Enrique Iglesias Sued by Two Miami Musicians Who Claim They Wrote "Bailando"

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It was the song that blew up the radio last summer, earned Enrique Iglesias three Latin Grammy awards, including Song of the Year for 2014, and made Cuba's Gente de Zona and Descemer Bueno international estrellas.

But now there are two Miami musicians suing Iglesias, Gente de Zona, Descemer Bueno, Universal International Music, Universal Music Publishing, EMI April Music, and Sony/ATV Tunes for copyright infringement.

South Florida's Cristian Mauricio Escuti and German Schulz filed a lawsuit on January 26 with the U.S. District Court in Miami alleging that the 2014 smash hit "Bailando" copies their original song "Quiero Bailar Contigo," which was recorded in 2009.

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Henry Stone's TK Disco, Alston Records Ink Deal for Worldwide Vinyl of Entire Catalogs

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Party in Henry Stone's office! With Betty Wright, KC of the Sunshine Band, Willie Clarke, and Benny Latimore.

Vinyl is mothafunkin' back, baby!

And soon, the Miami sounds of soul, funk, and disco, as globalized by the late great Henry Stone, will be coming to a store near you.

Joe Stone has just inked a deal with U.K.-based Above Board Distribution to manufacture and distribute the entire TK Disco and Alston Records catalogs all around the world on vinyl in collectible packages with extensive liner notes and original artwork.

Here's what Above Board's Dan Hill had to say about dinked-out singles, global distribution, and our history of music.

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Brooklyn's Greatest Day Ever Music Festival Coming to Wynwood

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Nine hours of hip-hop and EDM, free carnival games, and food trucks?

Must be the Greatest Day Ever.

Coming from the mastermind behind NYC's BrunchBounce parties, Irvin Benitiez, as well as Henny Palooza, World Famous, Suave Haus, Apt 78, Ashley Outrageous, Norma Now, YesJulz, and Derick G, this Brooklyn-bred bash will be twerkin' its way to the 305 on Saturday, May 9, at a secret location in Wynwood.

The spot will be revealed 30 days before the fest.

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Lil TerRio's Run TerRio Run Video Game:
"The Goal Is to Outrun Miami Cops"

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"Oooh Kill Em! Who's excited for the new TerRio game!?"

That's the tease for Run TerRio Run, a still-in-development iPhone and Android app starring Lil TerRio, the chubby 7-year-old kid who became internet famous after his "Oooh Kill Em" dance got millions of online views.

The founder, Rehan Hussain, of the company, Jeneyus.com, that's creating the game tells New Times that "it is going to be an addicting 3-D runner" about playing pranks on old white-guy neighbors and fleeing the police. And it's "taking place in Miami!"

Street date? "The game should be launched," Hussain says, "by mid- to late February."

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Romeo Santos, J Balvin Added to Billboard Latin Music Conference 2015 in Miami

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"Be patient and disciplined, and keep dreaming all the time."

That's the most important lesson J Balvin has learned throughout his career, as he revealed to Crossfade in a one-on-one interview last summer, just a day before his first televised performance of the hit single "6 AM" on Premios Juventud.

Three Latin Grammy nominations and a world tour with Pitbull and Enrique Iglesias later, all of his sueños seem to be coming true.

And in just a few months, el reggaetonero will be speaking to industry pros at the 26th-annual Billboard Latin Music Conference.

Going down at the Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, from April 27 to 29, with the awards show airing live on Telemundo on April 30, el Colombiano will be joined by the 2014 Billboard Latin Artist of the Year and former Aventura lover boy, Romeo Santos.

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Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame Announces 2015 Nominees: Juan Gabriel, 23 Others

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Juan Gabriel: Cantante, compositor, icono.

Y los nominados son...

Since being established in 2013, Miami's Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame has honored those performers and composers who represent "the greatest Latin talents from all over the world in every genre."

In 2013, Latin Hall inductees included Julio Iglesias and José Feliciano. And last year, Miami's own Gloria Estefan was la más fabulosa of the 2014 class.

For 2015, 24 musicians have been shortlisted for selection to el Pabellón de La Fama de los Compositores Latinos, from Mexican pop icon Juan Gabriel to Brazilian tropicália legend Caetano Veloso, his countryman Roberto Carlos, Cuba's Pablo Milanes, Panama's Rubén Blades, and Argentina's Diego Torres.

Check the cut for the full list of LSHOF nominees.

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III Points Festival Announces Dates for 2015, Early-Bird "Prophet Passes" on Sale Today

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If III Points' 2013 debut was the beta test, think of last year's fest as the official all-systems-go launch.

"Year two, you saw the skeleton model of what is going to be III Points in the future," says organizer David Sinopoli. "I think 2015 is our opportunity to create the perfect production."

For those eagerly awaiting news of III Points 3.0, the moment has arrived. Mark your calendar for Friday through Sunday, October 9 to 11. The lineup reveals won't begin until May. But if you're a fest fanatic, you may be interested in the $77 early-bird Prophet Passes on sale today.

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Uncle Luke and 2 Live Crew Reuniting for 2015 World Tour

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2 Live Crew's Fresh Kid Ice, Brother Marquis, and Uncle Luke.

Booty, booty, booty, booty, booty, booty, booty, booty, booty.

The godfathers of Miami bass are back. And there's gonna be ass everywhere, from the 305 to the 310, and the U.S.A. (where they were once banned) to the homeland of "Me So Horny."

"Yes, it's true," Uncle Luke confirms in an Instagram post. "I signed off on doing a reunion tour with the 2 Live Crew."

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Alex Omes Died the Very Day of His Trial Against Ultra Music Festival

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Alex Omes: "He was my best friend," says the brother who found him dead.

Alex Omes had been missing for 12 hours.

The morning of Monday, January 12, his big brother, Carlos, tried texting and calling. But there was no answer. Later in the day, Carlos texted and called, again and again. Still nothing. "We were extremely close," the elder Omes says. "And it wasn't like him. It gave me a bad feeling."

Around 9 p.m., Carlos headed over to Alex's fifth-floor townhouse apartment at 8101 Biscayne Blvd., in a building called the Bank Lofts. He pleaded with the property manager and a police officer to open the door. "I told them that I feared for my brother's well-being."

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Buy Shakira's Miami Mansion for $12.9 Million

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Soon-to-be-former Miami Beach resident Shakira.

These hips real estate listings don't lie.

Wanna buy the 8,355-square-foot, six-bedroom, nine-bath home that Colombian pop superstar Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll has owned since 2001?

Well, the Colombian pop superstar's luxurious Miami Beach mansion will only cost you about $12.9 million. And that's down from her 2013 asking price of $14.95 million.

Sadly, though, Shakira lounging seductively on a king bed in the master bedroom is not included.

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