Universal Music Latin Entertainment

  1. UPDATED: New Albums From Don Omar, Shakira, Juanes Among Others

    August 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT UPDATED SEPT. 2. The release date of Shakira's upcoming release is Oct. 19, not Nov. 2. The Latin marketplace is preparing for a hectic fall release schedule that includes albums by some of the genre’s top selling names. The lineup: Don Omar, ...

  2. Universal Music Latin Entertainment Launches Ringtone Service

    August 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Latin Entertainment (UMLE) has partnered with mobile content technology company m-Wise to launch MOVIHITS, a new ringtone subscription service aimed at Spanish speaking and bilingual consumers. MOVIHITS, which launches today (Augus ...

  3. David Bisbal Gets New Manager At Universal's Global Talent

    May 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music industry veteran Jose Luis Villarreal has been appointed as the new manager for Spanish star David Bisbal. Villarreal will be working through Global Talent Services (GTS), the management division of Universal Music Latin America, which handl ...

  4. Appeals Court Sides With Univision In Platino Case

    May 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A state appeals court has upheld a judgment against regional Mexican label Platino Records, in a lawsuit the indie label had filed against Univision Music alleging breach of contract and payola-related extortion. Platino Records sued its distribut ...

  5. UMLE Dominates Awards At Latin Billboard Bash

    April 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Latin Entertainment (UMLE) and its fully owned labels -- Universal Music Latino, Machete and Disa -- were the big winners at the annual Billboard Bash, honoring the top labels, publishers, producers and songwriters of the year in L ...

  6. Ivy Queen Signs With Machete Music

    April 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Ivy Queen, perhaps the best known female reggaeton artist in the market, has signed a multi-album deal with Machete Music, the urban music imprint of Unviersal Music Latin Entertainment. Machete will release the singer’s upcoming album, “Drama Que ...

  7. Universal/Machete Promotes Pedro Guzman

    February 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Pedro Guzman has been promoted to VP of A&R for Universal Music Latino and Machete Music, Universal’s Latin pop and urban labels. Based in Miami, Guzman was previously director of A&R for the labels, where he worked on releases from David ...

  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 Latino, Machete Shift To LA

    December 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Latino and Machete are shifting their operations from Miami to Los Angeles. The move is the latest following the restructuring of Universal's Latin division and the creation of Universal Music Latin Entertainment last year fol ...

  10. UMLE Parters With The Axis Agency On Brand Alliances

    April 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Latin Entertainment, whose labels control the largest share of Latin music sales in the U.S., has made The Axis Agency its preferred partner in seeking brand alliances and licensing content to companies marketing to Hispanics. The ...

  11. Latin Radio Briefs: Buitrago, 'Juan'

    January 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST -Gabriel Buitrago has been named national director of promotion for Universal Latino and Machete Music. He now oversees the labels' national promotion efforts and staff and reports directly to Universal Latino and Machete president Walter Kol ...

  12. UMLE Tops Latin Marketshare In 2008

    January 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Latin Entertainment and Universal Music Group Distribution emerged as the top Latin music label and distributor in the United States for 2008. According to Nielsen SoundScan numbers compiled through Dec. 28, UMLE ended the year wit ...

  13. Alejandro Fernandez Signs To Universal

    December 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mexican superstar Alejandro Fernández, who during his career has successfully married ranchera and pop music, has signed a new recording deal with Universal Music Latin Entertainment (UMLE). The deal, which had been negotiated for months, was fina ...

  14. UMLE Cuts Six Staffers

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST As pat of its final integration process, Universal Music Latin Entertainment (UMLE) cut six positions in its legal, promotion and administrative departments in the past week, Billboard has learned. None of the cuts impacted senior management. UMLE ...

  15. Final Lineup Set For Billboard Regional Mexican Summit

    September 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Regional Mexican music's top acts will meet the digital world's most important players Oct. 6 - 8 at the third annual Billboard Regional Mexican Music Summit in Los Angeles. In response to interest by the regional Mexican industry in adv ...

  16. Disa Records Founder Returns To Label

    August 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Domingo Chavez, who founded regional Mexican powerhouse label Disa Records with his family more than 30 years ago, has returned to the label as its president, Billboard has learned. Based in Los Angeles but dividing his time between Mexico and the ...

  17. Universal Latin Pacts With Rayovac For Download Promo

    August 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Latin Entertainment is partnering with Rayovac batteries in promoting full-track online downloads in Latin America. Customers can find codes inside the battery packs that can be redeemed for free downloadable tracks at Rayovac' ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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, ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. Univision: Music Business Sale Priced At $153 Million

    March 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Univision Communications on Monday disclosed that it received $153 million for the sale of its music recording and publishing business to Universal Music Group -- a deal announced last week at an undisclosed sum . Univision, in a regulatory filing ...

  22. Universal Music Group To Acquire Univision

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Following months of protracted negotiations, Universal Music Group has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Univision Music Group. The deal will include Univision's music recording and publishing division. The acquisition, which is sub ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. Univision Launches Budget Catalog Line

    January 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST As Univision Music Group awaits announcement of its sale by its parent company, the label group launched its newest budget catalog line, Epoca Dorada, to retail today (Jan. 8). The series, which features product by top regional Mexican acts, will ...

  25. From The Magazine: From Reggaeton To Regional Mexican

    April 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT An unlikely suitor is reaching out to the young regional Mexican consumer. Machete Music, the two-year-old Latin urban music label owned by Universal, is now debuting Machete Regional. Like its urban counterpart, which focuses on youth-driven musi ...

  26. Univision Completes Disa Acquisition

    November 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Purchases remaining 50% of company. As expected , Univision Communications Inc. has purchased the remaining 50% of Mexico-based Disa Records and Edimonsa Publishing. Univision purchased 50% of Disa from the Chávez family of Monterrey, Mexico, in J ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. Universal Latino Signs Deal With Ladisco Music

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Joint venture to include label, video prod, mgmt. Miami-based label Universal Music Latino has signed a joint venture deal with Los Angeles-based Ladisco Music & Entertainment (LDME). The new alliance will include a label, video production, ma ...

  30. UMG Bows Urban Latin Label

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group has launched a label dedicated to urban Latin music, <i>ELW</i> has learned. MIAMI -- Universal Music Group has launched a label dedicated to urban Latin music, ELW has learned. Los Angeles-based Machete Music is ...

  31. UMG Bows Urban Latin Label

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group has launched a label dedicated to urban Latin music, Billboard.biz has learned. Universal Music Group has launched a label dedicated to urban Latin music, Billboard.biz has learned. Los Angeles-based Machete Music is the firs ...

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