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.

For much of Mexico, Cinco de Mayo marks the victory of the Mexican Army over French forces at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. And for, Inc.

Albert Torres Productions will present The 3rd Annual West Coast Salsa Congress at the Hollywood Park Casino May 25 through 27, 2001, this Memorial Day weekend, honoring Grammy Award winner and Latin music icon Cachao.

Close to 30 million American adults have downloaded music files over the Internet and it has been one of the fastest growing Internet activities in the past half-year, especially among men.

Hot Latin stars, sizzling music and celebrity presenters highlighted the Billboard Latin Music Awards Show at Miami Beach's Jackie Gleason Theater of Performing Arts in Miami Beach, Florida. The Telemundo Network televised the event in the U.S.

Performing rights organization BMI presented its 8th Annual Latin Awards with top honors going to "Morir De Amor," songwriters Robert Dee Blades, Jose de Jesus Navarro and Kike Santander, and publisher Foreign Imported Productions and Publishing, Inc.

Univision Communications Inc. announced that it has entered the music recording and publishing businesses through the creation of the Univision Music Group. The new Univision division will be led by music industry veteran, Jose Behar, and will be headquartered in Los Angeles.

Latin sensation Son By Four, nominated in seven categories, has been added to the list of performers set to take the stage for the "Heineken en Vivo" Presents Billboard Latin Music Awards Show at Miami Beach's Jackie Gleason Theater of Performing Arts on April 26.

For the first time ever, a compilation of Latin alternative rock and hip-hop has landed on the Billboard "Latin 50 Albums" sales chart (entering at #38 - and outselling titles by Mana, Shakira and the Gipsy Kings!).

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.