San Antonio

  1. Pedowitz Elected To BMI Board

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST John "Jack" Sander elected as vice chairman. Mark Pedowitz, president of Touchstone Television and executive VP of ABC Entertainment Television Group, has been elected to the BMI board of directors. The announcement by chairman Cecil Wal ...

  2. Sources: Clear Channel Bids Due In Coming Days

    November 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Company declines to comment. Bids are due in the coming days for Clear Channel Communications Inc., the largest U.S. radio company, sources familiar with the situation told Reuters on Nov. 9. Clear Channel, which has about 1,150 stations, said las ...

  3. Univision Completes Disa Acquisition

    November 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Purchases remaining 50% of company. As expected , Univision Communications Inc. has purchased the remaining 50% of Mexico-based Disa Records and Edimonsa Publishing. Univision purchased 50% of Disa from the Chávez family of Monterrey, Mexico, in J ...

  4. Clear Channel Hires Goldman, Sachs

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In a move that could bust up the nation's largest radio group, Clear Channel revealed late Wednesday (Oct. 25) it had retained Goldman, Sachs & Co. to "evaluate various strategic alternatives to e In a move that could bust up the ...

  5. LEGAL MATTERS: TEXAS JUSTICE

    September 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Don't mess with Texas. Delina Tschirhart is learning this lesson the hard way. After record labels sued her in San Antonio for unauthorized file sharing, Tschirhart wiped her computer hard drive clean Don't mess with Texas. Delina Tschir ...

  6. LEGAL MATTERS: TEXAS JUSTICE

    September 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Don't mess with Texas. Delina Tschirhart is learning this lesson the hard way. After record labels sued her in San Antonio for unauthorized file sharing, Tschirhart wiped her computer hard drive clean Don't mess with Texas. Delina Tschir ...

  7. Daddy Yankee Fans Fall Prey To Fake Shows

    September 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Hundreds of fans duped. Reggaeton superstars rarely make it to Hardeeville, S.C. So last month, local music fan Richard Martinez gladly forked over $100 at the door for a Daddy Yankee concert that had been advertised on local radio. But after a th ...

  8. Starbucks Picks Mintz For VP Role

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Coffee seller nabs exclusive Berry CD/DVD Starbucks Entertainment has named Alan Mintz VP of content development, Mintz, who starts June 5, replaces Don MacKinnon, who left the company earlier this year. Mintz will be based in Starbucks' new ...

  9. Tejano Legend 'Rosita' Dies

    May 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT San Antonio's First Lady of Song was 88. San Antonio's First Lady of Song was 88. News ...

  10. Tejano Legend 'Rosita' Dies

    May 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT San Antonio's First Lady of Song was 88. Rosita Fernandez, the Mexican-born singer known as San Antonio's first lady of song, died Tuesday (May 2) from heart complications in San Antonio. She was 88. Like her contemporaries Lydia Mendoza ...

  11. AMA Elects New Officers

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Previously served as trade group's VP. Tamara Saviano, owner of American Roots Publishing and Saviano Media in Nashville, has been elected president of the Americana Music Assn.'s board of directors for 2006. She previously served as the ...

  12. RIAA File New Lawsuits Against File Traders

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Brought against 750 individuals. RIAA-member labels filed a new round of copyright infringement lawsuits today (Feb. 28) against 750 individuals for distributing copyrighted music over peer-to-peer services without permission. The "John Doe&q ...

  13. ASCAP Files 24 Copyright Infringement Suits

    February 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nightclubs, bars and restaurants are being targetted. ASCAP filed 24 copyright infringement lawsuits today (Feb. 27) against nightclubs, bars and restaurants in 11 states. The performing rights organization claims that the establishments have refu ...

  14. RIAA Files New Round Of Lawsuits

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST targeted for illegally distributed copyrighted music. RIAA-member record companies filed a new round of "John Doe" copyright infringement lawsuits today (Jan. 31) against 750 individuals. These suits come less than a month after the ...

  15. Starbucks To Unveil New Hear Music Coffeehouses

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST New outlets located in San Antonio, Miami. New outlets located in San Antonio, Miami. News ...

  16. Starbucks To Unveil New Hear Music Coffeehouses

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST While some traditional record retailers continue to shutter stores, Starbucks is unveiling two new Hear Music Coffeehouses. The stores integrate a coffee shop with a traditional record store and digit While some traditional record retailers contin ...

  17. Movie Studios Target P2P Users In Texas

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Major motion picture studios filed four lawsuits in Texas Aug. 2 against individuals sharing unauthorized copies of movies through peer-to-peer services, the Motion Picture Assn. of America announced. Major motion picture studios filed four lawsui ...

