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  1. Rihanna, Shakira Draw Huge Rock In Rio Madrid Audience

    June 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Rock in Rio Madrid broke its own attendance record on Saturday (June 5) with 87,000 fans turning out for Rihanna and Shakira. It was Rihanna's first ever concert in Spain and her only Spanish date scheduled for this year. And Shakira is an ol ...

  2. Web Trends: Tom Cruise, MTV, Sandra Bullock, Paul McCartney and More

    June 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 11am) 2. Tom Cruise MTV Movie Awards Tom Cruise reprised his Tropic Thunder character, movie exec Less Grossman, for a hip-hop dance routine with Jennifer Lopez at the MTV Movie Awards. 14. Sandra Bullock and Sc ...

  3. Lolita Flores To Release Live Set, DVD

    May 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Singer Lolita Flores is to release her first ever live album and DVD on June 1 after a 35-year career and a recent change of label from Warner Spain to Vale Music/Universal Music Spain.. Her sister, Rosario Flores, also moved to Universal-Vale two ...

  4. Roger Waters Taking 'The Wall' Across Europe

    May 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Roger Waters is taking a new production of "The Wall" on the road in 2011, with 28 European dates confirmed. U.S. arena dates, running September to December 2010, were confirmed last month and sold out within hours according to a stateme ...

  5. Rock In Rio Madrid Sales Up, Says Organizer

    May 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT With two weeks to go before the start of Madrid's five-day Rock in Rio festival on June 4, the organization said it has sold 10% more tickets than at this stage before the city's first Rock in Rio in 2008. Organizers expect the total aud ...

  6. Web Trends: Eminem, Lindsay Lohan, Liam Gallagher and More

    May 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 11am) *No trending music terms at this time* Youtube Music Most Viewed Today 1. Eminem - Not Afraid (Produced by Boi-1da) *Removed due to terms of use violation* 2. Official Lady Gaga FlashMob Madrid 8/5/2010 3. ...

  7. Web Trends: Twitter Hacked, Lena Horne, Ke$ha and More

    May 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 3. Twitter Hacked Twitter was alledgedly hacked earlier today by a Turkish heavy metal fan who discovered that typing "accept" followed by any username would cause that person to automatically follow you. The su ...

  8. Miley Cyrus 'Untamed' On New Album

    April 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Miley Cyrus will release her new album "Can't Be Tamed" on June 22. The title track will be released as a download on May 18. MySpace Music will host the global premier on April 30 at 12 noon EST, and the track goes to radio May 3. ...

  9. Shakira, Juanes Among Stars Supporting 'Ay Haiti'

    April 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Thirty Spanish and Latin American artists and soccer players say that almost every cent raised by a song and video they have produced to aid victims of the Haitian earthquake three months ago, will go to relief efforts in the country. The only exc ...

  10. Volcanic Ash Grounds Artists, Disrupts Biz

    April 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Flight restrictions have been extended in the U.K. and Europe because of the volcanic ash cloud, leaving tour plans and promotional campaigns in tatters. Several U.K. acts missed the Coachella festival at the weekend, including Gary Numan, the Cri ...

  11. Spanish Govt Backs Anti-Piracy Proposals

    March 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Spanish government took a big step towards outlawing Web site links to unauthorized content when its council of ministers approved a proposed law that would give Madrid's high court the authority to close or block such links. The Sustaina ...

  12. Madrid To Host MTV EMAs 2010

    March 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks International has unveiled Madrid as the host country for the annual MTV Europe Music Awards in 2010. The ceremony, televised live across Europe and also broadcast internationally, will be held on Nov. 7, 2010. It is the second time t ...

  13. Fito & Los Fitipaldis Honored At Premios De La Musica

    March 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST Singer-guitarist Fito Cabrales took awards at the Premios de la Musica gala in Madrid for best song and best rock album for "Antes De Que Cuentes Diez" (Warner/DRO) by his band, Fito & Los Fitipaldis. Carlos Raya was named best produ ...

  14. Vampire Weekend, Klaxons Join Benicassim Line-Up

    February 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Vampire Weekend, dance act Leftfield, and electro-pop band Klaxons are among a host of musicians added Feb. 25 to the 16th International Festival of Benicassim, Spain, known as FIB Heineken. They join the Prodigy, Kasabian, PiL, the Specials, Ian ...

  15. Rock In Rio Madrid Adds Motorhead

    February 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Rock in Rio Madrid 2010 festival is developing into the most rock of the eight RiR festivals since the inaugural version in 1985 in Rio de Janeiro. RiR Madrid organizers today (Feb. 24) added veteran rock band Motorhead and Madrid rock group S ...

  16. Bebo Valdes To Be Honored At Premios De La Musica

    February 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Cuban-born pianist Bebo Valdes is to receive the honorary Latin music award at the 14th Premios de la Musica gala to be held in Madrid on March 4, the managing committee of the Spanish Academy of Music Arts and Sciences announced. Valdes, 92, has ...

