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  1. Five Questions with Drew 'Rukes' Ressler, EDM's Favorite Photographer, During Miami Music Week (Q&A)

    March 21, 2013 6:21 PM EDT Drew "Rukes" Ressler has become one of the most well-known, prominent nightlife photographers to grace the dance music scene in the last decade. He's taken photos for nearly every major DJ around the world, as well as for many of ...

  2. Backbeat: Junior Sanchez, Windish, CAA, More at Red Light's A-List Ultra Party

    March 21, 2013 1:09 PM EDT Red Light Management’s Electronic Division made its courtship of electronic dance music official during Miami Music Week last night, with a networking party on the palatial grounds of Shore Club’s garden and pool area. Junior Sanchez (Ian Witlen ...

  3. Carlos Vives, Don Omar, Gerardo Ortiz to Perform at Billboard Latin Music Awards

    March 19, 2013 6:17 PM EDT Some of the biggest names in Latin music including Don Omar, Gerardo Ortiz, Michel Telo, Lucero and Carlos Vives arescheduled to perform at the 2013 Billboard Latin Music Awards during an April 25 broadcast on Telemundo.   Presented by State Far ...

  4. Gloria Estefan to Speak at Billboard Latin Conference

    March 12, 2013 5:31 PM EDT Superstar Gloria Estefan has been confirmed for a Superstar Q&A session during the 2013 Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards, taking place April 22 to 25 at the JW Marriott Marquis in Miami. Estefan, perhaps the most iconic Latin di ...

  5. Steve Angello, Junior Sanchez Launch New Size Imprint: Exclusive

    March 05, 2013 5:27 PM EST Swedish House Mafia might be through, but its members’ solo careers are moving right along. Today, Steve Angello’s Size Records rolls out its newest project, an alliance with Brobot--the latest label from prolific dance veteran Junior Sanchez. &q ...

  6. Acclaimed Billboard En Concierto to Feature Shows by Tito El Bambino and 3Ball MTY

    February 28, 2013 9:00 AM EST For the fourth consecutive year, Billboard has teamed up with Telemundo Station Group and entertainment company Cardenas Marketing Network (CMN) to present its annual Billboard en Concierto concert series, which leads up to the Billboard Latin Mus ...

  7. LessThan3's Virtual Event Platform to Beam Ultra Music Festival Around the World

    February 15, 2013 4:31 PM EST Ultra Music Festival unveiled its Phase 3 lineup this morning, adding fan favorites like Arty and Tommie Sunshine to an already impressive roster of artists, from EDM and beyond. The festival will take place in Miami over two weekends, March ...

  8. Heineken Launches Ultra Music Fest Contest App

    February 04, 2013 3:23 PM EST Heineken is enhancing its onsite sponsorship of Ultra Music Festival (UMF) with a contest leading up to the two-weekend Miami festival, March 15-17 and 22-24. Using a custom app developed by Heineken and its partner agencies (including “multicul ...

  9. Ultra Music Fest's Faibisch & Russakoff on Expanding Beyond EDM With Azealia, Weeknd, Sleigh Bells

    January 27, 2013 1:15 PM EST Announced Thursday night, Phase II of Ultra Music Festival’s 2013 lineup showed a conscious expansion beyond the festival’s bread-and-butter of EDM DJs playing the hits. Along with the expected stylings of Tiësto, deadmau5, and Swedish House Maf ...

  10. New Year's Eve Concert Guide: From Jay-Z/Coldplay to Skrillex; Nicki Minaj to Willie Nelson, and More

    December 28, 2012 3:00 PM EST Jay-Z (left) with Coldplay's Chris Martin play Brooklyn's Barclays Center on New Year's Eve. (Getty) Across the country -- from Coldplay and Jay-Z in Brooklyn and Nicki MInaj in Vegas to Skrillex in Detroit and Willie Nelson in Aust ...

  11. Former RCA Records Exec Meredith Israel Thomas Passes Away

    December 22, 2012 11:14 PM EST [ Updated 12:57 p.m. ET 12/24/2012 ] Former RCA Records publicist Meredith Israel Thomas, who shared the experience of her battle with breast cancer via a deeply moving CaringBridge page , died late Friday night. She was 39. "After and epic a ...

  12. Ricardo Arjona to Offer 99-Cent Tickets as Hurricane Sandy 'Christmas Gift' for Long Island Show

    December 21, 2012 4:00 PM EST Latin singer Ricardo Arjona will offer fans tickets for 99 cents to his Feb. 10 show at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Long Island as a "Christmas gift" to victims of Hurricane Sandy. The show is part of Arjona's 11-city " ...

