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  1. Latin Briefs: T-Mobile, America Movil, Nokia's Ovi

    September 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- T-Mobile's Sidekick is sponsoring concerts by Kinky and Jesse & Joy as part of its "Grammy Celebration" tour. The two groups will play Houston's Warehouse Live Ballroom on Sept. 26 and New York City's Webster Hall o ...

  2. Aventura Announces U.S. Tour

    August 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Urban bachata group Aventura today (Aug. 25) announced the first leg of a U.S. arena tour in support of its chart-topping album "The Last." The trek kicks off Nov. 20 in Chicago, Ill. and closes out at New York's Madison Square Gard ...

  3. Coroner Says Jackson Died From Lethal Dose Of Propofol

    August 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Pop star Michael Jackson died from a lethal dose of the powerful anesthetic propofol given in a cocktail of drugs, leading authorities to suspect his doctor of manslaughter, court documents showed on Monday. The "Thriller" singer suffere ...

  4. Univision Revenues Dip 4% In Q2

    August 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Univision Communications' financial results for the second quarter and for the first six months ending June 30, 2009, showed the company had slowed down the revenue decline it registered for the first quarter. Net revenue declined 4% for the ...

  5. Latin Briefs: Pitbull, Fey

    August 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -Cuban-American rapper Pitbull's "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" is burning up the charts not only in the U.S., but in Europe and Mexico. The Ultra Records single with a Spanish-English chorus peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot ...

  6. Ciara Replaced By Jordin Sparks In Britney Spears Tour

    August 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jordin Sparks will be replacing Ciara on the second leg of Britney Spears' "The Circus Starring Britney Spears" tour, reps at Jive Records, both Sparks and Ciara's label, have confirmed. Although asked, Jive Records didn't ...

  7. Liberman Preps New Talent Show, $100K To Winner

    August 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Liberman Broadcasting will launch a new 13-week talent show in early October to air on its new Spanish-language network, Estrella TV. "Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento" will feature everyone from singers and dancers to jugglers and magicians ...

  8. Signed Acts Line Up For 'Viva' Reality Show

    August 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "Viva el Sueño!" the Univision network reality show that will feature already signed acts competing against each other for cash prizes and mass exposure, debuts Aug. 30 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Unlike other music reality shows, where the contest ...

  9. Maxwell Extends 'BLACKsummers'night' Tour

    August 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Following a sold-out summer tour, Maxwell will hit the road again this fall in support of his hit comeback album, "BLACKsummers'night." The Live Nation-produced trek, which upgrades from theaters to larger-capacity arenas, begins at ...

  10. Radio Embraces 'Posting' System

    August 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Posting, a practice formerly shunned by the radio industry is finally taking hold. A year after Radio One instituted a scheduling and verification system in Houston, the radio group has decided to roll out posting to the rest of its 52 stations in ...

  11. 'Glee' Cast Hits The Road With 'The Gleek Tour'

    July 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT This summer eight members of the "Glee" cast will be traveling the country on "The Gleek Tour" to meet fans, sign autographs and give a sneak peek of the new fall comedy on Fox. "Glee" actors Cory Monteith, Lea Michel ...

  12. LAPD Source: Doctor's Shot Killed Michael Jackson

    July 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's personal doctor administered a powerful anesthetic to help him sleep, and authorities believe the drug is what killed the pop singer, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Monday. The official, who spoke on ...

  13. Manslaughter Investigation Targets Jackson Doctor

    July 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's personal doctor is the target of the manslaughter investigation into the singer's death, according to court documents filed Thursday, the day after agents seized items from the physician's Houston clinic and a rent ...

  14. Drug Agents Raid Jackson Doctor's Office

    July 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.S. drug enforcement agents and Los Angeles police raided a Houston clinic owned by Conrad Murray, the doctor who was with pop icon Michael Jackson when he died, looking for evidence of manslaughter. Agents with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administ ...

  15. Briefs: 'Premios Texas,' Frankie Negron, 'One Life To Live'

    July 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- For the first time, the "Premios Texas" music awards show will get a national broadcast. The Austin Business Journal reports that Univision cable network Galavision will air the show on Sunday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. CT. The show, produced ...

  16. Hearst to Clear Estrella in Orlando

    July 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Hearst Television has agreed to clear Estrella TV (Liberman Broadcasting's new Spanish-language TV network) on the digital channel of WKCF, the company's CW affiliate in Orlando. The affiliation deal, announced Thursday (July 16), is the ...

  17. FV Live To Book, Promote Pop Acts

    July 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Oscar Flores, GM of Representaciones Artisticas Apodaca, and Kudai manager Pablo Vega have joined forces to form a new booking agency focused on pop acts. FV Live will initially have its offices in Mexico City but will eventually open an office in ...

