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  1. Green Day Dominates MTV VMA Nominations

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Awards will be broadcast live Aug. 28. With eight nods, Green Day tops the list of nominees for the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards, include six for "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" and two for "American Idiot." Gwen Stefani and Missy ...

  2. Daddy Yankee Strikes EMI Pub Deal

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Reggaetón star Daddy Yankee has struck a publishing pact with EMI Music Publishing for the world excluding the United States, Billboard.biz has learned. Reggaetón star Daddy Yankee has struck a publishing pact with EMI Music Publishing fo ...

  3. Daddy Yankee Strikes EMI Pub Deal

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ex-U.S. pact covers 'Barrio Fino,' catalog. Reggaetón star Daddy Yankee has struck a publishing pact with EMI Music Publishing for the world excluding the United States, Billboard.biz has learned. The deal covers catalog and his hugely s ...

  4. SBS Making TV Debut

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Radio station group Spanish Broadcasting System is broadening its reach into the television sector, unveiling a $37.5 million deal to acquire WDLP-TV and other TV assets serving Miami and South Florid NEW YORK (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Radio sta ...

  5. RIAA Issues Annual Report On Piracy

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warns pirated cds ncreasingly similar to real product. The RIAA issued its annual report on non-internet commercial piracy July 13 warning that illegal copying and trafficking of pirated music has become more sophisticated, citing specifically tha ...

  6. MTV Latin Video Music Awards Confirm Talent

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Shakira, Foo Fighters among first round of acts. Colombian superstar Shakira along with Good Charlotte, Simple Plan and Foo Fighters are the first round of talent confirmed to perform at the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards Latin America. The VMALAs, n ...

  7. MTV Latin Makes Key Appointments

    July 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Josh Greenberg named senior VP of programming. In an effort to further expand its brands in the region, MTV Networks Latin America has appointed brand experts to oversee each of its three Latin American channels: MTV, Nickelodeon and VHI. Josh Gre ...

  8. From Hilltop To Chilltop

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coca-Cola Zero re-imagines 1971 ad. Everything old is new again. A new TV spot for Coca-Cola's new zero calorie soft drink, Coca-Cola Zero, re-imagines the cola company's now classic 1971 ad, "Hilltop," as "Chilltop." ...

  9. Behind the Deal: An Interview with U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Gearing up for the ongoing fight against piracy after a change of the guards in the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales sat down with <i>ELW</i> editor and <i>Billboard</i> l Gearing up for the ong ...

  10. MTV Latin Ups McBride To Exec VP/COO

    June 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Miami-based exec previously just COO. Miami-based exec previously just COO. News ...

  11. MTV Latin Ups McBride To Exec VP/COO

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Scot McBride has been named executive VP/COO for MTV Networks Latin America. He was previously COO for the network. Scot McBride has been named executive VP/COO for MTV Networks Latin America. He was previously COO for the network, but his role is ...

  12. Ritmo Refuses Shakira Set

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Shakira's new album, "Fijaci&#243;n Oral, Volumen 1," may break sales records. But it will not be with the support of Ritmo Latino. The nation's largest Latin retail chain is not selling the album in Shakira's new albu ...

  13. Ritmo Refuses Shakira Set

    June 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Shakira's new album, "Fijaci&#243;n Oral, Volumen 1," may break sales records. But it will not be with the support of Ritmo Latino. Shakira's new album, "Fijación Oral, Volumen 1," may break sales records. But it ...

  14. 'Nuevas Voces' Crowns Gio Williams

    June 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Oscar Rivera takes second. Dominican-born Gio Williams was crowned winner of the Telemundo network's “Nuevas Voces de América” during the show's May 29 finale in Miami. Williams competed alongside 20 finalists during the 15-week nationwi ...

  15. MTV Latin American Names New Media VP

    May 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Focused on expanding mobile and online business. Luis Goicouria has been named VP of digital media for MTV Networks Latin America. In his new post, he will oversee the company’s new media division for all its properties, including MTV, Nick and VH ...

