival

    May 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation is in negotiations with the city of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to launch a multiple-day music festival in 2009. During a recent public presentation to city commissioners, Live Nation officials said the new two-day music festival would like ...

  24. Sony BMG Norte Preps For Move

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The offices of Sony BMG Norte/Day 1, a staple on Miami Beach's Lincoln Road, will soon have new digs. Come this fall, all the label's Miami operations, as well as those of its talent development company, Day 1, will occupy newly-renovate ...

  25. Rapper Plies Targeted in Lawsuit

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Plies has been named in a lawsuit alleging negligence on his part along with Slip-N-Slide Records and a Gainesville nightclub where five concert attendees were injured in a 2006 shooting. Christopher Chestnut, a Gainesville attorney, announ ...

  26. Groove Armada, Bacardi Toast New Partnership

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Groove Armada and Bacardi have struck a partnership which will see the British electronic act issue their forthcoming releases through the drinks brand and partner on its international music events throughout 2008. As part of the one-year deal wit ...

  27. AEG Live Taps Valentino To Open Florida Office

    March 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles-based live entertainment promoter AEG Live has tapped John Valentino to head up its newly opened regional office in West Palm Beach, Fla. Valentino previously served as executive VP at Florida-based independent concert promotions compa ...

  28. Live Nation To Buy Stoll Assets

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has signed a binding letter of intent to purchase the majority of the late Florida concert promoter Jon Stoll's live entertainment assets. The deal includes 3,500-capacity Mizner Park Amphitheater in Boca Raton, Fla., and the 2,90 ...

  29. Billboard Latin Confab Rates Highly In Zogby Poll

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST A poll on Miami conducted by international polling company Zogby found that the Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards was one of the two best-known events in the city. The national poll, which was conducted in January and included over 7,0 ...

  30. Miami's Carnival Center To Be Renamed

    January 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Miami's Carnival Center for the Performing Arts will be renamed the Adrienne Arscht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County. The name change follows a $30 million dollar donation from Arscht, a business leader and philanthropist. ...

  31. Marilyn Manson Countersues Ex-Bandmate

    December 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Marilyn Manson has struck back against a former bandmate by countersuing for breach of contract. The rocker claimed in court papers filed Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court that keyboardist Stephen Bier did not carry out obligations to take p ...

  32. Peermusic Links With Miami U

    November 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Peermusic has entered into a worldwide administration agreement with Cat 5 Music Publishing operated by graduate students at the University of Miami's Frost School of Music. Cat 5 is reportedly the first graduate student-run music publishing ...

  33. Bo Diddley Stable After Heart Attack

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bo Diddley is in stable condition at a Florida hospital after suffering a heart attack. The 78-year-old artist complained of dizziness and nausea during a routine medical checkup Friday, said publicist Susan Clary. She said Diddley suffered a hear ...

  34. Martin To Open Fillmore Miami

    August 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Puerto Rican superstar Ricky Martin will be the inaugural act to play at the new Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater. Martin, who is in the midst of his "Black & White" international tour, brings his show back to Miami ...

  35. WMGE/Miami Has A New PD

    July 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rogelio Alfonso has been named PD of Clear Channel Radio's Latin rhythm WMGE (Mega)/Miami. He replaces Frank Walsh, who exited the station in April. Alfonso previously programmed SBS's pop WRMA (Romance)/Miami and served as MD for the co ...

  36. Dubay To Exit University Of Florida Arena Post

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Veteran arena manager Lionel J. Dubay, director of the Stephen C. O'Connell Center at the University of Florida in Gainesville, will leave that post on July 12 to take over as director of business services at U of F. Dubay admits he has mixed ...

  37. Martin Preps North American Trek

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ricky Martin's "Black & White" tour kicks-off a seventeen-city run in the United States and Canada with an April 17 show at San Jose, California's HP Pavilion. The arena tour will wend its way through the southwestern US, C ...

  38. Ultra Music Fest Sales Strong

    March 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST With the ninth annual Ultra Music Festival right around the corner, co-founder/executive producer Russell Faibish says ticket sales for the March 23-24 event at Miami's Bicentennial Park are right on track. "[Both days] are looking to se ...

  39. Jacobsen Rises At Live Nation

    January 25, 2007 12:00 AM EST Neil Jacobsen of Live Nation's Philadelphia office has been promoted to the newly-created position of president of Live Nation Miami. In Miami, Jacobsen will oversee all of the company's concert booking, marketing and promotion in the st ...

  40. Latin Recording Academy Restructures

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Latin Recording Academy has restructured positions within its Miami and Los Angeles offices, effective immediately. Aida Scorza has been promoted to VP of awards. She was previously senior director of awards. Luis Dousdebes, former senior dire ...

  41. Live Nation To Negotiate For Gleason Theater

    October 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Would pay $1 million in annual rent for 15 years. Live Nation may take over Miami Beach, Fla.'s Jackie Gleason Theater, once the home of the annual Billboard Latin Music Awards. On Oct. 18, the Miami Beach City Commission voted to negotiate a ...

  42. Martin Moves To Montage

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Anthony Martin has joined the staff of the fledgling Nashville label Montage Music Group as head of A&R. He previously was a longtime A&R executive at Sony Music. Anthony Martin has joined the staff of the fledgling Nashville label ...

  43. Soraya Services Set

    May 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT To be held 6:30 PM Friday (May 12) in Miami. To be held 6:30 PM Friday (May 12) in Miami. News ...

  44. Pirate Radio Station Continues Assault In Miami

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Authorities search for those involved. Da Streetz, a pirate hip-hop station based in Miami, has created interference on two frequencies used to communicate with air traffic controllers, but so far, FCC, FAA and Florida Department of Law Enforcemen ...

  45. Depeche Mode Canceling Opening Night Of Tour

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Depeche Mode is canceling the opening night of its North American arena tour tomorrow (Nov. 2) at the Fort Lauderdale BankAtlantic Center due to power outages and curfew limitations post-Hurricane Wil Depeche Mode is canceling the opening night of ...

  46. Hurricane Rita Shutters Miami Shows

    September 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Final MAC concert cancelled. The threat of Hurricane Rita, set to hit South Florida on Sept. 20, has already led to the cancellation of several live performances in the Miami area, including the Sept. 19 MAC concert at the AmericanAirlines Arena. ...

  47. Sandoval, Perez Host Katrina Benefit

    September 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Miami Dade musicians and producers are joining forces for a massive concert to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina. The Miami Dade County Relief Concert will take place Sunday, Sept. 25 at the Americ Miami Dade musicians and producers are joining ...

  48. Fan Dies At Corrosion Of Conformity Show

    June 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Four people were stabbed, one fatally, at a Corrosion Of Conformity show last night (June 23) at the Masquerade club in Ybor City, Fla. According to police, a fight between two women broke out in the Four people were stabbed, one fatally, at a Cor ...

  49. Lideres Buys Stake In Llord's Ole

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Lideres Entertainment, the U.S. affiliate of Venezuela's Lideres Entertainment Group, has acquired a majority stake in Ole Music, the Miami-based indie label founded by former Sony Discos head Oscar L MIAMI -- Lideres Entertainment, the U.S. ...

  50. Lideres Buys Stake In Llord's Ole

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Lideres Entertainment, the U.S. affiliate of Venezuela's Lideres Entertainment Group, has acquired a majority stake in Ole Music, the Miami-based indie label founded by former Sony Discos head Oscar L Lideres Entertainment, the U.S. affiliate ...

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