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  1. New Jenni Rivera Album, Tribute Concert Slated for December

    November 06, 2013 9:30 PM EST Plans to celebrate regional Mexican singer Jenni Rivera with a new album and a tribute concert are under way one year after the singer died while working in Mexico. As previously reported in Billboard , Universal Music Latin Entertainment/Fonovi ...

  2. Marco Antonio Solis Re-Ups With Universal

    June 12, 2013 5:14 PM EDT Singer/songwriter Marco Antonio Solís, one of Latin music’s most storied artists, has renewed his contract with Universal, this time through Universal Music Latino, the label’s pop imprint.  Solís new album of pop material, Gracias Por Estar Aqu ...

  3. Jenni Rivera's Memorial Services Scheduled For Wed. at L.A.'s Gibson Amphitheater

    December 17, 2012 4:51 PM EST Singer Jenni Rivera's memorial service is scheduled to take place on Wed., Dec. 19 from 10 a.m. to noon at Los Angeles' Gibson Amphitheater in a ceremony led by the late entertainer's brother Pedro Rivera, Jr., according a spokesper ...

  4. Romeo Santos, Prince Royce, 3BallMTY Join Don Omar Atop Latin Charts

    December 14, 2012 8:24 AM EST Uptempo hits, collaborations galore and a smattering of high-profile new sounds stand out on the year-end Latin chart recaps. Following 12 months of continuous radio hits, Don Omar -- who has also been a major online presence -- nabbed the No. 1 s ...

  5. Jenni Rivera's Legacy: From Her Music Empire to her Upcoming Film Debut in 'Filly Brown'

    December 10, 2012 2:23 AM EST Jenni Rivera lived her life much like the music that made her famous. And that tireless passion -- especially during her demanding live shows -- thrilled and empowered female audiences with songs of heartache and love. Like one of her commanding b ...

  6. Jenni Rivera Dead at 43

    December 09, 2012 9:50 PM EST Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera -- one of the most successful female performers on contemporary Latin charts -- died in a plane crash earlier today, her father and brother confirmed to Telemundo . She was 43 and leaves behind five children an ...

  7. Mexican Singer Jenni Rivera Missing After Suspected Plane Crash

    December 09, 2012 2:51 PM EST Authorities in Mexico have said that a small plane carrying Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera has gone missing after taking off from the city of Monterrey, although her management told Billboard.biz this afternoon that "nothing is confirme ...

  8. Tapia Plays To A Different Beat

    August 24, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Regional Mexican star Roberto Tapia releases 11th album, moving from drug tales to more positive tunes. Performing since the age of 9, regional Mexican singer/songwriter Roberto Tapia was born to be an entertainer. It's quite literally in his ...

  9. 40 Under 40: Gustavo Lopez

    August 02, 2012 2:45 PM EDT Gustavo López Executive VP, Brand Partnerships, Business Development and Digital, Universal Music Latin Entertainment Website: Universalmusica.com Latin Deal Driver After presiding over regional Mexican powerhouse Fonovisa/Disa, Gustavo López, 39, ...

  10. Exclusive: Larry Hernandez Signs With Universal Music Latin Entertainment/Fonovisa

    July 10, 2012 9:15 PM EDT Regional Mexican singer Larry Hernandez has signed on to continue making albums with Universal Music Latin Entertainment (UMLE), according to a spokesperson for the label. Hernandez, who has had an ongoing relationship with UMLE for half a decade ...

  11. Jenni Rivera To Perform, Participate In Q&A At Billboard Latin Music Conference And Awards

    March 05, 2012 5:57 PM EST Jenni Rivera, one of the most prolific entertainers in the Hispanic entertainment industry, will sit down for an exclusive one-on-one Q&A during the upcoming Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards, presented by State Farm and taking pla ...

  12. Backbeat: Jenni Rivera Talks New Album, mun2 Production Deal & Upcoming Edward James Olmos-Produced Film

    November 23, 2011 7:40 AM EST Regional Mexican singer Jenni Rivera takes time to show members of the media and her fans the dress she donated to the Hard Rock Café at Universal CityWalk in Los Angeles during a press conference to support the release of her two albums, "Jo ...

  13. Backbeat: Erick Rincon and 3Ball MTY Hit Red Carpet at Billboard's Inaugural Regional Mexican Awards

    October 21, 2011 10:46 AM EDT Erick Rincon 's life changed dramatically this year when he went from a revered DJ in Mexico to a label artist composing dance music in the relatively new genre, "tribal guarachero." Walking the red carpet Thursday night at the Bill ...

  14. Jenni Rivera To Host Radio On Entravision

    September 26, 2011 7:45 AM EDT Jenni Rivera renewed her recording contract with UMLE/Fonovisa. She has a reality TV series on bilingual channel mun2. And now, she has her own radio show. "Contacto Directo con Jenni Rivera" will begin airing October on radio properties ...

