Top Latin Songwriters To Collaborate At ASCAP Song Camp With Del Records In Los Angeles September 10-13, 2018

September 7, 2018

Adrián Pieragostino, Daniel Santacruz, Jerry Demara, Héctor Guerrero,

María Fernanda Díaz Juárez, Moisés Arellanes, Yoel Enríquez

Join Forces for Writing Sessions at Del Records

 

NEW YORK, Sept. 7, 2018 - The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) will host a song camp in Los Angeles, September 10 – 13. The camp takes place at Los Del Studios with seven talented ASCAP member songwriters who will join forces for three consecutive days to write songs for regional Mexican recording artists Cheli Madrid, Ulices Chaidez, T3r Elemento, Regulo Caro and Gerardo Ortiz.

Supported in part by The ASCAP Foundation Bart Howard Fund, the camp brings together: 

Adrián Pieragostino is a composer / producer of various musical genres. Born in Caracas, Venezuela of Italian parents, Pieragostino began his career as an artist when he joined the legendary 90s group Los Fantasmas Del Caribe.  During that time, he settled in Mexico where he experienced the music and culture of that country. He has collaborated with artists including Luis Miguel, Cristian Castro, Banda El Recodo and Plebes Del Rancho. Pieragostino has received five Latin Grammy nominations, one Latin Grammy and multiple recognitions from the music industry.

Daniel Santacruz has had one of the most awarded young careers as a songwriter and is also a successful singer in the Bachata and Kizomba genres.  He has collaborated with such stars as Prince Royce, for whom he wrote "La Carretera," "Culpa al Corazón," "Soy El Mismo," "Incondicional" and "Deja Vu," interpreted by Shakira and Royce.  He has also written hits for Reik, Victor Manuelle, Hector Acosta, Toby Love, Monchy y Alexandra and Leslie Grace, among others. Santacruz is the recipient of 12 ASCAP awards and received six Latin Grammy nominations as songwriter and interpreter. This year he received the Soberano “Songwriter of the Year" award in the Dominican Republic for the second year in a row and released his sixth studio album Momentos De Cine.

Jerry Demara is a Mexican singer-songwriter who has captivated fans in the Spanish speaking world.  After singing in the church choir, he fell in love with the guitar at age 16. Eventually he became a member of the renowned group, Los Tiranos del Norte, touring Mexico and the United States.  Demara has written for popular artists such as Alejandra Guzmán, Germán Montero, Original Banda El Limón, Edith Márquez, El Chapo from Sinaloa, La Arrolladora, Gerardo Ortiz and many more. In 2017 he scored the # 1 most played Regional Mexican song on Billboard with "Regresa Hermosa," performed by Gerardo Ortiz. In 2018 he received two ASCAP Latin Music Awards for most Regional Mexican performed songs including "Regresa Hermosa" and "Para Qué Lastimarme." Demara recently began his solo career in May 2018, releasing the 6-song EP Brindemos.

Héctor Guerrero is a 22-year-old composer, born in Culiacán, Sinaloa.  He has been writing professionally for more than five years, and his career reached another level two years ago with his biggest hit "No Te Pido Mucho" interpreted by Alta Consigna. The song debuted at # 1 on Billboard and remained in 2nd place for 22 consecutive weeks. Guerrero also collaborated with the same group for another single, "El Poder de Tu Mirada."  Working with LEGADO 7, another single, "De Periódico Un Gallito," placed in the Top 30. Guerrero went on to collaborate with high profile groups like Enigma Norteño, Revolver Cannabis, Banda Carnaval, Urices Chaidez, Gerardo Ortiz and T3R Elemento, among others. His new project with T3R, “Elemento,” will be released soon.

María Fernanda Díaz Juárez was born in Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico. Her compositions include: "Cicatrices" (Régulo Caro), "Me Está Tirando el Rollo" (Banda los Recoditos), "Tres recuerdos" (Banda los Recoditos), "Vino Tinto" (Banda los Recoditos), "Mírame" (Gerardo Ortiz), "Amor a medias" (Régulo caro) "Ojalá" (El Daza), "Sigue tu vida" (Jesus Mendoza), "Nos Reconciliamos" (Jorge Valenzuela) and many more.

Moisés Arellanes, a composer influenced mostly by norteño music, was born in Santa María del Oro, Durango, Mexico.  In 2014 he won his first ASCAP Latin Music award for his song "Como Un Huracán," interpreted by Los Huracanes del Norte. The single reached the Billboard Top 20 and in 2015, he received two awards for his songs "Así Ya No" and "Sé Que Lloraré." Both singles by La Maquinaria Norteña made the Top 10 of the Regional Mexican genre. 

Yoel Enríquez is a Puerto Rican composer, producer and singer. A two-time Latin Grammy winner and 10-time Latin Grammy nominee, he has also received 14 ASCAP Latin Music Awards. More than 350 of his songs have been recorded by Latin music superstars such as Marc Anthony, Ricky Martin, Chayanne, Laura Pausini, David Bisbal, Juan Luis Guerra, Santana, Sebastian Yatra, Diego Torres, Ha-Ash, Pedro Fernandez , The Original Band El Limón, The Arrolladora Banda El Limón, Los Rieleros Del Norte, La Mafia, Banda Sebastianes, The Plebes Del Rancho, Ulices Chaidez, Víctor Manuelle, Olga Tañón, Gilberto Santa Rosa and El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, among many others in the Pop, Urban, Regional Mexican and Tropical genres. 

Some of Enríquez’s most famous recent hits include "Por Perro" (Sebastian Yatra ft. Larry Over & Luis Figueroa), with more than 250 million views on You Tube; "Nuevo" (Laura Pausini) and "Novo" (Laura Pausini) feat Simone and Simaria; the international Spanish-speaking world hit, "Disparo al Corazón" (Ricky Martin, # 1 on Billboard); "Cambo de Piel" (Marc Anthony, # 1 Billboard); "La Original" (Original Banda El Limón, # 1 Latin Monitor USA); "Si Nos Quedara Mucho Tiempo” (Chayanne, # 1 Billboard) and "Amarte A La Antigua" (Pedro Fernandez, # 1 Monitor Latino USA & Mexico, Top 10 Billboard).

About ASCAP
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a professional membership organization of songwriters, composers and music publishers of every kind of music. ASCAP's mission is to license and promote the music of its members and foreign affiliates, obtain fair compensation for the public performance of their works and to distribute the royalties that it collects based upon those performances. ASCAP members write the world's best-loved music and ASCAP has pioneered the efficient licensing of that music to hundreds of thousands of enterprises who use it to add value to their business - from bars, restaurants and retail, to radio, TV and cable, to Internet, mobile services and more. The ASCAP license offers an efficient solution for businesses to legally perform ASCAP music while respecting the right of songwriters and composers to be paid fairly. With more than 680,000 members representing more than 11.5 million copyrighted works, ASCAP is the worldwide leader in performance royalties, service and advocacy for songwriters and composers, and the only American performing rights organization (PRO) owned and governed by its writer and publisher members. Learn more and stay in touch at www.ascap.com, on Twitter and Instagram @ASCAP and on Facebook.

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