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  1. New E! Show 'Opening Act' Offers YouTube Talent Opening Slots for Nicki Minaj, LMFAO, Rod Stewart, Others

    April 30, 2012 3:03 PM EDT Nigel Lythgoe ("American Idol," "So You Think You Can Dance") is teaming up with E! for new music reality series, "Opening Act," which debuts July 9 at 10p E.T./P.T. on the NBC Universal cable network. E! will formall ...

  2. Billboard Latin Music Awards Score Highest Ratings in 14-Year History

    April 30, 2012 10:12 AM EDT Averaging more than 2.4 million viewers, Telemundo experienced its highest-rated telecast in its 14-year history of broadcasting the Billboard Latin Music Awards, which aired live from Miami on Thursday (April 26), the network has announced. Hoste ...

  3. Backbeat: Billboard Latin Music Awards After Party

    April 27, 2012 11:38 AM EDT (L-R): DJ Shotgun, El Arquitecto, and Tu Dulcero arrive at the Billboard Latin Music Awards after party. (Photo: Michael Seto) Billboard Executive Director of Content and Programming for Latin Music Leila Cobo , laying in the corner of a sofa on t ...

  4. Backbeat: Elvis Crespo, Juan Magan, Nir Seroussi, Victor Gonzalez, More at Latin Conference's Billboard Bash

    April 26, 2012 5:00 PM EDT Elvis Crespo is mobbed by the crowd during his performance at the Billboard Bash. (Photo: Michael Seto) The Billboard Bash , presented by State Farm , brought together members of the music industry to celebrate music with special performances by D ...

  5. Record Store Day Brings Explosive Sales to Indie Stores, SoundScan Data Shows

    April 26, 2012 11:45 AM EDT The scene at Fords, New Jersey's Vintage Vinyl during Portugal. The Man's set on Record Store Day. (Photo: Jerry Rubino) Record Store Day produced explosive sales gains at indie stores, that helped the U.S. industry slightly outpace the ...

  6. Latin Conference: Social Savviness, DJ Domination Dictate Current Scene

    April 26, 2012 10:31 AM EDT Living Social (L-R): Mark Coatney (Media Outreach Director, Tumblr), Ashley Simon (manager, media partnerships, Foursquare), Jorge Rincon (CEO, Red Mas), Vivian Lewit (director, music content partnerships, YouTube), Demian Bellumino (VP of Operati ...

  7. Target Partners With Emilio Estefan for Curated Latin Entertainment Section

    April 25, 2012 5:21 PM EDT Target's John Butcher with Emilio Estefan at the Billboard Latin Music Conference on Wednesday (Photo: Arnold Turner) Target Corporation has partnered with entertainment mogul Emilio Estefan in a new alliance that will allow Estefan to curate ...

  8. Pitbull Says Music Business is '90 Percent Business, 10 Percent Talent' at Latin Conference Q&A

    April 25, 2012 4:44 PM EDT Pitbull speaks at his Q&A at the Billboard Latin Music Conference. (Photo: Michael Seto) Halfway through his standing-room-only live Q&A at today's Billboard Latin Music Conference, Miami-born bilingual pop star Pitbull recalled growi ...

  9. Vevo Announces Six New Original Series in Its First Upfront; Also Features John Legend, LA Reid, More

    April 25, 2012 4:41 PM EDT At Vevo's "NewFront" Wednesday, Left to right: Vevo's David Kohl, John Legend, Vevo's Rio Caraeff and Michael Cerda (Photo: Neilson Barnard, Getty Images/WireImage) NEW YORK -- Upfronts -- the annual presentations at which ...

  10. Emilio Estefan at Billboard Latin Conference: 'When It Was Just Me, Santana, Feliciano, Julio, There Wasn't So Much Opportunity...'

    April 25, 2012 3:31 PM EDT John Butcher, vice president of entertainment, Target (left); with Emilion Estefan, Chairman, Estefan Enterprises. (Photo: Michael Seto) As record sales remain flat and labels tighten their belts in producing and releasing records, brands have ste ...

  11. Latin Conference: Jenni Rivera Opens Up About Her Music, Reality Show, and Her Mexican-American Roots

    April 25, 2012 3:11 PM EDT Jenni Rivera at the Billboard Latin Music Conference Q&A with Billboard's Leila Cobo and mun2's Flavio Morales. (Photo: Michael Seto) Mexican-American diva Jenni Rivera - singer, songwriter, performer, producer, reality TV star, radi ...

  12. Backbeat: 360 Group, AJ Music, Cardenas Execs Wind Down at La Salsa Vive Party

    April 25, 2012 12:30 PM EDT The scene at the "La Salsa Vive" party, which closed out day one of the Billboard Latin Music Conference. (Photo: Michael Seto) With video footage of Celia Cruz and Johnny Pacheco performing "Quimbara" as a backdrop and N' ...