  15. Jenni Rivera, The 'Diva of Banda,' Renews Contract With Universal Music Latin/Fonovisa

    August 23, 2011 7:20 PM EDT Regional Mexican singer Jenni Rivera has renewed her contract with Universal Music Latin Entertainment/Fonovisa, UMLE president Victor Gonzalez tells Billboard.biz. Rivera, known as the Diva of Banda Music, has become a top-selling name in the reg ...

  16. Latin Power Players: Gustavo Lopez

    August 02, 2011 12:54 AM EDT Gustavo Lopez Executive VP of brand partnerships, business development and digital, Universal Music Latin Entertainment Gustavo Lopez capped his last year as president of Universal-owned Disa and Fonovisa (the position has since been eliminated) s ...

  17. Latin Power Players: Victor Gonzalez

    August 01, 2011 11:13 PM EDT Victor Gonzalez President, Universal Music Latin Entertainment Victor Gonzalez makes the Latin Power Players list for the first time months after being appointed president of Universal Music Latin Entertainment. The nod acknowledges the importance ...

  18. Jesus Lara Leaves MTV Tr3s, Marc Zimet Steps Up

    July 29, 2011 3:55 PM EDT Jesus Lara has left his post as Senior Vice President of Music and Talent/Artists Relations for MTV Networks/Latin America and U.S. Based MTV Tr3s. Lara's last day was today (July 29). He leaves the company after seven years to pursue "e ...

  19. Horacio Rodriguez: 30 Under 30

    July 01, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Horacio Rodriguez Director of Product Development, Universal Latin Entertainment Horacio Rodriguez, 29, manages the product development and digital marketing operation for Universal Music Latin Entertainment's four labels (Disa, Fonovisa, Mac ...

  20. Victor Gonzalez, Gustavo Lopez Named To Executive Posts at Universal Music Latin Ent.

    June 29, 2011 9:22 AM EDT Universal Music's Latin operation will announce today (June 29) two major appointments in its executive leadership for North and Central America, Biz has learned. In what constitutes a major change in its organization, Universal Music Latin E ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Fonovisa To Host Second Web Chat With Marco Antonio Solis

    October 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT For only the second time ever, Fonovisa is hosting a Web chat for one of its artists as part of the regional Mexican's label continued efforts to establish its acts in the digital realm. Marco Antonio Solís, one of the biggest names in region ...

  23. Feds Fine Univision $1 Million In Payola Case

    July 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Federal Communications Commission and the Justice Department have together fined Univision Radio and the now-defunct Univision Music Group $1 million to resolve payola-related allegations, the government agencies announced today. The FCC and J ...

  24. Appeals Court Sides With Univision In Platino Case

    May 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A state appeals court has upheld a judgment against regional Mexican label Platino Records, in a lawsuit the indie label had filed against Univision Music alleging breach of contract and payola-related extortion. Platino Records sued its distribut ...

  25. Conjunto Primavera Cancels Arizona Show In Protest

    May 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Veteran chart-topper Conjunto Primavera has canceled a June 19 show at Phoenix' Dodge Theatre to protest Arizona's new immigration enforcement law. The romantic norteno group, which was to have performed on a double bill with Los Rielero ...

  26. Universal Music Latino, Machete Shift To LA

    December 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Latino and Machete are shifting their operations from Miami to Los Angeles. The move is the latest following the restructuring of Universal's Latin division and the creation of Universal Music Latin Entertainment last year fol ...

  27. Year End: Aggressive Pricing Gives Fonovisa Reason To Celebrate

    December 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST Fonovisa celebrated its 25th anniversary with an extensive retail, online and television cross-promotional campaign that sought to highlight multiple releases, both frontline and catalog. The end result is that Fonovisa was the Top Latin Albums Im ...

  28. Banda El Recodo Re-Signs With Fonovisa

    September 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Banda el Recodo has re-signed with its longtime label Fonovisa, sources tell Billboard. The group's next album is slated for release Nov. 24. Banda el Recodo, one of regional Mexican music's top acts, is an over-70-year-old institution. ...

  29. Billboard Regional Mexican Music Summit Lineup Expands

    September 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The roster of talent for the Billboard Regional Mexican Music Summit continues to grow, with Fonovisa acts Iván, Jazmin López, Roberto Tapia, Conjunto Azabache and El Potro de Sinaloa confirmed to perform at the Fonovisa 25th anniversary party. Th ...

  30. Industry Heavyweights Lined Up For Regional Mexican Confab

    September 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Top artist manager Martin Fabian, Fonovisa and Disa president Gustavo Lopez, Bandamax executive producer Victor Manuel Moreno Valdez, Mexico Musical president Javier Rivera and singer-songwriter Espinoza Paz have all been confirmed as panelists fo ...

  31. Larry Hernandez, El Compa Chuy Set For Billboard Regional Mexican Summit

    August 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Artists new and established will be in full force at the fourth edition of the Billboard Regional Mexican Music Summit, taking place Oct. 7-9 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Los Angeles. Performances by some of Billboard's top-charting names wi ...