  13. 12-12-12 Sandy Benefit Concert Rocks NYC With Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Nirvana; Raised $36 Million Before a Note Was Played

    December 13, 2012 8:14 AM EST Gotta give it up for the locals. Musicians closely associated with New Jersey and New York dominated the 12-12-12 concert to raise funds for Hurricane Sandy survivors, selecting songs that created a narrative of perseverance, rebirth and hope. 12- ...

  14. Skrillex, OWSLA Label Announce The Nest: Subscription-Based Imprint

    December 12, 2012 11:55 AM EST The OWSLA Label L-R: Kathryn Frazier, Skrillex, Tim Smith, Clayton Blaha, Blaise DeAngelo (Photo: Liam Underwood) Today, Skrillex and the team of OWSLA, his digital-only indie label, are announcing The Nest: a subscription-based OWSLA imprint, muc ...

  15. Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group Moves to Atlantic Records; Warner Urban Not Shutting Down

    December 11, 2012 7:25 PM EST gRick Ross is moving his label, Maybach Music Group, to from Warner Bros. to Atlantic Records. Shortly after rumors of the move hit, Rick Ross spoke with through Miami's 99 Jamz to speak about his recent tour cancellation , and to confirm wha ...

  16. Jenni Rivera Billboard Q&A Videos: The Singer Talks Career & Family

    December 10, 2012 2:42 PM EST As Billboard continues to honor singer Jenni Rivera, who tragically died in a plane crash on Sunday (December 9), we bring you five exclusive videos of Rivera's extensive appearance on a panel at the April 2012 Billboard Latin Music Conferenc ...

  17. Layoffs Hit Major-Market Clear Channel Stations

    December 07, 2012 4:54 PM EST Clear Channel Media and Entertainment is going through another round of layoffs, this time with cuts taking place at many of the company's major market clusters. According to reports, the cuts have effected stations in Los Angeles, Dallas, Mi ...

  18. Ross On Radio: First Listen - LA's new Exitos 93.9

    December 05, 2012 7:00 AM EST Here's how you know KXOS (Exitos 93.9) Los Angeles is different-the core acts shown on its website are Maroon 5, Ke$ha, fun., David Guetta, Lady Gaga . . . and Robbie Williams. Williams' single "Candy" hasn't been released ...

  19. Prince Royce, Romeo Lead 'Premio Lo Nuestro' Music Awards Nominees

    December 03, 2012 1:51 PM EST Romeo, Prince Royce, Don Omar and Maná are among the acts nominated for the 25th annual Premio LoNuestro music awards, taking take place at Miami's American Airlines Arena on Feb. 21. Bachata singers Romeo and Prince Royce each top the list o ...

  20. Fania Records Launching Pop-Up Store at Art Basel Miami

    December 03, 2012 11:29 AM EST Latin soul will invade this week's Art Basel Miami Beach, when Fania Records launches their Armada Fania club and pop-up store for four days near Miami's trendy Wynwood Arts District, a center of the art fair's social life. Similar ...

  21. Jody Gerson

    November 30, 2012 12:52 PM EST Co-president, Sony/ATV Music Publishing Merger Management One of the first major initiatives to follow the Sony/ATV-EMI merger was a gathering in Miami of songwriters from both publishing companies to begin work on Enrique Iglesias' next albu ...

  22. Gary Richards on HARD's Future, Live Nation + EDM, New Year's Eve Blowout in Detroit

    November 20, 2012 10:00 AM EST Gary Richards (A.K.A. Destructo) plays HARD's sold-out Day of the Dead event in full make-up on Nov. 3 in Los Angeles. (Photo: Nicole Pajer) Early this month, HARD -- the EDM-centric festival and promotions company that was purchased by Live ...

  23. Latin Radio Update: WQBU in New York flips to Tropical; Ferro, Gonzalez Take New Posts

    November 19, 2012 1:46 PM EST It's been a busy few days for Latin radio in the U.S., with a key station changing formats and key executives leaving and taking posts. On the station front, Univision's 92.7 FM (WQBU-FM) in New York flipped from regional Mexican La Que ...

  24. Pitbull Continues Brand Extension with 'Global Warming'

    November 19, 2012 12:47 PM EST At Billboard's Latin Music Conference in April, Pitbull explained the meaning behind the title of his upcoming album, "Global Warming." "Our career, our culture is just like global warming," he said. "When people sa ...

