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  1. Maná, Chivas Regal Partner for ‘Brotherhood’ Program

    November 04, 2013 6:48 PM EST Scotch maker Chivas Regal is partnering with the iconic Mexican rock band Maná in a multi-year project that will highlight the making of the group’s next album through documentary-style videos.   Through the Chivas Band of Brotherhood program, a ...

  2. Billboard Latin Conference Panels: Mana's Sergio Vallin On His Guitars; Top 5 Moves To Make or Break Your Career

    April 23, 2013 3:58 PM EDT Panel: The Essential Partnership: Artists & Their Instruments Moderator: Leila Cobo Executive Director, Latin Content & Programming, Billboard Speakers: Sergio Vallín, Guitarist, Maná Sergio Villanueva, SVP of Manufacturing, Fender   A ...

  3. Fender's Sergio Villanueva Previews Upcoming Panel at Billboard Latin Conference & Awards (Q&A)

    April 11, 2013 8:50 AM EDT Instruments like guitars have helped artists from Eric Clapton to Jimi Hendrix find their voice in music. During the Billboard Latin Conference & Awards, presented by State Farm, this theme will be explored during the panel "The Essenti ...

  4. Draco Rosa and Mexico's Maná Performing Together at Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 08, 2013 4:59 PM EDT Mexico's most successful rock band Maná and award-winning singer/songwriter Draco Rosa will debut their single "Penelope" at the Billboard Latin Music Awards on April 25.   Presented by State Farm, the program will air at 7 p.m. ...

  5. Backbeat: Antonio Orozco Performs at Heineken Acoustic Brunch Before Latin Grammys

    November 15, 2012 5:47 PM EST Heineken showcase brings out music executives in support of singer/songwriter Antonio Orozco. (L-R) Sebastian Ducamp, GTS Global Talent Services (manager); Jesus Lopez, chairman Universal Music Latin America and Iberian Peninsula; Orozco, Latin Gr ...

  6. Rock en Espanol Proves The Show's The Thing

    September 13, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Rock en Espanol acts score on the road, despite their absence on radio and the charts. As the live performance industry worries about the health of U.S. Latin concerts, several veteran rock en Espanol bands are touring at a brisk clip, playing sol ...

  7. Backbeat: Mana Holds Press Conference To Celebrate Staples Center Dominance With Rebeca Leon, Randy Phillips

    April 23, 2012 3:30 PM EDT (L to R) Maná band members Sergio Vallin, Fher Olvera, Alex Gonzalez, & Juan Calleros speak during their press conference at the STAPLES Center Thursday, April 19. (Photo: Fredwill Hernandez) The most important and influential Latin rock band ...

  8. Mana Jumps Past Britney Spears In Record 11 Shows at L.A.'s Staples Center

    April 16, 2012 8:40 PM EDT Mexican rock band Maná, the biggest-selling and touring Latin rock group, last year tied Britney Spears with eight sold-out shows at Los Angeles' Staples Center, but this week return to the Southland for another career milestone: three more n ...

  9. Mana Announce New North and South American Tour Dates

    January 17, 2012 10:26 AM EST With a concert at State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, TX., April 3, Mexican rockers Maná will kick off the second leg of their "Drama y Luz" U.S. tour. The group (@manaoficial), which had one of the top five Latin tours of the year in 2011 and ...

  10. Latin Power Players: Angelo Medina

    August 01, 2011 11:52 PM EDT Angelo Medina CEO, Angelo Medina Group The Latin music business includes precious few top artist managers. But among them, Medina stands out as someone who can navigate superstars like Maná, established artists like Ednita Nazario and Manny Manuel ...

  11. Latin Power Players: Kate Ramos

    August 01, 2011 11:22 PM EDT Kate Ramos Senior VP of touring, Live Nation Kate Ramos has responsibility for all of Live Nation's national Latin tours of arena and amphitheater acts. In the past 12 months, these have most notably included Shakira and Luis Miguel, who are ...

  12. Latin Power Players: Inigo Zabala

    August 01, 2011 10:52 PM EDT Iñigo Zabala President, Warner Music Latin America Although Warner Music's U.S. Latin market share remains smaller than that of its competitors -- at midyear 2011 it stood at 6.2%, according to Nielsen SoundScan -- the label's boutique s ...

  13. Victor Gonzalez, Gustavo Lopez Named To Executive Posts at Universal Music Latin Ent.

    June 29, 2011 9:22 AM EDT Universal Music's Latin operation will announce today (June 29) two major appointments in its executive leadership for North and Central America, Biz has learned. In what constitutes a major change in its organization, Universal Music Latin E ...

  14. Mana Joins Britney Spears As Only Artists To Headline Eight Staples Center Shows

    June 21, 2011 6:14 PM EDT Maná, the biggest-selling or -touring Latin rock act in the world, joins Britney Spears as the only artists to headline eight concerts at Staples Center. The band, which sold out four shows in Los Angeles at Staples June 23-26, will also equal the ...

