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BMI Honors Top Latin Songwriters, Publishers at 9th Annual Awards Ceremony

Posted in News on May 7, 2002

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BMI presented its 9th Annual Latin Awards on May 8 with top honors going to songwriter/producer Estéfano, “Enséñame A Olvidarte,” and publisher Sony/ATV Latin Music Publishing LLC. The black-tie ceremony, hosted by BMI President and CEO Frances W. Preston and Assistant Vice President of Latin Music Diane J. Almodovar, honored the top writers and publishers of the most performed Latin songs on U.S. radio and television at a 400-plus person gala dinner at the Diplomat Hotel & Resort in Hollywood, Florida. The event coincided with the Billboard Latin Music Conference, which runs until May 9 at the nearby Eden Roc Resort in Miami.


Estefano
Songwriter of the Year

Luis Gerardo Padilla Riojas
Song of the Year

Writer/producer Estéfano was named Latin Songwriter of the Year for the second time by placing the most songs on the most performed list. The four songs are: “El Ultimo Adiós” and “Y Yo Sigo Aquí” by Paulina Rubio, “Ni Una Lágrima Más” by Noelia, and “Yo Te Amo” by Chayanne. In 2000, he shared the Songwriter of the Year title with Marco Antonio Pérez, Mario Quintero, Kike Santander and Shakira.


Repeat BMI Latin Songwriter of the Year Estéfano, BMI President and CEO Frances W. Preston, BMI Award Winner Juanes, and Sony/ATV Latin Music Publishing's Richard Rowe.

“Enséñame A Olvidarte” (“Teach Me How to Forget You”), written by Luis Gerardo Padilla Riojas and published by SER-CA Publishing, Inc., earned Song of the Year accolades as the most performed song in the BMI Latin catalog. The Tex-Mex hit, recorded by Tejano/Norteño fusion band Intocable, spent several weeks in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart.


BMI President and CEO Frances W. Preston and BMI Award Winner Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees.

BMI Award Winning Songwriters Lupillo Rivera and Juanes.

BMI's Del Bryant, Ramon Gonzalez Mora, Marco Antonio Perez

Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC was named Publisher of the Year with eight songs on the most performed list, including all four of Estéfano award winning songs.


Juanes, Certificate of Achievement recipient

Kike Santander, multiple award winner

Mario Quintero, multiple award winner

A special highlight of the gala evening included a special Certificate of Achievement presentation to Colombian recording artist Juanes in recognition of his contributions to the evolution and worldwide success of Latin music. The BMI-affiliated songwriter won three Latin Grammys last year out of an impressive seven nominations.


Eduardo Garcia, Diego Montalvo, BMI's Diane Almodovar, BMI President and CEO Frances W. Preston, Jesus Melendez, BMI's Del Bryant

Other multiple award-winning songwriters included three-time Songwriter of the Year Kike Santander with three songs on the most performed list, and Armando Manzanero Canche (SACM) and 2000 Songwriter of the Year Mario Quintero with two songs each. Publishers earning two or more Citations of Achievement were Foreign Imported Productions and Publishing, Inc., peermusic, and World Deep Music Publishing Corporation (4); EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc. and SER-CA Publishing, Inc. (3); and D’Nico International, Editora Arpa Musical, El Conquistador Music Publishing, Elzaz Music Co., Más Flamingo Music and Tigres del Norte Ediciones Musicales (2).

High-resolution photos of the 2002 BMI Latin Awards will be available for downloading at press.bmi.com.


Juanes, Barry Gibb, Estéfano


BMI's Diane Almodovar, Nestor Rodriguez, Patricia Chavez, BMI President and CEO Frances W. Preston, Martin Buenrostro


Jorge Reynoso, Pilar Montenegro, Kike Santander


Juan Marquez, Richard Rowe, Estéfano, Carmen Alfanno, BMI's Diane Almodovar, BMI President and CEO Frances W. Preston, Marcello Azevedo, Ivan Alvarez, Oscar Rodriguez, BMI's Del Bryant

Below is the complete list of 2002 BMI Latin Awards winners:

Aquí
Aldo Nova (SOCAN)
Aldo Nova, Inc. (SOCAN)
La Ley
WEA Latina

Azul
Kike Santander
Foreign Imported Productions
and Publishing, Inc.
Cristian Castro
BMG US Latin

Carita De Sol
Leyda E. Colón
Música Peregrina
Tony Vega
Sony Discos, Inc.

Como Tú Me Quiere A Mi
Javier Bermúdez
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Katiana Music Publishing
Limi-T 21
EMI Latin

De Paisano A Paisano
Enrique M. Valencia
Tigres Del Norte Ediciones Musicales
Los Tigres Del Norte
Fonovisa, Inc.

Deja
Jesús Ariel Barreras Soto (SACM)
Editora Arpa Musical
Banda El Recodo
Fonovisa, Inc.

Desde Que No Estás
Enrique A. García
Maracas Music Publishing
Rey Ruiz
Bohemia Records

Dime, Dime, Dime
Oscar Ochoa D.
Elzaz Music Co.
Conjunto Primavera
Fonovisa, Inc.

Dormir Contigo
Armando Manzanero Canche (SACM)
D'Nico International
Luis Miguel
WEA Latina

El Amor Soñado
Mario Quintero
Más Flamingo Music
Los Tucanes De Tijuana
Universal Music Latino

El Coyote
José "Pepe" Garza
Editora Arpa Musical
Oro Norteño
Platino Records

El Ultimo Adiós
Estefano
Sony/ATV Latin Music Publishing LLC
World Deep Music Publishing Corporation
Paulina Rubio
Universal Music Latino

En Cada Gota De Mi Sangre
José de Jesús Pinedo Ramos (SACM)
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Conjunto Primavera
Fonovisa, Inc.

