Spanish culture

  1. Backbeat: Antonio Orozco Performs at Heineken Acoustic Brunch Before Latin Grammys

    November 15, 2012 5:47 PM EST Heineken showcase brings out music executives in support of singer/songwriter Antonio Orozco. (L-R) Sebastian Ducamp, GTS Global Talent Services (manager); Jesus Lopez, chairman Universal Music Latin America and Iberian Peninsula; Orozco, Latin Gr ...

  2. En Breve: Luz Casal, SBS Radio, TuneIn, and Mana

    October 09, 2012 6:05 AM EDT Luz CasaL inks SESAC Latina deal Spanish pop-rock singer Luz Casal, who will receive a lifetime achievement honor at the Latin Grammy Awards in November, has signed with SESAC Latina for the United States and Puerto Rico. In a statement, Casal s ...

  3. Alejandro Sanz Debuts At No. 1 On Latin Albums Chart

    October 04, 2012 5:48 PM EDT Alejandro Sanz claims the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart with La Música No Se Toca , released Sept. 25 on Universal Music Latino. The album, Sanz's debut with Universal after a lifetime with Warner, also finished the we ...

  4. Spanish Singer Luz Casal Signs with SESAC Latina (Exclusive)

    October 03, 2012 7:54 PM EDT Spanish singer Luz Casal, who will be given a lifetime achievement prize by the Latin Recording Academy in November, has signed with SESAC Latina, according to an official with the performance rights organization. SESAC Latina will represent Casal ...

  5. Will Placido Domingo Sing At Madrid's Royal Theater? How Spain's Economic Crisis Is Hurting Opera

    April 27, 2012 12:28 PM EDT The Show May Not Go On: The Madrid Royal Theater website's promotion for its production of Cyrano de Bergerac is threatened by a financial dispute stemming from government cutbacks. (Screenshot) The pain spares no one in Spain. A salary dispu ...

  6. Backbeat: Shakira Brings Out Stars, Execs @ Latin Grammys Person Of The Year Gala

    November 11, 2011 8:03 AM EST The Person of the Year Award honoring Shakira gathered a wide array of artists and executives from around the planet. Here is what we heard and saw: EMI Spain debut artist Pablo Alborán flew from Spain with his parents to celebrate his nominations ...

  7. Placido Domingo Signs With Sony Classical

    September 22, 2011 12:10 PM EDT Spanish tenor Plácido Domingo has signed an exclusive recording contract with Sony Classical, the label has announced. Domingo, one of the most influential singing actors in opera, recorded music for CBS (which was purchased by Sony in the late 19 ...

  8. Flamenco Icon Enrique Morente Dies In Madrid

    December 14, 2010 12:00 AM EST Enrique Morente, one of the great living flamenco singers and a composer/musician who pushed the boundaries of the genre to unimaginable directions, died Dec. 13 in a clinic in Spain. Morente suffered complications following an ulcer operation. Mo ...

  9. Mario Pacheco Dies Aged 60

    November 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Mario Pacheco, a legend of the Spanish indie music scene, has died at his Madrid home after a long illness. He was 60. In 1982, Pacheco founded one of the first authentic indie labels in Spain, Nuevos Medios. Pacheco, who was also a producer and p ...

  10. SGAE-backed Latin America Tour Set To Launch

    November 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Spanish collecting society SGAE's promotion arm Fundación Autor tomorrow (Nov. 16) kicks off its 11th annual Rock en Ñ tour of Spanish and Latin acts in Latin America. The tour takes in seven concerts on Colombia, Argentina and Mexico until D ...

  11. Latin Grammys 2010: 10 Things You Didn't See on TV

    November 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Here's some of the best off-camera moments from the red carpet and backstage at the 2010 Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas. 1. ChocQuibTown, winners for best alternative song, were generous with their talent, singing a capella for press backst ...

