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  1. Road Work: Future Island, Nicki Bluhm and the Gamblers, The Milk Carton Kids, Old Crow Medicine Show

    July 26, 2012 2:05 PM EDT To infinity and beyond: Baltimore synth-pop trio Future Islands continues to tour behind last year's "On the Water" (Thrill Jockey), playing hometown venue Current Gallery on July 27 before hitting Catalyst Nightclub in Santa Cruz, ...

  2. Chris Rene, 'X Factor's Third Place Finisher, Signs With Epic Records

    January 18, 2012 7:15 AM EST Chris Rene is continuing his relationship with L.A. Reid. The X Factor alum, who placed third in the reality competition's inaugural season, has just inked a deal with Epic Records, The Hollywood Reporter confirms. 'X Factor's' ...

  3. 'X Factor's' Chris Rene: Epic Records Deal Imminent, Say Sources

    January 04, 2012 11:59 AM EST The ink has yet to hit the paper, but like "X Factor" winner Melanie Amaro, finalist Chris Rene will soon sign a recording contract with Epic Records, sources tell the Hollywood Reporter. The Santa Cruz-based rapper, who was mentored by ...

  4. Melanie Amaro Wins 'X Factor,' $5 Million Recording Contract, Pepsi Commercial

    December 23, 2011 8:01 AM EST LOS ANGELES (AP) - Melanie Amaro has "The X Factor." The powerful 19-year-old vocalist from Sunrise, Fla., won the Fox talent competition Thursday (Dec. 22) over soulful 30-year-old singer Josh Krajcik of Wooster, Ohio. Amaro, who was me ...

  5. European Acts Dominate Premios Dial Latin Gala

    February 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST More artists performed live at the Premios Cadena Dial Latin music gala award ceremony than ever before this year - but only two of them were from Latin America. Despite this, the Spanish language gala was broadcast live or delayed on 1,090 radio ...

  6. Eros Ramazzoti, Alejandro Sanz Among Dial Winners

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Italy's Eros Ramazzoti and global Spanish singing stars Alejandro Sanz and David Bisbal have been named as among the winners at this year's Premios Cadena Dial awards – acknowledged as Europe's biggest Spanish-language-only award ce ...

  7. Daddy Yankee, Babasonicos Alter Tour Dates Due To Swine Flu

    July 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Reggaeton star Daddy Yankee has postponed until further notice three concert dates in Bolivia due to fears of swine flu. According to Yankee's press office, the Puerto Rican singer was slated to perform July 9 at the Hernando Siles stadium in ...

  8. Youssou N'Dour To Close Africa Vive Series

    May 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Senegalese musician Youssou N'Dour will play the last of a series of concerts across Spain as part of the month-long Africa Vive festival to celebrate Africa Day on May 25. N'Dour's closing concert is on May 29 in Santa Cruz de Tene ...

  9. Sugar Ray Returns With 'Music For Cougars'

    May 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sugar Ray, the band formed in Newport Beach, Calif., and fronted by singer Mark McGrath that was responsible for a string of breezy, reggae-tinged mid-1990s radio hits including the ubiquitous "Fly," will release its first full album of ...

  10. Fonsi Honored At Premios Dial Gala

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Puerto Rican star Luis Fonsi performed at the 13th Premios Dial music award gala in Tenerife ahead of the five-date Spanish leg of his current world tour. Fonsi was one of 13 Spanish and Latin artists to receive a Dial award for their contribution ...

  11. Cuban Pianist Valdes Honored At 90th Birthday

    October 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Cuban pianist Bebo Valdes has celebrated his 90th birthday in Madrid ahead of a tour of Spain with his son Chucho. The pair have toured the country together before, and between Oct. 23 and Nov. 15 they will perform in eight Spanish cities. Bebo Va ...

  12. Columbus Celebration VivAmerica Wraps In Madrid

    October 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT More than 50,000 people danced through the streets of central Madrid for the finale of Festival VivAmerica, a week of cultural events including concerts by Latin American and Spanish artists in several city venues. VivAmerica is organised by the C ...

  13. Latin Stars Light Up Premios Cadena Gala

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Six-time 2007 Latin Grammy winner Juan Luis Guerra headlined Europe's biggest Latin music gala, the 13th Premios Cadena Dial ceremony, in Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the Spanish Canary Islands, off West Africa on Tuesday. It was Guerra's f ...

  14. Stars Come Out For Premios Cadena Dial Awards

    February 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Six-time 2007 Latin Grammy winner Juan Luis Guerra will headline the Feb. 26 Premios Cadena Dial 2007 ceremony in the Canary Island city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. It will be the Dominican Republic-born merengue singer's first Spanish concert ...

  15. Dinosaur Jr., Rapture Set For Free Yr Radio Tour

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Klaxons, Dinosaur Jr., the Rapture, Long Winters, Tapes 'N Tapes, the Ponys, Rogue Wave and Voxtrot, among others, will perform at various Urban Outfitters locations across the U.S. as part of the Free Yr Radio tour (Billboard.biz, April 10). ...

  16. Klaxons, Rapture Set For Urban Outfitters Shows

    April 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As tipped in the April 7 issue of Billboard, Klaxons and the Rapture are confirmed to participate in the Yaris/Toyota and Urban Outfitters Free YR Radio campaign--specifically its concert series platform. Klaxons kick off the Free YR Radio trek Ap ...

  17. Rodrigo Y Gabriela Tour Back On After Visa Flap

    March 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After recently canceling several U.S. shows because of visa difficulties, Rodrigo Sanchez of Latin rock duo Rodrigo y Gabriela today (March 23) obtained his entertainment working visa from the American Embassy in Mexico City. The duo, which missed ...

  18. Rogers Named Yahoo! Music GM

    February 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Ian Rogers has been named GM of Yahoo! Music. He replaces outgoing co-GMs David Goldberg and Robert Roback who announced their resignations earlier in February. Rogers reports to Vince Broady, head of entertainment for Yahoo! Rogers came to Yahoo! ...

  19. Garnett Joins Media Rights Technologies

    December 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Media Rights Technologies has appointed veteran music industry executive Nic Garnett as chief strategist and director of international business development. Media Rights Technologies has appointed veteran music industry executive Nic Garnett as ch ...

  20. Garnett Joins Media Rights Technologies

    December 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Media Rights Technologies has appointed veteran music industry executive Nic Garnett as chief strategist and director of international business development. Media Rights Technologies has appointed veteran music industry executive Nic Garnett as ch ...

  21. Amazon Acquires CustomFlix

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Move will expand DVD offerings. Online retailer Amazon.com has acquired CustomFlix in a move that will expand its specialty DVD offerings. The Santa Cruz, Calif.-based CustomFlix compresses film or TV shows into digital files, creating a copy of t ...