Mexico

  1. Members of Latin Group Kombo Kolombia Feared Amongst Dead Discovered in Northern Mexico

    January 28, 2013 4:08 PM EST At least eight bodies have been pulled from a well in northern Mexico, near the site where 20 people went missing late last week, including 16 members of a Colombian-style band, a state forensic official said today. The official said the Nuevo Leo ...

  2. Mexican Doc 'Hecho en Mexico' to Feature Music By Cafe Tacvba, Alejandro Fernandez, Others

    November 07, 2012 4:15 PM EST "Hecho en México," a documentary that explores the soul, psyche and the current socio-economic state of Mexico with the music of diverse Mexican artists, interviews and intimate footage of the country's lesser-known landscapes, will ...

  3. En Breve: Telivisa's New Launch,

    July 26, 2012 5:40 PM EDT Televisa Launches Production Firm Mexican media giant Televisa is launching Televisa USA, a U.S.-based production company set to create English-language content for American TV. The venture follows in the footsteps of Pantelion Films, launched in ...

  4. Mexican City Bans Los Tigres del Norte for Performing Narcocorridos

    March 13, 2012 9:07 AM EDT The capital of Mexico's Chihuahua state has indefinitely banned the famous norteno group Los Tigres del Norte from playing in the city after the band sang ballads glorifying drug traffickers during a weekend concert. There have been other att ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Backbeat: Tierra Cali Gets Early Christmas Gift--Two Gold Albums

    December 09, 2011 12:00 PM EST Humberto "El Ron" Plancarte , lead singer and songwriter for Regional Mexican group Tierra Cali, made a pre-Christmas Miami stop to pick up two Gold albums for RIAA certified shipment of 50,000 copies. One was for "Maldito Amor,&quo ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Three More Albums In The Works For Tween Novela

    September 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Mexican tween telenovela “Atrévete a Soñar,” whose cast album was No. 1 in Mexico at press time and has hovered at or near the top of the Amprofon sales charts since April, will spawn several new releases. Universal Mexico will release the second ...

  9. SESAC Latina Promotes Cheng

    August 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT J.J. Cheng has been promoted to associate VP of SESAC Latina, the performing rights society announced. She was previously senior director of the organization, which she joined in 2002. SESAC Latina's signings in recent years include Claudia B ...

  10. iTunes Opens Shop In Mexico

    August 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple has finally brought the iTunes Store music service to Mexico. The service contains the same music, video and apps available in 77 other countries, at similar pricing. Most tracks will cost 12 pesos (about 91 cents), albums 120 pesos (about $ ...

  11. Univision Wins Case Barring Televisa Online Shows

    July 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A judge Friday barred Mexican TV program producer Televisa from making its shows available in the U.S. over the Internet because of an exclusive distribution deal it has with the country's top Spanish-language broadcaster, Univision. U.S. Dis ...

  12. Alejandro Fernandez Show Draws 150,000 Fans

    June 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Authorities estimate some 150,000 fans showed up for singer Alejandro Fernández's "Jalisco en Vivo" show in his hometown of Guadalajara, Mexico on June 27. The free show was the second of two staged by Fernández - who is tourism amb ...

  13. Conjunto Atardecer Drummer Killed

    March 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Roberto Villa, drummer of regional Mexican group Conjunto Atardecer, was killed in an attack by armed commandos that left four other people dead. He was 24 years old and an original member of Atardecer, a duranguense group that, since its creation ...

  14. Mexican Tycoon Sets Eyes On Circuit City

    November 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mexican retail and media tycoon Ricardo Salinas Pliego owns 28 percent of Circuit City and could buy more of the troubled U.S. electronics chain, a Salinas spokesman said on Tuesday. "Up to date, Mr. Salinas has purchased just under 28 percen ...

  15. TV Azteca's Profit Up 12% On Olympics

    October 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mexican broadcaster TV Azteca said Thursday that third-quarter net income rose 12% on increased sales generated from coverage of the Olympic Games. Mexico's No. 2 network reported a net profit of 492 million pesos ($45 million), up from 447 m ...

  16. Televisa Launches Video Portal

    September 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT TV viewers who enjoy the vicarious thrill of torrid romances, family feuds and scandalous business deals can now relive 50 years of Mexico's famous soap operas. Televisa CEO Emilio Azcarraga Jean says the Mexican media giant is posting 600,00 ...

  17. Noiselab, Beon.com Partner For MP3 Store

    June 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In a pioneering move for a market plagued by piracy, Mexican indie label Noiselab and music downloading/streaming Web site Beon.com have partnered to create a legal MP3 store . Since a testing phase began in April, Beon.com's MP3 offerings ha ...

  18. Elizalde Gunned Down In Mexico

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Regional Mexican singer Valentin Elizalde was shot dead in the early morning of Saturday (Nov. 25) in Reynosa, Mexico. He was 27. Regional Mexican singer Valentin Elizalde was shot dead in the early morning of Saturday (Nov. 25) in Reynosa, Mexico ...

  19. Warner Music, Televisa Form Mobile Pact

    November 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST WMI mastertones to be available via Esmas.com. Warner Music International has pacted with Televisa to make Warner Music mastertones available to mobile customers in Mexico through Televisa's online portal, Esmas.com. The service launches with ...

  20. Steckel Named CEO Of Azteca America TV

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mexican broadcaster TV Azteca has named Adrian Steckel president/CEO of its U.S. Spanish-language broadcasting network Azteca America. MEXICO CITY (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Mexican broadcaster TV Azteca has named Adrian Steckel president/CEO of ...

  21. TV Azteca Pursues Slander Case

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In the latest chapter of a long-standing legal dispute between two Mexican broadcasters, TV Azteca has pressed criminal charges against Canal 40 legal counsel Javier Quijano for alleged slander. MEXICO CITY (The Hollywood Reporter) -- In the lates ...

  22. Mexican Gov't Fines Azteca

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Mexico's securities regulator has slapped broadcaster TV Azteca and two of its top executives with fines totaling $2.3 million for committing fraud in a complex debt-refinancing deal at its mobile tel MEXICO CITY (The Hollywood Reporter) -- M ...

  23. SEC Charges TV Azteca With Fraud

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Jan. 4 charged Mexican broadcaster TV Azteca and its chairman, Ricardo Salinas Pliego, with fraud, saying he swindled $109 million by conducting business NEW YORK (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The U.S. ...