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  1. Spanish Indies Encouraged By Market Stall Project

    April 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Spanish alternative music indie labels have found a new way to increase business and exposure by holding a dedicated indie market stall. Some 400 people visited the independent label stalls market, held over a nine-hour stretch on April 25 at the ...

  2. Low TV Ratings For Spain's Premios Awards

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Triple-award winner Miguel Bosé wasn't the only person noticeable for his absence from the 12th Premios de la Música gala. The event, which was broadcast on public TV channel La 2 on Friday evening, 24 hours after the April 3 ceremony, had an ...

  3. Royal Opera House Strikes In't Big Screen Deal

    April 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT London's Royal Opera House (ROH) has signed a deal with U.K.-based digital-cinema distributor Arts Alliance Media (AAM) and Canada's DigiScreen Corp to offer live and pre-recorded opera in cinemas across Europe for the first time. AAM wi ...

  4. Barnasants Readies Release Of Aute's Cuba Concert

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A new Spanish joint venture label is planning to launch a CD-book and DVD of a tribute concert for veteran Spanish singer/songwriter Luis Eduardo Aute. The Barnasants-Canción de Autor label was created last year by Barcelona's Barnasants sing ...

  5. Spain All Set For SxSW

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Spanish indie Armada is sailing into South By South West for the first time this week, with music biz and government backing. Until this year, Spain was the world's only major market without a stand at SxSW in Austin, Texas, but the Sound ...

  6. SGAE, Hoodiny Forge Digital Deal

    March 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Spanish authors' and publishers' society SGAE has reached a digital distribution deal with Hoodiny Entertainment Group, the U.S.-based full-service technology and content production company. SGAE has licensed for Spain the repertoire of ...

  7. Latin Stars Light Up Premios Cadena Gala

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Six-time 2007 Latin Grammy winner Juan Luis Guerra headlined Europe's biggest Latin music gala, the 13th Premios Cadena Dial ceremony, in Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the Spanish Canary Islands, off West Africa on Tuesday. It was Guerra's f ...

  8. Grupo Prisa Music Division Acquires RLM

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST The music arm of Spain’s biggest media holding, Grupo Prisa, has acquired 70% of the country’s most important management and booking agency, Madrid-based Rosa Lagarrigue Management (RLM). The move is sure to have important repercussions on live La ...

  9. Bosé, Navarro Grab 5 Premios Nominations

    February 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Miguel Bosé and Diana Navarro are up for five trophies at Spain's 12th Premios de la Música awards gala, to be held on April 3 in the northern city of Valladolid. Bosé's album "Papito" (Warner), which has sold more than 1 milli ...

  10. Stars Come Out For Premios Cadena Dial Awards

    February 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Six-time 2007 Latin Grammy winner Juan Luis Guerra will headline the Feb. 26 Premios Cadena Dial 2007 ceremony in the Canary Island city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. It will be the Dominican Republic-born merengue singer's first Spanish concert ...

  11. Spain's Songwriters Strike It Rich In France

    January 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST France has displaced the United States as the international territory generating most rights for Spanish songwriters, says Madrid-based national authors' body SGAE. According to figures released simultaneously in Madrid and at the MIDEM trade ...

  12. Womad Organizers Can Cáceres Fest

    January 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST The annual Womad Cáceres festival, held in the capital of the western Spanish region of Extremadura near Portugal, has been canceled. Organizers withdrew from the event because the consortium that helped finance the four-day festival told Womad it ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Film Director Almodovar Releases Double CD

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Spanish film director Pedro Almodóvar has culled 29 songs from his films over the years into a double CD, 'B.S.O. Almodóvar' (EMI Spain). The set includes songs from all Almodóvar's films. "The music in my movies is never backg ...

  15. MyStrands Raises $24M In BBVA Funding

    December 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST Spanish-U.S. social music recommendation service MyStrands today said it has raised an additional $24 million from Spanish bank and financial service group BBVA in the second half of their B round of funding. This sum comes on top of the $25 milli ...

  16. Mandela Confirms 46664 Concerts For 2008

    December 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST Nelson Mandela's 46664 campaign will host two concerts in 2008. The former South African president made the announcement Saturday (Dec. 1) when he appeared on-stage at the 46664 music event at Johannesburg's Ellis Park Stadium. The first ...

