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  1. Ex-Manager Sues Lil' Wayne

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sued for ending their business relationship. Lil' Wayne is the latest artist to be sued by his former manager for ending their business relationship. White Tides Entertainment Group sued Dwayne Carter, known as Lil' Wayne, his Young Mone ...

  2. IDJ Ups Olesen To Senior VP

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Will oversee top 40 promotion department. Island Def Jam Music Group (IDJMG) has promoted Erik Olesen to senior VP of top 40 promotion. In his new role, Oleson will oversee the direction of the top 40 promotion department at all levels and lead ra ...

  3. 'Buena Vista' Singer Leiva Dies

    March 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Singer Pio Leiva, a Cuban music legend of the 20th century who formed part of the Grammy-winning "Buena Vista Social Club," died on Thursday (March 23) in Havana of a heart attack. The 88-year-old had Singer Pio Leiva, a Cuban music lege ...

  4. 'Buena Vista' Singer Leiva Dies

    March 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Singer Pio Leiva, a Cuban music legend of the 20th century who formed part of the Grammy-winning "Buena Vista Social Club," died on Thursday (March 23) in Havana of a heart attack. The 88-year-old had Singer Pio Leiva, a Cuban music lege ...

  5. Emi/Televisa Reshuffles U.S. Operation

    March 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Several key staffing changes are coming. Emi/Televisa is in the process of reshuffling its U.S. operation, Billboard.biz has learned. Several key changes are expected to be announced within the company this coming week, all designed to sustain EMI ...

  6. MTV VMAs Head Back To NY

    March 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST To air live at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) Aug. 31. MTV revealed March 22 that the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards will return to New York after spending the last two years in Miami. The 23rd annual awards show will air live at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) Aug. 31 from Radio Ci ...

  7. RadioCadena Univision Promotes Plasencia

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Radio vet takes newly created position. Jorge A. Plasencia has been appointed to the newly created post of VP/operating manager for Univision’s AM stations, RadioCadena Univision. He remains stationed in Miami, reporting to Gary Stone, president/C ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Almodovar Upped At BMI Miami

    March 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Diane J. Almodovar has been promoted to VP, writer/publisher relations for BMI Miami. Diane J. Almodovar has been promoted to VP, writer/publisher relations for BMI Miami. Almodovar, who was previously assistant VP, will continue to be responsible ...

  10. Venevision, Universal Music Latino Team For JV

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST First release to be Andrea Bocelli’s 'Amor.' Venevision International and Universal Music Latino have partnered to create a new record label that will capitalize on Universal’s clout as a major music company and Venevision’s clout as an ...

  11. Daddy Yankee, RBD Lead Billboard Finalists

    February 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Reggaetón star Daddy Yankee and Mexican pop phenomenon RBD—both part of the youth movement that dominated Billboard’s Latin charts last year—are the leading finalists for the 2006 Billboard Lat Reggaetón star Daddy Yankee and Mexican pop phenomeno ...

  12. Mun2 Ratings Up in 2005 Despite Overhaul

    February 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Primetime ratings up 33% among viewers 12-24. Bilingual network mun2, which last year underwent a dramatic programming and managerial makeover, is already registering a growth in ratings, according to fourth quarter results provided by Nielsen Med ...

  13. RIAA Files New Round Of Lawsuits

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST targeted for illegally distributed copyrighted music. RIAA-member record companies filed a new round of "John Doe" copyright infringement lawsuits today (Jan. 31) against 750 individuals. These suits come less than a month after the ...

  14. Miami's WXDJ Makes Radio History

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Hispanic-formatted station is top biller. Spanish Broadcasting System’s WXDJ Miami (El Zol 95) has made radio history as the first Hispanic-formatted radio station to become the top biller in a major market. SBS said this morning that El Zol 95 ha ...

  15. Mun2 Appoints Pels GM

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST Will be based in L.A. As part of its ongoing restructuring, bilingual network mun2 has appointed Alex Pels as GM for the network, along with a new production team. Pels, and most of his staff, will be based in Universal CityWalk in Los Angeles, th ...

  16. Global Gathering Fest Descends On Miami

    January 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Event to be held March 18 at Bicentennial Park. An eclectic lineup of rock and electronica acts will perform this spring at Global Gathering, the first U.S. edition of the long-running European festival. The event will be held March 18 at Miami� ...

