Univision Music

  1. 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 ...

  2. Sinaloa 21 Releases Obama Corrido

    January 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Just in time for Inauguration Day, a corrido has come out that's fit for a president. Independent singer-songwriter Juan Carlos Sanchez (stage name Sinaloa 21) has released "El Corrido de Barack Obama," a brass-heavy narrative song ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Univision Music Group CEO Sues Parent Company

    December 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST In the midst of the sale of Univision Music Group, the company's president and CEO, Jose Behar, has filed a lawsuit against parent company Univision Communications and against Univision Music, alleging unfair business practices, promissory fr ...

  5. Univision Hit With Second 'Payola' Suit

    August 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A second lawsuit alleging a payola scheme by Univision Music has been filed against the record company, Billboard.biz has confirmed. The Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit by Platino Records, which has a distribution deal with Univision, accuses t ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Hobson Named Univision CFO

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT He will report to A. Jerrold Perenchio. Andrew W. Hobson has been named chief financial officer of Univision Communications. He replaces Jeffrey Hinson, who has resigned to pursue other interests, but will remain with the company through the end o ...

  8. Latin Distributors Named in Copyright Lawsuits

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST UMG, Univision file separate complaints. UMG Recordings and Univision Music jointly filed two separate complaints yesterday (Dec. 9) in California against two Latin music distributors alleging copyright infringement. The first suit, which also nam ...

  9. Latin Distributors Named in Copyright Lawsuits

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST UMG Recordings and Univision Music jointly filed two separate complaints yesterday (Dec. 9) in California against two Latin music distributors alleging copyright infringement. UMG Recordings and Univision Music jointly filed two separate complaint ...