Spain

  1. Pablo Alboran Receives three Latin Grammy Nods

    September 23, 2011 8:18 AM EDT Among the artists who received multiple Latin Grammy Award nominations was a name that may not be familiar to many U.S. Latin music fans. Spanish pop singer Pablo Alboran was nominated for best new artist, best male pop album for his self-titled ...

  2. Carlos Lopez Steps Down as President of Sony Music Spain

    September 01, 2011 12:30 PM EDT Carlos Lopez, president of Sony Music Spain, left his post earlier this week, Billboard.biz has learned. A Sony Music spokesperson declined to comment on his departure, and no announcements have been made in regard to a successor or further change ...

  3. Spain's SGAE Offices Raided, Executives Detained In Financial Investigation

    July 02, 2011 6:03 PM EDT In a stunning piece of news that's dominated the front pages of Spanish newspapers, the offices of the country's powerful Society of Authors and Editors (SGAE) have been raided by national police who are investigating the organization fo ...

  4. Alejandro Sanz Wins 3 Premios Ondas

    November 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Singer Alejandro Sanz swept Spain's 57th Premios Ondas awards by winning three of the five music prizes that form part of 23 awards for national, international and Latin American radio and TV shows and personalities. The Grupo Prisa media hol ...

  5. Spanish Anti-Piracy Law Clears First Hurdle

    September 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The slow march of Spanish anti-piracy legislation resumed today (Sept. 24) when the broad-ranging Sustainable Economy Law (LES) passed its first parliamentary test in the Congress lower house. The law was approved by a margin of just seven votes ( ...

  6. Lady Gaga, Katy Perry Lead MTV Europe Nominations

    September 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Lady Gaga and Katy Perry go head-to-head at the MTV Europe Music Awards in November, with five nominations apiece. The U.S. pop princesses are both shortlisted in four categories -- best pop act, best song, best female act and best video. Completi ...

  7. Spain Celebrates European Music Day

    June 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT While the Spanish music industry is in the economic doldrums, music events remain popular - especially if they are free, of course. Spain is one of a handful of European countries that celebrates European Music Day every June 21, but this year the ...

  8. Berklee Honor For Paco De Lucia

    May 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Spain's internationally renowned flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia will be invested doctor honoris causa of music May 8 by the Berklee School of Music in Boston, U.S.A. The event will take place at the University of Boston's Agganis Arena ...

  9. Spanish Musician, Industry Veteran Tato Luzardo Dies

    March 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST Tato Luzardo, the director of Spain's Academy of Music Arts and Sciences, died the day after the 14th Premios de la Musica gala award organized each year by the academy. He died on March 5, it has been announced, after a long battle against c ...

  10. Spanish Biz Urges Reform Of Cultural Export Bodies

    February 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST The first ever report on Spanish public cultural action abroad shows two things: Spain appears to be far behind neighboring countries such as France in this institutional support, and there is a "need for internal coordination to improve the ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Spanish Confusion Over EU Warning On Internet Access

    November 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST Spain's telecommunications industry is perplexed by public comments from the European commissioner for the society of information, Viviane Reding, who warned that Spain faced conflict with the European Union over its plans to approve disconne ...

  13. Ibiza Rocks Expands Into Mallorca

    November 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST Ibiza Rocks, an annual music event on the island of Ibiza, will expand into the Spanish island of Mallorca in 2010 with the opening of the 330-room Mallorca Rocks Hotel in Magaluf. It will be based on the same model as the Ibiza Rocks Hotel, which ...

  14. Carlos Baute Triumphs At Premios Ondas

    November 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Madrid-based Venezuelan singer Carlos Baute crowned "the year of Baute" by lifting two of the six music awards at Spain's 56th Premios Ondas gala in Barcelona. Baute took awards for best single for "Colgando En Tus Manos" ...

  15. 200 Spanish File-Sharing Sites Identified

    October 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The names of 200 Web sites that offer links to illegal downloads in Spain are to be given to the Spanish industry ministry as the first major move in the fight against online music piracy, it was announced in Madrid today (Oct. 19) at the presenta ...