  18. AHAA Links Up With MRC

    July 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Association of Hispanic Advertising Agencies, a strong critic of Arbitron's portable people meter ratings service, announced Tuesday (July 7) it has joined the Media Rating Council, giving the organization a voice in the accreditation of ...

  19. Michael Jackson Death Still Unsolved After Autopsy

    June 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Doctors conducted an autopsy on the body of Michael Jackson on Friday but could not immediately determine what killed the "King of Pop," amid reports he had been injected with a narcotic painkiller shortly before collapsing. Jackson was ...

  20. Sunny Day Real Estate Classic Lineup Reunites For Tour

    June 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Pioneering Seattle rock band Sunny Day Real Estate will return to the road with its four original members this fall and will reissue its first two Sub Pop albums on Sept. 15. These will be the band's first shows of any kind since November 200 ...

  21. Univision Refuses to Encode Signals in New PPM Areas

    June 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT What will happen to the Miami radio market when as much as 20 percent of the audience simply disappears from the ratings? That’s the scenario advertisers face July 16 when Arbitron publishes its first portable people meter ratings in Miami, San Di ...

  22. Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, Drake Reveal 'Young Money' Tour

    June 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, Soulja Boy Tell'Em and Drake will go on an official tour this summer, and the dates have just been confirmed. The "Young Money Presents: Americas Most Wanted Music Festival" trek will start on July 27 at the ...

  23. Stations Boycott Artists Supporting Performance Royalty?

    June 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Music First Coalition has asked the FCC to investigate whether radio stations have violated their public interest obligation by allegedly boycotting artists who support a performance royalty for terrestrial radio. Without naming stations or co ...

  24. M.I.A. Protege Rye Rye To Join A-Trak Tour

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT M.I.A. protégé Rye Rye will go on tour for A-Trak's "Hamburger" tour, taking off in Shangai, China, on May 28 and capping off at Hard Festival in Los Angeles August 8. "I was out one day and [DJ] Blaqstarr called me saying I sh ...

  25. Asher Roth, Kid Cudi Team For Summer Tour

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Newcomers Asher Roth and Kid Cudi are setting off on their first headlining tour this summer. The two Universal Motown artists will hit 19 cities around the U.S. as part of "the Great Hangover Tour" with support from B.O.B., an Atlanta-b ...

  26. Arbitron To Reissue N.Y. PPM

    May 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Arbitron may have handed its critics another argument for why the portable people meter service is not ready for prime time. On Tuesday (May 26), the radio ratings company told its subscribers that the last four months of monthly ratings based on ...

  27. CMN, Billboard Team For Latin Concert Series

    May 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Entertainment marketing company Cárdenas Marketing Network (CMN) has joined forces with Billboard to present a series of Latin music concerts tied to the Billboard Latin Music Awards. The Billboard Latin Music Concert Series is tentatively schedul ...

  28. Estrella TV Gains San Francisco Affiliate

    May 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Estrella TV, Liberman Broadcasting's new Spanish-language TV network set to launch in third quarter, announced Friday (May 15) it has signed an affiliation agreement with Titan Broadcasting. The agreement gives the new network clearance in th ...

  29. New Orleans Jazz Fest 40th Year Riffs On Old, New

    May 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Music fans old enough to have attended the first New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival 40 years ago boogied alongside those who weren't yet born when the celebration of music, food and the culture of Louisiana began. Sunday's Jazz Fest ...

  30. Sugar Ray Returns With 'Music For Cougars'

    May 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sugar Ray, the band formed in Newport Beach, Calif., and fronted by singer Mark McGrath that was responsible for a string of breezy, reggae-tinged mid-1990s radio hits including the ubiquitous "Fly," will release its first full album of ...

  31. The-Dream, Keyshia Cole Plan Tour

    May 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter The-Dream and R&B artist Keyshia Cole will start a 21-city tour on May 13 at the Aronoff Center in Cincinnati and will conclude at the Pearl in Las Vegas on June 21. The-Dream will be touring in support of his sophomore album ...

  32. Latin Grammys Back In Vegas

    April 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Latin Grammys will return to Las Vegas for their 10th anniversary celebration, organizers have announced. The 10th annual Latin Grammy Awards will take place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on Thursday Nov. 5, marking the second time the awa ...

  33. Creed To Reunite For Tour, Album

    April 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Creed has announced all four of the original band members - Scott Stapp, Mark Tremonti, Scott Phillips and Brian Marshall - will reunite for a summer tour and new album. The tour, the band's first in seven years, begins Aug. 6 in Pittsburgh. ...

  34. R&B/Hip-Hop, Jazz, Pop Briefs: Beyonce, Freddie Hubbard, Will Downing

    April 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- In conjunction with her U.S. "I Am..." tour, Beyoncé and her Survivor Foundation are partnering with General Mills' Hamburger Helper and Feeding America to launch the Show Your Helping Hand campaign. The initiative will deliver 3 ...

