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BMI Honors Top Latin Songwriters and Publishers at 8th Annual Awards Ceremony

Posted in News on April 20, 2001

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BMI presented its 8th Annual Latin Awards on Friday, April 20 with top honors going to “Morir De Amor,” songwriters Robert Dee Blades, José De Jesús Navarro and Kike Santander, and publisher Foreign Imported Productions and Publishing, Inc. The black-tie ceremony, hosted by BMI President and CEO Frances W. Preston and Assistant Vice President of Latin Music Diane J. Almodovar, honored top writers and publishers of the most performed Latin songs on US radio and television at a 400-person gala dinner at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles.



The top winners at the 8th Annual BMI Latin Awards gather on stage after the ceremony. Showing off their awards are (l-r): Emilio Estefan, whose Foreign Imported Productions and Publishing, Inc. earned Publisher of the Year honors; BMI’s Frances Preston; José De Jesús Navarro, Songwriter of the Year; Ramón González Mora, writer of the Song of the Year, “Morir De Amor”; Kike Santander, Songwriter of the Year; BMI’s Diane J. Almodovar; Nicole Fortier, Foreign Imported Productions and Publishing, Inc.; and BMI’s Del Bryant.




Robert Dee Blades



José De Jesús Navarro

“Morir De Amor,” written by Ramón González Mora and published by Seg-Son Music, Inc., earned Song of the Year accolades as the most performed song in the BMI Latin catalog. The Latin Grammy-nominated song was a hit for Norteño band Conjunto Primavera. Mora also received his second BMI Latin Award for another Conjunto Primavera song, “Necesito Decirte.”


Kike Santander

Ramón González Mora

Three songwriters tied for the Songwriter of the Year award with the distinct achievement of each having four songs on the most-performed list. They include Kike Santander for the third consecutive year (“Alguna Vez,” “Da La Vuelta,” “Mi Vida Sin Tu Amor,” “Volver A Amar”), Robert Dee Blades (“D�melo,” “¿Dónde Est� El Amor?”, “Muy Dentro De M�,” “No Me Dejes De Querer”), and José de Jesús Navarro (“Amor Del Bueno,” “¿Con Qui�n Estar�s?”, “Con Tu Indiferencia,” “Te Suplique Muchas Veces”).

Gloria and Emilio Estefan’s Foreign Imported Productions and Publishing, Inc. received its second Publisher of the Year title with nine songs on the most-performed list. The company was also named Publisher of the Year in 1999.


Gloria and Emilio Estefan

A special Certificate of Achievement was given to “Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of…)” for the song’s international impact. Certificates were presented to songwriters Lou Bega (GEMA), Christian Pletschacher (GEMA) and Pérez Prado, and publisher peermusic.

Other multiple award-winning songwriters included Luis Gerardo Padilla Riojas and Mario Quintero with three songs each; Jesús Armenta Minjarez, Randy Barlow, Angie Chirino, Elvis Crespo, Emilio Estefan, Jr., Juan Luis Guerra and Cory Rooney each had two songs. Publishers that took home two or more Citations of Achievement were Sony/ATV Latin Music Publishing LLC (7); Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (6); De Luna Publishing Co. and SER-CA Publishing, Inc. (5); EMI Music Publishing and M�s Flamingo Music (3); and CD Elvis Publishing, Cori Tiffani Publishing, peermusic, Redomi Music, Inc. and Seg-Son Music, Inc. (2).

 

Complete List of BMI Latin Award-Winning Songs:

Alguna Vez
Kike Santander
Foreign Imported Productions and Publishing, Inc.
Christian Castro
BMG US Latin

Amor Del Bueno
José de Jesús Navarro
De Luna Publishing Co.
Banda Arkangel R-15
Luna Music

Ando Amanecido
Francisco Quintero Ortega
Tigres Del Norte Ediciones Musicales
Los Tigres del Norte
Fonovisa

Atado A Tu Amor
Estéfano
Sony/ATV Latin Music Publishing LLC
World Deep Music Publishing Corporation
Chayanne
Sony Discos

Bella
Robi “Draco” Rosa
Jon Secada
A Phantom Vox Corp.
Foreign Imported Productions and Publishing, Inc.
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Ricky Martin
Sony Discos

?Con Quién Estarás?
José de Jesús Navarro
De Luna Publishing Co.
Banda Arkangel R-15
Luna Music

Con Tu Indiferencia
José de Jesús Navarro
De Luna Publishing Co.
Banda Arkangel R-15
Luna Music

Cuando Acaba El Placer
Ignacio Maño Guillén (SGAE)
Chico Roque (UBC)
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Tonny Tún Tún
Caiman Records

Da La Vuelta
Emilio Estefan, Jr.
Kike Santander
Foreign Imported Productions and Publishing, Inc.
Marc Anthony
Sony Discos

De Tin Marín
Mario Quintero
Más Flamingo Music
Los Tucanes de Tijuana
EMI Latin

Déjame Vivir
Jesús Armenta Minjarez
Zomba Silver Sands Enterprises, Inc.
Los Rieleros del Norte
Fonovisa

Dímelo
Robert Dee Blades
Angie Chirino
Cory Rooney
Cori Tiffani Publishing
Sony/ATV Songs LLC
Marc Anthony
Sony Discos

?Dónde Está El Amor?
Randy Barlow
Robert Dee Blades
Foreign Imported Productions and Publishing, Inc.
Charlie Zaa
Sonolux USA

El Amigo Que Se Fue
Miguel Mendoza
SER-CA Publishing, Inc.
Intocable
EMI Latin

El Anillo Grabado
Rubén Méndez del Castillo (SACM)
peermusic
Tiranos del Norte
Sony Discos

