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  1. 2007's Best Bets: Global Uprising

    January 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST In the Latin music world, international hits come from unexpected places, with slickly produced pop often vying for the top spot in the charts with the most regional of sounds. As the new year kicks off, we queried executives and industry observer ...

  2. Prince Suits Up For Super Bowl Halftime Show

    December 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST Prince will perform during the Super Bowl XLI Halftime Show, sponsored by Pepsi and airing live Feb. 4 on CBS from Dolphin Stadium in Miami. Sources tell Billboard.biz the event is expected to kick off a busy year for Prince in the studio and on t ...

  3. Univision Names Young VP Sales

    December 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Jeff Young has been appointed VP of sales for Univision Music Group. Young was previously the senior VP sales and marketing for indie Disa Records, which Univision recently acquired in full. Young will be in charge of sales for all UMG labels: Uni ...

  4. Piano Man Plays U.S. Dates Early 2007

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Billy Joel tickets will go on sale Saturday (Dec. 2) for a run of Southern U.S. dates in February and March. Joel will be singing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl in Miami on Feb. 4, and the tour Billy Joel tickets will go on sale Saturday (D ...

  5. WMI, elHood.com Partner For Online Communities

    November 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Warner Music International has partnered with Latin social network site elHood.com to launch official artist communities under the elHood banner. The Warner/elHood communities will allow on-demand access to Warner Music Latin America's audio ...

  6. Mana Plans U.S. Jaunt

    November 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Mexican pop rock band Mana has revealed the dates of its 2007 tour, its first U.S. trek in three years. The group will kick-off its 19-show stint Feb. 10 at the San Diego Sports Arena, and will play a total of 12 U.S. cities including Los Angeles, ...

  7. Mana Plans U.S. Jaunt

    November 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST -show stint starts Feb. 10 in San Diego. Mexican pop rock band Mana has revealed the dates of its 2007 tour, its first U.S. bout in three years. The group will kick-off its 19-show stint Feb. 10 at the San Diego Sports Arena, and will play a tot ...

  8. WMI, elHood.com Partner For Online Communities

    November 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Warner Music International has partnered with Latin social network site elHood.com to launch official artist communities under the elHood banner. The Warner/elHood communities will allow on-demand acc Warner Music International has partnered with ...

  9. BMI Promotes Orjuela

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Delia Orjuela has been promoted to the position of assistant VP, writer/publisher relationships, Latin Music for BMI, Billboard.biz has learned. Based out of Los Angeles, Orjuela was previously senior director of Latin Music. Now, with the departu ...

  10. BMI Promotes Orjuela

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST She becomes assistant VP, writer/publisher relationships. Delia Orjuela has been promoted to the position of assistant VP, writer/publisher relationships, Latin Music for BMI, Billboard.biz has learned. Based out of Los Angeles, Orjuela was previo ...

  11. Plasencia Sets Up Republica

    November 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Jorge Plasencia has left his post as VP of communications at Univision Radio to open up a full-service branding, advertising and communications company. Called Rep?blica, the company is based out of Miami and is a partnership between Plascencia an ...

  12. Plasencia Sets Up República

    November 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Jorge Plasencia has left his post as VP of communications at Univision Radio to open up a full-service branding, advertising and communications company. Jorge Plasencia has left his post as VP of communications at Univision Radio to open up a full ...

  13. Promusicae, elHood.com Forge Pact

    November 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Deal to help promote Spanish artists. Spanish labels' body Promusicae has signed a cooperation deal with Miami-based Latin music entertainment portal elHood.com to help promote Spanish artists across the Latin music scene. Promusicae presiden ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Fontana, SoBe Sign Exclusive Deal

    October 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT First release to be Brooke Hogan's 'Undiscovered.' Fontana has signed an exclusive distribution deal with Miami-based SoBe Entertainment. Under the new agreement, Fontana will work closely with SoBe on expanding the label's rea ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. SPV, Jack White Productions Explore Merger

    October 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT JWP would take majority stake. Hanover-based SPV Records, the subject of numerous takeover bids in recent years, has agreed to start merger talks with music group Jack White Productions, of Berlin. Should the two parties agree on terms, Jack White ...

