Jesus Lopez

  1. UMLE Signs Deal with MeccaLani to Sign/Develop Latin Urban Acts (Exclusive)

    April 03, 2014 6:49 PM EDT In an effort to expand its urban music roster, Universal Music Latin Entertainment is partnering with Miami-based management/production company MeccaLani to develop and sign urban acts to its roster. MeccaLani is headed by music attorney Angie Mar ...

  2. Paco de Lucia Remembered by Alejandro Sanz, Ricky Martin, Enrique Iglesias and Many More

    February 27, 2014 9:30 PM EST Paco de Lucia, who revolutionized flamenco guitar and influenced musicians around the world, will be laid to rest this weekend in his native Algeciras, after a public wake expected to attract a massive crowd to the Southern Spanish city. Since de ...

  3. Narcís Rebollo Appointed Managing Director of Universal Music Spain

    February 05, 2014 6:38 AM EST Narcís Rebollo has been named managing director of Universal Music Spain, with immediate effect. The 43-year-old exec was founding partner and VP of independent music company Vale Music which specialized in EDM and in TV formats such as "Oper ...

  4. Publishing Briefs: Bicycle Music Company, Blues Traveler Ride Together, Another Victory Expands Global Network, Steve Lewis Joins SynchTank

    January 23, 2014 4:38 AM EST Bicycle Music Company, Blues Traveler Ride Together The Bicycle Music Company and its affiliates have acquired the Blues Traveler publishing catalog including such songs as “Hook”, “The Mountains Win Again”, “Carolina Blues”, “But Anyway” and “Run ...

  5. Simone Bosé, President of Universal Music Iberian Peninsula, Dies at 51

    January 02, 2014 1:56 AM EST Simone Bosé, the recently-appointed president of Universal Music Iberian Peninsula, has died following complications from pneumonia. He was 51. Bosé was a much-liked -- and well respected -- executive in the European recorded music business. When ...

  6. Simone Bosé Appointed President of Universal Music Iberian Peninsula

    October 01, 2013 6:21 AM EDT Simone Bosé has been named president of Universal Music Iberian Peninsula. The news comes less than a week after the exec revealed he was exiting his role as of Parlophone Music Spain & Portugal. With immediate effect, Bosé reports to Jesús ...

  7. David Bisbal Re-Ups With Universal, Signs 360 Deal

    June 14, 2013 12:18 PM EDT Spanish singer David Bisbal has renewed his recording contract with Universal Music Spain, signing a long-term, 360 deal that extends to touring and management. Universal didn't specify how long Bisbal's contract was renewed for, but ...

  8. Backbeat: Billboard/Samsung Galaxy Thought-Leadership Breakfast at Latin Music Conference

    April 26, 2013 2:38 PM EDT On Thursday morning during Billboard's Latin Conference, Billboard editorial director Bill Werde and executive director of Latin content Leila Cobo hosted a thought-leadership breakfast, presented by Samsung Galaxy. The group of 20 guests e ...

  9. Backbeat: Antonio Orozco Performs at Heineken Acoustic Brunch Before Latin Grammys

    November 15, 2012 5:47 PM EST Heineken showcase brings out music executives in support of singer/songwriter Antonio Orozco. (L-R) Sebastian Ducamp, GTS Global Talent Services (manager); Jesus Lopez, chairman Universal Music Latin America and Iberian Peninsula; Orozco, Latin Gr ...

  10. Alejandro Sanz' Global Touch

    September 13, 2012 12:00 PM EDT With a new Universal deal in place, Alejandro Sanz looks to expand his reach. Alejandro Sanz has 7 million followers on Twitter. Their ranks, spread across the globe, grow exponentially at the slightest prodding. And Sanz, the Spanish singer/songw ...

  11. Jencarlos Canela Signs With Universal Music Latin Entertainment

    August 29, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Jesus Lopez, CEO of Universal Music Latin America/Iberian Peninsula, and Jencarlos Canela. Miami singer/songwriter Jencarlos Canela, Whose 2009 debut album Búscame became one of the most successful Latin debuts in recent memory, has signed a recor ...

