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  1. El Cata, Cultura Profectica, Dyland and Lenny, 24 Horas To Perform At Billboard Bash During Latin Music Conference

    April 11, 2011 1:44 PM EDT Merengue star El Cata, Puerto Rican Rock/reggae band Cultura Profética, rising reggaetón duo Dyland & Lenny and bachata newcomers 24 Horas will perform at the annual Billboard Bash, taking place April 27 at Mansion in Miami Beach as the prelud ...

  2. Enrique Iglesias, Luis Fonsi, Gloria Trevi, More To Perform At Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 08, 2011 5:26 PM EDT Enrique Iglesias, Luis Fonsi, Christian Castro, Jencarlos Canela and Gloria Trevi have been added to the roster of stars performing later this month at the 2011 Billboard Latin Music Awards in Miami Beach. The singers join the recently announced p ...

  3. Nicki Minaj Confirms Talks To Join Britney Spears Tour

    April 08, 2011 1:11 PM EDT Femme Fatales: Will Nicki Minaj (right) open for Britney Spears? (Photo: Getty Images) Nicki Minaj confirmed that she is in talks to join Britney Spears' forthcoming tour, as reported in Billboard.biz last week. MTV News spoke with Minaj befo ...

  4. Fergie Joins 'X Factor' Contenders As Producers Have 'Nightly Arguments,' Simon Cowell Says

    April 08, 2011 8:05 AM EDT Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie is in the running for a judge's spot on the upcoming U.S. version of "The X Factor," but creator Simon Cowell said on Thursday that producers were still juggling dozens of names for the TV talent show. ...

  5. Gloria Estefan Tweets Details About New Project With Pharrell

    April 06, 2011 9:47 PM EDT Gloria Estefan is taking to Twitter to tell fans about her new album and collaboration with rapper/producer/singer Pharrell. "I can't tell u how much I've enjoyed working with @NeRdArMy !," Estefan wrote, referring to Pharrell. ...

  6. MTV's Dermot McCormack Talks O Music Awards

    April 05, 2011 1:03 PM EDT MTV today revealed the full list of categories and nominees for its inaugural O Music Awards , a Web-based awards show dedicated to all things digital that will take place April 28. Nominees -- selected by MTV's internal committee following d ...

  7. Nicki Minaj In Discussions to Join Britney Spears Tour

    April 01, 2011 1:55 PM EDT Femme Fatales: Will Nicki Minaj (right) open for Britney Spears? (Photo: Getty Images) Sources say that Nicki Minaj is in discussions -- but not confirmed -- to support Britney Spears on the latter's upcoming tour after Enrique Iglesias abrup ...

  8. Don Omar Joins Social Network Panel At Billboard Latin Music Conference

    March 31, 2011 3:38 PM EDT Billboard is pleased to announce that reggaeton star Don Omar will be a special guest on the digital panel at next month's Billboard Latin Music Conference . The singer will share the stage with Facebook's Alexandre Hohagen, Google' ...

  9. Ultra Music Festival Extending Global Reach to Asia, Australia

    March 30, 2011 7:39 AM EDT Once a humble beach party, Miami's mega-hip Ultra Music Festival is expanding to Asia and Australia after a sellout, three-day rave this past weekend that left revelers nursing a nasty hangover on Monday. Around 150,000 sun-baked party-goers ...

  10. Britney Spears To Tour With Enrique Iglesias This Summer

    March 29, 2011 6:55 AM EDT Britney Spears will announce on ABC's "Good Morning America" today that she will tour North America with Enrique Iglesias, Billboard.biz has learned. Today is the official release date of Spears' seventh studio album, "Fem ...

  11. Tito 'El Bambino,' Sony/ATV Win Big at ASCAP Latin Music Awards

    March 25, 2011 7:35 AM EDT Tito "El Bambino," who has transcended his reggaetón roots to foray successfully into pop and tropical music, received his first Songwriter of the year award at the 19th annual ASCAP Latin Music Awards March 24 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel ...

  12. Jose Valle Named President Of Univision Radio

    March 23, 2011 4:03 PM EDT Jose Valle has been named president of Univision Radio , the company announced today. Valle, a veteran radio executive, was most recently VP and general manager of Univision Radio Los Angeles, overseeing stations KLVE-FM , KSCA-FM, KTNQ-AM and KRC ...

