Latin music

  1. Billboard Latin Music Awards Performers Revealed

    April 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Joan Sebastian, David Bisbal, R.K.M. & Ken-Y, Los Creadorez del Pasito Duranguense, Los Horoscopos de Durango, Diana Reyes and Mariano Barba are the first performers announced for the 2007 Billboard Latin Music Awards. The event will air live ...

  2. Reggaeton, Regional Mexican Dominate BMI Awards

    April 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Reggaetón and regional Mexican music were powerful forces in the performance arena in 2006. At the 14th annual BMI Latin Music Awards, the two genres reigned with Juan Luis Morera Luna and Llandel Veguilla Malavé, better known as the reggaeton duo ...

  3. Sony/ATV Ups Mejia To VP

    April 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Jorge Mejía has been promoted to VP at Sony/ATV Music Publishing Latin America, effective immediately. In his new role, Mejía will oversee Sony/ATV's operations in Latin America, as well as the Miami based Sony/ATV Discos operation. Mejía has ...

  4. Review: Jennifer Lopez's 'Como Ama Una Mujer'

    March 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Jennifer Lopez: "Como Ama Una Mujer" Producers: Marc Anthony, Julio Reyes, Estéfano Epic Release Date: March 27 J. Lo fans will hear a softer side of their diva on her first, all-Spanish language album. "Como Ama Una Mujer" is ...

  5. Solis Wins Big At ASCAP Latin Awards

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mexican singer/songwriter Marco Antonio Solis was named songwriter of the year at the 15th annual ASCAP Latin music awards. The ceremony, held March 21 at New York City's Nokia Theatre, also honored Venezuelan Franco de Vita and Mexico's ...

  6. Latin Executive Shuffle

    March 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Luana Pagani, Sony BMG's longtime senior VP of marketing for Latin America announced plans to leave her post to launch her own consultancy firm. Pagani, the most senior ranking woman in a major Latin label was also, for many years, Sony BMG L ...

  7. EMI Latin Top Exec Exits

    March 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Marco Bissi, who since 2003 was president and CEO of EMI Latin American, supervising both Latin American and U.S. Latin operations, has left the company. Bissi's departure is part of EMI's ongoing restructuring. Simone Bose, currently GM ...

  8. Intocable, Mana Win Big

    February 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Norteño band Intocable and Mexican pop, rockers Maná were the big winners of the 19th Premios Lo Nuestro a La Musica Latina, taking home three prizes each. The awards aired lived Feb. 22 on the Univision network. Other winners for the evening incl ...

  9. Dover Up For Half Dozen Premios Awards

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST With six nods, rock group Dover heads the nominees for the 11th Premios de la Música awards on the back of their first electronic album "Follow The City Lights (EMI)." Dover has also been nominated for best song ("Let Me Out"), ...

  10. Newcomers Top Billboard Latin Award Finalists

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Rakim and Ken-Y, the reggaeton newcomers who aptly blended romance with dance beats on their debut album, "Masterpiece: Nuestra Obra Maestra" (Pina/Universal Latino), lead the list of finalists for the 2007 Billboard Latin Music Awards. ...

  11. Mexican Albums Run Hot Stateside

    February 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST For the first time in the Nielsen SoundScan era, each of the top five regional Mexican albums exceeded sales of 10,000 copies last week. Also, in a first for the genre since June 2004, the releases swept the top five slots on Billboard's Lati ...

  12. A Regional Mexican First

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST In a sign of the continuing maturation of the Latin music market, four major regional Mexican releases are slated to street on a single date. Conjunto Primavera (Fonovisa), Los Creadorez (Disa), Diana Reyes (Universal) and the late Valent?n Elizal ...

  13. Univision To Crown Ivy Queen Signing

    January 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Univision Music Group is expected to announce its signing of female reggaetón artist Ivy Queen at a press conference this afternoon (Jan. 12) in Miami. Ivy Queen's previous album, 2006's "Flashback," was released on La Calle/Un ...

  14. 2007's Best Bets: Global Uprising

    January 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST In the Latin music world, international hits come from unexpected places, with slickly produced pop often vying for the top spot in the charts with the most regional of sounds. As the new year kicks off, we queried executives and industry observer ...

  15. Univision Names Young VP Sales

    December 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Jeff Young has been appointed VP of sales for Univision Music Group. Young was previously the senior VP sales and marketing for indie Disa Records, which Univision recently acquired in full. Young will be in charge of sales for all UMG labels: Uni ...

  16. Univision Completes Disa Acquisition

    November 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Purchases remaining 50% of company. As expected , Univision Communications Inc. has purchased the remaining 50% of Mexico-based Disa Records and Edimonsa Publishing. Univision purchased 50% of Disa from the Chávez family of Monterrey, Mexico, in J ...

