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  1. The Who Rock Super Bowl Halftime With Hits Medley

    February 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST Iconic British rock act the Who took the stage for the Super Bowl XLIV halftime show in Miami and delivered a solid if expected medley classic rock hits. Singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist Pete Townshend, the two surviving members of the original ...

  2. 'Saving OurSelves' Telethon Brings More Pleas, Help for Haiti

    February 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST Nearly a month after a devastating earthquake, shock gave way Friday night to a celebration of Haitian culture and pride. Wyclef Jean opened the "SOS Saving OurSelves - Help for Haiti" concert and telethon with the Haitian Creole phrase ...

  3. Chris Brown, Chrisette Michelle, Pharrell, Nas Join BET's Haiti Telethon

    February 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST Chris Brown, Chrisette Michele, Nas and the Neptunes' Pharrell Williams are the latest celebrities added to the roster for BET's "SOS Saving Ourselves: Help for Haiti" telethon taking place at the American Airlines Arena in Mia ...

  4. Live Nation Confirms 2010 'Los Tres' Line-Up

    February 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST Mexican superstars Alejandro Fernández, Marco Antonio Solís and Joan Sebastian will team for a nine-city U.S. tour that kicks off April 10 in Anaheim, Calif. The “Los Tres” tour will be produced by Live Nation and tickets go on sale Feb. 12. The & ...

  5. News Briefs: Mega TV, Alejandro Sanz, White Lion

    February 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST -Spanish Broadcasting System’s Mega TV network will broadcast the DirecTV Mas-produced Alejandro Sanz special, “Mas Alla del Paraiso.” Hosted by Sanz, the special will air Sunday, Feb. 7, and will feature interviews, concert footage and performanc ...

  6. Market Profile: Miami-Ft. Lauderdale

    February 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST About 120,000 people will descend on Miami for Super Bowl XLIV. It’s the 10th time the iconic sports event has been played here, more than any other city. Just in time for the Super Bowl and yesterday’s Pro Bowl, Dolphin Stadium, located in Miami- ...

  7. Hispanic Media Outreach for Haiti Unprecedented

    February 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST As horrific images of Haiti flashed across the screens, murmurs of recognition floated through the audience at Univision Network's live celebrity telethon, many people nodding as they recalled disasters in their native countries. To drive the ...

  8. Carrie Underwood Set For The Super Bowl

    January 28, 2010 12:00 AM EST Carrie Underwood is going to the Super Bowl - and she'll be singing the national anthem. The country superstar from Checotah, Okla., won't be alone in singing America's praises. Queen Latifah will perform "America the Beautiful ...

  9. Latin Briefs: Angel Kaminsky, Universal, Juanes

    January 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST -- Angel Kaminsky has been named VP of Latin artists marketing for Universal Music Latin America , replacing Jose Puig, who was appointed last week to the post of GM for Universal Music Mexico. Kaminsky, who has an extensive background in marketin ...

  10. Daddy Yankee Formally Announces Deal With Sony Music Latin

    January 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST Daddy Yankee formally announced his new distribution and licensing deal with Sony Music Latin during a press conference on Jan. 26 in Miami. The singer, who will release his new album, “Daddy Yankee Mundial,” later this Spring, will release the al ...

  11. Billboard.biz Q&A: Diana Rodriguez, Senior VP of Capitol Latin

    January 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST As the recently appointed senior VP of Capitol Latin, Diana Rodriguez is the first woman to head a U.S. Latin label, overseeing the path of artists such as Juan Luis Guerra, Ricardo Montaner, Belinda, Anahí and Vico C. Rodríguez takes over a Latin ...

  12. The Who Reveals Super Bowl Set List

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Who's Pete Townshend, in an exclusive interview with Billboard, has revealed that the band's upcoming Super Bowl halftime performance will feature a "compact medley" of their signature classic-rock anthems. "We're ...

  13. Juan Luis Guerra Plans Haiti Relief Concert, Shakira To Build School

    January 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Shakira and Juan Luis Guerra have joined an ever-growing list of Latin artists donating money and supplies and organizing fundraisers for victims of Haiti’s earthquake. Shakira's Barefoot Foundation will partner with nonprofit firm Architectu ...

  14. Aventura, Ricky Martin Among Acts Assisting In Haiti Relief

    January 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST Latin artists are pitching in to help victims of last week's earthquake in Haiti with everything from benefit concerts to donations to volunteer work. Puerto Rican reggaeton duo Wisin & Yandel are donating $200,000 to rebuild an orphanage ...

  15. Cleveland Orchestra Musicians Strike Over Contract

    January 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST The musicians of the Cleveland Orchestra have put down their instruments and gone on strike because of a pay impasse with management, jeopardizing upcoming performances. They said they "may be considered to be amongst the best in the world mu ...

  16. .Biz Exclusive: How Global Deals Get Done At MIDEM

    January 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST MIDEM, the international music industry convention, and its digitally focused MidemNet Forum will open shop Jan. 23-27 in Cannes. The events will draw some 10,000 executives from nearly 100 countries, representing the recording, publishing, live, ...

