{Why it is crucial to connect the dots between the consumer, music discovery, music consumption, and copyright monetization}  by Peggy Dold / Navigation Partners LLC

Oscar D'León, Juan Formell, Roberto Menescal, Totó La Momposina, Palito Ortega, Eddie Palmieri, and Miguel Ríos will be honored with The Latin Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award, and Mario Kreutzberger aka "Don Francisco" and Pedro Ramírez Velázquez are the recipients of the prestigious Trustees Award, it was announced by The Latin Recording Academy.

From live local newscasts via mobile to time-shifted season finales in the living room, the rising wave of streamed content continues to engage our eyes and ears. And digital music plays a big part of the swell, keeping our toes tapping and heads bobbing

Last night I had the treat of attending an intimate concert with Gloria Estefan at the New World Center in Miami. She performed songs from her upcoming album, The Standards, accompanied by the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra under the direction of Shelly Berg. It was a perfect evening of timeless music beautifully and impeccably performed at a world-class performing arts venue. And it was great to hear Gloria sing better than ever.

As Internet-radio listening rose among this age group, listening to AM/FM radio, which now accounts for 24 percent of music-listening time, declined 2 percentage points. In the 36-and-older age group, by contrast, Internet radio accounted for just 13 percent of music listening, while AM/FM radio dominated listening methods with a 41 percent share.

Music is the universal language that fans speak fluently. In fact, a recent Nielsen study found that 40 percent of U.S. consumers—those classified as fans—are responsible for 75 percent of music spending. These fans, who spend between $20 billion and $26 billion on music each year, could spend an additional $450 million to $2.6 billion annually if they had the opportunity to snag behind-the-scenes access to the artists along with exclusive content.

The longest running Latin music awards show in the U.S. was broadcast LIVE from the AmericanAirlines Arena featuring 18 star-studded production numbers, and recognizing musical excellence across various categories including tropical, pop, regional Mexican, rock alternative and urban.

Billboard and Telemundo announced the finalists for the 2013 Billboard Latin Music Awards presented by State Farm® during a press conference at the Gibson Showroom in Miami, Florida.

The Soulfrito Music Festival announced its return and partnership with Sun Life Stadium.
 

Terra will present Terra Live Music in Studio with Matt Hunter Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. ET on http://www.Terra.com/musica/live-music/> . 
 

It’s a holiday tradition that’s as important as trying to untangle strands of knotted lights, scouring the internet for the hottest tech device and kissing under the mistletoe–changing our listening habits to a steady diet of holiday ditties gives us the perfect soundtrack to the season of giving

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Terra Live Music brings you closer than ever to Alejandro Sanz, who will perform for the first time in a digitally live-streamed concert, broadcasted internationally on Thursday, December 6 at 7:00 p.m. ET( pre-show starts at 6:30 p.m. ET).

Rolling Stone announced its first-ever Latin music special section, featuring a magazine back cover and a bilingual editorial package celebrating Latin artists and culture. The issue will be available on newsstands November 9, and received advertising support from marketing communications agency Lápiz.

So far this year, digital album sales in the U.S. are up 15 percent from the same period last year. And Americans have already purchased one billion digital tracks, a pace that is set to break 2011’s record of 1.3 billion sold, according to Nielsen. A look back at music sales over the past few years found that the explosion of devices on the market– such as smartphones and tablets– and their increasing role in consumers’ everyday lives has played a major factor in the growth of digital music.

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