Cole, JLS Win At Digital Awards

Cole, JLS Win At Digital Awards
UK pop artists Cheryl Cole, JLS and GRAMMY nominee Robbie Williams were among the winners at the BT Digital Music Awards 10 on Sept. 30 in London, with Cole taking home Best Female Artist and Best Song for "Fight For This Love," JLS winning Best Group and Best Video for "Everybody In Love" and Williams taking the Best Male Artist award. Other artists receiving awards included GRAMMY winners Gorillaz and Lady Gaga, as well as Professor Green, Dizzee Rascal and Tempah. At the 2010 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards on Sept. 30 in Nashville, Tenn., Dailey & Vincent took home Entertainer of the Year and Vocal Group of the Year honors for the third consecutive year, as well as Album of the Year and Best Graphic Design for a Recorded Project for Dailey & Vincent Sing The Statler Brothers. GRAMMY winner John Hartford and Louise Scruggs were inducted into the IBMA Hall of Fame. (10/1)

Study: Media Habits Changing For Young People
A recent Edison Research study titled "American Youth Study: 2010," has documented changes in the media habits of young people in the United States, with respondents moving away from traditional radio and toward the Internet and mobile devices for music discovery and listening. Twenty percent of 12–24 year-olds reported listening to online radio service Pandora while only 6 percent indicated they listened to online streams of terrestrial radio stations. And while 51 percent reported they discovered music through traditional radio, heavy music discovery competition has grown from sources such as YouTube (31 percent) and social networking sites (16 percent). Additionally, 12–24 year-olds have increased the time they spend on the Internet from 59 minutes per day in 2000 to nearly three hours per day in the new study, and 40 percent use their mobile phones to listen to stored music. (10/1)

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