Latin music

  1. Fonovisa To Unveil New Regional Mexican Series

    August 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fonovisa Records is preparing to launch a new branded series of regional Mexican music albums. Titled "Idolos (De Mexico Para el Mundo)," which translates to "Idols From Mexico to the World." The first edition will feature trac ...

  2. Premios MTV Adds Ringtone, Fan Club Categories

    August 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Reflecting changes in music discovery and monetization, this year’s Premios MTV Latin America have introduced five new categories: Best Ringtone, Best Music in a Videogame, Best Tour, Best Music Film and Best Fan Club. Fans can register their club ...

  3. Universal Latin Pacts With Rayovac For Download Promo

    August 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Latin Entertainment is partnering with Rayovac batteries in promoting full-track online downloads in Latin America. Customers can find codes inside the battery packs that can be redeemed for free downloadable tracks at Rayovac' ...

  4. Flex Links With BMI

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Panamanian phenom Flex, whose pop-reggaeton hit "Te Quiero" is in its 15th non-consecutive week at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs chart, has affiliated as a songwriter with performing right society BMI. The society announced F ...

  5. Lopez, Aventura Win Gongs At Univision's 'Premios Juventud'

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Forget the trophies doled out at the fifth edition of the Univision Network's "Premios Juventud" (Youth Awards). Rather, the popular awards show, which aired live from Miami's BankUnited Center on July 17, was all about music p ...

  6. Jaguares Preps First Studio Release For EMI

    July 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After a three-year hiatus, Mexican rock band Jaguares will release their first studio album on EMI, after a lifetime on BMG (and later, Sony BMG). Titled "45," the 10-track set will be released in the United States and Latin America Sept ...

  7. Iglesias, Aventura Team Up For Tour

    July 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In what amounts to an unlikely pop and tropical alliance, Spanish pop star Enrique Iglesias is teaming up with urban/bachata group Aventura for a U.S. arena tour. The "Enrique Iglesias/Aventura" tour kicks off Sept. 4 in Laredo, Texas, a ...

  8. Latin Briefs: Fonsi, Olympic Games, Signos Music

    July 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Luis Fonsi recorded a special version of his new single "No Me Doy Por Vencido" for use in the AT&T campaign centered around this year's Olympic Games . Net proceeds from mobile downloads of the tracks by the wireless company& ...

  9. Premium Latin, Sony BMG To Release 'Sanky' CD/DVD

    June 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The soundtrack and DVD of Dominican movie “Sanky Panky” goes on sale in the U.S. July 1. The CD/DVD is distributed by Sony BMG, and the movie was produced by Premium Latin Films, a division of the music label known for urban bachata group Aventura ...

  10. BMI Honors Top Latin Songwriters

    June 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Three singer-songwriters -- Juan Luis Morera Luna and Llandel Veguilla Malave (better known as Wisin & Yandel), along with troubadour Espinoza Paz -- tied for the Latin songwriter of the year award at the 15th annual BMI Latin Music Awards. Th ...

  11. Universal Music Latin Entertainment Restructures

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Latin Entertainment let go more than 20 former Univision Music Group employees today (June 12), as it announced key label and sales appointments for the combined company. Alfonso Larriva, former VP and GM of Fonovisa and Univision ...

  12. LAMC Announces Lineup

    June 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Julieta Venegas, Plastilina Mosh and DJ Bitman will play Central Park's SummerStage July 12 as part of the 9th annual Latin Alternative Music Conference in New York City. The July 8-12 conference's other performances include Brazilian Gi ...

  13. Sony/ATV Signs Latin Hitmakers

    May 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed four worldwide co-publishing agreements with songwriters and producers in a wide range of Latin genres. The signings include Juan Jose Hernandez, author of Gilberto Santa Rosa’s hit “Conteo Regresivo,” as well ...

  14. Sony/ATV, Solis Take ASCAP Latin Honors

    May 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony/ATV Music Publishing was named publisher of the year and Marco Antonio Solis won songwriter of the year at the 16th Annual ASCAP Latin Music Awards. Sony/ATV took home publisher of the year Friday (May 16) with 43 songs among the performing r ...

  15. 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, ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. Gabriel Signs Record, Publishing Deals With Universal

    April 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mexican superstar Juan Gabriel, one of the leading names in Latin Mexican and pop music, signed global recording and publishing agreements with Universal, Billboard.biz has learned. New recordings by Juan Gabriel will now be released worldwide thr ...

  18. UMPG Inks Reyes

    April 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Publishing Group has signed producer/songwriter Julio Reyes Copello to an administration deal. Reyes is known for his work with Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Chayanne and Paulina Rubio, among others. UMPG Latin America senior VP Ed ...