  19. Radio Mixshow Confab Continues

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT DJ panel talks branding. The Power Summit, the four-day radio mixshow conference staple that's celebrating its ninth year, kicked off Oct. 4 in the Domincan Republic, and featured panels such as Friday's (Oct. 6) "Beyond Just Being ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. Sources: Latin Indie LEG Closes Temporarily

    September 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT LEG-owned Ole Music will continue operations. Indie Latin label Lideres Entertainment Group has shuttered, at least temporarily, sources tell Billboard.biz. Lideres, based out of Miami, was owned jointly by Venevision, Venezuela's Grupo Cisne ...

  22. UMP Latin Names Senior VP

    September 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fernandez most recently with Sony ATV Music Publishing. Eddie Fernandez has been appointed senior VP of Universal Music Publishing, Latin America. Fernandez will be based out of Miami, reporting to Universal Music Publishing chairman/CEO David Ren ...

  23. Sony/ATV, Rick Ross Ink Deal

    August 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT His debut album currently sits at No. 7 on Billboard 200. Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing deal with hip-hop songwriter/artist Rick Ross. Ross landed in the hip-hop scene earlier this year with the hit "H ...

  24. Aguilera Takes No. 1 Amid Five Top 10 Debuts

    August 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Moves 346,000 copies in the United States. Christina Aguilera leads a charge of debuts in the top five slots of The Billboard 200 with the double-disc RCA set "Back to Basics." The set sold 346,000 copies in the United States, according ...

  25. Rick Ross' 'Hustle' Pays Off With No. 1 Debut

    August 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sells 187,000 copies in the United States. Bolstered by the hit single "Hustlin'," Miami rapper Rick Ross' debut album "Port of Miami" bows at the top of The Billboard 200. The Slip-N-Slide/Def Jam effort sold 187,000 ...

  26. MTV Unplugged To Feature Ricky Martin

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Ricky Martin will have his own MTV Unplugged. The Puerto Rican superstar has been unveiled as the featured act in the newest MTV Unplugged series to be produced by MTV Latin America in conjunction wit Ricky Martin will have his own MTV Unplugged. ...

  27. Social Networking Sites Target Latin Audience

    June 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Lazona.com, Elhood.com enter market. Two companies have launched social networking sites geared towards Latin users. Lazona.com (The Zone) belongs to MTV Networks Latin America and is available to users throughout Latin America, in Spanish (althou ...

  28. Universal Buys Spanish Indie Giant Vale Music

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Iberian Peninsula (Spain & Portugal) has purchased Spain's biggest independent label, Vale Music, from its founder Ricardo Campoy. Universal says the development, unveiled today (J Universal Music Iberian Peninsula (Sp ...

  29. Universal Buys Spanish Indie Giant Vale Music

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Iberian Peninsula (Spain & Portugal) has purchased Spain's biggest independent label, Vale Music, from its founder Ricardo Campoy. Universal says the development, unveiled today (J Universal Music Iberian Peninsula (Sp ...

  30. Castello Branco Splits With Universal Iberia

    June 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Iberia (Spain & Portugal) president Marcelo Castello Branco was today (June 20) dismissed after more than three years in the Madrid post. Universal Music Iberia (Spain & Portugal) president Marcelo Castello Branco was t ...

  31. Starbucks Picks Mintz For VP Role

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Coffee seller nabs exclusive Berry CD/DVD Starbucks Entertainment has named Alan Mintz VP of content development, Mintz, who starts June 5, replaces Don MacKinnon, who left the company earlier this year. Mintz will be based in Starbucks' new ...

  32. Spanish Legend Rocio Jurado Dies At 61

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Spanish singer Rocio Jurado died today (June 1) at her Madrid home after a two-year fight against cancer of the pancreas. She was 61. She will be buried on tomorrow in her southern Spanish hometown of Spanish singer Rocio Jurado died today (June 1 ...

