Top Stop Music

  1. Tropical Artist India Signs with Top Stop Music

    January 17, 2014 1:38 AM EST India, the tropical artist who has been charming audiences since the '80s as "the princess of salsa," has joined the label Top Stop Music, which was founded by veteran producer Sergio George. Born in Puerto Rico as Linda Viera Cabal ...

  2. Backbeat: Leslie Grace, Jorge Villamizar, 5 Solz, Tito Nieves Fire-Up Top Stop’s Latin Music Conference Showcase

    April 24, 2013 1:38 PM EDT With the rise of hybrid genres like merengue electronico climbing the overall Latin charts, it can often seem like the Latin industry is in danger of ignoring tropical music in favor of its trendier pop offspring. It's lucky, then, that tro ...

  3. Prince Royce Signs With Sony Music Entertainment

    April 01, 2013 9:23 AM EDT Bachata crossover act Prince Royce has signed a recording deal with Sony Music Entertainment to release albums in Spanish through Sony Music Latin and in English through RCA Records. Royce’s first Spanish-language album is due this fall and his ...

  4. Backbeat: Prince Royce, Horacio Palencia, UMPG Celebrate Wins at BMI's Latin Awards in Vegas

    March 28, 2013 10:38 AM EDT Talk of new albums and new deals swirled during the BMI 20th annual Latin music Awards, held March 21 at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. From left: Phil Graham, BMI SVP, writer/publisher relations; songwriter of the year winner Horacio Palencia; Mich ...

  5. Prince Royce and Label Settle Dispute (Update)

    February 19, 2013 5:22 PM EST Following a contentious legal battle that played out in Spanish language media, Geoffrey Royce Rojas, better known as Prince Royce, has resolved his disputes with his former record label Top Stop Music, and is now a free agent. Register today for ...

  6. Morning Fix: Apple's Music Strategy; Samsung's Profits Surge; Aguilera, Reid, Lovato Light Up Billboard Conference

    October 26, 2012 8:25 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters APPLE RADIO SERVICE RUMORS CRUSH PANDORA STOCK: Press reports claiming Apple is on track to go live with its streaming radio service in 2013 sent Pandora's stock sinki ...

  7. Prince Royce Fires Back at Top Stop, Files Counterclaim Against Label (Update)

    October 25, 2012 7:14 PM EDT (Note: This story was updated with a quote from Top Stop's Sergio George who responded for our request for comment after press time.) After being sued by his label, indie Top Stop Music (TSM), for breach of contract and unjust enrichment last ...

  8. Prince Royce Sued by Top Stop for Breach of Contract

    September 18, 2012 7:45 PM EDT Rising bachata star Prince Royce, the most successful new Latin act in recent years, has been sued for breach of contract and unjust enrichment by his label and publishing company, indie Top Stop Music and Top Stop Music Publishing. The complaint, ...

  9. Univision's Youth Awards Offer Big Chart Boosts

    August 02, 2012 3:50 PM EDT Univision's annual youth awards, known as Premios Juventud, took a chance this year by highlighting only performances by new and lesser-known acts for perhaps the first time in its nine years of broadcasts. Some of these performances delivere ...

  10. Latin Sales Down Slightly In 2011, Digital Latin Sales Up

    January 05, 2012 8:44 PM EST Sales of Latin music declined yet again in 2011, but the damage was far less than the year before, showing signs that the market may be stabilizing. Total sales of Latin music albums in the U.S. and Puerto Rico -- defined as albums that are at lea ...

  11. Top Stop Music, Home to Prince Royce, Inks Distribution Deal With Atlantic Records

    November 28, 2011 3:19 PM EST Top Stop Music, the indie Latin label home to new urban bachata star Prince Royce, has signed an exclusive distribution deal with Atlantic Records for the U.S. The deal encompasses Top Stop's entire roster, including Prince Royce, salsa star ...

  12. Backbeat: Irvin 'PW' Salinas Talks 'Nastier And Sexier' Album Over Burgers in L.A.

    November 04, 2011 7:30 AM EDT Safer Than a Lawn Dart: PW (right) shows off his recently purchased arrow Nerf football after downing a burger at The Farm in Beverly Hills; (L-R), his manager, Elba Morales and Jennifer Bull, Sony Music/marketing manager/U.S. Latin. Fans know him ...

  13. Jerry Rivera Signs With VeneMusic; Pee Wee Inks With Top Stop

    May 19, 2011 5:50 PM EDT Jerry Rivera with Venevision's Jorge Pino Veteran Puerto Rican salsa star Jerry Rivera, who was part of the salsa renaissance of the 1990s, has signed with indie label VeneMusic, which will release his upcoming tropical album, "El Amor E ...

  14. Exclusive: Prince Royce Signs With Atlantic for English-Language Releases

    May 16, 2011 3:12 PM EDT Prince Royce at the Billboard Latin Music Awards last month (photo: Arnold Turner) Prince Royce, the Bronx native whose eponymous debut became the top-selling Latin album by a new act in 2010, has signed with Atlantic Records to release English-la ...

  15. Label Vet George Zamora Joins Latin Indie Top Stop Music

    March 23, 2011 4:00 PM EDT Veteran record label executive George Zamora has been named VP of label operations and A&R at indie Latin label Top Stop Music. Top Stop was launched by producer Sergio George and George Elias. Zamora, who in the past worked as president of Wa ...

  16. Enrique Iglesias, Shakira Among Billboard Latin Music Awards Finalists

    February 10, 2011 9:50 AM EST This was the year that went pop around the world, and Latin music was no exception, with Enrique Iglesias and Shakira, both crossover acts with big up-tempo pop albums, leading the list of finalists for the 22nd annual Billboard Latin Music Awards ...

  17. Latin Briefs: Chris Syler, Top Stop Music

    December 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST -Chris Syler, co-writer of Tony Dize's "El Doctorado," has signed a co-publishing deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing. The Miami-based singer-songwriter, who is half Bolivian, has also co-authored songs for bachata artist Optimo. Sy ...