Fonovisa Records

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Fonovisa Records
Parent company Universal Music Group
Genre Latin pop
Norteño
Banda
Country of origin United States, Mexico
Official website http://universalmusica.com/fonovisa/

Fonovisa Records is an American Spanish language record label founded in 1986. Fonovisa mainly produces Mexican style music. It is well known for its signing with artists such as Los Tigres Del Norte, Enrique Iglesias, Lucero and Thalía.

In late 2002, Fonovisa was acquired from Televisa by the Univision Music Group. Fonovisa was owned by the Univision Music Group until May 2008 when it was bought by Universal Music Group. It is now part of Universal Music Latin Entertainment. Fonovisa headquarters are now in Woodland Hills, California. Ironically, Fonovisa became a sister label to EMI Televisa Music when UMG acquired EMI, which owns 50% of the EMI Televisa label, in 2012. (Televisa owns the other 50% of its new label.)

Lawsuit[edit]

On January 25, 1996, Fonovisa was allowed to proceed with its copyright infringement lawsuit against Cherry Auction (which is known for operating the Cherry Avenue Auction in Fresno, CA) for allowing vendors to sell pirated records.[1][2]

List of artists on Fonovisa Records[edit]

List of former Fonovisa Records artists[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schroeder. "FONOVISA, INC. v. CHERRY AUCTION, INC., 76 F.3d 259 (9th Cir. 1996) (LOISLAW)". Law.cornell.edu. Retrieved 2013-02-28. 
  2. ^ Boehlert, Eric (2000-08-23). "Of flea markets and file swapping". Salon.com. Retrieved 2013-02-28. 

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