  16. Los Tigres del Norte Re-Up With Fonovisa

    July 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Los Tigres del Norte have renewed their contract with Fonovisa Records in advance of the release of their next album, "La Granja," due Sept. 8. The title track, written by Teodoro Bello, just went to radio as the first single off the alb ...

  17. Spanish ISPs Suspend Talks With Rights Holders

    June 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Spain's Internet service provider association Redtel refuses to hold any more talks on illegal P2P file-sharing with the culture content industry until the government comes up with a viable legal solution to the problems, Redtel president Mig ...

  18. Los 40 Principales, Coronita Back Beach Campaign

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Spain's most popular national music radio network, Top 40-format Los 40 Principales, has teamed up with Mexican beer brand Coronita in an effort to clean up one European beach a year. And Los 40's 4 million daily listeners, according to ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. Ting Tings To Rock Ibiza

    May 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Ting Tings, Groove Armada and Soulwax have been confirmed as part of this year's Ibiza Rocks line-up, alongside Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe and up-and-coming acts Frankmusik, Kissy Sell Out, Burn the Negative and South Central. Previously announ ...

  21. Spain's Antonio Vega Dead At 51

    May 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Spain's music scene is in mourning following the May 12 death in Madrid of singer, guitarist and composer Antonio Vega at the age of 51, whose songs form a key part of the modern Spanish pop scene. Vega died in hospital of a serious lung comp ...

  22. Klaxons, MGMT and Vampire Weekend Headline Ibiza Rocks

    March 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Klaxons, MGMT and Vampire Weekend have been confirmed for the bill at Spain's series of Ibiza Rocks festival shows this summer. The event, now in its fifth year, takes place from June 16-Sept. 8 at the Ibiza Rocks Hotel in the town of San Ant ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. Calamaro Named Best Latin Artist At Premios Ondas

    November 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Argentine singer and composer Andrés Calamaro took the best Latin artist award at the 55th Premios Ondas ceremony at Barcelona's Gran Teatre del Liceu opera house, a week after winning the Latin Grammy prize for best vocal rock album, "L ...

  25. Berklee College Builds European Business In Spain

    October 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The first stone of what will be the first European center of Boston's Berklee College of Music has been laid in the Spanish Mediterranean city of Valencia. With 4,000 students and 500 teachers, Berklee has become the world's biggest cent ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. Dance Party Island Ibiza Plots 2008 Comeback

    May 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the island's original house music explosion, dance music insiders are predicting a return to clubbing mecca Ibiza's glory days. "Based on the numbers coming through the door so far, it's ...

  28. Movistar Chile Introduces Unlimited Downloads

    May 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Movistar in Chile has introduced what it says are Latin America's first unlimited mobile music downloads. The catalog contains music from Universal and Warner for "dual delivery" to both cell phone and computer, for a fixed monthly ...

  29. SGAE, Hoodiny Forge Digital Deal

    March 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Spanish authors' and publishers' society SGAE has reached a digital distribution deal with Hoodiny Entertainment Group, the U.S.-based full-service technology and content production company. SGAE has licensed for Spain the repertoire of ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. Bosé On The Double At Premios Ondas Awards

    December 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Miguel Bosé picked up two awards at the 54th Premios Ondas gala in Barcelona on Dec. 4. Bosé took trophies for best Spanish artist and best album for "Papito" (Warner Music) - his biggest selling album over a 30-year career, with more th ...

  33. MyStrands Raises $24M In BBVA Funding

    December 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST Spanish-U.S. social music recommendation service MyStrands today said it has raised an additional $24 million from Spanish bank and financial service group BBVA in the second half of their B round of funding. This sum comes on top of the $25 milli ...

  34. Dylan Misses Prince Of Asturias Award Ceremony

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan was absent from Friday evening's Prince of Asturias award ceremony in Spain, when the heir to the Spanish throne, Prince Felipe, presented the coveted International Cooperation award to Al Gore, and the Sports award to former Formul ...