  17. Miami Stations Plan Fundraising Drive For Haiti

    January 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST Spanish Broadcasting System's four Miami radio stations and its Mega TV Channel 22 are launching a 12-hour fundraising and donation drive on Friday to assist victims of the earthquake that struck Haiti on Tuesday. SBS will accept donations of ...

  18. Op-Ed: Instant Replay

    January 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST Founder/principal of Hispanic USA, a marketing and communications firm based in Miami. They say if you stick around long enough, you can see history repeat itself. That's exactly the case with the current debate surrounding Arbitron's Po ...

  19. Latin Briefs: Jorge Villamizar, MTV, Selena

    January 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST - Colombian singer-songwriter Jorge Villamizar has signed a new worldwide management deal with The Sixth House. The next solo album from the ex-Bacilos frontman, who just won a Latin Grammy for his co-write of Luis Enrique's "Yo No Sé Ma ...

  20. Cardenas Marketing Network Opens Los Angeles Office

    January 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Cárdenas Marketing Network (CMN), the event marketing and sponsorship company specializing in the Latin market and with offices in Miami and Chicago, is opening its West Coast offices in Los Angeles, Calif. CMN’s L.A. office will be headed by Ingr ...

  21. Cuba's Los Van Van Plan Long-Awaited U.S. Tour

    December 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST Grammy-winning Cuban band Los Van Van are celebrating 40 years of salsa revolution with a long-awaited return to the United States. Often called the 'Rolling Stones of salsa', the group will perform in Key West, Florida on January 28, en ...

  22. Kool And The Gang Performs In Havana

    December 21, 2009 12:00 AM EST American R&B pioneers Kool & the Gang helped Cuba get its funk on, bringing their eclectic mix of sounds to an open-air stage a stone's throw from the sparkling waters of the Caribbean. Robert "Kool" Bell," his brother ...

  23. Latin Briefs: Sony Ericsson, Diana Reyes, Capitol Latin

    December 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST -- Sony Ericsson 's Latin America office in Miami is closing and moving its operations to Atlanta, where it will be part of Sony Ericsson Americas. There was no immediate information on when the Miami offices will close but all Latin American ...

  24. Alex Pels Departs As Mun2 Senior VP/GM

    December 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST Mun2 senior VP/GM Alex Pels is leaving his position. There's no word yet on a replacement for Pels, who was appointed to the top job at Telemundo's bilingual entertainment channel in 2006. Pels will continue to work with mun2 as a consul ...

  25. Latin Briefs: Chris Syler, Top Stop Music

    December 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST -Chris Syler, co-writer of Tony Dize's "El Doctorado," has signed a co-publishing deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing. The Miami-based singer-songwriter, who is half Bolivian, has also co-authored songs for bachata artist Optimo. Sy ...

  26. Sony Ericsson To Host Shakira Chat

    December 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sony Ericsson will host a live chat with Shakira tonight (Dec. 14) in Miami. The chat can be accessed via prodigy.msn.cyloop.com/sonyericsson and is part of Sony Ericsson's partnership with Shakira for Latin America tied to the release of her ...

  27. Universal Music Latino, Machete Shift To LA

    December 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Latino and Machete are shifting their operations from Miami to Los Angeles. The move is the latest following the restructuring of Universal's Latin division and the creation of Universal Music Latin Entertainment last year fol ...

  28. Paulina Rubio To Perform At Premios 40 Principales

    December 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Mexican singer Paulina Rubio zipped into Madrid to receive platinum and gold discs today (Dec. 10) for her latest album and single, and to perform tomorrow at the Premios 40 Principales '09 awards gala in front of 15,000 fans in the Spanish c ...

  29. Univision Opens Miami-Based Production House

    December 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST Univision Communications has launched a new U.S.-based production facility, Univision Studios, which could affect the way music is selected and used in its original series and other programs, including soap operas. The studios will produce and co ...

  30. Latin Briefs: Julieta Venegas, Jack Daniels, Paulina Rubio

    December 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST -- Mexican singer/songwriter Julieta Venegas has partnered with Jack Daniel's for its "Studio No. 7 Latino" music series, coinciding with the release of her new album this spring. Venegas will perform seven private shows in seven U. ...

  31. Black Eyed Peas Announce The E.N.D. World Tour Dates

    December 01, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Black Eyed Peas announced an ambitious 100-dates world tour, including a series of 2010 shows in North America, the popular hip-hop group's first full-scale tour of the U.S. and Canada in nearly four years. The North American leg of " ...

  32. The Who Confirmed For Super Bowl

    November 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Who will perform at half-time of the Super Bowl this season. The NFL confirmed during Thursday's (Nov. 26) game between the Oakland Raiders and Dallas Cowboys that the veteran rock band will play Feb. 7 at Landshark Stadium in Miami, form ...

  33. 2010 Billboard Latin Music Awards Heads To Puerto Rico

    November 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST For the first time in its more than 20-year history, the Billboard Latin Music Awards will take place in Puerto Rico, marking the first time the show goes on the road from its traditional Miami homebase. The awards, presented by State Farm, will b ...

