Universal Music Group (UMG) and RMM Records (RMM) announced the acquisition by Universal of RMM's assets which comprise one of the most well-respected tropical music catalogs in the industry as well as the future recordings by artists presently signed to the label.

In yet another example of the growing respect and recognition for Latin alternative rock and hiphop, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani has declared July 2-9 “Latin Alternative Music Week” in New York in recognition of the extensive series of concerts and panels organized in New York by the LAMC.

A live action musical might have a hard road to travel at the mainstream movie box office but MUSIC FROM BAZ LUHRMANN'S FILM MOULIN ROUGE (Twentieth Century Fox/Interscope Records) is proving to have surprising "legs" thanks to its intriguing -- and now history-making -- hip-hop-pop teaming of pl

At the conclusion of the Hip Hop Summit 2001--called "an unprecedented meeting," by the Los Angeles Times and where the Washington Post reported "...attendees seemed energized by the challenge," industry hip-hop leaders, artists, and civil rights and political organizations reached agreement on a

Steadily building a large fanbase throughout Latin America over the past few years (playing to festival crowds upwards of 80,000 fans), Argentina’s SANTOS INOCENTES has been described as the sonic meeting place of Latin Rock & Pop with the European Electronica feel of bands such as Germany’s

On Thursday, June 14th at the New York Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Gloria and Emilio Estefan joined many of music's most respected and revered performers and songwriters when the National Academy of Popular Music inducts them into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Ritmoteca (http://www.Ritmoteca.com/) announced a U.S. digital music fulfillment agreement with Warner Music Group (WMG) to deliver secure commercial downloads from WMG artists on the Ritmoteca website.

Sony Music Entertainment, Grupo Prisa and Crescent Moon have formed a new joint venture label to discover, develop and establish Latin music artists around the world. The new label name will be announced shortly.

The American Music Awards (AMAs) and The Coca-Cola Company, together with dick clark communications (DCC) and The CMJ Network (CMJ), launched "The American Music Awards presents the Coca-Cola New Music Award" competition.

Puerto Rican hardcore champions Puya are ready to take their genre-defying show on the road with the announcement of a 40 city North American tour with Fear Factory. The trek is in support of the group's new album 'Union', an album that redefines the notion of modern, heavy rock.

CARMEN--the soundtrack to the music network's groundbreaking "first hip-hop musical"--is a modern retelling of Georges Bizet's 19th century opera "Carmen" incorporating contemporary urban music penned largely by Kip Collins and Sekani Williams.

While legal issues surrounding the downloading of music from the Internet continue to make headlines, song-seekers throughout the world are forging ahead with their online activities.

DMX Music announced the first annual Latin DMX MUSIC Awards Show, where music fans can win prizes, while positively impacting the careers of their favorite artists by voting online to determine award winners.

International recording legend Julio Iglesias will be honored as the 2001 Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences Person Of The Year, it was announced by Michael Greene, President/CEO of the Recording Academy and Latin Recording Academy.

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