Latin Recording Academy

  1. Latin Recording Academy Launches Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation

    May 08, 2014 8:00 AM EDT It's been 15 years since the launch of the Latin Grammy Awards, and as part of the anniversary the Latin Recording Academy is introducing a new educational initiative with a global reach.  Overseen by Latin Recording Academy vice president Ma ...

  2. Latin Recording Academy President/CEO Gabriel Abaroa Extends Contract Five Years

    March 25, 2014 7:57 PM EDT Despite hinting last year to Billboard that his tenure with The Latin Recording Academy could come to an end after 2014, Gabriel Abaroa, the organization’s president/CEO, has extended his contract with the Academy five more years, through 2019. R ...

  3. Latin Recording Academy and Eventus Join for Third Annual Acoustic Sessions

    September 20, 2013 3:26 AM EDT The Latin Grammy Acoustic Sessions, a series of invitation-only shows by well known Latin artists, will take place in five cities leading up to the Nov. 21 Latin Grammys.   On the night of Sept. 25, after Latin Grammy nominations are announced t ...

  4. Recording Academy's Neil Portnow Extends Contract Through 2019 (Exclusive)

    September 16, 2013 8:00 AM EDT Recording Academy president/CEO Neil Portnow has been contracted to remain in his post through 2019. The Academy’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously to extend Portnow’s contract, which was set to expire in 2015.   "Neil is a dynamic leade ...

  5. Latin Recording Academy Honoring Oscar D’Leon, ‘Don Francisco' and Others

    September 03, 2013 9:00 AM EDT The Latin Recording Academy is honoring several artists for their lifetime achievements including Venezuelan singer/songwriter Oscar D'Leon, Cuban musician Juan Formell and bossa nova composer Roberto Menescal during a November ceremony dur ...

  6. BMI Latin Promotes Joey Mercado in Puerto Rico, Adds Carolina Arenas in New York

    June 27, 2013 10:29 AM EDT Delia Orjuela, Vice President for Latin Writer/Publisher Relations today announced personnel changes at BMI Latin “to meet the growing demand for Latin repertoire." In Puerto Rico, 17-year BMI veteran Joey Mercado was promoted to Senior Dir ...

  7. Miguel Bosé to Be Honored as Latin Grammy Person of the Year

    May 08, 2013 7:00 AM EDT Spanish singer/songwriter Miguel Bosé will be honored as the 2013 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year and will be feted in a tribute gala held on Nov. 20, one day before the 14th annual awards show at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in ...

  8. Caetano Veloso Honored as Latin Recording Academy's Person of the Year

    November 15, 2012 10:28 AM EST Caetano Veloso, the fabled musician, writer, filmmaker, all-around intellectual and founder of Tropicalia, the revolutionary Brazilian cultural movement, was feted as the Latin Recording Academy's Person of the Year with an all-star tribute N ...

  9. Latin Grammy Week: Tears, Laughter at Special Awards Ceremony

    November 14, 2012 9:19 PM EST There was laughter, reminiscence and plenty of tears at a Wednesday morning ceremony to honor the Latin Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement and Trustees Award winners. Academy members and press crowded the Ballroom at the Four Seasons Ho ...

  10. Latin Music's Big Night

    October 08, 2012 1:54 PM EDT Nominations expanded in key categories as Latin Grammys return to Las Vegas. The 13th edition of the Latin Grammy Awards returns to Las Vegas this year and will air live from the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Univision on Nov. 15. The Span ...

  11. Cultural Leader Caetano Veloso named Latin Grammys' Person of the Year

    October 08, 2012 1:52 PM EDT For only the second time in the 13-year history of the Latin Grammy Awards, the Latin Recording Academy is honoring a Brazilian artist as its Person of the Year: Caetano Veloso, the renowned musician, writer, filmmaker, thought leader and co-fou ...

