ASCAP Latin Music Awards Premiere Today Across All Social Media Platforms: Latin Music Superstars, Prominent Producers and the Genre’s Hottest Songwriters Join in Three-Day Virtual Celebration July 7-9
July 7, 2020
Bad Bunny Is ASCAP Songwriter of the Year
Romeo Santos Is Songwriter/Artist of the Year
Daddy Yankee ft. Snow “Con Calma” Is Song of the Year
Universal Music Publishing Group Named Publisher of the Year
Kobalt Songs Music Publishing Honored as Independent Publisher of the Year
NEW YORK, July 7, 2020 – ASCAP (The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers), today announces the winners of the most performed songs of the past year in Latin music via its @ASCAPLatino and @ASCAP social media platforms. The innovative virtual format, which generated record social media participation for ASCAP’s Pop and Screen Music Awards last month, opens the event so that fans, friends and peers can join in the online celebration.
Bad Bunny is named ASCAP Songwriter of the Year; Romeo Santos captures Songwriter/Artist of the Year; “Con Calma” by Daddy Yankee ft. Snow receives the Song of the Year Award; Universal Music Publishing Group is awarded Publisher of the Year award and the Independent Publisher of the Year award goes to Kobalt Songs Music Publishing.
Starting today at 10:30 AM ET and concluding July 9, exclusive photos and videos from Latin music’s top stars, songwriters, producers and publishers will be revealed throughout the day via Instagram, Twitter and Facebook on @ASCAPLatino and @ASCAP with the hashtags #ElPremioASCAP and #ASCAPAwards. The virtual event, hosted by Greeicy Rendón and Mike Bahia, will also include special performances and appearances by: Marc Anthony, Descemer Bueno, Pedro Capó,
Desmond Child, Jhay Cortez, Darrell, Natalia Lafourcade, Lunay, Silverio Lozada, Rudy Pérez, Julio Ramírez (del grupo Reik), Alexander Rangel, Mauricio Rengifo, Piso 21, Carlos Vives and Sebastián Yatra, among other music creators. The complete list of winners is available on the ASCAP website: www.ascap.com/latinawards20.
ASCAP Chairman of the Board and President Paul Williams introduced this year’s ASCAP Latin Music Awards, saying “Latin music – your music – is some of the most popular music in the world. That’s because its rhythms, passion, honesty and deep love for both tradition and transcending borders speaks to all of us – no matter what language we speak.”
In support of its 2020 Latin Music Awards, ASCAP will present related programming on Thursday, July 9 at its free, ongoing weekly virtual conference for music creators, ASCAP Experience: Home Edition. Alexandra Lioutikoff, President Latin America and US Latin of Universal Music Publishing Group, ASCAP Latin Music Publisher of the Year, will appear in conversation with Billboard’s Leila Cobo; and Grammy-winning, two-time ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Claudia Brant will join Loren Medina, owner of Guerrera Marketing & PR, for a discussion about Brant’s life and career in music.
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 790,000 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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