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  1. Madonna Adds Buenos Aires Show Amid Sellouts

    September 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Following three sellouts of Madonna's "Sticky & Sweet" concerts at Buenos Aires' River Plate stadium, promoters Live Nation and Time 4 Fun have added a fourth show at the Argentine capital's venue. The Dec. 3 date, ann ...

  2. Live Nation Moves Into Latin America

    August 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has made a major foray into South America in cutting a five-year exclusive distribution deal with CIE and T4F (Time For Fun), giving LN a huge presence in Brazil and Mexico. CIE is the third largest concert promoter in the world, accor ...

  3. Latin Superstars Highlight Poverty Benefit

    May 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A lineup of Latin mega-stars including Shakira, Ricky Martin, Juan Luis Guerra, Alejandro Sanz, Miguel Bose and Los Tigres del Norte performed simultaneously on stages in Buenos Aires and Mexico City on Saturday, raising awareness for the needs of ...

  4. Latin Stars Set For Charity Concerts

    May 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT When 25 top Latin acts take the stage on May 17 in support of philanthropic organization ALAS, they will be bolstered by a financial commitment of more than $200 million from Mexican millionaire Carlos Slim Helú and philanthropist Howard Buffett. ...

  5. Latin Stars Sign On For Free Concerts

    April 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Shakira, Juanes, Maná and Juan Luis Guerra are part of an all-star lineup of Latin acts set to perform free concerts May 17 on behalf of impoverished children in Latin America. The ALAS (América Latina en Acción Solidaria) organization is putting ...

  6. Fabulosos Cadillacs Plan Album, Tour

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A rumor began to circulate throughout Buenos Aires on Friday (April 4): the Fabulosos Cadillacs are getting back together. The band that became famous in Argentina in the late eighties and who propelled Latin rock into the international spotlight ...

  7. K-Paz Tops Latin Albums Chart In Debut

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST K-Paz de la Sierra's "En Vivo Desde El Auditorio Nacional" debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart this week. The Disa release is the second K-Paz title to top the chart since the December murder of lead singer Se ...

  8. Warped Tour Adds Latin Flair

    February 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Latin acts are getting the Warped Tour stamp of approval this year, with Spain's indie electro-popsters The Pinker Tones booked for the whole U.S. tour, plans underway for a Mexican installment of the Warped Tour and a special South by Southw ...

  9. Venegas To Unplug

    February 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Singer-songwriter Julieta Venegas will be MTV Latin America's next artist to record an "Unplugged" TV special and CD/DVD. Venegas' concert, to be taped in March in Mexico City, will air in June of this year on MTV Latin America ...

  10. Portishead, Johnson, Waters To Headline Coachella

    January 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jack Johnson and former Pink Floyd principal Roger Waters will headline the 2008 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 25-27 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Also near the top of the bill are the Verve, Kraftwerk, Death ...

  11. Univision to Premiere Animated Series

    January 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Univision will premiere the first ever prime-time Spanish-language animated series on Sunday, Jan .20, with the debut of El Chavo Del 8 (The Kid from #8). The half hour show, which will premiere with a one-hour episode at 7 p.m. Eastern and Pacifi ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Disa Preps Live K-Paz Release

    December 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Disa Records will release "K-Paz En Vivo Desde El Auditorio Nacional" Feb. 19. The live CD will be packaged with video of one of the duranguense group's Sept. 2007 concerts at the Mexico City venue. The live album features duets wit ...

  14. Brazeros Musical Keyboardist Dies

    December 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Juan Filiberto Valdez Aguirre, keyboardist for the Disa Records act Brazeros Musical de Durango, died Monday after being hit by a pickup truck on the Mexico City-Queretaro highway. He was 28. The group had been preparing for a promotional tour in ...

  15. K-Paz De La Sierra Singer Gomez Murdered

    December 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST Sergio Gómez, lead singer of the duranguense band K-Paz de la Sierra, was kidnapped and later executed Sunday morning (Dec. 2) in Mexico's Michoacán state. He was 34. Accompanied by Victor Hugo Sánchez and Javier Rivera, K-Paz' Mexico- a ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. The Police Win Big At Billboard Touring Awards

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Police reunion tour was the big winner at the fourth annual Billboard Touring Awards, held tonight (Nov. 15) at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. The global trek by the Police, produced by TNA International, took home awards for top tour and to ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Police, Timberlake Among Billboard Touring Award Finalists

    October 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Police, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Kenny Chesney, and Genesis are among the finalists for the 2007 Billboard Touring Awards. The Awards, which will be presented on Nov. 15, honor the industry's top artists, venues and professi ...

