BMI to Celebrate 11th Annual Latin Awards in Puerto Rico

Posted in News on November 19, 2003
BMI has announced that the music performing rights organization's 11th annual Latin Awards will be held March 16, 2004 at the Ritz Carlton in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The awards recognize the songwriters and publishers of the most played Latin songs on U.S. radio and television from the company's Latin repertoire for a one year period. The Song of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and Publisher of the Year will be announced during the evening. Previous winners include Los Tigres del Norte, Elvis Crespo, Estéfano, Shakira, Emilio Estefan, Juanes, Luis Miguel, Juan Luis Guerra and Lupillo Rivera, to name a few.

According to Diane J. Almodovar, Assistant VP of Latin Music at BMI: "We are very pleased to bring BMI's premiere Latin music event for the first time to San Juan. When we created the awards 11 years ago, we intended to bring them to each of the major Latin markets. San Juan is certainly one of the most important."

The black-tie, invitation-only awards ceremony has previously been staged in Los Angeles, Miami and San Antonio.