BMI is exceptionally proud of its Latin affiliates honored last week at the 2017 La Musa Awards at the James L. Knight Center in Miami, FL. Hosted by actor Jaime Camil, the fifth annual ceremony celebrated the induction of songwriters Martin Urieta (SACM) and Camilo Sesto (SGAE), whose music BMI licenses in the United States, into the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Additionally, the organization gave special recognition to a selection of BMI songwriters. Wisin earned the Victory Award, while Luis Fonsi earned the IHeartRadio Song of the Year Award for his massive hit, “Despacito.” Afo Verde was awarded the Premio Pioneer Desi Arnaz Award, and Ralph Peer was honored with the Premio Editores Award. Other major highlights of the evening included BMI Vice President, Creative, Latin Music, Delia Orjuela presented Mexican songwriter Horacio Palencia with the prestigious Premio Conquistador honor, and the distinguished Song of All Time accolade being awarded to “La Bamba” by legendary BMI songwriter Richie Valens.
BMI congratulates its songwriters and composers on their recognition at the gala evening of music and celebration.