  34. Report: The Who To Perform At Super Bowl

    November 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST According to a report, the Who will perform at Super Bowl XLIV, marking their first performance in North America since 2008. SI.com reports that the veteran U.K. band will take the stage during the halftime show of the 2010 National Football Leagu ...

  35. Alejandro Sanz Launches Comeback Album In Madrid

    November 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Alejandro Sanz has launched his first studio album in three years, "Paraíso Express" (Warner), in Madrid. It is released today (Nov. 10) in Latin America and the U.S., and will hit the markets in non-Spanish speaking countries in the fir ...

  36. Latin Stars Give 'Life' To City Of Hope Project

    November 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group will promote and distribute an original song, "La Gota de la Vida," ("the drop of life") to benefit Los Angeles cancer research center City of Hope and its Hispanic outreach campaign for bone marrow donati ...

  37. Caliente! Music Festival Heads To Miami

    October 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Caliente!, the Latin music festival that is staged every year in Zurich, will celebrate its 15th anniversary with a Miami edition Nov. 21. The fest will take place at the AmericanAirlines arena and will feature performances by Colombia's Grup ...

  38. Lady Gaga Unveils 'Monster Ball' Tour Dates, 'The Fame Monster' Tracklist

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Two weeks after the cancellation of her "Fame Kills" tour with Kanye West, Lady Gaga has announced the details of a solo tour and revealed the tracklist for "The Fame Monster," the re-release of her debut album due Nov. 23. Des ...

  39. Yo Gabba Gabba! Tour Sells Out In New York

    October 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Yo Gabba Gabba! Live: There's a Party in My City, the first live U.S. touring shows for the popular children's program "Yo Gabba Gabba!," looks like a hit. Conceived by animation/entertainment company W!ldbrain and produced and ...

  40. 'Idol' Alum Jason Castro Plots Tour

    September 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jason Castro -- the original dark horse contestant on "American Idol" who finished fourth in 2008 -- is hitting the road for a national mall tour in support of his self-titled debut. The Texas singer-songwriter's trek begins Oct. ...

  41. Cubans Flock To Iconic Plaza For 'Peace Concert'

    September 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Hundreds of thousands of Cubans flocked to sprawling Revolution Plaza on Sunday for an open-air "peace concert" headlined by Colombian rocker Juanes, an event criticized by some Cuban-Americans who say the performers were lending support ...

  42. Juanes, Miguel Bose Defend Cuba Peace Concert

    September 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Only a hurricane can cancel the historic and controversial concert to be held this Sunday (Sept. 20) in Cuba, Spanish singer Miguel Bosé said today (Sept. 17) in a press conference in Madrid arranged especially to counter criticism that the event ...

  43. Live Nation Expands Promotion Offers To Clubs

    September 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation is expanding its already huge 2009 promotion schedule to its club venues, with the Live Nation Club Passport program. For $49.99 (all-in and no fees) purchasers can see every show at Live Nation clubs in their city for the rest of the ...

  44. Will Kanye West's VMAs Outburst Hurt His Upcoming Tour?

    September 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After crashing the stage during Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards last weekend and numerous apologies for his outburst - stating he would "take some time off" to reflect - Kanye West will instead join La ...

  45. The Billboard Q&A: Lil Wayne Tour Producer Shawn Gee

    September 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT When Sports & Entertainment Financial Group's Shawn Gee signed on last fall as the producer/business manager of Lil Wayne's planned tour of North American arenas and amphitheaters, his mission was to "help redefine Wayne within ...

  46. Scott Weiland Launches Clothes Line

    September 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Ex-Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland is the latest musician to branch into fashion with his men’s clothing line, Weiland for Enlgish Laundry. Weiland performed at the Roxy in Los Angeles on Sept. 9 to kick off the line ...

  47. ASCAP Latin's 'Song Camp' Heads To Mexico

    September 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP's Latin membership department is taking its "Song Camp," which has been staged before in Miami, to Mexico for the first time. It runs Sept. 9 - Sept. 11 in Monterrey and joins different writers in various creative settings. Th ...

  48. EMI Televisa President Exits

    September 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rodolfo Lopez-Negrete, president of EMI's U.S. Latin label EMI Televisa, is leaving the company, EMI announced. Diana Rodriguez, most recently EMI's VP of Latin repertoire, has been appointed senior VP of EMI's U.S. Latin operation. ...

  49. Surviving Bee Gees Say To Reunite For Live Shows

    September 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The two surviving brothers of the Bee Gees are preparing to perform together again, six years after the death of their brother and third Bee Gee, Maurice Gibb, according to media reports. Robin Gibb told BBC Radio that he had just been with his ol ...

  50. New Music Festival To Launch In Miami

    August 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The city of Miami will launch a music festival designed to promote and expose new and developing acts. The first "Miami Music Festival" will take place Dec. 10-12 in different clubs and venues in the city's Brickell and downtown are ...

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