Nacional Records

  1. Café Tacvba, Calle 13 Set for New Goldenvoice/Cookman-Produced Supersonico Festival

    July 09, 2014 12:30 PM EDT Calle 13, Café Tacvba and Ana Tijoux are among the artists to perform at the inaugural edition of the Los Angeles festival Supersonico, set for Oct. 11 at the Shrine Expo Hall and Grounds in downtown Los Angeles   Billed as a “cultural happening,” ...

  2. Former Employees File Lawsuit Against Nacional Records' Tomas Cookman

    July 23, 2013 11:39 PM EDT Two former female employees of the Los Angeles-based indie Latin label Nacional Records filed a lawsuit yesterday (July 22) against its founder Tomas Cookman. The complaint contained 15 charges against Cookman that included sexual harassment, wr ...

  3. Tomas Cookman on LAMC: ‘Years Ago Ricky Ricardo On Conga Drums Was Latin Music…’

    July 16, 2013 4:56 PM EDT Behind a black curtain in the corner of the second floor of the New Yorker Hotel is Tomas Cookman , a former punk rock musician and the founder of the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC). Here he was slowly tearing down his makeshift off ...

  4. 2013 Grammy Awards: Latin Album Nominations

    December 21, 2012 11:09 AM EST whether multicultural or region-specific, the contenders for top honors all struck a chord BEST LATIN ROCK, URBAN OR ALTERNATIVE ALBUM Campo Campo LABEL: Bizarro Records PRODUCERS: Juan Campodónico, Gustavo Santaolalla, Anibal Kerpel ENGINEERS/MIX ...

  5. Latin Alternative Music Conference Day Two: Much Ado About the Media

    July 13, 2012 11:29 AM EDT The panel room at the Latin Alternative Music Conference. (Photo: Karlo Ramos) On day two of the 13th Latin Alternative Music Conference in New York, the conversations kept coming back to evolving media opportunities for the "Latin Alternativ ...

  6. Latin Alternative Music Conference Day 1: Lots of Alternative, But Not Much Rock

    July 12, 2012 2:31 PM EDT Monica Lionhert performs at the LAMC Indie Showcase. (Photo: Marlon Bishop) The 13th Latin Alternative Music Conference kicked off Wednesday evening in New York City with a pair of concerts of very different scale: an outdoor show at Central Park& ...

  7. Exclusive: Starbucks To Release 'Cafe Con Musica,' Nacional Records Latin Alt Compilation

    May 22, 2012 9:36 AM EDT Starbucks, which rarely carries Latin music in its stores, has partnered with Latin indie label Nacional Records to release an exclusive compilation of Latin alternative music. "Café con Música" (Coffee With Music) will be available only ...

  8. Tomas Cookman of Nacional Records on 'Complex and Diverse' Latin Music Market (Video)

    May 02, 2012 6:00 AM EDT Billboard sat down at the Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards with Tomas Cookman, President of the Latin alternative label Nacional Records. whose impressive roster includes Nortec Collective, Manu Chao, Aterciopelados, Bomba Esetero, The ...

  9. Billboard Latin Music Conference Leaders Panel Talks Morphing Scene, Success of Prince Royce, 3Ball MTY

    April 24, 2012 3:29 PM EDT The Leaders Panel (L-R): Tomas Cookman, the president of Nacional Records; Henry Cardenas, president and CEO of Cardenas Marketing Network; Victor Gonzalez, president of Universal Music Latin Entertainment; Rebeca Leon, VP of Latin Talent for AEG ...

  10. Backbeat: A Latin Alternative Christmas At Nacional Records

    December 19, 2011 7:36 AM EST Billboard's Judy Cantor-Navas with Nacional Records President Tomas Cookman and drummer Clem Burke of Blondie fame. The Latin Alternative crowd toasted the holidays with tequila and tacos at Nacional Records' annual gathering at the labe ...

  11. New Sounds, New Approaches, Old Challenges Are Hot Topics at Latin Alternative Music Conference

    July 11, 2011 2:29 PM EDT NEW YORK -- Hanging like a specter over the 12th annual Latin Alternative Music Conference , which concluded Saturday, was the hulking shadow of Pitbull -- or "Pit," the endearment favored by his associates. He didn't attend, but hi ...

