Universal Music Latin Entertainment

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Universal Music Latin Entertainment
Parent company Universal Music Group
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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, a division of Universal Music Group (Vivendi), is a record company specialized in producing and distributing Latin Music in Mexico, United States and Puerto Rico. UMLE includes famous Latin music labels such as Universal Music Latino, Fonovisa Records, Universal Music Mexico, Capitol Latin, Machete Music and Disa Records.<ref>Cobo, Leila (January 27, 2016). "Universal Music Latin America Announces New Posts, Reshuffles Execs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 11, 2016. </ref>

The record company 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.<ref>Cobo, Leila (May 6, 2008). "Universal Music Latin Appoints Top Execs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 17, 2014. </ref>


Univision Records (2001–2008)

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.

  • In 2003, Jennifer Peña became the only female artist nominated for a Grammy in the "Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album" category.
  • The label was dissolved in May 2008 with Univision Music Group being acquired.

Fonovisa Records

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

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

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

Formed in 1997,<ref>Lannert, John (Dec 19, 1998). "P'Gram Execs Take Lead in Latin America". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 110 (51): 78. ISSN 0006-2510. </ref> 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.<ref>Lannert, John (December 26, 1998). "Sony Sweeps U.S. Latino Market in '98". Billboard. 110 (52): 52. ISSN 0006-2510. </ref> 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

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.<ref>Universal Music Latin Entertainment Announces Key Senior Appointments in Mexico, Latin America January 29, 2013 Billboard.com</ref>

Aftercluv Dance Lab

A label which focuses on the electronic music Latin audience. Launched in 2014, musical acts that have signed on to the label include 3Ball MTY, Juan Magan, Atellagali, Marcelo Cic, and Buraka Som Sistema.<ref>Cobo, Leila (December 3, 2014). "Universal Launches New Latin EDM Label Aftercluv Dance Lab". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 7, 2015. </ref>

Defunct labels

List of artists on UMLE

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List of former artists on UMLE

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See also


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