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Published: 6/19/2014

SESAC Latina Music Awards 2014 Recognizes the Best of Contemporary Music at its 20th Anniversary Celebration at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Los Angeles

Top Awards Include: Luciano Luna  for Songwriter of the Year

"Y Te Vas" (Banda Carnaval) for Song of the Year

Dulce María Music for Publisher of the Year

3BallMTY with America Sierra and El Bebeto, Gaby Moreno and Yahir Performed at This Year’s Gala Celebrating the Creativity of SESAC LATINA’s Songwriters and Publishers

Los Angeles, June 19, 2014 - It was a great night for Latin music at the star-studded SESAC Latina Music Awards 2014 annual gala. The rights organization celebrated its 20th Anniversary and the achievements of its members, songwriters, and affiliates at the historic Hyatt Century Plaza in Los Angeles. President of SESAC Pat Collins opened the evening and awards were presented by Trevor Gale, Senior Vice President of Writer/Publisher Relations, J. J. Cheng, Vice President of SESAC Latina,  Celeste Zendejas, Director, and Albert Ramirez III, Associate Director.


 
SESAC Latina’s Songwriter of the Year, which is determined by the chart successes including #1 singles, was awarded to Luciano Luna, whose creations have been recently recorded by artists such as Banda El Recodo, Julion Alvarez , Noel Torres, Hermanos Vega Jr., and others.


 
Song of the Year, a category in which the winner is determined by the duration of their presence on the charts, was awarded to "Y Te Vas", the theme played by Banda Carnaval. Publisher of the Year was Dulce Maria Music, which has a catalog of songs recorded by artists such as Calibre 50 and Banda Carnaval.
 
Mexican superstar Yahir began the evening’s performances, setting a pop-romantic tone, playing acoustic versions of two of his biggest hits. Guatemalan singer/songwriter and Latin Grammy-winner Gaby Moreno’s jazzy pop vocals filled the stage with her infectious and idiosyncratic hit songs. Internationally acclaimed DJ trio 3BallMTY closed the evening with their perfect fusion of Regional Mexican, electronic, and tropical tunes along with their special guests,  America Sierra and El Bebeto.


 
The majority of the categories awarded included songs written by SESAC Latina affiliates that reached # 1 on the charts.
 
Some of the songwriters who won in the Radio Performance Award category include:
 

  • Luciano Luna and Miguel Ángel Romero for “Vas A Llorar Por Mí”, recorded by La Banda El Recodo de D. Cruz Lizárraga

 

  • Rico Love, Earl Hood and Eric Goudy for “Odio”, the hit single from Romeo Santos featuring Drake, which was #1 for 12 weeks

 

  • Edén Muñoz (Calibre 50’s vocalist) for “Ni Que Estuvieras Tan Buena”, performed by Calibre 50

 

  • Luciano Luna for “Me Interesas”, recorded by Noel Torres, and for “Te Hubieras Ido Antes” performed by Julión Álvarez

 

  • Rubén Esli Castellanos for “Mi Último Deseo” by Banda Recoditos

 

  • JBalvin, as songwriter and performer for "6AM." and "Yo Te Lo Dije"

 

  • Cisneros for “Hermosa Experiencia” and “Mi Razón De Ser”, performed by La Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga. 

 
SESAC Latina had a phenomenal year thanks to the creative talent and accomplishments of its affiliated composers and publishers, and their continued presence and top songs on the charts.
 
The songwriters’ accomplishments go beyond airplay charts; their songs were also placed on soap operas including America Sierra’s “Porque El Amor Manda,” which is the theme song of Univision’s primetime soap opera bearing the same name as Sierra’s song.
 
Other songwriters awarded in the Radio Performance Award category, include: Jencarlos Canela, as the songwriter and performer of "I Love It"; Ricardo "Ricky" Muñoz, songwriter, accordionist and singer of Intocable; César Estrada Moreno for "La Fory Fay" performed by Julion Alvarez and Su Norteño Banda; Iloane Rico for "Casi Perfecto" by El Dasa; and Marcos Lorenzo Guzman and Ricardo Orrantia for the smash hit “El Coco No” performed by Roberto Jr. y Su Bandeño, also part of the SESAC Latina family.


 
The winners of this year’s YouTube Music Performance Award include Rayito for “La Noche De Los 2” by Daddy Yankee & Natalia Jimenez and America Sierra’s “Mi Bello Ángel” performed by Los Primos MX.
 
