March 22, 2005
Artists Announced for Tribute to Carlos Santana at BMI Latin Awards in Las VegasMana's Sergio Vallin, Conjunto Primavera's Tony Melendez and the LA-based band Ozomatli are scheduled to perform in honor of Carlos Santana when the songwriter/artist is honored as an Icon by performing rights organization BMI. The presentation and performance will take place during the 12th annual BMI Latin Awards April 21 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas.
Tony Melendez of Conjunto Primavera
Santana will be the first songwriter designated a BMI Icon at the company's Latin Awards. The honor is given to a creator who has been "a unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers."
The BMI Latin Awards recognize the songwriters and publishers of the most played Latin songs on U.S. radio and television of the company's repertoire of approximately 4.5 million musical works from around the world.
In addition to a Latin Song of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and Publisher of the Year, the 2nd annual peermusic Latin Scholarship will also be presented. A partnership with the BMI Foundation, the peermusic Scholarship, open to music students around the country, is a $5,000 award for continuing education. The winner will be announced that evening.