  13. Latin Conference: Univision's Jose Valle Says Latin Artists Need To Push Into Mainstream Radio Market

    April 25, 2012 12:15 PM EDT Univision Radio president Jose Valle speaks during his Q&A at the Billboard Latin Music Conference. (Photo: Michael Seto) Radio has changed with social media and with the evolving demographics of music lovers. That's one thing radio execu ...

  14. Backbeat: Pre-Billboard Latin Music Awards "Mas Y Musica" Pool Party Features High Towers, DJ Kane, More

    April 24, 2012 1:25 PM EDT The view during High Towers' set at the "Mas Y Música" Pool Party before the Billboard Latin Music Conference. (Photo: Arnold Turner) Don't miss the Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards, presented by State Farm taking ...

  15. IDENTITY Fest Announces Eric Prydz, Paul Van Dyk, Nero For Traveling EDM Event's Second Year

    April 24, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Traveling EDM dance-a-thon IDENTITY Festival will be returning for its second year with a 15-date nationwide tour this summer. The Live Nation event will feature such names as Eric Prydz, Paul Van Dyk, Nero, Madeon, Wolfgang Gartner and more. Thir ...

  16. Backbeat: Billboard Latin Music Conference Honors Inspiring Women of Latin Music at Donna Karan Fashion Show Luncheon

    April 24, 2012 10:15 AM EDT (L-R): Pamela Bustios of Chris Smith Management, Dream Team Agency Co-Founder Susan Stipcianos and Colombian artist Duina del Mar. (Photo: Michael Seto) Billboard and Donna Karan New York celebrated "the inspiring women of Latin music" a ...

  17. Brands Compete in Second Billboard Latin Music Marketing Awards

    April 23, 2012 4:37 PM EDT For the second year, the Billboard Latin Music Marketing Awards will recognize the growing importance of consumer brands and marketers in the promotion and marketing of Latin music at the Billboard Latin Music Conference, presented by State Farm. ...

  18. Marc Anthony, Chayanne, Marco Antonio Solis Announce 14-City U.S. Tour

    April 23, 2012 1:49 PM EDT Three of the biggest names in Latin music-salsa singer Marc Anthony, romantic balladeer Marco Antonio Solis and pop vocalist Chayanne-are teaming up for a U.S. tour that will take them to 14 cities, the trio announced during a press conference at ...

  19. One Direction Jump Up Social 50, But Justin Bieber Still Social Media King

    April 20, 2012 3:43 PM EDT The five piece juggernaut that is Britain's One Direction is unwavering in its march up the Billboard Social 50 chart. Striding to two spots to No. 2 this week, the group is now nipping at the heels of the social king himself, Justin Bieber ( ...

  20. Backbeat Coachella: Swedish House Mafia's Sebastian Ingrosso, One Republic's Ryan Tedder on Collab, Airplane Bathrooms

    April 15, 2012 8:49 PM EDT Ryan Tedder (left) of One Republic and Sebastian Ingrosso of Swedish House Mafia performed their song "Calling" at Coachella on Saturday night. (Photo: Catie Laffoon) Songwriter Ryan Tedder of One Republic has written songs for the likes ...

  21. St. Jude To Honor Juan Luis Guerra in Gala Hosted By Juanes

    April 12, 2012 11:53 AM EDT Dominican star Juan Luis Guerra will be honored during the 10th annual FedEx/St. Jude Angels & Stars Gala in Miami, benefitting St. Jude Children's Research hospital. The gala will be hosted by Colombian star Juanes and his wife Karen Mar ...

  22. Gerardo Ortiz, 3BallMty, Michel Telo To Perform, Intocable To Get Lifetime Achievement At Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 11, 2012 12:00 PM EDT The 2012 Billboard Latin Music Awards are right around the corner, and more artists are being added the closer it gets. The latest round of announced performers includes Gerardo Ortiz, 3BallMty, Michel Telo, El Bebeto, Larry Hernandez, and America ...

  23. Madonna's 'MDNA' Officially Posts Biggest Second-Week Percentage Drop Ever For No. 1-Debuting Album

    April 11, 2012 9:52 AM EDT This week, Madonna's "MDNA" earns the distinction of the largest second-week percentage sales drop for a No. 1-debuting album since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991. The album slides from No. 1 to No. 8 on the Billboar ...

  24. Madonna Scores Her 42nd - Yes, 42nd - No. 1 on Billboard's Dance Club Songs Chart

    April 09, 2012 4:24 PM EDT Madonna earns her record-extending 42nd No. 1 on Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart, as "Girl Gone Wild" zips 4-1. Madonna's 'MDNA' Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200, Lionel Richie Bows at No. 2 The song is the second ...

