Lat Am MTV bows music Web site

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MTV Networks Latin America has launched, a social networking site for bands and music fans in Latin America. was developed by MTV Latin America’s new media group with U.S.-based online community agency LiveWorld.

Akin to and other online communities, users can build a network of friends through profiles, blogs, pictures and forums. has already registered more than 10,000 bands and 12,000 other users, MTV Latin America said.

MTV also introduced, a platform where unknowns can showcase their music and attract fans who can then vote for a band to perform at a monthly “MTV Alerta Live” event.

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