Latin American culture

  1. National Geographic Launches Music Store

    July 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Offers downloads, videos. National Geographic has expanded its representation of global cultures by creating a music exploration and purchasing site. National Geographic World Music blends a music store, powered by Calabash Music, with extensive c ...

  2. Univision To Fully Acquire Disa Records

    June 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Indie sold 50% stake in 2001. Univision Music Group is slated June 30 to complete its acquisition of Disa Records from the Chavez family in Mexico. Disa, one of the mightiest forces in regional Mexican music, commands nearly 14% of the Latin music ...

  3. Marc Anthony Preps U.S. Tour

    May 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Outing will include Antonio Solis, Laura Pausini. Headlining his second trio outing, Marc Anthony will tour the U.S. with Antonio Solis and Laura Pausini this summer for the Juntos en Concierto 2006 (Together in Concert 2006) presented by Live Nat ...

  4. Latin Shipments Stumble

    May 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Q1 2006 net shipments dipped by 18%. Latin music, the most robust segment of the music market for two years running, has stumbled in the first quarter, according to RIAA numbers obtained by Billboard. Perhaps the most surprising trend the numbers ...

  5. Is Reggaeton Losing Its Purity?

    April 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Day 2: 'Rhythm, Rap & Reggaeton' panel. Reggaeton may have fostered unity in the Latin music community when it blew up in the mainstream a year ago, but panelists at the Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards in Miami addr ...

  6. Spain's Premios To Fete Rodríguez

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Veteran Cuban troubadour Silvio Rodríguez will receive a Latin music lifetime achievement award at Spain's 10th Premios de la Música ceremony on May 5. Veteran Cuban troubadour Silvio Rodríguez will receive a Latin music lif ...

  7. Spain's Premios To Fete Rodríguez

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Veteran Cuban troubadour Silvio Rodríguez will receive a Latin music lifetime achievement award at Spain's 10th Premios de la Música ceremony on May 5. Veteran Cuban troubadour Silvio Rodríguez will receive a Latin music lif ...

  8. Latin Grammys Set For New York

    April 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Event to take place Nov. 2. The Latin Grammys are heading to New York for the first time in their seven-year history. The public will be able to purchase tickets to the event—also a first—which is to take place Nov. 2 at Madison Square Garden. The ...

  9. Juanes, Guzman, Guerra Win At BMI Latin Awards

    April 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Juan Luis Guerra named the BMI Icon. Colombian rocker Juanes, Mexican songwriter Enrique “Fato” Guzman, Mexican publishing house Ser-Ca and merengue star Juan Luis Guerra were the big winners at the 13th annual BMI Latin Music awards. Held April 7 ...

  10. Latin Notas

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As part of its ongoing outreach throughout Latin America, the Latin Grammy Awards goes to Mexico City to give out its first President's Award. Read Leila Cobo's column. As part of its ongoing outreach throughout Latin America, the Latin ...

  11. Latin Notas

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As part of its ongoing outreach throughout Latin America, the Latin Grammy Awards goes to Mexico City to give out its first President's Award. Read Leila Cobo's column. As part of its ongoing outreach throughout Latin America, the Latin ...

  12. 'Buena Vista' Singer Leiva Dies

    March 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Singer Pio Leiva, a Cuban music legend of the 20th century who formed part of the Grammy-winning "Buena Vista Social Club," died on Thursday (March 23) in Havana of a heart attack. The 88-year-old had Singer Pio Leiva, a Cuban music lege ...

  13. 'Buena Vista' Singer Leiva Dies

    March 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Singer Pio Leiva, a Cuban music legend of the 20th century who formed part of the Grammy-winning "Buena Vista Social Club," died on Thursday (March 23) in Havana of a heart attack. The 88-year-old had Singer Pio Leiva, a Cuban music lege ...

  14. Billboard Latin Awards To Honor Shakira, Sebastian

    March 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Joan Sebastian will receive the Billboard Hall of Fame award for his career achievements and Shakira will be bestowed with the Spirit of Hope award at the 2006 Billboard Latin Music Awards, to be held Joan Sebastian will receive the Billboard Hall ...

  15. 'NOW' Series To Debut En Espaol

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Features 20 Latin hits, coming March 21. The “NOW That’s What I Call Music!” series is going to sing en español. On March 21, the series debuts its first ever Spanish language hits compilation, titled “Now Latino-Esto Es Música!” The set features ...

  16. 'NOW' Series To Debut En Espaol

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Set features 20 Latin hits, coming March 21. The “NOW That’s What I Call Music!” series is going to sing en español. On March 21, the series debuts its first ever Spanish language hits compilation, titled “Now Latino-Esto Es Música!” The set featu ...

