Sech Signs Worldwide Booking Deal with CMN Entertainment

Sech is ready to hit the road globally…

The 25-year-old Panamanian urban singer has signed a multi-year worldwide booking deal with Henry Cardenas’ CMN Entertainment

Sech

The event and concert promotion firm will serve as the exclusive booking company for the singer, who’ll embark on a tour of the U.S. in 2020.

Sech’s partnership with CMN was first reported in the current issue of Billboard.

Nominated for three Latin Grammys, Sech’s Sueños Tourkicks of its first let on February 28, before heading to Houston, Los Angeles, Orlando, Miami, Chicago and New York. 

The pre-sale begins on October 24th with tickets going on sale a day later.

“We know Sech will be the next leader in the urban genre not only in Latin America but in Europe as well,” said Cardenas, CEO and founder of CMN.

Sech is managed by Rich Mendez and his son Josh Mendez for Rich Music.

“Sech continues to make huge strides and building a strong team is key.,” commented the senior Mendez. “So we at Rich Music are excited to team up with Henry and the whole CMN family.”

Here are the Sech’s tour dates:

Feb. 28:  Dallas
Feb. 29:  Houston
March 1: Los Angeles
March 6: Orlando
March 7:  Miami
March 12: Chicago
March 14: New York

Lin-Manuel Miranda Among the Honorees at the Maestro Cares Foundation’s Gala

Lin-Manuel Mirandais real maestro

The 39-year-old Puerto Rican composer, lyricist, playwright, singer, and actorhas been named by Marc Anthony and Henry Cárdenas as one of the honorees for the Maestro Cares Foundation‘s sixth annual “Changing Lives, Building Dreams” gala.

Lin-Manuel Miranda

In addition to Miranda, the foundation—which has helped provide housing, nutrition and education to more than 500 children in the Caribbean and Latin America since 2012—will also honor Vicente Fox, founder of Centro Foxand former president of Mexico; and actor, producer and film director Vin Diesel.

Miranda will receive the Community Hero Award, Fox will receive the Maestro Cares Humanitarian Award, and Diesel will be honored with the Voice of Change of Award.

The gala fundraiser, hosted March 14 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City, includes a cocktail hour, formal dinner, a live and silent auction, and a special musical performance by Marc Anthony

In addition to the gala and black-and-white tie masquerade, the Maestro Cares Foundation will initiate projects in El Salvador, Chile and the U.S. in 2019. 

Currently, there are two additional homes under construction in Cali, Colombia, and another project in Guatemala.

Manuel Turizo Signs Booking Deal with Cardenas Marketing Network

Manuel Turizo is ready to hit the road…

The Colombian rising star has signed an exclusive booking deal with Cardenas Marketing Network (CMN), according to Billboard.

Manuel Turizo

The deal with CMN includes shows for Latin America and the U.S., and comes after the success of his single “Una Lady Como Tu,” which currently has more than 262 million views on YouTube.

“It is a pride for us to be part of Manuel Turizo professional growth as well as the global euphoria that he has gradually succeeded in creating,” said Henry Cardenas, CEO of CMN on a press release. “Manuel has a great future and it is an honor to be a part of what is coming!”

Turizo now joins CMN roster which includes Marc AnthonyNicky Jam and others.

He is also being managed by La Industria Inc.

“With CMN, we will take touring experience to the next level,” said Turizo.

Gente de Zona Signs Worldwide Booking Deal with Cardenas Marketing Network

Gente de Zona is going global…

The Cuban reggaeton duo, consisting of Alexander Delgado and Randy Malcom, has signed an exclusive deal with Cardenas Marketing Network (CMN) for worldwide booking, according to Billboard.

Gente de Zona

The deal was negotiated in partnership with Magnus Media, the entertainment company launched by Marc Anthony, which also manages Gente de Zona.

“We are proud to add Gente de Zona to our booking roster as they are continuing an upward trend playing in new venues, countries and continents”, said Henry Cardenas, Cardenas Marketing Network CEO.

CMN has already begun preparations for Gente de Zona’s 2016 tour dates which will take the duo throughout Europe, Latin America, the U.S., and for the first time, the Middle East.

Regarding the partnership, Magnus’ CEO, Michael Vega said: “We are thrilled to have the CMN team aboard as partners as we continue to develop Gente de Zona’s profile throughout the world.”

CMN, based out in Chicago and Miami, produces Latin music concerts in the United States and the rest of the world for Marc Anthony, Juan Luis GuerraJuan GabrielChayanneAlejandro Fernández and more.

Since the release of “Bailando” (with Enrique Iglesias) in 2014, and “La Gozadera” with Marc Anthony in 2015, Gente de Zona has taken Cuba’s sounds and rhythm around the world with their music.

The duo is a four-time finalist for the Billboard Latin Music Awards 2016.

Anthony’s Maestro Cares Foundation to Honor Bill Clinton

Marc Anthony’s non-profit organization to honor former U.S. president Bill Clinton…

The Maestro Cares Foundation, created by the 47-year-old Puerto Rican singer-songwriter and music promoter Henry Cardenas, will honor Clinton with its 2016 Global Humanitarian Award.

Marc Anthony

The award will be presented at the Maestro Cares’ third annual “Changing Lives, Building Dreams” gala.

F.J. Pollack, president and CEO of TracFone Wireless, will be honored with the foundation’s Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility Award.

Bill Clinton

Anthony will perform at the February 16 gala with Gente de Zona, his collaborators on the hit single “La Gozadera.”

The black-tie dinner, hosted by Latin radio personality Enrique Santos, will be held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York.