  12. TR3S: MTV, Musica y Mas, Nacional Records Announce "La Hora Nacional"

    July 07, 2011 12:48 PM EDT Bilingual network for U.S.-based Latinos Tr3s: MTV, Música y Más and Tomas Cookman, the founder of the indie label Nacional Records, are joining forces to create a new program, "La Hora Nacional," featuring alternative Latin artists for ...

  13. Nacional Records Concert Series Coming To California Venues This Fall

    May 18, 2011 4:00 PM EDT Latin alternative acts Los Amgios Invisibles, Nortec Collective's Bostich + Fussible and Ana Tijoux have signed on to be part of the Heineken and Nacional Records Road Trip series this fall. The California-exclusive concert series is schedule ...

  14. Nacional To Release Comp For Chile Victims

    March 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST Latin alternative label Nacional Records will release a compilation next week to benefit victims of Chile's 8.8-magnitude earthquake. "Fuerza Chile" will retail for $5.99 at all digital outlets and includes tracks by Chilean artists ...

  15. Canciones Nacionales, Rondor Music Ink Administration Deal

    February 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST Canciones Nacionales, the publishing arm of Latin alternative label Nacional Records, has reached an exclusive worldwide administration deal with Rondor Music. Rondor is a division of Universal Music Publishing Group. Canciones Nacionales was prev ...

  16. 'Latin Alternative' Radio Show To Debut July 4

    June 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT “The Latin Alternative,” an hourlong weekly radio show devoted to highlighting acts such as Manu Chao, Café Tacvba and Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, will debut July 4 on public radio station WEXT 97.7 FM in Albany, N.Y. Hosted by former Nacional Record ...

  17. 'Latin Alternative' Flips Switch On July 4

    June 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "The Latin Alternative," an hour long weekly radio show devoted to highlighting acts such as Manu Chao, Café Tacvba and Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, will debut July 4 on public radio station WEXT 97.7 FM in Albany, N.Y. Hosted by Nacional Re ...

  18. LAMC Reveals Lineup For 10th Anniversary Event

    June 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Latin Alternative Music Conference has announced its lineup of showcases and panels for this year's 10th anniversary event, taking place July 7 - 11 in New York. In addition to previously-announced Central Park SummerStage and Celebrate B ...

  19. Morrissey, Manu Chao Albums To Get Cross-Marketing

    January 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Lost Highway and Nacional Records will help market each other’s respective releases by Morrissey and Manu Chao. Nashville-based Lost Highway, home to many alt-country artists and to Morrissey’s Feb. 17 album “Years of Refusal,” will help market Ma ...

  20. Los Fabulosos Cadillacs To Tour U.S. In April

    January 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Los Fabulosos Cadillacs will kick off their initial leg of U.S. tour dates April 3 at Chicago's Congress Theater, followed by an April 5 show at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom, Miami's American Airlines Arena April 8 and Los A ...

  21. Vergara Named Operations VP At Nacional/Cookman

    September 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Gerardo Vergara has been named VP of operations for indie Nacional Records/Cookman International. Vergara will report directly to Tomás Cookman, the company's president and CEO. A veteran who has worked with some of Latin music's biggest ...

  22. Spain's Grupo Zeta Launches Label

    September 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Spanish media conglomerate Grupo Zeta is launching a "360-degree" music label called El Volcan Musica. The Barcelona-based group says its new arm has three chief aims: to árecord and release "quality Spanish music made in Spain" ...

  23. MisRolas Rolls Out Mobile Offerings

    July 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Latin indie music download store MisRolas is rolling out its mobile content, with master ringtones for sale on top Mexican carrier TelCel. Initial catalog available for mastertone sale comes from Nacional Records (home to Aterciopelados), regional ...

  24. Nacional, Nettwerk Launch Joint Publishing Venture

    March 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Already signed are Nortec Collective, Sara Valenzuela. Latin indie alternative label Nacional Records has launched a joint venture publishing company with indie label, music publishing and management company Nettwerk Music Group and their publishi ...

  25. Latin E-Label Launches

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Nacionale plans to release 50 titles next year. Nacional Records, the Los Angeles-based Latin indie home to eclectic artists such as Andrea Echeverri and the Nortec Collective, has launched a digital only e-label dubbed Nacionale. The e-label boas ...

  26. Cookman Int'l Bows Nacional Label

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Aterciopelados among acts on roster. Tomás Cookman, president of artist management/promotion firm Cookman International, is expanding his company's reach with the launch of Nacional Records. The newly created label, based out of Cookman' ...