  16. DeBitetto Steps Up To Take A&E Reins

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Robert DeBitetto has been promoted to head of A&amp;E Network, filling the spot left vacant in March when Abbe Raven moved into the role of president/CEO of A&amp;E Television Networks. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Robert DeBitetto has been ...

  17. LARAS Exec Exits Post

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Meyer leaves to partner at Sprockets Music. Marya Meyer, VP of corporate and external affairs for the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, is leaving her post to partner with composer, producer and studio owner Will Edwards in Sprockets ...

  18. Latin Stars Announce U.S. Tour Plans

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Guerra, Syntek play major cities. Dominican star Juan Luis Guerra is launching a tour of the United States. The first stop on this tour is a 20-year anniversary show in New York’s Madison Square Garden on May 28. Guerra will continue on to play fi ...

  19. MTV Latin Awards Head To Mexico

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Show to air live on Oct. 20. The 2005 MTV Video Music Awards Latin America will be broadcast live from Playa del Carmen in the Mexican Caribbean. The event has taken place in Miami since its inception in 2002. The VMALA’s will air live Oct. 20 fro ...

  20. Rolling Stones Reveal U.S. Tour Dates

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tickets on sale this weekend, shows begin Aug 21. The Rolling Stones announced a world tour today (May 10) at a press conference at New York’s Juilliard School of Music. The trek will be produced worldwide by Michael Cohl, under his Concert Produc ...

  21. 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� ...

  22. Trombonist Juan Pablo Torres Dies

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Was member of Cuban Masters. Juan Pablo Torres, a member of the group Cuban Masters who played alongside legends like Israel "Cachao" Lopez and Carlos "Patato" Valdez, died April 17 in Miami. He was 59. Torres had an inoperable ...

  23. McCartney Sets North American Tour

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As first tipped here, Paul McCartney will tour North America this fall, beginning Sept. 16 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami. The 28-date "US" tour, in support of a new Capitol album, will wrap As first tipped here, Paul McCartney ...

  24. Reggae Label VP Shifts To Universal In Canada

    April 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U.S. arrangement in flux. New York-based reggae label VP Records has shifted its Canadian distribution to Universal Music Canada from EMI music Canada. In the United States, VP has self-distributed some releases; others have gone through Navarre a ...

  25. 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. ...

  26. UMG's Machete Picks Up 50% Of VI Music

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Machete Music, Universal Music Group's new urban Latin label, has acquired a 50% stake in VI Music, <i>ELW</i> has learned. MIAMI -- Machete Music, Universal Music Group's new urban Latin label, has acquired a 50% stake in VI ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. MTV Video Awards Return to Miami

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Show to air live on Aug. 28. MTV unveiled today (April 5) its plan to return to Miami for this year's MTV Video Music Awards. The show will air live from the American Airlines Arena on Aug. 28. This is the second year in a row that the awards ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. MTV, P.Diddy Extend Ties

    March 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Network scores first-look production deal. MTV will announce today (March 23) a first-look production agreement with Sean "P.Diddy" Combs' Bad Boy Entertainment. Combs will provide executive-producer services on future television pr ...

  31. Panama, IFPI Take Steps To Curb Piracy

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST In an effort to stem piracy, Panama's customs agency has signed a cooperation agreement with the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry Latin America. MIAMI -- In an effort to stem piracy, Panama's customs agency has signe ...

  32. Billboard To Fete Solís, Guerra

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Two of Latin music's biggest stars, Marco Antonio Sol&#237;s and Juan Luis Guerra, will receive special honors at the 2005 Billboard Latin Music Awards on April 28 at the Miami Arena. Two of Latin music's biggest stars, Marco Antonio ...

  33. MTV Latin America Names Chief

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pierluigi Gazzolo has been promoted to managing director of MTV Networks Latin America. Gazzolo will lead the business and creative development of all MTVN brands -- including MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon an Pierluigi Gazzolo has been promoted to managin ...

