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2011 Pop Music Awards Review

On 17 May 2011, BMI hosted their 2011 Pop Music Awards ceremony; paying tribute to the songwriters who either make their own careers through the writing of songs, or enhance the careers of singers and bands. It was held in the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in California and was hosted by Del Bryant (BMI President and CEO), Phil Graham (Senior VP for BMI, publisher and writer) and Barbara Cane (VP and General Manager for BMI). It was the 59th hosting of the awards ceremony and not only were the songwriters honored, but the top earning songs of the year as well.

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MTV's O Music Awards – Setting a Trend

The first ever O Music Awards turned out to be a party of note in Los Angeles on 28 April, as MTV celebrated the growing trend toward online music. While some of the artists performed and accepted their awards via technology from all over the world, the fans where crowded around the stage on Freemont Street where rock duo Matt & Kim kept the party going.

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Most Downloaded Latin Artists Named

The recently published global download survey carried out by Nokia’s Ovi Music confirmed what Shakira fans no doubt already knew – for the second year running, the popular Colombian singer took the top spot for most downloaded Latin artist. She takes top honors on the download charts in more than thirty-eight countries. Moreover, no less than five of her songs feature among the ten most popular Latin songs worldwide. Waka Waka (This Time For Africa) was the most downloaded song of 2010 – and is still riding high. The other songs featured in the Top Ten are: She Wolf at #3; Loca at #5; Gypsey at # 8; and Hips Don’t Lie at #9.

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Buffalo Springfield Tour

The word is finally out. What started out as rumors has now been confirmed. Buffalo Springfield fans can ready themselves for a historic tour and magnificent performances by this talented group of musicians. The entire original band will not be able to participate in the tour, but Stephen Stills, Richie Furay and Neil Young will be in the front line. It will be the first time since 1968 that the band will be performing together again under the name Buffalo Springfield.

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Review of the Juno Awards

In 1964, RPM Magazine established the Juno Awards, to bring recognition to the Canadian music industry. The name of the awards changed a few times over the years, but in 1964, it was renamed in honor of Pierre Juneau, who was the head of the CRTC, at that time. At this stage, there were only sixteen award categories for the Juno Awards, but by 2010, there were thirty-nine, as the categories grew according to the development within the music industry. Some of the categories include Vocal Jazz Album of the Year, New Artist of the Year, Rap Recording of the Year and Dance Recording of the year.

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