Eden Muñoz (Calibre 50’s vocalist) and Alfonso Flores Arocha won for Song of the Year with “Y Te Vas” (Banda Carnaval) as well as their publishers, Universal Tunes and Dulce Maria Music.
 
After receiving the award for Songwriter of the Year, Luciano Luna thanked SESAC Latina, his colleagues, his family, but most of all, he thanked all the artists that have recorded his songs.

2014 SESAC Latina Awards:

Songwriter of the Year: Luciano Luna

Publisher of the Year: Dulce Maria Music

Song of the Year: “Y Te Vas” – Banda Carnaval
Writers: Alfonso Flores Arocha, Edén Muñoz
Publishers: Universal Tunes, Dulce Maria Music 

Radio Performance Awards:

"Y Te Vas” – Banda Carnaval
Writers: Alfonso Flores Arocha, Edén Muñoz
Publishers: Universal Tunes, Dulce Maria Music 

“Y Ahora Resulta” – Voz de Mando
Writer: Alma Rosario
Publishers: Greatest Hits ARPA, International Matanga Music

“Te Amo (Para Siempre)” – Intocable  
Writer: Ricardo Muñoz
Publisher: Good i Intocable Publishing

“Adivina” – Noel Torres  
Writer: Luciano Luna
Publishers: Del New Music, Gerencia 360 Publisher          
                                                      
“Me Gustabas” – Hermanos Vega Jr. 
Writer: Luciano Luna
Publisher: Trebol Musical Corp  

“Ni Que Estuvieras Tan Buena” – Calibre 50 
Writer: Edén Muñoz
Publisher: Dulce Maria Music 

“Mi Último Deseo” – Banda Los Recoditos                             
Writer: Rubén Esli Castellanos
Publishers: Editorial LGA, Alvani Music Publishing

“La Fory Fay” – Julión Álvarez y Su Norteño Banda  
Writer: César Estrada Moreno
Publishers: KALJA Publishing

“Me Interesas” – Noel Torres                            
Writer: Luciano Luna
Publisher: Gerencia 360 Publisher

“Tu No Tienes La Culpa” – Julión Álvarez y Su Norteño Banda  
Writer: José Luis Zarate
Publishers: KALJA Publishing, Trebol Musical Corp   

“Todo Y Nada” – Los Canarios de Michoacán  
Writer: Alex Rodríguez
Publishers: Divine Songs Publishing, Editora De Ideas

“Mi Razón De Ser” – Banda Sinaloense MS De Sergio Lizárraga   
Writer: Cisneros 
Publishers: 0513 Music, Ferca Songs

“Aquí Estoy” – Calibre 50  
Writers: Armando Ramos, Martín López,
Edén Muñoz
Publisher: Dulce Maria Music

“Vas A Llorar Por Mi” – Banda El Recodo De Cruz Lizárraga   
Writers: Luciano Luna, Miguel Ángel Romero
Publishers: Alvani Music Publishing, Greatest Hits ARPA, Editorial LGA

“El Coco No” – Roberto Junior y Su Bandeño  
Writers: Marcos Lorenzo Guzmán, Ricardo Orrantia Martínez
Publisher: Ferca Songs 

“Borracho De Amor” – Los Buitres de Culiacán   
Writer: Socorro Velasco 
Publisher: AMGMEZA Publishing 

“Vaciando Botellas” – Fidel Rueda   
Writer: Elvia Elisa Celis
Publishers: Best Music Hit Publishing, Songs of Versatil Music 

“El Bueno Y El Malo” – Colmillo Norteño ft. Banda Tierra Sagrada   
Writer: Arturo Valdez
Publisher: Trebol Musical Corp  

“Mi Bello Ángel” – Los Primos MX   
Writer: América Sierra
Publishers: Latin Power Copyright Inc., Editora de Ideas  

“Me He Dado Cuenta” – Martín Castillo   
Writers: Luis Del Villar, Omar Valenzuela 
Publisher: Gerencia 360 Publisher  

“La Doble Cara” – Banda Carnaval   
Writers: Rafael Becerra, Armando Ramos
Publisher: Dulce Maria Music

“Porque El Amor Manda” – América Sierra  
Writer: América Sierra
Publisher: Latin Power Copyright Inc

“Un Animal” – Los Canarios de Michoacán   
Writer: Raúl Nava, Ignacio Antonio Caldera Gastelum 
Publishers: Editora De Ideas, Best Music Hit Publishing

“Nos Acostumbramos” – Los Horóscopos de Durango   
Writers: América Sierra, Luciano Luna
Publishers: Editora de Ideas, Ferca Songs