  25. Lil Wayne's Crew Accused of Assaulting Photographer, Beating Bicycle With Skateboard

    April 09, 2012 11:29 AM EDT Lil Wayne's ever-present skateboard seems to double as his favorite tool of destruction. A few days after Drake's "HYFR" video featuring Weezy depicted the Young Money CEO trashing a table with his skateboard, a police report f ...

  26. Guy Oseary on Madonna's 'MDNA': The Art of the Album Roll-Out

    April 04, 2012 8:26 AM EDT When Madonna's twelfth album, MDNA, debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 today with Nielsen SoundScan-certified sales of 359,000, she'll not only have the biggest first week of the year, but will instantly reinstate her place at the top ...

  27. Madonna's 'MDNA' Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200, Lionel Richie Bows at No. 2

    April 03, 2012 5:56 PM EDT Madonna scores her eighth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with the debut of her "MDNA," while Lionel Richie's all-star country collaborations covers album "Tuskegee" bows in the runner-up slot -- his highest-chartin ...

  28. SBS Flips Miami's Clasica To Zalsa y Mas!

    April 03, 2012 1:19 PM EDT Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS) has flipped its longstanding oldies Miami station, Clásica 92.3 FM, to Z 92, Zalsa y Más! (92.3 FM) Don't miss the Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards, presented by State Farm taking place April 23- ...

  29. Pitbull Confirmed For Q&A @ Billboard Latin Music Conference

    March 31, 2012 10:53 AM EDT Billboard will host a Q&A with superstar Pitbull as part of the 23rd annual Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards, presented by State Farm and taking place April 23-26 at the JW Marriott Marquis in Miami. The intimate, in-depth convers ...

  30. Billboard Latin Music Conference Marketing Awards Announce Finalists

    March 29, 2012 1:20 PM EDT Music from Camila, Chino y Nacho, Enrique Iglesias, Don Omar, Pitbull and Paulina Rubio, among others, make up some of the advertising, branding and sponsorship campaigns up for honors in the second annual Billboard Latin Music Marketing Awards ta ...

  31. Ultra Music Fest 2012: 10 Things Seen & Heard Friday

    March 25, 2012 5:30 PM EDT After six years having the Ultra Music Festival at the larger-capacity Bicentennial Park, construction at that site sent the annual party back at its original downtown Miami home, Bayfront Park, this year. But thanks to some reconfiguring and reco ...

  32. Pete Tong, Kaskade, Crystal Method Rally In Support of Pasquale Rotella, Indicted Electric Daisy Promoter

    March 23, 2012 6:15 PM EDT MIAMI - The EDM community took time out of its regularly scheduled Miami Music Week revelry to rally around Pasquale Rotella, embattled CEO of Insomniac Events, the production company behind Electric Daisy Carnival. "I hope for the sake of th ...

  33. Tiesto Launches Sirius XM Radio Channel

    March 23, 2012 1:43 PM EDT It's a monumental day for Tiësto. The EDM superstar is headlining day one of the Ultra Music Festival in Miami tonight and simultaneously launching his very own channel on Sirius XM, called Tiësto's Club Life Radio. "I'm really ...

  34. Backbeat: Luis Fonsi, Jorge Mejia, More at Billboard's Leila Cobo's Book Tour

    March 22, 2012 5:30 PM EDT Cobo with Billboard chart-topping singer/songwriter Luis Fonsi at the signing of The Second Time We Met at Books & Books. Earlier that day, Fonsi tweeted about the book to his more than 3 million followers. (Photo: Andres Recio and Carlos Chah ...

  35. Avicii Announces North America Arena Tour

    March 22, 2012 2:30 PM EDT Electronic dance music DJ/producer, Avicii has announced that he will embark on another massive North American Tour from May to June. Called the "Le7els" tour, promoters are billing this as the first all-arena North American tour by an e ...

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    March 22, 2012 8:17 AM EDT Billboard.biz, a 24/7 extension of Billboard magazine, is the music industry's premiere news source. It also covers every aspect of the entertainment space as it pertains to everyone from brand marketers and ad agencies to record labels and c ...

  37. Rio Music Conference Announces First International Edition in Miami

    March 21, 2012 5:30 PM EDT Today (March 21) the Rio Music Conference, Brazil's popular electronic dance music festival held in Rio De Janeiro - confirmed that they will host their first international edition at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami. RMC Miami will run from ...

  38. Tiesto, Swedish House Mafia's Sebastian Ingrosso To Captain DJ Charity Soccer Game at Miami Music Week

    March 19, 2012 11:36 AM EDT This Miami Music Week, some of the world's biggest DJs are using their talents to raise money for charity. But not the talents you might think. On Wednesday, March 21, 14 DJs will take to the field at an undisclosed location in Miami and play ...