  13. Fox Confirms L.A. Reid As 'X Factor' Judge

    March 18, 2011 4:00 PM EDT Fox has confirmed that L.A. Reid will judge Simon Cowell's "X Factor." Reid resigned as chairman of Island Def Jam earlier this week. Reid is also expected to land a position at Sony Music, which houses Cowell's Syco Records, t ...

  14. Pop Icon Gloria Trevi to Sit For Exclusive Q&A at Billboard Latin Music Conference

    March 10, 2011 1:53 PM EST Gloria Trevi will be interviewed at this year's Billboard Latin Music Conference Mexican pop star Gloria Trevi, one of the most fascinating figures in Latin pop, will sit down for an exclusive one on one Q&A during the Billboard Latin Mus ...

  15. Jamaican Music Industry Reacts to Buju Banton Guilty Verdict

    February 24, 2011 3:22 PM EST Buju Banton, performing in NYC in 2007, now faces a 15-years-to-life sentence. (Photo: FilmMagic) The Feb. 22 guilty verdict in the drug trafficking case against Jamaican reggae artist Buju Banton arrived a few days after he won the Grammy for Bes ...

  16. Premio Lo Nuestro: Mana, Camila, Wisin y Yandel, Ricky Martin & Prince Royce Shine

    February 18, 2011 1:53 PM EST With three awards each, pop trio Camila, reggaeton duo Wisin y Yandel , regional Mexican act Banda El Recodo and newcomer Prince Royce led the list of winners for Univision's annual Premio Lo Nuestro Latin Music Awards, which aired live Thurs ...

  17. Lenny Kravitz to Release 'Black and White' Album On Road Runner/Atlantic

    February 16, 2011 7:00 AM EST "It's my life," Kravitz -- the son of a black actress, Roxie Roker, and a white television producer, Sy Kravitz -- tells Billboard.biz. "I grew up in an environment where I was in between a so-called black and white world. My l ...

  18. Daryl Hall's 'Live From Daryl's House' Moving To TV

    February 12, 2011 11:46 AM EST Daryl Hall's online performance series "Live From Daryl's House" will make the transition to television this fall as seven Tribune stations have picked up 36 episodes of the half-hour show. The half-hour weekend show will be se ...

  19. Sergio Lopes Replaces Diana Rodriguez At Capitol Latin; Camilo Lara Leaves EMI Mexico

    February 11, 2011 2:34 PM EST UPDATE: Late Friday more changes at EMI Latin took place when news broke that Camilo Lara, chairman of EMI Mexico, left his post. Lara had been named chairman in 2008 and also oversaw A&R for the region. Lara is also a DJ, producer and recordi ...

  20. Enrique Iglesias, Shakira Among Billboard Latin Music Awards Finalists

    February 10, 2011 9:50 AM EST This was the year that went pop around the world, and Latin music was no exception, with Enrique Iglesias and Shakira, both crossover acts with big up-tempo pop albums, leading the list of finalists for the 22nd annual Billboard Latin Music Awards ...

  21. DigiTour Live Music Series Details Trickle Out Slowly

    February 08, 2011 9:22 PM EST The details of the first DigiTour live music series -- featuring the most popular YouTube celebrities -- have been revealed. Sort of… The tour will begin April 13 in Northern California and continue through Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Char ...

  22. Billboard Latin Music Conference Introduces Marketing Awards

    February 01, 2011 2:06 PM EST The 2011 Billboard Latin Music Conference will host its first-ever marketing awards, honoring the best marketing, branding and sponsorship campaigns of the year that use Latin artists and Latin songs. The awards, covering four categories, were cre ...

  23. Lady Gaga Manager Teams With Industry Vets For Atom Factory Licensing

    January 31, 2011 9:30 PM EST Music manager Troy Carter, who counts Lady Gaga as his No. 1 client, executive Vincent Herbert, president of Streamline Records, Gaga's label home, music supervisor Paul Stewart and the multi-platinum producing team the Co-Stars have teamed f ...