  35. BET J and VH1 Soul To Join For New Channel

    April 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Viacom's VH1 Soul and BET J Networks are combining channel resources to create a new program outlet called Centric. Set to launch in October, the new network will take aim at Comcast/Radio One-owned TV One in targeting the 25-to 54-year-old A ...

  36. Green Day Announces Summer Tour

    April 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Green Day has announced a slate of 38 summer dates that begins July 3 in Seattle and marks the chart-topping rock band's first full North American tour in more than three years. The summer trek, which will support the trio's May 15 album ...

  37. Keyshia Cole Unveils 20-City Tour

    April 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT R&B singer Keyshia Cole announced today the tour dates for her "A Different Me" tour in support of her latest album of the same name, which starts on May 13 in Cincinnati and caps on June 20 in Los Angeles, Ca. The 20-city trek will ...

  38. Beyonce Unveils Summer Tour Dates

    April 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Beyoncé and her all-female band will kickoff a 22-date North American tour at New York's Madison Square Garden in June and will wrap with a four-night residence at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas July 30-August 2. Winners of her "Single Ladies& ...

  39. Telemundo Goes Hi-Def

    March 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Telemundo, the NBC Universal-owned Spanish-language network, will start broadcasting in high-definition beginning in April. Telemundo said it would be the first Spanish-language network to offer HD content both at the local and network levels. (A ...

  40. Luis Fonsi To Launch U.S. Tour In April

    March 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Luis Fonsi, whose single "No Me Doy Por Vencido" is in its 38th week on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs chart, will tour nine U.S. cities between April and June on the first leg of his "Palabras del Silencio" stateside tour. F ...

  41. Latin Briefs: Internet Usage Growth, Telemundo, Televisa

    March 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Internet use by Hispanics between 2004 and 2008 grew by 43% in Phoenix, Ariz., according to a study by Scarborough Research . The study looked at rates of Hispanic Internet use in 13 markets, of which Phoenix had experienced the highest growth, fo ...

  42. Urban, Hispanic Radio Adapt To PPM

    March 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Radio One regional VP Doug Abernathy watched in horror as his once top-rated Houston stations plummeted after the market converted from diary to PPM currency measurement in June 2007. "After 20 years of dominance, it was a hard pill for us to ...

  43. Jonas Brothers Roll Out Tour Plans

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Nearly two weeks after the premiere of Disney's "Jonas Brothers: The 3-D Concert" film, the siblings have unveiled dates to their upcoming world tour. The 44-date North American leg begins June 20 at the Dallas Cowboys New Stadium i ...

  44. U2 Unveils 18 Stadium Shows

    March 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U2 and Live Nation have confirmed the first tranche of stadium dates on the band's global "360°" tour. As first revealed on Billboard.biz on Friday (March 6), the tour, produced by Live Nation Global Touring and sponsored by "s ...

  45. Liberman Broadcasting Buys New York TV Station

    March 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST On the heels of signing an affiliate deal in four Texas markets, Liberman Broadcasting has bought New York television station WASA Channel 25 as part of its bid to launch its Spanish-language network Estrella TV. The network is slated to launch in ...

  46. The Fray Announces Summer Tour Dates

    March 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Fray will headline a 35-city summer tour which kicks off June 12 in Atlanta and extends to August 7, when it wraps in Spokane, Wash. Jacks Mannequin is scheduled to open on all dates. The Fray's second album, "The Fray," was rel ...

  47. Spinal Tap Trio Announce "Unwigged" Tour

    March 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer are leaving the costumes and wigs at home but will still play the music of their cinematic alter egos Spinal Tap, as well as the Folksmen from "A Mighty Wind" on a 30-date concert tour ...

  48. No Doubt Unveils Summer Tour

    February 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST No Doubt announced a 45-city summer tour, which begins May 3 at the Bamboozle Festival in East Rutherford, N.J., and runs through August 1 in Irvine, Calif. As previously reported, the band will be supported by Paramore, and joined on select dates ...

  49. Univision Shuffles Dallas Stations

    February 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST Univision Radio has confirmed to R&R that its Dallas properties have gone through some changes. Regional Mexican KESS (La Qué Buena 107.9) has flipped to Latin pop as "La Kalle," and Latin rhythm KFZO (La Kalle 99.1) took on regional ...

  50. Honda Partners With Telemundo For Sweeps

    February 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST Telemundo is teaming up with Honda for a sweepstakes promotion for the latter’s 2009 Civic dangling the chance to go behind the scenes of its show Descontrol for a live performance by reggaeton duo Alexis & Fido in Miami. The promo, which laun ...

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