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BMI Songwriters and Publishers Win Big at 12th Annual Latin Awards in Las Vegas

Posted in News on April 21, 2005
Ceremony Highlighted by Special Tribute to BMI Icon Carlos Santana

Performing rights organization BMI presented its 12th Annual Latin Awards last night (4/21) with top honors going to Emilio Estefan and Estéfano as Songwriters of the Year, "Fotografía" by Juanes as Song of the Year, and SER-CA Publishing, Inc. as Publisher of the Year. The black-tie ceremony, hosted by BMI President & CEO Del Bryant and Assistant Vice President of Latin Music Diane J. Almodovar, recognized the writers and publishers of the past year's most performed Latin songs on US radio and television. The invitation-only gala was held for the first time in Las Vegas at the Four Seasons Hotel and featured a special tribute to BMI Icon Carlos Santana.

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Multiple Grammy winning songwriter/producer Emilio Estefan and six-time BMI Latin Songwriter of the Year Estéfano shared the Songwriter crown this year by placing three titles each on the most performed list of 50.

Carlos SantanaEmilio Estefan

Emilio Estefan's award-winning tracks included Cristian Castro's "No Hace Falta," Shalim's "Se Me Olvidé Tu Nombre," and Victor Manuelle's "Tengo Ganas." As head of Estefan Enterprises, which includes music publishing, music and movie production, several restaurants and managing the career of his superstar wife Gloria Estefan, the Cuban-born entrepreneur is best known as founding member and leader of groundbreaking crossover group the Miami Sound Machine.

EstéfanoJuanes

Estéfano accepted his sixth BMI Latin Songwriter of the Year Crystal for his award-winning songs "Ahora Quién" by Marc Anthony, "Quitémonos La Ropa" by NG², and "Y Todo Queda En Nada" by Ricky Martin. He also won the top honor in 1995, 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2004. Born in Colombia, the multitalented songwriter, artist and producer got his start in Miami in the early 90s and has written hits for Julio Iglesias, Thalía, Gloria Estefan, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Chayanne, Paulina Rubio and many others.

"Fotografía," written, published and performed by Colombian rocker Juanes (featuring Nelly Furtado) and co-published by peermusic III ltd., was named BMI Latin Song of the Year for tallying the most US radio and television performances. The international hit is from the nine-time Latin Grammy winner's multiplatinum CD, Un Dia Normal, which has garnered more awards than any other Latin album in history. Juanes, who now has a total of seven BMI awards, was recently named one of Time magazine's "100 Most Influential People in the World."

SER-CA Publishing, Inc. was named Publisher of the Year, boasting six titles on the Latin song list, including three by Norteño/Tejano fusion band Intocable. The honor is given to the publisher with the highest percentage of ownership of songs on the most performed list. Founded 40 years ago in Monterrey, Mexico, by Don Servando Cano, the company focuses on Regional Mexican artists like Ramon Ayala, Cornelio Reyna, Bronco El Gigante de America, Grupo Pesado, Duelo and Los Invasores de Nuevo Leon, among others.

The gala ceremony also paid tribute to multiple Grammy Award-winning artist Carlos Santana, who was named a BMI Icon for his "unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers." The first songwriter to receive the Icon honor at BMI's Latin Awards, Santana joins a distinguished list of past honorees, including James Brown, Brian Wilson, Dolly Parton, Isaac Hayes and Van Morrison.

The Icon presentation featured a special musical salute with performances by Mana guitarist Sergio Vallin, Conjunto Primavera lead singer Tony Melendez, Jaguares percussionist Leo Muñoz and Latin rock group Ozomatli. From his most recent hits, including 2004 Pop Song of the Year "The Game of Love" (featuring Michelle Branch), "Smooth" (featuring Rob Thomas), and "Why Don't You & I" (featuring Chad Kroeger), to Santana Band classics like "Evil Ways," "Black Magic Woman," and "Oye Como Va," Carlos Santana has been creating a unique fusion of passionate, guitar-powered music for more than 30 years, creatively blending potent rock and roll with blues-driven elements and sensuous Afro-Cuban rhythms.

