Latin Notas

Latin Notas

The El Premio de la Gente Latin Music Fan Awards will have audience members present the winners. Read Leila Cobo's column.
Nelly Rules Album Chart With Double-Shot

Nelly Rules Album Chart With Double-Shot

With two simultaneously released albums, rap star Nelly pushes everyone out of his way on The Billboard 200 this week, taking over the chart's top two slots. "Suit" is No. 1 with 396,000 copies sold in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, while "Sweat" enters right behind with 342,000.
Stringer, Handlin Land Key Sony BMG Posts

Stringer, Handlin Land Key Sony BMG Posts

Sony BMG Music Entertainment executive Tim Bowen -- who has been placed in charge of operations in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa -- has made two key appointments.
Latifah Company, Paramount Ink DVD Deal

Latifah Company, Paramount Ink DVD Deal

Queen Latifah's Flavor Unit Films has inked a deal to produce exclusive direct-to-DVD urban films for Paramount Home Entertainment.
Integrity Extends Epic Distribution Deal

Integrity Extends Epic Distribution Deal

Integrity Music Group has extended its worldwide, mainstream distribution/marketing agreement with Epic Records and signed a new deal with Sony BMG-owned Provident Music Group for distribution to the Christian retail market.
FCC Fines CBS Over Janet Incident

FCC Fines CBS Over Janet Incident

As expected, the Federal Communications Commission today (Sept. 22) officially issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture of $550,000 against 20 Viacom-owned CBS TV stations for "apparently willfully broadcasting indecent material" during the Feb. 1 Janet Jackson "wardrobe malfunction."
Integrity Extends Epic Distribution Deal

Integrity Extends Epic Distribution Deal

Integrity Music Group has extended its worldwide, mainstream distribution/marketing agreement with Epic Records and signed a new deal with Sony BMG-owned Provident Music Group for distribution to the Christian retail market.
Robert Downey Jr. In Sony Classical Deal

Robert Downey Jr. In Sony Classical Deal

Actor Robert Downey Jr. has signed an exclusive recording contract with Sony Classical, which will release his debut album Nov. 23.
Terror Watch Listing Diverts Yusuf Islam Flight

Terror Watch Listing Diverts Yusuf Islam Flight

A London-to-Washington flight was diverted to Maine yesterday (Sept. 21) when it was discovered passenger Yusuf Islam -- formerly known as singer Cat Stevens -- was on a government watch list and barred from entering the United States, federal officials said.

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