  12. Latin Grammy Concert Honors Placido Domingo

    November 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Rock and pop crooners from throughout Latin America praised opera icon Placido Domingo as an inspiration to all Hispanics during a star-studded tribute concert in Las Vegas honoring the Spanish tenor's career. Domingo, known to popular music ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Alejandro Sanz Up For 5 Premios 40 Principales

    October 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Alejandro Sanz and pop group Maldita Nerea have won five nominations each of the Premios 40 Principales awards run by Spanish media giant's Grupo Prisa's international radio arm, Union Radio. The prizes cover eight Latin American countri ...

  15. Lolita Flores To Release Live Set, DVD

    May 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Singer Lolita Flores is to release her first ever live album and DVD on June 1 after a 35-year career and a recent change of label from Warner Spain to Vale Music/Universal Music Spain.. Her sister, Rosario Flores, also moved to Universal-Vale two ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. Fito & Los Fitipaldis Honored At Premios De La Musica

    March 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST Singer-guitarist Fito Cabrales took awards at the Premios de la Musica gala in Madrid for best song and best rock album for "Antes De Que Cuentes Diez" (Warner/DRO) by his band, Fito & Los Fitipaldis. Carlos Raya was named best produ ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. Shakira, Black Eyed Peas Win At Premios 40 Principales

    December 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST Shakira and Black Eyed Peas each walked off with two awards at the Premios 40 Principales gala ceremony in Madrid before some 18,000 fans and a live TV, radio and Internet audience in Spain and eight Latin American countries. It was the fourth Pre ...

  21. Paulina Rubio To Perform At Premios 40 Principales

    December 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Mexican singer Paulina Rubio zipped into Madrid to receive platinum and gold discs today (Dec. 10) for her latest album and single, and to perform tomorrow at the Premios 40 Principales '09 awards gala in front of 15,000 fans in the Spanish c ...

  22. Spain's Luz Casal Honored By French Govt

    November 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Spanish singer Luz Casal has received France's prestigious National Order of Arts and Letters from French culture minister Frédéric Mitterrand in Paris. She had brought French prime minister François Fillon and the rest of a packed Châtelet T ...

  23. 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" ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. El Canto Del Loco Wins Big At Premios 40 Principales

    December 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Spanish band El Canto Del Loco won all five awards they were nominated for at the third Premios 40 Principales gala in Madrid in front of an audience of 18,000. Jim Carrey, who was in the city to present his latest film, and singer Beyoncé were am ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. Spain's Oreja Reveals New Singer

    July 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Spain's most successful pop group of the past decade, Latin Grammy winner La Oreja de Van Gogh, has a new lead singer. Leire Martínez, 29, was presented to the media in Madrid on Monday. She joins the four male founder-members of LOVG ahead o ...

  28. Grupo Prisa Music Division Acquires RLM

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST The music arm of Spain’s biggest media holding, Grupo Prisa, has acquired 70% of the country’s most important management and booking agency, Madrid-based Rosa Lagarrigue Management (RLM). The move is sure to have important repercussions on live La ...

  29. 8th Flamenco Festival Line-Up Unveiled

    January 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Major Spanish flamenco music and dance artists will take part in the 8th Flamenco Festival five-country tour, which starts Feb. 6 in Los Angeles and ends May 25 in Brussels. The full bill for this year's festival was unveiled today (Jan. 14) ...

  30. Film Director Almodovar Releases Double CD

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Spanish film director Pedro Almodóvar has culled 29 songs from his films over the years into a double CD, 'B.S.O. Almodóvar' (EMI Spain). The set includes songs from all Almodóvar's films. "The music in my movies is never backg ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. Montero Splits From La Oreja de Van Gogh

    November 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST The singer of Spanish pop group La Oreja de Van Gogh, Amaia Montero, has exited the band, according to a press release. Montero, will now pursue a solo career, while the other four members of the group – Pablo Benegas, Xabi San Martín, AAlvaro Fue ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. Premios Principales Awards Reveals Nods

    October 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mexico-based Spanish band La 5ª Estación and pop singer Melendi head the nominations for the Premios Principales international music awards, organized by Spanish radio group Cadena SER's Top 40 national network, Los 40 Principales. The Premio ...