  19. Barba Release Set For June

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Romantic banda singer-songwriter Mariano Barba will release "Nuestro Punto G," his follow-up to 2006' "Aliado del Tiempo," on Three Sound Records June 10. Barba, who took home four Billboard Latin Music Award trophies last ...

  20. Latin Stars Sign On For Free Concerts

    April 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Shakira, Juanes, Maná and Juan Luis Guerra are part of an all-star lineup of Latin acts set to perform free concerts May 17 on behalf of impoverished children in Latin America. The ALAS (América Latina en Acción Solidaria) organization is putting ...

  21. Touring Briefs: Rozone Productions, Pachanga Latino Music Festival

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT -- Austin, Texas-based Rozone Productions has been named the exclusive facility promotion and production team for Sturgis, S.D.'s Glencoe Amphitheater, home to the annual Sturgis Bike Week. In its new role, Rozone Productions will recruit tal ...

  22. Ratings Spike For Billboard Latin Awards

    April 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bolstered by a star cast of performers that included Enrique Iglesias, Juanes, Marco Antonio Solís, Ricardo Montaner, Juna Luis Guerra and Wisin & Yandel, the 2008 Billboard Latin Music Awards saw their ratings rise by 43% in comparison to the ...

  23. Array Of Acts Score Big At Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rare eclecticism marked the 19th annual Billboard Latin Music Awards, with no one artist or genre dominating the list of winners. Instead, the changing Latin demographic, already reflected in increasingly diverse radio formats and broader TV optio ...

  24. Sony BMG Norte Takes Five Awards At Billboard Bash

    April 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Norte picked up five awards during the Billboard Bash, the annual pre- awards celebration held as a preamble to the Billboard Latin Music Awards. During the April 9 event, which features performances by finalists and honors labels, publis ...

  25. Iglesias, Latin Stars Embrace Changing Media Climate

    April 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT When the first single of Enrique Iglesias' new album, "95/08," was ready to be sent to radio, Iglesias had one request: The track, "Dónde Están Corazón," could not be made available for digital download prior to the album& ...

  26. MTV's 'La Zona TV' To Debut In April

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT MTV Latin America is premiering a new show, La Zona TV, in which three new and independent artists with profiles on MTVLA social/music network LaZona.com will be highlighted every week. Viewers will then be able to vote for their favorites online ...

  27. Billboard To Honor Conjunto Primavera, Juanes

    March 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Iconic norteño group Conjunto Primavera and socially conscious Colombian rocker Juanes will receive Billboard's 2008 Lifetime Achievement and Spirit of Hope Awards, respectively. Both acts will be honored during the 19th annual Billboard Lati ...

  28. Universal Music Group To Acquire Univision

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Following months of protracted negotiations, Universal Music Group has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Univision Music Group. The deal will include Univision's music recording and publishing division. The acquisition, which is sub ...

  29. LAMC Set For July

    February 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST The 9th annual Latin Alternative Music Conference will take place July 8 - 12 at New York City's Roosevelt Hotel. In addition to panel discussions, artist showcases, film screenings and art exhibits, the conference will put on free concerts a ...

  30. Iglesias Set For Billboard Latin Music Conference

    February 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Spanish superstar Enrique Iglesias will be the "Star Q&A" artist at the 19th annual Billboard Latin Music Conference, taking place April 6-10 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. Iglesias is the latest of a ...

  31. Guerra Leads List Of Billboard Latin Music Awards Finalists

    February 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Vying for seven honors, Dominican singer/songwriter Juan Luis Guerra tops the list of finalists for the 19th Billboard Latin Music Awards. Guerra and his group 440, whose album "La Llave de Mi Croazón" (EMI Televisa) and its eponymous si ...

  32. King Nando Dies At 62

    February 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Artist and musician King Nando, who helped popularize boogaloo in the '60s and '70s, has died. He was 62. The artist born Fernando Rivera died in his sleep Saturday (Feb. 2), according to a spokesperson for his former manager Richie Boni ...

  33. Univision Launches Budget Catalog Line

    January 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST As Univision Music Group awaits announcement of its sale by its parent company, the label group launched its newest budget catalog line, Epoca Dorada, to retail today (Jan. 8). The series, which features product by top regional Mexican acts, will ...

  34. Gongs Handed Out At Premios Principales Gala

    December 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST Actor and occasional rapper Will Smith was the big surprise at Madrid's 2nd Premios Principales music awards on Dec. 14, organized by Spain's most popular national music radio network, Top 40 format Los 40 Principales. The network belong ...

