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Estéfano Holds on to Songwriter Crown at 11th Annual BMI Latin Awards in Puerto Rico

Posted in News on March 15, 2004

'Perdóname Mi Amor' Tops Song List; World Deep Music Named Publisher of the Year

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BMI presented its 11th Annual Latin Awards on March 16 with top honors going to songwriter/producer Estéfano, his publishing company World Deep Music Publishing Corporation and the Conjunto Primavera hit "Perdóname Mi Amor" written by Ramón González Mora. The black-tie ceremony, hosted by BMI President and CEO Frances W. Preston, Executive Vice President Del Bryant, 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 the Ritz Carlton San Juan Hotel, Spa and Casino. This is the first time the performing rights organization has held its Latin Awards in Puerto Rico.

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Pictured on stage are BMI Executive Vice President Del Bryant, Ramón Gonzáles Mora, BMI President & CEO Frances Preston, Estéfano, BMI Assistant Vice President Diane Almodovar, and BMI Senior Vice President Phil Graham.

Songwriter/producer Estéfano, who has earned the prestigious title for the last three years in a row, was named BMI Latin Songwriter of the Year once again by placing the most songs on the list of 50, including "Es Por Amor" by Alexandre Pires, "Herida Mortal" and "Vuela Muy Alto" both by Jerry Rivera, "Márchate" by Gisselle and "No Me Enseñaste" by Thalía. He also shared the Songwriter of the Year crown with Marco Antonio Pérez, Mario Quintero, Kike Santander and Shakira at the 2000 awards ceremony.


Estéfano

Ramón González Mora

Rafael Hernandez

Also in the spotlight was Estéfano's World Deep Music Publishing Corporation, named Publisher of the Year with all five of his award-winning songs. This distinguished honor is given to the publisher with the highest percentage of ownership of songs on the most performed list.


Juanes

Kike Santander

Teodoro Bello Jaimes

"Perdóname Mi Amor" ("Forgive Me My Love"), written by Ramón González Mora and published by Seg-Son Music, Inc., earned the Song of the Year trophy as the most performed song on the Latin list. A hit for norteño group Conjunto Primavera, the Latin Grammy-nominated song is one of González Mora's many compositions that brought the veteran band stardom some 20 years into their career. This is González Mora's second Song of the Year win; he also wrote another Conjunto Primavera hit, "Morir De Amor," which earned him the title at BMI's 2001 Latin Awards.


Emilio Estefan, Jr.

Lester Mendez

Mario Quintero

A special musical tribute to the late Rafael Hernandez was presented by Cucco Peña featuring renowned artists Andy Montañez, Rafy Escudero, and Chucho Avellanet who performed a medley of Hernandez's most treasured songs. Considered one of the most important composers of Puerto Rican popular music in the 20th century, Hernandez, who died in 1965, left a legacy of more than 3,000 musical compositions, including such classics as "Lamento Borincano," "Silencio," and "Ausencia." Guests were also treated to a taste of traditional Puerto Rican music with performances by Rondalla Típica Orocoveña and Rikaplena.


Jorge Villamizar

Marco A. Godoy

In addition to Estéfano, other multiple award-winning songwriters included Juanes and Kike Santander with three songs each, as well as Teodoro Bello Jaimes (SACM), Emilio Estefan, Jr., Lester Mendez, Mario Quintero and Jorge Villamizar with two songs each on the most performed list. Publishers earning two or more Citations of Achievement were Apollinaire Music; Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc.; Disa Latin Publishing LLC; EMI Music Publishing; Foreign Imported Productions and Publishing, Inc.; Kike Santander Music LLC/Santander Songs; Más Flamingo Music; Mexican Music Copyright, Inc.; peermusic; SER-CA Publishing, Inc.; Songs of Camaleon; Tigres del Norte Ediciones Musicales; Universal Music Publishing Group; and Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.

Another of the evening's highlights included the announcement of the winner of the BMI Foundation/peermusic Latin Scholarship. Hailing from Caracas, Venezuela, 21-year-old Berklee College of Music freshman Marco A. Godoy was named the scholarship's first winner for his instrumental piece entitled "My Latin Feel." Established by the BMI Foundation and funded by the generosity of the peermusic companies, the new $5,000 scholarship will be awarded annually through a competition for original Latin songs and instrumental compositions.


