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Book – Los Tigres del Norte – Artist Management

Los Tigres del Norte – Artist Management

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Los Tigres del Norte (English: The Tigers of the North) is a norteño-band ensemble based out of San Jose, California, with origins in Rosa Morada, Sinaloa, Mexico.

The group was started by Jorge Hernández, his brothers, and his cousins. They then began recording after moving to San Jose, California in the late 1960s, when all the members were still in their teens.They were sponsored by a local record company, Discos Fama, owned by an Englishman named Art Walker, who took them under his wing and helped them find jobs and material, as well as recording all of their early albums.

The Tigres were at first only locally popular, but took off after Jorge and Art Walker heard a Los Angeles mariachi singer perform a song in the early 1971 about a couple of drug runners, Emilio Varela and Camelia la Texana. There had been occasional ballads (corridos, in Mexican terminology) about the cross-border drug trade ever since Prohibition in the 1920s, but never a song as cinematic as this, featuring a woman smuggler who shoots the man and takes off with the money. After getting permission to record this song, Los Tigres del Norte released “Contrabando y Traición” (“Contraband and Betrayal”) in 1974.The song quickly hit on both sides of the border, inspired a series of movies, and kicked off one of the most remarkable careers in Spanish-language music.

In Norteño/conjunto form (a style featuring accordion that originated along the Texas border region), Los Tigres del Norte have been able to portray “real life” in a manner that strikes a chord with people across the Americas. Many of their most popular songs consist of tales or corridos about life, love, and the struggle to survive in an imperfect world. They regularly touch on the subject of narcotics and illegal immigration, but they have also shared stories of love and betrayal between a man and a woman. Together, the band and its public has turned norteño music into an international genre. The band has modernized the music, infusing it with bolero, cumbia, rock rhythms, waltzes, as well as effects of machine guns and sirens integrated with the music.

The band has won five Latin Grammy Awards and sold 32 million records.

On January 9, 2007, Los Tigres del Norte was honored as a BMI Icon at the 14th annual BMI Latin Awards. Los Tigres, who were saluted that evening with an all-star musical tribute, were being honored as BMI Icons for their “unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers.” They joined an elite list that includes such Latin music giants as Juan Luis Guerra and Carlos Santana.

On October 16, 2009, Los Tigres Del Norte held a Concert in Guadalupe, Nuevo Leon, Mexico (outside of Monterrey) at the Annual Expo Guadalupe that lasted 12 hours. Breaking their own record of 9 hours from previous year. It began on Sat night and ended on Sun 9a.m., not uncommon for Los Tigres Del Norte. They are known for having encores at their concerts that can last more than an hour after the scheduled ending of the concert.

They have performed before the United States Armed Forces in Japan and South Korea.

In 2010, the band made headlines by joining in a massive international boycott of the U.S. state of Arizona, in response to the Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act.

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Book – Daddy Yankee – Artist Management

Daddy Yankee – Artist Management
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Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez (born February 3, 1977), known by his stage name Daddy Yankee, is a Puerto Rican reggaeton songwriter and recording artist. Ayala was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico, and was raised in the Villa Kennedy Housing Projects.

While still dabbling in music, Ayala aspired to be a professional baseball player and tried out for the Seattle Mariners Major League baseball team. Before he could be officially signed, he was hit by a stray round from an AK-47 rifle while taking a break from a studio recording session with reggaeton mixtape icon DJ Playero. Ayala spent roughly one and a half years recovering from the wound; the bullet was never removed from his hip, and he credits the shooting incident with allowing him to focus entirely on a music career.Since then, he has sold over 10 million albums.

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Book – Pitbull – Artist Management

Pitbull – Artist Management

 

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Armando Christian Pérez (born January 15, 1981), better known by his stage name Pitbull or Mr. Worldwide, is an American rapper, songwriter, and record producer. His first recorded performance was from the Lil Jon album Kings of Crunk in 2002. In 2004, he released his debut album titled M.I.A.M.I. (short for Money Is A Major Issue) under TVT Records. He released El Mariel in 2006 and The Boatlift in 2007. In 2009, the album Rebelution spawned the hit single “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)”. Pitbull’s 2011 album, Planet Pit, featured the single “Give Me Everything” which was his first number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100. The song reached # 1 worldwide and featured artists Ne-yo, Nayer, and Afrojack. Pitbull has performed as a featured artist in the remixes of many other hit songs, like “Tik Tok”, “Scream & Shout”, “Lo Hecho Esta Hecho”, “Bad”, “Papi”, “Diamonds”, “How Low”, “Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You)”, “Video Phone”, “Over To You Now” and “Bumpy Ride”.

Pitbull was born to Cuban parents in Miami, Florida. When he was three, he could recite the works of Cuba’s national hero and poet, José Martí. He encountered problems early in his career as a rapper because he is white with blue eyes, hails from the South, and is Cuban. He was also influenced by the Miami bass genre of pop music and has cited Celia Cruz and Willy Chirino as sources of inspiration for his music. Pérez’s parents separated when he was young, and he was raised by his mother; he later spent time with a foster family in Roswell, Georgia. His mother later kicked him out of their house when he was 16 after he became a drug dealer, as had his father before him. He attended South Miami Senior High School before graduating from Miami Coral Park High School and focused his career in rapping.

He said he chose his stage name because pitbulls “bite to lock. The dog is too stupid to lose. And they’re outlawed in Dade County. They’re basically everything that I am. It’s been a constant fight”. After meeting Lil Jon in Miami, Pitbull was featured on Lil Jon and the East Side Boyz’ album Kings of Crunk in 2002. Pitbull’s song “Oye” was featured on the soundtrack to the film 2 Fast 2 Furious the following year. In addition, Pitbull also released several mixtapes, composed of freestyles and remixes of popular rap music. Campbell featured Pitbull in his single, Lollipop.

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