  20. Mana, Camila, Belinda, Avril Win Big At Premios MTV

    October 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With two awards each, Mexican rockers Maná, pop trio Camila, teen diva Belinda and Canadian pop rocker Avril Lavigne were the big winners at the Premios MTV Latin America 2007. Now in its sixth year, the awards took place Oct. 18 in Mexico City� ...

  21. Big Screen Concert Debut For Spain's Heroes

    October 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Some 14,000 fans of Heroes del Silencio will by the weekend have seen the group "live" in concert, via cinema screens hundreds of miles away in a soccer stadium in the legendary Spanish rock band's home city of Zaragoza, northern Sp ...

  22. Hispanic Women Power 25

    October 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In selecting the 25 Hispanic Women in Entertainment, The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard focused exclusively on behind-the-scenes players within the film, TV and music industries and only included performers who are also active as producers, writ ...

  23. Mexico's Somexfon Shuts Down Digital Jukeboxes

    October 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As part of a continued push to combat piracy at different levels, Mexico's Society of Video, Multimedia and Phonogram Producers (Somexfon), has seized 15 digital jukeboxes in Mexico City and Jalisco. Over the past few months, Somexfon has ask ...

  24. AEG Live Opens Minneapolis Office

    September 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT AEG Live, the concert promotion arm of Los Angeles-based AEG, has announced the opening of a new regional office in Minneapolis, to be headed by former OCESA Presents senior talent buyer Brad Saks. He reports directly to Larry Vallon, senior VP of ...

  25. Belinda Leads Premios MTV Latin America Nods

    September 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With five nominations including best pop artist, best solo artist and artist of the year, Mexican pop star Belinda leads the list of nominees announced today for this year's Premios MTV Latin America . Spain's Alejandro Sanz and Argentin ...

  26. Mexican Authorities Target Illegal Jukeboxes

    August 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Jukeboxes have become a new target for anti-piracy efforts in Mexico. On August 21, Mexican authorities executed raids on four outlets in Mexico City and seized 12 illegal jukeboxes containing 17,000 unauthorized music tracks. The raids, executed ...

  27. The Cure Postpones Fall North American Tour

    August 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Having already pushed back the release of its next album from fall until spring 2008, the Cure has now scrapped its planned fall North American tour as well. The dates will be made up in April and May of next year, according to a post on the band& ...

  28. MTVLA, Smirnoff Team For Band Contest

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MTV Latin America and Smirnoff are partnering for a pan-regional talent competition in which the best unsigned musical act wins a recording contract and a music fan wins a trip to Smirnoff-sponsored nightlife events around the world. As part of th ...

  29. MTVLA Awards Return to Mexico City

    July 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Los Premios MTV Latin America will return to Mexico City for a second year, with the awards show scheduled for Oct. 18 at the Palacio de los Deportes. Avril Lavigne and Mexican rock group Café Tacuba are scheduled to perform on the show, which mov ...

  30. Soda Stereo Announces Reunion Tour

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Celebrated Argentine rock trio Soda Stereo announced a reunion tour that will hit Latin America and the United States this fall. Rumors of a Soda Stereo reunion have been gaining momentum in the last few months, but the band, which split in 1997, ...

  31. MTV Latin America Relocates Teams

    June 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As part of a regional localization strategy, MTV Networks Latin America will decentralize its programming and production operations from Miami to local teams in Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo and Mexico City. The move puts Jose Tillan, currently senior V ...

  32. Shakira Breaks Records In Mexico

    May 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Shakira set a new attendance record at Mexico City's Zócalo, with an estimated 210,000 people showing up for a free concert held there on May 26. It has become traditional for artists touring Mexico to perform free shows at the city's Zó ...

  33. Raids Seize 200,000 CDRs

    May 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mexican authorities and IFPI officials conducted two major anti-piracy raids, May 8 and May 12, which resulted in the seizure of more than 8 million CD covers, hundreds of burners and 200,000 CDRs. Approximately 300 police units and 15 prosecutors ...

  34. MVS Radio Links With WhiteBlox

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mexico City-based MVS Radio, which operates 54 EXA FM pop stations in Latin America and the U.S., is partnering with Internet TV provider WhiteBlox to broadcast online starting this month. Through the exafm.com portal, Houston-based WhiteBlox will ...