  35. Sanz Restarts Tour

    July 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After a two-month hiatus, Spanish singer songwriter Alejandro Sanz resumes his "El Tren de los Momentos" tour Aug. 4. Sanz suspended his tour last May, under orders from doctors to take an "absolute rest." Sanz rescheduled most ...

  36. Sanz U.S. Trek Postponed

    May 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Alejandro Sanz' "El Tren de los Momentos" U.S. tour has been postponed until November, a spokeswoman for Sanz tells Billboard.biz. The first U.S. leg had been scheduled to begin at Las Vegas' Palms Casino June 6, with 15 states ...

  37. Sanz Tour Hits US In June

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Spanish pop star Alejandro Sanz's "El Tren de los Momentos Tour 2007" will kick off its US leg June 6 at Las Vegas' Palms Casino. Dates continue in 15 cities, including stops at LA's Gibson Amphitheatre, Miami's Ameri ...

  38. Sanz To Be A Verizon Featured Artist

    February 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Spain's Alejandro Sanz will be a Verizon featured artist in a six-to-eight week publicity campaign slated to launch in mid-February, Billboard.biz has learned. Verizon will feature Sanz's track "La Peleita," from his current al ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. Serrat Unveils South America Tour

    January 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST Iconic Spanish singer/songwriter Joan Manuel Serrat will launch a 23-date concert tour throughout Latin America, beginning Jan. 22 in Argentina. Serrat will play three dates at the Gran Rex theater in Buenos Aires, then will continue with more dat ...

  41. Mexican TV Veteran Velasco Dies

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST 'Siempre en Domingo' was 73. Raul Velasco, the legendary host of Mexican TV show "Siempre En Domingo" and champion of countless artists, died Sunday (Nov. 26) in his home in Acapulco, Mexico. He was 73 years old. Velasco, whose ...

  42. GLOBAL PULSE: BUNBURY STILL A 'HERO' IN SPAIN

    November 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST Enrique Bunbury and his sweeping voice have been central features of Spain's pop-rock scene for more than two decades, initially with rock group Heroes del Silencio, then on five solo albums. Some 10 Enrique Bunbury and his sweeping voice hav ...

  43. WMI, elHood.com Partner For Online Communities

    November 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Warner Music International has partnered with Latin social network site elHood.com to launch official artist communities under the elHood banner. The Warner/elHood communities will allow on-demand access to Warner Music Latin America's audio ...

  44. La Oreja de Van Gogh To Launch First U.S. Tour

    October 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Will kick-off Nov. 9 in Dallas. Spanish pop group La Oreja de Van Gogh will launch its first full-fledged U.S. tour in Dallas on November 9. The group will play a total of 12 shows through November 26, alternating between clubs, theaters and arena ...

  45. Carmona Signs With Universal Publishing Spain

    August 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Spanish flamenco-fusion pioneer Antonio Carmona, singer with now-defunct flamenco-pop gypsy group Ketama, has signed a long-term publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Spain. Spanish flamenco-fusion pioneer Antonio Carmona, singer with no ...

  46. Global Pulse

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Leonor Watling's jazz-pop ensemble Marlango readies to for a global release of sophomore album, "Automatic Imperfection," through Universal Classics & Jazz. Read Tom Ferguson's column. Leonor Watling's jazz-pop ens ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. 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, ...

  49. Premios Ondas Honors New Spanish Acts

    November 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Amaral, El Canto Del Loco among the winners. A new generation of Spanish artists were celebrated at the 52nd Premios Ondas ceremony last night (Nov. 3). El Canto Del Loco took the best artist or group prize. The Sony BMG act was at Barcelona' ...

  50. Bebe Leads Latin Grammy Nominations

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Spanish singer/songwriter Bebe pulled off a surprise today (Aug. 23), netting a leading five nominations for the sixth Latin Grammys. Her nods include album of the year for her debut, "Pafuera Telaran Spanish singer/songwriter Bebe pulled off ...

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