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  1. Latin Recording Acadmey To Honor Tenor Placido Domingo

    September 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Tenor Placido Domingo will be honored as the 2010 Latin Recording academy Person of the Year at a tribute dinner and concert on Nov. 10 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas on the eve of the Latin Grammy Awards. Considered one of the ...

  2. Mexican Singer Roberto Cantoral Dies At 75

    August 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Mexican singer/songwriter Roberto Cantoral, author of some of the most beloved ballads in the Latin American songbook, was buried Aug. 8 in Mexico City. Cantoral, 75, who died Aug. 7 from a heart attack, penned an enormous roster of much-recorded ...

  3. Alejandro Fernandez Gets Grammy Spotlight

    August 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Mexican superstar Alejandro Fernandez will be the featured artist at the Recording Academy’s first international Latin Grammy Artists Revealed show, taking place Sept. 1 in Mexico City. This is only the third Grammy Artists Revealed show, and the ...

  4. Jonas Brothers Set Stadium Shows In Mexico

    June 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Jonas Brothers will visit Mexico for three stadium shows in October, Live Nation announced today. The trio, accompanied by Demi Lovato and other co-stars from the "Camp Rock" movies, will hit Monterrey's Estadio Universitario Oc ...

  5. Mexican Rock Acts Headline Concert To Protest Arizona Law

    May 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Mexican rock acts Molotov, Jaguares and Maldita Vecindad played a protest concert in Mexico City on Sunday to express opposition to Arizona's controversial new immigration enforcement law. According to published reports, the "Prepa Si Yo ...

  6. Clouds In The Forecast For Latin Alternative Conference

    May 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT This year’s Latin Alternative Music Conference, taking place July 6 –10 at New York City’s Roosevelt Hotel, will feature panels on cloud streaming and film and TV placements, among other topics. Those include “The Future of Digital Music; Sobre La ...

  7. European Acts Dominate Premios Dial Latin Gala

    February 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST More artists performed live at the Premios Cadena Dial Latin music gala award ceremony than ever before this year - but only two of them were from Latin America. Despite this, the Spanish language gala was broadcast live or delayed on 1,090 radio ...

  8. Luis Miguel Signs Global Touring Deal With Live Nation

    February 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Sources confirm that Luis Miguel's exclusive global touring deal with Live Nation Entertainment - the first that the company has reached with a Latin artist, not including Shakira's multi-rights deal - will cover at least 100 concerts be ...

  9. The Billboard Q&A: The Windish Agency's Tom Windish

    January 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST At a time when many boutique booking agencies have folded their operations into those of larger, acquisitive rivals, Tom Windish has been intent on forging his own path. Windish opened the Windish Agency in 2004 following a seven-year stint as an ...

  10. Alejandro Sanz To Open Tour With 4 Mexico City Dates

    January 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST In the wake of the fall release of his album "Paraiso Express," Spaniard Alejandro Sanz will kick off his "Tour Paraíso" Feb. 23 with four concerts at Mexico City's Auditorio Nacional. Sanz will then play Guadalajara and M ...

  11. Grammy Winner Ayala Detained On Suspected Cartel Ties

    December 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST A Latin Grammy winner rounded up during a raid on a Mexican drug cartel's Christmas party last week is being held on suspicion of organized crime ties, his attorney said. Ramon Ayala, a Texas-based norteno singer, could face charges of organi ...

  12. Goliath Festival Looks To Draw 50K Attendees In First Year

    November 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST Some of Mexican alternative music's top acts are scheduled to join the Black Eyed Peas Dec. 5 at Goliath Festival, a new massive event at Alameda Poniente park in Mexico City. Sponsored by Nextel and Trident, the 14-hour event joins dozens of ...

  13. Los Tigres Del Norte Cancellation Causes Stir

    October 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Los Tigres del Norte aren't performing at tonight's (Oct. 28) Lunas awards at Mexico City's Auditorio Nacional-- either because of official censorship or because of a creative disagreement with the event producers, depending on who ...

  14. Robbie Williams Concert Breaks Record

    October 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Robbie Williams rocked his way into the record books and gave BBC Worldwide the boast of being the distributor of a history maker. The singer's BBC Electric Proms performance -- broadcast to more than 250 cinemas across 23 countries by BBC Wo ...

  15. Worlds Collide At Premios MTV Latinoamerica

    October 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Wisin & Yandel and Panda were the big winners at Thursday’s Premios MTV Latinoamerica, an event that highlighted the tricky balance of pleasing a pan-regional audience. The reggaeton duo took home “tongue” statuettes for artist and video of th ...

  16. Panda, Wisin And Yandel Winners At Los Premios MTV

    October 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Mexican rock bands and reggaeton artists were big winners at Los Premios TV in Los Angeles, where the political leanings of the host, Calle 13's Residente, also had some time in the spotlight. Host Nelly Furtado opened the show Thursday with ...