  24. Miguelito, 12-Year-Old Reggaeton Star, Announces Branding Partnerships

    January 28, 2011 5:04 PM EST Puerto Rican reggaeton star Miguelito continued to establish himself as a rising brand with the launch of multiple promotion and entertainment partnerships. In a press conference in Miami this week, the 12-year old Miguelito announced a new video ...

  25. Business Matters: Hulu Mulls Music Biz Approach to Free Videos

    January 28, 2011 1:48 PM EST Hulu Mulls Music Biz Approach to Free Videos -- The free vs. paid debate so common in the music industry is being played out with online video. Wary of giving away too much content, the companies in the Hulu joint venture are considering a transfo ...

  26. Audio Network Expands Latin Catalogue

    January 25, 2011 12:00 AM EST Audio Network, the music library for content creators that licenses pre-cleared tracks for broadcast and digital use, has launched an extensive catalogue of Latin music to serve both Latin and non Latin clients. Audio Network made its announcement ...

  27. Lil Wayne Announces 'I Am Music II' Tour Dates

    January 24, 2011 12:00 AM EST Nearly three months after being released from prison, Lil Wayne today (Jan. 24) announced an I Am Music II spring tour, a 24-date trek across North America that kicks off Mar. 18 in Buffalo, N.Y., and wraps May 1 in East Rutherford, N.J., with a h ...

  28. Wisin & Yandel To Premiere New Album On Bilingual Mun2 TV

    January 21, 2011 12:00 AM EST Bilingual TV channel mun2 will premiere the new album by Wisin & Yandel on Sunday, not via a live performance but a live, intimate listening session with fans. The duo will play its new album, "Los Vaqueros: El Reseo," due out Jan. 2 ...

  29. Britney Spears' 'Hold It Against Me' Rockets Onto Radio

    January 11, 2011 12:00 AM EST After just two days, Britney Spears' "Hold It Against Me" already ranks as the No. 17 most-played track at pop radio, according to Nielsen BDS. The first single from Spears' forthcoming ninth album ranks at No. 17 in plays -- a ...

  30. Alejandro Sanz to be Honored at ASCAP Latin Heritage Awards

    January 10, 2011 12:00 AM EST Spanish singer/songwriter Alejandro Sanz will be honored with ASCAP's Latin Heritage Award during the 19th annual ASCAP Latin Music Awards taking place March 24 in Miami. Sanz, who began his career as a soloist in the 1990s, reached multi-pla ...

  31. Billboard Bits: Dylan Roadie Impersonator Orders 178 Gourmet Pizzas, Madonna's Philanthropy, Michelle Branch's Return To Pop

    December 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST Bob Dylan Mistakenly Involved in Pizza Prank, Perpetrator Found There's no denying Bob Dylan is a legend, and until recently, some Amherst, Mass. folks thought he was a pizza prankster as well. Dylan's name was used in a cruel joke invol ...

  32. MTV Allegedly Programming More Rock & Roll In 2011

    December 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST Rock is dead? Long live rock. The Who sang it in 1974, but they might have been talking about 2011, at least according to MTV. The cable TV music channel on Monday releases its "2011 Artists to Watch" list of the next big acts in music, ...

  33. Publishing Briefs: Sheer Publishing, EMI Music Publishing, Bug Music and more

    December 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST -- In a joint venture agreement, pigFACTORY Music and Sindee Levin Music will serve as the sub-publisher in the U.S. and Mexico for South African music publishing company Sheer Publishing . Sheer Publishing is comprised of Pan-African music. " ...

  34. Reggaeton Star Don Omar Signs With EMI Music Publishing

    November 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Reggaeton star Don Omar, whose new single “Danza Kuduro” is currently at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart, has signed a global administration deal with EMI Music Publishing. The deal includes the rights to songs on Don Omar’s new album, ...

  35. Univision Radio Signs PPM Deal

    November 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Spanish language radio giant Univision radio has finally signed a multi-year contract for Arbitron’s Portable People Meter in some of the nation’s biggest markets, including New York and Los Angeles. Although Univision had subscribed to Arbitron P ...

  36. AMAs Hit All-Time Ratings Low

    November 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST ABC's telecast of the American Music Awards dropped in the ratings Sunday night as NBC's football coverage surged. The AMAs drew 11.6 million viewers and a 4.3 preliminary adults 18-49 rating, down 22% from 2009. Moreover, the telecast s ...

