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March 22, 2017

Los Lobos and Top Latin Songwriters Honored at 24th Annual BMI Latin Music Awards

J Balvin, Horacio Palencia, José “Gocho” Torres, Arbise “Motiff” Gonzalez and Sony/ATV Music Publishing Among Honorees at Ceremony in Beverly Hills

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Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), a global leader in music rights management, last night announced the songwriters and publishers of Latin music’s most-performed songs of the past year on U.S. radio and television at the 24th annual BMI Latin Music Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.

Seasoned musical veterans Los Lobos received the BMI Icon Award, recognizing them as one of the most acclaimed American bands of the past four decades. To celebrate, Los Lobos took the audience back in time with a stunning performance of “La Vengaza de los Pelados,” “Teresa,” and “La Bamba.”

Horacio Palencia/Briser Publishing was honored with BMI Regional Mexican Song of the Year for the chart-topping hit “Solo Con Verte.” J Balvin/Universal-Música Unica Publishing received the BMI Contemporary Latin Song of the Year award for his reggaeton megahit “Ginza.” Horacio Palencia was awarded the BMI Regional Mexican Songwriter of the Year for writing four songs that rank among the year’s most performed. José “Gocho” Torres and Arbise “Motiff” Gonzalez both received the BMI Contemporary Latin Songwriter of the Year honors for each penning three of the year’s top ranking tracks. With fourteen songs among the most performed, Sony/ATV Music Publishing secured the honors for the prestigious BMI Latin Publisher of the Year award.

The 24th annual BMI Latin Music Awards were hosted by BMI President and CEO Mike O’Neill and BMI Vice President, Latin Music Delia Orjuela.

For a complete list of 2017 BMI Latin Awards winners, please visit: http://www.bmi.com/news/entry/2017_latin_awards
 
High-resolution photos of awards, performances and video footage can be downloaded here: http://www.epklink.com/bmilatinawards2017/


ABOUT BMI:
Celebrating over 76 years of service to songwriters, composers, music publishers and businesses, Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®) is a global leader in music rights management, serving as an advocate for the value of music. BMI represents the public performance rights in nearly 12 million musical works created and owned by more than 750,000 songwriters, composers, and music publishers. The Company negotiates music license agreements and distributes the fees it generates as royalties to its affiliated writers and publishers when their songs are performed in public. In 1939, BMI created a groundbreaking open-door policy becoming the only performing rights organization to welcome and represent the creators of blues, jazz, country, and American roots music. Today, the musical compositions in BMI’s repertoire, from chart toppers to perennial favorites, span all genres of music and are consistently among the most-performed hits of the year. For additional information and the latest BMI news, visit http://www.bmi.com, follow us on Twitter @BMI or stay connected through Broadcast Music, Inc.‘s Facebook page.