  33. Spanish Legend Rocio Jurado Dies At 61

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Funeral to be held Friday (June 2). Spanish singer Rocio Jurado died today (June 1) at her Madrid home after a two-year fight against cancer of the pancreas. She was 61. She will be buried on tomorrow in her southern Spanish hometown of Chipiona, ...

  34. Clapton Plans North American Trek

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT dates scheduled for fall, beginning Sept 16. As expected, Clapton will follow his sold-out European tour with a North American run this fall, beginning Sept. 16 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. The last of the announced 20 dates is ...

  35. BMI Recognizes Composer Gregson-Williams

    May 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT BMI Recognizes Composer Gregson-Williams Composer Harry Gregson-Williams claimed the Richard Kirk Award at BMI's annual Film & Television Music Awards dinner, held last night (May 17) at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. T ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. Soraya Services Set

    May 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT To be held 6:30 PM Friday (May 12) in Miami. Funeral services for Soraya, who died May 10 at age 37 , will be held 6:30 PM Friday, May 12 at Unity on the Bay at 411 NE 21st Street in Miami. In lieu of flowers, organizers are requesting a contribut ...

  38. Latin Singer Soraya Dead At 37

    May 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Soraya, one of the first artists to write and record in both English and Spanish, has died, Billboard has learned. She was 37. Although details are not clear at this time, published Singer/songwriter Soraya, one of the first arti ...

  39. RIAA Puts 12 U.S. Cities On 'Priority Watch List'

    May 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA has, for the first time, placed 12 U.S. cities on a priority watch list for physical-goods piracy. The record labels' trade group says it will step up law enforcement training and commit addi The RIAA has, for the first time, placed ...

  40. Billboard Awards Latin Superstars, Newcomers

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Staged April 27 in Hollywood, Fla. The 2006 Billboard Latin Music Awards sent a clear message that the Latin audience has accepted new sounds, from reggaetón to rock to progressive tropical music. The producer of the year award went to the reggaet ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. Is Reggaeton Losing Its Purity?

    April 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Day 2: 'Rhythm, Rap & Reggaeton' panel. Reggaeton may have fostered unity in the Latin music community when it blew up in the mainstream a year ago, but panelists at the Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards in Miami addr ...

  43. Daddy Yankee Exclusive Q&A

    April 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT DAy 2: Billboard Latin Music Conf & Awards. Daddy Yankee demonstrated his star presence during an exclusive Q&A with Billboard Latin Bureau Chief Leila Cobo at the Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards in Miami. Amid a wall-lin ...

  44. Day Two: Breaking Age-Old Perceptions

    April 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Panel discussed moving brand forward. Breaking age-old perceptions and moving the brand forward were the goals of “Not Your Father’s Regional Mexican Music,” which opened the second day of the annual Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards. ...

  45. Pricing Debated At Billboard Latin Music Conf

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT CD cost a bigger issue than downloading. The price of the CD and how Apple's iTunes store have affected the perceived value of music inspired a passionate discussion today (April 25) at the Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards in Mia ...

  46. Latin Execs Debate CD Pricing

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The price of the CD and how Apple's iTunes store have affected the perceived value of music inspired a passionate discussion today (April 25) at the Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards in Mi The price of the CD and how Apple ...

  47. Billboard Latin Music Conf & Awards Kick Off

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Promo impact of TV debated on first panel. The promotional impact of television and the "American Idol" model were ideas in focus at the “TV Star” panel which opened this year's Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards in Miami ...

  48. SEC Hits Promoter With Lawsuit

    April 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Utsick sued in connection with fraudulent offering. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a civil lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida on Monday charging promoter Jack Utsick and his Worldwide Entert ...

  49. Latin Grammys Set For New York

    April 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Event to take place Nov. 2. The Latin Grammys are heading to New York for the first time in their seven-year history. The public will be able to purchase tickets to the event—also a first—which is to take place Nov. 2 at Madison Square Garden. The ...

  50. Madonna Tour Selling Out

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Shows added in several cities. Initial on-sales for Madonna's upcoming Confessions tour were predictably huge, with shows added in several cities and virtually all dates selling out. The tour, which begins May 21 in Los Angeles, has sold out ...

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