Mexican music

  1. 3BallMTY, Gerardo Ortiz Dominate Billboard Mexican Music Awards

    October 18, 2012 11:00 PM EDT (Photo: Michael Buckner/Getty Images) Young talent and a bold new musical trend dominated the second annual Billboard Mexican Music Awards, with 3BallMTY, the edgy tribal music troupe, winning nine awards, including New Artist of the Year, Artist ...

  2. Los Alegres del Barranco Get Ready For Stateside Success

    August 02, 2012 3:50 PM EDT During a recent trip to Los Angeles, the four members of Los Alegres del Barranco said the regional Mexican band is ready to expand after seven years in the music business, hoping to reach a larger audience. Despite a challenging economy and a new ...

  3. Backbeat: Invasion Del Corrido Concert Draws Universal Latin, Del Records, BMI Execs

    March 27, 2012 6:30 PM EDT (L-R) Eddie Orjuela, Orjuela Entertainment; Delia Orjuela, BMI; Marissa Lopez, BMI; and Hector Leon of Los Compositores Publishing attend the staple regional Mexican event now in its fifth year. (Photo: Justino Aguila) One of Southern California&# ...

  4. Jose Juan Segura, Regional Mexican Manager, Survives Shooting in Sinaloa

    December 13, 2011 3:16 PM EST José Juan Segura, a respected manager in the regional Mexican music realm whose client list includes Los Cuates de Sinaloa and Tigrillo Palma, is in a hospital after being shot numerous times while driving in Sinaloa, Mexico. According to publishe ...

  5. Backbeat: Roberto Tapia Finds His Romantic Side

    October 26, 2011 7:15 AM EDT On The red carpet: Robero Tapia (left) with Billboard's Leila Cobo and mun2 programming VP Flavio Morales. At the red carpet, Roberto Tapia takes questions from La Opinion. Corridos have been all the rage during the last 12 months on the Bill ...

  6. Backbeat: Billboard Mexican Music Awards: The Great Cowboy Hat Debate (Photo Gallery)

    October 21, 2011 11:05 AM EDT P Pro-Cowboy Hats: Mexico's Violento firmly in the cowboy hat camp. (Photo: Arnold Turner) The cowboy hat, perhaps as much a stereotype as a tradition, is the accessory most universally identified with regional Mexican music. But on the red c ...

  7. Gerardo Ortiz, 3Ball MTY: Billboard Mexican Music Awards Showcase New Generation

    October 21, 2011 6:58 AM EDT The first Billboard Mexican Music Awards on Thursday night showcased a new generation of regional Mexican artists who are leading the evolution of the genre. The awards show will reach out to wide audiences, offering a fresh take on Regional Mexic ...

  8. Gerardo Ortiz Sweeps Inaugural Billboard Mexican Music Awards

    October 21, 2011 2:00 AM EDT Hardcore corrido singer Gerardo Ortiz was the big winner at the inaugural Billboard Mexican Music Awards, taking home six honors, including Artist of the Year, New Artist of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, Albums Artist of the Year (for 2010� ...

  9. Jenni Rivera Takes Top Honor At Premios De La Radio

    November 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST Banda diva Jenni Rivera was named artist of the year Tuesday night at the tenth annual Premios de la Radio, the regional Mexican music awards show presented by Liberman Broadcasting. Rivera, who was also named female soloist of the year, capped of ...

  10. Regional Mexican Artist Representative Murdered

    August 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Juan Carlos Casillas Castañeda, whose company Producciones Esperanza booked and managed regional Mexican artists, was shot to death as he left a wedding in Puerto Vallarta on Saturday night, according to published reports. Casillas, who until six ...

  11. Corrido Stars Sign On For Billboard Summit

    July 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Hit corrido acts El Compa Chuy, Larry Hernández and Roberto Tapia have joined the stellar lineup of speakers for Billboard's Regional Mexican Music Summit, taking place October 8 and 9 at the Hyatt Regency Century City in Los Angeles. The thr ...

  12. Sinaloa 21 Releases Obama Corrido

    January 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Just in time for Inauguration Day, a corrido has come out that's fit for a president. Independent singer-songwriter Juan Carlos Sanchez (stage name Sinaloa 21) has released "El Corrido de Barack Obama," a brass-heavy narrative song ...

  13. Latin Radio Briefs: Buitrago, 'Juan'

    January 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST -Gabriel Buitrago has been named national director of promotion for Universal Latino and Machete Music. He now oversees the labels' national promotion efforts and staff and reports directly to Universal Latino and Machete president Walter Kol ...

  14. EMI Music Mexico Names GM

    November 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Camilo Lara was most recently A&R/Mktg VP at EMM. Camilo Lara has been promoted to GM for EMI Music Mexico. Lara was most recently VP of A&R and marketing for the label. He will report to Marco Bissi, CEO for EMI Music Latin America an ...

  15. Latin Singer Sánchez Dead At 19

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Adán Chalino Sánchez, one of the most promising young regional Mexican acts, died yesterday (March 28) from injuries sustained in a car crash the previous evening. He was 19. Adán Chalino Sánchez, one of the most promising young ...