  35. Premios Premmusa Awards To Air Dec. 18

    December 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST The first ever Premios Premmusa awards for regional Mexican music, which took place as part of Billboard's 2007 Regional Mexican Music Summit, will air Dec. 18 at 8 PM on the Azteca América network. The airing will feature performances by Con ...

  36. Conjunto Primavera To Celebrate 30th With Nokia Show

    November 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Conjunto Primavera will celebrate its 30th anniversary as a group by playing the first regional Mexican show at AEG's newly-inaugurated Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. The concert at the 7,100-seat venue, located within the L.A. Live complex, i ...

  37. Lopez, Fernandez Among Premios Amigo Nominees

    November 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Spain's music industry will experience a new look award ceremony on Nov. 27 when the Premios Amigo gala is held for the first time in six years. Details of the return of the top music industry award gala were revealed today in a four-page pre ...

  38. Manuelle To Release Christmas Album

    November 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Salsa star Victor Manuelle is releasing an all-Christmas album, due Nov. 13. "Victor Manuelle Una Navidad a Mi Estilo" is slated for release on Manuelle's own label, Kiyavi, via a distribution deal with Machete Music. Manuelle recen ...

  39. Latin Rock Format Introduced In Austin

    October 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Encino Broadcasting has launched three Spanish-language formats on its Austin AM properties: Latin rock/alternative on KTXZ (Planeta), regional Mexican on KOKE (Puro Norteño) and Christian talk/music on KEGL (Radio Vida). Planeta is the first stat ...

  40. Mana, Camila, Belinda, Avril Win Big At Premios MTV

    October 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With two awards each, Mexican rockers Maná, pop trio Camila, teen diva Belinda and Canadian pop rocker Avril Lavigne were the big winners at the Premios MTV Latin America 2007. Now in its sixth year, the awards took place Oct. 18 in Mexico City� ...

  41. Latin Grammys Name Artists, Performers

    October 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Person of the year and five-time nominee Juan Luis Guerra is one of the artists confirmed to perform at the 8th annual Latin Grammy Awards, taking place Nov. 8 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Other confirmed performers are regional ...

  42. Timberlake Up For 4 MTV EMAs

    September 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With four nominations, Justin Timberlake grabs pole position heading into the 14th annual MTV Europe Music Awards, to be held Nov. 1 at the Munich OlympiaHalle. The former *NSYNC singer, who hosted the 2006 MTV EMAs in Copenhagen, is in the runnin ...

  43. Belinda Leads Premios MTV Latin America Nods

    September 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With five nominations including best pop artist, best solo artist and artist of the year, Mexican pop star Belinda leads the list of nominees announced today for this year's Premios MTV Latin America . Spain's Alejandro Sanz and Argentin ...

  44. Carlos Exits EMI Televisa

    August 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Pietro Carlos, EMI Televisa VP of marketing and promotion, has left the company, Billboard.biz has learned. Carlos, who had long successfully run his own independent promotion company, PCM Entertainment, was hired as VP of promotions for EMI Latin ...

  45. Premios Premmusa Nominees Announced

    August 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nominees for the 2007 Premios Premmusa, which honor artists in the regional Mexican genre, were announced Aug. 15 by the Promotores Unidos concert promoters' association. The awards will round out the Billboard Regional Mexican Summit and wil ...

  46. MTVLA, Smirnoff Team For Band Contest

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MTV Latin America and Smirnoff are partnering for a pan-regional talent competition in which the best unsigned musical act wins a recording contract and a music fan wins a trip to Smirnoff-sponsored nightlife events around the world. As part of th ...

  47. Jesse & Joy In The Hunt For Oye Awards

    August 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mexico's Sixth annual Oye Awards is slated to take place Aug. 23 in Veracruz, Mexico. The gala is organized by Mexico's National Academy of Mexico, and honors products released in Mexico between July 1, 2006 and June 30, 2007. Leading th ...

  48. Reports: Univision Music Group Begins Auction

    July 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The long-predicted sale of Univision Music Group appears one step closer, with the parent company reportedly starting the process of auctioning off the music division . Sources confirm to Billboard.biz that sales talks between Univision and major ...

  49. MTVLA Awards Return to Mexico City

    July 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Los Premios MTV Latin America will return to Mexico City for a second year, with the awards show scheduled for Oct. 18 at the Palacio de los Deportes. Avril Lavigne and Mexican rock group Café Tacuba are scheduled to perform on the show, which mov ...

  50. Rivera, Reyes, Terrazas To Speak At Billboard Summit

    July 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Jenni Rivera, Diana Reyes and José Luis Terrazas, leader of Grupo Montez de Durango, are among the artists confirmed to speak at the Billboard Regional Mexican Summit, taking place Oct. 1-3 at the Universal Hilton in Los Angeles. The Billboard sum ...

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