  39. Backeat: La Vida Boheme, Duran, Jotdog, Radaid, More Rock Billboard Latin SXSW Showcase

    March 15, 2012 5:45 PM EDT Colombian cumbia-pop rapper Duran (Photo: Judy Cantor-Navas) The six artists at the Billboard Latin SXSW Showcase, who came to Austin from Colombia, Venezuela, Spain, Mexico and Miami, were each met at the Soho Lounge Wednesday night by fans who s ...

  40. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog

    March 14, 2012 2:11 PM EDT March 20, 2012 | BACKBEAT Backbeat: BMI & Billboard Acoustic Brunch at SXSW BMI, Billboard, Suntrust and Austin's Four Seasons Hotel teamed up to host the BMI & Billboard Acoustic Brunch at the South by Southwest Music Festival on Fri ...

  41. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog Part 2

    March 14, 2012 2:06 PM EDT Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog March 17, 2012 | Person ON the Street Man on the Street: Fred Mills, Editor, Blurt Magazine Fred Mills, Editor, Blurt Magazine Billboard.biz: What's the best band/artist you've seen yet? Fred Mills: Br ...

  42. Gloria Trevi and Reik To Headline 2012 Billboard En Concierto

    March 13, 2012 6:40 AM EDT For the third consecutive year, Billboard is teaming up with Telemundo Media and Cardenas Marketing Network (CMN) for its 3rd annual Billboard Latin Music Series. "Billboard En Concierto," presented by State Farm in association with Bud ...

  43. Gerardo Ortiz, 3BallMTY Announced For Billboard Latin Conference's Regional Mexican Music Panel

    March 08, 2012 4:30 PM EST Gerardo Ortiz, who has been announced for 2012's Billboard Latin Music Conference, was the big winner at last year's Billboard Mexican Music Awards. Recording artists Gerardo Ortiz and 3BallMTY are scheduled to appear on a panel about th ...

  44. Jenni Rivera To Perform, Participate In Q&A At Billboard Latin Music Conference And Awards

    March 05, 2012 5:57 PM EST Jenni Rivera, one of the most prolific entertainers in the Hispanic entertainment industry, will sit down for an exclusive one-on-one Q&A during the upcoming Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards, presented by State Farm and taking pla ...

  45. Ricardo Montaner Signs Recording Deal With Sony

    March 05, 2012 10:40 AM EST On The Dotted Line... (from left) Afo Verde, Sony's Chairman and CEO for the Latin Region, Spain and Portugal; Sony's head of legal affairs Barry Fiedel; Sony Music U.S. Latin general manager NIr Seroussi; and Ricardo Montaner. Venezuela ...

  46. Backbeat: Jenni Rivera Premieres 'I Love Jenni' Season Two At Party With Gerardo Ortiz, mun2 Execs

    March 05, 2012 10:25 AM EST Regional Mexican singers Jenni Rivera and Gerardo Ortiz at the launch party for Rivera's "I Love Jenni" reality program at My House in Hollywood. (Photo: Arnold Turner) Regional Mexican singer Jenni Rivera capped off the premiere pa ...

  47. Backbeat: Regulo Caro Album Release Party With Del Records, Sony Latin, BMI Execs

    March 01, 2012 3:07 PM EST Del Records recording artist Regulo Caro hangs out backstage at the Conga Room with singer William Ortiz. The two performed "Ser Piloto en Guamuchil" which is featured on Caro's new album, Amor En Tiempos De Guerra . (Photo: Justino ...

  48. Limp Bizkit Single With Lil Wayne Dropping Next Week, Cash Money Debut Out This Year?

    March 01, 2012 1:46 PM EST (Photo: Rachel Been/Getty Images) A new collaboration between Limp Bizkit and Lil Wayne is coming: the single is titled "Ready To Go," and will be released online next week. And Cash Money founder and co-CEO Bryan "Birdman" Wil ...

  49. Backbeat: Daddy Yankee, Telemundo Execs, More at Billboard Latin Music Awards Finalists Announcement

    March 01, 2012 10:19 AM EST Daddy Yankee with Billboard's Leila Cobo at Telemundo Studios. Dozens of journalists from around the country flew to Telemundo Studios in Miami to the set of morning show Levántate (Wake Up!) for the live announcement of the finalists to the ...

  50. Hans Zimmer's Oscar Music With Pharrell Williams, Esperanza Spalding Released As Album

    February 29, 2012 8:15 AM EST Hans Zimmer's music for the Oscars on Feb. 26 has been released as a digital album on Apple's iTunes. 'The Artist,' 'Man or Muppet' Win Music Oscars in Music-Snubbing Year "The 84th Academy Awards -- Celebrate th ...

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