Universal Music Latino

  1. Six Senior-Level Execs' Thoughts on the Fourth-Quarter Album Release (From the Magazine)

    September 04, 2013 11:39 AM EDT "Seasonality is important for us with our Latin artists. Yes, end-of-year sales are important. Yes, Valentine's Day sales are important. Yes, Mother's Day sales are important. But do you know what is more important? That you have ...

  2. Hold The Applause for Cafe Tacvba

    October 15, 2012 7:25 AM EDT After a five-year hiatus, Cafe Tacvba returns with a unique approach to the live album. On a cool summer night in July, music industry tastemakers were called to a clandestine meeting at East West Studios in Hollywood. Electronic devices had to ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Labels, Publishers Vie For Honors at 2011 Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 26, 2011 7:00 AM EDT Companies Recognized For Consistent Hits Brimming with projects throughout the eligibility year that put them on top of their game, the four major labels have a substantial presence among the finalists for the Billboard Latin Music Awards. But the ...

  5. The Billboard Q&A: Walter Kolm

    September 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT When Universal Music Group (UMG) restructured its U.S. Latin operations last year in the wake of its acquisition of Univision Music Group, it put its Latin pop, urban, tropical and rock repertoire under the leadership of Walter Kolm, formerly seni ...

  6. Execs, Superstars Set For Billboard Latin Conference

    April 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The 20th annual Billboard Latin Music Conference, presented by State Farm in association with Verizon, kicks off April 20 with back-to-back panels on touring, music and media and Billboard’s first Urban MIXX day, presented in conjunction with Crea ...

  7. Siente To Distribute Marcy Place

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Siente Music has signed a licensing deal with Orfanato Music Group, the label that belongs to reggaetón star Don Omar, to market and distribute urban bachata group Marcy Place. Marcy Place’s debut album, “B From Marcy Place,” will be released Nov. ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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, ...

  10. Label Heads Talk Declining CD Sales At Mexican Summit

    October 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A panel of executives from five major and indie labels said they now take a cut of artist ancillaries such as touring to make up for a decline in CD sales. Though some artists have resisted that encroachment, label heads said searching for other r ...

  11. Universal Latino Signs JV With Psycho Realm Leader

    July 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Latino has signed a joint venture with Sick Jacken, aka Jack Gonzalez, leader of Los Angeles underground hip-hop group Psycho Realm. The new Rebel Music Group will market, promote and distribute urban music outside the commercial m ...

  12. Latin Anti-Piracy Strategies Shift

    April 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As piracy in the Latin recorded music market moves from physical to digital, trade associations and labels are updating their approaches to keep up. At a Recording Industry Association of America-sponsored panel at the Billboard Latin Music Confer ...

  13. Juanes Set For Billboard Latin Conference

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Colombian superstar Juanes will sit for an exclusive interview at Billboard's Latin Music Conference, to be held April 23-26 in Miami. This will be The artist's first public interview since the end of his world tour in the fall of 2006. ...

  14. Juanes Signs With UMPG

    February 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST Colombian superstar Juanes and Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) have signed a long term publishing agreement. The deal kicks off following the expiration of his current deal with peermusic. Juanes has one more album, due out later this year ...

  15. 2007's Best Bets: Global Uprising

    January 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST In the Latin music world, international hits come from unexpected places, with slickly produced pop often vying for the top spot in the charts with the most regional of sounds. As the new year kicks off, we queried executives and industry observer ...

  16. Juanes Re-signs With Universal Music Latino

    December 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Colombian pop star Juanes has re-signed to a multi-album contract with Universal Music Latino. The 12-time Latin Grammy winner is set to release his fourth album on the label next year. The record will be co-produced once again by Oscar winner Gus ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 'Nuevas Voces' Crowns Gio Williams

    June 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Oscar Rivera takes second. Dominican-born Gio Williams was crowned winner of the Telemundo network's “Nuevas Voces de América” during the show's May 29 finale in Miami. Williams competed alongside 20 finalists during the 15-week nationwi ...

  20. Universal, Telemundo On Board For Estefan Show

    February 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Label will award winner a record deal. Universal Music Latino has signed a joint-venture deal with Estefan Enterprises for "Nuevas Voces de América" (New Voices of America), a TV talent show that begins airing Feb. 13 on the Telemundo ne ...

  21. Universal, Telemundo On Board For Estefan Show

    February 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Latino has signed a joint-venture deal with Estefan Enterprises for "Nuevas Voces de América" (New Voices of America), a TV talent show that begins airing Feb. 13 on the Telemundo Universal Music Latino has signe ...

  22. Universal Latino Signs Toño Rosario

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Dominican merengue singer Toño Rosario has signed a multi album deal with Universal Music Latino. Dominican merengue singer Toño Rosario has signed a multi album deal with Universal Music Latino. Rosario was previously signed to Warner Mu ...

  23. Latin Vet Ricky Correoso Dead At 57

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran Latin music executive Ricky Correoso died Friday (July 30) in Miami after a long fight with pulmonary fibrosis. He was 57 years old. Veteran Latin music executive Ricky Correoso died Friday (July 30) in Miami after a long fight with pulmon ...

  24. Latin Notas

    May 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A distribution deal with Universal Music Latino lifts Baby Rasta &amp; Gringo's return to the <i>Billboard</i> Top Latin Albums chart. Read Leila Cobo's column. A distribution deal with Universal Music Latino lifts Baby R ...

  25. Gospel Artist Duawne Sterling Signs With The Wright Group

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Other spotlights: Vivendi Universal Names Dufour deputy chief financial officer, NARAS names Moore regional director of the West, Koch ups Franck VP of marketing, Blender appoints Simon associate pub - Vivendi Universal names Sandrine Dufour deput ...

  26. Film Studios Mull Piracy Lawsuits

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Motion Picture Assn. of America head Jack Valenti says film studios may follow their music counterparts in pursuing individual file-sharers through the courts if online film piracy continues unabated. Ex-Exec Sues Label For Slander Ex-Fox Workers ...

  27. Beauty Queen Inks Deal With Jaleo

    February 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado is launching a music career. Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado is launching a music career. The Venezuelan beauty queen is putting out her self-titled debut album on Miami-based indie label Jaleo. The pop/rock ...