1. Countdown to the 25th Annual Billboard Latin Music Conference: 1989-1993

    March 17, 2014 4:05 PM EDT Register today for Billboard's 2013 Latin Music Conference & Awards Use promo code 'BIZ14' to get a special discount. In honor of the 25 anniversary of Billboard's Latin Music Conference, Billboard.biz is breaking out the g ...

  2. Power and Music: Game Changers from UMG's Lucian Grainge to Mogul Emilio Estefan Talk Influence, Beyoncé & Jay Z (Video)

    January 27, 2014 4:55 PM EST Some of the most influential people in the music industry were front and center at the Clive Davis and Recording Academy's gala party. We spoke to them and asked what it takes to be on top, just like Beyoncé and Jay-Z who this year are No. 1 ...

  3. Gloria Estefan Readies New, Multi-Lingual Take on the Standards Album

    August 20, 2013 4:45 PM EDT "Recording this album was like coming home, and I hope to do it again" On Sept. 2, 1978, at an intimate celebration in his parents' home, newlyweds Emilio and Gloria Estefan danced their first dance as husband and wife. It was to &q ...

  4. Gloria Estefan Talks Career, New Album at Billboard Latin Music Conference

    April 25, 2013 8:20 AM EDT It takes a lot of hard work to keep the crown as queen of all Latina musical artists. But Gloria Estefan makes it look easy. Latin music's premier female artist -- with seven Latin Grammys and more than 100 million albums sold -- has a new al ...

  5. Gloria Estefan Talks Career, Internet, Advice for Young Musicians at Billboard Latin Music Conference

    April 24, 2013 6:50 PM EDT It takes a lot of hard work to keep the crown as queen of all Latina musical artists. But Gloria Estefan makes it look easy. Latin music's premier female artist -- with seven Latin Grammys and more than 100 million albums sold -- has a new ...

  6. Gloria Estefan Developing a Musical on Her Life

    February 05, 2013 7:00 PM EST Gloria Estefan and her husband Emilio are hoping the rhythm is going to lead to Broadway. The duo on Tuesday announced that they've teamed up with the Nederlander Organization to try to create a musical based on their lives and take it to the ...

  7. Muzooka Launches Platform Connecting Artists, Producers; Promises Artists Can Keep 100% of Revenue

    December 12, 2012 7:22 AM EST Muzooka, the latest start-up to tackle the crowded market for digital artist services, launched today with an unusual promise to let artists keep 100% of the revenue from songs they sell by using the service. Based in Marin, Calif., Muzooka aims t ...

  8. Music Vets Launch Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame

    November 12, 2012 11:12 PM EST A group of veteran music industry professionals have created the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame and will announce 24 nominees on Nov. 27, according to a spokesperson for the newly established nonprofit. The Miami-based organization, being led by a ...

  9. Emilio Estefan, Jencarlos Canela Team Up For Telemundo's Olympic Theme Song

    July 27, 2012 1:36 PM EDT The Telemundo Network will feature a song co-written and produced by Emilio Estefan and performed by singer/soap star Jencarlos Canela as the official theme of its Olympic Games coverage, beginning today (July 27). "Sueña" (Dreams) is th ...

  10. Polito Vega Never Goes Out Of Style

    June 28, 2012 5:30 PM EDT The joke goes like this: Two friends are standing on Fifth Avenue in New York as Polito Vega and the Pope stroll by, talking together. One of them asks, "Who's that?" The other replies, "I don't know who the old guy with t ...

  11. Video: Emilio Estefan Says 'Great Things Are Happening... That Never Could Have 20 Years Ago' at Latin Conference

    May 01, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Emilio Estefan sat down with Billboard at the Billboard Latin Music Conference to discuss the changes in the Latin music industry since he began his career 35 years ago, how hard it is for new acts to get noticed, and his own responsibilities in t ...

  12. Billboard Latin Music Awards: Don Omar, Prince Royce Win Big

    April 26, 2012 11:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 In a year when Billboard's Latin charts were dominated by uptempo dance music and a slew of younger names, veteran hitmaker Don Omar and newcomer Prince Royce tied as the biggest winners at the 2012 Billboard Latin Music Awards, earning eight h ...

