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  1. Ultra Music Festival Security Guard Trampled, In 'Critical' Condition (Report)

    March 29, 2014 6:50 PM EDT -year old security guard Erica Mack is in "extremely critical" condition at Miami's Jackson Memorial hospital after being trampled by unruly gate crashers at Ultra Music Festival last night (March 28). According to the Miami Heral ...

  2. Ultra Music Fest May Be Two Weekends in 2014, Organizers Say

    March 30, 2013 11:53 AM EDT Despite only announcing one weekend at the close of a YouTube broadcast on Sunday night, the Ultra Music Festival may indeed be a doubleheader again in 2014, organizers told Billboard.biz. "The 16th Annual Ultra Music Festival will take ...

  3. Ultra Music Co-Founder to Debut UR1 Festival During Miami's Art Basel 2012

    May 15, 2012 11:00 AM EDT UR1 Music Festival is going to try to shake up the concept of what a festival can be when it debuts this December 8-9 in Miami. The brain child of Alex Omes and Emi Guerra of GO BIG Productions, the two-day music and arts festival will coincide wi ...

  4. Billboard Latin Music Awards Score Highest Ratings in 14-Year History

    April 30, 2012 10:12 AM EDT Averaging more than 2.4 million viewers, Telemundo experienced its highest-rated telecast in its 14-year history of broadcasting the Billboard Latin Music Awards, which aired live from Miami on Thursday (April 26), the network has announced. Hoste ...

  5. Ultra Music Fest 2012: 10 Things Seen & Heard Friday

    March 25, 2012 5:30 PM EDT After six years having the Ultra Music Festival at the larger-capacity Bicentennial Park, construction at that site sent the annual party back at its original downtown Miami home, Bayfront Park, this year. But thanks to some reconfiguring and reco ...

  6. Emilio Estefan, Jose Valle Confirmed for Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards, April 23-26 In Miami

    February 09, 2012 3:32 PM EST Entertainment mogul Emilio Estefan, Univision Radio President José Valle and Target VP of entertainment John Butcher are among the top executives already confirmed as speakers for the 2012 Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards, presented b ...

  7. Ne-Yo, Cee Lo, Gym Class Heroes, More to Headline Revamped Orange Drive Miami Beach Music Fest

    December 12, 2011 6:05 PM EST With eyes set on making Miami Beach an essential New Year's party destination, New York-based Union Square Agency and Miami's Orange Bowl Committee have partnered to produce the 2nd annual Orange Drive Miami Beach Music Festival. The fes ...

  8. Backbeat: First-Ever Rola Music Fest Brings 30 Latin Acts To Miami: Oscar D'Leon, Diego Torres, Julieta Venegas, More

    November 22, 2011 6:47 AM EST It was one genre and different countries for every night. Venezuela's Oscar D'Leon represented salsa. (Photo: Sergio Alvarez/Imagine Entertainment Group) Miami hosted the first-ever Rola Music Fest, a three-day music festival that brough ...

  9. Sony U.S. Latin Partners with Volvo Ocean Race

    November 07, 2011 5:00 PM EST Volvo Ocean Race, an extreme global sailing race that takes contestants around the world, will partner with Sony Music Entertainment U.S. Latin for its only U.S. stop. It's planned to take place in Miami in May. Sony will produce four major e ...

  10. Pitbull to Headline Inaugural Latin Music Race

    October 13, 2011 4:52 PM EDT Pitbull will be the headliner of the inaugural Dodge Latin Music Miami Beach Half Marathon, taking place Dec. 11. The Miami stop is part of the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon series, which takes place both in the U.S. and abroad. The ongoing ser ...

  11. SBS Flips Miami Regional Mexican Station La Raza 106.3 FM to Colombian Music

    May 06, 2011 1:24 PM EDT SBS Entertainment has flipped its regional Mexican station in Miami-La Raza 106.3 FM-to a tropical format geared toward Colombian listeners and fans of Colombian music. The new WRAZ-Cima programs mostly cumbia and vallenato, eminently Colombian ge ...

  12. Marc Anthony, Fergie, Enrique Iglesias To Play Miami Dolphins Home Opener

    August 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT In what looks like the NFL's latest bid to attract Latino audiences, Marc Anthony, Fergie and Enrique Iglesias will perform at the Miami Dolphins' home opener against the New York Jets on Sept. 26 to mark Hispanic Heritage Month. Telemun ...

  13. VIDEO: Marc Anthony @Billboard Latin Music Conf.

    May 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Marc Anthony sits with Billboard's Leila Cobo at last week's Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards to discuss his music, his family, the Miami Dolphins and much more. WATCH: Billboard Staff News Marc Anthony , Leila Cobo ...