  17. Rivera, Ferro To Co-Host Billboard Latin Music Awards

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Event will cap off the annual Latin Music Conf. Regional Mexican superstar Lupillo Rivera and renowned Spanish television personality Candela Ferro will co-host the 2006 Billboard Latin Music Awards. The awards, produced and broadcast by Telemundo ...

  18. Rock Acts Grab Premios Gardel Award Nods

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Babasónicos garnered seven nominations. Argentina’s 2006 Premios Gardel award nominations were revealed today (March 9) with rock artists leading the charge. The pop/rock outfit Babasónicos garnered a total of seven nods, including album and rock ...

  19. Daddy Yankee Wins Big At Latin Ascap Awards

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Takes honors for songwriter, Latin song of year. Reggaetón’s rule over the Latin airwaves was ratified March 7 at the El Premio Ascap Latin Music Awards, with Daddy Yankee taking home honors for songwriter of the year and his song “Lo Que Pasó Pas ...

  20. Jamster! Partners With Ritmo Tunes

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Deal moves content provider in Latin Market. Digital content provider Jamster! is entering the Latin music world via a partnership with Ritmo Tunes, a new Latin mobile content distribution company. Ritmo Tunes main shareholder is DJ Nelson, who wi ...

  21. Latin Jazz Legend Barretto Dies

    February 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Legendary percussionist and bandleader Ray Barretto, one of the leading figures of the Latin jazz movement that exploded in New York in the late 1940s, died Feb. 17 in Hackensack, NJ. He was 76 years Legendary percussionist and bandleader Ray Barr ...

  22. Daddy Yankee, RBD Lead Billboard Finalists

    February 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Reggaetón star Daddy Yankee and Mexican pop phenomenon RBD - both part of the youth movement that dominated Billboard's Latin charts last year - are the leading finalists for the 2006 Billboard Latin Reggaetón star Daddy Yankee and Mexican po ...

  23. Daddy Yankee, RBD Lead Billboard Finalists

    February 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Reggaetón star Daddy Yankee and Mexican pop phenomenon RBD—both part of the youth movement that dominated Billboard’s Latin charts last year—are the leading finalists for the 2006 Billboard Lat Reggaetón star Daddy Yankee and Mexican pop phenomeno ...

  24. Juan Luis Guerra To Receive BMI Honor

    January 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ceremony set for April 7 in New York. Dominican star Juan Luis Guerra will be honored as a BMI Icon during BMI’s 13th annual Latin Awards. Guerra, a multi-Grammy winner, is widely recognized as the person who introduced the Dominican Republic’s tr ...

  25. Latin Notas

    January 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Many in the music industry know Carlos Pérez as a video director who has worked with Ricky Martin, Ricardo Montaner and Olga Tañón, among others. Read Leila Cobo's column. Many in the music industry know Carlos Pére ...

  26. Monchy & Alexandra Lead Award Noms

    December 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Premios Lo Nuestro to air Feb. 23. Monchy & Alexandra lead the nominations for the upcoming Premios Lo Nuestro Awards, which will air live on the Univision network February 23 from the American Airlines Arena in Miami. The Dominican bachata du ...

  27. Lopez, Anthony To Star In Film 'El Cantante'

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Movie slated for release in 2006. Jennifer Lopez and her husband Marc Anthony are to act alongside one another in a music-based movie, "El Cantante" (The Singer). The feature film, based on the life of iconic Puerto Rican singer Hector L ...

  28. Universal Latino Signs Deal With Ladisco Music

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Joint venture to include label, video prod, mgmt. Miami-based label Universal Music Latino has signed a joint venture deal with Los Angeles-based Ladisco Music & Entertainment (LDME). The new alliance will include a label, video production, ma ...

  29. Daddy Yankee Wins Big At Latin Fan Awards

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Reggaeton star gets five nods. Daddy Yankee was the top winner at the 2005 El Premio de la Gente-Latin Music Fan Awards, which aired nationwide Oct. 29 on the Telemundo network. The reggaeton star won five awards including album and artist of the ...

  30. Lifetime Achievement Awards Going To Latin Icons

    October 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Honorees include Mendes, Durcal, Pacheco. A series of Latin music icons, representing many countries and many genres of music, will receive the 2005 Latin Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Awards. They include Brazil's Jorge Ben Jor and ...

  31. Latin Notas

    October 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Univision Music Group's acquisition last month of a majority stake in indie label SGZ Entertainment gives Univision a small but healthy tropical roster that includes La India and Tito Nieves. Read Lei Univision Music Group's acquisition ...

  32. Hurricane Threatens Latin VMAs

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Show moved to Oct. 19. The 2005 MTV Latin America Video Music Awards have been moved up a day with the threat of Hurricane Wilma. The awards, taking place at Playa del Carmen in the Mexican Caribbean, will now be held and pre-taped on Oct. 19, and ...