Double award-winning songwriters included Ramón González Mora, Juanes, Luis "Louie" Padilla, Archie Peña, A.B. Quintanilla III, Mario Quintero, Kike Santander and José Miguel Velásquez. Publishers earning two or more Citations of Achievement were Sony/ATV Music Publishing (including Sony/ATV Acuff Rose and Sony/ATV Latin Music Publishing LLC); Foreign Imported Productions and Publishing, Inc.; Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.; peermusic (including Peer International Corp. and peermusic III ltd.); Disa Latin Publishing LLC; Kike Santander Music LLC/Santander Songs; World Deep Music Publishing Corporation; EMI Music Publishing (including EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc. and EMI Music Publishing Italia [SIAE]); Iron Tigga Music/King of Bling Music; Nati Publishing; Seg-Son Music, Inc.; Songs of Camaleon; and Universal Music Publishing (including Universal M?sic Italia [SIAE] and Universal-M?sica Unica Publishing).

Another of the evening's highlights included the announcement of the winner of the 2nd annual BMI Foundation/peermusic Latin Scholarship. This year's $5,000 scholarship recipient was 22-year-old Mexican singer/songwriter Manelick de la Parra for his song "Me Toco Amarte." Established by the BMI Foundation and funded by the generosity of the peermusic publishing companies, the scholarship is awarded annually through a competition for original Latin songs and instrumental compositions.


Below is the complete list of 2005 BMI Latin Awards winners:

¿A Dónde Estabas?
José Roberto Martínez
SER-CA Publishing, Inc.
Intocable
EMI Latin


A Fuego Lento
José Luis Arroyave
Santander Songs
Jennifer Peña
Univision Records


Acá Entre Nos
Martín Urieta Solano (SACM)
Mexican Music Copyright, Inc.
Banda El Recodo
Fonovisa Records


Actos De Un Tonto
Ramón González Mora
Seg-Son Music, Inc.
Conjunto Primavera
Fonovisa Records


Ahora Quién
Estéfano
Sony/ATV Latin Music Publishing LLC
World Deep Music Publishing Corporation
Marc Anthony
SONY BMG Music Entertainment


Amor Bésame
Adolfo Urías
Editora Solmar
Adolfo Urías Y Su Lobo Norteño
Fonovisa Records


Amor Descarado
Archie Peña
Mario Quintero
Foreign Imported Productions and Publishing, Inc.
Nuevo Mundo Music, Inc.
Los Tucanes De Tijuana
Universal Music Latino


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


Ay Amor
Norgie Noriega
Noriega Music Publishing
Hector & Tito Featuring Victor Manuelle
VI Music


Casi
Soraya
Yami Music Publishing
Soraya
EMI Latin


Cáusame La Muerte
Juan Meza
Los Compositores Publishing
Tigres Del Norte Ediciones Musicales
Los Tigres Del Norte
Fonovisa Records

Cerca De Ti
Gerina Di Marco
Steve Morales
David Siegel
Thalía
Jumping Bean Songs LLC
Little Deven Music, Inc.
Merchandyze Music
peermusic III ltd.
Sony/ATV Latin Music Publishing LLC
Thaly Songs
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Thalía
EMI Latin


Cómo Pude Enamorarme De Ti
Reyes Lugo Ruíz
Buenavida Music
Patrulla 81
Disa


Cuidarte El Alma
Marc Durandeau
Songs of Castillo Music
Universal-Música Unica Publishing
Chayanne
SONY BMG Music Entertainment


Déjame Volar
Julio
Pancho and Bingo Music
Julio
Warner Music Latina


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


En Los Puritos Huesos
Teófilo Villa
Siempre Music
Arrolladora Banda El Limón
Disa


Eso Duele
Luis "Louie" Padilla
SER-CA Publishing, Inc.
Intocable
EMI Latin


Estoy A Punto
Oswaldo Villarreal
SER-CA Publishing, Inc.
Bronco "El Gigante de América"
Fonovisa Records


Fotografía
Juanes
peermusic III ltd.
Songs of Camaleon
Juanes featuring Nelly Furtado
Surco/Universal Music Latino


Hazme Olvidarla
Alvaro Torres
JAM Entertainment, Inc.
Conjunto Primavera
Fonovisa Records


Hora Enamorada
Elvis Crespo
CD Elvis Publishing
Sony/ATV Latin Music Publishing LLC
Elvis Crespo
Ole Records/Universal Music Latino

Jaleo
José Miguel Velásquez
Nati Publishing
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Ricky Martin
SONY BMG Music Entertainment


Jambalaya (On the Bayou)
Hank Williams
Hiriam Music
Sony/ATV Acuff Rose
K-Paz De La Sierra
Procan/Disa


La Paga
Juanes
peermusic III ltd.
Songs of Camaleon
Juanes
Surco/Universal Music Latino