  12. Rising Stars: Latin Grammy Best New Artists

    October 08, 2012 1:48 PM EDT Varied Latin lands put forth best new artist contenders. This year's best new artist Latin Grammy Award nominees originate from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Spain, Venezuela and the United States. Each contender qualifies for ...

  13. Spanish Singer Luz Casal Signs with SESAC Latina (Exclusive)

    October 03, 2012 7:54 PM EDT Spanish singer Luz Casal, who will be given a lifetime achievement prize by the Latin Recording Academy in November, has signed with SESAC Latina, according to an official with the performance rights organization. SESAC Latina will represent Casal ...

  14. En Breve: Latin Recording Academy, Jarabe de Palo & more.

    September 19, 2012 3:40 PM EDT Latin Recording Academy Honors Hitmakers The Latin Recording Academy celebrates several legendary artists for Latin Grammy week, which begins Nov. 14, including veteran Spanish singer/songwriter Luz Casal, Argentine crooner Leo Dan, Puerto Rico-bo ...

  15. Latin Recording Academy Honoring Luz Casal and Rita Moreno, Among Others

    September 13, 2012 6:15 PM EDT The Latin Recording Academy is honoring several artists from around the globe, including Spanish singer/songwriter Luz Casal, Argentinian crooner Leo Dan, Puerto Rican-born Rita Moreno and Brazil's Milton Nascimento during a November ceremony ...

  16. En Breve

    September 13, 2012 12:00 PM EDT La Santa Cecilia, Latin Recording Academy, and Berklee in Spain La Santa Cecilia tapped to Support Ryan Bingham La Santa Cecilia, known for mixing traditional Mexican music with pop songs, is embarking on a 10-city tour with Americana singer/songw ...

  17. Chavela Vargas, Famed Mexican Singer, Dies At 93

    August 05, 2012 9:53 PM EDT MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Chavela Vargas, who defied gender stereotypes to become one of the most legendary singers in Mexico, died Sunday at age 93. Her friend and biographer Maria Cortina said Vargas died at a hospital in the city of Cuernavaca, where ...

  18. En Breve: RIP Yomo Toro, Wisin & Yandel Jump Ship, Latin Grammys Stick With Univision

    July 12, 2012 12:10 PM EDT Guitarist Yomo Toro Dead at 78 Yomo Toro, a master of the cuatro, a guitar with five pairs of strings often referred to as the national instrument of Puerto Rico, died June 30 in New York. Bringing traditional acoustic rhythms to mainstream Latin ...

  19. SiriusXM Launches Latin Grammy Show

    May 09, 2012 1:27 PM EDT National Latino Broadcasting (NLB) is launching a daily radio show produced jointly with the Latin Recording Academy and centering on the Latin Grammy Awards and its nominated and winning artists. Liberty to Boost Stake in Sirius XM "Latin Gr ...

  20. En Vivo Launches on SiriusXM Radio by National Latino Broadcasting

    January 12, 2012 12:29 PM EST National Latino Broadcasting has launched En Vivo, a new music channel aimed at U.S. Latinos on SiriusXM, according to a spokesperson for the media company. Officially on the air today (Jan. 12), the channel (147) will include popular music, live ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Latin Recording Academy Unveils Lifetime Honorees

    September 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT As part of the Latin Grammy celebrations in November, the Latin Recording Academy (LARAS) will honor several music industry veterans and artists with its Lifetime Achievement and Trustees Awards at a private ceremony Nov. 10. Artists João Donato, ...

  23. Latin Recording Acadmey To Honor Tenor Placido Domingo

    September 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Tenor Placido Domingo will be honored as the 2010 Latin Recording academy Person of the Year at a tribute dinner and concert on Nov. 10 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas on the eve of the Latin Grammy Awards. Considered one of the ...

  24. Latin Grammys To Stay In Vegas

    July 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Whatever happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas—at least for three years, if you’re the Latin Grammys. The awards show, which usually tapes in a different city every year, has made Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Events Center its home for 2010, 2011 and 2012, ...