  17. Mega TV Cuts Staff Before Launch

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Over 20 staff members let go. Mega TV, the new television channel created by SBS Radio network, has let go of over 20 staff members just two months before its scheduled launch, sources say. SBS, the largest Hispanic-owned radio network in the coun ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Starbucks To Unveil New Hear Music Coffeehouses

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST While some traditional record retailers continue to shutter stores, Starbucks is unveiling two new Hear Music Coffeehouses. The stores integrate a coffee shop with a traditional record store and digit While some traditional record retailers contin ...

  20. Monchy & Alexandra Lead Award Noms

    December 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Premios Lo Nuestro to air Feb. 23. Monchy & Alexandra lead the nominations for the upcoming Premios Lo Nuestro Awards, which will air live on the Univision network February 23 from the American Airlines Arena in Miami. The Dominican bachata du ...

  21. Universal Latino Signs Deal With Ladisco Music

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Joint venture to include label, video prod, mgmt. Miami-based label Universal Music Latino has signed a joint venture deal with Los Angeles-based Ladisco Music & Entertainment (LDME). The new alliance will include a label, video production, ma ...

  22. SBS Radio To Launch TV Channel

    November 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST 'Mega-TV' coming in January. Radio network SBS will launch its own TV channel on January, 2006. Sources say “Mega-TV” will feature both musical and non-musical programming that will tie in with other SBS properties and radio shows. Other ...

  23. 2005 MTV Latin VMAs Cancelled

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hurricane Wilma caused initial postponement. The MTV Video Music Awards Latin America will not take place this year. The awards show, derailed by Hurricane Wilma, was originally scheduled to take place Oct. 20, then moved up a day to Oct. 19 and u ...

  24. U2's Vertigo Trek To Roll On

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tour extended into 2006. Already among the most successful tours in history, U2's Vertigo has been extended into 2006. According to the band's official Web site , the band will return the road in February and visit Mexico, South America, ...

  25. Venevision International Names Music VP

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Former EMI Latin CEO Jorge Pino accepts post. In anticipation of the expansion of its music operation, Venevision International has hired Jorge Pino to the newly created post of music VP. He will be based in Miami. Pino, the former president/CEO o ...

  26. Florida Bill Aims To Curb Violent Videogame Sales

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST A Florida state senator has introduced a bill that would ban the sale or rental of violent videogames to minors, an aide to the lawmaker said Oct. 27. (Reuters) -- A Florida state senator has introduced a bill that would ban the sale or rental of ...

  27. Hurricane Threatens Latin VMAs

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Show moved to Oct. 19. The 2005 MTV Latin America Video Music Awards have been moved up a day with the threat of Hurricane Wilma. The awards, taking place at Playa del Carmen in the Mexican Caribbean, will now be held and pre-taped on Oct. 19, and ...

  28. Billboard Plans Reggaetn Compilation Launch

    October 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT To be presented Oct. 10 at South Beach Macarena. Billboard Magazine is launching its first ever Billboard reggaetón compilation. The two-CD collection is not for sale but will be serviced to radio only. It includes 18 tracks from acts such as Hect ...

  29. 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. ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. MTV Latin America Names Awards Host

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Mexican rockers Molotov first full band with the honor. MTV Latin America has invited rock band Molotov to host its upcoming MTV Video Music Awards Latin America. This marks the first time a full band will host the award show, now in its fourth ye ...

  32. Sony BMG's Latin Region Chairman/CEO To Retire

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Frank J. Welzer, chairman/CEO of Sony BMG's Latin region, will retire from the company at the end of 2005, ending a 37-year tenure with CBS, Sony Music and Sony BMG. Frank J. Welzer, chairman/CEO of Sony BMG's Latin region, will retire f ...

  33. Sony BMG's Latin Region Chairman/CEO To Retire

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Frank J. Welzer will exit at the end of 2005. Frank J. Welzer, chairman/CEO of Sony BMG's Latin region, will retire from the company at the end of 2005, ending a 37-year tenure with CBS, Sony Music and Sony BMG. Taking over the duties as head ...

  34. Tanner Exits Spanish Broadcast Systems

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Will now devote himself full time to consulting. After a five-year stint at Spanish Broadcasting Systems, the country's second largest Spanish language radio network, Bill Tanner has left his post as VP of programming. In a statement, Tanner ...