Lloraré Las Penas
José Miguel Velásquez
Nati Publishing
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
David Bisbal
Universal Music Latino


Lloré Lloré
Alberto Gaitán
Ricardo Gaitán
Foreign Imported Productions and Publishing, Inc.
Víctor Manuelle
SONY BMG Music Entertainment


María Chuchena
Daniel Jiménez Brenes (SACM)
Peer International Corp.
Los Razos De Sacramento y Reynaldo
RCA International


Más Terco Que Una Mula
Jesús Iván Cabrera
Disa Latin Publishing LLC
Editora Once Rios Musical
Máximo Aguirre Music Publishing, Inc.
Germán Lizárraga
Disa


Mi Cucú
Sidney Simien
Flat Town Music Company
Sid Sim Publishing Co.
La Onda Featuring Control
EMI Latin


Mi Derrota
Martín Ruvalcaba
Disa Latin Publishing LLC
Beto Y Sus Canarios
Disa


Mi Gente
Luigi Giraldo
Raúl Pacheco, Jr.*
Justin Bernard Porée*
A.B. Quintanilla III
Nir Seroussi
Asdrúbal Sierra*
Jiro Yamaguchi*
DHG Music
King of Bling Music
LinkSer Music
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
A.B. Quintanilla Y Los Kumbia Kings featuring Ozomatli
EMI Latin


No Hace Falta
Randy Barlow
Emilio Estefan, Jr.
Nicolas Tovar*
Foreign Imported Productions and Publishing, Inc.
Cristian
SONY BMG Music Entertainment


No Hay Manera
Francisco Gomez
Sergio Gomez
Aggressive Beats Publishing
Akwid
Univision Records

No Podrás
Kike Santander
Kike Santander Music LLC
Chon Arauza Y La Furia Colombiana
Disa


Que Te Ruegue Quien Te Quiera
Oscar Alvarez
LGA Music Publishing
Banda El Recodo
Fonovisa Records


Quiero Perderme En Tu Cuerpo
Kike Santander
Kike Santander Music LLC
David Bisbal
Universal Music Latino


Quitémonos La Ropa
Estéfano
Sony/ATV Latin Music Publishing LLC
World Deep Music Publishing Corporation
NG2
SONY BMG Music Entertainment


Ríe Y Llora
Fernando Osorio
Fernando Osorio Songs
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Celia Cruz
SONY BMG Music Entertainment


Se Me Olvidó Tu Nombre
Emilio Estefan, Jr.
Archie Peña
Foreign Imported Productions and Publishing, Inc.
Shalim
SONY BMG Music Entertainment


Serán Sus Ojos
Omar Trinidad Vela
Fonohits Music Publishing, Inc.
Adolfo Urías Y Su Lobo Norteño
Fonovisa Records


Soy Así
Cruz Martínez
A.B. Quintanilla III
José Alejandro Salinas
CKJointz Music
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Ensign Music Corporation
Iron Tigga Music
SER-CA Publishing, Inc.
Límite
Universal Music Latino


Soy Un Novato
Luis "Louie" Padilla
SER-CA Publishing, Inc.
Intocable
EMI Latin


Te Metiste En Mi Cama
Flor Ivone Quezada Lozano
Disa Latin Publishing LLC
Palomo
Disa


Te Necesito
Juan Luis Guerra Seijas
Luis Miguel
Warner Music Latina


Tengo Ganas
Emilio Estefan, Jr.
Foreign Imported Productions and Publishing, Inc.
Víctor Manuelle
SONY BMG Music Entertainment


Una Emoción Para Siempre
Adelio Cogliati (SIAE)
Maurizio Fabrizio (SIAE)
Claudio Guidetti (SIAE)
Martin Ortiz Milagrosa (SIAE)
Eros Ramazzotti (SIAE)
EMI Music Publishing Italia (SIAE)
EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc.
Universal Músic Italia (SIAE)
Universal-Música Unica Publishing
Eros Ramazzotti
RCA International


Y Cómo Quieres Que Te Quiera
Alberto Gómez Rascón
SER-CA Publishing, Inc.
Fabián Gómez
SONY BMG Music Entertainment


Y Todo Queda En Nada
Estéfano
Sony/ATV Latin Music Publishing LLC
World Deep Music Publishing Corporation
Ricky Martin
SONY BMG Music Entertainment


Ya No Es Igual
Frankie J
Jaime Gálvez
627 Muzik, Inc.
Logictone Music, Inc.
Frankie J
Columbia/SONY


*BMI affiliate; non-licensed share