Engañada
Aníbal Pastor (SACM)
Promosongs International
Ana Bárbara
Fonovisa, Inc.

Enséñame A Olvidarte
Luis Gerardo Padilla Riojas
SER-CA Publishing, Inc.
Intocable
EMI Latin

Esclavo Y Amo
José Vaca Flores (SACM)
El Conquistador Music Publishing
Pepe Aguilar
Musart

Fíjate Bien
Juanes
Gross Potential Music
peermusic
Juanes
Universal Music Latino

Fuerte No Soy
Ricardo Javier Muñóz
Marco Antonio Pérez
SER-CA Publishing, Inc.
Intocable
EMI Latin

Júrame
Kike Santander
Foreign Imported Productions
and Publishing, Inc.
Gisselle
BMG US Latin

La Bikina
Rubén Fuentes Gasson (SACM)
peermusic
Luis Miguel
WEA Latina

La Ladrona
Graciela Beatriz Carballo (SADAIC)
Amanda Miguel
Diego Verdaguer
Bright Morning Music
Diam Entertainment, Inc.
Ilegales
BMG US Latin

La Suburban Rosita
José Sosa Murguía
Fonohits Music Publishing, Inc.
Banda La Tunera
Líderes

Lobo Herido
Armando Manzanero Canche (SACM)
D'Nico International
Vicente Fernández
Sony Discos, Inc.

Me Declaro Culpable
Jesús Meléndez
Arabara Publishing
Tigres Del Norte Ediciones Musicales
Los Tigres Del Norte
Fonovisa, Inc.

Me Gusta Vivir De Noche
Mario Quintero
Más Flamingo Music
Los Tucanes De Tijuana
Universal Music Latino

Ni Que Valieras Tanto
Martín Buenrostro Hernández
Máximo Aguirre Music Publishing Co.
El Poder Del Norte
DISA

Ni Una Lágrima Más
Marcello Azevedo
Estefano
Sony/ATV Latin Music Publishing LLC
Universal-Música Unica Publishing
World Deep Music Publishing Corporation
YKM Music Publishing
Noelia
Fonovisa, Inc.

No Te Podías Quedar
Ramón González Mora
Seg-Son Music, Inc.
Conjunto Primavera
Fonovisa, Inc.

Ojos Así
Pablo Flores
Javier Garza
Shakira
Foreign Imported Productions
and Publishing, Inc.
Sony/ATV Latin Music Publishing LLC
Shakira
Sony Discos, Inc.

Otra Vez A La Cantina
Jorge Alejandro Knott
Elzaz Music Co.
Jandros Music
Michael Salgado
Joey Records

¿Pa' Qué Te Casabas, Juan?
Martín Ruvalcaba
Gar Mex Music
Los Huracanes Del Norte
Fonovisa, Inc.

Pégame Tu Vicio
Elvis Samuel
Cibao Music Company
Eddy Herrera
J & N Records

Por El Caminito
Tonny Tún Tún
Sony/ATV Latin Music Publishing LLC
Elvis Crespo
Sony Discos, Inc.

Prisión De Amor
Teodoro Bello Jaimes (SACM)
Jam Entertainment, Inc.
Los Tigres Del Norte
Fonovisa, Inc.

¿Qué Me Vas A Dar?
Ramón Ortega Contreras (SACM)
Alfonso García Santillana (SACM)
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
La Arrolladora Banda El Limón
Sony Discos, Inc.

Qué Poca
Luis Elizalde
SER-CA Publishing, Inc.
Los Invasores De Nuevo León
EMI Latin

Quiero
Martha Cancel
Dustelli Music
Jerry Rivera
BMG US Latin

Se Fue Mi Amor
Pete Astudillo
Luigi Giraldo
A.B. Quintanilla III
A Q Three Music
DHG Music
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Peace Rock Publishing
A.B. Quintanilla y Los Kumbia Kings
EMI Latin

Si Estuviera En Mis Manos
Carlos Núñez Montoro (SACM)
El Conquistador Music Publishing
José Guadalupe Esparza
Fonovisa, Inc.

Si Te Vas
Kike Santander
Foreign Imported Productions
and Publishing, Inc.
Alejandro Fernández
Sony Discos, Inc.

Sin Tu Amor
Don Harris
Dewey Steven Terry
Sony/ATV Songs LLC
Pedro Fernández
Universal Music Latino

Te Quiero Mucho
Lorenzo Antonio
Tiny Morrie Sánchez
Striking Music Co.
Sparx
Fonovisa, Inc.

Te Quise Olvidar
Yasmil Marrufo
Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc.
MDO
Sony Discos, Inc.

Tú Y Las Nubes
José Alfredo Jiménez Sandoval (SACM)
peermusic
Lupillo Rivera
Sony Discos, Inc.

Ven A Mi
Barry Gibb
Maurice Gibb
Robin Gibb
Gibb Brothers Music
Oscar de la Hoya
EMI Latin

Y
Mario de Jesús (SACM)
peermusic
Luis Miguel
WEA Latina

Y Llegaste Tú
Noé Hernández
LGA Music Publishing
Banda El Recodo
Fonovisa, Inc.

Y Yo Sigo Aquí
Estefano
Sony/ATV Latin Music Publishing LLC
World Deep Music Publishing Corporation
Paulina Rubio
Universal Music Latino

Yo Te Amo
Estefano
Sony/ATV Latin Music Publishing LLC
World Deep Music Publishing Corporation
Chayanne
Sony Discos, Inc.

Yo Te Confieso
Elvis Crespo
Luis Angel "Pito" Cruz
CD Elvis Publishing
Sony/ATV Latin Music Publishing LLC
Anthony
Sony Discos, Inc.