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  1. Miami's Bang! Music Festival Postponed

    October 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The 2007 Bang! Music Festival, originally scheduled for Nov. 10-11 at Miami's Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, has been "postponed," according to the festival's Web site. Representatives for the festival were not available for comme ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 'Estudio Billboard' To Kick Off Oct. 16

    September 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Top Latin artists will reveal their creative process via in-depth interviews and intimate live performances on "Estudio Billboard," the new series on Spanish-language television network V-me. Hosted by Leila Cobo, Billboard's execut ...

  4. Cafe Tacuba Lines Up U.S. Trek

    September 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mexican rock legends Café Tacuba will kick off a 22-date U.S. tour of clubs, theaters and amphitheaters beginning Nov. 16 in Charlotte, N.C. Tickets for most dates go on sale Friday (Sept. 28). Fresh off a headlining slot this summer at Lollapaloo ...

  5. Ludacris, Busta Rhymes On Board For Volunteer Concert

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ludacris, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Busta Rhymes and Angels & Airwaves will perform at this year's Boost Mobile RockCorps (BMRC) concert. The event will take place October 6 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The only way to get ...

  6. Carlos Vives Set For Montaner Benefit

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Ricardo Montaner, recipient of Billboard's 2007 Spirit of Hope Award for humanitarian work, has revealed a star-studded show to benefit his foundation, La Ventana de Los Cielos. The concert will take place December 19 at the ...

  7. Sony/ATV Integrating Famous

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sony/ATV Music Publishing's integration of Famous Music is still underway after the acquisition deal closed in August , Billboard.biz has learned. As with most integrations, the two top executives of the acquired company are no longer working ...

  8. Cuban Trombonist Jiménez Dies At 90

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Legendary Cuban trombonist Generoso Jiménez, who redefined the role of the trombone in Cuban music and Latin jazz, died Sept. 15 in Miami of renal failure. He was 90 years old. The prolific and tireless Jiménez worked nearly to the day of his deat ...

  9. McDonald's Lauches Companion Exhibit To Latin Grammys

    September 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As part of its sponsorship of the 8th annual Latin Grammys, McDonald's has launched a traveling exhibit labeled "Museo de la Musica McDoanld's" (McDonald's Music Museum). The museum on wheels launched Sept. 6 in Los Angele ...

  10. Latin Acts To Play Apple Stores For Hispanic Heritage Month

    September 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Juan Luis Guerra, Pepe Aguilar, Xtreme and Jeremias are some of the Latin acts set to perform at Apple stores in five U.S. cities as part of Hispanic Heritage Month. The series begins Sept. 15 with a performance by the B-Side Players at Apple' ...

  11. Hip-Hop Journalism Association To Launch Convention

    September 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Hip-Hop Journalism Association (HHJA) is holding their first conference and convention on October 19-20 in Miami. The event features film screenings, discussion groups and workshops swirling around the conference's theme, integrity in hip ...

  12. MTV Tr3s To Sponsor U.S. RBD Trek

    September 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MTV Tr3s is the media sponsor for the U.S. leg of Mexican pop group RBD's "Tour Celestial 2007." The channel will feature the group on a dedicated episode of interactive texting show "TXTO" on Sept. 13, on "MiTRL" ...

  13. Feliciano At Work On All-Bachata Album

    September 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Icon José Feliciano is in the studio in Miami recording an all-bachata album. Feliciano, whose last album featured Latin standards performed as duets with various artists, will again record standards, but this time classics of Puerto Rican and Dom ...

  14. Mega Links With DirectTV

    September 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Miami-based television station Mega TV has signed a contract to become an exclusive channel on DirectTV. Beginning Oct. 17, Mega's programming will be available on the satellite television service provider, via its DirectTV Más platform. Mega ...

  15. Cuevas Joins Sony/ATV

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Claribel Cuevas has assumed the post of senior director of creative for Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Latin America. She was previously senior creative director of Latin music for Famous Music Publishing. Through Cuevas’ initiative, Famous launched a ...

  16. Indie Label Asserts 'Power' On Rick Ross Album

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Miami rapper Rick Ross is releasing his sophomore album, “Rise to Power,” but it’s not via his current label homes, Def Jam and Slip-N-Slide. Instead, the album of refreshed early material is dropping on Sept. 18 via Texas independent Suave House ...