  13. Don Omar, Prince Royce Win Big at Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 26, 2012 10:57 PM EDT Prince Royce, one of the two big winners at Billboard's 2012 Latin Music Awards (Photo: Telemundo) In a year when Billboard's Latin charts were dominated by uptempo dance music and a slew of younger names, veteran hitmaker Don Omar and n ...

  14. Target Partners With Emilio Estefan for Curated Latin Entertainment Section

    April 25, 2012 5:21 PM EDT Target's John Butcher with Emilio Estefan at the Billboard Latin Music Conference on Wednesday (Photo: Arnold Turner) Target Corporation has partnered with entertainment mogul Emilio Estefan in a new alliance that will allow Estefan to curate ...

  15. Emilio Estefan at Billboard Latin Conference: 'When It Was Just Me, Santana, Feliciano, Julio, There Wasn't So Much Opportunity...'

    April 25, 2012 3:31 PM EDT John Butcher, vice president of entertainment, Target (left); with Emilion Estefan, Chairman, Estefan Enterprises. (Photo: Michael Seto) As record sales remain flat and labels tighten their belts in producing and releasing records, brands have ste ...

  16. Pitbull Confirmed For Q&A @ Billboard Latin Music Conference

    March 31, 2012 10:53 AM EDT Billboard will host a Q&A with superstar Pitbull as part of the 23rd annual Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards, presented by State Farm and taking place April 23-26 at the JW Marriott Marquis in Miami. The intimate, in-depth convers ...

  17. Billboard Latin Music Conference Marketing Awards Announce Finalists

    March 29, 2012 1:20 PM EDT Music from Camila, Chino y Nacho, Enrique Iglesias, Don Omar, Pitbull and Paulina Rubio, among others, make up some of the advertising, branding and sponsorship campaigns up for honors in the second annual Billboard Latin Music Marketing Awards ta ...

  18. Gerardo Ortiz, 3BallMTY Announced For Billboard Latin Conference's Regional Mexican Music Panel

    March 08, 2012 4:30 PM EST Gerardo Ortiz, who has been announced for 2012's Billboard Latin Music Conference, was the big winner at last year's Billboard Mexican Music Awards. Recording artists Gerardo Ortiz and 3BallMTY are scheduled to appear on a panel about th ...

  19. Pitbull Confirmed For Q&A at Billboard Latin Music Conference

    February 16, 2012 12:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard will host a Q&A with superstar Pitbull as part of the 23rd annual Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards, presented by State Farm and taking place April 23-26 at the JW Marriott Marquis in Miami. The intimate, in-depth conversat ...

  20. Emilio Estefan, Jose Valle Confirmed for Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards, April 23-26 In Miami

    February 09, 2012 3:32 PM EST Entertainment mogul Emilio Estefan, Univision Radio President José Valle and Target VP of entertainment John Butcher are among the top executives already confirmed as speakers for the 2012 Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards, presented b ...

  21. Pitbull To Receive BMI President's Award

    February 01, 2012 7:52 AM EST Pitbull, a permanent force on the Billboard charts in the past 24 months, will be honored with BMI's President's Award at the 19th annual BMI Latin Music Awards taking place March 30 at the Encore Wynn Las Vegas. The awards will honor th ...

  22. Univision Gaining Bilingual Audience, Highlights New Season of Programming @ NATPE

    January 25, 2012 2:04 PM EST On day two of NATPE, it was Univision's turn to host media at an intimate breakfast where executives from its three networks-Univision, Telefutura and Galavision-spoke about the company's programming direction and future plans, including ...

  23. Fernando Rojo Named To New Post at Universal Music Publishing

    January 20, 2012 2:53 PM EST 0 0 In a bid to continue growing relationships with brands and advertising agencies, Universal Music Publishing Group in Miami has appointed producer/composer Fernando Rojo to the new post of Senior Director, Creative/New Business Development. Rojo will r ...