  25. Olga Guillot, The Queen of Bolero, Dies

    July 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Cuban singer Olga Guillot, known as “the queen of bolero”, died Monday in Miami Beach of a heart attack at age 87, according to published reports. Known for her emotional treatment of the Cuban romantic ballad, accompanied by exaggerated and often ...

  26. Producer Franco Giordani Dies

    April 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Franco Giordani, a Grammy winner with a 25-year career as a producer, engineer and mixer who worked with such artists as regional Mexican star Joan Sebastian, died Monday, according to his publicist. He was 45. The cause of death could not be imme ...

  27. Juan Gabriel, The Flamboyant Master Of Mexican Popular Music, Prepares His First Album In Seven Years

    April 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Nobody cuts off Juan Gabriel. After performing a rousing mariachi number at November's Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas, it turns out the 61-year-old Mexican entertainer/composer was just getting warmed up. As the lights dimmed, one of his gu ...

  28. Juan Gabriel Steals Show, Calle 13 Sweep Latin Grammys

    November 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Urban duo Calle 13, which led nominations for the 10th annual Latin Grammys, were also the lead winners of the evening, taking home five Latin Grammys. Those included album of the year and best urban music album for “Los de Atrás Vienen Conmigo” ( ...

  29. Calle 13 Leads Nominations For Latin Grammys

    November 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST With nominations in five categories including album of the year, the Puerto Rican reggaeton duo Calle 13 is a favorite to win a Latin Grammy in Las Vegas - which might have producers of the international awards ceremony on edge. Residente, whose r ...

  30. Emotions Run High At Lifetime Achievement, Trustees Awards

    November 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST A cadre of veteran acts and ambassadors of Latin culture received Lifetime Achievement Awards and Trustees Awards from the Latin Recording Academy during a ceremony held Nov. 4. “It took me nine months to be born and it’s taken me 88 years to rece ...

  31. Juan Gabriel To Perform At Latin Grammys

    November 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST The show looks like it'll go on for Juan Gabriel in Las Vegas, where he's being honored tomorrow night as the Latin Recording Academy's Person of the Year before performing on the Latin Grammys telecast Thursday night. The singer te ...

  32. Juan Gabriel Faces Nov. 2 Vegas Court Date

    October 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Juan Gabriel's attorney says she's trying to vacate a Las Vegas judge's order for her client to appear in court Nov. 2--days before he's to receive the Latin Grammys' Person of the Year honor in the same city. The singer w ...

  33. Calle 13, Ruben Blades To Perform Together At Latin Grammys

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Urban alternative act Calle 13 will perform with salsa icon Ruben Blades at the Latin Grammys Nov. 5, the Latin Recording Academy announced. Nominees David Bisbal, Shaila Durcal and Luz Rios were also revealed as performers at the 10th annual awar ...

  34. Latin Recording Academy Announces 2009 Lifetime Awards

    September 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Latin Recording Academy will honor Cuban percussionist Candido Camero, samba icon Beth Carvalho, Argentine rock pioneer Charly Garcia, world music artist Tania Libertad, romantic singer Marco Antonio Muñiz and Christian preacher/artist Juan Ro ...

  35. Latin Briefs: Fonseca, Microsoft, Andrea Bocelli, Sears

    September 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -Colombian artist Fonseca will release his "Gratitud" album in Spain the first week of November. The release will be distributed by EMI but marketed by Fonseca's management team at 10 Music. -Mexican rock band Moderatto will partner ...

  36. Latin Recording Academy Honors Juan Gabriel

    September 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Legendary singer-songwriter Juan Gabriel has been named the Latin Recording Academy's 2009 Person of the Year. Gabriel, whose songs are part of the Latin music canon, will be honored at a black-tie gala Nov. 4 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas ...

  37. Latin Briefs: Intocable, Estrella TV, Latin Recording Academy

    September 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -After a long career on EMI, Texas-based norteño icons Intocable are licensing their yet-untitled next album on Sony Music Latin. The release, slated for the end of the year, will cover songs by another norteño group, Los Relámpagos del Norte. Fir ...

