ASCAP Honors Latin Artists

ASCAP Honors Latin Artists
Latin GRAMMY-winning artist Anthony Santos, GRAMMY- and Latin GRAMMY-winning artist Joan Sebastián and singer/songwriter Tommy Torres were named Songwriters of the Year at the annual ASCAP Latin Music Awards on March 23 in Los Angeles. Latin GRAMMY-winning artist Armando Manzanero was honored with the Latin Heritage Award in recognition of his long-standing career in Latin music, and Latin GRAMMY-winning songwriter Jorge Luís Piloto received the Golden Note Award in honor of his songwriting and influence on Latin music worldwide. (3/24)

UMG Denies EMI Negotiations
Universal Music Group
has denied it has held negotiations with Terra Firma regarding a deal for EMI Group. A UMG spokesman said, "We are not in talks with Terra Firma." This follows a previous report about Warner Music Group's discussions with a joint venture between German media group Bertelsmann and private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. regarding a possible EMI bid. (3/24)

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