Puerto Rico

  1. Pianist Arthur Hanlon To Star in TV Special Featuring Latin Music Icons

    November 03, 2011 11:20 AM EDT Pianist, songwriter and arranger Arthur Hanlon will star in his own TV special for the Spanish Broadcasting System taping this week in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The show will feature other big names in Latin music including Laura Pausini, Obie Bermúd ...

  2. Mana Announces Global Trek In Support of 'Drama y Luz'

    April 18, 2011 7:21 PM EDT Mexican rock act Maná has announced a world tour to coincide with the release of its latest album, "Drama y Luz." Several years since the group's last major tour, Maná returns with a new show that begins June 16 at Coliseo de Puerto ...

  3. Ricky Martin To Launch First U.S. Tour In Three Years

    January 28, 2011 7:29 PM EST Ricky Martin will launch his 2011 Musica + Alma + Sexo world tour with three dates -- March 25-27 -- at Puerto Rico's Coliseo de Puerto Rico. In Martin's first leg of his U.S. concert tour, his first stint in the country in over three ye ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. @Billboard Latin Conf.: 3 Branding Deal Pitfalls

    April 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Don’t sponsor artists just because they’re a big name. Artists and brands, be transparent about what you need from each other in a campaign. And use social media in a pinpointed, strategic way. Hispanic marketing experts pointed out some common pi ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Better Know A Panelist: Pedro Guzman, VP A&R, Universal Music Latino/Machete

    April 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Name : Pedro Guzman Title : VP A&R, Universal Music Latino/Machete Panel : "Rising Above: The Evolution of the Latin Urban Movement" (Tuesday, April 27, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.; more information at billboardlatinconference.com . At this mom ...

  8. Digital, Limited CD Release For Janina

    November 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Latino is releasing the new album by Puerto Rican singer Janina in an unusual combination of digital and physical formats. Janina’s self-titled third album will street Nov. 20, a Friday, in physical format in Puerto Rico alone via ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Gloria Estefan Buys Concert Tickets For PR Jobless

    October 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Thousands of laid-off government employees in Puerto Rico will be doing the conga for free, thanks to Gloria Estefan. The Cuban-born singer bought some 2,000 tickets for her weekend concert and they will be distributed by raffle among the nearly 1 ...

  11. Puerto Rico Biz Conference Set For March

    February 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Registration for the second annual Puerto Rico International Music Business Conference closes Feb. 27. The conference will take place March 6 in Puerto Rico and is geared toward independent artists. The conference, created by promoter/manager/entr ...

  12. BMI, Peermusic Announce Sixth Annual Scholarship

    January 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST BMI and peermusic announced the independent publisher's sixth annual Latin songwriting scholarship. Peermusic will award $5,000 to the composer of the best original Latin song or composition submitted to BMI by Feb. 20. The competition is ope ...

  13. Denny's Adopts Allison For Cross-Promotion

    August 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mexican pop-punk group Allison has been “adopted” by Denny’s for the restaurant chain’s “Adopt-a-Band” program, in which acts can eat at Denny’s for free while on the road. As part of the program, acts have their tour dates posted and stream a son ...

  14. Cubadisco Music Fair To Test U.S. Blockade

    August 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Puerto Rico is to be the guest territory at the 2009 Cubadisco music fair in Havana between May 16 and 24, even though the territory is affected by the U.S. blockade. Organisers of the Cuban music event, which is now in its thirteenth year, say th ...

  15. Mercado Rises At BMI

    April 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Joey Mercado has been promoted to director of Latin writer/publisher relations and media licensing at BMI. He was previously manager for Latin markets and media licensing at the performing right organization. Based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Mercad ...

  16. Cullen Upped At SMG Puerto Rico

    December 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Wesley Elizabeth Cullen has been promoted to the post of assistant GM for SMG Puerto Rico, the company in charge of administering Puerto Rico's José Miguel Agrelot coliseum. Cullen reports to Chris Hansen, who was appointed GM for the venue o ...

  17. Daddy Yankee To Pitch Pepsi

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT First campaign begins in Puerto Rico before summer's end. Reggaeton star Daddy Yankee has signed an endorsement deal with PepsiCo International in Puerto Rico. Daddy Yankee, who received a cash incentive as part of the deal, will now be part ...

  18. MTV Puerto Rico Ups Content

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Programming extended by eight hours. Following a soft launch late last year, MTV Puerto Rico is moving to become a stronger presence in the Puerto Rican market. Starting today (March 1), the channel has upped its programming from 12 hours (6 p.m. ...

  19. MTV Puerto Rico Ups Content

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Programming extended by eight hours. Following a soft launch late last year, MTV Puerto Rico is moving to become a stronger presence in the Puerto Rican market. Starting today (March 1), the channel has upped its programming from 12 hours (6 p.m. ...

  20. Latin Notas

    January 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST UMVD creates a Spanish-language business-to-business site for its U.S. and Puerto Rican clients. Read Leila Cobo's column. UMVD creates a Spanish-language business-to-business site for its U.S. and Puerto Rican clients. Read Leila Cobo's ...

  21. Ricky Martin, Angelo Medina Reach Settlement

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After months of legal skirmishes, Ricky Martin and his former manager, Angelo Medina, have reached a confidential settlement in a Superior Court in San Juan, Puerto Rico. MIAMI -- After months of legal skirmishes, Ricky Martin and his former manag ...

  22. Ricky Martin, Angelo Medina Reach Settlement

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After months of legal skirmishes, Ricky Martin and his former manager, Angelo Medina, have reached a confidential settlement in a Superior Court in San Juan, Puerto Rico. After months of legal skirmishes, Ricky Martin and his former manager, Angel ...

  23. MTV Bows Programming For Puerto Rico

    August 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Puerto Rico has become the latest Spanish-language territory to get its MTV. MTV Puerto Rico launched Aug. 11 through an agreement with LIN TV, owner of Puerto Rico's Channel 24. MTV Puerto Rico wil MTV Puerto Rico launched Aug. 11 through an ...

  24. Puerto Rico's Guatauba Links With EMI

    June 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Guatauba Productions, a Puerto Rico-based production company specializing in urban Latin music, has signed a multi-year licensing deal with EMI Music U.S. Latin. Guatauba Productions, a Puerto Rico-based production company specializing in urban La ...

  25. Marc Anthony Postpones Summer Tour

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Latin superstar Marc Anthony has postponed his summer tour, which was due to begin June 11 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Latin superstar Marc Anthony has postponed his summer tour, which was due to begin June 11 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. "Due to ...

  26. Medina Countersues Martin

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Angelo Medina, the Puerto Rican empresario who managed Ricky Martin for 12 years, has filed a $63.5 million countersuit against his former client, alleging breach of contract, unjust enrichment and pa Angelo Medina, the Puerto Rican empresario who ...

  27. Ricky Martin Signs With Benny Medina

    December 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST Ricky Martin has signed with Benny Medina at Handprint Entertainment for management. The Sony artist parted ways earlier this year with longtime manager Angelo Medina (no relationship to Benny). Ricky Martin has signed with Benny Medina at Handpri ...