Musart Records

  1. Valentin Velasco, Founder of Balboa Records, Dead at 80

    November 05, 2012 4:43 PM EST Valentín Velasco, who founded indie Latin label Balboa Records and was its president for over 20 years, died November 4 in his home in Los Angeles of natural causes. He was 80 years old. A trim, dynamic man who was unafraid to test new marketing a ...

  2. Eduardo Baptista Fernandez, Head of Editorial Edimusa and Vander Music, Dies

    October 02, 2012 12:20 PM EDT Eduardo O. Baptista Fernández, GM of indie publisher Grupo Editorial Edimusa in Mexico and Vander Music in the United States, died of suddenly on Sept. 29. He was 39. Based in Mexico City, Baptista Fernández was the son of Eduardo Baptista Lucio, ...

  3. Joan Sebastian Inks With Universal

    February 08, 2011 10:21 AM EST Regional Mexican singer/songwriter Joan Sebastian, a recipient of Billboard's Lifetime Achievement Award and widely considered one of the genre's leading names and voices, has signed a recording deal with Universal Music Latin Entertainm ...

  4. Los Player's Keyboardist Dies

    January 29, 2009 12:00 AM EST Humberto García Hernández, keyboardist and second vocalist for Los Player’s, died in a car accident Wednesday (Jan. 28). He was 21 years old. García’s accident happened as he was driving from Tuzantla to Morelia, Michoacan, according to a statemen ...

  5. Orchard Inks Key Regional Mexican Labels

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Digital distributor The Orchard has signed up two key labels in the regional Mexican genre. Cintas Acuario, home to early recordings from Jenni Rivera, Lupillo Rivera, Valentin Elizalde, Chalino Sanchez and El Chapo de Sinaloa, has joined The Orch ...

  6. Balboa Records Names Rios GM

    September 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Adriana Ríos has been named GM of Balboa Records, based out of Los Angeles. Rios was previously CFO of EMI Music Mexico, a job she left last spring to join Musart, Balboa's parent company in Mexico. She assumed her current U.S. based role thi ...

  7. Sony Snags Pepe Aguilar

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A week after <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/business_finance/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000565560">splitting</A> with Univision Records after a year on that label, Pepe Agu A week after splitting w ...

  8. Sony Snags Pepe Aguilar

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A week after <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/business_finance/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000565560">splitting</A> with Univision Records after a year on that label, Pepe Agu A week after splitting w ...