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  1. Ricardo Arjona to Release Next Album on Independent Label

    July 06, 2011 5:48 PM EDT Ricardo Arjona, one of Latin music's top-selling and top touring acts, will release his next album on his own independent label, Billboard.biz has learned. Arjona, a pop singer/songwriter who has spent his entire career signed to majors-first ...

  2. Univision Names Randy Falco President and CEO

    June 29, 2011 4:56 PM EDT Univision Communications has promoted COO and executive vp Randy Falco to the posts of president and CEO. The appointment follows the departure of former president and CEO Joe Uva earlier this year. Falco, 57, is a former AOL chairman and CEO and ...

  3. Pitbull's First Hot 100 No. 1 'Give Me Everything' Ends 19-Week Female Chart Reign

    June 29, 2011 4:04 PM EDT Pitbull - Give Me Everything HD from suray.net on Vimeo . Pitbull unleashes his first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (June 30) on Billboard.biz, as "Give Me Everything," featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer, rises ...

  4. Electric Daisy Carnival Kicks Off: Is Las Vegas Becoming America's Answer to Ibiza?

    June 24, 2011 5:25 PM EDT Las Vegas is known internationally for its casinos and hotels, but the city is fast becoming Mecca for 35-and-under dance music fans hell-bent on hedonistic thrills set to a pulsing soundtrack -- day and night. Look no further than this weekend� ...

  5. Angelo Badalamenti, Alf Clausen Honored at ASCAP Film & TV Music Awards

    June 24, 2011 7:40 AM EDT Filmmaker David Lynch saluted Angelo Badalamenti and Jay Kogen, the producer at "The Simpsons" who hired Alf Clausen, saluted the animated show's composer Thursday at ASCAP's 26th annual Film & Television Music Awards at th ...

  6. SuperHeavy -- Featuring Mick Jagger, Joss Stone, Dave Stewart -- Sign To Universal

    June 23, 2011 3:30 PM EDT Universal Music will release the album from SuperHeavy, a group featuring Mick Jagger, Eurythmics founder Dave Stewart, singer Joss Stone, composer A.R. Rahman and reggae artist Damian Marley. No exact release date is set, but Universal Republic w ...

  7. Mana Joins Britney Spears As Only Artists To Headline Eight Staples Center Shows

    June 21, 2011 6:14 PM EDT Maná, the biggest-selling or -touring Latin rock act in the world, joins Britney Spears as the only artists to headline eight concerts at Staples Center. The band, which sold out four shows in Los Angeles at Staples June 23-26, will also equal the ...

  8. Tiesto Announces New Web Series

    June 21, 2011 6:00 PM EDT The popular Dutch DJ, who pulls in $20 million annually, will be the subject of a new behind-the-scenes series this fall. Fans of one of the world's top DJs, Holland's Tiësto, will get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at his life late ...

  9. Manu Chao U.S. Tour Dates Announced

    June 13, 2011 5:51 PM EDT Manu Chao, who helped popularize the Latin alternative movement, is scheduled to start his U.S. "La Ventura" tour on Aug. 31 with a concert in Boston at the House of Blues. The singer/songwriter, who was born in Paris to Spanish parents, ...

  10. Cristian Castro Announces U.S. Tour Dates

    June 02, 2011 9:07 PM EDT Mexican star Cristian Castro, whose album "Viva El Príncipe" has been one of the year's biggest success stories, will launch the first leg of his U.S. tour, beginning July 28 at V Live in Chicago. Castro's "Viva El Príncip ...

  11. Juanes Parts Ways With Manager, Taking 'Small' Hiatus

    May 24, 2011 5:59 PM EDT In a series of messages to his nearly 2.5 million Twitter followers, Colombian star Juanes confirmed that he has parted ways with longtime manager Fernán Martínez and will take a brief break. The singer/ songwriter posted messages in quick success ...

  12. Blink-182, My Chemical Romance Lead 2011 Honda Civic Tour

    May 23, 2011 8:00 PM EDT Blink-182 and My Chemical Romance will lead the lineup of the 10th annual Honda Civic Tour, which is scheduled to visit North American amphitheaters this summer/fall. Support acts on the 40-plus-date trek include Manchester Orchestra, Rancid and M ...

  13. Marc Anthony Announces Tour Dates

    May 19, 2011 6:01 PM EDT Tickets for Marc Anthony's upcoming U.S. tour go on sale tomorrow (May 20) via Ticketmaster outlets. Anthony will kick off his nine-date U.S. stint Sept. 1 at the State Fair Grounds in Minneapolis and will continue an all-arena trek that ends ...

