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  1. Buju Banton Begins Drug Trial

    September 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton was an established drug trafficker before the singer allegedly tried to buy cocaine from an undercover officer in Florida last year, attorneys for the U.S. government said at the beginning of Banton's drug tri ...

  2. Alejandro Sanz Appeals To Hugo Chavez

    September 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Spanish singing star Alejandro Sanz wants to declare peace with Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez and play in Caracas. The Miami-based artist saw his November 2007 concert in the Venezuelan capital canceled for "security reasons," after S ...

  3. Latin Stars Unite For City Of Hope

    September 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Plácido Domingo and Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villarraigosa were among the VIPs who attended the official launch of "La Gota de la Vida" (The Drop of Life), the song and video recorded by 46 Latin stars -- including Enrique Iglesias, Glo ...

  4. Suge Knight, Kanye Can't Mediate Shooting Lawsuit

    August 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A mediation session meant to resolve a lawsuit filed by rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight against hip-hop star Kanye West was not successful. Knight's attorney, Marc Brumer, says the two sides did not reach an agreement during Thursday ...

  5. Mayor: JLo, Anthony Want To Build PR Film Studio

    August 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A Puerto Rican mayor says husband-and-wife pop stars Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony hope to transform his northeast coastal city into the Hollywood of the Caribbean. Fajardo Mayor Anibal Melendez said that the singer-actors - both born in New Yor ...

  6. Marc Anthony, Fergie, Enrique Iglesias To Play Miami Dolphins Home Opener

    August 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT In what looks like the NFL's latest bid to attract Latino audiences, Marc Anthony, Fergie and Enrique Iglesias will perform at the Miami Dolphins' home opener against the New York Jets on Sept. 26 to mark Hispanic Heritage Month. Telemun ...

  7. UPDATED: New Albums From Don Omar, Shakira, Juanes Among Others

    August 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT UPDATED SEPT. 2. The release date of Shakira's upcoming release is Oct. 19, not Nov. 2. The Latin marketplace is preparing for a hectic fall release schedule that includes albums by some of the genre’s top selling names. The lineup: Don Omar, ...

  8. Web Trends: Jackie Evancho, Yeasayer, Nine Inch Nails and more

    August 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 11am) 1. Jackie Evancho The 10-year old wow'ed audiences last night (Aug. 10) with her opera performance on America's Got Talent. (also trending at #5) 4. Keke Wyatt The R&B singer performed at a bar in Miami las ...

  9. 'Thalia En Primera Fila' Deluxe Edition To Be Released Sept. 28

    August 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Latin is planning to release a deluxe edition of "Thalia En Primera Fila," the live recording by the Mexican pop star, on Sept. 28. The deluxe CD/DVD edition, the label's only deluxe release between now and the end of the ...

  10. Marc Anthony U.S. Tour Goes On Sale Friday

    July 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Tickets for Marc Anthony’s 2010 U.S. tour go on sale tomorrow as the pop star begins a string of dates in Latin America. Both legs are produced by Chicago-based Cardenas Marketing Network. Anthony, whose latest Spanish-language album “Iconos” is N ...

  11. Feds Fine Univision $1 Million In Payola Case

    July 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Federal Communications Commission and the Justice Department have together fined Univision Radio and the now-defunct Univision Music Group $1 million to resolve payola-related allegations, the government agencies announced today. The FCC and J ...

  12. U2 Tour Dates Rescheduled

    July 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The 16 U2 360° tour dates in the U.S. previously postponed due to Bono's back surgery have been rescheduled for Spring/Summer 2011, with all tickets being valid at the rescheduled performances. The 2010 European tour, which was not been affec ...

  13. Olga Guillot, The Queen of Bolero, Dies

    July 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Cuban singer Olga Guillot, known as “the queen of bolero”, died Monday in Miami Beach of a heart attack at age 87, according to published reports. Known for her emotional treatment of the Cuban romantic ballad, accompanied by exaggerated and often ...

  14. Miami's WRTO La Kalle Flips To Bilingual

    June 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Univision Radio has flipped longtime tropical Miami station WRTO La Kalle (98.3 FM) to a bilingual format that will play tracks in English and Spanish. The new station, which launched today (June 24), is WURM, Mix 98.3. Although La Kalle, like man ...

  15. Suge Knight, Kanye West Face Off Over Lawsuit

    June 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Marion "Suge" Knight and Kanye West faced off over a beef involving a bullet - with a conference table between them. The two rap titans were there for West to answer questions about a celebrity-packed Miami Beach party where an unknown g ...

  16. Camila To Tape Starburst Sponsored 'Unplugged'

    June 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Mexican pop band Camila will tape an "Unplugged" special for bilingual U.S. channel Tr3s: MTV, Música y Más at the Paris Theater in Miami Beach next Wednesday, June 23. The special will premiere July 12 on www.tr3s.com as part of the cha ...

