EMI Sale Approved In New Zealand

EMI Sale Approved In New Zealand
Following yesterday's news on the European Commission's objection to Universal Music Group's proposed $1.9 billion acquisition of EMI Music's recorded music division, the New Zealand Commerce Commission has become the first jurisdiction to approve the sale, according to a Billboard.biz report. The European Commission is expected to make its decision by Sept. 6. (6/21)

SESAC Latina Names Joey Montana Songwriter Of The Year
Joey Montana was named Songwriter of the Year at the SESAC Latina 2012 Music Awards on June 20 in Beverly Hills, Calif. The Song of the Year honor went to Leo James' "Dándole," peformed by Gocho featuring Omega and Jowell. Additional awards went to Rico Love's "Promise," performed by Romeo Santos, Miguel Angel Romero's "Dime Que Me Quieres," (Banda El Recodo), and Jesús Ariel Barreras' "Llamada De Mi Ex" (La Arrolladora Banda El Limón), among others. (6/21)    

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