'La Voz Mexico' preps Season Two
"La Voz Mexico," Mexico's version of "The Voice," will return for a second season on Televisa with new coaches, including Spanish crooner Miguel Bose, regional Mexican singer Jenni Rivera and pop star Paulina Rubio, among others. During the show's debut last year, about 200,000 people auditioned to be mentored by actress Lucero, singer Aleks Syntek, regional Mexican crooner Espinoza Paz and Spanish pop star Alejandro Sanz. First-season winner Oscar Cruz received a three-album deal with Universal Music Mexico.
Linkin Park makes Mexican Push
MTV Latin America announced that Linkin Park will return to Mexico for the first time in a decade when it headlines the MTV World Stage in Monterrey. The event will be taped in high definition at Arena Monterrey on Sept. 12, broadcast throughout the region on Oct. 8 and seen on more than 60 other MTV networks worldwide. The network is also promoting tourism in Monterrey as part of the event. The TV specials will air through July 31 on MTV Latin America and MTV Tr3s.
Echevarria upped, Fernandez out at UMPG Latin America
Universal Music Publishing Group has tapped John Echevarria as executive VP for UMPG Latin America, with senior VP Eddie Fernandez departing the company. Echevarria has enjoyed a long career in the Latin music industry, working in label and publishing operations. Formerly executive VP of operations for Latin America at Universal Music Group International and acting president of the Andean region for UMGI, Echevarria will oversee UMPG's Latin operations, catalog and roster. He'll continue to be based in Miami and will report to UMPG chairman/CEO Zach Horowitz, Universal Music Latin America/Iberian Peninsula chairman/CEO Jesus Lopez and UMPG North America president Evan Lamberg.