ALEJANDRO FERNÁNDEZ AND UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP JOIN FORCES TO BUILD A NEW ARTIST DEVELOPMENT AND BOOKING PLATFORM
Mexico City, May 28, 2015 – A new and exciting era in entertainment opportunities has surfaced in Mexico. Infinity is the sum of the hard work and efforts of two Latin entertainment global giants. On one side, you’ll find talent, experience and the quality of Alejandro Fernández’s artistry and business savvy with his Grupo Fernández Corporation. On the other, you’ll find the determination, prestige and experience in GTS, a division of Universal Music Group the leader in entertainment, representing talent as well as event and tour coordination across the globe.
“I am very excited to propel and drive the entertainment industry in Mexico through this new alliance with Universal Music. I’ve always been interested in supporting and investing in Music. Throughout the years, I’ve had a really good relationship with my label which is why I am sure that with Infinity we will strengthen and create various options and opportunities for the Mexican audience. I’d like to thank Universal and GTS for believing in me and my team to take on this amazing project.” -Alejandro Fernández
“It is an honor to be able to work hand in hand with Grupo Fernández for the artistic development of Mexican and International talent. The great experience and success of the accomplishments Grupo Fernandez have achieved throughout the years, gives us peace of mind in knowing that we are walking down the right path. Thanks to Alejandro and his team for the faith bestowed upon Universal Music and its respective artists.”-Jesús López
Infinity will be run by Carlos de la Torre Jimenez, current CEO of Grupo Fernández, and will begin operations in Mexico with David Bisbal’s upcoming tour. The Spanish artist, Latin Grammy® award winner with more than 6 million albums sold worldwide, will visit our country in October where he will perform in Mexicali, Tijuana, Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Pachuca, and Guadalajara among others.
“It is a privilege to be a part of the new Infinity alliance. Relying on the support of Alejandro Fernández, the experience and professionalism displayed by Grupo Fernández, the endless efforts and determination of Universal Music and my management team GTS, is key to my future in Mexico. It fills me with joy to have this new team by my side with whom I will continue to work in order to reach new heights with my music.” -David Bisbal
Thanks to the vision of both companies, the public will find a new possibility for entertainment in our country. The array of musical events that will be made available will please a wide range of people with different musical tastes and diverse palates.
Alejandro Fernández is an artist who embodies the motto “do what you love, and you’ll be happy”. He enjoys singing, he pours his heart and soul on every stage he steps on and hopes to continue doing so for the rest of his life. He has proven to be an ambassador of music in his country and in the rest of the world. Throughout his career, Alejandro has propelled the music industry in Mexico, making him the creator and organizer of massive festivals like Jalisco en Vivo. When an artist is honest and true to the core, it’s impossible to separate him from his creation: his work of art represents him and vice versa. Such is the case with Alejandro Fernández.
Grupo Fernández is a corporation which includes more than 20 companies originating 100% from Guadalajara, with more than a decade of experience in the industry, working on diverse branches from the production, promotion, artistic direction and contracting both inside and out of Mexico, including administrative services even the construction, leasing, and operation of properties and estates. In addition, the team counts on 2 figures who are staple in the entertainment and music realm in Latin America: Vicente Fernández and Alejandro Fernández.
Universal Music Group’s record labels include A&M/Octone, Decca, Def Jam Recordings, Deutsche Grammophon, Disa, Emarcy, Fonovisa, Geffen Records, Interscope Records, Island Records, Lost Highway Records, Machete Music, MCA Nashville, Mercury Nashville, Mercury Records, Motown Records, Polydor Records, Universal Music Latino, Universal Republic and Verve Music Group as well as a multitude of record labels owned or distributed by its record company subsidiaries around the world. The Universal Music Group owns the most extensive catalogue of music in the industry, which includes the last 100 years of the world’s most popular artists and their recordings. UMG’s catalogue is marketed through two distinct divisions, Universal Music Enterprises (in the U.S.) and Universal Strategic Marketing (outside the U.S.). Universal Music Group also includes Global Digital Business, its new media and technologies division and Bravado, its merchandising company.
Its GTS division – Global Talent Services – is the leader in the representation of talents and tour organization throughout the world. With offices in 10 countries in the American content, Spain and Portugal, GTS has become the strongest artist booking agency in Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula.
Universal Music Group is a unit of Vivendi, a global media and communications company.