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  1. Latin Grammys: Calle 13 Makes History in Star-Studded Night

    November 10, 2011 8:20 PM EST The 12th annual Latin Grammys, which were telecast live from the Mandalay Bay, made it a night the Puerto Rican rapping duo Calle 13 will not soon forget as they dominated the awards show with a staggering nine wins including record of the year, b ...

  2. Vetusta Morla's Triple Win At Premios De La Música Awards

    February 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST Pop-rock band Vetusta Morla has won all three awards it was nominated for in Spain's 13th Premios de la Música national music awards. The winners were announced in Madrid Feb. 26, and the televised gala ceremony takes place in the western cit ...

  3. Legal Drama At MidemNet Opening Keynote

    January 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST It was a case of back to the future at the opening keynote debate at MidemNet in Cannes as one of the speakers from the digital business was unable to make the opening session because of litigation. MidemNet, the music conference focusing on the d ...

  4. EMI Names Piibe Global Head Of Digital Business Dev

    July 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mark Piibe has been upped to global head of digital business development for EMI Music. He will continue to work from the New York office and will report to Douglas Merrill, president of digital business for the company. Most recently, Piibe was s ...

  5. Manolo Diaz Announces Retirement From EMI

    July 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Veteran executive Manolo Díaz has announced he will voluntarily retire from EMI after serving as advisor for the label's Latin region for a little over a year. Diaz had served as chairman of the Latin Grammy's Board of Trustees before jo ...

  6. Second Life Co-Founder Starts New Life With EMI

    June 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music has hired Cory Ondrejka, co-founder of Linden Lab, creator of the Second Life virtual world, to push forward the music company's digital strategy. Ondrejka, who will be based in L.A., is tasked with drive innovation around new reven ...

  7. UMG Strikes European Deal For Jonas Bros

    March 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group has struck a deal with Disney Music Group's Hollywood Records to license the Jonas Brothers' self-titled album for Europe. "Jonas Brothers" will be released in Europe by Polydor Records in June, preceded b ...

  8. O'Driscoll Joins EMI's Investor Board

    November 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST EMI Group has recruited former Northern Foods CEO Pat O'Driscoll to its investor board. She will be tasked with helping assess EMI Group's talent, and assisting with the music giant's culture change, according to EMI in a statement ...

  9. Spanish Biz On The Slide

    January 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST Spanish music shipments slumped 15.3% in retail value last year at €345 million ($445 million), compared to €407 million ($525 million) in 2005, labels' body Promusicae said today (Jan. 17). It was the 6th consecutive annual fall in sales, du ...

  10. Spanish Officials Bust Huge CD Piracy Ring

    November 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Spain's paramilitary Civil Guard has jailed 10 people in a massive CD and DVD piracy bust code-named "Cancionero" (Song-writer). Spain's paramilitary Civil Guard has jailed 10 people in a massive CD and DVD piracy bust code-nam ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. EU Unveils Border Breakers Awards Winners

    January 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Prize highlights border-crossing debut albums. Ministers of culture from seven European Union countries will today (Jan. 22) attend the third edition of European Border Breakers Awards at the Midem trade show. Held at the Palais des Festivals in C ...

  13. Plug Pulled On Spain's Weblisten

    June 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Spanish labels have won a lengthy campaign to close the country's oldest download site, weblisten.com. The service, which claimed 300,000 titles, shuttered its operations after a May 31 Madrid court d Spanish labels have won a lengthy campaig ...

  14. Plug Pulled On Spain's Weblisten

    June 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Spanish labels have won a lengthy campaign to close the country's oldest download site, weblisten.com. The service, which claimed 300,000 titles, shuttered its operations after a May 31 Madrid court d Spanish labels have won a lengthy campaig ...

  15. De Lucia, Bebe Top Winners At Spanish Music Awards

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Artists took home four awards each. Veteran flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia and newcomer Bebe each took four of the potential 29 awards at Spain's Premios de la Musica today (April 22) in Madrid. Bebe was the frontrunner with nine nomination ...

  16. De Lucia, Bebe Top Winners At Spanish Music Awards

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia and newcomer Bebe each took four of the 29 awards at Spain's Premios de la Musica today (April 22) in Madrid. Veteran flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia and newcomer Bebe each took four of the potential ...

  17. 'Idiot' Won't Budge From Euro Throne

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST "American Idiot" (Reprise) gives Green Day a sixth week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. It spends another week at the top in Switzerland and holds down top-five positions in five other countries. "American Idiot" (Reprise) ...

  18. Melodeo Expands Offering With EMI Deal

    May 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT ,000 tracks now available through service. Melodeo, a provider of mobile music distribution services for wireless carriers, has expanded its catalog by licensing an additional 200,000 tracks from EMI Music. The deal allows wireless operators in ...

  19. Italian EMI Publishing Exec Dies

    April 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Antonio Marrapodi was 57. Antonio Marrapodi, managing director of EMI Music Publishing in Italy, died last night (April 20) at his home in Milan. He was 57. Marrapodi had worked for EMI Music Publishing and its forebears since 1974, when he joined ...