  14. BMI CEO Hints at YouTube Deal During Film and TV Awards; David Arnold Receives Richard Kirk Award

    May 19, 2011 12:31 PM EDT LOS ANGELES -- BMI expects to sign a deal with YouTube within the next few weeks over rights payments, BMI president and CEO Del Bryant cryptically announced Wednesday at the BMI Film and TV awards gala. Bryant did not identify YouTube or its pare ...

  15. Tego Calderon, Belanova, More Sign on for Pepsi Latin Concert Series

    May 16, 2011 3:11 PM EDT Pepsi will launch a 12-week summer concert series featuring performances by artists from different genres, including Belanova, Melina León and Tego Calderón. The "Sábados de Verano" (Summer Saturdays) concert series kicks off May 28 with ...

  16. Enrique Iglesias to Tour With Pitbull, Prince Royce This Fall

    May 12, 2011 5:37 PM EDT Enrique Iglesias announced at a press conference today that he will be touring U.S. arenas with special guests Pitbull and Prince Royce this Fall. Starting September 22 in Boston, the tour will travel to nearly 20 cities and culminate in an Octobe ...

  17. Marco Antonio Solis, Ana Gabriel Announce Co-Headlining Tour

    May 10, 2011 11:18 AM EDT Mexican artists Marco Antonio Solis and Ana Gabriel today (May 10) announced in Miami a co-headlining U.S. tour, dubbed "Haciendo Historia" (Making History). Both artists have long careers that straddle both pop and regional Mexican real ...

  18. SBS Flips Miami Regional Mexican Station La Raza 106.3 FM to Colombian Music

    May 06, 2011 1:24 PM EDT SBS Entertainment has flipped its regional Mexican station in Miami-La Raza 106.3 FM-to a tropical format geared toward Colombian listeners and fans of Colombian music. The new WRAZ-Cima programs mostly cumbia and vallenato, eminently Colombian ge ...

  19. Luis Fonsi To Be Honored At Fedex/St. Jude Angels & Stars Event

    May 05, 2011 11:07 PM EDT Puerto Rican singer/songwriter Luis Fonsi will be the honoree at the ninth annual Fedex/St. Jude Angels & Stars gala, presented by Trafalgar Capital Advisors, and taking place May 14 in Miami's JW Marriot hotel. Fonsi will receive the 201 ...

  20. Publishing Briefs: Eric Benet Signs Management Deal With Primary Wave

    May 05, 2011 9:49 PM EDT Eric Benet Inks Management Deal With Primary Wave -- Grammy Nominated R&B singer Eric Benet has signed a management deal with New York City-based Primary Wave Talent Management ( PrimaryWaveMusic.com ). This new management deal reunites Benet ...

  21. Business Matters: Surprise, Music Sales Continue to Improve

    May 04, 2011 8:12 PM EDT Surprise, Music Sales Continue to Improve -- Here's the latest on the surprisingly strong recorded music sales of 2011. Through May 1, track sales are up 8%, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Current tracks are up 10% and catalog tracks are up ...

  22. Mana Sells Out Three L.A. Shows in Hours, Will They Break Their Own Touring Record?

    May 01, 2011 12:25 PM EDT In a matter of hours, Mexican rock band Mana sold out the three shows at Los Angeles' Staples Center which kick off their U.S. Tour. Mana's first show, slated for June 23, sold out less than an hour after tickets went on-sale at 10 a.m. ...

  23. Billboard Latin Music Awards Deliver Strongest Ratings Yet

    April 29, 2011 11:00 PM EDT The 2011 edition of the Billboard Latin Music Awards, presented by State Farm, which aired live April 28 on Telemundo, delivered the highest ratings ever in the network's 13-year history of presenting the show. According to Nielsen Media Rese ...

  24. Photos: 2011 Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards, Behind the Scenes

    April 29, 2011 10:55 PM EDT The Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards is the longest running and most prestigious event in the Latin music industry. For three days and four nights, the hottest artists and the most prestigious industry personnel gather to discuss, consi ...

  25. Alexis y Fido, Artists From Pitbull's Mr. 305 Label Rock Billboard Latin Music Awards Afterparty

    April 29, 2011 4:05 PM EDT Pitbull with Sophia del Carmen (and a furry, branded friend) at the Billboard Latin Music Awards, April 28, 2011 (Photo: Getty Images) MIAMI--After a joint show-closing performance by Jencarlos Canela, Pitbull, and T-Pain, the audience at the Bill ...

