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BMI Honors Top Latin Writers and Publishers

Posted in News on May 1, 2000
BMI GOES CRAZY FOR 'LIVIN' LA VIDA LOCA' AT 7TH ANNUAL LATIN AWARDS

FIVE SHARE SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR TITLE

WARNER MUSIC PUBLISHING EARNS SECOND PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR AWARD

AWARDS PRESENTED IN 2000 TO THE MOST PERFORMED LATIN SONGS OF 1999

LOS ANGELES, May 1, 2000 - Performing rights organization BMI presented its 7th Annual Latin Awards tonight with top honors going to "Livin' La Vida Loca," songwriters Estéfano, Marco Antonio Pérez, Mario Quintero, Kike Santander and Shakira, and Warner Music Publishing. The black-tie ceremony, hosted by BMI President/CEO Frances W. Preston and Assistant Vice President of Latin Music Diane Almodovar, honored top writers and publishers of the most performed Latin songs on American radio and television at a 300-person gala dinner at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles.

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Robi "Draco" Rosa

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"Livin' La Vida Loca," the Ricky Martin smash co-written by Robi "Draco" Rosa and published by A Phantom Vox Corp. and Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp., earned Song of the Year accolades as the most performed song in the BMI Latin catalogue. The catchy dance hit spent an amazing 26 weeks on Billboard's Hot Latin Tracks chart and 20 weeks on the Hot 100 Singles chart, and helped ignite the Latin music explosion that continues to take the pop world by storm.

Estefano



Marco Antonio Pérez

An unprecedented five songwriters tied for the Songwriter of the Year crown with three songs each on the most performed list. They include last year's Songwriter of the Year and Writer of the Song of the Year Kike Santander ("Decir Adi�s," "Te Vas," "Tu Amor"), Estefano ("Ciega, Sordomuda," "Dejar�a Todo," "T?"), Marco Antonio Pérez ("A M� Qué Me Qued�," "Hurac�n," "Perdedor"), Los Tucanes de Tijuana's Mario Quintero ("Amor Plant�nico," "Desde Que Te Amo," "Hotel Coraz�n") and Latin Rock sensation Shakira ("Ciega, Sordomuda," "Inevitable," "T?").

Shakira

Mario Quintero

Warner Music Publishing (Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. and Rightsong Music, Inc.) received its second Publisher of the Year award with eight songs on the most performed list that also included Song of the Year "Livin' La Vida Loca."

Other multiple award songwriters included Robi "Draco" Rosa, co-writer of the Song of the Year, Miguel Mendoza and Alejandro Sanz (SGAE) with two songs each. Publishers who took home two or more Citations of Achievement were F I P P International / Foreign Imported Productions and Publishing, Inc. and Sony/ATV Latin Music Publishing LLC / Sony/ATV Songs LLC (6 each); peermusic and SER-CA Publishing, Inc. (5 each); EMI Music Publishing (EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc. and Ego Musical SA [SGAE]) (4); M�s Flamingo Music and Universal-Songs of PolyGram International, Inc. (3 each); and A Phantom Vox Corp. and World Deep Music Publishing Corporation (2 each).

BMI is an American performing rights organization that represents more than 250,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in all genres of music. It was founded in 1940 as a non-profit-making corporation to open the door to performing rights representation for songwriters and composers of all types of music, including Spanish-language music. Through its music performance and reciprocal agreements with sister organizations around the world, it grants businesses and media access to its repertoire of more than 4.5 million songs and compositions.

Award Winning Songs

A Mí Qué Me Quedó
Marco Antonio Pérez
SER-CA Publishing, Inc.
Los Invasores de Nuevo León
EMI Latin

Agua Pasada
Gil Francisco Pérez
GILFRAN Music Publishing
Nelia Music
Frankie Negrón
WEA Caribe

Amor Maldito
Miguel Mendoza
SER-CA Publishing, Inc.
Intocable
EMI Latin

Amor Platónico
Mario Quintero
Más Flamingo Music
Los Tucanes de Tijuana
EMI Latin

Aquello Que Me Diste
Alejandro Sanz (SGAE)
Ego Musical SA (SGAE)
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Alejandro Sanz
WEA Latina

Botella Envenenada
Cornelio Reyna Cisneros (SACM)
Rightsong Music, Inc.
Los Temerarios
Fonovisa

Ciega, Sordomuda
Estefano
Shakira
F I P P International
Sony/ATV Songs LLC
Shakira
Sony Discos

Corazón Partío
Alejandro Sanz (SGAE)
Ego Musical SA (SGAE)
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Alejandro Sanz
WEA Latina

Creí
Jesús Monge Ramírez (SACM)
peermusic
Tiranos del Norte
Sony Discos

Cuando No Estás Aquí
Tiny Morrie Sánchez
Striking Music Co.
Sparx
Fonovisa

Decir Adiós
Kike Santander
F I P P International
Carlos Ponce
EMI Latin

Dejaría Todo
Estefano
Sony/ATV Latin Music Publishing LLC
World Deep Music Publishing Corporation
Chayanne
Sony Discos