  17. Estefan Runs With Madrid Bullring Promo Concert

    August 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Gloria Estefan will break new ground in Spain on Sept. 15 when she gives a free concert in Madrid's 15,000 capacity open-air Las Ventas bullring, the world's biggest such venue. Entry will be available only to customers of the Vodafone m ...

  18. Kanye, Pumpkins To Headline Bang! Music Festival

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West and Smashing Pumpkins will headline the 2007 Bang! Music Festival, to be held Nov. 10-11 at Miami's Bayfront Park Amphitheatre. Tickets go on sale Saturday (Sept. 1). Thirty acts are expected to perform at the Haddad Productions-st ...

  19. Guerra Leads Latin Grammy Nominations

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Juan Luis Guerra, a veteran star with a flair for innovation, is the lead nominee for the 8th annual Latin Grammy Awards. Guerra picked up two nod-Album of the year and Merengue Album of the year-for "La Llave de mi Corazon, (EMI Televisa)&qu ...

  20. Gabriel To Launch Stateside Tour This Fall

    August 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After the successful launch of his North American tour in Mexico this past May, Mexican icon Juan Gabriel will launch the U.S. leg of his tour with a show Sept. 2 at the Allstate Arena in Chicago. Gabriel will play arenas in a total of 25 American ...

  21. MTVLA Taps Gaston As VP

    August 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MTV Latin America has named Fernando Gastón VP of content for MTV and VH1 Argentina. The move follows the network's decentralization plan, having recently named top content executives in Mexico and Brazil. In his new role, Gastón will develop ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. Top Five Says Hello to UGK, Plies and Jonas Brothers

    August 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rap duo UGK (Pimp C and Bun B) storm the top of The Billboard 200 as the act scores its first No. 1 album. The "Underground Kingz" sold 160,000 last week -- the best sales week ever for either the group or its individual members ... New ...

  24. QOTSA Nixes Samsung/AT&T Concert Appearance

    August 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Queens Of The Stone Age will not be playing the inaugural Samsung/AT&T Summer Krush concert series. Organizers tell Billboard.biz that the rock act, which was scheduled to play the free series' Aug. 13 opener at the Music Box at the Fonda ...

  25. Branded Entertainment Hot Topic At 'Marketing To Men'

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The third annual Marketing to Men 18-34 conference was held today at the Altman Building in New York. Presented by Ripe TV, in association with Massive Inc., Playboy and Snippies -- and hosted by Billboard, Adweek, Brandweek, Mediaweek and the Hol ...

  26. Common Claims First No. 1 Album

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Common grabs his first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 as "Finding Forever" debuts with 155,000 ... Korn claims its seventh consecutive top 10 studio release as its new "Untitled" bows at No. 2 ... "Beautiful Girls" ...

  27. Samsung, AT&T Partner For Summer Concerts

    August 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Queens of the Stone Age, Ludacris, the Bravery, Kinky, Big & Rich, the All-American Rejects and Plain White T's will perform as part of the inaugural Samsung/AT&T Summer Krush, a free summer concert series designed to highlight a line ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. Justin Timberlake, Prince Nominated For Emmys

    July 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Justin Timberlake might actually get an Emmy for singing "Dick in a Box." Timberlake performed that song with Andy Samberg on "Saturday Night Live" before Christmas, and it's nominated for an Emmy for original music and ly ...

  30. AEG Expands Facilities Team

    July 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT AEG Facilities, a division of AEG, has tapped Eric Bresler as VP of event booking and development. He will based in the company's Los Angeles headquarters and report to Bob Newman, COO of AEG Facilities. In his newly created role, Bresler wil ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. Court Papers: Estefano Begged Shooter To Spare Him

    July 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Latin songwriter Estefano said he begged for his life before his handyman shot and critically wounded him at his waterfront mansion, according to court documents. Francisco Oliveira, 29, was charged with first-degree attempted murder in the May 25 ...

  33. RIAA Government Relations Execs Expand Roles

    June 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA has promoted Rafael Fernandez and expanded the responsibilities of Joel Flatow, both government relations executives with the labels' trade group. Miami-based Fernandez, formerly VP of Latin Music, is now senior VP of state governmen ...