  35. McCartney, Fidelity Enter Marketing Pact

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ads to kick off on NFL's Monday Night Football. Paul McCartney and Fidelity Investments have entered a marketing pact that includes tour sponsorship and a major advertising campaign. The ad push will debut with a 30-second tv spot during the ...

  36. Shakira Claims Six MTV Latin Nominations

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Video awards held Oct. 20 in Mexico. With six nods, Colombian songstress Shakira tops the list of nominees for the fourth annual MTV Video Music Awards Latin America. Shakira is up for artist of the year and best female artist. She has nominations ...

  37. 'Suge' Knight Shot In Leg

    August 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Hit at VMA party hosted by Kanye West. Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was shot in the leg early Sunday morning (Aug. 28) during a party hosted by Grammy-winning hip hop artist Kanye West, police said. Knight, 40, was hospitalized in good ...

  38. Green Day Dominates MTV Video Music Awards

    August 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Green Day continued its charmed year by dominating the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards tonight (Aug. 28) at Miami's American Airlines Arena. The group's video for "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" won six awar Green Day continued its ch ...

  39. Lil' Jon Tops BMI Urban Awards

    August 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT R. Kelly, Charlie Wilson also honored. Lil' Jon was the big winner at the 2005 BMI Urban Awards, held Friday (Aug. 26) night at the Grand Ballroom of the Fontainebleau Resort in Miami Beach. BMI president/CEO Del Bryant and VP of writer/publi ...

  40. MTV Adds Broadband Coverage for VMAs

    August 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT MTV's Video Music Awards are going broadband, expanding beyond television for a new take on the typically raucous ceremony along with "bonus" performances and other original online coverage, the chann MTV's Video Music Awards a ...

  41. Tropical Storm Katrina Moves In On Florida

    August 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music events cancelled. Tropical storm Katrina's approach of south Florida is already affecting the music events taking place in the state, including some of MTV's VMA activities and Bad Boy's new label launch party. The storm, whic ...

  42. Bad Boy Latino Launches

    August 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Joint venture to run through Warner Music Latina. Sean "Diddy" Combs, founder and CEO of Bad Boy Entertainment and producer Emilio Estefan, chairman of Estefan Enterprises, have officially launched Bad Boy Latino. The multi-media joint v ...

  43. Official Bad Boy Latino Launch Revealed

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Diddy, Estefan partner for label. Producer Emilio Estefan and Sean "Diddy" Combs are set to formally reveal the launch of Bad Boy Latino during a party in Miami on Aug. 25, Billboard.biz has learned. The joint venture label, a spin-off f ...

  44. Emusica Acquires Fania Assets

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Price tag reported in $9-12 million range. The assets of Fania, regarded as the most venerable and important catalog of tropical music in existence, have been sold to Emusica Entertainment Group. Emusica, a Miami-based music company whose holdings ...

  45. Special Olympics Bows Latin Xmas

    August 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For the first time in its nearly 20 years of existence, Special Olympics' "A Very Special Christmas" music series will be produced in a language other than English. "A Very Special Latin Christmas: No For the first time in its ...

  46. Grainge Unveils New UMGI Management Team

    August 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A new management structure has been put in place at the newly-renamed Universal Music Group International, Billboard.biz has learned. The company's chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge, who took over from Jorg A new management structure has been put i ...

  47. V CAST, CCE Partner For 'Juntos' Tour

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Segments from the upcoming "Juntos En Concierto" (Together in Concert) tour featuring Chayanne, Alejandro Fernandez and Marc Anthony will be broadcast through Verizon Wireless' V CAST Encore Channel i Segments from the upcoming &quo ...

  48. Usher, 50 Cent Top Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

    August 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Each grab three statuettes. Representing the best of both worlds, Usher and 50 Cent tied for top winner at the Billboard/American Urban Radio Networks (AURN) 2005 R&B/Hip-Hop Awards show. The popular R&B and rap/hip-hop artists earned thre ...

  49. MTV Names Talent Execs

    August 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Jose Tillan upped to senior VP. As part of its ongoing process to expand its talent division, MTV Networks Latin America has revealed a series of new appointments. Jose Tillan has been promoted to senior VP of music and talent and will continue to ...

  50. Alleged Gifts To Radio: Trips, Electronics, Plasma TVs

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Documents released as part of settlement. In black and white, New York state Attorney General office documents reveal numerous radio stations and programmers that are alleged to have accepted gifts, including electronics, vacations, airfare, hotel ...

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