Fonovisa

  1. Los Temerarios' 'Life' Without A Major

    October 08, 2012 1:23 PM EDT After 10 years on Fonovisa, Los Temerarios strike out on their own-they wouldn't have it any other way For most established acts, the switch from major label to indie requires adjustment. But for Mexican romantic duo Los Temerarios, the shi ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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, ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Payola Suit Hits Latin World

    June 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ex-Fonovisa VP of promotion Daniel Mireles is alleging that he was ordered to participate in payola or lose his job, and was fired after later saying he couldn't do it anymore. In a potentially explosive lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior ...