1. Billboard Latin Music Conference Panel: Latin Music, Branding Execs Discuss New Business Models

    April 23, 2013 10:14 PM EDT Panel: “What the Heck is the New Business Model” Labels and artists are working with brands and agencies in increasingly innovative ways to promote and finance music. Key players tell us about their key deals. Speakers: Bruno del Granado, CEO, ...

  2. Backbeat: Latin Music Industry Rocks at Premios Lo Nuestro Afterparties

    February 21, 2012 10:18 AM EST From the left, Jorge Mejia, Sony/ATV's Sr. VP for Latin America & U.S. Latin; Melissa Esposito of Sony U.S. Latin; and Ruben Leyva of Sony U.S. Latin at Sony's PLN afterparty. The live telecast of Univision's Premios Lo Nuestro ...

  3. Romeo Santos Finds His Own 'Formula' After Aventura Success

    October 21, 2011 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Anthony "Romeo" Santos was born in the Bronx in 1981. His mom: Puerto Rican. His dad: Dominican. This month, it was announced that Santos will be starring in an upcoming multi-camera ABC comedy series. He will portray the son of Dominicans ...

  4. Latin Power Players: Ruben Leyva

    August 01, 2011 10:33 PM EDT Ruben Leyva President, Sony Music U.S. Latin Thanks in part to releases by artists like Shakira, Marc Anthony and Chayanne and distribution of such acts as Daddy Yankee and Aventura, Sony Music U.S. Latin's share of the U.S. Latin market rose ...

  5. La 5a Estacion's Natalia Jimenez Strikes Out On Her Own

    June 21, 2011 9:18 AM EDT 0 0 0 As a teenage music conservatory student in Madrid, Natalia Jimenez entered her eight-piece band in a rock contest in the nearby town of Torrelodones. But then, on the day of the show, the band backed out. Undaunted, Jimenez got on her motorbike with ...

  6. Pitbull Crosses Over with Two New Albums

    October 08, 2010 5:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 During an early afternoon in Miami in January, over drinks with two local radio PDs, the conversation turned to Pitbull . "He should come over and join us," said one, and impulsively picked up his cell phone and dialed. No more than 20 min ...