  17. Bosé, Bisbal Win Big At Premios Amigos

    November 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Miguel Bosé and David Bisbal took the top awards at Spain's revived Premios Amigo on Nov. 27 in Madrid, as the top-selling Spanish artist of the past year and most-popular artist, respectively. The 30-year veteran Bosé won for his latest albu ...

  18. Dylan Reworks 'Hard Rain's' For Spanish Expo

    November 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Bob Dylan has recorded a new version of his 1963 classic " A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" exclusively for the water-themed Expo Zaragoza 2008 world fair, to be held in the northern Spanish city of Zaragoza between June 14-Sept. 14, 200 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. Huecco Replaces Melendi For Mexico City Concert

    November 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Warner Music-signed Spanish artist Huecco will take the place of multi-platinum singer Melendi at a Nov. 17 Rock En Ñ concert in Mexico City. Melendi has decided not to appear following a Nov. 13 incident on an Iberia state aircraft en route from ...

  21. Melendi Held By Cops After Air Incident

    November 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Spanish pop star Melendi was being held for questioning by Madrid police today after an incident on an Iberia state aircraft en route to Mexico. Press reports say the singer was involved in altercations with crew members who refused to serve him m ...

  22. Rock En Ñ Tour 2007 Details Unveiled

    November 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST The 8th Rock En Ñ annual tour of Latin America from Nov. 16 to Dec. 6 this year takes in four countries - Argentina, Mexico, Venezuela and Colombia. Organized by Spanish authors' and publishers' society SGAE, this year's participati ...

  23. Spain's Premios Amigo Returns Nov. 27

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Spain's top music award gala, Premios Amigo, is returning on Nov. 27 after a five-year hiatus. Organizers Promusicae initially cancelled the event in protest to high levels of music piracy, which in recent years has reached an estimated 50%. ...

  24. Bruce's European 'Magic' Spell Continues

    October 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen's "Magic" (Columbia) moves into a third week at the summit of European Top 100 Albums, while Illinois pop-rock band Plain White T's is celebrating its slow ascent to the top of Eurochart Hot 100 Singles. Its & ...

  25. Cuba's Rodríguez Gets Digital Debut

    October 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The 21-album catalog of Silvio Rodríguez has been made available in digital form for the first time, thanks to a unique deal between iTunes and sDae, the digital division of the Spanish authors' and publishers' society, SGAE. Rodríguez i ...

  26. Premios Principales Awards Reveals Nods

    October 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mexico-based Spanish band La 5ª Estación and pop singer Melendi head the nominations for the Premios Principales international music awards, organized by Spanish radio group Cadena SER's Top 40 national network, Los 40 Principales. The Premio ...

  27. Estefan Runs With Madrid Bullring Promo Concert

    August 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Gloria Estefan will break new ground in Spain on Sept. 15 when she gives a free concert in Madrid's 15,000 capacity open-air Las Ventas bullring, the world's biggest such venue. Entry will be available only to customers of the Vodafone m ...

  28. Springsteen Hitting North America, Europe This Fall

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will tour North America and Europe before the end of the year in support of their new album, "Magic." The trek begins on street date for the Columbia set (Oct. 2) in Hartford, Conn., w ...

  29. Grupo Prisa Founder Dies

    July 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Jesús de Polanco, the chairman and founder of Spanish media conglomerate Grupo Prisa, died July 21 in his home in Madrid. He was 77 years old. De Polanco's media trajectory began in 1958, when he founded schoolbook publishing company Santilla ...

  30. Spanish Indies Head Stateside

    July 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A set of groundbreaking meetings aimed at helping Spanish independent music expand into the U.S. market is taking place in New York this week. A group of Spanish indie labels and publishers are visiting the city for three days of meetings from tod ...

  31. AEG Live To Produce Spice Girls Dates

    June 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT AEG Live will produce arena shows by the reunited Spice Girls in New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and London. The ‘90s pop sensation announced the reunion at the O2 Arena in London yesterday. The five-piece group will perform shows in 11 cities i ...