  18. Studios Hit Individuals With Lawsuits

    August 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 'You can click, but you can't hide.' Major motion picture studios filed four lawsuits in Texas today (Aug. 2) against individuals sharing unauthorized copies of movies through peer-to-peer services. In San Antonio and Del Rio, feder ...

  19. Christian Market Vets Launch 3.1 Productions

    July 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The company will house two new labels, Skytone and Selectric. Veteran musicians/entrepreneurs John and Dino Elefante are partnering with Weston Entertainment’s Greg Weston to start 3.1 Productions, Billboard has learned. The company will house two ...

  20. 'Idols' To Be Active This Summer

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Top 10 contestants from Fox series will perform. A 41-city tour of the top 10 contestants from the Fox television series "American Idol" has been planned for the summer. The trek will begin in Sunrise, Fla., at Office Depot Center on Jul ...

  21. Tejano Legend Laura Canales Dead At 50

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pioneer pre-saged Selena as Tejano queen. Tejano music legend Laura Canales died April 16 in Corpus Christi, Texas, of complications following surgery. She was 50 years old. Canales was the first massively popular female singer in the macho world ...

  22. Judas Priest Sets U.S. Summer Dates

    April 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Judas Priest is planning its first full U.S. headlining tour in 15 years. Queensryche will join the veteran band on the road. Judas Priest is planning its first full U.S. headlining tour in 15 years. Queensryche will join the veteran band on the r ...

  23. Tejano Awards Press On

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Garza top winner amid shrinking format. Grammy-winning artist David Lee Garza was the top winner at the 2005 Tejano Music Awards, held Saturday (March 19) at the Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino in Eagle Pass, Texas. Garza -- who records on his own lab ...

  24. Silvertide Rolls In On Notting Hill Deal

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Notting Hill Music Group has signed Philadelphia rockers Silvertide to a worldwide publishing deal. The pact covers future works and catalog, including the band's debut 2004 album, "Show & Tell" ( Notting Hill Music Group ha ...

  25. Clear Channel: Stern Dispute Is Resolved

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Lawsuits dropped by both sides. SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Radio giant Clear Channel Communications Inc. and Howard Stern have agreed to withdraw lawsuits against each other related to Stern's ouster from the radio giant's airwaves because of i ...

  26. Court Convicts Two File-Sharers

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Department of Justice's "Operation Gridlock" anti-piracy initiative, announced last August, yielded its first major results Jan. 15 with felony convictions against two individuals for illegal WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. De ...

  27. Justice Dep't Convicts Two File-Sharers

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Department of Justice's "Operation Gridlock" anti-piracy initiative, announced last August, yielded its first major results Jan. 15 with felony convictions against two individuals for illega The U.S. Department of Justice&# ...

  28. SMG Adds Texas Venue

    December 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Philadelphia-based facility management firm SMG has signed a booking and marketing contract with the SBC Center in San Antonio and basketball team the San Antonio Spurs. Philadelphia-based facility management firm SMG has signed a booking and mark ...

  29. Mark Mays Named Clear Channel CEO

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel Communications in San Antonio, Texas, has officially named Mark Mays as president/CEO. Clear Channel Communications in San Antonio, Texas, has officially named Mark Mays as president/CEO. Mays, who was previously president/COO, has s ...

  30. Mark Mays Named Clear Channel Prez/CEO

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lowry Mays remains chairman of the board. Clear Channel Communications in San Antonio, Texas, has officially named Mark Mays as president/CEO. Mays, who was previously president/COO, has served as interim CEO since May 7. He stepped in for his fat ...

  31. Update: Three Haggard Shows Back On

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After initially pulling the plug on all of his dates for the rest of the year due to respiratory problems, Merle Haggard has decided to move forward with three Texas shows in early October. After initially pulling the plug on all of his dates for ...

  32. Haggard's Health Nixes Concert Dates

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nine gigs scrapped due to respiratory problems. Country legend Merle Haggard, 68, has cancelled his dates for the remainder of the year due to respiratory problems. A brief tour was to begin Oct. 1 in San Antonio. A total of nine dates in Texas, A ...

  33. Clear Channel To Roll Out Digital Radio

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Radio behemoth Clear Channel Communications is going digital. The San Antonio company plans to covert at least 1,000 of its 1,240 radio stations to so-called HD, or high-definition, digital signals. Radio behemoth Clear Channel Communications is g ...

  34. Clear Channel Cutting Commercial Minutes

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Change effective in new year. The nation's largest radio station chain announced Monday that it will reduce the number of air minutes devoted to commercials. In a statement, San Antonio-based Clear Channel Communications said it intends the m ...

