CMN and Billboard Join Forces to Produce Latin Music Concert Series

Unique entertainment initiative to start in 2010--
CHICAGO, May 20 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- The leading Latin music and entertainment companies from the U.S. and Latin America, Cardenas Marketing Network (CMN) and Billboard, the premier global music brand, have joined forces to present a series of Latin music concerts beginning next year. These consumer events will be held at intimate venues in five top U.S. Hispanic markets such as Miami, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and Houston, leading up to the 2010 Billboard Latin Music Awards.

The Billboard Latin Music Concert Series, tentatively scheduled to begin in February 2010, will feature performances by Billboard Latin Music Award finalists along with other major acts across all genres of Latin music.

This year's award finalists and winners included Wisin y Yandel, Aventura, Flex, Jenni Rivera, Mana, Daddy Yankee and Enrique Iglesias, amongst many other artists topping today's Billboard Latin charts.

Tickets to the Billboard Latin Music Concert Series will only be available through promotions held by event sponsors, and consumers will have to be active and involved with the brand in order to win tickets to the shows. Additionally, a V.I.P. reception and viewing section will be available at each show for sponsors to host their colleagues and clients.

"We are extremely fortunate to be working with Billboard on this great new venture," said Elena Sotomayor, Sr. Vice President of Marketing and Sales for CMN. "I have no doubt that our relationship with Billboard will provide us with greater opportunities for our sponsors and clients while allowing them to connect emotionally with the most passionate Latin music fans."

"We're thrilled to be collaborating with CMN to produce intimate and exciting events for Latin music fans across the country," said Cebele Marquez, Sponsorship Manager for Billboard. "The Billboard Latin Music Concert Series is a perfect opportunity to expand our footprint in the Latin music market, and I can't think of a better way to celebrate the Billboard Latin Music Award finalists leading up to the awards show."

To inquire about sponsorship opportunities for this unique branding opportunity, please contact Elena Sotomayor at or at 773-908-9548 or contact Cebele Marquez at or 646-654-4648.

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About Billboard
Now in its 115th year, Billboard is the world's premier music brand consisting of business-to-business properties including Billboard Magazine, and Billboard Events as well as a consumer platform - -- the online destination of choice for over 4 million unique visitors every month. The Billboard brand is built on its exclusive chart data and unrivaled reporting on the latest news, issues and trends across all genres of music. Billboard's many strategic partners include Reuters, SanDisk, Telemundo, Ticketmaster, Microsoft Zune, Napster, MTV, Google, Virgin Mobile, AT&T, ABC Radio, SonyBMG, Amazon, and sister companies Nielsen SoundScan and Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems. These partnerships leverage Billboard's brand recognition, proprietary chart data and information resources to develop products, live events and print, television, radio, digital and mobile platforms for music consumers.

About CMN
Founded in 2003 by Henry Cardenas, CMN is one of the leading multicultural event marketing and sponsorship agencies in the U.S., producing over 500 live events each year. CMN creates brand impact through music, public relations, event marketing and other platforms that capture the hearts and minds of Hispanics across the nation. With offices in Chicago and Miami, CMN manages all event logistics and has produced campaigns for corporations such as Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, Reebok, American Express, Anheuser-Busch, MillerCoors Company, Crown Imports, Verizon and American Airlines, among others.



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