  17. Fito & Los Fitipaldis Wins Big At Premios De La Musica

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Pop-rock band Fito & Los Fitipaldis won three of the six awards it was nominated for by the Premios de la Musica award gala organizers, the Academy of Music Arts and Sciences formed by collecting society SGAE and artists association AiE, the A ...

  18. Metallica To Headline Rock In Rio Madrid

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.S. heavy metal stalwarts Metallica will headline the last day of the five-day Rock in Rio Madrid 2010 festival in Spain, organizers announced today (Feb. 17), just 24 hours after revealing that John Mayer and Puerto Rican reggaeton duo Calle 13 ...

  19. Spanish Biz Urges Reform Of Cultural Export Bodies

    February 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST The first ever report on Spanish public cultural action abroad shows two things: Spain appears to be far behind neighboring countries such as France in this institutional support, and there is a "need for internal coordination to improve the ...

  20. Miley Cyrus To Play Rock In Rio Madrid

    February 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST Miley Cyrus is to play her first concert in Spain at the Rock in Rio Madrid 2010 festival on June 6, an event which organizer Roberto Medina says will be dedicated to the family on that day. Bon Jovi (June 4), Shakira and Rihanna (both June 5) wer ...

  21. Premios De La Musica Nominations Unveiled

    February 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST Pop-rock band Fito & Los Fitipaldis have been nominated for six awards in the 14th Premios de la Musica gala, which will take place in Madrid on March 4. Crooner Zenet and singer-songwriter Quique Gonzalez have three nods each. The economic si ...

  22. Benicassim, Rock in Rio Madrid Fests Unveil Line-Ups

    January 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Rihanna, Shakira, Bon Jovi and the Prodigy are among the first artists confirmed for two of Spain's most important summer festivals. Both the 16th International Festival of Benicassim on the eastern Mediterranean coast, known as FIB Heineken, ...

  23. @MIDEM: Spain's SGAE Unveils 360 Project

    January 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST Spain's authors' and publishers' collecting society SGAE has presented its new integral project for the music, cinema and theater sectors called SGAE 360, during the MIDEM trade fair. SGAE says its SGAE 360 project covers all the st ...

  24. Eros Ramazzoti, Alejandro Sanz Among Dial Winners

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Italy's Eros Ramazzoti and global Spanish singing stars Alejandro Sanz and David Bisbal have been named as among the winners at this year's Premios Cadena Dial awards – acknowledged as Europe's biggest Spanish-language-only award ce ...

  25. .Biz Exclusive: How Global Deals Get Done At MIDEM

    January 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST MIDEM, the international music industry convention, and its digitally focused MidemNet Forum will open shop Jan. 23-27 in Cannes. The events will draw some 10,000 executives from nearly 100 countries, representing the recording, publishing, live, ...

  26. Shakira, Black Eyed Peas Win At Premios 40 Principales

    December 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST Shakira and Black Eyed Peas each walked off with two awards at the Premios 40 Principales gala ceremony in Madrid before some 18,000 fans and a live TV, radio and Internet audience in Spain and eight Latin American countries. It was the fourth Pre ...

  27. Paulina Rubio To Perform At Premios 40 Principales

    December 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Mexican singer Paulina Rubio zipped into Madrid to receive platinum and gold discs today (Dec. 10) for her latest album and single, and to perform tomorrow at the Premios 40 Principales '09 awards gala in front of 15,000 fans in the Spanish c ...

  28. Spanish Biz Protests New Anti-Piracy Proposals

    December 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST Representatives from the Spanish music, creative and technology industries have reacted furiously to new legislative proposals to tackle digital piracy, outlined by the government. A hurriedly called meeting between culture ministry officials and ...

  29. Spanish Music Biz In Anti-Piracy Protests

    December 01, 2009 12:00 AM EST Spain's music industry has united in protest to demand greater legislative protection against piracy and illegal P2P file swapping. Earlier today (Dec. 1), hundreds of Spanish music sector artists and workers protested outside the Madrid-base ...

  30. Spanish Govt Confirms Anti-Piracy Strategy

    November 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Spanish government has used the Future And Music international congress (FAM 09) as an opportunity to confirm its strategy to tackle illegal file-sharing. Music industry representatives from 30 countries are attending the three-day congress in ...

  31. Spanish Digital Effort To Tackle Piracy Unveiled

    November 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Spain's battle against digital piracy has scored a double victory at the third International Forum of Digital Content (Ficod) in Madrid, a three-day event organized by Red.es that ends tomorrow (Nov. 19) and which is expected to attract over ...

  32. Los 40 Principales Aiming For Growth In Latin America

    November 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Spain's Top 40 radio network Los 40 Principales already controls more than 600 stations in eight Latin American countries, but aims to lead the format in all Spanish-speaking countries in the region, plus the Latin market in the United States ...

  33. Briefs: Fito Paez, E1 Entertainment, MusicSkins

    November 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST -- Argentine rock icon Fito Paez has signed a worldwide multi-album publishing deal with peermusic . The agreement covers all of the singer-songwriter's compositions, beginning with his 1990 album "Tercer Mundo" and continuing to fu ...