  35. Jim Swindel Heads To Gibson

    July 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Instrument maker hires vet as exec VP. Veteran music industry and entertainment executive Jim Swindel has joined Gibson Guitar Corp. as executive VP, entertainment relations. For Gibson, which manufactures musical instruments bearing the Gibson, E ...

  36. Observers Hoped For Trial In CCC, NIPP Case

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Following the settlement in the closely watched case between Denver's Nobody In Particular Presents (NIPP) and Clear Channel Communications (CCC), some industry observers are expressing disappointment NASHVILLE -- Following the settlement in ...

  37. Sony, BMG To Defend Merger Plans Before EC

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Top executives from Sony Music and BMG will take center stage in Brussels this week for the European Commission's oral hearing on the proposed merger of the companies. The June 14-15 hearing with the Sony, BMG To Defend Merger Plans Before EC ...

  38. Arbitron Pledges To Fast-Track PPM

    June 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ratings service by April 2006 a possibility. Pressured by Clear Channel's request for proposals for an alternative ratings system to Arbitron's current diary-based service, Arbitron said Monday it would offer a proposal next month that c ...

  39. FCC, Clear Channel Reach $1.75 Million Settlement

    June 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Clear Channel Communications (CCC) have reached a record-setting settlement of about $1.75 million that will clear all indecency complaints against the The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and ...

  40. HOB Reloads Executive Arsenal

    May 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT House of Blues Entertainment has appointed two key executives to help spearhead aggressive growth plans following the completion of its $110 million <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/t House of Blues Entertainment has appoi ...

  41. Clear Channel Names Mark Mays Interim CEO

    May 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel Communications president/COO Mark Mays has been named interim CEO of the San Antonio-based company. Clear Channel Communications president/COO Mark Mays has been named interim CEO of the San Antonio-based company. His father Lowry Ma ...

  42. Phair To Head Up 'Chicks With Attitude' Tour

    April 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Liz Phair is set to headline the Chicks With Attitude Tour, which will visit 18 North American cities from August to early September, Billboard.biz has learned. Other artists set to appear include Car Liz Phair is set to headline the Chicks With A ...

  43. Kiss, Poison Make Touring Team

    April 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Kiss road show will go for yet another spin this summer, when the veteran makeup-clad rock act tours North America with Poison in tow. The tour will play outdoor amphitheaters beginning June 10 in The Kiss road show will go for yet another spi ...

  44. EMI Latin U.S. Names Ballesteros As VP/GM

    April 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jorge Ballesteros has been appointed VP/GM of the regional Mexican and Tejano division of EMI Music U.S. Latin. Ballesteros, who is based in San Antonio, reports to Jorge A. Pino, president/CEO of EMI Jorge Ballesteros has been appointed VP/GM of ...

  45. EMI Latin U.S. Names Ballesteros As VP/GM

    April 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Latin region hit by layoffs from restructuring. Jorge Ballesteros has been appointed VP/GM of the regional Mexican and Tejano division of EMI Music U.S. Latin. Ballesteros, who is based in San Antonio, reports to Jorge A. Pino, president/CEO of EM ...

  46. Clear Channel Board OKs Stock Repurchase

    March 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Shares worth $1 billion to be bought back under plan. The board of directors of Clear Channel Communications has authorized a share-repurchase program of up to $1 billion. The program will be conducted over the next 12 months. Clear Channel has a ...

  47. McGraw Sets Benefit, Summer Tour

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors will headline an April 10 concert in Austin, Texas, to benefit the Gridiron Heroes Spinal Cord Injury Organization. A summer amphitheater tour will follow. Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors will headline an ...

  48. Booker Brad Russo Splits CCE for TMG/AEG Live

    February 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST There's been a shakeup in the Texas concert-promotion scene, as Brad Russo, former Clear Channel Entertainment (CCE) booker in Austin, moves to Houston to rejoin Louis Messina, president of TMG/AEG Li There's been a shakeup in the Texas ...

  49. Clear Channel Fires DJ, Addresses Decency Standards

    February 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST One day after saying it fired popular Florida radio personality Bubba the Love Sponge, Clear Channel Communications said today (Feb. 25) it adopted new "decency" standards to make sure that material i One day after saying it fired popula ...

  50. Clear Channel Profit Up Slightly

    February 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel Communications Inc. posted a slim increase in fourth-quarter profit as weak local advertising at radio stations was offset by gains in its billboard business. Clear Channel Communications Inc. posted a slim increase in fourth-quarter ...

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