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Judge Rules Shakira’s “Loca” was Illegally Copied From Dominican

Judge Rules Shakira’s “Loca” was Illegally Copied From Dominican

A federal judge in New York has ruled that Colombian singer Shakira's 2010 hit "Loca" was illegally copied from a song by Dominican songwriter Ramon Arias Vazquez, whose author rights are owned by Mayimba Music. continue reading »

Marlow Rosado Looks To Expand Salsa Genre

Marlow Rosado Looks To Expand Salsa Genre

The latest album from Marlow Rosado and his La Riqueña band aims to show that salsa can accommodate new elements and colors. "Salsanimal," the follow-up to the Grammy-winning "Retro," was crafted with the idea of expanding the genre, Rosado said in an interview with Efe. continue reading »

Cuban Musician Descemer Bueno Partners With Juanes, Estopa

Cuban Musician Descemer Bueno Partners With Juanes, Estopa

Cuban musician Descemer Bueno, composer of the hit "Bailando," which topped the charts in several countries this summer, announced his new projects with Colombian singer Juanes and the Spanish duo Estopa, local media reported Saturday. continue reading »

Spanish Singer Raphael Labels Himself an “Indie” Artist

Spanish Singer Raphael Labels Himself an “Indie” Artist

Spanish singer Raphael is facing the fact that others are thinking about his retirement, even though he is heading out on the latest tour in his decades-long career, a tour on which he will perform at the Sonorama music festival before a new audience: namely, "indie" fans. continue reading »

Nicaraguan Singer Enoc Zavalla Dies in Shooting, Age 35

Nicaraguan Singer Enoc Zavalla Dies in Shooting, Age 35

Singer-songwriter Enoc Zavalla was fatally shot in Managua's nightclub district, Nicaragua's National Police said Friday. Zavalla, 35, was a member of the group Xolo Mancontal and served as vice president of the Association of Artists and Singer-Songwriters. continue reading »

Roselyn Sanchez Debuts New Song, “Pick Up Your Game”

Roselyn Sanchez Debuts New Song, “Pick Up Your Game”

Puerto Rican actress Roselyn Sanchez returns to the music scene with the release of the video for "Pick Up Your Game," a song that grew out of her role in the cable television series "Devious Maids." continue reading »

Latin Mixx Conference to Honor Johnny Ventura, Jellybean Benitez

Latin Mixx Conference to Honor Johnny Ventura, Jellybean Benitez

Dominican singer Johnny Ventura and famous disc jockey John "Jellybean" Benitez, who has worked with artists like Madonna, will be honored on Thursday at the 9th Latin Mixx Conference in New York. continue reading »

Jenni Rivera’s Family Releases 2nd CD of Her Final Show

Jenni Rivera’s Family Releases 2nd CD of Her Final Show

The family of late singer Jenni Rivera is marking what would have been her 45th birthday with the release of a second disc documenting the Diva de la Banda's final concert. continue reading »

Juanes: Creativity, Innovation are Key for an Artist

Juanes: Creativity, Innovation are Key for an Artist

Creativity and innovation are essential for an artist's success, Colombian singer-songwriter Juanes told Efe as he was preparing for his next world tour. continue reading »

Mexico’s Vicente Fernandez Says Farewell Tour Back on Track Following Illness

Mexico’s Vicente Fernandez Says Farewell Tour Back on Track Following Illness

Mexican ranchera singer Vicente Fernandez said he was feeling better and planned to resume his farewell tour in September. The 74-year-old singer and actor said he would perform at concerts on Sept. 10, Sept. 12 and Sept. 13 at Mexico City's National Auditorium. continue reading »

Aleks Syntek’s New Album Focuses on Romance

Aleks Syntek’s New Album Focuses on Romance

Mexican singer Aleks Syntek has a summer full of work ahead of him with the U.S. launch of his new album. The disc, "Romantico Desliz," seeks to "praise human goodness and get back to believing in people," the artist told Efe in an interview. continue reading »

Don Omar Brings Urban Music, Drag-Racing Festival to South Florida

Don Omar Brings Urban Music, Drag-Racing Festival to South Florida

Puerto Rican reggaeton singer-songwriter Don Omar is bringing his DragMania Music Fest to the South Florida city of West Palm Beach this weekend. continue reading »

Guatemala’s Ricardo Arjona Prepares for International Release of New Album

Guatemala’s Ricardo Arjona Prepares for International Release of New Album

Guatemalan singer-songwriter Ricardo Arjona said here that he's ready to take his "Viaje" (Trip) around the world, that being the title of his latest disc. continue reading »

Pitbull, JLo Releases Video of official World Cup Song (VIDEO)

Pitbull, JLo Releases Video of official World Cup Song (VIDEO)

Pitbull premiered on his official YouTube channel the official song of the World Cup in Brazil, "We Are One (Ole Ola)," which he sings together with Jennifer Lopez and Brazil's Claudia Leitte. continue reading »

Daddy Yankee Films “Ora por Mi” Video in Puerto Rico

Daddy Yankee Films “Ora por Mi” Video in Puerto Rico

Reggaeton star Daddy Yankee filmed in his native Puerto Rico the music video for his next single, "Ora por Mi" (Pray for Me), a song he describes as a resume of his life as an individual and as an artist. continue reading »