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Midem Report: Daddy Yankee on 'Despacito' Success & Remaining Independent


06/08/2017

When Luis Fonsi sent “Despacito” to Daddy Yankee, Yankee heard a hit. But still, he felt there could be even more. “Fonsi sent me…

Latin Sales Are Steadily On The Rise In The U.S.


05/03/2017

After a decade of brutal declines, Latin sales are steadily on the rise in the US. Luis Fonsi’s ‘Despacito’ featuring Daddy Yanke…

2017 Billboard Latin Music Conference Announces 'The Life of Jenni Rivera' Panel


04/02/2017

The Telemundo-sponsored panel "The Life of Jenni Rivera" is set to take place at the annual 2017 Billboard Latin Music Conference in Miami o…

2017 Billboard Latin Music Conference Announces Power Players Panel Feat. Latin Music's Top Movers & Shakers


03/05/2017

Latin music’s top movers and shakers will powwow in a rapid-fire question session at the newly announced "Power Players Panel," taking…

Billboard Latin Music Awards - finalists announced


02/02/2017

Telemundo will announce the finalists for the 2017 Billboard Latin Music Awards on Tuesday, Feb. 7 via live stream on the network's official Facebook …

What Happened In Latin Music In 2016?


01/11/2017

Latin album sales are down (as with everyone else) and Latin digital song sales are down (as with everyone else) in 2016. But buoyed by strong streami…

Universal Music Publishing and Roc Nation Latin partner for the Latin Market


12/06/2016

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) will administer the publishing catalog of the newly created Roc Nation Latin, Billboard has learned.  …

Gilberto Santa Rosa Sets Guinness World Record for Most No. 1s on Billboard's Tropical Albums Chart


11/09/2016

Gilberto Santa Rosa became a Guinness World Records record-holder on Saturday night in New York when he was recognized for having the most No. 1s on B…

Latin American Music Awards 2016: Idina Menzel, Franco de Vita, La Santa Cecilia & more set to perform


10/03/2016

Just days away from the second annual Latin American Music Awards, award-winning singer and actress Idina Menzel is confirmed to perform at the awards…

Emily Estefan to Receive Special Award at La Musa Awards 2016


09/04/2016

The Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame and WorldArts will recognize emerging artist Emily Estefan, daughter of Gloria and Emilio Estefan, with the first a…

Anitta 'Never Imagined' She'd Be Performing at Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony


08/04/2016

All eyes will turn to Brazil on Friday, August 5th when the 2016 Rio Olympics kick off with a three-hour opening ceremony featuring Brazilian supersta…

All the Artists Behind Rio Olympics Anthem Are Brazilian


07/02/2016

All the artists behind the official 2016 Rio Olympics theme song are Brazilian, Billboard has learned. Samba star Thiaguinho will be the lead sin…

Meet Pablo Villegas, Global Ambassador of the Spanish Guitar


06/01/2016

The rambling man in a tuxedo will play Brooklyn's National Sawdust before joining Placido Domingo tribute.   Pablo Villegas performs Thursday (J…

Billboard Latin Music Awards 2016


05/04/2016

The Top Artists, The Top Trends, The Top Name in Music. The Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards is the BIGGEST and longest-running event ded…

Latin Artists Who Are Helping Kids Get A Better Education


04/03/2016

Ricardo Arjona is the latest artist to add a new school for kids in Latin America. As part of the work he does with his foundation called Adentro, he …

Latin Artists Cover Morrissey for 'Mexrrissey' Album


03/02/2016

 No Manchester, the first album from Camilo Lara’s Spanish-language, rock-souled and Mariachi-accented Morrissey cover project Mexrrissey, …

Maestro Cares Foundation’s 2016 Changing Lives, Building Dreams Gala


02/01/2016

Actress Whoopi Goldberg and Spanish-language radio and TV presenter Enrique Santos will host the Maestro Cares Foundation’s 2016 Changing Lives,…

A Look Back at Natalie Cole's Final Album, 'Natalie Cole En Español'


01/02/2016

Back in 1958, Nat King Cole recorded Cole Español, the first of what would be three hugely successful albums in Spanish. Recorded between Havan…

Grammy 2016 Latin Nominees Largely Reflect 2015 Latin Grammy Wins & Noms


12/07/2015

After claiming Latin Grammy wins just last month, Natalia LaFourcade, Juan Luis Guerra, Alejandro Sanz, Ruben Blades and Alex Cuba, among many other a…

Warner Music Latin America


11/04/2015

Warner Music Latin America has entered into a strategic partnership with Romanian independent record label Roton, home to Alexandra Stan and Inna, amo…

peermusic Latin Scholarship


10/01/2015

The peermusic Latin Scholarship was established in 2003 by Ralph Peer II and generously funded by peermusic for the purpose of encouraging the next ge…

Apple Partners With Culture Portal Remezcla for Latin Streaming Curation


08/30/2015

Remezcla, a Latin American culture outlet, has signed on with Apple Music to curate the company's Latin content for the company's streaming service, A…

Spain Says 'Si' To Streaming


08/01/2015

Overall Spanish music sales grew by almost 11% in first half of 2015.  Read the full article here.  

Are Cuban Musicians Finally Ready to Come to America?


07/07/2015

With U.S. and Cuban relations thawing, Cuban musicians are finally ready to come to America.  Read the full story here.  

Havana's Daymé Arocena Bridges Gap Between Cuban & American Music


04/08/2015

 Read the full Billboard article here.  
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The House passes H.R. 1695, Register of Copyrights Selection & A On April 26, 2017, the House of Representatives passed the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act by a decisive, …

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House Judiciary Committee Passes Register Appointment Bill The Copyright Alliance reported that on March 29, the House Judiciary Committee passed H.R. 1695, the Register of Copyrights Selec …

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