  14. Op-Ed: A Cultural Gateway

    March 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST Latin music is currently enjoying a greater level of popularity in the United States than at any other time in its long history. Spanish radio has become a leading format in major markets like Los Angeles, New York, Miami and Houston, while growin ...

  15. Market Profile: Miami-Ft. Lauderdale

    February 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST About 120,000 people will descend on Miami for Super Bowl XLIV. It’s the 10th time the iconic sports event has been played here, more than any other city. Just in time for the Super Bowl and yesterday’s Pro Bowl, Dolphin Stadium, located in Miami- ...

  16. Caliente! Music Festival Heads To Miami

    October 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Caliente!, the Latin music festival that is staged every year in Zurich, will celebrate its 15th anniversary with a Miami edition Nov. 21. The fest will take place at the AmericanAirlines arena and will feature performances by Colombia's Grup ...

  17. Layoffs Impact Miami's William Morris Endeavor Office

    September 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Nearly five months after the William Morris-Endeavor merger was announced, sources say the agency has let go several agents in its Miami office, including Latin music agent Jeremy Norkin. William Morris Endeavor Entertainment VP/head of Latin musi ...

  18. New Music Festival To Launch In Miami

    August 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The city of Miami will launch a music festival designed to promote and expose new and developing acts. The first "Miami Music Festival" will take place Dec. 10-12 in different clubs and venues in the city's Brickell and downtown are ...

  19. Florida A.G. Files Suit Against Arbitron

    July 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Arbitron's problems with the rollout of its portable people meter service just won't go away. The Florida Attorney General Tuesday (July 14) filed suit against Arbitron in an attempt to prevent the ratings company from releasing its port ...

  20. Univision Radio, Smirnoff Ice Back Latin Shows

    May 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Univision Radio has launched a partnership with Smirnoff Ice to produce and promote a series of summer concert events aimed at the Latin marketplace. The concert events, called Fiestas Chulas, are part of a national Smirnoff Ice promotion and will ...

  21. Jimmy Buffett Teams With Miami Dolphins

    May 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jimmy Buffett has accepted a business role with new Miami Dolphins owner and longtime friend Stephen Ross. The team was mum Friday on details, despite reports that Dolphin Stadium might be renamed "Landshark Stadium" for at least one sea ...

  22. 'Hola Miami' To Debut On Romance 106.7

    April 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After more than a month's hiatus following the departure of morning show host Javier Ceriani and his show "Zona Cero," SBS Miami pop station Romance 106.7 (WRMA) has finally announced a new morning drive show. "Hola Miami" ...

  23. Honda Partners With Telemundo For Sweeps

    February 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST Telemundo is teaming up with Honda for a sweepstakes promotion for the latter’s 2009 Civic dangling the chance to go behind the scenes of its show Descontrol for a live performance by reggaeton duo Alexis & Fido in Miami. The promo, which laun ...

  24. Touring Briefs: Global Spectrum, AEG Live, RazorGator

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT -- Philadelphia-based arena management firm Global Spectrum, a division of Comcast-Spectacor, will assume the operations and management contract for Oshawa, Ontario's General Motors Centre , effective June 30. Global Spectrum has appointed Vi ...

  25. Sony BMG Norte Preps For Move

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The offices of Sony BMG Norte/Day 1, a staple on Miami Beach's Lincoln Road, will soon have new digs. Come this fall, all the label's Miami operations, as well as those of its talent development company, Day 1, will occupy newly-renovate ...

  26. Groove Armada, Bacardi Toast New Partnership

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Groove Armada and Bacardi have struck a partnership which will see the British electronic act issue their forthcoming releases through the drinks brand and partner on its international music events throughout 2008. As part of the one-year deal wit ...

  27. Billboard Latin Confab Rates Highly In Zogby Poll

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST A poll on Miami conducted by international polling company Zogby found that the Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards was one of the two best-known events in the city. The national poll, which was conducted in January and included over 7,0 ...

  28. Miami's Carnival Center To Be Renamed

    January 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Miami's Carnival Center for the Performing Arts will be renamed the Adrienne Arscht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County. The name change follows a $30 million dollar donation from Arscht, a business leader and philanthropist. ...

  29. Martin To Open Fillmore Miami

    August 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Puerto Rican superstar Ricky Martin will be the inaugural act to play at the new Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater. Martin, who is in the midst of his "Black & White" international tour, brings his show back to Miami ...

  30. WMGE/Miami Has A New PD

    July 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rogelio Alfonso has been named PD of Clear Channel Radio's Latin rhythm WMGE (Mega)/Miami. He replaces Frank Walsh, who exited the station in April. Alfonso previously programmed SBS's pop WRMA (Romance)/Miami and served as MD for the co ...

