SESAC REWARDS LATIN MUSIC AT THE 2022 LATINA MUSIC AWARDS

COMPOSER OF THE YEAR:
REGIONAL MEXICAN – EDEN MUÑOZ
POP/LATIN RHYTHM – NICKY JAM

SONG OF THE YEAR:
REGIONAL MEXICAN
THE CASITA“WRITTEN BY EDEN MUÑOZ
POP/LATIN RHYTHM
“YONAGUNI” WRITTEN BY ORLANDO CEPEDA

PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR:
REGIONAL MEXICAN – DULCE MARIA MUSIC LLC
POP/LATIN RHYTHM – SONY SOUNDS

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR:
TROOKO

LOS ANGELES, June 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — SESAC Latin celebrated the global successes of its songwriters and publishers during its SESAC LATIN MUSIC AWARD at the Beverly Hills Hotel. SESAC Latin awarded the most played songs of the year and prestigious awards to its songwriters and affiliate publishers.

The awards ceremony throughout the evening was Celeste Zendejas (Vice President SESAC Latina), Scott Jungmichel (President & COO, SESAC Performing Rights), Sam Kling (Creative Director of SESAC) and Ana Rocha (Senior Manager SESAC Latina). SESAC executives also thanked City National Bank and TNT Agency for their continued support as a sponsor.

Eden Munoz moved back Regional Mexican Songwriter of the Year awards for the hit songs he wrote for Pepe AguilarEl Fantasma, La Arrolladora Banda El Limon by René CamachoCaliber 50 and Banda MS, among others. Nicky Jam moved back Pop/Latin Rhythm Songwriter of the Year prize for the songs he wrote with artists such as J Balvin, Karol G, Natan y Shander, Julián Turizo, Myke Towers and Saga WhiteBlack, and many more.

In the song of the year trophies were awarded to “The Casita” (Regional Mexican) recorded by Banda Ms, written by Edén Muñoz and “Yonaguni” (Pop/Latin Rhythm), recorded by Bad Bunny, written by Orlando Cepeda.

Additionally, Sony Sounds and Dulce Maria Music LLC have been named Publisher of the Year, Pop/Latin Rhythm and Regional Mexican respectively.

The guests were able to attend a musical performance by Yahritza Y Su Esencia, whose soulful vocals and organic sound led them to international fame from an early age. They become a cultural phenomenon in the Mexican genre, breaking records on many platforms and making history with their debut single at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart. Before an incredible performance, Celeste Zendejasvice-president of SESAC Latina proudly announced that he had officially joined the SESAC Latina family.

In addition, two of the composers who have been honored, Luciano Luna and Salvador Apontesurprised audiences with a classic and memorable rendition of some of their hit songs.

Closing the musical presentations of the night, Eden Munoz performed with his new concept as a soloist, delighting the crowd with several songs from his repertoire with his unique and passionate musical talents.

Finally, the Producer of the Year award went to Trooko, a multiple GRAMMY award-winning producer who has bridged the gap between Latin music and American pop through collaborations with major artists like Beyoncé and Residente. Some of his best-known projects include his collaboration with Lin-Manuel Miranda on “The Hamilton Mixtape” and the Netflix documentary Residente.

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About SESAC PRO
SESAC Enforcement Rights Organization is the second oldest PRO in the United States. It improves licensing efficiency for music users and improves value for its affiliated authors, publishers and composers by providing fast and efficient royalty collection and distribution. SESAC PRO represents over 30,000 songwriters and film composers from a wide range of genres, including artists such as Adele, Burna Boy, Christopher Beck, Rosanne Cash, David Croby, Neil DiamondBob Dylan, Lalah HathawayNicky Jam, Kesha, Gabriel MannREM and many others. SESAC music group is a music licensing leader and innovator administering public performing, mechanical and other rights through SESAC PRO and its affiliates including Harry Fox Agency, Rumblefish and Mint Digital Services. SESAC Music Group has offices in New York, Nashville, Los Angeles, Londonand Munich.

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