Geography of North America

  1. Lead & Fear: Can Monterrey Mexico's Music Scene Survive the Drug War

    July 19, 2012 10:00 AM EDT A view of Monterrey with its emblematic mountain Cerro de la Silla (Saddle Hill) lies just 150 miles from the Texas border. By force of lead and fear, the city that served as a hotbed for some of Mexico's most important rock bands, has seen i ...

  2. Howie Richmond, Co-Founder of Songwriters Hall of Fame, Dies

    June 01, 2012 2:55 PM EDT Howie Richmond, a giant in music publishing since the 1940s, died May 20 in Rancho Mirage, Calif. He was 94. Richmond began his career in the music industry in 1935, working in publicity, before founding publishing company Cromwell Music in 1949 a ...

  3. Pianist Arthur Hanlon To Star in TV Special Featuring Latin Music Icons

    November 03, 2011 11:20 AM EDT Pianist, songwriter and arranger Arthur Hanlon will star in his own TV special for the Spanish Broadcasting System taping this week in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The show will feature other big names in Latin music including Laura Pausini, Obie Bermúd ...

  4. Essence Music Festival Draws More Than 422,000 Attendees

    July 06, 2011 8:06 AM EDT NEW ORLEANS- More than 422,000 people took part in the 2011 Essence Music Festival held over the Fourth of July weekend in New Orleans, festival organizers said Tuesday. For three days, thousands gathered for nightly concerts inside the Louisiana ...

  5. Windish Agency Opening L.A. Office

    January 18, 2011 12:00 AM EST The Windish Agency today announced it is opening West Coast headquarters in Los Angeles' Hancock Park neighborhood. The booking agency, which operates out of Chicago with satellite offices in Toronto and New York, is known for its large and e ...

  6. Cardenas Marketing Network Opens Los Angeles Office

    January 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Cárdenas Marketing Network (CMN), the event marketing and sponsorship company specializing in the Latin market and with offices in Miami and Chicago, is opening its West Coast offices in Los Angeles, Calif. CMN’s L.A. office will be headed by Ingr ...

  7. Los Van Van Cancels Tour

    June 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Major Cuban salsa and timba band Los Van Van has canceled its European summer tour after drummer and music director Samuel Formell suffered a domestic accident in his kitchen in Havana. Formell, son of Van Van double-bassist, leader and founder Ju ...

  8. Canada's Transmission Conference Heads To Victoria

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Canada's Transmission music conference is moving from Vancouver to Victoria, the event's organizer has disclosed. Transmission, created by Vancouver entrepreneur Tyl van Toorn, said the event will run from Sept. 22 to 26 at Victoria' ...

  9. Mexican Authorities Raid Nightclubs

    December 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST Nearly a dozen Mexico City nightclubs were raided by police last month, according to IFPI, for playing music without authorization from rights holders. Acting on tips from Mexican music licensing agency Somexfon, police and representatives of the ...

  10. Voodoo Music Experience Breaks Attendance Record

    November 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST New Orleans fest draws more than 90,000 fans. New Orleans fest draws more than 90,000 fans. News ...

  11. Sprint's Reddick To Open Billboard MECCA

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Event to take place Sept. 11 in Los Angeles. Event to take place Sept. 11 in Los Angeles. News ...

  12. YouTube Sued For Copyright Infringement

    July 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Lawsuit filed by a Los Angeles journalist. Lawsuit filed by a Los Angeles journalist. News ...

  13. Chili Peppers, The Who To Headline Virgin Fest

    July 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Set for Sept. 23 in Baltimore, Md. Set for Sept. 23 in Baltimore, Md. News ...

  14. Spain's Premios Gala To Honor X Alfonso

    April 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Cuban singer, composer and video producer X Alfonso will receive the best new Latin artist award at Spain's 10th Premios de la Música ceremony on May 5, organizer Academy of Music Arts and Scienc Cuban singer, composer and video prod ...