  34. Alejandro Sanz Launches Comeback Album In Madrid

    November 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Alejandro Sanz has launched his first studio album in three years, "Paraíso Express" (Warner), in Madrid. It is released today (Nov. 10) in Latin America and the U.S., and will hit the markets in non-Spanish speaking countries in the fir ...

  35. Carlos Baute Triumphs At Premios Ondas

    November 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Madrid-based Venezuelan singer Carlos Baute crowned "the year of Baute" by lifting two of the six music awards at Spain's 56th Premios Ondas gala in Barcelona. Baute took awards for best single for "Colgando En Tus Manos" ...

  36. Spain's David Bisbal Tallies Strong First Week

    October 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Spanish singer David Bisbal has registered this year's biggest first-week album shipment in Spain at more than 120,000 units, or double platinum, with 36,332 retail sales, according to the Media Control album chart, where he debuts Oct. 28 (t ...

  37. 200 Spanish File-Sharing Sites Identified

    October 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The names of 200 Web sites that offer links to illegal downloads in Spain are to be given to the Spanish industry ministry as the first major move in the fight against online music piracy, it was announced in Madrid today (Oct. 19) at the presenta ...

  38. Spanish Govt Moves On P2P

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Spanish government appears at last ready to act against unauthorized P2P file-sharing - although there is no big hurry. In a brief note, the Council of Ministers said it had agreed to set up an inter-ministerial working commission "to adv ...

  39. 60,000 Join Madrid's VivAmerica Celebration

    October 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Some 60,000 people, mainly Latin American, danced and sang their way down a central Madrid boulevard for four hours late Oct. 11, on the eve of the Oct. 12 Day of Hispanity, which marks the anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus to the ...

  40. Rock En N Tour Heads To U.S., Colombia, Argentina

    October 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The 10th Rock en Ñ tour organised by Spanish collecting society SGAE and its promo division Fundación Autor this year takes in the United States, Colombia and Argentina between Oct. 11 and Nov. 13. Top-selling pop-rock band Amaral, alternative gro ...

  41. Juanes, Miguel Bose Defend Cuba Peace Concert

    September 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Only a hurricane can cancel the historic and controversial concert to be held this Sunday (Sept. 20) in Cuba, Spanish singer Miguel Bosé said today (Sept. 17) in a press conference in Madrid arranged especially to counter criticism that the event ...

  42. Los 40 Principales Partners With Fashion Retailer

    September 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Spain's most popular national Top 40 radio network and a leading domestic fashion chain have created a music and fashion brand called the Music Collection, which is launched Sept. 10 in a central Madrid clothes shop for young people with an i ...

  43. Luis Alberto Spinetta Awarded Gardel de Oro

    July 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Argentine rock icon Luis Alberto Spinetta was awarded the Gardel de Oro (Gold Gardel), the most prestigious award doled out at Argentina’s annual music industry awards, the Premios Gardel. Spinetta, also won in the best rock artist category for hi ...

  44. Los Van Van Cancels Tour

    June 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Major Cuban salsa and timba band Los Van Van has canceled its European summer tour after drummer and music director Samuel Formell suffered a domestic accident in his kitchen in Havana. Formell, son of Van Van double-bassist, leader and founder Ju ...

  45. Spain Embraces European Day Of Music

    June 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Spanish music industry celebrated the European Day of Music with unprecedented enthusiasm and participation, with lines of fans forming at 9am for concerts beginning at noon and lasting until midnight in four cities - Madrid, Barcelona, Valenc ...

  46. Los 40 Principales, Coronita Back Beach Campaign

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Spain's most popular national music radio network, Top 40-format Los 40 Principales, has teamed up with Mexican beer brand Coronita in an effort to clean up one European beach a year. And Los 40's 4 million daily listeners, according to ...

  47. Spanish Protest Against P2P Restrictions

    May 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Hundreds of Internet users protested outside the culture ministry in Madrid to put further pressure on the government not to limit Internet "freedoms," such as unrestricted P2P file-sharing, nor to consider punitive measures against Inte ...

  48. Youssou N'Dour To Close Africa Vive Series

    May 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Senegalese musician Youssou N'Dour will play the last of a series of concerts across Spain as part of the month-long Africa Vive festival to celebrate Africa Day on May 25. N'Dour's closing concert is on May 29 in Santa Cruz de Tene ...

  49. Spain's Antonio Vega Dead At 51

    May 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Spain's music scene is in mourning following the May 12 death in Madrid of singer, guitarist and composer Antonio Vega at the age of 51, whose songs form a key part of the modern Spanish pop scene. Vega died in hospital of a serious lung comp ...

  50. Benicassim Fest 2009 'Bigger Than Ever'

    May 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The 15th FIB Heineken summer festival at Benicassim on Spain's eastern Mediterranean coast will be the biggest ever, in terms of attendance and the size of the site, organiser José Morán said during a press conference in the town. At the pres ...

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