Below is the complete list of 2004 BMI Latin Awards winners:

A DIOS LE PIDO
JUANES
PEERMUSIC
SONGS OF CAMALEON
JUANES
UNIVERSAL MUSIC LATINO

ALUCINADO
IGNACIO BALLESTEROS DIAZ (SGAE)
TIZIANO FERRO (SIAE)
EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING, ITALIA (SIAE)
EMI-BLACKWOOD MUSIC, INC.
NISA EDICIONI MUSICALI (SIAE)
TIZIANO FERRO
EMI LATIN

AY! BUENO
EMILIO ESTEFAN, JR.
ALBERTO GAITAN
RICARDO GAITAN
FOREIGN IMPORTED PRODUCTIONS AND PUBLISHING, INC.
FERNANDO VILLALONA FEATURING JON SECADA
SONY DISCOS

AY, PAPACITO!
A.B. QUINTANILLA III
EMI-BLACKWOOD MUSIC, INC.
IRON TIGGA MUSIC
GRUPO LIMITE
UNIVERSAL MUSIC LATINO

BESAME EN LA BOCA
JOSE ALFONSO LORCA GOMEZ (SGAE)
UNIVERSAL-MUSICA UNICA PUBLISHING
ELVIS CRESPO
SONY DISCOS

BORRACHO NACI
FELIPE VALDEZ LEAL (SACM)
PEERMUSIC
LUPILLO RIVERA
SONY DISCOS
CAPRICHO MALDITO
JOSE "PEPE" GARZA
EDITORA ARPA MUSICAL
LOS RIELEROS DEL NORTE
FONOVISA

CARALUNA
JORGE VILLAMIZAR
WARNER-TAMERLANE PUBLISHING CORP.
BACILOS
WARNER MUSIC LATINA

CLAVAME TU AMOR
JOSE LUIS ARROYAVE
ENSIGN MUSIC CORPORATION
SANTANDER SONGS
NOELIA
FONOVISA

CON ELLA
KIKE SANTANDER
FOREIGN IMPORTED PRODUCTIONS AND PUBLISHING, INC.
CRISTIAN CASTRO
BMG US LATIN

CORAZON CHIQUITO
ISRAEL URIAS
ELZAZ MUSIC CO.
ADOLFO URIAS Y SU LOBO NORTEÑO
PLATINO RECORDS

DONDE VAYAS
MARIO ALBERTO GALLEGOS IBARRA (SACM)
DISA LATIN PUBLISHING LLC
GERMAN LIZARRAGA Y SU BANDA ESTRELLAS DE SINALOA
DISA

ENTRE EL DELIRIO Y LA LOCURA
KIKE SANTANDER
KIKE SANTANDER MUSIC LLC
JENNIFER PEÑA
UNIVISION RECORDS

ES POR AMOR
ESTEFANO
WORLD DEEP MUSIC PUBLISHING CORPORATION
ALEXANDRE PIRES
BMG US LATIN

ES POR TI
JUANES
PEERMUSIC
SONGS OF CAMALEON
JUANES
UNIVERSAL MUSIC LATINO

ESTOY SUFRIENDO
GERMAN LIZARRAGA LIZARRAGA (SACM)
EDIMAL USA LLC
GERMAN LIZARRAGA Y SU BANDA ESTRELLAS DE SINALOA
DISA

HERIDA MORTAL
ESTEFANO
WORLD DEEP MUSIC PUBLISHING CORPORATION
JERRY RIVERA
RCA INTERNATIONAL

JUGO A LA VIDA
MARIO QUINTERO
MAS FLAMINGO MUSIC
LOS TUCANES DE TIJUANA
UNIVERSAL MUSIC LATINO

KILOMETROS
LEONEL GARCIA N. (SACM)
PEERMUSIC
SIN BANDERA
SONY DISCOS

LA CHICA SEXY
MARIO QUINTERO
MAS FLAMINGO MUSIC
LOS TUCANES DE TIJUANA
UNIVERSAL MUSIC LATINO

LA REINA DEL SUR
TEODORO BELLO JAIMES (SACM)
MEXICAN MUSIC COPYRIGHT, INC.
TIGRES DEL NORTE EDICIONES MUSICALES
LOS TIGRES DEL NORTE
FONOVISA

LAS VIAS DEL AMOR
NOE HERNANDEZ
ALFONSO LIZARRAGA
JOEL DAVID LIZARRAGA
LGA MUSIC PUBLISHING
BANDA EL RECODO
FONOVISA

LOS DEMAS
JULIO IGLESIAS, JR.
ELSTEN TORRES
PANCHO AND BINGO MUSIC
WARNER-TAMERLANE PUBLISHING CORP.
JULIO
WARNER MUSIC LATINA

MALA GENTE
JUANES
PEERMUSIC
SONGS OF CAMALEON
JUANES
UNIVERSAL MUSIC LATINO

MARCHATE
ESTEFANO
WORLD DEEP MUSIC PUBLISHING CORPORATION
GISSELLE
BMG US LATIN

ME FALTA VALOR
TEODORO BELLO JAIMES (SACM)
LA CALACAVERA PUBLISHING
MEXICAN MUSIC COPYRIGHT, INC.
PEPE AGUILAR
UNIVISION RECORDS

