-Marco Antonio Solis has signed with independent publisher Hugo Gonzalez for administration of his catalog in Mexico. The singer-songwriter’s Marco Musical publishing will be administered by Gonzalez’ Hip Latin Music S.A. de C.V. Solis’ compositions are part of the Latin music canon, having been recorded by everyone from Maná to Conjunto Primavera.

-Bilingual rock act Monte Negro, who have parted ways with Epic, are
preparing to self-release their next EP “Fugitives of Pleasure and
Pasajeros” on July 28. The digital release will be accompanied by a physical run of 3,000 copies to be made available through the band’s Web site and sold directly to independent retail. In addition to 14 confirmed dates so far on a summer U.S. tour, the band will hit Mexico in October for dates sponsored by Converse.