  17. Judge To Coke: Credit World Cup Songwriter

    June 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Coca-Cola company was required to credit the songwriter who wrote the Spanish language version of it’s World Cup campaign song, “Wavin’ Flag.” According to a preliminary injunction granted in part by U.S. District Judge Michael Moore, Coca-Col ...

  18. Drake, Rick Ross, Bun B, T.I. Rep Dirty South for Hip-Hop Honors

    June 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT This year's VH1 Hip-Hop Honors paid tribute to Atlanta, Miami, Texas, New Orleans and other Southern cities and states, but the event brought performers from all over to rep the dirty south on Thursday night (June 3) at New York City's H ...

  19. Rachel Portman, Terence Blanchard Honored by BMI

    May 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Rachel Portman was honored with the Richard Kirk Award and Terence Blanchard received the Classic Contribution Award at BMI's annual Film/TV Music Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19. The Richard Kirk Award is given to composers wh ...

  20. Arizona Immigration Law Stirs Fear, Loathing On The Road

    May 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Arizona's tough new immigration enforcement law isn't scheduled to take effect until late July. But fear and anger stirred by the law are already beginning to take a toll on concerts in the state, particularly on events featuring regiona ...

  21. Juanes Honored For Humanitarian Work

    May 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Colombian singer/songwriter Juanes was awarded the "Al-Rashind Hope Award" for his humanitarian efforts during the annual Fedex/St. Jude Angels & Stars Gala. The event, which took place May 15 in Miami, benefited St. Jude's Chil ...

  22. Tunecore By The Numbers

    May 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Digital distributor TuneCore posted some revealing statistics on its blog on Wednesday. -- The top line numbers: In 2009, TuneCore artists grossed over $35 million from 26.2 million track downloads, 1.47 million album downloads and 37.5 million st ...

  23. B.o.B Hits No. 1 On The Billboard 200

    May 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Rapper B.o.B bounces in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week with his debut set, "The Adventures of Bobby Ray," selling 84,000 copies in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan. It marks the first time a solo male a ...

  24. B.o.B Bounds In At No. 1 On The Billboard 200

    May 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -year-old rapper B.o.B arrives atop the Billboard 200 with his debut set, "The Adventures of Bobby Ray," selling 84,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan . . . It marks the first time a solo male artist has earne ...

  25. Strong Ratings For Billboard Latin Music Awards

    May 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The 2010 Billboard Latin Music Awards, which aired live from Puerto Rico April 29, reached more than 5 million viewers in the U.S. alone, for the third consecutive year. According to Nielsen Media Research, the awards averaged 1,254,000 households ...

  26. Business Matters: We7, Rhino Records, Live Nation, Atlantic Records and More

    April 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- One side note about We7 ’s announcement that it was able to cover all costs for its on-demand streaming from advertising on the site. Not to take away from the company’s success – because so many before it have failed – but a digital music comp ...

  27. Behind The Scenes: A Talk With Billboard Latin Awards Producer Tony Mojena

    April 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Billboard Latin Music Awards are synonymous with producer Tony Mojena, who has been behind the televised show since 1998 and was a driving force in its move to Puerto Rico this year. Mojena, a native of Cuba who grew up in Puerto Rico, is also ...

  28. Dancehall Acts Hit By U.S. Visa Cancelations

    April 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Several Jamaican dancehall artists have had their U.S. visas canceled in recent weeks, leading to concerns among the reggae community that it is suffering because of a dispute between the two countries. There has been unprecedented en masse cancel ...

  29. DMX Files NYC Lawsuit Claiming Stolen Royalties

    April 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT DMX says he's been ripped off for years by a company hired to collect his song royalties, but he's been behind bars so much that he only recently realized the problem. The platinum-selling but troubled hip-hop artist - who's current ...

  30. Expansion Team: Broadcaster SBS Beefs Up Entertainment Division

    April 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Best-known as an owner and operator of radio stations, Spanish Broadcasting System is expanding its footprint in live entertainment. Through its SBS Entertainment division, the Coconut Grove, Fla., media company has promoted Latin music concerts s ...

  31. El Compa Chuy, Los Dareyes Storm Billboard Stage

    April 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT CDs, bras and shoes went flying at the stage Saturday night at the Los Angeles installment of "Billboard en Concierto," the nationwide Latin concert series leading up to the Billboard Latin Music Awards. Regional Mexican stars El Compa C ...

  32. SBS Starts Encoding Again

    April 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Spanish Broadcasting System began encoding its radio station signals for Arbitron's portable people meter ratings service last Thursday evening (April 8), putting its nine stations back in the ratings. The change of heart followed a meeting w ...

  33. Latin Briefs: Univision, Gracenote, Thalia and More

    April 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT - Univision and Gracenote have teamed up on a searchable lyrics database on Univision.com. The site is accessible from Univision.com's music page and provides both English- and Spanish-language lyrics from the four major publishers as well as ...