  24. Backbeat: Marc Anthony Celebrates Birthday In Miami With Two Sold-Out Shows And A Party

    September 19, 2011 8:00 PM EDT Marc takes the stage in Miami Saturday, Sept. 17. (Photo by Maggie Rodriguez) Singer/producer Marc Anthony celebrated his birthday with fans in Miami this weekend, at a Friday night birthday bash hosted by Kohl's and at two sold-out shows at ...

  25. Gustavo Dudamel, CNN En Espanol Docs Focus on Music Education

    June 21, 2011 12:52 PM EDT The importance of music education at an early age and for children of all socio economic levels will be highlighted in two closely linked documentaries. "Crescendo-Why Music Is Life," produced by CNN en Español, is a 20 minute production ...

  26. Don Omar, Enrique Iglesias Among Top Performers at Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 29, 2011 12:37 AM EDT 0 0 0 There's no question that Enrique Iglesias ruled the 2011 Billboard Latin Music Awards. Not just because he opened with a romantic, soft and laser-lit performance of not one but two songs and then went on to win nine awards, including the top ho ...

  27. 'Somos El Mundo' Video Premieres, Stars Pitbull, Shakira, Juanes, David Archuleta, Daddy Yankee

    March 02, 2010 10:20 AM EST 0 0 0 Just when Chile's 8.8 earthquake has dominated headlines, "Somos el Mundo," -- the Spanish-langage version of "We Are the World" -- premiered its video on the Univision network's "El Show de Cristina" last nig ...

  28. 50 Latin Stars Gather To Record 'Somos El Mundo'

    February 22, 2010 7:40 AM EST 0 0 0 The atmosphere at Miami's Bongo's restaurant, perched on top of the American Airlines Arena, was almost festive as an endless stream of Latin acts began to file inside. They were there to record "Somos el Mundo," the Spanish-lang ...

  29. 50 Latin Stars Gather To Record 'Somos El Mundo'

    February 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST The atmosphere at Miami's Bongo's restaurant, perched on top of the American Airlines Arena, was almost festive as an endless stream of Latin acts began to file inside. They were there to record "Somos el Mundo," the Spanish-la ...

  30. Chart Beat Thursday: A Whole New 'World'

    February 18, 2010 4:55 PM EST 0 0 0 AS 'THE WORLD' RETURNS: Cue Bowling for Soup 's "1985." (Literally, you can, to the left). 25 years after the original version by USA for Africa spent four weeks at No. 1, "We Are the World 25: For Haiti," credited ...

  31. Estefan, Jones Prep Spanish 'We Are the World'

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST A large group of Latin acts, helmed by Emilio Estefan and Quincy Jones, are in the process of recording a Spanish language version of “We Are the World.” Spanish language lyrics for the track, called “Somos el Mundo,” were penned by Gloria and Emi ...

  32. Recent Signings: Sony/ATV Latin, Paulina Rubio, Andrew Stockdale, E1 and More

    October 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Sony/ATV Latin America has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with Mexican pop star Paulina Rubio . The deal covers all songs written by Rubio, including those from her mos recent album, "Gran City Pop." This is Rubio's firs ...

  33. Source: Estefans Buying Stake In Dolphins

    June 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Dolphins are merging with Miami Sound Machine and Margaritaville. Singer Gloria Estefan and her husband, producer Emilio Estefan, are buying a “very small” ownership stake in the NFL team, a person familiar with the deal said Monday. The perso ...

  34. George, Wisin & Yandel Win Early Latin Grammys

    November 13, 2008 2:11 PM EST 0 0 0 Tropical producer Sergio George and and reggaeton hitmakers Wisin & Yandel were early winners tonight (Nov. 13) at the 9th annual Latin Grammy awards, presented at Houston's Toyota Center. On the strength of his work on Marc Anthony's ...

  35. George, Wisin & Yandel Win Early Latin Grammys

    November 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Tropical producer Sergio George and and reggaeton hitmakers Wisin & Yandel were early winners tonight (Nov. 13) at the 9th annual Latin Grammy awards, presented at Houston's Toyota Center. Tropical producer Sergio George and and reggaeton h ...

