It was a great moment for the bay area Rockeros ORIXA who rocked and kicked off their East Coast Tour at the Mercury Lounge in NYC . The event was the CD release party for Ark 21's ESCENA ALTERLATINA CD which features Julieta Venegas, ORIXA,Volumen Cero,Bayu among others.

East Los Angeles' critically acclaimed favorite sons Los Lobos will be honored with Billboard's Lifetime Achievement Award, El Premio Billboard, at the Billboard Latin Music Awards. The Billboard Awards will be broadcast on Telemundo on Sunday, April 29, 2001

The Latin Recording Academy will stage the 2nd Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards on Sept. 12 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, it was announced by Recording Academy and Latin Recording Academy President/Chief Executive Officer Michael Greene.

Hot Latin stars, sizzling music and celebrity presenters are in store at the Billboard Latin Music Awards, presented by Heineken, taking place at Miami's Jackie Gleason Theater on April 26, 2001.

Three of the most important Latin alternative acts in the USA will be hitting the road this spring , Miami’s Volumen Cero,San Franciscos Orixa and Los Angeles Cabula. The tour produced by FMF will take place during the 1st week ofApril.

Napster made public the business model that it has been presenting to major labels for the last six months in an effort to settle their dispute and end the industry's effort to shut Napster down in court.

In a major industry announcement, Jose Behar, President & Chief Executive Officer of EMI Latin Records, will be leaving his position at EMI Latin on March 31, 2001, 12 years from the inception of the label.

Televideo Inc., a subsidiary of Hispanic Television Network, announced it has signed a production agreement with the Texas Talent Music Awards (TTMA). The Texas Talent Musician's Association is a non-profit state-charted organization whose purpose is to promote excellence in Tejano music.

IThe enormous diversity of Latin music was clearly evident tonight at the 13th annual edition of Premio Lo Nuestro a la Música Latina, the nation's longest-standing and most successful Latin

Jennifer Lopez has made history, claiming the number one spot - with her new album "J.Lo" and her new feature film "The Wedding Planner", in the same week.

The Recording Academy has teamed up with Capitol Records to release this year's 2001 GRAMMY Nominees albums, the 7th edition in the best-selling series that honors many of the year's GRAMMY-nominated artists and songs.

All across America, music artists and bands are waiting for their big break. Soon, the wait will be over for the winner of the first-ever New Music Award as the American Music Awards presents the debut of the "Coca-Cola New Music Award" competition.

Premio Lo Nuestro A La Música Latina launched its own Web site. The new site, which can be accessed by logging onto, chronicles the history of the award, as well as past winners and this year's nominees.

"Singing 'The Cup of Life' at George Bush's inauguration is like playing the fiddle while Rome burns," said an angry Robi Draco Rosa who wrote the hit song and numerous other tracks for Martin, including the breakthrough smash "Livin' La Vida Loca".

World welterweight boxing champion, Olympic Gold Medalist and EMI Latin recording artist Oscar De La Hoya can now add Grammy nominee to his list of accolades.