Universal Music Latin Entertainment

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Universal Music Latin Entertainment
Universal music latin entertainment.jpg
Parent company Universal Music Group
Founded 2008
Distributor(s) Self-Distributed
(In the US)
Universal Music Group
(Outside the US)
Genre Latin music
Country of origin United States
Location Los Angeles, California
Official website UniversalMusica.com

Universal Music Latin Entertainment is a record label owned by Universal Music Group (Vivendi). The music label was created in 2008 with the acquisition of Univision Music Group and combining it with Universal's top Latin artists, along with much of the Latin back catalog of UMG.[1]

Its main labels within the company are Disa Records, Fonovisa Records, Machete Music, Universal Music Latino, and Universal Music Mexico.

Labels[edit]

Univision Records (2001–2008)[edit]

Launched mid 2001, Univision Records already had an impressive artist roster:[citation needed] Anasol, Pilar Montenegro, Anaís, Jennifer Peña, Graciela Beltrán, Iman, Los Forasteros, Daniel René and most recently Mexican Ranchero music icon, Pepe Aguilar.

  • The label was dissolved in May 2008 with Univision Music Group being acquired.

Fonovisa Records[edit]

Acquired in 2002 back then by Univision Music Group, Fonovisa is the largest Regional Mexican label in the music industry[citation needed] and since 1984 has launched major Latin stars into international markets and mainstream America.

Disa Records[edit]

Disa Records is the second largest Regional-Mexican label after Fonovisa.[citation needed] It was owned by the Chávez family of Monterrey until June 2001, when Univision acquired 50% of Disa from the Chávez family. In November 2006 Univision acquired the other 50% of the label making it a subsidiary of Univision Music Group.

  • Disa represents over 50 artists, many of which are household names in Spanish-language music, including Palomo, Los Angeles Azules, Grupo Bryndis, Liberación, El Poder del Norte, and most recently, renowned Mexican actress and singer, Aracely Arámbula.

Machete Music[edit]

Machete Music includes the top reggaeton artists from Puerto Rico and Latin artists from all over the world. Artists like Akwid, Wisin & Yandel, Ivy Queen, Daddy Yankee, Don Omar, Molotov, and others.

Universal Music Latino[edit]

Formed in 1997,[2] Universal Music Latino includes top artists from the Latin music genre, one of the most important music Lucero, Tono Rosario, music group Belanova, music artists Belinda, Luis Fonsi, Enrique Iglesias, Juanes, Olga Tañón, David Bisbal, Paulina Rubio, and recently Dulce María. PolyGram Latino merged with Universal Music Latino after Universal Music Group's acquisition of PolyGram.[3] In 2006 UML with Vene Music started Siente Music. Canadian born artist Nelly Furtado and Miami rapper Pitbull have also joined Universal to release a Spanish album.

Capitol Latin[edit]

Following Universal Music Group's acquisition of EMI Music in 2012, Capitol Latin was merged with UMLE. The label includes artists that were signed on at the time of the acquisition.[4]

Defunct labels[edit]

List of artists on UMLE[edit]

This is a list of artist currently signed on to Universal Music Latin Entertainment.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cobo, Leila (May 6, 2008). "Universal Music Latin Appoints Top Execs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 17, 2014. 
  2. ^ Lannert, John (Dec 19, 1998). "P'Gram Execs Take Lead in Latin America". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media) 110 (51): 78. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  3. ^ Lannert, John (December 26, 1998). "Sony Sweeps U.S. Latino Market in '98". Billboard 110 (52): 52. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  4. ^ Universal Music Latin Entertainment Announces Key Senior Appointments in Mexico, Latin America January 29, 2013 Billboard.com
  5. ^ "Artistas". Universal Music Group. Retrieved 4 August 2014. 

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