  32. Los Tigres del Norte Perform In-Flight Concert On Volaris

    August 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Regional Mexican music channel Bandamax partnered with Los Tigres del Norte and airline Volaris to offer an in-flight Tigres concert for contest winners. Los Tigres performed on a flight from Toluca, Mexico to Los Angeles, Calif. today for 40 winn ...

  33. Corrido Stars Sign On For Billboard Summit

    July 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Hit corrido acts El Compa Chuy, Larry Hernández and Roberto Tapia have joined the stellar lineup of speakers for Billboard's Regional Mexican Music Summit, taking place October 8 and 9 at the Hyatt Regency Century City in Los Angeles. The thr ...

  34. Los Tigres del Norte Re-Up With Fonovisa

    July 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Los Tigres del Norte have renewed their contract with Fonovisa Records in advance of the release of their next album, "La Granja," due Sept. 8. The title track, written by Teodoro Bello, just went to radio as the first single off the alb ...

  35. Alicia Villarreal Signs Admin Deal With Sony/ATV

    June 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Regional Mexican singer/songwriter Alicia Villarreal, former lead singer of Grupo Limite, has signed a worldwide, co-publishing agreement with Sony/ATV Music Publishing. Sony/ATV will now exclusively administer Villarreal’s catalog, Camixes Publis ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. Latin Briefs: Germán Montero, Piracy Raids

    April 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -Up-and-coming regional Mexican star Germán Montero has signed with SESAC Latina. The young singer/songwriter, formerly a vocalist for La Arrolladora Banda El Limón, launched his solo career last year with his album “Pensando en Ti.” Two of Monter ...

  38. Latin Briefs: El Tigrillo Palma, Jose Luis Gonzalez, Zizek Club

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST -El Tigrillo Palma scores his best sales week and highest position on the Top Latin Albums chart this week. "Al Cien Por Millon" on Fonovisa debuts at No. 2 with 4,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. -Jose Luis Gonzalez, host of ...

  39. Latin Briefs: Molotov, Movistar, Hyphy

    January 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST - Mexican rock group Molotov will play their legendary album, "¿Dónde Jugarán las Niñas?" in its entirety during their upcoming U.S. tour. Molotov's 19-city club and theater trek starts Jan. 16 at Chicago's Metro and wraps Feb. ...

  40. Fonovisa Plans Anniversary Campaign

    January 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST Fonovisa Records, previously the top-selling Latin indie label in the United States, will celebrate its 25th anniversary with an ambitious, year-long release schedule. Under the slogan "Fonovisa 25 Aniversario: La Historia de los Exitos" ...

  41. Tourism Secretary Taps Los Tucanes de Tijuana Tune

    November 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST "Mexico Es Tu Casa," a song on Los Tucanes de Tijuana's new album, will be used in an international campaign promoting tourism in Mexico, according to a spokesman for the band. The song, written by Tucanes leader Mario Quintero, was ...

  42. FCC Investigates Lawsuit’s Payola Claim

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The fallout over a two-year-old wrongful termination suit by an ex-Fonovisa promotions VP continues, with the Federal Communications Commission sending letters of inquiry to radio stations it suspects of having received payments for spins. Billboa ...

  43. Fonovisa-backed Voting PSAs Target Latinos

    September 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In an effort to encourage Latinos - particularly newly-naturalized citizens - to register to vote, Voto Latino has partnered with leading regional Mexican label Fonovisa/Disa to produce a series of PSA's that will air on radio stations nation ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. Fonovisa To Unveil New Regional Mexican Series

    August 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fonovisa Records is preparing to launch a new branded series of regional Mexican music albums. Titled "Idolos (De Mexico Para el Mundo)," which translates to "Idols From Mexico to the World." The first edition will feature trac ...

  46. Fonovisa Marketing Director Arciniega Dies

    August 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Roberto Arciniega, the longtime marketing director for Fonovisa Records, passed away Aug. 1 in his California home. He was 58. The cause of death was unknown at press time, although sources say Arciniega had recently stayed home sick with the flu. ...

  47. Banda El Recodo Seals Booking Deal

    July 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mexico's venerable Banda El Recodo de Don Cruz Lizárraga has signed a booking agreement with Nueva Generación Music Group Inc. Effective immediately, Nueva Generación will begin booking U.S. dates for the group, which is celebrating its 70th ...

  48. Universal Music Latin Entertainment Restructures

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Latin Entertainment let go more than 20 former Univision Music Group employees today (June 12), as it announced key label and sales appointments for the combined company. Alfonso Larriva, former VP and GM of Fonovisa and Univision ...

  49. Universal Music Latin Appoints Top Execs

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Latin Entertainment, the new company created following the acquisition of Univision Music Group by Universal Music Group, has made its first appointments to its senior executive team, Billboard has learned. As previously reported, ...

  50. 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 ...

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