Latin Music

  1. Carlos Vives to Receive President's Award at BMI Latin Awards

    January 14, 2014 11:31 AM EST Capping off what’s possibly been the best 12 months of his career, Colombian pop/vallenato star Carlos Vives is set to receive the BMI President’s Award during the 22nd annual BMI Latin Awards, taking place March 11 at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Ve ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Olga Tañón, Carla Morrison, Kany Garcia, America Sierra: Latin's Leading Ladies Discuss Success On Their Own Terms

    April 25, 2013 12:23 PM EDT Panel: Latin's Leading Ladies Moderator: Justino Aguila, Associate Editor for Latin Music, Billboard Speakers: Kany Garcia Carla Morrison America Sierra Olga Tañón Outspoken, confident and charming, the four woemn who comprised the “Latin L ...

  4. En Breve: Pepsi looks to Latin music for Super Bowl

    November 19, 2012 12:38 PM EST Pepsi looks to Latin music for Super Bowl Pepsi will target the Latin market during the 2013 Super Bowl with music partnerships including a concert with Univision. The Fan Jam Concert takes place Feb. 1 and will feature such acts as reggaetón r ...

  5. Video: Emilio Estefan Says 'Great Things Are Happening... That Never Could Have 20 Years Ago' at Latin Conference

    May 01, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Emilio Estefan sat down with Billboard at the Billboard Latin Music Conference to discuss the changes in the Latin music industry since he began his career 35 years ago, how hard it is for new acts to get noticed, and his own responsibilities in t ...

  6. Chino y Nacho & Coca-Cola, Daddy Yankee & Western Union Among Billboard Latin Music Marketing Award Winners

    April 25, 2012 2:30 PM EDT Angel Kaminsky (left), VP Universal Music Latino/Machete Music and Luis Estrada, GM Universal Music Latino/Machete whose Coca-Cola "Seremos Mas" campaign Featuring Chino Y Nacho won a Billboard Latin Music Marketing Award for Best Social ...

  7. Pitbull, Songwriters, Publishers Honored At BMI Latin Awards In Las Vegas

    March 31, 2012 1:00 AM EDT Entertainer Pitbull received the BMI President's Award and top industry songwriters and publishers were also recognized at the 19th annual BMI Latin Music Awards at the Encore Las Vegas on March 30. Pitbull, known for his energetic musical an ...

  8. Enrique Iglesias Returns to Zynga's CityVille

    February 17, 2012 8:05 AM EST NEW YORK - For the first time ever, social gaming giant Zynga has brought back an entertainer for a second integration into one of its games. CityVille, Zynga's biggest game with 47.5 million players each month, according to AppData.com, in S ...

  9. Marc Anthony To Receive Founders Award At ASCAP Latin Music Awards

    January 30, 2012 7:30 AM EST The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) will honor Marc Anthony with its "Founders Award" during its 20th annual Latin Music Awards taking place March 20 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. The awards ce ...

  10. The Year In International Music Biz: Our New (Interconnected) World Order

    January 10, 2012 2:00 PM EST Perhaps nothing speaks more to our increasingly interconnected globe then a look back at the year in international music business news. Here, flash mobs in Rio sing K-Pop songs; a spirited debate at a music conference in Singapore is re-tweeted in ...

  11. Adele Leads American Music Awards Nominations

    October 11, 2011 3:51 PM EDT In the first development of many expected awards-show sweeps this year, Adele led the nominations of the 39th annual American Music Awards, which were announced in Los Angeles on Tuesday (Oct. 11). The singer-songwriter -- whose sophomore album, & ...

  12. Shakira to Be Honored As Latin Grammy Person of the Year

    September 26, 2011 8:37 PM EDT Colombian singer/songwriter Shakira will be honored as the 2011 Latin Recording Academy person of the year, the Latin Grammy organization has announced. The tribute gala for the songstress will be held Nov. 9, one day before the 12th annual awards ...

  13. Latin Power Players: Delia Orjuela

    August 02, 2011 12:23 AM EDT Delia Orjuela VP of Latin writer/publisher relations, BMI A look at Billboard's Latin charts confirms the importance of BMI's signing of Pitbull to its roster, underscoring Delia Orjuela's strong ties to her songwriters. Orjuela sco ...

  14. TR3S: MTV, Musica y Mas Re-branding Online Channel

    June 20, 2011 5:00 PM EDT Bilingual network for U.S.-based Latinos Tr3s: MTV, Música y Más is partnering with ourstage.com to unite new acts, fans and music industry pros to introduce undiscovered Latino artists. By combining resources, the newly re-branded site Tr3s Latin ...

  15. Watch: Don Omar Talks 'Fast Five,' Busta Rhymes and More at Billboard Latin Music Conference

    April 27, 2011 3:07 PM EDT Fresh off his Billboard Latin Music Conference panel, "My Big Vast Social Network," Reggaeton superstar Don Omar sat down for a video interview with Billboard's Leila Cobo, Executive Director of Content and Programming for Latin Mus ...

