More than 40% of home Internet users in the U.S. have downloaded MP3 files onto their home computers, and they are storing an average of 305 music files on these "virtual jukeboxes," according to Parks Associates' latest study E-Home 2001. announced the premiere of music from Shakira's new album, "Laundry Service" along with a contest and other features on the Latina rock star. The leading portal for U.S.

Thousands of exhilarated fans gathered to see the real Alternative sound of Latin music at Calle Ocho.

"America's Tenor" Daniel Rodriguez takes the next step in his extraordinary new singing career in accepting Placido Domingo's invitation to join the Vilar Young Artists Program of the Washington Opera.

On February 10, 2002, Argentines landed in PR for a full-scale invasion. The invaders consist of a group of 5 young saints and very innocents lads, they call themselves Santos Inocentes. These 5 saints bring on a very powerful, melodic, industrial rock sound.

New Regional Mexican music artist tops finalist list: Lupillo Rivera is a finalist in six categories for the Billboard Latin Music Awards including Regional Mexican Album of the Year, Airplay Track of the Year and New Artist.

BMI announced that the music performing rights organization's 9th annual Latin Music Awards will be held May 8th at the Diplomat Hotel & Resort in Hollywood, Florida.

With the introduction of new ideas, a record of progress and challenging points of view, the first West Coast Hip-Hop Summit accomplished its goals to convene and unite the diverse voices within the hip-hop community.

Russell Simmons, Sean "Puffy" Combs, Dave Mays, Hilary Rosen, Jermaine Dupri and Minister Benjamin Muhammad, organizers of the first national Hip-Hop Summit last June in New York which drew artists, politicians, music executives and religious leaders together under the theme of "Taking Back Respo

Amid legal decisions restricting peer-to-peer song swapping, concerns over copy-protected compact discs and illegal CD burning, and the recent roll-out of a few legitimate fee-based online music subscription services, U.S.

Once again, dozens of top entertainment personalities will gather in Miami on Thursday, February 7th, 2002, to attend the 14th edition of the Premio Lo Nuestro A La Música Latina 2002, the foremost Hispanic music award in the U.S.

Daniel Rodriguez has quickly become "America's tenor," and makes his long-awaited debut on Manhattan Records' The Spirit of America, featuring twelve songs that capture a shared sense of determination and hope in these historic times.

Jupiter Media Metrix reports that regardless of the current market downturn, US digital music sales -via digital subscription models and single paid downloads -will generate $1.6 billion in revenue by 2006, with $1.0 billion, or nearly 63 percent, coming from subscriptions alone.

One of the finest rhythm and blues singers, Mary J. Blige, will combine with pop/salsa singing sensation Marc Anthony, to sing "America the Beautiful" prior to Super Bowl XXXVI at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans Sunday, Feb. 3, the NFL announced today.

Sony Discos/Columbia Records is releasing Libre, the first Marc Anthony album since his 1999 English language debut (the RIAA triple platinum Marc Anthony) and the salsa-pop singing sensation's first salsa album since 1997's Contra La Corriente.