  15. Watch: Mana Discuss Success, Immigration Reform and Even Reggaeton at Billboard Latin Music Conference

    April 27, 2011 3:46 PM EDT Wednesday afternoon's Q&A with Mana, moderated by Billboard's Leila Cobo, was clearly the centerpiece of the Billboard Latin Music Conference and the most crowded panel of the day - and no wonder. As Cobo reminded the audience in her ...

  16. Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards 2011: Ahead Of The Curve

    April 26, 2011 7:15 AM EDT Today, April 26, marks the beginning of the 22nd annual Billboard Latin Music Conference, presented by State Farm in association with AT&T. Following a successful foray in Puerto Rico, Latin music's largest, most influential event returns ...

  17. Mana's 'Drama y Luz' Debuts at No. 1 on Top Latin and Pop Album Charts

    April 20, 2011 4:45 PM EDT Just days after releasing the new album, "Drama y Luz," and announcing a world tour, Maná has reached the top again: the biggest opening for a Spanish-language album since Aventura's "The Last." Maná opens at No. 1 on the ...

  18. Mana Announces Global Trek In Support of 'Drama y Luz'

    April 18, 2011 7:21 PM EDT Mexican rock act Maná has announced a world tour to coincide with the release of its latest album, "Drama y Luz." Several years since the group's last major tour, Maná returns with a new show that begins June 16 at Coliseo de Puerto ...

  19. Mana's Special Appearances This Week: Beware Of Forged Tickets

    April 12, 2011 6:44 PM EDT Maná's new album, "Drama y Luz," was released today, and hundreds of the Mexican band's fans spent it waiting in long lines, trying to get tickets to one of the band's special appearances - and/or looking to buy or sell ac ...

  20. Mana Confirmed For 'Star Q&A' At Billboard Latin Music Conference In April

    March 15, 2011 8:16 PM EDT Maná, the world's top Latin rock band, is confirmed as the "Star Q&A" at the upcoming Billboard Latin Music Conference, presented by State Farm in association with AT&T. For the first time ever in its 20-year career, all fou ...

  21. Mexican Rockers Mana Postpone New Album Until 2011

    October 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Mexican rockers Mana have postponed the release of their new album, "Drama y Luz" (Warner) for 2011. In a message posted to fans on their Facebook page, band members Fher Olvera, Alex Gonzalez, Sergio Vallin and Juan Calleros said: " ...

  22. Willie Nelson, Carlos Santana, Ramon Ayala Record Pro-Immigrant Song

    June 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Willie Nelson, Carlos Santana and Del Castillo are some of the artists featured on "Claro Que Se Puede," a new pro-immigrant track to be released next month. The track will appear on "Proyecto de Amor" ("project of love&qu ...

  23. Sony Preps 'Supernatural' Re-issue

    February 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST A decade after sweeping the Grammys, Santana's "Supernatural" will be re-issued as a two-volume set with unreleased tracks Feb. 16. "Supernatural: Legacy Edition" on Sony will contain a re-mastered version of the original ...

  24. Latin Briefs: Movic Records, EMI, Sergio Vallin

    July 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Mexican indie label Movic Records has signed an international licensing deal with EMI . Movic previously distributed through Warner, and achieved platinum sales in Mexico for its rock group Panda under that arrangement. Under the deal with EMI, ...

  25. Aventura Hit High Mark With 'The Last'

    June 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT With first-week sales of over 47,000 copies, Aventura's album "The Last" has the best sales week for any Latin album in the U.S. since 2007, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The last time a Latin album had a better sales week was whe ...

  26. Latin News Briefs: Marco Antonio Solis, Monte Negro

    June 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -Marco Antonio Solis has signed with independent publisher Hugo Gonzalez for administration of his catalog in Mexico. The singer-songwriter’s Marco Musical publishing will be administered by Gonzalez’ Hip Latin Music S.A. de C.V. Solis’ compositio ...

  27. Wisin & Yandel's 'La Revolución' Hits High Mark

    June 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The debut of Wisin & Yandel's "La Revolución" at No. 1 on the Top Latin Albums chart this week marks the top selling debut week on that chart since Luis Miguel's "Complices" sold 32,000 to also debut at No. 1 on M ...

  28. Billboard Latin Music Awards' Ratings Up

    April 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The 2009 Billboard Latin Music Awards presented by State Farm, which aired live on the Telemundo network on April 23, reached 5.8 million unique viewers, 300,000 more than the year before, according to Nielsen Media Research data. According to Nie ...

  29. Flex Takes Eight Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Propelled by the runaway success of his hit single "Te Quiero," Felix Danilo Gómez, the Panamenian DJ and singer better known as Flex, was the big winner at the 2009 Billboard Latin Music awards presented by State Farm Insurance on April ...

  30. Spanish Bands Tap New Model With Realidad Musical

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The reality of today's indie music business is recording, releasing and selling records without having a record label. That's the conclusion reached by several Spanish alternative rock groups one month after quitting their labels and set ...