  34. Suge Knight Vs. Kanye In Florida Courtroom

    April 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A rap music smackdown looms in a federal courtroom between oft-troubled impresario Marion "Suge" Knight and Kanye West over a shooting at a star-studded Miami Beach party. Knight, founder of Death Row Records, was shot in the right leg i ...

  35. Billboard En Concierto Series Kicks Off In Miami

    April 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Newcomer Jencarlos Canela and comeback kid Luis Enrique played for nearly 2,000 fans at the inaugural "Billboard en Concierto" show at Miami's Fillmore Theater. Presented by State Farm, the show was the first of five performances pr ...

  36. Univision Plans Upfront Showcase In N.Y.

    April 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT After skipping a big New York showcase event during last year's upfront season, Univision will return to that format this year, the network confirmed today. Separately, budding Spanish-language network Estrella TV said it would put on its fir ...

  37. Univision Plugs PPM Back In

    April 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT While Spanish Broadcasting System has pulled the encoders from Arbitron's portable people meter system, Univision Communications is finally plugging back in. As of 5 a.m. Thursday (April 1), Univision's stations in Miami, San Diego, Phoe ...

  38. SBS Pulls PPM Encoders Again

    March 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Spanish Broadcasting System has pulled the encoders from its stations again, leaving its ratings performance in the dark for advertisers. The broadcaster disconnected from Arbitron's portable people meter system soon after a New York Supreme ...

  39. Calle 13 Rocks Cuba, Braces For Miami Backlash

    March 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Puerto Rico's Calle 13 brought its edgy mix of reggaeton and hip-hop to Cuba's capital, rocking thousands of screaming fans from an outdoor stage while serving up a heaping dose of bitterness toward U.S. policy. The Grammy-winning group ...

  40. Brazilian Singer Roberto Carlos Plots Second Tour Leg

    March 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Brazilian singer Roberto Carlos, a crooner whose renditions in Spanish made him a rare Brazilian superstar in the Latin realm, is celebrating his 50 years in the music industry with an extensive world tour. It began in Brazil and Latin America and ...

  41. Latin Stars Set For 'Billboard en Concierto'

    March 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Latin music stars Luis Enrique, Jencarlos Canela, Xtreme, El Compa Chuy and Los Dareyes de la Sierra will perform at the inaugural Billboard Latin Music Concert Series "Billboard en Concierto", presented by State Farm and produced by Car ...

  42. Univision Realigns With New Management

    March 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST Univision Communications is realigning its news and entertainment operations with a new management structure. Alina Falcon has been named to the newly created position of president of news for Univision and will oversee news and sports operations ...

  43. Op-Ed: A Cultural Gateway

    March 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST Latin music is currently enjoying a greater level of popularity in the United States than at any other time in its long history. Spanish radio has become a leading format in major markets like Los Angeles, New York, Miami and Houston, while growin ...

  44. Universal/Machete Promotes Pedro Guzman

    February 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Pedro Guzman has been promoted to VP of A&R for Universal Music Latino and Machete Music, Universal’s Latin pop and urban labels. Based in Miami, Guzman was previously director of A&R for the labels, where he worked on releases from David ...

  45. 50 Latin Stars Gather To Record 'Somos El Mundo'

    February 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST The atmosphere at Miami's Bongo's restaurant, perched on top of the American Airlines Arena, was almost festive as an endless stream of Latin acts began to file inside. They were there to record "Somos el Mundo," the Spanish-la ...

  46. Updated: N.Y. Court Orders SBS to Encode

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Spanish Broadcasting System must continue to encode its signals for Arbitron's portable people meter service in five markets. The ruling came Tuesday (Feb. 16) in the New York Supreme Court for the County of New York, which let stand the temp ...

  47. Estefan, Jones Prep Spanish 'We Are the World'

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST A large group of Latin acts, helmed by Emilio Estefan and Quincy Jones, are in the process of recording a Spanish language version of “We Are the World.” Spanish language lyrics for the track, called “Somos el Mundo,” were penned by Gloria and Emi ...

  48. European Acts Dominate Premios Dial Latin Gala

    February 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST More artists performed live at the Premios Cadena Dial Latin music gala award ceremony than ever before this year - but only two of them were from Latin America. Despite this, the Spanish language gala was broadcast live or delayed on 1,090 radio ...

  49. Arbitron Wins Restraining Order Against Spanish Broadcasting System

    February 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Arbitron announced late Thursday (Feb. 11) that the Supreme Court of the State of New York for the County of New York issued a temporary restraining order requiring Spanish Broadcasting System to resume encoding its broadcasting signals for Arbitr ...

  50. Arbitron Wins Restraining Order Against Spanish Broadcasting System

    February 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Arbitron announced late Thursday (Feb. 11) that the Supreme Court of the State of New York for the County of New York issued a temporary restraining order requiring Spanish Broadcasting System to resume encoding its broadcasting signals for Arbitr ...

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