El Niágara En Bicicleta
Juan Luis Guerra
Redomi Music, Inc.
Juan Luis Guerra 440
Karen Records

Enamorado De Ti
Martha Cancel
Ray Contreras
Dustelli Music
Racy Music
Frankie Negrón
WEA Latina

Falsas Ilusiones
Mario Flores
Gar Mex Music
Los Huracanes del Norte
Fonovisa

Fuiste Mala
Cruz Martínez
A.B. Quintanilla III
Ricky Vela
CKJOINTZ Music
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Lone Iguana Music
Phat Kat Groove, Inc.
A.B. Quintanilla y Los Kumbia Kings
EMI Latin

Ingratos Ojos Míos
José Bruno Villarreal Martínez (SACM)
Mateo San Martin Agency, Inc.
Banda Machos
WEA Latina

La Moraleja
Javier Rivera
Fonohits Music Publishing, Inc.
Los Rieleros del Norte
Fonovisa

Las Heladas
Mario Quintero
Más Flamingo Music
Los Tucanes de Tijuana
EMI Latin

Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of . . .)
Lou Bega (GEMA)
Christian Pletschacher (GEMA)
Pérez Prado
peermusic
Lou Bega
BMG Records

Me Haces Mucha Falta
Mario Quintero
Más Flamingo Music
Los Tucanes de Tijuana
EMI Latin

Mi PC
Juan Luis Guerra
Redomi Music, Inc.
Juan Luis Guerra 440
Karen Records

Mi Vida Sin Tu Amor
Kike Santander
Foreign Imported Productions and Publishing, Inc.
Christian Castro
BMG US Latin

Mil Gracias
Ernesto Solano
Ernesto’s Musical
Banda Maguey
BMG US Latin

Morir De Amor
Ramón González Mora
Seg-Son Music, Inc.
Conjunto Primavera
Fonovisa

Muy Dentro De Mí
Robert Dee Blades
Alberto Gaitán
Cory Rooney
Cori Tiffani Publishing
Sony/ATV Songs LLC
Marc Anthony
Sony Discos

Necesito Decirte
(2nd Award)

Ramón González Mora
Seg-Son Music, Inc.
Conjunto Primavera
Fonovisa

No Creo
Luis Fernando Ochoa
Shakira
Foreign Imported Productions and Publishing, Inc.
Sonido Azulado
Sony/ATV Latin Music Publishing LLC
Shakira
Sony Latin

No Le Ruegues
Jesús Armenta Minjarez
Máximo Aguirre Music Publishing Co.
Conjunto Primavera

Fonovisa

No Me Dejes De Querer
Robert Dee Blades
Emilio Estefan, Jr.
Gloria Estefan
Foreign Imported Productions and Publishing, Inc.
Gloria Estefan
Sony Discos

No Me Digas Que Ya Te Vas
Luis Gerardo Padilla Riojas (SACM)
SER-CA Publishing, Inc.
Pesado
WEA Latina

Para Que No Me Olvides
Rafael Gil Domínguez (SGAE)
EMI-Beechwood Music Corporation
Los Yonic’s
Fonovisa

Pena Tras Pena
Eva Torres
De Luna Publishing Co.
Banda El Recodo
Fonovisa

Píntame
Elvis Crespo
CD Elvis Publishing
Sony/ATV Latin Music Publishing LLC
Elvis Crespo
Sony Latin

Quémame Los Ojos
José Roberto Martínez
Marfre Music
Ramón Ayala y Sus Bravos del Norte
Freddie Records

Quiéreme
Randy Barlow
Angie Chirino
Foreign Imported Productions and Publishing, Inc.
Alejandro Fernández
Sony Discos

Si He Sabido Amor
Humberto Estrada Olivas (SACM)
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Alejandro Fernández
Sony Discos

Sol, Arena Y Mar
Francisco Loyo
Salo Loyo
Luis Miguel
Arturo Pérez Figueroa
LM Voice Songs
Sony/ATV Latin Music Publishing LLC
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Luis Miguel
WEA Latina

Sólo Una Patada
Ramón Ayala
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Ramón Ayala y Sus Bravos del Norte
Freddie Records

Soñador Eterno
Luis Gerardo Padilla Riojas (SACM)
SER-CA Publishing, Inc.
Intocable
EMI Latin

Te Quejas De Quererme
José Hernández
José Alfredo Jiménez Gálvez (SACM)
Cielito Publishing
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Banda El Recodo
Fonovisa

Te Quiero Mucho
José González Pérez (SACM)
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Los Rieleros del Norte
Fonovisa

Te Supliqué Muchas Veces
José de Jesús Navarro
De Luna Publishing Co.
Banda Arkangel R-15
Luna Music

Tiemblo
Elvis Crespo
CD Elvis Publishing
Sony/ATV Latin Music Publishing LLC
Elvis Crespo
Sony Latin

Total Ya Se Fue
Francisco Javier Ríos García
SER-CA Publishing, Inc.
Los Invasores de Nuevo León
EMI Latin

Tus Reproches
Blanca Alicia Corpus Charles
Oscar Luis López Carmona
Golden Huina Publishing Company, Inc.
Promosongs International
Los Sementales de Nuevo León
Luna Music

Volver A Amar
Kike Santander
Foreign Imported Productions and Publishing, Inc.
Christian Castro
BMG US Latin

Ya Estoy Cansado
Luis Gerardo Padilla Riojas (SACM)
SER-CA Publishing, Inc.
Intocable
EMI Latin

Yo Sé Que Te Acordarás
Javier Manríquez Mendoza (SACM)
LGA Music Publishing
Banda El Recodo
Fonovisa

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Award Songwriter(s) (Foreign performing rights society affiliation)
Award Publisher(s)
Artist
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