The Universal Music Group announced the donation of a $2 million gift to the R&B Foundation for the establishment of the Motown/Universal Music Group Fund in order to provide grants for financial assistance to R&B recording artists who were formerly affiliated with UMG or any of its wholl

Grammy-winning recording artist Shakira will release LAUNDRY SERVICE, her first album of English material on Epic
Records, on November 13, 2001.

Live stream from Press Conference at the Conga Room in Los Angeles to announce Recipients of Latin GRAMMY Awards.

The Recording Academy will stage the 44th Annual Grammy Awards on February 27, 2002 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, it was announced by Academy President/CEO Michael Greene.

Univision Music Group, a division of Univision Communications Inc. announced that Disa Records recording artists have captured the top three spots on the SoundScan Latin Album Sales charts for the week ended September 30, 2001.

The three-year labor contract between the Joint Policy Committee on Broadcast Talent Union Relations of the ANA/AAAA (JPC) and the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) expires on Tuesday, October 16, 2001.

BMI announced the winners of the 2001 Urban Awards. The awards presentation has been postponed. A new date will be announced.

The Recording Academy and Latin Recording Academy reported that it is simply impossible to reschedule a live, international show of this magnitude. They currently are determining the best way to award the winners their Latin GRAMMYs and will be making an announcement regarding this very soon.

The Telemundo Network announced it has entered into an agreement with the CBS Television Network to be the exclusive Spanish-language partner covering The 2nd Annual Latin Grammy Awards.

The Latin Recording Academy (LARAS) has announced the 17 honorees to inaugurate the newly launched Latin GRAMMY Hall of Fame.

Top Latin musicians from the Americas and the Caribbean are scheduled to perform at this year's 3rd Annual Festival De Las Americas (FDLA) on October 24-27, 2001 in the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba.

Luis Miguel, Alejandro Sanz and Thalia will perform on the 2nd Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards telecast set for September 11, it was announced today by Michael Greene, President/CEO of the Recording Academy and Latin Recording Academy. Nelly Furtado and Jon Secada will be among the presenters.

Statement by Recording Academy, and Latin Recording Academy:

Billboard, the international newsweekly of the music industry, and Telemundo announced a multi-year extension for the production and broadcast of the Billboard Latin Music Awards show on the Telemundo Network. The annual event honors the year's biggest Latin music stars.

Palm Pictures announced that on October 30th, a 4-CD box set, single disc "Best Of" and DVD/VHS box sets entitled "AMERICAN ROOTS MUSIC" will be released as the companion pieces to a television documentary of the same name.