  17. Panda Wins Big At MTV Latin Video Awards

    October 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Colombian diva Shakira donned a flowing red and black dress for a mariachi trumpet-backed performance that got thousands of fans on their feet to open the MTV Video Music Awards Latin America, Thursda Colombian diva Shakira donned a flowing red an ...

  18. Hosts, Performers Named For Latin Grammys

    October 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gala to be held Nov. 2 in NYC.. The just-announced hosts and first batch of performers for the 7th Latin Grammy Awards point to a very traditional Latin award show. Mexican singer Lucero, also a favorite of Mexican television, will host the event ...

  19. Fonseca Signs With EMI Music Pub

    October 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Inks worldwide co-publishing agreement. Colombian singer/songwriter Fonseca has signed a worldwide co-publishing agreement with EMI Music Publishing. Fonseca garnered national attention in his native Colombia with the hit single "Te Mando Flo ...

  20. Molotov To Host Los Premios MTV

    September 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Event slated for Oct. 19 in Mexico City. Mexican rock band Molotov and "Nacho Libre" actress Ana de la Reguera will host Los Premios MTV Latinoamerica Oct. 19. Robbie Williams, Mexican electronic act Belanova, Nelly Furtado, Evanescence ...

  21. Los Premios MTV Latinoamerica Nominees Announced

    September 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Winners will be chosen via MTVla.com Julieta Venegas leads the pack at this year's Los Premios MTV Latinoamerica with six nominations, including artist of the year and video of the year. Following the singer-songwriter are rock group Mana and ...

  22. Sony BMG Mexico Reveals Management Changes

    July 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Names managing director, senior VP. Sony BMG has revealed management changes in its Mexican operation. Miguel Trujillo, who was most recently running the label's West Coast operation, has been appointed managing director in Mexico. Trujillo, ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. Billboard Awards Latin Superstars, Newcomers

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Staged April 27 in Hollywood, Fla. The 2006 Billboard Latin Music Awards sent a clear message that the Latin audience has accepted new sounds, from reggaetón to rock to progressive tropical music. The producer of the year award went to the reggaet ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. '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 ...

  30. '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 ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. 2005 MTV Latin VMAs Cancelled

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hurricane Wilma caused initial postponement. The MTV Video Music Awards Latin America will not take place this year. The awards show, derailed by Hurricane Wilma, was originally scheduled to take place Oct. 20, then moved up a day to Oct. 19 and u ...

  37. Venevision International Names Music VP

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Former EMI Latin CEO Jorge Pino accepts post. In anticipation of the expansion of its music operation, Venevision International has hired Jorge Pino to the newly created post of music VP. He will be based in Miami. Pino, the former president/CEO o ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. MTV Latin VMAs Postponed

    October 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Hurricane Wilma forces MTV to cancel gala. MTV Latin America has postponed its 2005 Video Music Awards Latin America due to fears of the arrival of Hurricane Wilma. The fourth edition of the awards were slated to take place Thursday (Oct. 20) at P ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. Billboard Latin Awards Grab Highest Ratings

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Performers included Juanes, Paulina Rubio and Marc Anthony. The 2005 Billboard Latin Music Awards garnered their highest ratings ever, with nearly 2 million viewers tuning in. The show aired live on the Telemundo network the evening of April 28. A ...

  46. UMG's Machete Picks Up 50% Of VI Music

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Machete Music, Universal Music Group's new urban Latin label, has acquired a 50% stake in VI Music, <i>ELW</i> has learned. MIAMI -- Machete Music, Universal Music Group's new urban Latin label, has acquired a 50% stake in VI ...

  47. UMG's Machete Picks Up 50% Of VI Music

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Reggaeton label storming Latin chart. Machete Music, Universal Music Group's new urban Latin label, has acquired a 50% stake in VI Music, Billboard.biz has learned. Puerto Rico-based VI, widely considered to be the most successful reggaeton l ...

  48. Pérez Tops ASCAP Latin Awards

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rudy P&#233;rez was named songwriter of the year at the 13th annual El Premio ASCAP Awards, presented last night (April 5) at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York. He had a total of 10 charting songs Rudy Pérez was named songwriter of the year ...

  49. Billboard To Fete Solís, Guerra

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Two of Latin music's biggest stars, Marco Antonio Sol&#237;s and Juan Luis Guerra, will receive special honors at the 2005 Billboard Latin Music Awards on April 28 at the Miami Arena. Two of Latin music's biggest stars, Marco Antonio ...

  50. UMG Bows Urban Latin Label

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group has launched a label dedicated to urban Latin music, <i>ELW</i> has learned. MIAMI -- Universal Music Group has launched a label dedicated to urban Latin music, ELW has learned. Los Angeles-based Machete Music is ...

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