Prince Royce, Shakira Among Top Premio Lo Nuestro Winners

Prince Royce, Shakira Among Top Premio Lo Nuestro Winners

Prince Royce, Shakira Among Top Premio Lo Nuestro Winners
Latin GRAMMY-nominated artist Prince Royce and GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY winner Shakira were among the top winners at the Premio Lo Nuestro 2012 awards on Feb. 16 in Miami with four wins each, including Tropical Male Artist of the Year and Pop Female Artist of the Year, respectively. Additional artists garnering awards were Enrique Iglesias, Natalia Jiménez, Maná, Pitbull, Tito "El Bambino," and Wisin Y Yandel, among others. (2/21)

UK Recorded Music Revenue Down In 2011
Recorded music revenue in the UK totaled $1.25 billion in 2011, a 3.4 percent year-over-year decrease, according to UK trade organization BPI. While digital revenue totaled $441 million, up 24.7 percent from 2012, accounting for 35.4 percent of all recorded music revenue, physical revenue declined 14.1 percent to $805 million, marking the eighth consecutive yearly decline. BPI attributes the increase in digital revenue to a 43.2 percent rise in digital album sales, which reached $184 million in 2011. Single-track downloads also increased 11.3 percent to $188 million, while revenue from online streaming subscription services totaled $37 million, up 47.5 percent from last year. (2/21)  

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