  25. En Breve: Pepsi looks to Latin music for Super Bowl

    November 19, 2012 12:38 PM EST Pepsi looks to Latin music for Super Bowl Pepsi will target the Latin market during the 2013 Super Bowl with music partnerships including a concert with Univision. The Fan Jam Concert takes place Feb. 1 and will feature such acts as reggaetón r ...

  26. Jesse & Joy's Pizza, 3BallMTY's Label, Carla Morrison's Choice Words: 10 Things You Didn't See (Or Hear) At The Latin Grammys

    November 16, 2012 7:30 AM EST Jesse and Joy (Getty Images) From stories about how last night's big Latin Grammy winners Jesse & Joy wrote their hit song over greasy pizza and badass Carla Morrison's interesting choice of words to Juanes' daughters' hobb ...

  27. Music Vets Launch Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame

    November 12, 2012 11:12 PM EST A group of veteran music industry professionals have created the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame and will announce 24 nominees on Nov. 27, according to a spokesperson for the newly established nonprofit. The Miami-based organization, being led by a ...

  28. Back In Black: Billboard Touring Conference & Awards Celebrate Live Music's Comeback

    November 07, 2012 7:04 AM EST The artice below on this year's Billboard Touring Conference and Awards is from a Special Feature in the new issue of Billboard on the conference and the state of touring. You can buy this issue -- which also features a cover story on Alicia ...

  29. Bruce Springsteen, Christina Aguilera & More Lead 'Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together' Benefit Broadcast

    November 02, 2012 9:41 PM EDT Many of the East Coast's biggest stars came together to help bring relief after what's been called the storm of the century on Friday night. How Matt Lauer Helped Book Bon Jovi, Springsteen, Aerosmith For Tonight's Hurricane Sandy T ...

  30. Backbeat: Mickael Carreira Hits Miami Studio With Rudy Perez For Spanish Language Album

    November 02, 2012 10:16 AM EDT Mickael Carreria (left) with producer Rudy Perez in Perez's Miami Beach studio. (Photo: Leila Cobo) Portuguese pop star Mickael Carreira turned to two Latin producers- Rudy Pérez (Cristina Aguilera, Natalie Cole, Luis Fonsi) and Julio Reyes C ...

  31. Morning Fix: Taylor Swift's Million-Selling 'Red'; UMG Settles Digital Royalties Suit; iTunes 11 Delay

    October 31, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix and other free music-business newsletters TAYLOR SWIFT'S 'RED' SELLS 1.21 MILLION -- BIGGEST SALES WEEK FOR AN ALBUM SINCE 2002: It's official: Taylor Swift's "Re ...

  32. Prince Royce Fires Back at Top Stop, Files Counterclaim Against Label (Update)

    October 25, 2012 7:14 PM EDT (Note: This story was updated with a quote from Top Stop's Sergio George who responded for our request for comment after press time.) After being sued by his label, indie Top Stop Music (TSM), for breach of contract and unjust enrichment last ...

  33. Backbeat: Nokia Music, Eli Young Band, Musicians on Call, Billboard Join Forces for Nashville Event

    October 22, 2012 4:50 PM EDT (L-R): Chris Thompson, Mike Eli, Elizabeth Mitchell (Nokia), Jon Jones, Anthony Montenegro (Nokia), James Young, Scott Welch (Musicians On Call), Theo Gupta (Nokia), Henrik Bowadt (Nokia). Nokia Music , together with Billboard Magazine and Musicia ...

  34. Ultra Music Festival Expands to 2 Weekends

    October 15, 2012 1:46 PM EDT For the Ultra Music Festival, one weekend just wasn't enough. Organizers announced on Monday that the massive Electronic Dance Music event will be taking over Miami's Bayfront Park for two weekends in March. Exclusive: Ultra Music, Ultra ...

  35. En Breve: Luz Casal, SBS Radio, TuneIn, and Mana

    October 09, 2012 6:05 AM EDT Luz CasaL inks SESAC Latina deal Spanish pop-rock singer Luz Casal, who will receive a lifetime achievement honor at the Latin Grammy Awards in November, has signed with SESAC Latina for the United States and Puerto Rico. In a statement, Casal s ...

  36. Rising Stars: Latin Grammy Best New Artists

    October 08, 2012 1:48 PM EDT Varied Latin lands put forth best new artist contenders. This year's best new artist Latin Grammy Award nominees originate from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Spain, Venezuela and the United States. Each contender qualifies for ...