  17. Madonna, U2, AC/DC Among '09 Billboard Touring Awards Finalists

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Madonna, U2 and AC/DC are among the top tours, venues and companies recognized as finalists for the 2009 Billboard Touring Awards , which will be handed out at a special reception in New York on Nov. 5. The finalists for the Top Tour and Top Draw ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Spain's SGAE To Offer 7 Berklee Scholarships

    October 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Spanish collecting society SGAE is to issue seven scholarships to study at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass., as it prepares to open the first permanent Berklee center outside the U.S., in Valencia, on Spain's south-ea ...

  20. Latin Briefs: Berklee, Telehit, Regional Mexican Radio

    September 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -Berklee College of Music and Spanish composers' society SGAE will hold a televised singer-songwriter competition at Mexico City's Lunario auditorium Oct. 7. "Berklee Canta en Español" will feature six competitors (Berklee alum ...

  21. Snoop Dogg, Placebo Join MTV Latin America Lineup

    September 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Snoop Dogg and reality show star Kim Kardashian will be presenters at the 2009 Los Premios MTV Latin America awards. British rockers Placebo and pop duo Jesse & Joy have joined a line-up of performers that includes Wisin & Yandel, P ...

  22. Latin Briefs: Fonseca, Microsoft, Andrea Bocelli, Sears

    September 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -Colombian artist Fonseca will release his "Gratitud" album in Spain the first week of November. The release will be distributed by EMI but marketed by Fonseca's management team at 10 Music. -Mexican rock band Moderatto will partner ...

  23. Sony Mexico 'Disappointed' By Police Raid

    September 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music says it is "surprised and disappointed" by a prosecutor's raid that seized thousands of discs from its Mexico City offices as part of a legal dispute with ranchera singer Alejandro Fernandez. Sony Music Entertainment Mexi ...

  24. Authorities Seize Alejandro Fernandez Recordings From Sony Music Mexico

    September 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The management office of Mexican singer Alejandro Fernández confirmed that Mexico’s Federal Public Ministry conducted a search of Sony Music’s Mexico offices and seized albums, master recordings and cover art of Fernández. The search and seizure w ...

  25. MTVNLA Opens Colombia Office

    August 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks Latin America has opened a new office in Bogota, Colombia. Headed by country manager Christian Prada, who formerly represented Televisa Networks in Colombia, the office will handle ad sales, affiliate sales and marketing for MTV, VH1, ...

  26. FV Live To Book, Promote Pop Acts

    July 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Oscar Flores, GM of Representaciones Artisticas Apodaca, and Kudai manager Pablo Vega have joined forces to form a new booking agency focused on pop acts. FV Live will initially have its offices in Mexico City but will eventually open an office in ...

  27. Latin Briefs: Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, MTV, 'Descarga'

    June 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT - Los Fabulosos Cadillacs have canceled their headlining performance at Central Park’s SummerStage July 11, to be replaced by Calle 13. According to a statement from Cadillacs management, the cancellation came as a result of having to reschedule t ...

  28. Latin Briefs: Germán Montero, Piracy Raids

    April 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -Up-and-coming regional Mexican star Germán Montero has signed with SESAC Latina. The young singer/songwriter, formerly a vocalist for La Arrolladora Banda El Limón, launched his solo career last year with his album “Pensando en Ti.” Two of Monter ...

  29. Cafe Tacvba Announce World Tour

    April 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Mexican rock legends Café Tacvba announced details of their 20th anniversary world tour today. The trek will take the Grammy and Latin Grammy winners to 20 cities in Central and South America, the U.S. and Europe. Also as part of the anniversary, ...

  30. Los Tigres del Norte, UCLA Team For Giant Archive

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT With the help of Los Tigres del Norte, UCLA is launching what it says is the world's largest digital archive of historic Mexican and Mexican-American recordings. The digitized archive, known as the Frontera Collection of Mexican and Mexican A ...

  31. Latin Briefs: Zepeda Bros., Mainstream Music

    March 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -The management company formerly known as Soundguich has changed its name to Zepeda Bros. Headed by Pako and Rafa Zepeda, the Mexico City company's roster has grown to include Maldita Vecindad, Maria Daniela y Su Sonido Lasser and Los Concord ...

  32. Spanish Icon Raphael Plans Trek

    March 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Spanish icon Raphael is preparing to kick off the North and South American leg of his 50th anniversary celebration tour with a show April 16 in Buenos Aires' Luna Park. Last year, Raphael released the album "Raphael 50 Años Después" ...

  33. Latin Briefs: Idol Winner, Diana Reyes, Rivera Tour

    January 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST - "Latin American Idol" Season 2 winner Carlos Peña is releasing his new single, "Desesperadamente," in the U.S. this week as he prepares to perform at an inaugural celebration for President-elect Barack Obama. The Guatemalan s ...