  16. Billboard's Latin Music Conference & Awards Central

    April 20, 2011 5:41 PM EDT April 29, 2011 |Photos Photos: 2011 Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards, Behind the Scenes The Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards is the longest running and most prestigious event in the Latin music industry. For three days and ...

  17. Horacio Palencia, Espinoza Paz, Arpa, Universal Lead Winners At BMI Latin Music Awards

    March 11, 2011 10:33 AM EST Songwriters Horacio Palencia and Espinoza Paz, along with publishers Editora Arpa Musical and Universal Music Publishing Group were the lead winners at the 18th annual BMI Latin Music Awards, which took place at the Bellagio in Las Vegas Thursday. ...

  18. Alejandro Sanz to be Honored at ASCAP Latin Heritage Awards

    January 10, 2011 12:00 AM EST Spanish singer/songwriter Alejandro Sanz will be honored with ASCAP's Latin Heritage Award during the 19th annual ASCAP Latin Music Awards taking place March 24 in Miami. Sanz, who began his career as a soloist in the 1990s, reached multi-pla ...

  19. Latin Stars Set For 'Billboard en Concierto'

    March 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Latin music stars Luis Enrique, Jencarlos Canela, Xtreme, El Compa Chuy and Los Dareyes de la Sierra will perform at the inaugural Billboard Latin Music Concert Series "Billboard en Concierto", presented by State Farm and produced by Car ...

  20. Espinoza Paz Named BMI Latin Songwriter Winner

    March 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST Regional Mexican hitmaker Espinoza Paz was named BMI's Latin songwriter of the year for the third time in a row Thursday night, in a ceremony that also named Hussein Barreras' "Te Presumo" song of the year and Editora Arpa Musi ...

  21. PRISA Takes Stake In V-me

    October 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Spanish language media giant PRISA (Promotora de Informaciones, S.A.), has purchased a 12% stake of V-me media, the U.S. based company that owns Spanish-language network V-me. PRISA is a leading multi-media company with operations in 22 countries. ...

  22. Billboard To Honor Santana, Daddy Yankee, Alarcon

    March 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As part of the 20th anniversary celebration of its Latin Music Conference and Awards, Billboard will honor icon Carlos Santana, reggaetón star Daddy Yankee and industry maverick and impresario Raul Alarcón Sr. with special discretionary awards. Sa ...

  23. ASCAP To Honor Manuelle, Black: Guayaba

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) will give special honors to salsa star Victor Manuelle and Puerto Rican rockers Black: Guayaba at its 16th Annual Latin Music Awards, to be held May 16 at the Ritz Carlton in Miami ...

  24. GoTV Adds ES Musica

    August 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT GoTV networks is adding a Latin Music channel, ES Musica, to its original programming lineup. The channel will feature Latin pop, rock, hip-hop, reggaeton as well as daily news, interviews, music videos, live performance and behind-the-scene foota ...

  25. RIAA Government Relations Execs Expand Roles

    June 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA has promoted Rafael Fernandez and expanded the responsibilities of Joel Flatow, both government relations executives with the labels' trade group. Miami-based Fernandez, formerly VP of Latin Music, is now senior VP of state governmen ...

  26. BMI Promotes Orjuela

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Delia Orjuela has been promoted to the position of assistant VP, writer/publisher relationships, Latin Music for BMI, Billboard.biz has learned. Based out of Los Angeles, Orjuela was previously senior director of Latin Music. Now, with the departu ...

  27. BMI Promotes Orjuela

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST She becomes assistant VP, writer/publisher relationships. Delia Orjuela has been promoted to the position of assistant VP, writer/publisher relationships, Latin Music for BMI, Billboard.biz has learned. Based out of Los Angeles, Orjuela was previo ...

  28. Almodovar Upped At BMI Miami

    March 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Diane J. Almodovar has been promoted to VP, writer/publisher relations for BMI Miami. Diane J. Almodovar has been promoted to VP, writer/publisher relations for BMI Miami. Almodovar, who was previously assistant VP, will continue to be responsible ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. Billboard To Fete Solís, Guerra

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Chayanne set for Latin Music Conference Q&A. Chayanne set for Latin Music Conference Q&A. News Chayanne ...

  32. Big Acts Set To Play NARM Confab

    July 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A number of top acts are on tap to perform at this year's NARM convention, set for Aug. 21-24 at the San Diego Marriott. A number of top acts are on tap to perform at this year's NARM convention, set for Aug. 21-24 at the San Diego Marri ...

  33. Big Acts Set To Play NARM Confab

    July 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A number of top acts are on tap to perform at this year's NARM convention, set for Aug. 21-24 at the San Diego Marriott. A number of top acts are on tap to perform at this year's NARM convention, set for Aug. 21-24 at the San Diego Marri ...