  26. Video: Gloria Estefan, Prince Royce, Luis Fonsi on the Billboard Latin Music Awards Red Carpet

    April 29, 2011 10:52 AM EDT MIAMI -- Although ominous gray clouds hung low and temperatures reached into the high 80s, the red carpet scene at the Latin Billboard Awards was as full of colorful pageantry as ever. Musicians, actors and industry honchos alike all strutted down ...

  27. Stars Shine At Billboard Latin Music Awards, But Enrique Iglesias Rules The Night

    April 29, 2011 12:41 AM EDT Fire Walker: Enrique Iglesias won nine Billboard Latin Music Awards including Artist of the Year and Best Latin Pop Album By a Soloist. (Photo: Telemundo/Gary Rothstein) MIAMI -- There's no question that Enrique Iglesias ruled the 2011 Billbo ...

  28. Enrique Iglesias, Shakira Win Big at Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 28, 2011 11:00 PM EDT Big Winner: Enrique Iglesias at the 2011 Billboard Latin Music Awards accepting one of nine awards he won. (Photo: Getty Images) MIAMI -- After a year that saw pop going bigger than ever, it's perhaps not surprising that two crossover superst ...

  29. Photos: Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan, Pitbull, Many More Rock Billboard Latin Music Awards Red Carpet

    April 28, 2011 9:21 PM EDT Marc Anthony, six-time 2011 Billboard Latin Music Awards nominee, on the red carpet. (Photo: Getty Images) MIAMI -- Although ominous gray clouds hung low and temperatures reached into the high 80s, the red carpet scene at the Latin Billboard Award ...

  30. Sohanny, Francisca Valenzuela Rock BMI Showcase at Billboard Latin Music Conference

    April 28, 2011 1:10 PM EDT The BMI Showcase in Miami's Warehouse District featued a diverse slate of up-and-comers (Photo: Arnold Turner/A. Turner Archives) Wednesday night's BMI showcase at the Billboard Latin Music Conference faced challenges from the start. Fir ...

  31. Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch To Be Recreated in Las Vegas

    April 28, 2011 7:55 AM EDT LAS VEGAS - Cirque du Soleil wants to recreate Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch in Sin City. The Mandalay Bay hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip plans to open a sprawling entertainment complex that includes a Jackson-themed lounge, an inter ...

  32. Universal, Sony Sweep Billboard Latin Industry Awards

    April 27, 2011 10:50 PM EDT Marquee Event: Billboard Latin Music Bash and label awards. (Photo: Arnold Turner/A. Turner Archives) MIAMI -- Universal Music Latin Entertainment and Sony Music Latin, today's two dominant Latin music labels, swept the label awards at the an ...

  33. Gloria Trevi Talks Music, Prison, Domestic Violence, Gay Audience at Raucous Latin Music Conference Q&A

    April 27, 2011 6:45 PM EDT Billboard's Leila Cobo hangs out with Gloria Trevi and her guitarist, Rayito, before the revealing conversation at this year's Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards Fher Olvera, Juan Diego Calleros (Photo: Arnold Turner/A. Turner ...

  34. Watch: Camila Discuss Tour, New Single With Colbie Caillat

    April 27, 2011 6:30 PM EDT Luck. Serendipity. Destiny. Those are three words that could be used to describe the unlikely rise of Camila. The band hit a note with listeners who were used to Rock en Espanol being hard, like Mana, or danceable, like Shakira. They responded to ...

  35. Regional Mexican Music Experts Discuss the Way Ahead, Narcocorridos at Latin Music Conference

    April 27, 2011 12:51 PM EDT Regional Mexico Panelists: Raul Brindis, Host, "El Show de Raul Brindis," Univision; Fernando Comacho, La Arrolladora Banda El Limode Rene Camacho; Ivan Fernandez, President, Viva Entertainment; Luis Del Villar, President Del Records; Ro ...

  36. Don Tetto, Mia Mont, Celia Cruz All-Stars, More Rock Billboard Latin Music Conference's New Artist Showcase -- Check Out Photos!

    April 27, 2011 12:35 PM EDT Fellini-esque: Performers at the Billboard Latin Music Conference's New Artist Showcas helped create a carnival-like atmosphere ( Photo: Arnold Turner/A. Turner Archives) MIAMI -- The Billboard Latin Music Conference ended a day of serious di ...

  37. A Tribe Called Quest Documentary by Michael Rapaport to Hit Theaters

    April 27, 2011 8:41 AM EDT Michael Rapaport will be hitting the road this summer with his documentary on hip-hop legends A Tribe Called Quest , "Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest." The roll out across the country starts July 8 in New Yo ...