  34. Mexican Government Cracks Down On Radio Stations

    January 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Mexican government has punished 71 radio stations since 2001 for playing narcocorridos, according to an investigation by Mexico's Milenio newspaper. The country's office of Radio, Television and Cinematography has reportedly issued f ...

  35. Hispanic TV Landscape Could Shift In L.A. Trial

    January 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST In a trial that could change the landscape of Hispanic television in the U.S., broadcasting giant Univision Communications Inc. squares off Tuesday against the supplier of its popular telenovelas, Grupo Televisa SA. The courtroom battle, brewing s ...

  36. Los Fabulosos Cadillacs To Tour U.S. In April

    January 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Los Fabulosos Cadillacs will kick off their initial leg of U.S. tour dates April 3 at Chicago's Congress Theater, followed by an April 5 show at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom, Miami's American Airlines Arena April 8 and Los A ...

  37. Radiohead Snags Kraftwerk For Spring Shows

    January 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Radiohead has drafted legendary German electronica act Kraftwerk to support its spring tour of Latin America, which begins March 15-16 in Mexico City. Kraftwerk will also play headlining shows April 25-26 in Wolfsburg, Germany. However, the group& ...

  38. Latin Briefs: Vicente, La Quinta Estacion, Alanis in Latin America

    December 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST -Vicente Fernandez continues his reign at the top of Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart this week, with his live set "Primera Fila" up 3% in sales to 11,300 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. All albums in the top 10 gained in ...

  39. Mexico's Music Control Switches To BDS

    December 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Nielsen's radio monitoring system in Mexico, called Music Control (MC), is officially switching to data platformed in ENcore and BDS Express. MC clients will be given access to the new system as of the week of Jan. 12, 2009. Once the switch h ...

  40. Alejandro Fernandez Signs To Universal

    December 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mexican superstar Alejandro Fernández, who during his career has successfully married ranchera and pop music, has signed a new recording deal with Universal Music Latin Entertainment (UMLE). The deal, which had been negotiated for months, was fina ...

  41. Franco De Vita Books Anniversary Tour

    December 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Venezuelan singer/songwriter Franco De Vita is celebrating his 25th anniversary in the music business with a U.S. tour that kicks off March 5 at the Nokia Theater in New York City. De Vita's "Simplemente La Verdad" (Simply the Truth ...

  42. Madonna Postpones Concert In Buenos Aires

    December 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Madonna has postponed the first of four shows in Argentina. Representatives of River Plate Stadium say they have postponed the pop star's opening concert at the request of the production company. She will still perform as scheduled in Buenos ...

  43. Mexican Authorities Raid Nightclubs

    December 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST Nearly a dozen Mexico City nightclubs were raided by police last month, according to IFPI, for playing music without authorization from rights holders. Acting on tips from Mexican music licensing agency Somexfon, police and representatives of the ...

  44. Madonna Tour Grosses $91.5 Million In North America

    November 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Madonna wraps the North American leg of her Sticky & Sweet tour tonight in front of 50,000 people at Dolphin Stadium in Miami. The 28 dates in North America have grossed about $91.5 million and moved about 550,000 tickets, according to tour pr ...

  45. Britney, Justin To Play With Madonna In L.A.?

    November 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Madonna will get a lift from Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake at her show tonight (Nov. 6) at Los Angeles' Dodgers Stadium, according to KIIS-FM personality Ryan Seacrest. Spears and Timberlake have rarely been in the same place, much les ...

  46. Venegas Launches Multi-Artist Latin America Tour

    October 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The ninth "Rock en Ñ" Spanish-language tour of Latin American countries starts today (Oct. 30) with a concert by Mexican singer Julieta Venegas in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas. This year's annual tour to promote "rock en esp ...

  47. Bon Jovi, Springsteen, Police Lead Touring Award Finalists

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, and the Police are among the finalists for the 2008 Billboard Touring Awards, set for Nov. 20 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. All three of those tours are finalists for the Top Tour and Top ...

  48. Playa Limbo Affiliates With SESAC Latina

    October 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mexican pop quartet Playa Limbo has affiliated to SESAC Latina. The four band members, who also write their own songs, released their debut album "Canciones de Hotel" on Sony BMG last year. Singles "El Tiempo de Ti," "10 P ...

  49. Regional Mexican Summit: Q&A With Marco Antonio Solis

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A clown, a singer or a priest. Those were the careers that Marco Antonio Solis had in mind as a child growing up in Michoacan, Mexico, before becoming a superstar singer-songwriter. The normally press-shy Solis revealed his creative process and ap ...

  50. SGAE Gets ARTeria Pumping

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Spanish authors and publishers collecting society SGAE has opened its second cultural center outside Spain as part of its ARTeria project to promote and foment music and other cultural activities. ARTeria is a division of SGAE's promotion arm ...

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