  34. Morning Hosts Santos, Ferrero Back On Air

    June 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Enrique Santos and Joe Ferrero, who quit the "El Vacilon De La Manana" morning show on Spanish Broadcasting System's tropical WXDJ (El Zol)/Miami live on the air on March 5, are back. The duo have signed a five-year, multimillion-do ...

  35. 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, ...

  36. MTV Tr3s Backs Mana

    June 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bilingual entertainment channel MTV Tr3s is sponsoring the second U.S. leg of Mexican rock band Maná's "Amar es Combatir" tour. The deal includes promos on air and on MTV's giant screen in Times Square, a dedicated Maná tour pa ...

  37. T.I., Ciara Set For Summer 'Scream' Tour

    June 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rapper T.I. and R&B-leaning pop star Ciara will anchor the 2007 Scream tour, which will begin in late July. Support acts have yet to be announced; according to a spokesperson, a handful of special guests will also appear in select cities. The ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. Latin Grammys Slated For Las Vegas

    June 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Latin Grammys will take place in Las Vegas for the first time in its 8-year history. This year's edition of the awards is slated for Nov. 8 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Nominations for the eighth Latin Grammys will be announced on A ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. Anúna Preps North American Push

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Irish vocal group Anúna, led by twin brothers Michael and John McGlynn, is gearing up for a fall tour that will hit 1,800- to 3,000 capacity theaters and performing arts centers across North America. The approximately 35-city outing supports the a ...

  42. MTV's 'Unplugged' Reborn With The Police, Bon Jovi

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MTV's on-again, off-again "Unplugged" program will return in a big way this summer, with new episodes featuring the Police, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Mary J. Blige and John Mayer. This time around, however, the show will be rolled ou ...

  43. Latin Producer Estefano Shot In Miami

    May 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter/producer Estéfano is in critical state at Miami's Jackson Memorial Hospital after being shot multiple times at his Miami home Friday night. Estéfano, one of Latin music's most successful and prolific composers, recently ...

  44. New Roles At Warner Music Latina

    May 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kary An Diaz has joined Warner Music Latina as TV & Press Coordinator. Diaz was previously an executive coordinator for management company Latin World Entertainment. She replaces Marcie Stefan, who has now been appointed label manager for Warn ...

  45. Calle 13 Line Up Stateside Summer Trek

    May 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Puerto Rico's Calle 13 will hit both U.S. coasts this summer in a series of concerts in support of its latest album for Sony BMG, "Residente O Visitante." The hip-hop/reggaeton/alternative duo will hit Irvine, Calif.'s Reventon ...

  46. MTV Latin America To Offer VOD

    May 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks Latin America will offer video on demand throughout the region for the first time, via a partnership with Miami-based content distributor Digital Latin America. Twelve hours a month of shows from MTV, VH1 and Nickelodeon (such as &quo ...

  47. Sanz U.S. Trek Postponed

    May 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Alejandro Sanz' "El Tren de los Momentos" U.S. tour has been postponed until November, a spokeswoman for Sanz tells Billboard.biz. The first U.S. leg had been scheduled to begin at Las Vegas' Palms Casino June 6, with 15 states ...

  48. Trina signs to EMI

    May 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Miami-based rapper Trina has recently relocated from Atlantic Records to EMI. She is still part of Slip N Slide Records, according to CEO Ted Lucas, and her upcoming album, "Da Baddest Chick Part 2 Reloaded," is slated for Oct. 9. Her fi ...

  49. Ben Folds Sets Sail For Jamaica Cruise

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ben Folds will join the ranks of Lynyrd Skynyrd and Barenaked Ladies by headlining his own musical cruise, the Ben Folds Experience, which sets sail Feb. 21 from the Port of Miami and will stop in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. The event was organized by Six ...

  50. Nokia, Live Nation Partner For Ticket Rush

    May 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nokia and Live Nation have teamed up in North American with Ticket Rush, a free presale program providing access to choice tickets for concerts and other live entertainment events. The program is a melding of sponsorship, concert promotion, and ti ...

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