  35. Big Screen Concert Debut For Spain's Heroes

    October 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Some 14,000 fans of Heroes del Silencio will by the weekend have seen the group "live" in concert, via cinema screens hundreds of miles away in a soccer stadium in the legendary Spanish rock band's home city of Zaragoza, northern Sp ...

  36. European Music Day Boosts Spanish Sales

    June 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music sales across some 120 stores in Spain have soared thanks to discounts to mark European Music Day on June 21. FNAC, the French-owned music and book retail chain, offered a 16% discount on all recorded music for three days from June 21 to June ...

  37. Spain's Premios De La Música On The Move

    January 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST Spain's main music award ceremony, the Premios de la Música, will this year be held outside Madrid for the first time in its 11-year history. The March 29 gala will be staged at the Gran Teatro in the southern city of Córdoba following two we ...

  38. Universal Buys Spanish Indie Giant Vale Music

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Iberian Peninsula (Spain & Portugal) has purchased Spain's biggest independent label, Vale Music, from its founder Ricardo Campoy. Universal says the development, unveiled today (J Universal Music Iberian Peninsula (Sp ...

  39. Universal Buys Spanish Indie Giant Vale Music

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Iberian Peninsula (Spain & Portugal) has purchased Spain's biggest independent label, Vale Music, from its founder Ricardo Campoy. Universal says the development, unveiled today (J Universal Music Iberian Peninsula (Sp ...

  40. Spanish Legend Rocio Jurado Dies At 61

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Spanish singer Rocio Jurado died today (June 1) at her Madrid home after a two-year fight against cancer of the pancreas. She was 61. She will be buried on tomorrow in her southern Spanish hometown of Spanish singer Rocio Jurado died today (June 1 ...

  41. Spanish Legend Rocio Jurado Dies At 61

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Funeral to be held Friday (June 2). Spanish singer Rocio Jurado died today (June 1) at her Madrid home after a two-year fight against cancer of the pancreas. She was 61. She will be buried on tomorrow in her southern Spanish hometown of Chipiona, ...

  42. Spanish Singer Rocio Durcal Dies

    March 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST Battled cancer for past five years. Spanish actress and singer Rocio Durcal, who found fame as one of Mexico's most popular folk singers, has died following a long battle against cancer, her family said on Sunday (March 26). Durcal, born Mari ...

  43. Spain Starts Long-Awaited Piracy Campaign

    December 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Spain today (Dec. 19) launched its first national anti-piracy campaign eight months after the initiative was first announced. The country's culture ministry is spending €1 million ($1.2 million Spain today (Dec. 19) launched its fi ...

  44. Spain Starts Long-Awaited Piracy Campaign

    December 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Spain today (Dec. 19) launched its first national anti-piracy campaign eight months after the initiative was first announced. The country's culture ministry is spending €1 million ($1.2 million Spain today (Dec. 19) launched its fi ...

  45. EMI, Melodeo Pact On Mobile Content

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music has agreed to supply digitalized music to Seattle-based mobile-music content provider Melodeo's services in Europe. EMI Music has agreed to supply digitalized music to Seattle-based mobile-music content provider Melodeo's servi ...

  46. Duran Duran, Kylie Win At Spain's Premios Ondas

    November 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Manolo Garcia named best artist. Duran Duran and Kylie Minogue were the big winners at the 51st Premios Ondas award ceremony last night (Nov. 23) at Barcelona's Gran Teatre del Lyceu opera house. Both acts received special jury awards for the ...

  47. Bebo & Cigala

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT -year-old pianist Bebo Valdés and Spanish gypsy singer Diego El Cigala deliver album with adventuresome verve. 86-year-old pianist Bebo Valdés and Spanish gypsy singer Diego El Cigala deliver album with adventuresome verve. News Diego E ...

  48. SGAE Condemns Madrid Bombings

    March 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Spanish authors' and publishers' society SGAE today (March 11) expressed its "firm condemnation and repulsion of the brutal terrorist attacks" that hit Madrid this morning. Spanish authors' and publishers' society SGA ...