  31. The Billboard Green 10

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Going green has become top of mind for artists big and small in the past few years, via everything from carbon offsets to philanthropy. Below, Billboard spotlights 10 acts that, through their actions in the past 12 months, are making a major diffe ...

  32. Latin Stars Debate Social Responsibility

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Communal and social responsibility were central themes during a celebrity panel on philanthropy that included Latin super stars Ricky Martin and Mana bandmates Fher Olvera (singer) and Alex Gonzalez (drummer). The panel, which also included actor ...

  33. Guerra To Play Get-Out-The-Vote Concert

    February 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST Tropical music superstar Juan Luis Guerra and two members of Maná will play a benefit concert Mar. 11 to raise funds for a nationwide Latino get-out-the-vote campaign. The concert, titled “Poder,” (“power”), will be held at Miami’s Adrienne Arsht ...

  34. Mana Readies Second Sweep

    January 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mexican rockers Maná are preparing to kick off the second leg of the Mexican portion of their acclaimed "Amar Es Combatir" tour. The stint begins with two sold out shows Feb. 7 and 8 in the Arena Monterrey in the city of the same name. T ...

  35. Mana Sets Attendance Record At L.A.'s Staples Center

    September 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mexican rock band Maná's four consecutive sellouts at the Staples Center in Los Angeles this month have set the record for a Latin act at the venue, according to Staples Center GM Lee Zeidman. The AEG arena hosted 60,000 Maná fans Sept. 20 - ...

  36. Consumer-Funded Label Releases First Album

    August 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sellaband, the Amsterdam-based virtual record label funded by consumers, today released its first album from a U.K. act. The album "The Elements" was recorded by Second Person, a London-based "post trip hop" act, and produced b ...

  37. SellaBand Adds Live Component

    June 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT SellaBand, the Amsterdam-based online label for unsigned acts which launched last August, is taking part in its first live event during Concert At Sea (CAS), a 60,000-capacity Dutch rock festival on June 30. The four SellaBand acts participating w ...

  38. MTV Tr3s Backs Mana

    June 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bilingual entertainment channel MTV Tr3s is sponsoring the second U.S. leg of Mexican rock band Maná's "Amar es Combatir" tour. The deal includes promos on air and on MTV's giant screen in Times Square, a dedicated Maná tour pa ...

  39. Mana Plans U.S. Jaunt

    November 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Mexican pop rock band Mana has revealed the dates of its 2007 tour, its first U.S. trek in three years. The group will kick-off its 19-show stint Feb. 10 at the San Diego Sports Arena, and will play a total of 12 U.S. cities including Los Angeles, ...

  40. Mana Plans U.S. Jaunt

    November 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST -show stint starts Feb. 10 in San Diego. Mexican pop rock band Mana has revealed the dates of its 2007 tour, its first U.S. bout in three years. The group will kick-off its 19-show stint Feb. 10 at the San Diego Sports Arena, and will play a tot ...

  41. MAN

    August 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Labios Compartidos" debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs chart in July, becoming the first track to do so since Ricky Martin's "Tal Vez" in 2003. And shipping orders of "Amar Es Combatir" h Labios Comp ...

  42. Warner/Chappell Strikes Deal With Manà Songwriters

    August 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Warner/Chappell Music has signed a worldwide administration agreement with Fher and Alex Gonzàlez, members of Mexican rock band Manà. Warner/Chappell Music has signed a worldwide administration agreement with Fher and Alex Gonzàl ...

  43. MTV Unplugged To Feature Ricky Martin

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Ricky Martin will have his own MTV Unplugged. The Puerto Rican superstar has been unveiled as the featured act in the newest MTV Unplugged series to be produced by MTV Latin America in conjunction wit Ricky Martin will have his own MTV Unplugged. ...

  44. Pitbull Inks BMG Pub Deal

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST TVT rapper plans Spanish set. BMG Music Publishing's Miami office has signed Pitbull. The deal, the first major publishing agreement for the Cuban/American rapper, covers his debut album, "M.I.A.M.I." (Diaz Brothers/TVT), which peak ...

  45. Pitbull Inks BMG Pub Deal

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST TVT rapper plans Spanish set. BMG Music Publishing's Miami office has signed Pitbull. The deal, the first major publishing agreement for the Cuban/American rapper, covers his debut album, "M.I.A.M.I." (Diaz Brothers/TVT), which peak ...

  46. La Ley Inks With United Talent Agency

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST United Talent Agency has signed Warner rock en español band La Ley for representation in all areas, including television and acting opportunities for front man Beto Cuevas. United Talent Agency has signed Warner rock en español band La Le ...

  47. La Ley Inks With United Talent Agency

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST United Talent Agency has signed Warner rock en español band La Ley for representation in all areas, including television and acting opportunities for front man Beto Cuevas. United Talent Agency has signed Warner rock en español band La Le ...