Vale Music

  1. Roster Music Launches In Spain

    January 27, 2011 2:38 PM EST Ricardo Campoy, the former president of Spanish indie label Vale Music has launched a new independent label in Spain. Roster Music, which opened its doors earlier this month, will initially be focused on what Campoy calls "pop dance," mu ...

  2. Arrests Over Alleged Blackmail Of David Bisbal

    January 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST Spanish paramilitary Civil Guards and Dominican Republic police have arrested four people in that Caribbean nation who are accused of demanding more than $100,000 from Spanish multi-platinum singer David Bisbal in return for not making public demo ...

  3. Chasing The Dollar

    February 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST When OT-Vale artist Chenoa flew to the Americas from Spain to begin a Feb. 17-March 15 promotional tour of key Latin-American markets to support her "Absurda Cenicienta" album, Vale Music president Ricard Campoy already knew that the wea ...

  4. Impala Calls EC To Check UMG's 'Creeping Dominance'

    October 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Impala is calling on European regulators to scrutinize Universal Music Group's "creeping dominance" in the light of the music giant's buying spree. The European independent music companies' trade group is also asking Bruss ...

  5. Universal, AIM Clash Over V2 Acquisition

    October 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music and independent trade body AIM have become embroiled in a row over the major's acquisition of the V2 label. AIM has gone public on its submission to the U.K. government's Office of Fair Trading (OFT), criticising Universa ...

  6. Vivendi Posts Solid Sales; UMG Revenue Rises Slightly

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST French media and telecom group Vivendi posted on Wednesday an 18% rise in adjusted full-year net profit, as its Universal Music Group division reported revenues up slightly. The parent group made a full-year net adjusted profit of €2.614 billion ( ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Sony BMG No. 1 In Spain

    February 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Spain held on to its physical music market lead in 2006, despite a strong challenge from Universal Music Spain, according to figures released Friday (Feb. 2) by labels' body Promusicae. Sony BMG claimed a 27.53% share of the market - ...

  9. El Canto Del Loco Wins Three At Premios Awards

    December 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST El Canto del Loco, David Bisbal and Shakira were the main winners at the Premios Principales award ceremony, held at the Palacio de Deportes in Madrid on Saturday (Dec. 16). Pop/rock group El Canto del Loco won three of the 10 awards: best nationa ...

  10. IFPI Demands Longer Rights Protection At EU Parliament

    October 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT John Kennedy, president/CEO of international industry trade body IFPI, reiterated the urgency for equalizing Europe's term of copyright protection with the United States during a European Parliament m John Kennedy, president/CEO of internatio ...

  11. Spanish Gov't Approves Universal's Vale Music Buy

    October 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Merged company would have 28% market share. The Spanish government has authorized Universal Music Spain's purchase of the country's largest independent label Vale Music. The move, confirmed Monday (Oct. 23), comes after the economy minis ...

  12. Bisbal Enters Copyright Appeal At European Parliament

    October 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT David Bisbal will perform in a special concert at the European Parliament in Strasbourg Tuesday (Oct. 24). The Spanish crooner will also appeal to Parliament President Josep Borrell to extend term of David Bisbal will perform in a special concert ...

  13. Anti-Trust Body To Investigate Universal

    August 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT TDU to take closer look at sale of Vale Music. The anti-trust unit within Spain’s economy ministry, the SDU, has ordered the government’s competition tribunal (TDU) to investigate the sale of Vale Music, Spain’s biggest indie label, to Universal M ...

  14. Keane's 'Iron Sea' Sails To European No. 1

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT English melodic rock band Keane goes straight to No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums with its sophomore set "Under the Iron Sea" (Universal Island). It opens at the top in the United Kingdom, Ireland and English melodic rock band Keane goes ...

  15. Keane's 'Iron Sea' Sails To European No. 1

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT English melodic rock band Keane goes straight to No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums with its sophomore set "Under the Iron Sea" (Universal Island). It opens at the top in the United Kingdom, Ireland and English melodic rock band Keane goes ...

  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. Spanish Biz Shrinks In 2005

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Spain's recorded music market in 2005 shrank by 5.7% in value to €407 million ($488.5 million), labels' body Promusicae said on Thursday (March 30). During the same period, shipments of soundca Spain's recorded music mark ...

  19. Spain's SGAE Reports Gains In 2004

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Spanish authors and publishers society Sociedad General de Autores y Editores (SGAE) collected €300.76 million ($391 million) for use of its members' copyrights in 2004, an increase of 11.9% ove MADRID -- Spanish authors and publish ...

  20. Spain's SGAE Reports Gains In 2004

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Piracy continues to slam market. Spanish authors and publishers society SGAE collected €300.76 million ($391 million) for use of its members' copyrights in 2004, an increase of 11.9% over 2003. The society distributed €295.2 million ($383.8 m ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. Warner Inks Mobile-Phone Music Deal

    December 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group has signed a global licensing agreement with Melodeo Inc., marking the Seattle-based mobile music platform provider's first deal with a major label. Warner Music Group has signed a global licensing agreement with Melodeo In ...