  35. Spanish Heroes Reunite For Tour

    February 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Spain's most successful rock act, Heroes del Silencio, is to reunite for a 10-date tour of the United States, Latin America and Spain. Heroes del Silencio, which disbanded in 1996 after a twelve-year career, sold an estimated 5 million-plus u ...

  36. Mexican TV Veteran Velasco Dies

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Raul Velasco, the legendary host of Mexican TV show "Siempre En Domingo" and champion of countless artists, died Sunday (Nov. 26) in his home in Mexico City. He was 73 years old. Raul Velasco, the legendary host of Mexican TV show " ...

  37. Univision Completes Disa Acquisition

    November 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Purchases remaining 50% of company. As expected , Univision Communications Inc. has purchased the remaining 50% of Mexico-based Disa Records and Edimonsa Publishing. Univision purchased 50% of Disa from the Chávez family of Monterrey, Mexico, in J ...

  38. IFPI Raids Mexico City Market

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT ,000 CDRs, 936 CDR/DVD burners seized. As part of its continued anti-piracy actions in Latin America, the IFPI's Mexican division, Apdif, in conjunction with Mexican law enforcement, executed search warrants in several locations inside Tep ...

  39. Panda Wins Big At MTV Latin Video Awards

    October 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Colombian diva Shakira donned a flowing red and black dress for a mariachi trumpet-backed performance that got thousands of fans on their feet to open the MTV Video Music Awards Latin America, Thursda Colombian diva Shakira donned a flowing red an ...

  40. Madonna Tops Finalists For Billboard Touring Awards

    October 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Madonna leads the field for the 2006 Billboard Touring Awards with mentions in four categories, including top tour and top draw, respectively award the top-grossing and top ticket-selling tour. The ot Madonna leads the field for the 2006 Billboard ...

  41. Molotov To Host Los Premios MTV

    September 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Event slated for Oct. 19 in Mexico City. Mexican rock band Molotov and "Nacho Libre" actress Ana de la Reguera will host Los Premios MTV Latinoamerica Oct. 19. Robbie Williams, Mexican electronic act Belanova, Nelly Furtado, Evanescence ...

  42. Madonna Takes Home Highest '06 Gross

    August 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rings up eight sellouts at Wembley Arena in August. Madonna has notched Billboard Boxscore's highest gross of 2006, ringing up eight sellouts at Wembley Arena in August, despite talk in the British press earlier this year that fans were balki ...

  43. Sony BMG Mexico Reveals Management Changes

    July 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Names managing director, senior VP. Sony BMG has revealed management changes in its Mexican operation. Miguel Trujillo, who was most recently running the label's West Coast operation, has been appointed managing director in Mexico. Trujillo, ...

  44. MTV Brings Latin Awards To Mexico

    July 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT MTV will hold its annual Latin American music awards show in Mexico City this year, marking the first time the event has come to the region. MTV will hold its annual Latin American music awards show in Mexico City this year, marking the first time ...

  45. Universal Mexico Names Senior VP

    June 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Robert Lear to assume role. Robert Lear has been named senior VP of A&R and marketing for Universal Music Mexico. Lear reports to Victor Gonzalez, president of Universal Music Mexico and Central America, and will be based in Mexico City, Mexic ...

  46. Uni Mexico & Central America Names Chief

    June 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gonzalez previously MD of South Cone. Victor Gonzalez has been named president of Universal Music Mexico & Central America, and Manuel Peña has been named as managing director of South Cone (Argentina, Chile and Uruguay). Gonzalez is based in ...

  47. Luis Miguel Breaks Records In Mexico

    April 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Set biggest gross in history of Mexico. Luis Miguel’s 30-show engagement at Auditorio Nacional Jan. 18-Feb. 27 grossed $19.3 million and drew 267,528 fans, believed to be the biggest gross in the history of Mexico and certainly one of the top indo ...

  48. Latin Notas

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As part of its ongoing outreach throughout Latin America, the Latin Grammy Awards goes to Mexico City to give out its first President's Award. Read Leila Cobo's column. As part of its ongoing outreach throughout Latin America, the Latin ...

  49. Latin Notas

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As part of its ongoing outreach throughout Latin America, the Latin Grammy Awards goes to Mexico City to give out its first President's Award. Read Leila Cobo's column. As part of its ongoing outreach throughout Latin America, the Latin ...

  50. Latin 'American Idol' To Begin Auditions

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Auditions begin in Mexico City, April 22 - 23. Auditions begin in Mexico City, April 22 - 23. News ...

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