Desde Que Te Amo
Mario Quintero
Más Flamingo Music
Los Tucanes de Tijuana
EMI Latin

Desengaños
(Derrumbes)

Tony Pereyra
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Charlie Zaa
Sonolux

Desengaños
(Por Qué Eres Así)

Teodoro Fregoso Casares (SACM)
peermusic
Charlie Zaa
Sonolux

Dímelo
Steve Morales
Jumping Bean Songs LLC
Million Dollar Steve Music
Voices Of Theory
Hola Recordings

Directo Al Corazón
Enrique Guzmán Yañez (SACM)
El Conquistador Music Publishing
Pepe Aguilar
Balboa Records

Dos Hojas Sin Rumbo
Victor Cordero Aurrecoechea (SACM)
peermusic
Julio Preciado Y su Banda Perla del Pacífico
BMG US Latin

El Hijo De Tijuana
Francisco Quintero Ortega
V N Fan Publishing
Los Tigres del Norte
Fonovisa

El Tiro De Gracia
Julio César Preciado Quevedo (SACM)
Jam Entertainment, Inc.
Banda El Recodo
Fonovisa

Entrega Total
Abelardo Pulido Buenrostro (SACM)
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Tiranos del Norte
Sony Discos

Ese
William Paz
Cuberoot Music
Jerry Rivera
Sony Discos

Hotel Corazón
Mario Quintero
Más Flamingo Music
Los Tucanes de Tijuana
EMI Latin

Huracán
Marco Antonio Pérez
SER-CA Publishing, Inc.
Intocable
EMI Latin

Inevitable
Luis Fernando Ochoa
Shakira
F I P P International
Sonido Azulado
Sony/ATV Latin Music Publishing LLC
Shakira
Sony Discos

La Otra Parte Del Amor
Juan Francisco Rodríguez del Bosque (SACM)
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Grupo Límite
Universal Latino

 

Livin' La Vida Loca
Robi "Draco" Rosa
A Phantom Vox Corp.
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Ricky Martin
Sony Discos

Llorar Quedito
José Felipe Barrientos Rodríguez (SACM)
Luis Manuel Lozano
Fonohits Music Publishing, Inc.
Grupo Mojado
Fonovisa

Me Equivoqué Contigo
José Alfredo Jiménez Sandoval (SACM)
peermusic
Ana Gabriel
Sony Discos

Me Estoy Acostumbrando A Ti
Ricardo Ceratto (SGAE)
Rightsong Music, Inc.
Pepe Aguilar
Balboa Records

Me Voy A Quitar De En Medio
Manuel Flores Monterrosas (SACM)
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Vicente Fernández
Sony Discos

Mi Chatita
Joe S. López
Elzaz Music Co.
Michael Salgado
Joey Records

Mi Historia Entre Tus Dedos
Gianluca Grignani (SIAE)
Universal-Songs of PolyGram International, Inc.
Banda La Costeña
Fonovisa

Necesito Decirte
Ramón González Mora
Seg-Son Music
Conjunto Primavera
Fonovisa

Oye
Randy Barlow
Angie Chirino
Emilio Estefan, Jr.
Gloria Estefan
Foreign Imported Productions and Publishing, Inc.
Gloria Estefan
Epic/Sony Discos

Palomita Blanca
Juan Luis Guerra
Redomi Music, Inc.
Juan Luis Guerra 440
Karen Records

Pasión
Martha Alicia Villarreal Esparza
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Grupo Límite
Universal Latino

Perdedor
Marco Antonio Pérez
SER-CA Publishing, Inc.
Intocable
EMI Latin

Perdido Sin Ti
K.C. Porter
Robi "Draco" Rosa
A Phantom Vox Corp.
Olinga Music
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Ricky Martin
Sony Discos

Qué Haría Sin Ti
José González
Gonzlich Music Inc.
La Mafia
Sony Discos

Qué Más Te Puedo Dar
Miguel Mendoza
SER-CA Publishing, Inc.
Bobby Pulido
EMI Latin

Quiero Volver
Ernesto Solano
Ernestoñs Musical
Banda Maguey
BMG US Latin

Sublime Mujer
Pedro Ramírez Velázquez (SACM)
Norberto Eduardo Toscano (SACM)
peermusic
Vicente Fernández
Sony Discos

Te Vas
Kike Santander
F I P P International
Carlos Ponce
EMI Latin


Dillon O�Brian
Shakira
Paradise Avenue Songs
Sony/ATV Latin Music Publishing LLC
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Shakira
Sony Discos


Estefano
Sony/ATV Latin Music Publishing LLC
World Deep Music Publishing Corporation
Noelia
Fonovisa

Tu Amor
Kike Santander
F I P P International
Olga Tañón
WEA Latina

Tu Nueva Vida
José de Jesús Navarro
De Luna Publishing Co.
Banda Arkángel R-15
Luna Music Corp.

Tu Sonrisa
Elvis Crespo
Sony/ATV Latin Music Publishing LLC
Elvis Crespo
Sony Discos

Una Página Más
Raúl García Ramírez
San Antonio Music Publishers, Inc.
Ezequiel Peña
Fonovisa

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