Universal Music Latin America

  1. Paco de Lucia Remembered by Alejandro Sanz, Ricky Martin, Enrique Iglesias and Many More

    February 27, 2014 9:30 PM EST Paco de Lucia, who revolutionized flamenco guitar and influenced musicians around the world, will be laid to rest this weekend in his native Algeciras, after a public wake expected to attract a massive crowd to the Southern Spanish city. Since de ...

  2. David Bisbal Re-Ups With Universal, Signs 360 Deal

    June 14, 2013 12:18 PM EDT Spanish singer David Bisbal has renewed his recording contract with Universal Music Spain, signing a long-term, 360 deal that extends to touring and management. Universal didn't specify how long Bisbal's contract was renewed for, but ...

  3. Jencarlos Canela Signs With Universal Music Latin Entertainment

    August 29, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Jesus Lopez, CEO of Universal Music Latin America/Iberian Peninsula, and Jencarlos Canela. Miami singer/songwriter Jencarlos Canela, Whose 2009 debut album Búscame became one of the most successful Latin debuts in recent memory, has signed a recor ...

  4. 'La Voz Mexico' Preps Season Two, Linkin Park Returns to Mexico, VP Changes at UMPGA Latin America

    June 14, 2012 1:25 PM EDT 'La Voz Mexico' preps Season Two "La Voz Mexico," Mexico's version of "The Voice," will return for a second season on Televisa with new coaches, including Spanish crooner Miguel Bose, regional Mexican singer Jenn ...

  5. Afo Verde Appointed Chairman/CEO for Sony's Latin Region, Spain and Portugal

    February 08, 2012 12:33 PM EST Afo Verde, who since 2009 has been serving as president, Latin Region, for Sony Music Entertainment, has been promoted to the post of Chairman and CEO for the Latin Region, Spain and Portugal. Verde, who had previously overseen the label's U. ...

  6. Victor Gonzalez, Gustavo Lopez Named To Executive Posts at Universal Music Latin Ent.

    June 29, 2011 9:22 AM EDT Universal Music's Latin operation will announce today (June 29) two major appointments in its executive leadership for North and Central America, Biz has learned. In what constitutes a major change in its organization, Universal Music Latin E ...

  7. Alejandro Sanz Signs With Universal

    February 15, 2011 1:05 PM EST Fresh from winning a Grammy for Best Latin Pop Album (for "Paraíso Express"), Spanish star Alejandro Sanz announced that he has signed a recording deal with Universal Music Group after 20 years with Warner. Sanz inked his new contract la ...

  8. Latin Briefs: Angel Kaminsky, Universal, Juanes

    January 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST -- Angel Kaminsky has been named VP of Latin artists marketing for Universal Music Latin America , replacing Jose Puig, who was appointed last week to the post of GM for Universal Music Mexico. Kaminsky, who has an extensive background in marketin ...

  9. Universal Music Latin Entertainment Restructures

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Latin Entertainment let go more than 20 former Univision Music Group employees today (June 12), as it announced key label and sales appointments for the combined company. Alfonso Larriva, former VP and GM of Fonovisa and Univision ...

  10. Universal Music Latin Appoints Top Execs

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Latin Entertainment, the new company created following the acquisition of Univision Music Group by Universal Music Group, has made its first appointments to its senior executive team, Billboard has learned. As previously reported, ...

  11. UMG Completes Univision Acquisition

    May 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After an extraordinary seven-year run, Univision Music Group has been acquired in full by Universal Music Group. The final acquisition, announced today following the Federal Trade Commission's approval of the deal, makes UMG the largest Latin ...

  12. Ortiz Upped At Universal's Latin Division

    February 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST Ana Clara Ortiz has been promoted to VP of digital for Universal Music Latin America and Iberian Peninsula. Ortiz was previously director of mobile for UMLA, but her new role encompasses both online and mobile initiatives for the region. Ortiz is ...

  13. Bose Takes Charge Of EMI Iberia

    March 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Simone Bosé has been promoted to run EMI's operations in Spain and Portugal, EMI said today. In the role as managing director of EMI Music Iberia, Bosé takes over from Manolo Díaz, who steps down April 1 as president and CEO of EMI Music Iber ...

  14. EMI Latin Top Exec Exits

    March 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Marco Bissi, who since 2003 was president and CEO of EMI Latin American, supervising both Latin American and U.S. Latin operations, has left the company. Bissi's departure is part of EMI's ongoing restructuring. Simone Bose, currently GM ...

  15. Universal Spain Appoints Benoit As MD

    February 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Long-time Spain- and France-based music publisher Fabrice Benoit has joined Universal Music Spain as managing director. His appointment comes eight months after the dismissal of Marcelo Castello Branco as president of Universal Music Spain and Por ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Castello Branco Splits With Universal Iberia

    June 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Iberia (Spain & Portugal) president Marcelo Castello Branco was today (June 20) dismissed after more than three years in the Madrid post. Universal Music Iberia (Spain & Portugal) president Marcelo Castello Branco was t ...

  19. Uni Mexico & Central America Names Chief

    June 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gonzalez previously MD of South Cone. Victor Gonzalez has been named president of Universal Music Mexico & Central America, and Manuel Peña has been named as managing director of South Cone (Argentina, Chile and Uruguay). Gonzalez is based in ...

  20. Venevision, Universal Music Latino Team For JV

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST First release to be Andrea Bocelli’s 'Amor.' Venevision International and Universal Music Latino have partnered to create a new record label that will capitalize on Universal’s clout as a major music company and Venevision’s clout as an ...

  21. Universal Names GM In Chile

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ramirez shifts from Brazil post. Gonzalo Ramirez has been named GM of Universal Music Chile. He was marketing director of international product at Universal Music Brazil. Ramirez, a native of Chile, will be based out of Santiago. He will report to ...