  15. Juanes To Host Benefit For Young Mine Victims

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Concert to take place May 24 in Los Angeles. Concert to take place May 24 in Los Angeles. News ...

  16. 2005 MTV Latin VMAs Cancelled

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hurricane Wilma caused initial postponement. The MTV Video Music Awards Latin America will not take place this year. The awards show, derailed by Hurricane Wilma, was originally scheduled to take place Oct. 20, then moved up a day to Oct. 19 and u ...

  17. MTV Latin VMAs Postponed

    October 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Hurricane Wilma forces MTV to cancel gala. MTV Latin America has postponed its 2005 Video Music Awards Latin America due to fears of the arrival of Hurricane Wilma. The fourth edition of the awards were slated to take place Thursday (Oct. 20) at P ...

  18. Exclusive: Voodoo Music Experience Moving To Memphis

    September 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Voodoo Music Experience, which was to be held in New Orleans Oct. 29-30, has been moved to Memphis' Tom Lee Park in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Billboard.com can exclusively reveal. The Voodoo Music Experience, which was to be held in ...

  19. Movie, Music Industries Must Commit To Aid

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT I have watched the events unfold in New Orleans and along the Gulf Coast, and my heart has been breaking from what I've seen. My wife and I have been sick with worry for all the relatives and friends Joel C. High is senior VP of music and sou ...

  20. Fox Vows To Promote Again In New Oreleans

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "I'm not going to turn my back on the city now." Veteran Big Easy promoter Don Fox, president of Beaver Productions, says he will again promote concerts in New Orleans, although he predicts it could be many months away. "I' ...

  21. Katrina Ravages Tour Biz

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Baton Rouge performance of Disney Live cancelled. Hurricane Katrina has made its presence felt among venues in the Gulf Coast region. Among the large venues in the region impacted by Katrina are the Louisiana Superdome; New Orleans Arena and Keife ...

  22. On The Road

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The July 2 Live 8 show in Philadelphia was staged in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and drew an estimated crowd of 700,000-800,000. Read Ray Waddell's column. The July 2 Live 8 show in Philadelphia was staged in front of the Philadel ...

  23. Harper Regroups For Intimate Tour

    June 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT First stop July 12, Vancouver. First stop July 12, Vancouver. News ...

  24. Virgin Retail Hits Sales Highs At Festivals

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Entertainment Group North America announced today (May 17) that it set new sales records at two music festivals it recently sponsored, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Coachella Virgin Entertainment Group North America a ...

  25. Music Legend Paul Simon To Be Honored As BMI Icon

    April 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Awards to take place May 17 in Los Angeles. Awards to take place May 17 in Los Angeles. News ...

  26. Luxury Homes

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Powered by the constant demand for location, location, location, the luxury real-estate market is setting new pricing records in the major entertainment capitals of New York, Los Angeles, Nashville an Powered by the constant demand for location, l ...

  27. Capone, Sanz, Rita Among Top Latin Grammy Noms

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Awards will take place Sept. 1 in Los Angeles. Awards will take place Sept. 1 in Los Angeles. News ...

  28. Marc Anthony Postpones Summer Tour

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Latin superstar Marc Anthony has postponed his summer tour, which was due to begin June 11 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Latin superstar Marc Anthony has postponed his summer tour, which was due to begin June 11 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. "Due to ...

  29. CCE Taps EMI Pub Man As PR VP

    April 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel Entertainment's music division is moving its national public relations headquarters from Boston to Los Angeles, as Michael Ruthig, former publicist for the EMI catalog, is named VP of na Clear Channel Entertainment's music ...

  30. Stars To Pack Grammy Telecast

    February 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST The entertainment world turns its eyes to Los Angeles. The entertainment world turns its eyes to Los Angeles. News ...

  31. Body Head Inks Rapper Choppa

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST New Orleans-based MC signs five-album deal. New Orleans-based MC signs five-album deal. News ...