  36. Thalia Tapped For Mobile Campaign

    June 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT AT&T is featuring pop star Thalia in a TV commercial directed by producer Emilio Estefan. The ad, which airs nationally on Spanish-language networks and cable, is part of the carrier's "Best Coverage" campaign. It features Thali ...

  37. Cuban Legend Israel Lopez 'Cachao' Dies

    March 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Cuban bass player Israel Lopez "Cachao," whose place in history as one of the creators of the mambo was forgotten for decades before he was rediscovered and introduced to a broad audience in the 1990s Cuban bass player Israel Lopez "C ...

  38. Billboard Bits: Gloria Estefan, Pepsi Smash, Hebden/Reid

    January 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Latin superstar Gloria Estefan will host a gala Feb. 9 at her Miami Beach home to benefit the Gloria Estefan Foundation. Proceeds from the event will go to the Miami Children's Hospital Brain Institut Latin superstar Gloria Estefan will host a ...

  39. Pitbull Rounds Up Mario, Twista For New Album

    April 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Cuban rapper Pitbull's sophomore album "El Mariel" is set for a late June release via TVT. Cuban rapper Pitbull's sophomore album "El Mariel" is set for a late June release via TVT. The set features appearances from Mar ...

  40. Estefans Donate $1M To Paralysis Project

    March 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST To help establish human clinical trials program. Latin superstar couple Gloria and Emilio Estefan will donate $1 million to help establish a human clinical trials program at the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami. The Estef ...

  41. Bad Boy Latino Launches

    August 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Joint venture to run through Warner Music Latina. Sean "Diddy" Combs, founder and CEO of Bad Boy Entertainment and producer Emilio Estefan, chairman of Estefan Enterprises, have officially launched Bad Boy Latino. The multi-media joint v ...

  42. Official Bad Boy Latino Launch Revealed

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Diddy, Estefan partner for label. Producer Emilio Estefan and Sean "Diddy" Combs are set to formally reveal the launch of Bad Boy Latino during a party in Miami on Aug. 25, Billboard.biz has learned. The joint venture label, a spin-off f ...

  43. Jon Secada Signs New Label, Management Deals

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT First album under deal set for Fall. Jon Secada has signed a multi-album deal with Florida based Big3 Records and a management deal with Big3 Entertainment through their company, Okie Dokie Management. He was formerly signed to a management deal w ...

  44. Jon Secada Signs New Label, Management Deals

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT First album under deal set for Fall. Jon Secada has signed a multi-album deal with Florida based Big3 Records and a management deal with Big3 Entertainment through their company, Okie Dokie Management. He was formerly signed to a management deal w ...

  45. CHART BEAT CHAT

    June 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers e-mail from readers. THE MARIAH AFTERMATH Hi Fred, I love your column and hope it'll once again be included in the print edition -- til then I'll look forward to reading you online. And ...

  46. Estefan, Estéfano Top BMI Latin Awards

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veterans tie for songwriter of the year. Emilio Estefan and Estéfano tied for songwriter of the year at the 12th annual BMI Latin Awards, presented last night (April 21) in Las Vegas. Both placed three titles on BMI's list of the 50 most-perf ...

  47. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Feb. 7-13, 2005).

    February 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Feb. 7-13, 2005). GRAMMY TIME! Sure they hand out about 90 awards before the broadcast even starts, but the Grammy Awards remain an annual touchstone in the world of popular music. Sunday's ...

  48. Latin Notas

    November 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Latin Entertainment Industry for City of Hope will honor Gloria and Emilio Estefan at its Spirit of Life awards gala in Miami Beach. Read Leila Cobo's column. Latin Entertainment Industry for City of Hope will honor Gloria and Emilio Estefan ...

  49. Thousands Mourn Salsa Legend Celia Cruz

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tens of thousands of mourners lined the streets of Miami on Saturday to pay their respects to salsa legend and Cuban exile Celia Cruz, weeping at her casket but also celebrating her music and shouting Tens of thousands of mourners lined the streets ...

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