Univision Music Group

  1. Feds Fine Univision $1 Million In Payola Case

    July 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Federal Communications Commission and the Justice Department have together fined Univision Radio and the now-defunct Univision Music Group $1 million to resolve payola-related allegations, the government agencies announced today. The FCC and J ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Industry Exec Zamora Launches Label

    July 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Veteran Latin industry executive George Zamora has launched a new label, Zamora Music Group (ZMG). ZMG will be distributed by Sony Music Latin, which has an equity interest in the upstart label and is backing it. Zamora describes ZMG as a "bo ...

  5. Analysis: Recent Earnings Spotlight Ongoing Trends

    June 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The importance of ancillary revenue streams and continued consolidation - either within a company or between two companies - were some of the ongoing trends spotlighted in the most recent round of earnings reports. As companies manage the transiti ...

  6. Artistas Latinos: Evolucionen Y Sobrevivan

    April 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Una Dura Economía Demanda Nuevos Modelos de Negocios . Por Peggy Dold “En las economías bajas, la única cosa que va a cambiar las cosas es cambiar las cosas” — Seth Godin, el autor más vendido de “Meatball Sundae” En los pasados 12 años, como una ...

  7. Fonovisa Plans Anniversary Campaign

    January 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST Fonovisa Records, previously the top-selling Latin indie label in the United States, will celebrate its 25th anniversary with an ambitious, year-long release schedule. Under the slogan "Fonovisa 25 Aniversario: La Historia de los Exitos" ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. FCC Investigates Lawsuit’s Payola Claim

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The fallout over a two-year-old wrongful termination suit by an ex-Fonovisa promotions VP continues, with the Federal Communications Commission sending letters of inquiry to radio stations it suspects of having received payments for spins. Billboa ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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, ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. UMG Poised To Absorb Univision

    May 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group is expected to take over operations at Univision Music Group this Monday (May 5). Earlier this year, Universal bid successfully to acquire Univision Music Group, the music division of Univision Communications. The acquisition ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Retail Execs Talk 'Magic Price' At BRM Summit

    October 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Pricing was a key issue at the retail discussion during the Billboard Regional Mexican Music Summit yesterday, with a CD price of $10 often cited as a magic number. "Price is a very, very, very key factor," said David Massry," presi ...

  16. Disa Extends Los Creadorez Deal

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Chicago-based "duranguense" group Los Creadorez del Pasito Duranguense has renewed its contract with Univision Music Group's Disa Records label. Los Creadorez, a spin-off from popular Chicago-based duranguense group, Grupo Montez de ...

  17. Reports: Univision Music Group Begins Auction

    July 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The long-predicted sale of Univision Music Group appears one step closer, with the parent company reportedly starting the process of auctioning off the music division . Sources confirm to Billboard.biz that sales talks between Univision and major ...

  18. Payola Suit Hits Latin World

    June 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ex-Fonovisa VP of promotion Daniel Mireles is alleging that he was ordered to participate in payola or lose his job, and was fired after later saying he couldn't do it anymore. In a potentially explosive lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior ...

  19. Univision To Crown Ivy Queen Signing

    January 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Univision Music Group is expected to announce its signing of female reggaetón artist Ivy Queen at a press conference this afternoon (Jan. 12) in Miami. Ivy Queen's previous album, 2006's "Flashback," was released on La Calle/Un ...

  20. Univision Names Young VP Sales

    December 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Jeff Young has been appointed VP of sales for Univision Music Group. Young was previously the senior VP sales and marketing for indie Disa Records, which Univision recently acquired in full. Young will be in charge of sales for all UMG labels: Uni ...

  21. St. Clair Taps De La Cruz As VP/GM

    August 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Formerly senior VP at Univision Music Group. Lupe De La Cruz has been named VP/GM of the Latin division of St. Clair Entertainment Group, an independent music and video company. De La Cruz was formerly senior VP of national marketing for the Univi ...

  22. Latin Notas

    October 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Univision Music Group's acquisition last month of a majority stake in indie label SGZ Entertainment gives Univision a small but healthy tropical roster that includes La India and Tito Nieves. Read Lei Univision Music Group's acquisition ...

  23. Latin Singer Sánchez Dead At 19

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Adán Chalino Sánchez, one of the most promising young regional Mexican acts, died yesterday (March 28) from injuries sustained in a car crash the previous evening. He was 19. Adán Chalino Sánchez, one of the most promising young ...