  12. 'La Voz Mexico' Preps Season Two, Linkin Park Returns to Mexico, VP Changes at UMPGA Latin America

    June 14, 2012 1:25 PM EDT 'La Voz Mexico' preps Season Two "La Voz Mexico," Mexico's version of "The Voice," will return for a second season on Televisa with new coaches, including Spanish crooner Miguel Bose, regional Mexican singer Jenn ...

  13. Universal Music Publishing Latin America Names John Echevarria EVP; Eddie Fernandez Departing

    June 04, 2012 12:41 PM EDT Universal Music Publishing Group has announced the appointment of John Echevarria as executive VP for UMPG Latin America and confirmed to Billboard.biz that Eddie Fernandez, Sr. VP of UMPG Latin America, is departing. Both men have long careers in ...

  14. Afo Verde Appointed Chairman/CEO for Sony's Latin Region, Spain and Portugal

    February 08, 2012 12:33 PM EST Afo Verde, who since 2009 has been serving as president, Latin Region, for Sony Music Entertainment, has been promoted to the post of Chairman and CEO for the Latin Region, Spain and Portugal. Verde, who had previously overseen the label's U. ...

  15. Backbeat: Juanes Performs for Industry, Media VIPs at MTV Unplugged

    February 08, 2012 11:30 AM EST It was a veritable industry gathering at the second day of taping for Colombian star Juanes ' MTV Unplugged set at Miami Beach's New World Center. Accompanied by an acoustic band and just two guest artists-Brazil's Paula Fernandes a ...

  16. Billboard Power 100: Jesus Lopez

    January 26, 2012 8:58 PM EST No. 82 Jesus Lopez Chairman/CEO Universal Music Latin America/Iberian Peninsula Twitter: @UniversalMusica All Latin Everything... Jesus Lopez came to the stage of the 2011 Billboard Latin Music Conference with a hard-cover book titled "Music: ...

  17. Latin Power Players: Jesus Lopez

    August 01, 2011 3:55 PM EDT Jesus Lopez Chairman, Universal Music Latin America/Iberian Peninsula Jesus Lopez oversees Universal Music Latin's label operations in Spain, Portugal, Latin America and the United States. In the States, Universal Music Latin Entertainment is ...

  18. Billboard Latin Music Conference's Tuesday Panels Explore New Opportunities in a Changing Industry

    April 26, 2011 6:30 PM EDT The View From the Top Panelists: (left to right) Afo Verde, President, Latin Region, Sony Music; Billboard's Leila Cobo, Executive Director Latin Content & Programming; Jesus Lopez, Chairman/CEO Universal Music Latin America/Iberian Penin ...

  19. @Billboard Latin Conf.: Universal CEO Lopez Talks Anti-Piracy, Digital and More

    April 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT All parts of the Latin music industry must unite and lobby for their common interests in order to survive piracy and the digital transition, the chairman/CEO of Universal Music Latin America/Iberian Peninsula Jesus Lopez said Wednesday. Lopez' ...

  20. 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, ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. From The Magazine: From Reggaeton To Regional Mexican

    April 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT An unlikely suitor is reaching out to the young regional Mexican consumer. Machete Music, the two-year-old Latin urban music label owned by Universal, is now debuting Machete Regional. Like its urban counterpart, which focuses on youth-driven musi ...

  23. Universal Spain Appoints Benoit As MD

    February 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Long-time Spain- and France-based music publisher Fabrice Benoit has joined Universal Music Spain as managing director. His appointment comes eight months after the dismissal of Marcelo Castello Branco as president of Universal Music Spain and Por ...

  24. Universal Buys Spanish Indie Giant Vale Music

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Iberian Peninsula (Spain & Portugal) has purchased Spain's biggest independent label, Vale Music, from its founder Ricardo Campoy. Universal says the development, unveiled today (J Universal Music Iberian Peninsula (Sp ...

  25. Universal Buys Spanish Indie Giant Vale Music

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Iberian Peninsula (Spain & Portugal) has purchased Spain's biggest independent label, Vale Music, from its founder Ricardo Campoy. Universal says the development, unveiled today (J Universal Music Iberian Peninsula (Sp ...

  26. Castello Branco Splits With Universal Iberia

    June 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Iberia (Spain & Portugal) president Marcelo Castello Branco was today (June 20) dismissed after more than three years in the Madrid post. Universal Music Iberia (Spain & Portugal) president Marcelo Castello Branco was t ...