  38. The Dating Game Between Music and Sponsorships Explored at Billboard Latin Music Conference Panels

    April 26, 2011 7:08 PM EDT The Effectiveness of Local Branding Panelists: (left to right)Carlos Boughton, brand director of Tecate and Tecate Light, Heineken USA; Luis Miguel Messianu, president/chief creative officer of Alma; Carla Dodds, senior director of multicultural m ...

  39. Billboard Latin Music Conference's Tuesday Panels Explore New Opportunities in a Changing Industry

    April 26, 2011 6:30 PM EDT The View From the Top Panelists: (left to right) Afo Verde, President, Latin Region, Sony Music; Billboard's Leila Cobo, Executive Director Latin Content & Programming; Jesus Lopez, Chairman/CEO Universal Music Latin America/Iberian Penin ...

  40. Don Omar Talks His 'Big Vast Social Network' at Billboard Latin Music Conference

    April 26, 2011 5:59 PM EDT The Man of the Hour: Don Omar (Photo: Arnold Turner/A. Turner Archives) MIAMI -- Reggaeton star and web phenomenon Don Omar isn't just an artist these days. He also runs a record label, and attributes a large part of his success to navigating ...

  41. Sheenah, Aiko, Chapin, Many More Rock Billboard's 'Mas y Mas Musica' Latin Conference Showcase

    April 26, 2011 1:45 PM EDT Welcome to Miami: Chapin and Yuri at Billboard's 'Mas y Mas Musica' Latin Conference Showcase (Photo: Arnold Turner/A. Turner Archives) MIAMI -- They traveled from many parts of the globe and showed their musical talents against the ...

  42. Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards 2011: Ahead Of The Curve

    April 26, 2011 7:15 AM EDT Today, April 26, marks the beginning of the 22nd annual Billboard Latin Music Conference, presented by State Farm in association with AT&T. Following a successful foray in Puerto Rico, Latin music's largest, most influential event returns ...

  43. Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards 2011: The Hottest Concerts

    April 25, 2011 6:39 PM EDT Every sector of the Latin music industry will convene for the Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards, presented by State Farm in association with AT&T, at the Eden Roc Renaissance in Miami Beach on April 25-28. Artist showcases are a hi ...

  44. Business Matters: Sony Networks Are Still Down, But Music Unlimited Promo Tour Rolls On

    April 25, 2011 5:20 PM EDT Sony Networks Are Still Down, But Music Unlimited Promo Tour Rolls On -- At the same time an Amazon Web Services outage wreaked havoc on websites and Internet services last week, Sony's PlayStation and Qriocity networks were experiencing unre ...

  45. Mary Anne Hobbs, Guest Blogger, on Her Switch From BBC Radio One to XFM

    April 22, 2011 2:30 PM EDT She's Seen A Million Faces, And Rocked Them All: Mary Anne Hobbs at Coachella (Photo: www.djgabereal.com ) From dropping out of school and working at an egg packing plant to living on a bus with a hard rock band to publishing the fanzine Krus ...

  46. Aylin Mujica, Rafael Amaya, Daniel Sarcos To Host 2011 Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 21, 2011 7:23 PM EDT A trio of celebrities will host the 2011 Billboard Latin Music Awards on April 28, live on Telemundo, featuring some of the biggest names in music including Banda El Recodo, Chino y Nacho, Camila, Don Omar, Juanes, Lucero, Maná, Marc Anthony, and ...

  47. Billboard's Latin Music Conference & Awards Central

    April 20, 2011 5:41 PM EDT April 29, 2011 |Photos Photos: 2011 Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards, Behind the Scenes The Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards is the longest running and most prestigious event in the Latin music industry. For three days and ...

  48. Mana's 'Drama y Luz' Debuts at No. 1 on Top Latin and Pop Album Charts

    April 20, 2011 4:45 PM EDT Just days after releasing the new album, "Drama y Luz," and announcing a world tour, Maná has reached the top again: the biggest opening for a Spanish-language album since Aventura's "The Last." Maná opens at No. 1 on the ...

  49. Cool & Dre Launch Epidemic, Joint Venture with Interscope

    April 19, 2011 4:37 PM EDT Miami-based production duo Marcello "Cool" Valenzano and Andre "Dre" Lyon have signed a joint venture deal for their Epidemic Music imprint with Interscope Records. Though Cool & Dre declined to reveal specific details, the ...

  50. Iggy Pop on Tonight's Ron Asheton Tribute Concert, 'American Idol'

    April 19, 2011 7:45 AM EDT If it wasn't already clear to those who have seen or heard Iggy Pop during the past four decades, his latest moves confirm he's not one to back down from a challenge. The punk pioneer and sonic provocateur returns to the Michigan town th ...

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