  31. Live Nation Expands Fillmore To Miami

    June 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The 2,700-capacity Jackie Gleason Theatre in Miami is the latest venue to join Live Nation's rejuvenated Fillmore brand. Live Nation has finalized a 10-year pact (with a five-year extension) with the Miami Beach City Commission, to operate, m ...

  32. Jacobsen Rises At Live Nation

    January 25, 2007 12:00 AM EST Neil Jacobsen of Live Nation's Philadelphia office has been promoted to the newly-created position of president of Live Nation Miami. In Miami, Jacobsen will oversee all of the company's concert booking, marketing and promotion in the st ...

  33. Latin Recording Academy Restructures

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Latin Recording Academy has restructured positions within its Miami and Los Angeles offices, effective immediately. Aida Scorza has been promoted to VP of awards. She was previously senior director of awards. Luis Dousdebes, former senior dire ...

  34. Live Nation To Negotiate For Gleason Theater

    October 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Would pay $1 million in annual rent for 15 years. Live Nation may take over Miami Beach, Fla.'s Jackie Gleason Theater, once the home of the annual Billboard Latin Music Awards. On Oct. 18, the Miami Beach City Commission voted to negotiate a ...

  35. Soraya Services Set

    May 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT To be held 6:30 PM Friday (May 12) in Miami. To be held 6:30 PM Friday (May 12) in Miami. News ...

  36. Virgin To Close Three Stores

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT South Miami, Dallas, Boston locations scheduled to shutter. The Virgin Entertainment Group is shuttering three of its U.S. stores in South Miami, Dallas, both which will be closed this summer, and Boston, which is scheduled to shutter June 2007. V ...

  37. Pirate Radio Station Continues Assault In Miami

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Authorities search for those involved. Da Streetz, a pirate hip-hop station based in Miami, has created interference on two frequencies used to communicate with air traffic controllers, but so far, FCC, FAA and Florida Department of Law Enforcemen ...

  38. Starbucks To Unveil New Hear Music Coffeehouses

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST New outlets located in San Antonio, Miami. New outlets located in San Antonio, Miami. News ...

  39. Hurricane Rita Shutters Miami Shows

    September 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Final MAC concert cancelled. The threat of Hurricane Rita, set to hit South Florida on Sept. 20, has already led to the cancellation of several live performances in the Miami area, including the Sept. 19 MAC concert at the AmericanAirlines Arena. ...

  40. Sandoval, Perez Host Katrina Benefit

    September 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Miami Dade musicians and producers are joining forces for a massive concert to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina. The Miami Dade County Relief Concert will take place Sunday, Sept. 25 at the Americ Miami Dade musicians and producers are joining ...

  41. Peluso To Exit EMI CMG

    September 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Miami Dade musicians and producers are joining forces for a massive concert to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina. The Miami Dade County Relief Concert will take place Sunday, Sept. 25 at the Americ EMI CMG Distribution president Rich Peluso is ...

  42. MTV Latin Names Distribution VP

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Paes de Barros will be based in Miami. Former senior director of distribution Alvaro Paes de Barros has been promoted to VP of the division for MTV Networks Latin America. Based in Miami, he will oversee traditional distribution and the company� ...

  43. Lideres Buys Stake In Llord's Ole

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Lideres Entertainment, the U.S. affiliate of Venezuela's Lideres Entertainment Group, has acquired a majority stake in Ole Music, the Miami-based indie label founded by former Sony Discos head Oscar L MIAMI -- Lideres Entertainment, the U.S. ...

  44. Lideres Buys Stake In Llord's Ole

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Lideres Entertainment, the U.S. affiliate of Venezuela's Lideres Entertainment Group, has acquired a majority stake in Ole Music, the Miami-based indie label founded by former Sony Discos head Oscar L Lideres Entertainment, the U.S. affiliate ...

  45. Beat Box

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sunshine and a hot new anthem prevailed at the Winter Music Conference and M3 Summit in Miami Beach. Read Michael Paoletta's column. Sunshine and a hot new anthem prevailed at the Winter Music Conference and M3 Summit in Miami Beach. Read Mic ...

  46. Solís Leads Billboard Latin Awards Finalists

    February 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Show set for April 28 in Miami. Show set for April 28 in Miami. News ...

  47. New York's Hit Factory Studio To Close

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Celebrated facility to live on in Miami. Celebrated facility to live on in Miami. News ...

  48. Alicia Unveils U.S. Tour Dates

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Diary Tour to begin Feb. 25 in Miami. Diary Tour to begin Feb. 25 in Miami. News ...

  49. Paulina Rubio To Host MTV Latin Awards

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Show set for Oct. 21 in Miami Beach. Show set for Oct. 21 in Miami Beach. News ...

  50. R&B/Hip-Hop Biz Contemplates Digital Future

    August 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Billboard confab ends today in Miami Beach. Billboard confab ends today in Miami Beach. News ...

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