           
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BMI President and Chief Executive Officer Michael O’Neill (2nd from L) and BMI Vice President, Latin Writer-Publisher Relations, Los Angeles Delia Orjuela (3rd from R) pose with honorees (from L) David Hidalgo, Louie Perez, Conrad Lozano, and Steve Berlin of music group Los Lobos at the 24th Annual BMI Latin Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on March 21, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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BMI President and Chief Executive Officer Michael O’Neill (3rd from R) and BMI Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, Latin Music, Los Angeles, Delia Orjuela (R) present the BMI Icon Award to honorees (from L) Louie Perez, Conrad Lozano, Steve Berlin, and David Hidalgo of music group Los Lobos onstage during the 24th Annual BMI Latin Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on March 21, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Songwriter Horacio Palencia, winner of the Regional Mexican Song of the Year award for ‘Solo Con Verte’ and BMI Regional Mexican Songwriter of the Year award, attends the 24th Annual BMI Latin Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on March 21, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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BMI Senior Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations Phillip R. Graham (L), BMI President and Chief Executive Officer Michael O’Neill (4th from L) and BMI Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, Latin Music, Los Angeles, Delia Orjuela (R) pose with representatives of Sony/ATV Music Publishing, recipients of the BMI Latin Publisher of the Year, onstage during the 24th Annual BMI Latin Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on March 21, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Songwriter J Balvin attends the 24th Annual BMI Latin Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on March 21, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Songwriter J Balvin attends the 24th Annual BMI Latin Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on March 21, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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(L-R) BMI Executive Director, Latin Writer/Publisher Relations Joey Mercado, songwriter J Balvin, and BMI Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, Latin Music, Los Angeles, Delia Orjuela attend the 24th Annual BMI Latin Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on March 21, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Songwriter J Balvin (L) and BMI Vice President, Latin Writer-Publisher Relations, Los Angeles Delia Orjuela attend the 24th Annual BMI Latin Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on March 21, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Songwriter J Balvin (L) and BMI Vice President, Latin Writer-Publisher Relations, Los Angeles Delia Orjuela attend the 24th Annual BMI Latin Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on March 21, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Songwriter Miguel Ignacio Mendoza Donatti aka “Nacho” attends the 24th Annual BMI Latin Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on March 21, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Songwriter Mario Quintero (3rd from L) and BMI Vice President, Latin Writer-Publisher Relations, Los Angeles Delia Orjuela (2nd from R) pose with honorees (from L) Louie Perez, David Hidalgo, Conrad Lozano, and Steve Berlin of music group Los Lobos at the 24th Annual BMI Latin Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on March 21, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Songwriter Mario Quintero (C) and honorees (from L) Louie Perez, David Hidalgo, Conrad Lozano, and Steve Berlin of music group Los Lobos attend the 24th Annual BMI Latin Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on March 21, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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(L-R) Honorees David Hidalgo, Louie Perez, Conrad Lozano, and Steve Berlin of music group Los Lobos attend the 24th Annual BMI Latin Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on March 21, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Songwriter Victoria ‘La Mala’ Ortiz (L) and BMI Vice President, Latin Writer-Publisher Relations, Los Angeles Delia Orjuela attend the 24th Annual BMI Latin Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on March 21, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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(L-R) BMI president & CEO Mike O’Neill, songwriter Horacio Palencia, and BMI Vice President, Latin Writer-Publisher Relations, Los Angeles Delia Orjuela attend the 24th Annual BMI Latin Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on March 21, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Songwriter Pepe Garza attends the 24th Annual BMI Latin Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on March 21, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Songwriter Haze attends the 24th Annual BMI Latin Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on March 21, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Songwriter Miguel Ignacio Mendoza Donatti aka “Nacho” attends the 24th Annual BMI Latin Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on March 21, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Songwriter Mario Quintero attends the 24th Annual BMI Latin Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on March 21, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Victoria ‘La Mala’ Ortiz attends the 24th Annual BMI Latin Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on March 21, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Songwriter Jose ‘Gocho’ Torres attends the 24th Annual BMI Latin Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on March 21, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Songwriter Arbise Gonzalez aka ‘Motiff,’ co-winner of the Contemporary Latin Songwriter of the Year, attends the 24th Annual BMI Latin Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on March 21, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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BMI Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, Latin Music, Los Angeles, Delia Orjuela (L) and songwriter Arbise Gonzalez aka ‘Motiff,’ co-winner of the Contemporary Latin Songwriter of the Year, attend the 24th Annual BMI Latin Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on March 21, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Songwriter Mario Quintero poses with awards at the 24th Annual BMI Latin Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on March 21, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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(L-R) Honorees Louie Perez, David Hidalgo, and Steve Berlin of music group Los Lobos, recipients of the BMI Icon Award, perform onstage during the 24th Annual BMI Latin Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on March 21, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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BMI President and Chief Executive Officer Michael O’Neill (3rd from R) and BMI Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, Latin Music, Los Angeles, Delia Orjuela (R) present the BMI Icon Award to honorees (from L) Louie Perez, Conrad Lozano, Steve Berlin, and David Hidalgo of music group Los Lobos onstage during the 24th Annual BMI Latin Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on March 21, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Members of Ballet Folklorico Mexico Azteca - Burbank perform during the 24th Annual BMI Latin Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on March 21, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Songwriter J Balvin accepts the Contemporary Latin Song of the Year award for ‘Ginza’ onstage during the 24th Annual BMI Latin Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on March 21, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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(L-R) BMI President and Chief Executive Officer Michael O’Neill; EVP, Latin Music for Universal Music Group Publishing Alexandra Lioutikoff; VP Latin Music for Universal Music Publishing Group Ana Rosa Santiago; songwriter J Balvin accepts the Contemporary Latin Song of the Year award for ‘Ginza’; BMI Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, Latin Music, Los Angeles, Delia Orjuela; and BMI Senior Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations Phillip R. Graham pose onstage during the 24th Annual BMI Latin Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on March 21, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Songwriter Jose ‘Gocho’ Torres (2nd from R), co-winner of the Contemporary Latin Songwriter of the Year, accepts the award from (from L), Senior Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations Phillip R. Graham, BMI Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, Latin Music, Los Angeles, Delia Orjuela, and BMI President and Chief Executive Officer Michael O’Neill onstage during the 24th Annual BMI Latin Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on March 21, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Honoree David Hidalgo of music group Los Lobos performs onstage during the 24th Annual BMI Latin Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on March 21, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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(L-R) Honorees Conrad Lozano, Louie Perez, David Hidalgo, and Steve Berlin of music group Los Lobos, recipients of the BMI Icon Award, perform onstage during the 24th Annual BMI Latin Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on March 21, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Members of Ballet Folklorico Mexico Azteca - Burbank perform onstage during the 24th Annual BMI Latin Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on March 21, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Songwriter J Balvin accepts the Contemporary Latin Song of the Year award for ‘Ginza’ onstage during the 24th Annual BMI Latin Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on March 21, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Songwriter Jose ‘Gocho’ Torres, co-winner of the Contemporary Latin Songwriter of the Year award, poses with his trophy onstage during the 24th Annual BMI Latin Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on March 21, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Songwriter Horacio Palencia accepts the Regional Mexican Song of the Year award for ‘Solo Con Verte’ onstage during the 24th Annual BMI Latin Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on March 21, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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