  37. Outgoing Florida Gov. Wants Jim Morrison Pardoned

    November 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Outgoing Florida Gov. Charlie Crist wants a state pardon for long-dead rocker Jim Morrison, who was convicted of exposing himself at a raucous 1969 concert in Miami. Morrison was lead singer for the Doors and a Florida native. He was appealing the ...

  38. Veteran Latin Record Exec Tony Moreno Dies

    November 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Tony Moreno, the veteran record executive who founded MP records and worked with some of the biggest names in tropical music has died. Moreno succumbed to complications of liver cancer on Nov. 14 at the University of Miami Hospital in Miami. He wa ...

  39. Buju Banton Free On Bail In Florida

    November 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Jamaican reggae singer Buju Banton is out of jail in Florida to await his retrial on federal drug charges after a son of reggae legend Bob Marley posted his home as bond. Banton was released Wednesday (Nov. 10). He signed an extradition waiver, an ...

  40. Alejandro Sanz Wins 3 Premios Ondas

    November 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Singer Alejandro Sanz swept Spain's 57th Premios Ondas awards by winning three of the five music prizes that form part of 23 awards for national, international and Latin American radio and TV shows and personalities. The Grupo Prisa media hol ...

  41. Suge Knight's Lawsuit Against Kanye West Tossed

    November 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A federal judge in Miami has tossed out a lawsuit filed by rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight against hip-hop star Kanye West over a 2005 shooting. Knight was seeking more than $1 million in damages from West. Knight was shot in the leg at a ...

  42. Michael Jackson Cirque Du Soleil Tour Will Be 'A Celebration,' Says Director

    November 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson is going on the road in 2011 -- even if the late Jackson isn't there to be part of it. Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour, a Cirque du Soleil production based on Jackson's music and career, begins its North American ...

  43. MIDEM Taps Glee's Bloom For Sync Confab

    October 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT "Glee" music supervisor PJ Bloom has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at the first MIDEM Sync conference. Due to take place Jan. 24 in Cannes, France, MIDEM Sync is a daylong conference dedicated to the music sync business, which runs ...

  44. Robbie Williams Scores Ninth U.K. No. 1 Album

    October 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Robbie Williams ' new retrospective "In and Out of Consciousness - Greatest Hits 1990-2010" (Virgin/EMI) has become his ninth solo No. 1 in the U.K.'s albums chart. Cee Lo Green 's "Forget You" (Warner Bros./Warn ...

  45. Phil Collins Makes It 3 Weeks Atop Euro Chart

    October 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Phil Collins leads Billboard's European Albums chart for a third week with "Going Back" (Atlantic/Warner Music), as Eminem 's "Love The Way You Lie" (Interscope/Universal), featuring Rihanna , moves into a third week ...

  46. Tinie Tempah Makes Big Debut On UK Chart

    October 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Parlophone/EMI's south London rapper Tinie Tempah has followed last week's No. 1 U.K. single "Written In The Stars" with a chart-topping start for his debut album "Disc-overy." As Tempah's "Stars," feat ...

  47. Business Matters: Reuters Sales Report, Animal Collective, Interscope and more

    September 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. A Second Look At Reuters' Sales Report -- If you read a Reuters article on Monday about flat U.S. digital sales, keep reading to get the full picture. The article had a number of problems tha ...

  48. Buju Banton Drug Case: Judge Declares Mistrial

    September 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A Florida judge declared a mistrial for Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton, who was accused of conspiring to buy cocaine from an undercover police officer last year. U.S. District Judge James Moody made the decision after the 12-person jury sent him ...

  49. U.S. Informant Testifies In Buju Banton Drug Trial

    September 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT After Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton had a conversation about drugs with a government informant he met on a plane, it triggered a series of meetings and phone calls about buying and selling cocaine, according to testimony from the informant and ...

  50. Local 34 Wins Vive Tu Música With 5

    September 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Local 34, an energetic Miami-based band who play tropical-accented pop/rock, were the winners of Vive tu Música with 5, the Latin music talent competition sponsored by Wrigley's 5 Gum. They were among five finalists who each performed one son ...

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