  38. Latin Radio Broadcasters Lobby Against Royalty Act

    May 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Lazer Broadcasting is a significant player in the Hispanic radio world on the West Coast. The Oxnard, Calif.-based operation, headed by president/CEO Alfredo Plascencia, owns and operates 18 Spanish language radio stations in 10 California markets ...

  39. Gloria Estefan To Tour South America

    February 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST Gloria Estefan is bringing her greatest hits tour to South America for the first time. The first leg will bring her to Punta del Este, Uruguay April 9, followed by dates in Chile (April 15), Argentina (April 18), Peru (April 21) and Ecuador (April ...

  40. MusicFirst Coalition Lobbies Congress On Performance Right

    February 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST In a move to bolster its campaign to get Congress to pass the Performance Right Act, which calls for artists and master rights owners to be compensated when their songs are played on terrestrial radio, the musicFirst coalition visited the halls of ...

  41. George, Wisin & Yandel Win Early Latin Grammys

    November 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Tropical producer Sergio George and and reggaeton hitmakers Wisin & Yandel were early winners tonight (Nov. 13) at the 9th annual Latin Grammy awards, presented at Houston's Toyota Center. On the strength of his work on Marc Anthony' ...

  42. Latin Recording Academy Honors Estefan

    November 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Superstar Gloria Estefan was honored as the Latin Recording Academy's Person of The Year at a star-studded gala dinner in Houston's Convention Center. Estefan, the first woman to receive the honor, spoke at the Nov. 12 event about music& ...

  43. Latin Recording Academy Honors Legends In Houston

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST In an emotional ceremony that served as a reminder of music’s ability to transcend time and adversity, nine living legends of Latin music were honored with special awards by the Latin Recording Academy (LARAS) tonight (Nov. 12) in Houston. Venezue ...

  44. Cafe Tacvba Leads Latin Grammy Nods

    September 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Alternative Mexican band Cafe Tacvba is the leading nominee for the ninth annual Latin Grammy Awards , garnering six nods including album of the year (for "Sino") and song of the year (for "Esta Vez"). Juanes netted five nomina ...

  45. Latin Recording Academy To Honor Estefan

    August 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Latin pop superstar Gloria Estefan will be recognized as the 2008 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year, Billboard has learned. Estefan will be honored during a tribute dinner on Nov. 12 in Houston, one night before the Latin Grammy Awards. A ...

  46. Latin Recording Academy Honors Guerra

    November 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST In an event that had industry heads literally dancing between the aisles, Dominican innovator Juan Luis Guerra was feted last night (Nov. 7) in Las Vegas as the Latin Recording Academy's person of the year. Guerra's album "La Llave ...

  47. Latin Recording Academy To Salute Cortez, Gatica

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Alberto Cortez, Lucho Gatica, Olga Guillot, Los Tigres del Norte, Os Paralamas do Sucesso and Chavela Vargas will receive the 2007 Latin Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award. João Araújo, Leopoldo Federico and Fernando Hernandez wil ...

  48. Guerra Leads Latin Grammy Nominations

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Juan Luis Guerra, a veteran star with a flair for innovation, is the lead nominee for the 8th annual Latin Grammy Awards. Guerra picked up two nod-Album of the year and Merengue Album of the year-for "La Llave de mi Corazon, (EMI Televisa)&qu ...

  49. Bose Takes Charge Of EMI Iberia

    March 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Simone Bosé has been promoted to run EMI's operations in Spain and Portugal, EMI said today. In the role as managing director of EMI Music Iberia, Bosé takes over from Manolo Díaz, who steps down April 1 as president and CEO of EMI Music Iber ...

  50. Latin Recording Academy Restructures

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Latin Recording Academy has restructured positions within its Miami and Los Angeles offices, effective immediately. Aida Scorza has been promoted to VP of awards. She was previously senior director of awards. Luis Dousdebes, former senior dire ...

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