  34. Paradise, June Street Link For Licensing

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST June Street Entertainment and the music-licensing division of Paradise Artists have put together a deal that allows each company to represent the other's music catalogs for licensing in film, televisi NASHVILLE -- June Street Entertainment an ...

  35. UMG Bows Urban Latin Label

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group has launched a label dedicated to urban Latin music, <i>ELW</i> has learned. MIAMI -- Universal Music Group has launched a label dedicated to urban Latin music, ELW has learned. Los Angeles-based Machete Music is ...

  36. MTV Latin America Names Chief

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pierluigi Gazzolo has been promoted to managing director of MTV Networks Latin America. Gazzolo will lead the business and creative development of all MTVN brands -- including MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon an Pierluigi Gazzolo has been promoted to managin ...

  37. UMG Bows Urban Latin Label

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group has launched a label dedicated to urban Latin music, Billboard.biz has learned. Universal Music Group has launched a label dedicated to urban Latin music, Billboard.biz has learned. Los Angeles-based Machete Music is the firs ...

  38. Paradise, June Street Link For Licensing

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Companies to co-rep music catalogs. June Street Entertainment and the music-licensing division of Paradise Artists have put together a deal that allows each company to represent the other's music catalogs for licensing in film, television, co ...

  39. Velvet Revolver Heading Out

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST N.A. tour starts March 22. Velvet Revolver will head out on a North American headlining tour this spring. The 36-date "Electric Wonderland Show," which will also feature Hoobastank, begins March 22 at Montreal's Bell Centre and ends ...

  40. EMI Names Latin Senior VP/CFO

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Latin America has named Jorge Melendez as senior VP/CFO. Melendez joins EMI after 16 years at Sony Music, most recently as executive VP/CFO of Sony Discos. EMI Music Latin America has named Jorge Melendez as senior VP/CFO. Melendez joins ...

  41. Bill Seeks To Promote Local News

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Lawmakers' pique over the networks' incredible shrinking news hole is prompting legislation that will shorten the time broadcasters have between license renewals and require full commission review of WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Repor ...

  42. Warner Latin Appoints New-Media Exec

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Alfonso Perez-Soto has been named new-media director for Warner Music Latin America and U.S. Latin. Based in Miami, Perez-Soto will report to Warner Music Latin America president Inigo Zabala. Alfonso Perez-Soto has been named new-media director f ...

  43. Rock Station WZTA Miami Goes Hispanic

    February 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel plans to flip active rock radio station WZTA Miami to Hispanic as Mega 94.9 at noon today, Billboard Radio Monitor has learned. Clear Channel plans to flip active rock radio station WZTA Miami to Hispanic as Mega 94.9 at noon today ( ...

  44. Rock Station WZTA Miami Goes Hispanic

    February 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel station was city's last rock outlet. Clear Channel plans to flip active rock radio station WZTA Miami to Hispanic as Mega 94.9 at noon today (Feb. 11), Billboard Radio Monitor has learned. The move leaves Arbitron market No. 12 ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. Solís Leads Billboard Latin Awards Finalists

    February 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Show set for April 28 in Miami. The diversity of Latin music is evident in the list of finalists for the 2005 Billboard Latin Music Awards, which will air live April 28 on Telemundo. The awards will bring to a close the 16th annual Billboard Latin ...

  47. Rodríguez Upped To Univision COO

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Exec will be based in Miami. Ray Rodríguez has been appointed president and COO of Univision Communications. He takes over the post last occupied by Henry Cisneros, who left the company in August 2000. Rodríguez, who has been president of the Univ ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. New York's Hit Factory Studio To Close

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Celebrated facility to live on in Miami. The Hit Factory, one of New York’s largest and best-known recording facility, will close within a month. The company will move its headquarters to its Miami facility, the former Criteria Recording, which th ...

  50. McCartney To Reveal Tour At Big Game

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sources: N.A. trek to begin Sept. 16. Sir Paul McCartney will take advantage of the media focus surrounding his halftime performance Feb. 6 at Super Bowl XXXIX to announce his upcoming tour of North America, sources say. Billboard.biz has learned ...

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