“It’s a privilege to officially announce this year’s honorees and celebrate their tangible and meaningful contributions to our society,” Anthony said in a statement. “I am honored to have the opportunity to recognize their leadership and their commitment to help and empower disadvantaged children around the world.”

In March 2016, the foundation will open a home for over 70 orphaned girls in Toluca, Mexico in partnership with Telmex Foundation and Casa Hogar Alegria, its fourth project for youth in Latin America. In September 2015, the foundation also broke ground to its fifth project in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Other homes are underway in La Paz, Bolivia and Guadalajara, Mexico.

Anthony Opens Maestro Cares Foundation School & Orphanage in Colombia

Marc Anthony is helping the children of Colombia…

The 46-year-old Puerto Rican singer inaugurated the Victor Tamayo Orphanage in Barranquilla, Colombia, which will initially benefit 100 poor children, according to city officials.

Marc Anthony
“You have no idea how moved I am to share this moment with you. This dream began years ago at an orphanage in the Dominican Republic – that day I committed myself and I’m so happy to be able to help,” the singer said during the inauguration ceremony of the shelter.

Anthony said the institution “will give these kids the chance to lead a decent life.”

For her part, Barranquilla Mayor Elsa Noguera noted the choice of her city for developing this project, and thanked the Grammy-winning singer for his support.

“We thank Marc Anthony and everyone who contributed to making this project a reality, because of their concern for children that for some reason lack the care they need, and can now live in these beautiful facilities,” Noguera said.

At the same ceremony, the mayor decreed the title of “Illustrious Son” for Marc Anthony and awarded him the City of Barranquilla Gold Medal.

At the orphanage, which began construction on Aug. 14, 2014, children will be provided with a home, education, food and recreation.

The home is a project of the Maestro Cares Foundation created in 2012 by Anthony and entrepreneur Henry Cardenas to improve the quality of life for needy young orphans in Latin America.

The orphanage has 16,700 sq. meters (180,000 sq. feet) of property with buildings covering 3,600 sq. meters (39,000 sq. feet), and fields and courts for sports and children’s games measuring 2,200 sq. meters (24,000 sq. feet), as well as 3,000 sq. meters (32,000 sq. feet) of green areas.

Torres to Headline the ‘Billboard En Concierto’ Series

Noel Torres is hitting the road this Spring…

The regional Mexican singer will headline the fifth annual Billboard En Concierto concert series, alongside reggaeton star Yandel.

Noel Torres

The invitation-only concert series, which leads up to the Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards, will take place in seven cities this year as it continues to expand throughout the U.S.

Produced by Cardenas Marketing Network (CMN) in partnership with Telemundo Station Group, the series kicks off April 3 with Torres’ show at Escapade in Houston.

The “Adivina” singer will then perform at the Far West in Dallas on April 4, The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco on April 5 and The Mayan in Los Angeles on April 6.

Yandel will then take over performing on April 10 at Stage 48 in New York, April 11 at Chicago’s Concord Music Hall and April 12 at Liv Nightclub in Miami.

 

Yandel’s shows will be the launchpad for his first-ever U.S. solo tour, De Líder a Leyenda — which will continue throughout the month of June.

Billboard en Concierto was launched in 2010 as an extension of the Billboard Latin Music Awards. Previous performers include 3BallMTY in 2013 and Gloria Trevi and Reik in 2012.

“Billboard en Concierto takes the best of our charts straight to the fans. There is no comparable concert experience out there,” said Leila Cobo, executive director, Latin content and programming, Billboard.

Since its inception, the series features performances by top acts who are finalists for the Billboard Latin Music Awards. Originally launched as a three-day event, the series has grown to seven dates.

“CMN is honored to work again with longtime partners Billboard and Telemundo to present this leading Latin music series,” said Henry Cardenas, president/CEO, CMN. “We’re privileged to continue the success of Billboard en Concierto for the fifth consecutive year and look forward to another unforgettable year.”

Tickets to Billboard En Concierto can be obtained through local Telemundo stations or by participating in sponsored promotions. Fans can visit their local Telemundo websites for more information.

Billboard en Concierto leads up to the Billboard Latin Music Conference, taking place April 21-24 at the Marriott in Miami, and the Billboard Latin Music Awards, which will air live on Telemundo April 24.

For more information, visit www.billboardlatinconference.com.

Anthony Launches Non-Profit to Aid Disadvantaged Children

He’s partnering with soon-to-be ex-wife Jennifer Lopez to find undiscovered talent in Latin America… But Marc Anthony is also taking time to help those less fortunate in those countries.

The 43-year-old singer/songwriter, the top selling tropical salsa artist of all time, has partnered with entertainment impresario Henry Cardenas to launch the Maestro Cares Foundation, a non-profit organization to aid disadvantaged children in Latin America.

Marc Anthony

“I’m blessed to be a part of this project,” said Anthony in a statement. “There are millions of children suffering throughout Latin America. Maestro Cares seeks to make a positive impact in their lives.”

Maestro Cares’ first recipient of funding will be an orphanage in the Dominican Republic that Anthony visited last month.

“I’m grateful to Henry Cardenas for his contributions to this initiative and we are both eager to get started. I hope Maestro Cares will inspire others to do the same,” said Anthony, who has sold more than 12 million albums worldwide.

The foundation’s goal, Cardenas says, is to help create “healthy and safe environments” for children in Latin America, as well as addressing their academic needs.

“Education is key for Maestro Cares because it will bring the children closer to their dreams,” said Cardenas. “They are our future leaders.”