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.

CTAM (Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing) has released a study analyzing consumer interest in Interactive Television services through the eyes of the cable TV customer, using video demonstrations of commercially-available services, rather than concept descriptions.

Almost all Americans (91%) in a recent Insurance Research Council (IRC) survey of U.S. households believe that use of cellular phones while driving distracts drivers and increases the likelihood of accidents.

The Radio-Mercury Awards is celebrating 10 years of honoring creative excellence in Radio commercials with an exclusive, invitation-only luncheon on Wednesday, June 6th at the refurbished Starlight Roof Room in the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City.

Total magazine advertising for the month of December closed at $1,584,664,647, a 3.6% increase over last year, according to Publishers Information Bureau (PIB). Advertising pages for December were 24,962, down 2.0% from last year.

INTEREP recently released a research report entitled "Hit the Road/ Radio's Role in the Out-of-Home Media Surge" which emphasizes the growing importance of mobile media, such as radio, billboards, transit and other out-of-home ad venues.

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

Latino Broadcasting Company Spanish-language radio network announced that it will broadcast Super Bowl XXXV.

For the fifth consecutive year Latino Broadcasting Company, will be the official and exclusive Spanish-language radio network of the National Football League's Super Bowl.

The Arbitron Fall 2000 12+ ratings for key markets are available.

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Ovum predicts that by January 2006, 166 million Internet users world-wide will be regular users of PC-to-phone IP telephony. This represents almost a quarter (23%) of Internet users growing from only 5% today.

The Internet Economy has grown more rapidly than anyone could have envisioned even five years ago, opening up new vistas of communication, collaboration and coordination between consumers, businesses and trading partners.

"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".

After 35 days of political and legal uncertainty in this country in the 2000 general election, President Elect George W. Bush will consummate his electoral victory by beginning his tenure as the 43rd President of the United States on Saturday, January 20th.

'Abrazame Muy Fuerte' scored a record high 3.9 Nielsen Station Index (NSI) rating and 5 share last night.

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