Telemundo announced the list of finalists for the 2012 Billboard Mexican Music Awards Presented by State Farm to air live on Thursday, October 18 at 7pm/6c from The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California.  The list of finalists of the only award show that honors the albums, songs and most p

Guitar Center announced the upcoming induction of multi-platinum and Grammy winning Latin rockers Mana, into the retailers' historic RockWalk. The induction ceremony, which is by invitation only, will take place on Monday, Sept. 17 at 2 p.m. at Guitar Center's Hollywood location on Sunset Boulevard.

Comcast announced that it has teamed up with Music Choice, the multi-platform video and music network, to bring Xfinity TV MultiLatino customers access to the most extensive collection of Hispanic music videos and original artist content ever On Demand.

In the mid-90s, Alberto “Beto” Perez was on his way to teach an aerobics class in Cali, Colombia when he realized he’d forgotten his traditional aerobics music. With no time to turn back, he improvised the class with a mix of salsa and merengue tapes from his backpack. The change of music inspired him to try something new: to focus on being moved by the rhythm instead of counting reps. His energy electrified the room -- and his students loved the class. That day, Zumba Fitness was born. By Tr3s Insights

Legendary performer Tony Bennett, who celebrates his 86th birthday on Friday, August 3rd, releases his latest CD, Tony Bennett: Viva Duets, worldwide on Tuesday, October 23rd on Columbia Records.

Sirius XM Radio announced that Latin rocker Juanes will host an exclusive monthly special on SiriusXM's Caliente and La Kueva commercial-free music channels.
 

PRISA Radio launched Buluba.com, the first legal website in Spanish of totally free lyrics, offering, as of today, a catalogue of 70,000 songs of all time and all styles, written by the most prestigious songwriters and performed by the greatest singers from then and now.

Legendary Puerto Rican cuatro player Jomo Toro died late Saturday after a long battle with cancer. He was 78. The cuatro master was the first to integrate the local instrument into salsa. His musical credits include a legendary turn on “Asalto Navideño,” a beloved Christmas album headed by Willie Colón and Héctor Lavoe.

National Latino Broadcasting, LLC (NLB) announced the launch of Latin GRAMMY En Vivo, a daily show airing on SiriusXM EN VIVO channel 147. Hosted by industry veteran Kike Posada, Latin GRAMMY En Vivo is jointly produced by NLB and The Latin Recording Academy, the non-profit organization that recognizes excellence in the recorded arts and sciences through its annual Latin GRAMMY Awards.

MIXTO Music, a Miami based music production and supervision firm, has opened it‚s doors during to this week;s AHAA conference.

MTV Latin America announced that MTV World Stage will return to Mexico for the third consecutive year and will be held for the first time in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon .

At the Billboard Latin Music Conference in Miami, I was curious about one session since my radio career included the rise of that girl with the big voice from Corpus Christi, Tejas - - - Selena.

Heidi Browning oversees strategic growth for automated music recommendation service Pandora Radio. Prior to Pandora, Browning was EVP and Global Digital Officer at Universal McCann. With 22 years of marketing and advertising expertise, Browning has helped Pandora remain innovative and relevant in the digital radio arena. Browning spoke with eMarketer’s Paul Verna about the opportunities for brands to advertise and connect with consumers via music-streaming venues like Pandora. INTERVIEW

Walt Disney Records will be releasing two Song & Story titles and a collection of Disney Princess songs in Spanish for the very first time.  The label will also release the Spanish language digital soundtracks for Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King.  All five albums will be released on Ma

According to an annual study of the consumer music market in the U.S. by The NPD Group, growth in the music market can be traced to an increasing number of CD and digital download buyers, and an increase in the total amount that consumers are spending for music.

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