  32. Two Die In Rolling Stones Stage Accident

    June 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Two workers died early Friday afternoon as they helped dismantle the gigantic stage scenery used by the Rolling Stones in a performance last night at Atletico Madrid soccer team's Vicente Calderón stadium. Two other men were injured, one seri ...

  33. Update: Spice Girls Get Ready For World Tour

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Spice Girls today confirmed one of the pop world's worst-kept secrets when the girl group announced they would reunite for a world tour. At a press conference in the O2, London -- formerly the Millennium Dome -- the five-piece group annou ...

  34. Spanish Music Awards Stage Comeback

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Spain's Premios Amigo music awards are back on the national calendar after a four-year moratorium called by record label body Promusicae to protest against rampant piracy in the country. Since 2003 the only all-music awards ceremony in Spain ...

  35. Sony BMG, Vodafone Offer Free Downloads In Spain

    June 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Spain and mobile phone operator Vodafone Espana are launching a three-month summer promotional campaign which will offer Vodafone subscribers access to free downloads of 1,000 tracks from the label's catalog. The "Vodafone Summe ...

  36. Marc Anthony, Ivy Queen To Headline Tiempo Latino

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Marc Anthony, India and Ivy Queen are set to headline Spain’s Tiempo Latino festival June 8-10. The event geared towards Latin Americans living in Spain will take place simultaneously at Madrid’s Parque Juan Carlos I and Barcelona’s El Parc del Fo ...

  37. Castello Branco Takes Reins At EMI Brazil

    April 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Former Universal Music executive Marcelo Castello Branco has taken charge at EMI Music Brazil as managing director, effective April 2. Castello Branco, whose career spans 20 years in the music industry, was most recently the Madrid-based president ...

  38. Premios Handed Out In Spain

    March 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Spanish rock group Dover scooped three awards at the 11th Premios de la Musica awards ceremony, held outside Madrid for the first time ever Thursday night (March 29), at the Gran Teatro theater in Cordoba, southern Spain. The band, led by sisters ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. Universal Spain Appoints Benoit As MD

    February 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Long-time Spain- and France-based music publisher Fabrice Benoit has joined Universal Music Spain as managing director. His appointment comes eight months after the dismissal of Marcelo Castello Branco as president of Universal Music Spain and Por ...

  41. Bisbal Unveils World Tour Plans

    February 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Spanish pop star David Bisbal unveiled details of his "Premonicion 07" world tour today (Feb. 26) in Madrid. The trek will kick off in Bogota, Colombia March 10, and continue on with 30 shows in Latin America before beginning a Spanish l ...

  42. 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"), ...

  43. 2008 Rock In Rio Comes To Spain

    February 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST The 2008 Rock in Rio festival is to be held for the first time in the Spanish capital, Madrid, organizers have confirmed. The giant concert event will be staged over two weekends, from June 27 to 28 and July 4,5 and 6, near the town of Arganda del ...

  44. Spain's Premios De La Música On The Move

    January 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST Spain's main music award ceremony, the Premios de la Música, will this year be held outside Madrid for the first time in its 11-year history. The March 29 gala will be staged at the Gran Teatro in the southern city of Córdoba following two we ...

  45. Live Nation To Expand Into Spain, France

    December 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST In a move that will expand its presence from five to seven major music markets worldwide, Live Nation revealed today (Dec. 19) that is has acquired Gamerco, Spain's leading concert promoter, and has also entered into an agreement to buy a maj ...

  46. El Canto Del Loco Wins Three At Premios Awards

    December 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST El Canto del Loco, David Bisbal and Shakira were the main winners at the Premios Principales award ceremony, held at the Palacio de Deportes in Madrid on Saturday (Dec. 16). Pop/rock group El Canto del Loco won three of the 10 awards: best nationa ...

  47. Spanish Gov't Lends Support To Live Sector

    December 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Spanish government wants to set up live music rehabilitation councils in up to eight cities to help finance improvements to existing music venues when necessary. Spanish culture minister Carmen Calvo disclosed the plan during a meeting in Madr ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. 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 ...

  50. Promusicae, elHood.com Forge Pact

    November 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Deal to help promote Spanish artists. Spanish labels' body Promusicae has signed a cooperation deal with Miami-based Latin music entertainment portal elHood.com to help promote Spanish artists across the Latin music scene. Promusicae presiden ...

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