“La Noche De Los 2” – Daddy Yankee Ft. Natalia Jiménez  
Writer: Rayito
Publisher: EMI Foray Music  

“Yo Te Lo Dije” – J Balvin   
Writer: J Balvin
Publisher: Universal Tunes

“Único” – Joey Montana  
Writer: Joey Montana
Publishers: Flow Con Clase Publishing, EMI Foray Music   

“Te Gusta” – Grupo Treo Ft. Elijah King  
Writers: Danny Daniel Díaz, Jesús Antonio Rondón, David Tome Da Silva
Publishers: Sony/ATV Sinfonia, Treo Productions, Songs of Tome Publishing

“Casi Perfecto” – El Dasa  
Writer: Iloane Rico
Publishers: Sonoro House of Music, Best Music Hit Publishing   

“Scream & Shout” – Will.I.Am Ft. Britney Spears
Writer: Jaylien Wesley
Publisher: Jada Loves Daddys Musik 
 
“I Love It” – Jencarlos Canela
Writer: Jencarlos Canela
Publisher: JenC Music Publishing

“Nos Faltó Hablar” – Intocable
Writer: Ricardo Muñoz
Publisher: Good i Intocable Publishing

Recurrent Radio Performance Award:

“Echa Pa’llá (Manos Pa’rriba)” – Pitbull ft. Papayo
Writers: Manuel “Papayo” Corao, Leo Brooks

“Finally Found You” – Enrique Iglesias
Writer: Jacob Elisha Luttrell
Publishers: LSLX Music, Artist Publishing Group East

“Gangnam Style” – PSY
Writer: Park Jae-Sang
Publisher: Universal Tunes

TV Award:

“Porque El Amor Manda” – América Sierra
Theme song of Univision’s “Porque El Amor Manda”    
Writer:  América Sierra
Publisher: Latin Power Copyright Inc


#1 Awards:

“Ni Que Estuvieras Tan Buena” – Calibre 50
Writer: Edén Muñoz
Publisher: Dulce Maria Music
#1 on Regional Mexican Airplay   11/02/2013  (3 weeks)

“Me Interesas” – Noel Torres
Writer: Luciano Luna 
Publisher: Gerencia 360 Publisher
#1 on Regional Mexican Airplay   12/14/2013  (1 week)

“Vas A Llorar Por Mi” – Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga 
Writers: Luciano Luna, Miguel Ángel Romero
Publishers: Alvani Music Publishing, Greatest Hits ARPA, Editorial LGA
#1 on Regional Mexican Airplay   11/23/2013  (9 non-consecutive weeks)

“Mi Último Deseo” – Banda Los Recoditos
Writer: Rubén Esli Castellanos
Publishers: Editorial LGA, Alvani Music Publishing
#1 on Regional Mexican Airplay   12/28/2013  (1 week)

“Odio” – Romeo Santos Ft. Drake
Writers: Rico Love, Earl Hood, Eric Goudy
Publishers: Rico Love Is Still A Rapper [self-published for Rico], E Hood 
66 Music [self-published for Earl], Grandmas Boy [self-published for 
Eric], EMI Foray Music, W B M Music Corp. 
#1 on Hot Latin Songs    02/15/2014 
#1 on Latin Airplay    02/15/2014
#1 on Latin Streaming Songs   02/15/2014
#1 on Latin Pop Airplay  04/09/2014
#1 on Tropical Airplay 5/10/2014

“Hermosa Experiencia” – Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga
Writer: Cisneros
Publisher: 0513 Music
#1 on Regional Mexican Airplay   03/01/2014

“Te Hubieras Ido Antes” – Julión Álvarez y Su Norteño Banda
Writer: Luciano Luna
Publisher: KALJA Publishing
#1 on Regional Mexican Airplay   03/29/2014  (6 weeks)

“6 A.M.” – J Balvin ft. Farruko
Writers: J Balvin, Carlos Eduardo Contreras
Publisher: Universal Tunes
#1 on Tropical Airplay   04/19/2014 (2 weeks)
#1 on Latin Airplay        05/24/2014

SESAC Latina YouTube Music Performance Awards:

“La Noche De Los 2” – Daddy Yankee Ft. Natalia Jiménez  
Writer: Rayito
Publisher: EMI Foray Music  

“Mi Último Deseo” – Banda Los Recoditos 
Writer: Rubén Esli Castellanos
Publishers: Editorial LGA, Alvani Music Publishing

“Mi Bello Ángel” – Los Primos MX   
Writer: América Sierra
Publishers: Latin Power Copyright Inc., Editora de Ideas

 
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