Valencia

  1. En Breve

    September 13, 2012 12:00 PM EDT La Santa Cecilia, Latin Recording Academy, and Berklee in Spain La Santa Cecilia tapped to Support Ryan Bingham La Santa Cecilia, known for mixing traditional Mexican music with pop songs, is embarking on a 10-city tour with Americana singer/songw ...

  2. Will Placido Domingo Sing At Madrid's Royal Theater? How Spain's Economic Crisis Is Hurting Opera

    April 27, 2012 12:28 PM EDT The Show May Not Go On: The Madrid Royal Theater website's promotion for its production of Cyrano de Bergerac is threatened by a financial dispute stemming from government cutbacks. (Screenshot) The pain spares no one in Spain. A salary dispu ...

  3. Spain Touring Notes: Sizzla Dates Canceled; Dylan Headlining FIB; James Murphy, Lana Del Rey at Sonar; More

    March 28, 2012 2:52 PM EDT Line-up for Spain's 2012 Festival Internacional Benicassim featuring headliner Bob Dylan Jamaican reggae artist Sizzla Kalongi had three April concerts in Spain canceled under intense pressure from gay rights groups over lyrics, seriously ups ...

  4. Mana Announce New North and South American Tour Dates

    January 17, 2012 10:26 AM EST With a concert at State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, TX., April 3, Mexican rockers Maná will kick off the second leg of their "Drama y Luz" U.S. tour. The group (@manaoficial), which had one of the top five Latin tours of the year in 2011 and ...

  5. Q&A With Placido Domingo, IFPI Chairman, Opera Star

    August 24, 2011 1:00 PM EDT The legendary Placido Domingo strode into London in late July like the opera colossus that he really is and unleashed an astonishing piece of news: the "multi-faceted" opera star had been appointed to the newly created role of chairman a ...

  6. Heineken Breaks With Benicassim Fest

    August 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT International beer producer Heineken is to cease being the main sponsor for Spain's highest-profile summer music festival, held in July at Benicassim on the eastern Mediterranean coast. Heineken had been the main sponsor for the past 10 years ...

  7. Rock En N Tour Heads To U.S., Colombia, Argentina

    October 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The 10th Rock en Ñ tour organised by Spanish collecting society SGAE and its promo division Fundación Autor this year takes in the United States, Colombia and Argentina between Oct. 11 and Nov. 13. Top-selling pop-rock band Amaral, alternative gro ...

  8. Spain's SGAE To Offer 7 Berklee Scholarships

    October 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Spanish collecting society SGAE is to issue seven scholarships to study at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass., as it prepares to open the first permanent Berklee center outside the U.S., in Valencia, on Spain's south-ea ...

  9. Leonard Cohen Returns To Stage After Collapse

    September 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Leonard Cohen celebrated his 75th birthday in Barcelona at the last concert of his 10-date Spanish tour, just three days after collapsing on stage before 6,000 fans at a sell-out in Valencia. Some 14,000 fans at the Palau Sant Jordi stadium stood ...

  10. Leonard Cohen Due To Return To Stage

    September 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Singer Leonard Cohen is expected to return to the stage on Monday after he collapsed during a concert in Spain on Friday and was rushed to hospital. The Canadian, who turns 75 on Monday, was halfway through a performance of his hit song "Bird ...

  11. Benicassim Fest Hit By Hurricane-Force Winds

    July 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The FIB Heineken festival at Benicassim, the most international music event in Spain, was suspended for part of its four-day run because of hurricane-force winds. Headline act Kings of Leon was unable to perform. As well as the adverse weather, th ...

  12. Spain Embraces European Day Of Music

    June 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Spanish music industry celebrated the European Day of Music with unprecedented enthusiasm and participation, with lines of fans forming at 9am for concerts beginning at noon and lasting until midnight in four cities - Madrid, Barcelona, Valenc ...

  13. Lily Allen Joins Spanish Fest Line-Up

    March 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop singer Lily Allen, Scottish alt-rock act Glasvegas, reformed British post-punk band Magazine and indie-pop act Mystery Jets have been added to the line-up of the four-day FIB (Festival Internacional de Benicàssim) Heineken 09 summer festi ...

  14. SGAE Scholars Heading To Berklee

    February 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Berklee College of Music and Spanish collecting society SGAE are strengthening relations with a February 23-26 selection of SGAE scholarship winners. The successful Spanish candidates will study for three years at the world's leading modern m ...

  15. Spain's Premios De La Música Nominations Unveiled

    February 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Nena Daconte, Amaral, Vetusta Morla and Russian Red have won three nominations each for Spain's 13th Premios de la Música awards, announced simultaneously in offices of the Spanish authors' and publishers' collecting society SGAE in ...

  16. Venegas Launches Multi-Artist Latin America Tour

    October 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The ninth "Rock en Ñ" Spanish-language tour of Latin American countries starts today (Oct. 30) with a concert by Mexican singer Julieta Venegas in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas. This year's annual tour to promote "rock en esp ...

  17. Berklee College Builds European Business In Spain

    October 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The first stone of what will be the first European center of Boston's Berklee College of Music has been laid in the Spanish Mediterranean city of Valencia. With 4,000 students and 500 teachers, Berklee has become the world's biggest cent ...

  18. SGAE Gets ARTeria Pumping

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Spanish authors and publishers collecting society SGAE has opened its second cultural center outside Spain as part of its ARTeria project to promote and foment music and other cultural activities. ARTeria is a division of SGAE's promotion arm ...

  19. SGAE Launches World Music Label

    September 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Spanish authors and publishers collecting society SGAE has launched a world music label called Musica de Autores del Mundo (MAM), which aims to release five albums a year recorded in Spain by immigrant musicians living in the country. The first tw ...

  20. Police Reunion Trek Enters Final Phase

    May 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Police began the final leg of their reunion tour last night in Ottawa, the first of 47 shows this summer in amphitheaters, arenas and stadiums primarily in North America and Europe. Most stops are in markets not played in 2007, when the Police ...

  21. MyStrands Raises $24M In BBVA Funding

    December 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST Spanish-U.S. social music recommendation service MyStrands today said it has raised an additional $24 million from Spanish bank and financial service group BBVA in the second half of their B round of funding. This sum comes on top of the $25 milli ...

  22. Bosé, Keys Unlock Premios Ondas Awards

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Miguel Bosé and Alicia Keys are among six music acts to be honored at the Grupo Prisa's Premios Ondas 2007. The winners were announced in Barcelona on Oct. 26, and the awards will be presented at the televised 54th Premios Ondas gala in that ...

  23. Big Screen Concert Debut For Spain's Heroes

    October 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Some 14,000 fans of Heroes del Silencio will by the weekend have seen the group "live" in concert, via cinema screens hundreds of miles away in a soccer stadium in the legendary Spanish rock band's home city of Zaragoza, northern Sp ...

  24. RED Adds Two Labels

    August 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Uprising, I Surrender join indie arm of Sony BMG. RED Distribution has added two rock-focused indies to its roster of third-party labels. Effective immediately, the independent arm of Sony BMG will handle releases from Southern California’s Uprisi ...

  25. Razor & Tie, Six Flags Team For Live Show

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Razor & Tie and Six Flags have partnered for Club Kidz Bop, a live show based on the label's multi-million-selling music series, "Kidz Bop." Razor & Tie and Six Flags have partnered for Club Kidz Bop, a live show based o ...