MI PRIMER MILLON
JORGE VILLAMIZAR
WARNER-TAMERLANE PUBLISHING CORP.
BACILOS
WARNER MUSIC LATINA

MI SOLDADO
ENRIQUE M. VALENCIA
TIGRES DEL NORTE EDICIONES MUSICALES
LOS TIGRES DEL NORTE
FONOVISA

MUY A TU MANERA
JOSUE CONTRERAS
RICARDO JAVIER MUÑOZ
SER-CA PUBLISHING, INC.
INTOCABLE
EMI LATIN

NO ME ENSEÑASTE
ESTEFANO
WORLD DEEP MUSIC PUBLISHING CORPORATION
THALIA
EMI LATIN

NO ME SE RAJAR
JOSE CARMEN FRAYLE CASTAÑON (SACM)
EMI-BLACKWOOD MUSIC, INC.
BANDA EL RECODO
FONOVISA

PARA QUE LA VIDA
LESTER MENDEZ
APOLLINAIRE MUSIC
EMI-BLACKWOOD MUSIC, INC.
ENRIQUE IGLESIAS
UNIVERSAL MUSIC LATINO

PERDONAME
ANGEL RAMIRO MATOS
EDITORA DE MUSICA ARM
EMI-BLACKWOOD MUSIC, INC.
LIMI-T 21
EMI LATIN

PERDONAME MI AMOR
RAMON GONZALEZ MORA
SEG-SON MUSIC, INC.
CONJUNTO PRIMAVERA
FONOVISA

POR LAS DAMAS
MANUEL ANTONIO CAMPOS ZAZUETA (SACM)
EMI-BLACKWOOD MUSIC, INC.
CARDENALES DE NUEVO LEON
DISA

POR MAS QUE INTENTO
KIKE SANTANDER
KIKE SANTANDER MUSIC LLC
GILBERTO SANTA ROSA
SONY DISCOS

QUE ME QUEDES TU
LUIS FERNANDO OCHOA
SHAKIRA
ANIWI MUSIC LLC
FOREIGN IMPORTED PRODUCTIONS AND PUBLISHING, INC.
SONIDO AZULADO
SHAKIRA
EPIC RECORDS

QUEDATE CALLADA
GABRIEL FLORES
DISA LATIN PUBLISHING LLC
JORGE LUIS CABRERA
DISA

QUEDO TRISTE EL JACAL
JOSE GUADALUPE MARTINEZ
MARFRE MUSIC
RAMON AYALA Y SUS BRAVOS DEL NORTE
FREDDIE RECORDS

QUIZAS
LESTER MENDEZ
APOLLINAIRE MUSIC
EMI-BLACKWOOD MUSIC, INC.
ENRIQUE IGLESIAS
UNIVERSAL MUSIC LATINO

SE ME SUBE
KARLA APONTE
CESAR LEMOS
CAREERS-BMG MUSIC PUBLISHING, INC.
DUN DUN MUSIC
WARNER-TAMERLANE PUBLISHING CORP.
MANNY MANUEL
UNIVERSAL MUSIC LATINO

SEDUCEME
RAY CONTRERAS
JIMMY GRECO
INDIA
SHIRLEY MARTE
OCEANIC GROOVE MUSIC, INC.
RACY MUSIC
SOUL AZUL MUSIC
TRIBE RHYTHM MUSIC
INDIA
SONY DISCOS

SI TUVIERA QUE ELEGIR
YASMIL MARRUFO
SONGS OF CASTILLO MUSIC
UNIVERSAL-MUSICA UNICA PUBLISHING
RICARDO MONTANER
WARNER MUSIC LATINA

SIN FORTUNA
ANGEL GONZALEZ (SACM)
MOKI MUSIC COMPANY
LUPILLO RIVERA
SONY DISCOS

SUEÑA
LUIS "LOUIE" PADILLA
SER-CA PUBLISHING, INC.
INTOCABLE
EMI LATIN

TE SOLTE LA RIENDA
JOSE ALFREDO JIMENEZ (SACM)
CAREERS-BMG MUSIC PUBLISHING, INC.
LUPILLO RIVERA
SONY DISCOS

TODO MI AMOR
TROY VERGES
MACADOO MUSIC
SONGS OF UNIVERSAL, INC.
PAULINA RUBIO
UNIVERSAL MUSIC LATINO

TRAICION
EMILIO ESTEFAN, JR.
ANTONIO JOAQUIN MARDINI
FOREIGN IMPORTED PRODUCTIONS AND PUBLISHING, INC.
INDIA
SONY DISCOS

VESTIDO BLANCO
JUAN CASAOS (SACM)
JOSE GISELL (SACM)
DISA LATIN PUBLISHING LLC
EL PODER DEL NORTE
DISA

VUELA MUY ALTO
ESTEFANO
WORLD DEEP MUSIC PUBLISHING CORPORATION
JERRY RIVERA
BMG US LATIN