Latin

  1. Backbeat: Billboard's Leila Cobo Is a No. 1 Selling Author!

    June 24, 2013 1:44 PM EDT Billboard’s Leila Cobo presented “Jenni Rivera: The Incredible Life of a Warrior Butterfly” ( Penguin ), at a book signing at Books & Books in Miami. It was the latest of several events where Cobo has promoted her top-selling biography of t ...

  2. Exclusive: Starbucks To Release 'Cafe Con Musica,' Nacional Records Latin Alt Compilation

    May 22, 2012 9:36 AM EDT Starbucks, which rarely carries Latin music in its stores, has partnered with Latin indie label Nacional Records to release an exclusive compilation of Latin alternative music. "Café con Música" (Coffee With Music) will be available only ...

  3. Billboard Latin Music Conference Leaders Panel Talks Morphing Scene, Success of Prince Royce, 3Ball MTY

    April 24, 2012 3:29 PM EDT The Leaders Panel (L-R): Tomas Cookman, the president of Nacional Records; Henry Cardenas, president and CEO of Cardenas Marketing Network; Victor Gonzalez, president of Universal Music Latin Entertainment; Rebeca Leon, VP of Latin Talent for AEG ...

  4. Backbeat: Jenni Rivera Premieres 'I Love Jenni' Season Two At Party With Gerardo Ortiz, mun2 Execs

    March 05, 2012 10:25 AM EST Regional Mexican singers Jenni Rivera and Gerardo Ortiz at the launch party for Rivera's "I Love Jenni" reality program at My House in Hollywood. (Photo: Arnold Turner) Regional Mexican singer Jenni Rivera capped off the premiere pa ...

  5. Billboard Women In Music 2011: List of Nominees

    December 02, 2011 1:30 PM EST At Billboard's Woman of the Year Ceremony in New York on Friday, Taylor Swift was honored as Woman of the Year, Nicki Minaj as Rising Star, and the list of executives honored was again topped by by Atlantic Records Group Chairman/CEO Julie Gr ...

  6. Fernando Perez Named Program Director At CBS Radio's Latin Pop Station KLOL-FM in Houston

    August 25, 2011 9:45 AM EDT Fernando Perez, program director at KLOL-FM in Houston. Fernando Perez has been named program director for Latin pop station KLOL-FM (Mega 101) in Houston, effective Sept. 6. KLOL , which belongs to CBS Radio, plays mostly contemporary pop and urb ...

  7. Backbeat: Sony Music Latin Spanish Singer/Songwriter Beatriz Luengo debuts in L.A.

    August 24, 2011 4:00 PM EDT Beatriz Luengo, Sony Latin recording artist from Spain. Photo: Sony Latin Sony Latin Music artist Beatriz Luengo performed her first showcase in Los Angeles during a label presentation to introduce the Spanish singer to U.S. media and members of t ...

  8. Meet Billboard's 2011 Latin Power Players

    August 19, 2011 10:00 AM EDT For the second consecutive year, leaders of the Latin music industry are being honored with a Billboard Power Players report that recognizes this vital and important part of the music industry. The Billboard Power Players series highlights the ach ...

  9. Latin Power Players: Alexandra Lioutikoff

    August 02, 2011 12:41 AM EDT Alexandra Lioutikoff Senior VP of Latin membership, ASCAP In a year in which the music business in general has changed dramatically and sales in the Latin music business have continued to sharply decline, Alexandra Lioutikoff's biggest challe ...

  10. Watch the Billboard Latin Music Conference Video Report

    April 26, 2011 11:32 PM EDT The Billboard Latin Music Conference opened Tuesday (April 26) by taking a long look at the state of the industry in today's tough economic times. But even when discussing the challenges of a changing industry, music insiders were optimistic ...

  11. Billboard Latin Music Conference's Tuesday Panels Explore New Opportunities in a Changing Industry

    April 26, 2011 6:30 PM EDT The View From the Top Panelists: (left to right) Afo Verde, President, Latin Region, Sony Music; Billboard's Leila Cobo, Executive Director Latin Content & Programming; Jesus Lopez, Chairman/CEO Universal Music Latin America/Iberian Penin ...

  12. Billboard's Twitter 140: Music-Industry Characters You Need To Follow

    March 18, 2011 10:30 AM EDT Billboard's Twitter 140: It's not about how many followers. It's not about the quantity of tweets/retweets. It's about quality. Personality. Excellent linkage. These people are followed by those who work the smartest. Whether i ...

