Music sales in the U.S. are up 1.6 percent in 2011, according to The Nielsen Company, as digital album and track sales saw dramatic growth through May 8. While physical albums saw a decline in year-over-year sales from the same period in 2010, digital album and track purchases went up 16.8 percent and 9.6 percent, respectively. Digital retailers received more than half of all music transactions, propelling a 12.4 percent growth in sales over last year.
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David Renzer, Chairman & CEO, Universal Music Publishing Group ("UMPG"); Eddie Fernandez, Senior Vice President, Latin America, Universal Music Publishing Group; Gloria Estefan; and Emilio Estefan, Jr., Chairman of Estefan Enterprises, Inc.
Sony/ATV Discos Music Publishing was named ASCAP Latin Music Publisher of the Year for the ninth consecutive year and Sony/ATV songwriter Tito el Bambino won the prestigious Songwriter of the Year award at the 19th Annual ASCAP Latin Music Awards held on March 24 in Miami Beach, FL.
During its first-ever primetime nominations gala special, “Premio Lo Nuestro 2011: Gala de Nominados,” the Univision network kicked-off the countdown to the upcoming “Premio Lo Nuestro 2011” Latin Music Awards.
VEVO and Univision Interactive Media, Inc. announced a syndication partnership bringing VEVO’s music video catalogue to Univision Interactive Media’s new Música site and across its local TV and radio station websites.
Three-time Latin GRAMMY winner, nine-time GRAMMY winner, and internationally renowned tenor Placido Domingo will be honored as the 2010 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year, it was announced today by The Latin Recording Academy.
Terra Music Fest, a day-long concert experience headlined by Nelly Furtado, Fefe Dobson and Belanova this fall in Los Angeles, will expand Terra's stateside foray into the music scene-both live and online via the new Live & Loud platform.
The Latin Recording Academy Board of Trustees has promoted Gabriel Abaroa Jr. to President/CEO of The Latin Recording Academy, it was announced today by Latin Academy Chair of the Board Luis Cobos. Abaroa has been President of the nonprofit music membership organization since March 2003.
Cardenas Marketing Network (CMN) announced that tickets for all U.S. shows featuring five-time Grammy Award winner Marc Anthony and his highly anticipated 2010 U.S. Tour will go on sale Friday, July 30 at 10:00 a.m. via Ticketmaster outlets nationwide.