Biz Vets Form DEDO's Marketing Group

N.Y. firm to focus on urban Hispanic market.

Label/management veterans David Sanchez, Elis Pacheco and Denny Marte have partnered to form DEDO's Marketing Group (DMG), an urban Hispanic lifestyle marketing company.

New York-based DMG's initial clients include Columbia artist Frankie J and SRC/Universal act Terror Squad. DMG is also handling some marketing of Latin hip-hop material for Apple's iTunes Music Store.

Additionally, DMG is presenting the Latino Kings of Hip-Hop tour, for which iTunes is a sponsor. The 20-city trek kicks off July 28 in Washington, D.C. Confirmed artists include Fat Joe (Terror Squad/Atlantic), Baby Bash (Universal), Tony Sunshine (Jive), Don Omar (VI Music) and Frankie J.

Prior to DMG, Sanchez held posts at Jellybean Recordings, Warner Bros., PolyGram and other companies. Pacheco currently co-manages Fat Joe and Ice T, while Marte oversees the careers of several songwriters/producers, including Greg Fitzgerald (Kylie Minogue) and Tony Black (Alicia Keys).