  37. Veteran Promoter Jose Muniz Joins Evenpro Group, XYZ Live

    October 03, 2012 6:04 PM EDT Latin American concert promoter Jose Muniz has joined Evenpro Group and XYZ Live, according to the companies. The Evenpro Group, which has equity in the Brazil-based XYZ Live, has offices in Miami; Caracas, Venezuela; Bogota, Colombia; San Jose; C ...

  38. Incarcerated Jamaican Artist Busy Signal to be Released November 21; U.S. Concerts A Possibility

    September 24, 2012 4:40 PM EDT Popular Jamaican sing-jay Busy Signal's 2008 gritty hit single "Nah Go A Jail Again" has taken on a renewed significance for the artist. On September 21, Busy Signal, born Glendale Gordon, was fined $30,000 and sentenced to six mont ...

  39. Jose Curbelo, Veteran Cuban Musician and Manager, Dead at 95

    September 22, 2012 11:26 AM EDT José Antonio Curbelo, a Cuban pianist, bandleader and eventually manager and concert promoter who was sometimes described as "The last mambo king," died Sept. 21 in Miami. He was 95 years old. The cause of death was congestive heart fail ...

  40. Prince Royce Sued by Top Stop for Breach of Contract

    September 18, 2012 7:45 PM EDT Rising bachata star Prince Royce, the most successful new Latin act in recent years, has been sued for breach of contract and unjust enrichment by his label and publishing company, indie Top Stop Music and Top Stop Music Publishing. The complaint, ...

  41. Marc Anthony, Chayanne, Marco Antonio Solis' GIGANTE3S Tops Billboard Hot Tours Chart

    September 17, 2012 7:00 AM EDT The Latin music GIGANT3S Tour scores a No. 1 ranking on this week's lineup of Hot Tours with over $10 million in ticket sales reported from a late-summer trek. The show, which featured the major star power of Marc Anthony, Chayanne and Marco ...

  42. Avicii: Looking For The Next Level

    September 13, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Based on the worldwide smash 'Le7els,' Avicii has become one of the most recognizable names and sounds in EDM. Now a new endorsement deal means he may be the music's best-known face as well. Sundown was no relief from the heavy heat ...

  43. Gaby Moreno Makes New Moves

    September 13, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Singer Gaby Moreno brings her soulful tunes to Latin audiences with her first all-Spanish album. Gaby Moreno presented her new album, "Postales", with a show at Los Angeles' Largo nightclub, turning the stage into a Pan-American hon ...

  44. Alejandro Sanz' Global Touch

    September 13, 2012 12:00 PM EDT With a new Universal deal in place, Alejandro Sanz looks to expand his reach. Alejandro Sanz has 7 million followers on Twitter. Their ranks, spread across the globe, grow exponentially at the slightest prodding. And Sanz, the Spanish singer/songw ...

  45. Latin Music's Retail Blues

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT One of the country's biggest Latin music stores faces dwindling sales, but vows to press on. In 2001, Nielsen SoundScan reported increasing sales of Latin music, much of it attributed to the genre's growing presence with mass merchants. ...

  46. En Breve

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Sanz takes the bus, Pitbull re-ups, and KIIS adds Martinez. Sanz Takes the Bus for New Album Spanish pop singer Alejandro Sanz's image will be seen on nearly 50 Los Angeles Department of Transportation commuter express buses throughout Southe ...

  47. 6 Questions with CAT POWER

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Chan Marshall, aka Cat Power, has moved to the beat of her own drum as an artist, delving into moody folk-rock on 1998's "Moon Pix", stark chamber pop on 2003's "You Are Free", Memphis blues on 2006's acclaimed & ...

  48. 'X Factor': The Billboard Cover Story

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT The U.K. version of 'The X Factor' launched global stars like One Direction and Leona Lewis. Can Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid do the same thing in the U.S.? The singing competition field is crowded, to say the least. It's been 11 year ...

  49. The Billboard Q&A: Lucas Pina

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT The concert and radio promoter expands the reach of SBS' live division. Lucas Pina thinks big. Since taking over as senior VP of SBS Entertainment-the live entertainment division of Spanish Broadcasting System-three years ago, he has been cre ...

  50. Steve Rifkind Signs Deal To Help Promote New American Basketball League

    September 05, 2012 12:37 PM EDT Steve Rifkind, the label head who founded Loud Records before selling it to Sony and creating SRC Records, has signed a partnership deal with the brand new American Basketball League, the U.S.'s first professional league with international FI ...

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