Sirius XM Radio announced that Latin rocker Juanes will host an exclusive monthly special on SiriusXM's Caliente and La Kueva commercial-free music channels.

PRISA Radio launched, the first legal website in Spanish of totally free lyrics, offering, as of today, a catalogue of 70,000 songs of all time and all styles, written by the most prestigious songwriters and performed by the greatest singers from then and now.

Legendary Puerto Rican cuatro player Jomo Toro died late Saturday after a long battle with cancer. He was 78. The cuatro master was the first to integrate the local instrument into salsa. His musical credits include a legendary turn on “Asalto Navideño,” a beloved Christmas album headed by Willie Colón and Héctor Lavoe.

National Latino Broadcasting, LLC (NLB) announced the launch of Latin GRAMMY En Vivo, a daily show airing on SiriusXM EN VIVO channel 147. Hosted by industry veteran Kike Posada, Latin GRAMMY En Vivo is jointly produced by NLB and The Latin Recording Academy, the non-profit organization that recognizes excellence in the recorded arts and sciences through its annual Latin GRAMMY Awards.

MIXTO Music, a Miami based music production and supervision firm, has opened it‚s doors during to this week;s AHAA conference.

MTV Latin America announced that MTV World Stage will return to Mexico for the third consecutive year and will be held for the first time in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon .

At the Billboard Latin Music Conference in Miami, I was curious about one session since my radio career included the rise of that girl with the big voice from Corpus Christi, Tejas - - - Selena.

Heidi Browning oversees strategic growth for automated music recommendation service Pandora Radio. Prior to Pandora, Browning was EVP and Global Digital Officer at Universal McCann. With 22 years of marketing and advertising expertise, Browning has helped Pandora remain innovative and relevant in the digital radio arena. Browning spoke with eMarketer’s Paul Verna about the opportunities for brands to advertise and connect with consumers via music-streaming venues like Pandora. INTERVIEW

Walt Disney Records will be releasing two Song & Story titles and a collection of Disney Princess songs in Spanish for the very first time.  The label will also release the Spanish language digital soundtracks for Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King.  All five albums will be released on Ma

According to an annual study of the consumer music market in the U.S. by The NPD Group, growth in the music market can be traced to an increasing number of CD and digital download buyers, and an increase in the total amount that consumers are spending for music.

Only three months after winning his second Latin GRAMMY® in the category of “Best Traditional Tropical Album”, the great Cuban bass player and composer Israel López “Cachao” won a GRAMMY in the 54th annual edition of the most prestigious award in music. Posthumously, his last album, “Cachao: The Last Mambo”, was chosen in the category of “Best Tropical Latin Album”. The annual GRAMMY® ceremony was held tonight at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, and televised on CBS.

On December 14, organizers of one of the nation’s premier live music events, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, revealed the lineup for its 2012 extravaganza. Presented by Shell, “Jazz Fest” has become a two-weekend celebration of the best in American music. It has far outgrown its own name, and over the years has welcomed headline rock acts to the big stages. At the same time, smaller stages provide local and regional artists enormous exposure by offering them a prime platform to share their Zydeco and blues sounds with music fans that may never have been exposed to such styles. By Adam R Jacobson is the editor and producer of the Hispanic Market Overview reports distributed by

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Mobile Posse, Inc. announced that the its latest survey, polling nearly 175,000 consumers, revealed that radio and mobile music listening are neck-in-neck.

Tejano music artists keep it real, even as The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences skips a beat. By Al Carlos Hernandez - Contributing Editor. To read, CLICK above on El Blog

Music business association NARM and The NPD Group released findings of a joint study that examined the ways consumers discover new music. The report indicates that while music discovery is still vital to the industry, it applies differently to various consumer groups, and it has changed significantly since the organizations last studied the topic in 2007, as television and social media and other digital services have emerged as major influencers.