  13. Publishing Briefs: Sheer Publishing, EMI Music Publishing, Bug Music and more

    December 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST -- In a joint venture agreement, pigFACTORY Music and Sindee Levin Music will serve as the sub-publisher in the U.S. and Mexico for South African music publishing company Sheer Publishing . Sheer Publishing is comprised of Pan-African music. " ...

  14. Local 34 Wins Vive Tu Música With 5

    September 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Local 34, an energetic Miami-based band who play tropical-accented pop/rock, were the winners of Vive tu Música with 5, the Latin music talent competition sponsored by Wrigley's 5 Gum. They were among five finalists who each performed one son ...

  15. Marc Anthony Set For Billboard Latin Music Conference

    March 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST Superstar Marc Anthony will sit down for a rare interview during the Billboard Latin Music Conference, during which he will discuss of his upcoming release and different artistic and business ventures, including his film career and his purchase of ...

  16. Fonsi Honored At Premios Dial Gala

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Puerto Rican star Luis Fonsi performed at the 13th Premios Dial music award gala in Tenerife ahead of the five-date Spanish leg of his current world tour. Fonsi was one of 13 Spanish and Latin artists to receive a Dial award for their contribution ...

  17. Zune, Univision Online Partner For Downloads

    October 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Zune is now Univision.com's exclusive online music download provider, the companies announced today. The new service, Baja Zune Musica en Univision.com , is powered by Zune's catalog of 4 million songs. Artist profiles on Univision.com a ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Experts Consider Alternative Ways To Move Product

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Latin album sales were down 17% in the first quarter, though Latin digital albums were up 29% for the period, according to Nielse n SoundScan. Geoff Mayfield, director of charts/senior analyst for Billboard, presented those figures today (April 8) ...

  20. Mercado Rises At BMI

    April 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Joey Mercado has been promoted to director of Latin writer/publisher relations and media licensing at BMI. He was previously manager for Latin markets and media licensing at the performing right organization. Based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Mercad ...

  21. NFL, Univision Make Digital Pact

    January 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST In a bid for the Latin audience, the National Football league is partnering with Univision Online and Latin pop artists this Superbowl weekend. NFLatino.com, a new Spanish-language Web site powered by Univision.com, is offering video highlights of ...

  22. Cavazos, Lopez Join BMI

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT BMI has appointed Jake Cavazos and Marissa Lopez as associate directors for Latin writer/publisher relations. Cavazos will be based in Miami and Lopez will be based in Los Angeles. Both report to Delia Orjuela, BMI's assistant VP of Latin wri ...

  23. Retail Execs Talk 'Magic Price' At BRM Summit

    October 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Pricing was a key issue at the retail discussion during the Billboard Regional Mexican Music Summit yesterday, with a CD price of $10 often cited as a magic number. "Price is a very, very, very key factor," said David Massry," presi ...

  24. Billboard, elHood.com Ink Sales Deal

    June 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Billboard has kicked off a strategic alliance with Latin music community elHood.com and its parent company, Hoodiny Entertainment Group. Under the new agreement, Billboard's digital sales team will represent the Hoodiny sites in terms of adve ...

  25. Ramos Upped At Live Nation

    March 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Live Nation, the world's largest promoter and venue operator, has promoted Kate Ramos to the newly created position of senior VP of Touring Alliances. She reports jointly to Live Nation Alliances president Russell Wallach and president of Nor ...

  26. WMI, elHood.com Partner For Online Communities

    November 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Warner Music International has partnered with Latin social network site elHood.com to launch official artist communities under the elHood banner. The Warner/elHood communities will allow on-demand access to Warner Music Latin America's audio ...

  27. WMI, elHood.com Partner For Online Communities

    November 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Warner Music International has partnered with Latin social network site elHood.com to launch official artist communities under the elHood banner. The Warner/elHood communities will allow on-demand acc Warner Music International has partnered with ...

  28. Almodovar To Exit BMI

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Has presided over Latin department since 1993. Diane Almodovar, BMI's longtime VP of Latin writer/publisher relationships is leaving her post to pursue what she calls her "entrepreneurial spirit," Billboard.biz has learned. After ne ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. The Orchard Signs Overseas Indies

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Further focuses on Latin marketplace. Indie digital distributor the Orchard has inked deals with several independent labels in Argentina, Brazil and Chile. Catalog belonging to MCD Records, Music Brokers, Discos CNR, Circo Beat and La Oreja -- inc ...

  31. The Orchard Signs Overseas Indies

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Further focuses on Latin marketplace. Indie digital distributor the Orchard has inked deals with several independent labels in Argentina, Brazil and Chile. Catalog belonging to MCD Records, Music Brokers, Discos CNR, Circo Beat and La Oreja -- inc ...