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BMI Celebrates the Power of Latin Radio at Monitor Latino Convention

Posted in News on August 28, 2008

BMI celebrated the success of its songwriters on Latin radio at the second annual RadioNotas.com and Monitor Latino conference in Los Angeles recently. BMI was a sponsor of the conference, which brought together Latin radio programmers from across the U.S. and Mexico with executives from the Latin music industry to discuss the future direction of the Latin music business.

At the conference, BMI presented a certificate of recognition to Adolfo and Omar Valenzuela (also known as “The Twiins”) for their influential work as producers in the Regional Mexican genre of music. BMI also sponsored a demo critique, moderated by BMI Assistant Vice President of Latin Music Delia Orjuela and Director of Latin Writer/Publisher Relations and Media Licensing, Joey Mercado. BMI Associate Director, Latin Music, Marissa Lopez also spoke on the digital music panel, “La Revolucion Digital Para Llenar Tu Bolsillo.”

The conference celebrated the success and influence of many of BMI’s songwriters, including members of Los Buitres, members of Tierra Cali and singer/songwriter Yolanda Perez.

Latin Radio Img 0177 (from L to R) BMI’s Joey Mercado; Adolfo Valenzuela (songwriter/producer); BMI’s Delia Orjuela; Omar Valenzuela (songwriter/producer) and BMI’s Marissa Lopez.
Latin Radio Img 0175 (from L to R) Jesus Eulogio Soza Felix (Los Buitres); BMI’s Marissa Lopez; Eduardo Sanchez Reyes (Los Buitres); BMI’s Delia Orjuela; Juan Carlos Ochoa Reyes (Los Buitres); Luis Gerardo Sanchez Reyez (Los Buitres); and BMI’s Joey Mercado.
Latin Radio Img 0164 BMI’s Marissa Lopez; Yolanda Perez; and BMI’s Joey Mercado.
Latin Radio Img 0170 Homero Patron (Songwriter/Producer); BMI’s Marissa Lopez; Yvonne Gomez (Creative Director, Peermusic); BMI’s Joey Mercado; Juan Carlos Hidalgo (President, Monitor Latino); BMI’s Delia Orjuela; Omar Valenzuela (Songwriter/Producer) and Nelson Medoza (Label Manager, Fonovisa).
Latin Radio Img 0590 BMI’s Joey Mercado; Nelson Mendoza (Fonovisa), Yvonne Gomez (peermusic); Omar Valenzuela (producer/songwriter); Bruno Danzza (Songwriter); Adolfo Valenzuela (producer/songwriter); BMI’s Delia Orjuela; Salvador Homero Campos (Bustos Media). Front row: Homero Patron (Producer/Songwriter) and BMI’s Marissa Lopez.
Latin Radio Img 0162 BMI’s Marissa Lopez; Humberto Plancarte (Tierra Cali) and BMI’s Joey Mercado.
Latin Radio Digital Panel At Monitor Latino 08 BMI’s Marissa Lopez; recording artist Gabby Villanueva; Val Valdez (Avatar Digi); Angela Sanchez (Sr. Director of Direct Marketing/Digital, Universal Music Group); Peggy Dold (former VP at Univision Records) and Javier Farfan (Latino Marketing Director, Zune).