  33. Daddy Yankee To Host Weekly Radio Show

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Reggaeton star to be syndicated by ABC. Reggaeton star to be syndicated by ABC. News ...

  34. MTV Latin America Names Awards Host

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Mexican rockers Molotov first full band with the honor. MTV Latin America has invited rock band Molotov to host its upcoming MTV Video Music Awards Latin America. This marks the first time a full band will host the award show, now in its fourth ye ...

  35. Shakira Claims Six MTV Latin Nominations

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Video awards held Oct. 20 in Mexico. With six nods, Colombian songstress Shakira tops the list of nominees for the fourth annual MTV Video Music Awards Latin America. Shakira is up for artist of the year and best female artist. She has nominations ...

  36. Emusica Acquires Fania Assets

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Price tag reported in $9-12 million range. The assets of Fania, regarded as the most venerable and important catalog of tropical music in existence, have been sold to Emusica Entertainment Group. Emusica, a Miami-based music company whose holdings ...

  37. Latin Notas

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fueled by reggaetón and a broadening mix of Latin hip-hop, dance and urban music, Spanish-language stations across the United States have embraced a youth-driven Latin sound that a year ago was mostl Fueled by reggaetón and a broadening mix of Lat ...

  38. Latin Notas

    August 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony ATV Music Publishing Latin America signs Puerto Rican crooner Luis Fonsi to a co-publishing deal, marjking Fonsi's first major publishing deal despite his sturdy recording and writing career. Rea Sony ATV Music Publishing Latin America s ...

  39. LunyTunes Sign With EMI Publishing

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Producing duo prolific and influential in reggaeton. Producing duo prolific and influential in reggaeton. News ...

  40. V CAST, CCE Partner For 'Juntos' Tour

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Segments from the upcoming "Juntos En Concierto" (Together in Concert) tour featuring Chayanne, Alejandro Fernandez and Marc Anthony will be broadcast through Verizon Wireless' V CAST Encore Channel i Segments from the upcoming &quo ...

  41. Buena Vista Social Club Singer Dies

    August 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ibrahim Ferrer was 78. Cuban son and bolero singer Ibrahim Ferrer, one of the stars of the 1990s Buena Vista Social Club CD series, died Saturday (Aug. 6) in Havana at 78. He will be buried today (Aug. 8). Ferrer had returned three days earlier fr ...

  42. EMI, Televisa Join Forces

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Televisa EMI Music will launch in September. As first reported in the July 23 issue of Billboard, EMI has formed a music venture with Spanish-language media company Grupo Televisa. Starting Sept. 1, Televisa will join forces with EMI labels in Mex ...

  43. BMG Pub Spain Buys APA Catalog

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Repertoire features 1,200 songs. BMG Music Publishing Spain has acquired all the copyrights owned by Autores & Productores Asociados, one of Spain's biggest independent music publishers and a specialist in traditional Cuban music. The cat ...

  44. BMG Pub Spain Buys APA Catalog

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT BMG Music Publishing Spain has acquired all the copyrights owned by Autores & Productores Asociados, one of Spain's biggest independent music publishers and a specialist in traditional Cuban music BMG Music Publishing Spain has acquir ...

  45. Vene Music Nabs Chichi Peralta

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Merengue artist will release first set in Sept. Dominican star Chichi Peralta, a stand out in the world of merengue, has signed a recording deal with indie label Vene Music, Billboard has learned. Peralta is following in the footsteps of Juan Luis ...

  46. MTV Latin Video Music Awards Confirm Talent

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Shakira, Foo Fighters among first round of acts. Colombian superstar Shakira along with Good Charlotte, Simple Plan and Foo Fighters are the first round of talent confirmed to perform at the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards Latin America. The VMALAs, n ...

  47. Two Reggaeton Labels Launch

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Founders of Perfect Image Records form own labels. Two new reggaeton labels have launched, one founded by Anthony Perez, the other by Jorge Guadalupe and Ivy Queen. Perez and Guadalupe, two of reggaeton's most established entrepreneurs were f ...

  48. Luis Miquel Plans Extensive Tour

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Mexican crooner Luis Miquel, one of Latin music's top-selling artists and top-grossing performers, is planning the most ambitious tour of his career, Billboard has learned. The Mexico En la Piel tour, Mexican crooner Luis Miquel, one of Latin ...

  49. Marc, Alejandro, Chayanne To Hit The Road

    June 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel tour will hit 16 cities. Latin superstars Marc Anthony, Alejandro Fern ández and Chayanne will embark on a summer tour together starting Aug. 17 at Houston, Texas' Toyota Center. The Sony BMG artists will play a total of 19 aren ...

  50. Tego Calderon Signs With Atlantic Records

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Is first reggaeton artist to sign with a major. Is first reggaeton artist to sign with a major. News ...

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